Common Council Meeting – March 16, 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

6:00 pm. Special Informational Meeting

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - March 16, 2015 (1.9 MiB, 764 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, Resolution R15-22, introducing and setting public hearing for 36 North Clover Street development project.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-23, approving an RFP for Pershing Avenue.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-24, approving the designation of 204 Church Street as an historic landmark.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-15-1, removing Handicapped Parking at 544 Main Street.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-15-2, adding two Handicapped Parking Spaces at 13 South White Street.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, Inc, a presentation regarding Center Revitalization.
    2. FROM KEN KEARNEY, a presentation regarding the proposed development of a property on the corner of Main Street and Bridge Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the implementation of the vacant property bond ordinance.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, a communication regarding the requirement of live-in Superintendent for apartment buildings of six or more units.
    5. FROM DOUGLAS GOR, a notice of property damage sustained on February 24, 2015.
    6. FROM JAMES L. ALEXANDER, a notice of personal injury sustained.
    7. FROM FREDERICK A. FROST, a notice or property damage sustained on February 2, 2015.
    8. FROM HONORIO RODRIGUEZ, a notice of intent for El Bracero, Inc., to renew their Liquor License.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – March 10, 2015

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

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda -March 10, 2015 (30.1 KiB, 216 hits)

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10th, at 6:30 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

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

II.        PUBLIC HEARINGS & DELIBERATIONS:

File #   2015 – 002

Address:                      90 Wilbur Boulevard

Variance Type:           Area – Allow 8’-4” side yard where 15 feet are required.

Project Proposal:       Addition to kitchen.

Zoning District:          R-1

Applicant:                   James Liberati Construction Inc.

SEQR:                         Type II – Exempt

File #   2015 – 003

Address:                      337 Main Street

Variance Type:           Use – allow conversion of existing building to include 2-bedroom apartment where max 1-bedroom apartments are allowed.

Project Proposal:       Renovate existing building to provide retail on 1st floor and 1-one bedroom and 2-two bedroom apartments on second and third floors.

Zoning District:          C-2

Applicant:                   Jay Diesing, RA, Mauri Architects, PC

SEQR:                         Unlisted

File #   2015 – 004

Address:                      90 Market 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:                         Type I

File #   2014-020

Address:                      1 Dutchess Avenue

Variance Type:           Area – Allow 18.1 foot yard where 24.63 feet are required.

Area – Allow less than required 2/3 height of building separation.

Parking – Allow 430 on-site spaces where 636 are required.

Project Proposal:       New mixed use development with 300 residential units and 13,800 square feet of commercial space.

Zoning District:          W

Applicant:                   The O’Neill Group Dutton, LLC

SEQR:                         Unlisted

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Water Main Repair on Austin Court

The City of Poughkeepsie Water Department will be repairing a water main leak on Austin Court on Friday, March 6th 2015 between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. 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. Once the water has been restored, residents should run their water until it is clear if the water appears to be cloudy.

For additional information about the repairs, please call DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111.

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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, 3,274 hits)

  RFB Addendum 1: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (45.0 KiB, 436 hits)

  RFB Addendum 2: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (50.1 KiB, 370 hits)

  RFB Addendum 3: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (44.9 KiB, 253 hits)

  RFB Addendum 4: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (45.0 KiB, 248 hits)

  RFB Addendum 6: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (46.1 KiB, 161 hits)

  RFB Addendum 7: General Contractor Services to Lead Upgrade to Various City Parks (140.0 KiB, 259 hits)

*Addendum #5  was not issued. 

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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, 1,675 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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