Common Council Meeting – August 25, 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 (map).

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 & Packet - August 25, 2014 (1.4 MiB, 270 hits)

Common Council Agenda – August 25, 2014

5:45 p.m. Presentation by PACE Land Use Center regarding Poughkeepsie Main Street Economic Development Strategy

  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, Resolution R14-60, setting a public hearing and introducing an Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-61, approving an Easement with Central Hudson.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-13, parking change to include permit parking on Lafyette Place.
    2. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD,Ordinance O-14-15, amending Section 9-34 of the City Code entitled “Effect of non-compliance with any section under this chapter”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM KEN KEARNEY,a presentation regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation on the 2015-2019 Capital Plan.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Public Hearing – September 2, 2014 5:45 p.m.

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 Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:45 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 proposed amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”

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Position Available: Director Of Social Development

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Director of Social Development (Salary $50,000) Management position, 35 hour week position with full benefits which includes health insurance, paid dental/optical, vacation, sick and personal leave.

This position is the liaison between the City and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and acts as the grant writer and grants administrator for the city’s community planning and development grants.  The incumbent advises the Mayor and  City Administrator on policy initiatives that meet community needs.  This position is responsible for the city’s use of federal funds in compliance with federal regulations, including:  implementation and oversight of public services, housing, and infrastructure programs sponsored or sought by the city under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home programs and other grants that may become available to the city.  The position involves policy and program analysis and implementation as they apply to community planning, contract administration, community relations, and grants management.  A person in this position will be required to know, understand, interpret and execute pertinent state and federal directives and regulations.  Work is performed under general supervision and guidance of the City Administrator.  This position supervises subordinate clerical staff. Continue reading

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Public Notice: Federal Transportation Program Application

The City of Poughkeepsie is requesting Capital and Operating Federal Funds in the amount of $1,581,000 under Section 5307 and the Surface Transportation Program of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Funding in the amount of $1,581,000 is to be used as reimbursement of Preventive Maintenance, from January 1, through December 31, 2015. These funds will also be used as reimbursement of Operating funds for January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 expenses. Additionally, these funds will be used for the purchase of two Hybrid Electric buses to replace two diesel fuel buses once they have passed their useful life.

Project Description         Federal       Local/State       Total
Operating Assistance             $ 340,000    $340,000      $ 680,000
Preventive Maintenance       $ 169,000     $ 42,250        $ 211,250
Bus Replacement                    $1,072,000    $268,000    $1,340,000
Total                                       $1,581,000   $650,250   $2,231,250

A copy of the application is available for viewing during business hours, 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday-Friday at City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Comments will be accepted at this address for thirty days, attn: Karen Sorrell. This program of projects becomes the final program of projects if not amended. Comments and or request for a public hearing must be received by 4:30pm, September 11, 2014. If requested a public hearing will be held.

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Common Council Meeting – August 18, 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 (map).

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 & Packet - August 18, 2014 (4.8 MiB, 1,028 hits)

Common Council Agenda – August 18, 2014

6:00 p.m. Presentation by Ken Kearney regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES: 
    1. Common Council Meeting of May 5, 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 COMMISSIONER OF ASSESSMENT TAYLOR, Resolution R14-55, adopting the 2014 Adjusted Base Proportions.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-56, support resolution for the LED Lighting project.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-57, approving the application for FTA grant.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Resolution R14-58, setting a public hearing for proposed amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hours Convenience Stores”.
    5. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-59, authorizing the Mayor to execute a municipal undertaking with NYS Department of Transportation.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-14, amending Section 13-126 entitled Permit Parking Districts to include South Avenue from Montgomery Street to Franklin Place in the District 1.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM MCGRATH REALTY, INC. a presentation regarding the proposed supermarket on Crannall Street.
    2. FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HESSE AND FIRE CHIEF JOHNSON, a communication regarding the reallocation of 2013 CDBG funds
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, an update on the parking meters.
    4. FROM RICHARD AND LISA LAMBERT, a notice for Backstreet Pub, located at 103 Parker Avenue to renew its Liquor License.
    5. FROM MICHAEL TISSIERA, a notice of claim sustained on July 26, 2013.
    6. FROM VERNON MURRAY, a notice of property damage sustained on May 15, 2014.
    7. FROM JUNE M. TACINELLI, a notice of property damage sustained on July 2, 2014.
    8. FROM NELL MALLEN, a notice of property damage sustained on June 24, 2014
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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CHG&E Service Replacement Schedule

In an effort to improve reliability, service, and performance of our natural gas distribution system, Central Hudson has undertaken an intensive service replacement program. All service replacements require CHG&E to dig in the street to the gas main and install a new service line from the street to the building wall. Gas meters are also relocated from the inside of the building to the outside.

The work schedule for this week is:

  • August 11th- Complete Replacement at 40 Meyer Ave
  • August 12th- Complete Replacement at 32 Meyer Ave
  • August 13th- Complete Replacement at 34 Meyer Ave
  • August 14-15th- Restoration and Cleaning work area

For questions about the service replacement schedule, please contact the Central Hudson Customer Call Center at (845) 452-2700.

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Bus Route Notice: Detour on Northside Route (August 12)

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014,  the Northside bus route will make a detour over Smith Street to Creek Road. The detour is necessary due to road paving on Salt Point  Turnpike, between Innis Avenue and Hudson Avenue.

If you have any questions about the detour, please contact the Bus Service Department at (845) 451-4118.

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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – August 12, 2014

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CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

TO:                  City of Poughkeepsie Zoning Board of Appeals

FROM:            Greg W. Bolner, P.E.
Clark Patterson Lee, Planning Consultant

SUBJECT:      August 12, 2014 ZBA Agenda

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

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 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.

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New 9/11 Memorial Park to be Created in The City of Poughkeepsie

The groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Poughkeepsie’s new 9/11 Memorial park is set for the morning of September 11 on its proposed site, next to City Hall.

The Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie has secured two beams from the World Trade Center which will be installed in the park.

This park will eventually include an area to sit and reflect on the beams, surrounded by a bricked area with benches. Under the trees, on both sides of the beam installation, will be tables and benches where local workers and visitors can have lunch, congregate, and enjoy the bustle of downtown.

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Rendering of the 9/11 Memorial

The City of Poughkeepsie as well as local businesses, including Healey Chevrolet, DCH Toyota, and Mid-Hudson Subaru have pledged time, talent, and resources to complete phase one of this project.

Two other local companies, Tinkelman Associates and Globe Industries, have designed the layout of the park and the beams’ construction.

“This is a wonderful community project to commemorate a very important part of our nation’s history. Many lives were lost that day and we are fortunate enough to be able to honor those heroes.  I am delighted that the City of Poughkeepsie could be part of this and that the City’s residents and visitors will be able to take part in this memorial and enjoy the beautiful space to be created,” said Mayor John C. Tkazyik.

Should you have any questions or wish to become a sponsor, please contact Randy Ross of the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie at 914-489-5189.

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Position Available: Deputy Building Inspector (Part Time)

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Salary: $22,859.20

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

Incumbents in this class work as a deputy to a Building Inspector II.  This position is responsible for reviewing and approving or disapproving plans and specifications for simple structures submitted with applications for local building permits.  Duties include inspecting buildings both erected and under construction or repair for compliance with approved plans and specifications, the Uniform Fired Prevention and Building Code, zoning and plumbing ordinances and the Multiple Residence Law.  The Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code provides a minimum level of safety coverage for New York State and includes standards on building construction, fire prevention, housing maintenance, manufactured housing and handicapped access.  The class differs from that of Building Inspector I, II or III in that the duties involve reviewing less complex applications, performing simpler building inspections and by less supervisory responsibility.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a Building Inspector I, II or III.  Direct supervision may be exercised over technical and clerical assistance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EITHER:          (A)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with an Associate’s degree in engineering, architecture or building science;

OR:                  (B)       Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years work experience in building construction;

OR:                  (C)       An equivalent combination of the training and experience as indicated in (A) and (B) above.

NOTE:      Full-time work experience as a qualified municipal building or plumbing inspector or as an assistant municipal building or plumbing inspector or as a zoning administrator or an assistant zoning administrator may be substituted for the above work experience or education requirement on a year-to-year basis. (APPLICANT MUST BE APPOINTED FROM CIVIL SERVICE LIST.   PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL AND DRUG TESTING IS REQUIRED.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  AUGUST 13, 2014

Apply to:

Personnel Department
City of Poughkeepsie
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601

The City of Poughkeepsie is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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