Fall Leaf Collection Schedule – 2014

The Department of Public Works will begin collecting loose leaves from the curb on Monday, November 3, 2014.  To eliminate the early leaf piles, the department plans to have leaf crews in all eight wards of the City, every workday of the week up to November 24th.  Beginning Monday November 24th, leaf crews will concentrate in City Wards with higher tree populations.

Please have loose leaves raked out to the curb beginning November 1st and ending on the date listed below.  The last day for raking loose leaves to the curb, for vacuum truck collection service, is as follows:

  • Monday, November 3rd: 1st Ward & 2nd Ward
  • Monday, November 10th  3rd Ward & 5th Ward
  • Monday, November 17th:   6th Ward & 7th Ward
  • Monday, November 24th: 4th Ward & 8th Ward

During the month of October and after the above dates, residents should place their loose leaves and brush in paper yard debris bags or trash containers (free of garbage) and place them at the curb for collection.

DPW will have a separate truck collecting the leaves, placed in paper yard debris bags and trash containers (free of garbage), every Wednesday of the week beginning November 5th to December 24th 2014.

LEAF SEASON REMINDERS:

  • Please rake leaf piles out to the curb or out to the end of the pavement. Do not place loose leaves in the street. Please keep the storm drains clear and free of loose leaves.
  • Hired landscapers should be made aware of the above dates and should be informed that the City has an ordinance prohibiting the blowing and/or piling of leaves in the street.  Contracted landscapers hired by property owners should haul away leaves and debris collected.
  • When loose leaves and yard debris are bagged, only biodegradable paper bags can be used.  NO PLASTIC BAGS.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (845) 451-4111 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION.

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Holiday Schedule – Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day)

  • City Hall is closed
  • All City Bus routes are suspended
  • Transfer Station is closed
  • Trash & Recycling pick-up is suspended
    • Trash & Recycling pick-up resumes on next scheduled day

Friday, November 28

  • City Hall is closed
  • City Court is open
  • All City Bus routes running on a Saturday schedule
  • Transfer Station is closed
  • Trash & Recycling pick-up is suspended
    • Trash & Recycling pick-up resumes on next scheduled day

Saturday, November 29

  • City Hall is closed
  • City Bus routes follow the normal Saturday schedule
  • Transfer Station is closed

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 2,621 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 966 hits)

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Shoppers Special Bus Route – Out of Service

Due to mechanical issues, the Shopper’s Special Bus Route will be out of service today, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, and until further notice.

For alternate service to destinations along the suspended route, please visit the Dutchess County LOOP website. For additional information about City Buses, please call the City Bus Dispatcher at (845) 451-4118

 

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One Dutchess Avenue Park Presentation

Members of the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board are scheduled to meet with a Park Planner at the One Dutchess Avenue site (Dutton) today, Tuesday, November 18. The Park Planner will give a brief presentation at 6pm at City Hall (Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor) on the initial thoughts regarding the proposed plans for the park submitted by the O’Neill Group.

For additional information about the Planning Board, please contact the Planning Department.

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City of Poughkeepsie Transit Hub Selected for Prestigious Award

The judges in the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition have selected Urban Engineering’s entry, Design of City of Poughkeepsie Transit Hub, for a 2015 ACEC New York (American Council of Engineering Companies of New York) Silver Award in the category of Transportation.

The concept and 30% design work was done in-house by the City’s Engineering Department.  The final design team was led by Urban Engineers.  Wiley Engineering, the Clarient Group and QPK Design were sub consultants.

The construction contract was awarded to Arold Construction.  Electrical subcontractor, Mannino Electric completed the electrical and IT portion of the project.  Construction administration and oversight was provided by Urban and the City Engineering Department.

Mayor John C. Tkazyik said, “I am so proud of our City staff who worked tirelessly to complete this important project.  It has become an integral part of our City’s infrastructure and will be extremely instrumental in the continuation of Main Street’s Revitalization.  The fact that the City’s work was recognized in such a prestigious way is a testament to our dedication of serving the public.”

Project Highlights:

In 2013, a new Transit Hub opened in the City of Poughkeepsie’s downtown, to facilitate transportation connections within the City, the surrounding Hudson Valley and Northeastern US Region. The Hub facility fosters and strengthens Poughkeepsie’s role as a regional hub, and serves a myriad of transportation users including local residents, professionals, students and tourists.  In addition to bus stops, the Hub also includes service monitors, passenger shelters and other amenities. It serves approximately 150 buses daily, including those for the City of Poughkeepsie Transit, Dutchess County LOOP, Ulster County Area Transit and various private bus routes in the Region. Travelers can easily transfer between buses, or connect to Poughkeepsie’s rail station nearby.  Project goals included upgrading from the previous older, more crowded facility, with improvements including:

  • Efficient bus route drop off and pick up
  • Customer amenities
  • Provision of transit information
  • Ease of intermodal transfers
  • Ease of vehicular, pedestrian, and taxi access
  • Safety and security of these connections
  • Aesthetically pleasing environment
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Planning Board Special Meeting: One Dutchess Avenue

The City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will hold a special meeting to discuss the One Dutchess Avenue (Dutton) Project on Monday, November 24, 2014, beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (3rd Floor). The meeting is open to the public.

For questions about the Planning Board, please contact the Planning Department.

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Planning Board Meeting – November 18, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on November 18, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall. All Planning Board meetings are open to the public. Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

  Planning Board Agenda - November 18, 2014 (39.1 KiB, 118 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
November 18, 2014
7:00pm

6:00pm – One Dutchess Avenue Park Presentation

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

218 MAIN STREET – PLACE OF WORSHIP

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to a house of worship; Applicant: Mark Raphael; Grid #6062-84-985115; Zoned C-2; File #2014-042

55 N CLINTON STREET – 8 UNIT MULTI-FAMILY SITE PLAN

Amended Site Plan regarding change in use of existing building to 8 unit (4 Studio & 4 1-Bedroom) multi-family dwelling; Applicant: Donato Germmati; Grid#6162-71-288157; Zoned R-4; File #2014-047.

68 GERALD DRIVE UNITS E-3 & E-4 – AMENDED SITE PLAN

Amended Site Plan regarding addition of a deck and expansion of a deck attached to existing building; Applicant: Phillip F. Behr; Grid#6062-82-718017 & 718020; Zoned R-6; File #2014-049.

38 N CLINTON STREET – PROPOSED COMMUNITY RESIDENCE 

Site Plan and special permit review regarding amended site plan to increase the community residence for veteran housing from 20 to 26 Single Rooms.  Applicant: Wulf Lueckerath; Architect: Kim Martelli; Grid # 6162-79-261120; Zoned R-4; File#2014-050.

6 N CLINTON STREET – PROPOSED AUTO REPAIR AND SALES 

Site Plan and special permit review regarding site plan for change in use to Auto repair and sales.  Applicant: John Stofa; Architect: Liscum McCormack Van Voorhis, LLP; Grid # 6162-79-252067; Zoned C-3; File#2014-000.

724 MAIN STREET – PROPOSED AUTO SALES 

Site Plan review regarding change in use to Auto sales.  Applicant: John Stofa; Grid # 6162-79-252067; Zoned C-3; File#2014-000.

127 WINNIKEE AVENUE – GROCERY/DELI SITE PLAN

Site Plan review regarding proposed Grocery/Deli.  Owner: Enoc Coronel; Applicant: H&Y Brothers II; Grid #6162-80-422050; Zoned R-4; File #2013-077.

SIGNS & FACADES

472 MAIN STREET – KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN SIGNS 

Sign review regarding internally illuminated wall sign and internally illuminated menu order board.  Owner: Robert Jankovics; Representative: Quicksigns; Grid # 6162-79-261008; Zoned C-3; File#2014-053 & 054.

140 SOUTH AVENUE – STUCCO FAÇADE  

Facade review regarding change from vinyl siding to Stucco.  Applicant: Paul Porco;   Grid # 6061-44-950728; Zoned C-3; File#2014-000.

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Common Council Meeting – November 17, 2014

Common Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Free parking is available under City Hall for those arriving before 8:00 p.m. Enter the parking garage from the westbound arterial highway. For additional information, contact the City Clerk, at (845) 451-4225.

All Common Council meetings are webcasted live at: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/cop/

Once completed, the meetings are archived on the site for later viewing.

Common Council Agenda

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - November 17, 2014 (12.0 MiB, 574 hits)

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
  3. READING OF ITEMS by the City Chamberlain of any resolutions not listed on the printed agenda.
  4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:  Three (3) minutes per person up to 45 minutes of public comment on any agenda and non-agenda items.
  5. MAYOR’S COMMENTS:
  6. CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS:
  7. MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, SEQRA Resolution R14-70, and Sale Resolution R14-71  un-numbered vacant lot on Church Street
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-72, acceptance of a gift of real property for 204 Church Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-73, approving a transfer of 2007 CDBG funds.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL VALK, Resolution R14-74, introducing a Local Law amending the sign ordinance to allow the Building Inspector to approve certain signs.
    5. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-75 adopting a Determination of Significance: Negative Declaration for LL-14-4.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Local Law LL-14-4, amending Chapter XIX, Article III of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances entitled District Regulations and Map.
    2. FROM COUNCILMEMBER PETSAS, Ordinance O-14-22, amending Section 13-175 entitled Stop Signs adding a Stop Sign at Delafied and Spruce Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Local Law LL-14-5, approving to over-ride the tax cap.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM NATHANIEL ALMEIDA, a communication regarding The Ambassador Program.
    2. FROM SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT RALPH COATES, YVONNE FLOWERS AND TYRELL BENNERMON, a communication regarding the Student Athlete Basketball Program.
    3. FROM ROCCO FUNICIELLO, a notice of property damage sustained on October 22, 2014.
    4. FROM RAYMOND GLASGOW, a notice of property damage sustained on July 13, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Public Hearing: Tax Cap Override

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Charter and Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie, Administrative Code, Section 14.04, a Common Council Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building/City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed Local Law LL-14-5, to override the tax cap.

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Holiday Schedule – Veterans Day

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Tuesday, November 11, 2014:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on a Saturday schedule. Full service resumes Wednesday, November 12.
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup on Tuesday. Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday. Yard Debris pickup is suspended for Wednesday.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 2,621 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 966 hits)

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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – November 12, 2014

The attached agenda contains items to be considered at the next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

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The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12th, at 7:30 p.m., at City Hall, third floor, Common Council Chambers, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Consultant at (845) 451-4021

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER:

PUBLIC HEARINGS & DELIBERATIONS:

File #   2014 – 011

Address:                40 S Hamilton Street
Variance Type:          Use – allow rental of 10 rooms by the resident family where not more than 2 rooms are allowed to be rented.
Project Proposal:       10 room spiritual retreat center with 10 rooms in the Existing Building.
Zoning District:        R-4
Applicant:              Pam Rodelli
SEQR:                   Unlisted

File #   2014 – 017

Address:                218 Main Street
Variance Type:          Use – allow place of worship on the ground floor.
Project Proposal:       Change of use to place of worship on the ground floor of an Existing Building.
Zoning District:        C-2
Applicant:              Mark Raphael, Poughkeepsie Properties LLC
SEQR:                   Unlisted

File #   2014 – 018

Address:                55 N Clinton Street
Variance Type:          Area – Allow 5.5 foot side yard where 15 feet are required. Allow 16.3 foot front yard where 20 feet are required. Allow no usable open space where 2,000 sqr feet are required.
Project Proposal:       Change in use to 8 unit apartment building.
Zoning District:        R-4
Applicant:              Donato Gemmati
SEQR:                   Type II – Exempt

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