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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Update: Upcoming Snowstorm Procedures – Nov 26, 2014

Update: Procedures for Upcoming Snowstorm in City of Poughkeepsie

In anticipation of the snowstorm, whichever side of the street you are parked legally on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, please continue parking on that same side through Saturday, November 29, 2014 to facilitate the clearing of snow by the Department of Public Works. Also, remember to shovel your fire hydrants.

Please note that due to the holiday, there is no garbage pick-up on Thursday or Friday. The City of Poughkeepsie Transfer Station is closed on Saturday.

On Friday, November 28, 2014, City buses will run on a Saturday schedule.

Please check the city’s website at www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com and other media outlets for updates and a possible snow emergency declaration.

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Snow Information, Policies & Procedures

Snowfall and Snow Emergency information is available for download below. The downloads include Public Works snow removal policies & procedures, Snow Emergency guidelines, Snow Emergency routes and maps, and Fire Hydrant clearing instructions.

When shoveling snow from sidewalks and driveways, please refrain from dumping snow into any roadway. Consider helping your elderly neighbors, or those with medical conditions, by shoveling out the hydrant or sidewalk in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

Residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow from fire hydrants and sidewalks on or near their property. Cleared fire hydrants allow the Fire Department quick access to the hydrant during emergency situations. Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.

Downloads

  Snowfall & Snow Emergency Information (871.0 KiB, 3,103 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,263 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.4 MiB, 1,826 hits)

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Galleria Bus – Out of Service

Due to mechanical issues, the Galleria Bus will be out of service 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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November WAC Meeting Cancelled

The November 25th, 2014 Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next WAC meeting Will be scheduled for January 2015.

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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 normal 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, 2,691 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 992 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. The Main Street bus will service Adams until Shoppers is back in service.

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, 161 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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