Planning Board Meeting – May 19, 2015

The Planning Board will meet on May 19,  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

May 19, 2015 – 7:00pm 

  Planning Board Agenda - May 19, 2015



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.

Planning Board will open and adjourn meeting until June 16, 2015.


Site Plan review regarding change in use to 6 Unit Apartment.  Applicant: Wulf Luecherath; Grid # 6062-84-960084; Zoned R-4A; File#2014-063.

Planning Board will open and adjourn meeting until June 16, 2015.


Site Plan approval for commercial storage/warehouse with ambulance and medical services in existing building.  Applicant: Peldor Realty LLC; Architect: Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLC; Grid # 6162-79-292095; Zoned R-4; File#2015-011.



Site Plan and Special Permit approval for the conversion of 5,600 sf of existing space to an art gallery.  Applicant: Vassar College; Engineer: LRC Group;

Grid # 6161-84-910090; Zoned R-D; File#2015-016.


Site Plan and Special Permit re-approval with amendments of proposed 19 apartment units and 10,940 sf Commercial space in existing building.
Applicant: Kirchner Realty, Inc.; Architect: Aryeh Siegel, Architect;

Grids #s 6162-77-059084, 062084, 065083, 060075, 068081; Zoned C-2; File#2015-017 & 018.


Amended Site Plan regarding addition to existing restaurant.

Applicant: Robert Baxter; Engineer: Berger Engineering and Surveying, PLLC  Grid # 6162-69-096151; Zoned C-2  File#2013-020.


Site Plan approval for restaurant use in existing building. Applicant: Thomas Schirripa; Architect: Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis; Grid # 6161-23-258990; Zoned C-3; File#2015-021.



Sign review regarding internally-illuminated free standing sign.  Applicant: Manik Rahman; Grid # 6161-24-458907; Zoned C-2A; File#2015-005.


Sign review regarding internally-illuminated free standing sign.  Applicant: Representative: Gloede Neon Sign Ltd.; Grid # 6162-69-007206; Zoned O-R;



Sign review regarding externally-illuminated free standing sign.  Applicant: Visual Concepts, Jeff Herzlinger; Grid # 6161-56-485491; Zoned C-1;



Façade review regarding modifications to building front.  Applicant: Porto Heli LLC; Grid # 6162-77-070081; Zoned C-2; File#2015-022.

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Traffic Advisory for Monday, May 11, 2015

In anticipation of a large turn out from the public safety community for the services for Firefighter Timothy Gunther, it will be necessary to put the following restrictions into effect, beginning at 9:00am on Monday, May 11:

  • Main Street from Hamilton Street to Columbus Drive (Arterial) will be closed to vehicular traffic.
  • Market Street from Church Street (East Arterial) to Main Street to Mill Street (West Arterial) will be closed to traffic.
  • Columbus Drive between Main Street and Mill Street (West Arterial) will be closed to traffic.

Parking will be banned in those areas.  This area will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the attendees have been cleared from the area.  The public should plan on this until approximately 12:00pm, though certain areas may open earlier depending on crowd size.

The bus terminal on Columbus Drive will be closed to all traffic from 9:00am to 1:00pm. All buses (both County and City) will be operating from Market Street between Church Street and Cannon Street.

Attending fire departments are requested not to send fire apparatus to the service unless they have been already designated to be part of the service.

Parking for attendees is available in the Pine Street lot (36 Pine Street for GPS-Pine St. entrance). This lot runs between and Pine Street and Laurel Street next to Rinaldi Blvd.  Shuttle buses will be available to transport attendees to the Civic Center site.

The Financial Deck main entrance will be closed during this period and anyone who normally parks there will also need to access it form the Garden Street entrance.

Lastly, the Access Road on the south side of the Financial Plaza Deck, which runs between the Bus Terminal and Garden Street, will also be blocked off.  Any media needing space for a larger vehicle will be directed to stage in this area.

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Firefighter Timothy Gunther Funeral Service – Monday, May 11, 2015

Calling Hours

The wake for Firefighter Timothy Gunther will be held at McHoul’s Funeral Home, Rte. 82 Hopewell Junction, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  Uniform of the day is Class A.  Black badge band and white gloves are required.  Retirees are also welcome to wear their Class A’s.

Funeral Service

A full Line of Duty Death funeral service will be held at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, on Monday, May 11, 2015 at approximately 10:00am.  Uniform of the day is Class A.  Black badge band and white gloves required.  Retirees are also welcome to wear their Class A’s.

It is recommended that firefighters begin assembling no later than 9:00 AM in front of the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

Transportation & Parking for Service

Parking is available in the parking lot across from Shadows Restaurant on Rinaldi Blvd. Shuttle buses will begin running from there at approximately 8:45 AM.  This parking lot can also accommodate buses. If full, an overflow lot will be available. Additional parking is available at various locations throughout the downtown area.

Any personnel who arrive by Metro-North, it is a short 4 block walk straight up Main St. to the Civic Center.

There is a limited number of free rooms available at three local hotels for any uniformed personnel who require overnight lodging. For the rooms, additional transportation needs or general questions, please contact George Cacchione, President L596 at (845) 656-3915.

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ZBA Meeting Cancelled – May 12, 2015

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting scheduled for May 12, 2015 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next ZBA meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2015.


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Public Information Meeting: Creek Road Intersection Improvement Project

The City of Poughkeepsie will be holding a public information meeting to discuss the intersection improvement project, PIN 8757.82 – Creek Road at Smith Street and Little George Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County.  The open meeting will be held from 5:45 pm until 6:30pm on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at the Poughkeepsie City Hall.

This Public Information Meeting is part of the continuing effort by The City of Poughkeepsie, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input into transportation projects.  The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies.

If any special accommodations will be required to facilitate your participation in the meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (845) 451-4200 For further information on the project, please contact HVEA Engineers at (845) 838-3600.

Written comments on the project should be forwarded to:

HVEA Engineers
560 Route 52 – Suite 201
Beacon, NY  12508
Attn: Jack Gorton, Project Engineer

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Shopper’s Special Bus Route Out of Service on Friday, May 8th

The Shopper’s Special bus route will be out of service on Friday, May 8th.

For alternate service to destinations along the suspended route, please visit the Dutchess County LOOP website.

For additional information about the City of Poughkeepsie Bus System, please visit:

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Water Main Repair: Bement Ave. at Cottage St.

The Water Department is repairing a water main break on Bement Avenue at Cottage Street. Residents in the area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. The Water Department has opened up hydrants in the area to relieve the water pressure in order to make the needed repairs. The water service will be restored once the repairs are made. Once the repairs are made, residents may report cloudy water and should be instructed to run the water until it is clear. If you have any questions or concerns please call DPW Dispatch at 845-451-4111.

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Waterfront Advisory Committee – May 11, 2015

Waterfront Advisory Committee
May 11, 2015 – 6:00pm
Common Council Chambers – 3rd Floor – City Hall

  WAC Agenda - May 11, 2015



The Common Council is considering the adoption of a Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy and has requested that the WAC provide a determination of consistency with the LWRP prior to adopting the Draft Strategy.  A presentation will be made by John Clarke, Dutchess County Planning prior to the WAC consideration of determination of consistency.

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RFP: City Hall Roof Replacement

  RFP: City Hall Roof Replacement

Beginning immediately, sealed proposals are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie for the City Hall Roof Replacement as set forth in the specifications prepared by the City of Poughkeepsie.

Bidding Documents including Bidding Requirements and Contract Documents may be obtained at The City of Poughkeepsie, 1st Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. Official bid copies may be advertised and/or obtained on the following website:

A pre-bid meeting will be conducted at the site. Interested parties shall meet on the First Floor Lobby at City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. EDT

Sealed proposals for City Hall Roof Replacement will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, until 2:30 p.m. on June 17, 2015 at City Hall. All bids must be made upon and in accordance with the form of proposals and attached specifications and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes marked:

PROPOSAL FOR RFP-COP 05-15-01: City Hall Roof Replacement

All bids received pursuant to this notice will be publicly opened and read.

This Contract consists of the replacement of the Roof at City Hall. Prevailing Wage applies to this contract.

Specifications and Contract are subject to provisions of Chapter 605, Laws of the State of New York of 1959, Section 103-A of the General Municipal Law.

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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of May 4, 2015

This notice is to all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie who utilize City water –

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear; use caution when doing white laundry-it is recommended that you should wait a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48)  hour period after the testing has been completed in the vicinity of your neighborhood.

Monday- May 4, 2015

  • Marian Avenue
  • Kimball Road
  • Saint Anne’s Road
  • Ferris Lane
  • South Randolph Avenue
  • Elmwood Avenue

Tuesday- May 5, 2015

  • Thurgood Marshall Terrace (109 Delafield Street)
  • Talmadge Street
  • Duane Street
  • Gifford Avenue
  • Verazzano Boulevard
  • Brookside Avenue
  • Hoffman Street at Talmadge Street
  • Washington Street at Fallkill Place

Wednesday- May 6, 2015

  • Orchard Place
  • Washington Street from Bain Avenue to Gifford Avenue
  • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to North Hamilton Street
  • Fairview Avenue from Parker Avenue to the City Line
  • Morton Street

Thursday- May 7, 2015

  • Marshall Street
  • Garden Street Between Parker Avenue and Mansion Street
  • Zimmer Avenue
  • Elm Place
  • Balding Avenue
  • High Street

Friday- May 8, 2015

  • Mansion Street from North Hamilton Street to Garden Street
  • Catherine Street Between Mansion Street and Mill Street
  • Crannell Street
  • North Hamilton Street Between Main Street and Mill Street
  • Mill Street from North Hamilton Street to Vassar Street
  • Columbus Drive from Mill Street to Main Street
  • Garden Street Between Mill Street and Main Street
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