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

  Snow Emergency Route Map (200.8 KiB, 4,292 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,713 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.3 MiB, 2,733 hits)

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Water Leak on Austin Court

Over the next few days the Water Department will be investigating a water leak on Austin Court. During this time residents in the area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure.

For additional information, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111

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RFB: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks

Sealed bids are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie for General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks; Bid No. RFB-COP 01-15-01, as set forth in drawings and specifications prepared by City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works.

Bids will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, c/o Purchasing Agent, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 until 2:30 pm on March 18, 2015 after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in the third floor Common Council Chambers, with the contract being awarded as soon as practicable thereafter.

It is the intent of the City of Poughkeepsie, hereinafter referred to as The City, to enter into an agreement for a General Contractor (GC) for service work to include but not limited to, materials, equipment, installation, sealcoating, signs, repairs and related work. All questions must be submitted in writing via fax at 845-451-4103, email: cgent@cityofpoughkeepsie.com, or mail by close of business March 13, 2015.

Prevailing Wage Rates apply. See PRC# 2015000759 for additional details.

  RFB: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (9.9 MiB, 1,773 hits)

  RFB Addendum 1: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (45.0 KiB, 234 hits)

  RFB Addendum 2: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (50.1 KiB, 162 hits)

  RFB Addendum 3: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (44.9 KiB, 14 hits)

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Water Main Repair: Hooker Avenue at South Cherry Street

The City of Poughkeepsie Water Department is operating water valves and repairing a water main leak in the area of  Hooker Avenue at South Cherry Street. Residents in this area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. Once the repairs are made the water will be restored. If the water is cloudy once restored, residents should run the water until it is clear.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the City of Poughkeepsie Water Department at (845) 451-4111

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Verizon Phone Lines Back in Service

Update: Verizon phone lines are back in service at this time. 

Verizon is currently experiencing technical difficulties with their phone lines and are working to solve the problem. Land lines and some cell phones are experiencing connection problems in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Rockland and Putnam Counties.

If you dial your local seven digit number for police, fire or ambulance services, you may not get through at this time.

If you cannot contact your local emergency response personnel by their local seven digit phone number, please dial 911 for assistance.

Verizon is working to solve this issue as soon as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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Common Council Meeting – March 2, 2015

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

Parking is available under City Hall. 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 - March 2, 2015 (5.6 MiB, 1,188 hits)

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Common Council Meeting of October 6, 2014
  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, Resolution R15-17, approving the settlement of a Tax Certiorari proceeding for 140 Main Street.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-18, regarding the redevelopment of vacant properties located at 21 Hooker Avenue, 36 Gifford Avenue, and 263 Church Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-20, authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Dutchess County Loop for Dial a ride Transportation Services.
    4. FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN AND CHAIRMAN PETSAS, Resolution R15-21, requiring the publication of information with regard to boards and committees.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding the implementation of the vacant property bond ordinance.
    2. FROM CARDINAL ASSETS, a presentation on rehabilitation projects undertaken in the City of Poughkeepsie.
    3. FROM MAYOR TKAZYIK, March 2015 Annual Financial Report.
    4. FROM KLEIN VARBLE & ASSOCIATES, P.C., a notice of personal injury sustained on November 12, 2014.
    5. FROM DARLENE SALINAS, a notice of property damage sustained on February 10, 2015.
    6. FROM COUNCILMEMBER MALLORY AND COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN, a communication regarding the Council’s support of the State Campaign Finance Reform Bill.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
    1. EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Council anticipates a motion to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation.
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Water Main Repair: North Clinton Street

The Water Department is repairing a water main leak on North Clinton Street. North Clinton Street, between Parker Avenue and Oakley Street, is closed while repairs are made. Residents in the area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. Once the repairs are made, the water will be restored. Work zones are in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated.

For additional information, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111

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February WAC & HDLPC Meetings Cancelled

The February 24th Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting and the February 25th Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission  (HDLPC) meeting have been cancelled. There are no applications to be considered at this time.

For additional information about the WAC or HDLPC, please contact the Planning Department.

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Water Main Repair: North Clinton Street

The Water Department is repairing a water main break on North Clinton Street between Parker Avenue and Oakley Street. Residents in the area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. The water will be restored once the repairs have been  made. Please note, the southbound lane has been closed at Parker Avenue at North Clinton Street. Emergency vehicles will be accommodated.

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Water Main Repair: Mitchell Avenue

The Water Department is repairing a water main break on the service drive at the rear of 35 Mitchell Avenue. Residents on Mitchell Avenue and Wilbur Boulevard may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. Once the repairs are made, the water will be restored.

For additional information, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111

 

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Planning Board Meeting – February 18, 2015

The Planning Board will meet on February 18, 2015 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 - February 18, 2015 (37.4 KiB, 124 hits)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. 40 S HAMILTON STREET – 10 BEDROOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to 10 bedroom spiritual retreat; Applicant: Gil Zingaro; Grid#6161-22-162944; Zoned R-4; File #2014-046.

2. 218 WINNIKEE AVENUE – PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP CLUB
Site Plan and special permit review regarding change in use to Membership Club. Applicant: Generations LLC; Architect: Liscum McCormack Van Voorhis, LLP; Grid # 6162-72-496154; Zoned R-4; File#2014-060.

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

3. 10 GRAND STREET – PROPOSED 4 UNIT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Site Plan review regarding change in use from 3 unit to 4 unit residential property.

4. 90 MARKET 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 #6062-84-983001; Zoned C-2; File #2014-000

5. 337 MAIN STREET – PROPOSED MIXED USE
Site Plan review regarding proposed unit apartment and 3,694 sf retail. Applicant: Jay Diesing, RA, MAURI Architects PC; Grid # 6162-77-120074; Zoned C-2; File#2015-001.

SIGNS & FACADES

6. 4 S CLINTON STREET – BEN DELI AND GROCERY SIGN & FAÇADE
Sign and Façade externally-illuminated projection sign and awning. Applicant: Michael Rossi; Grid # 6162-78-243002; Zoned C-2; File#2014-061.

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