Common Council Meeting – November 17, 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.

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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - November 17, 2014 (12.0 MiB, 599 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, SEQRA Resolution R14-70, and Sale Resolution R14-71  un-numbered vacant lot on Church Street
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-72, acceptance of a gift of real property for 204 Church Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-73, approving a transfer of 2007 CDBG funds.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL VALK, Resolution R14-74, introducing a Local Law amending the sign ordinance to allow the Building Inspector to approve certain signs.
    5. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-75 adopting a Determination of Significance: Negative Declaration for LL-14-4.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Local Law LL-14-4, amending Chapter XIX, Article III of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances entitled District Regulations and Map.
    2. FROM COUNCILMEMBER PETSAS, Ordinance O-14-22, amending Section 13-175 entitled Stop Signs adding a Stop Sign at Delafied and Spruce Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Local Law LL-14-5, approving to over-ride the tax cap.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM NATHANIEL ALMEIDA, a communication regarding The Ambassador Program.
    2. FROM SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT RALPH COATES, YVONNE FLOWERS AND TYRELL BENNERMON, a communication regarding the Student Athlete Basketball Program.
    3. FROM ROCCO FUNICIELLO, a notice of property damage sustained on October 22, 2014.
    4. FROM RAYMOND GLASGOW, a notice of property damage sustained on July 13, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Public Hearing: Tax Cap Override

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 Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00 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 the proposed Local Law LL-14-5, to override the tax cap.

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Holiday Schedule – Veterans Day

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Tuesday, November 11, 2014:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on a Saturday schedule. Full service resumes Wednesday, November 12.
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup on Tuesday. Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday. Yard Debris pickup is suspended for Wednesday.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 2,668 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 986 hits)

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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – November 12, 2014

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

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda - November 12, 2014 (29.1 KiB, 140 hits)

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 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

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER:

PUBLIC HEARINGS & DELIBERATIONS:

File #   2014 – 011

Address:                40 S Hamilton Street
Variance Type:          Use – allow rental of 10 rooms by the resident family where not more than 2 rooms are allowed to be rented.
Project Proposal:       10 room spiritual retreat center with 10 rooms in the Existing Building.
Zoning District:        R-4
Applicant:              Pam Rodelli
SEQR:                   Unlisted

File #   2014 – 017

Address:                218 Main 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:                   Unlisted

File #   2014 – 018

Address:                55 N Clinton Street
Variance Type:          Area – Allow 5.5 foot side yard where 15 feet are required. Allow 16.3 foot front yard where 20 feet are required. Allow no usable open space where 2,000 sqr feet are required.
Project Proposal:       Change in use to 8 unit apartment building.
Zoning District:        R-4
Applicant:              Donato Gemmati
SEQR:                   Type II – Exempt

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Bus System Notice: Shopper’s Special Route 44/55 Detour

Due to the NYSDOT construction project on Route 44/55, the Shoppers Special will be detouring around this area. The Vassar College stop will not be picked up at the regular location. Riders are asked to walk to the corner of Fulton Ave. and Raymond Ave. From there, you will be able to catch the Shopper’s Special or Main Street buses. The routes will return to the regular schedule once the construction is completed.

If you have any questions about the City of Poughkeepsie Transit System, please call (845) 451-4118.

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Halloween Tips for Parents & Homeowners

Halloween Tips for Parents

  • Make sure costumes fit well and that they are short enough to prevent tripping.
  • Consider using hypoallergenic make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct your child’s vision.
  • Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Make certain that costumes are flame-retardant.
  • Trick-or-treaters should have a flashlight with fresh batteries.
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children; older kids should trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Set a time when your children should be home and know what route they plan to take.
  • Remind your children not to enter strange houses or cars. Children should not approach homes where the front lights are not turned on.
  • Remind your children to stay on the sidewalk and not cut across yards or through alleys; remind them to cross streets only at corners and never from between parked cars.
  • Do not allow your children to consume their treats until they have checked by an adult at home. Throw away any unwrapped or spoiled items. Give any candy that could be a choking hazard (such as hard candies) to older children.

Halloween Tips for Homeowners

  • Clear your yard and sidewalk of any obstacles or decorations that may be hard to see in the dark. Check around your property for flower pots, low tree limbs, garden hoses or anything that may be hazardous to young children rushing through the neighborhood.
  • Keep your home well lit, inside and out.
  • Always keep Jack O’ Lanterns and hot electric lamps far away from drapes and decorations, and out of the way of young children and pets.
  • Consider keeping pets confined in an area of the house where they will not be in the way or become frightened by the increased activity.
  • The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will be dispatching extra patrols for Halloween and Mischief Night. Report any suspicious or criminal activity immediately by calling 451-4000, or 911 in case of an emergency.
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Common Council Meeting – November 3, 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.

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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - November 3, 2014 (1.7 MiB, 435 hits)

  Common Council Agenda Addendum - November 3, 2014 (32.7 KiB, 171 hits)

Common Council Chambers
Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 p.m.

5:45 pm Public Hearing regarding proposed 2015 Budget

  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 COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN AND PETSAS, Resolution R14-66, requiring the publication of information with regard to boards and committees.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-68, introducing Local Law LL-14-5, and setting a public hearing to override the tax cap.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CHAIRMAN MALLORY, Ordinance O-14-17, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-21, approving the rezoning of an unnumbered Maple Street parcel (Tax Map Number 6161-25-504927) from C-2A/R4 to R-4.
    3. FROM CHAIRMAN MALLORY AND COUNCILMEMBERS HERMANN AND PERRY, Ordinance O-14-22, amending Chapter 6, Section 36 entitled Abandoned-Vacant Properties, requiring the posting of a bond.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding amendments to the Building Code.
    2. FROM COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS GENT, a communication regarding the proposed changes to the snow emergency route on Mill Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the proposed changes to the Hawking and Peddling Ordinance with regard to Market Street.
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding proposed sale of 36 North Clover Street.
    5. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a communication regarding the LED Lights.
    6. FROM EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, a notice of property damage sustained on September 3, 2014.
    7. FROM GERSON GOLDMAN, a notice of property damage sustained on March 7, 2014.
    8. FROM GEICO ASO NELL A. MALLEN, a notice of property damage sustained on June 24, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Waterfront Advisory Committee – October 28, 2014

Waterfront Advisory Committee Agenda
October 28, 2014
6:00pm

  WAC Agenda - October 28, 2014 (36.5 KiB, 240 hits)

ACTION FOR COMMON COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

1. WATERFRONT TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

The Common Council is considering a establishment of the Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District (WTOD) to allow for waterfront development in the area near Main Street as shown on the attached map.

2. 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

OTHER BUSINESS

3. UPDATE OF STATUS OF DUTTON DEVELOPMENT

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Public Hearing: Preliminary 2015 Budget

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 Monday, November 3, 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 the preliminary 2015 Budget.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 471 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 5,736 hits)

 

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44/55 Eastbound Work Begins Oct. 27 – Potential Traffic Congestion

Phase I of the New York State Department of Transportation’s bridge maintenance will take place near the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie line on the Eastbound arterial from Monday, October 27, 2014 until Monday, November 10, 2014.  All lanes will close and motorists are advised to follow the detours posted by the New York State Department of Transportation.  Phase II construction details will be forthcoming.

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