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, 132 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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Holiday Schedule: Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 16, 2015)

In observance of Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 16, 2015), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • Routes normally scheduled for Monday collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 17th. Tuesday collection routes will be picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday, February 18th.
    • Yard Debris collection remains closed through the season.
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Common Council Meeting – February 17, 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 & Packet - February 17, 2015 (6.5 MiB, 617 hits)

Common Council Agenda

Chairman’s Response to the Mayor’s 2015 State of the City Address

  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:FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-17, approving the settlement of a Tax Certiorari proceeding for 140 Main Street.
  8. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-15, amending the budget to provide for two full time bus drivers.
  9. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-16, approving an application for and financing of the Clean Water Projects relative to the Meyer Avenue and Pine Street pump station.
  10. 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.
  11. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, Resolution R15-19, approving amendments to the police departments tow rotational list regulations.
  12. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  13. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
  14. FROM ENTERPRISE FLEET PROGRAM, a presentation regarding the replacement/maintenance of lightweight and midsize vehicles of the city.
  15. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a Communication regarding proposed amendments to the parking ordinance to provide for permit districts on Main Street, Davis Place and Rinaldi Blvd.
  16. FROM MICHAEL L. REED, a notice of intent to renew the Liquor License for Noah’s Ark, located at 135 Mill Street.
  17. FROM EL PATRON NY FOODS, LLC, a notice of intent for 411 Main Street to obtain a Liquor License.
  18. FROM JUAN JOHNSON, a notice of property damage sustained on November 2, 2014.
  19. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  20. NEW BUSINESS:ADJOURNMENT:
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Snow Emergency Lifted: Tuesday, February 10, 12:00am

The Snow Emergency declared on Monday, February 9th will be lifted on Tuesday, February 10th at 12:00am.

City Buses will be running a regular schedule on Tuesday, February 10th.

Sanitation & Recycling collection remains on a staggered schedule. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015.

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Snow Emergency Declared – Begins Monday, February 9 at 9:00am

A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at 9:00am, Monday, February 9, 2015.  The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. Updates on the Snow Emergency will be available on this website, all City social media and local media outlets.

Mayor John C. Tkazyik would like to take the opportunity to remind City residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a “Snow Emergency” is declared.

City Bus Service

City Bus Service is cancelled for Monday, February 9, 2015 . Service will resume Tuesday, February 10.

Sanitation & Recycling Collection 

Sanitation & Recycling is cancelled for Monday, February 9, 2015.  Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, February 11.

Snow Removal

Residents and business owners must clear sidewalks in front of and adjacent to their residences and businesses, as required by the City ordinance.  Placing snow into any roadway is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Please comply with all parking regulations for your street.

Clearing Snow from Hydrants

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.

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.

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,730 hits)

Snow Emergency Routes

During a “Snow Emergency,” vehicles are required to be removed from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route. The City is also encouraging those who do not live along a snow emergency route to relocate their vehicles to City Municipal lots during the storm to facilitate clean-up. Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may be parked in a City of Poughkeepsie municipal parking lot that is open to the public, free of charge, during a declared snow emergency.  Vehicles that are parked on snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency are subject to ticketing, towing, or impounding at the vehicle owner’s expense.  If your vehicle is towed, an impound fee must be paid prior to it being released.  Instructions for release can be obtained by calling the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at (845) 451-4000.  Vehicles should not be parked on snow emergency routes until the snow emergency is cancelled.  Snow emergency routes can be found below. Please check the website for updates throughout the storm.

Designated Snow Emergency Routes:

    • Mill Street from Civic Center Plaza to Dongan Square Park
    • Academy Street from Main Street to North-South Arterial Highway
    • Beechwood Avenue from Ferris Lane to City line
    • South Cherry Street from Main Street to Hooker Avenue
    • Civic Center Plaza from Mansion Street to Main Street
    • North Clinton Street from Mansion Street to Route 44/55, westbound
    • Columbia Street from North-South Arterial Highway to Lincoln Avenue
    • North Clover Street from Mill Street to Main Street
    • South Clover Street from Main Street to Union Street
    • Ferris Lane from Hooker Avenue to Beechwood Avenue
    • Grand Avenue from City line at Main Street to Hooker Avenue
    • North Hamilton Street from Parker Avenue to Main Street
    • South Hamilton Street from Main Street to Livingston Street
    • Hooker Avenue from South Hamilton Street to City line
    • Jefferson Street, Route 44/55 to Lincoln Avenue
    • Lincoln Avenue from Montgomery Street to Livingston Street
    • Main Street from Hudson River to City line at Grand Avenue
    • Mansion Street from Smith Street to North Clinton Street
    • Market Street from Main Street to Montgomery Street
    • Montgomery Street from Lincoln Avenue to South Hamilton Street
    • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to City line
    • Reade Place from South Avenue to Young Street
    • Smith Street from City line to Clinton Square
    • South Avenue from Montgomery Street to North-South Arterial Highway
    • Washington Street from City line to Main Street
    • Wilbur Boulevard from Hooker Avenue to City line

  Snow Emergency Route Map (200.8 KiB, 4,313 hits)

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February ZBA Meeting Cancelled

The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 is cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next meeting of the ZBA is scheduled for March 10, 2015 at 6:30pm.

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Street Closings for Snow Removal – Begins February 5, 2015 at 4:00pm

The City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works has advised that effective today, Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. through Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. the following streets below will have No Parking due to snow removal:

  • Dean Place
  • Carroll Street
  • Franklin Street between Carroll and Hamilton & between South Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.
  • Gifford Avenue
  • Duane Street

Signs and flyers will be posted and distributed during the day and at least one Traffic Officer will be assigned to the area to assist DPW with having cars moved or towed. If needed, residents can utilize the Chance Parking Lot from the above times at no charge per the City Parking Department.

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Street Closings for Snow Removal – Begins February 4, 2015 at 4:00pm

The City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works has advised that effective today, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. the following streets below will have No Parking due to snow removal. Signs and flyers were posted and distributed during the day and at least one Traffic Officer will be assigned to the area to assist DPW with having cars moved or towed. If needed residents can utilize the Chance Parking Lot from the above times at no charge per the City Parking Department.


The following streets are effected:
1) Union St. from Columbus Drive to S. Clover St.
2) Delano St.
3) Grand St.
4) S. Bridge St
5) S. Perry St.

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Suspect in Animal Abuse Case Surrenders to Police

On December 28, 2014, at 7:56 a.m. a man was videotaped beating a dog in Pulaski Park near Talmadge Street. The man and the dog were gone when City of Poughkeepsie Police officers arrived. Since that day the members of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department have worked relentlessly to identify and locate the man and the dog.

The man has been identified as THEOPHILUS J BURKE, a 37-year-old Brooklyn man, and the dog has been identified as BURKE’s dog “GIZMO”. GIZMO is described as being a two- to three-year-old small white dog, possibly a Maltese. A Dutchess County Court arrest warrant has been filed against BURKE charging him with Animal Cruelty.

On January 29, 2015, Detective Sergeant John Zeltmann and Detective Garth Mason recovered GIZMO at an address in Brooklyn, New York. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted in this by members of the NYPD’s 67th and 69th Precincts. GIZMO was transported back to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department. GIZMO appears to be healthy, but is being checked out by a Veterinarian. GIZMO will be sheltered at a local facility until the Court case is resolved.

On February 3, 2015 THEOPHILUS J BURKE turned himself into City of Poughkeepsie Police. He was booked and is being held pending his arraignment in front of Judge Foreman in County Court at 3:00 p.m. today.

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Snow Emergency Lifted: February 3, 2015 at 8:30am

The Snow Emergency declared on Monday, February 2 has been lifted as of 8:30am today, February 3, 2015.

City Transit is running on a regular schedule.

Sanitation & Recycling collection is running on a staggered schedule. Monday routes will be picked up today. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

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