Hydrant Flush on Meyer Avenue

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Meyer Avenue, today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2015.  The hydrants will be opened for an extended period of time to be monitored by City personnel.  Addresses local to the area may experience low water pressure and slight water discoloration.  Any questions can be directed to City of Poughkeepsie Water Department at (845) 451-4111.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Planning Board Meeting – June 16, 2015

The Planning Board will meet on June 16,  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

June 16, 2015  – 7:00pm

  Planning Board Agenda - June 16, 2015

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 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.

Planning Board will open and adjourn meeting until July 21, 2015.

20-72 VASSAR FARM LANE – ART GALLERY 

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.

278-288 MAIN STREET – MULTI-FAMILY RES. / COMMERCIAL  

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.

7 SOUTH CLINTON STREET – RESTAURANT  

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.

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

MAPLE STREET – MULTI-FAMILY AGENCY GROUP HOME

Site Plan regarding development of a Multi-Family Agency Group Home.

Applicant: Robert Baxter; Engineer: Berger Engineering and Surveying, PLLC  Grid # 6161-25-504927; Zoned C-2A  File#2015-006.

178 MAIN STREET – MIXED USE ARTIST LOFTS AND RETAIL

Site Plan and Special Permit regarding Mixed-Use development with 10,000 sf retail, 2,000 sf restaurant, and 72 Artist Lofts; Applicant: Kearney Realty Development; Morris Associates: Grid # 6062-76-942131; Zoned C-2; File#2013-028.

284 SOUTH AVENUE – CENTRAL HUDSON ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

Amended Site Plan regarding addition of storage buildings and pole barn at existing facility; Applicant: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation; Representative: Swartz Architecture, D.P.C.; Grid # 6061-52-887531; Zoned I-2; File#2013-029.

 SIGNS & FACADES

600 MAIN STREET – COURTESY CAR WASH  SIGN   

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

227 MILL STREET – THE ITALIAN CENTER   

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

File#2015-015.

691 MAIN STREET – SIGN   

Sign review regarding non-illuminated awning sign.  Applicant: Mohammad Aljamal; Grid # 6161-25-545893; Zoned C-2A; File#2015-023.

Removed from agenda (Outstanding Building Permit violations)

104-106 SMITH STREET – FAÇADE    

Façade review regarding storefront modifications to building.  Applicant: Jeff Johnson; Grid # 6162-71-373169; Zoned C-1; File#2015-024.

47 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA – ALLSTATE SIGNS   

Sign review regarding six signs, 1 non-illuminated free standing sign, 2 internally-illuminated wall signs, and 3 window signs.  Applicant Representative: Lite Brite Signs; Grid # 6162-69-061166; Zoned C-2; File#2015-025, 026 & 027.

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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of June 15, 2014

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 – June 15, 2015

  • Wilson Boulevard
  • Hooker Avenue from Wilson Boulevard to Osbourne Road
  • Mildred Avenue
  • North Randolph Avenue
  • Beechwood Terrace
  • Underhill Avenue
  • South Cherry Street from Glenwood Avenue to Hooker Avenue

Tuesday –June 16, 2015

  • Hooker Avenue from South Grand Avenue to Oakwood Boulevard
  • Oakwood Boulevard
  • Parkwood Boulevard
  • Woodland Avenue

Wednesday – June 17, 2015

  • Hooker Avenue/Adriance Avenue to South Hamilton Street
  • Adriance Avenue
  • Loockerman Avenue between Adriance Avenue and Platt Street
  • Platt Street
  • Barnard Avenue
  • Dwight Street
  • Crescent Avenue

Thursday – June 18, 2015

  • DeGarmo Place
  • Circular Road
  • Hooker Avenue between DeGarmo Place & Osborne Road
  • Whitehouse Avenue between Osborne Road & Adriance Avenue INCLUDING the service drive
  • Osborne Road
  • Loockerman Avenue between Barnard Road & Yates Avenue
  • West Winding Road
  • Gaskin Road
  • Willow Bend

Friday- June 19, 2015

  • Baker Street (Between Worrall Avenue and Grand Avenue)
  • Hoffman Avenue
  • Grand Avenue from Main Street to Fulton Avenue
  • Grubb Street
  • Worrall Avenue from Baker Street to Forbus Street
  • Fulton Avenue
  • Forbus Street from Worrall Avenue to Daniels Court
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Common Council Meeting – June 15, 2015

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

  Resolution R-15-43: Proposed Zoning Amendment to C-2

  Common Council Agenda & Packet (Amended) - June 15, 2015

  Common Council Agenda Addendum - June 15, 2015

5:00pm: Presentation from Michael de Cordova

5:30pm: Public Hearing regarding proposed zoning amendment for C2A zoning district, limiting height of buildings on zero lot lines.

  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 ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, Resolution R15-46, approving the renaming of Main Street from North Waters Street to the Dead-End in honor of John Flowers.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-47 setting public hearing for the abandonment of High Ridge Road Ext.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-48, approving the refunding of bonds.
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-49, issuing Home Rule request message for the alienation for 36 North Clover Street.
    5. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, setting a public hearing for the proposed designation of 59 Montgomery Street as a historic landmark.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM POLICE CHIEF KNAPP, a communication regarding an application funding from the U.S. Department of Justice under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, FY 2015 Local Solicitation.
    2. FROM GAS LAND PETROLEUM, A Presentation regarding the proposed development of a portion of the Academy Street Lot.
    3. FROM SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BULLOCK, a communication regarding the 2015 CDBG Action Plan.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, a Communication regarding proposed amendments to the Police Towing Ordinance.
    5. FROM JOHN L. DAVIS, JR., a notice or property damage sustained on May 19, 2015.
    6. FROM RICHARD E. MIGNAULT, a notice of claim dated May 27, 2015.
    7. FROM MAROUKIS, INC., a notice of intent for Tony’s Sub to renew their Liquor License.
    8. FROM SCOPE (Shooter’s Committee on Political Education), a presentation regarding the Proposed Ordinance for Mandatory Storage of Firearms: The Negative Impact Upon Lawful Resident Gun Owners.
  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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Main Street Economic Development Strategy Presentation

Dear Poughkeepsie Resident,

We’d like to thank the Poughkeepsie residents who were able to come out on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to participate in the Main Street Economic Development Strategy discussion. We had some great input, suggestions, and advice from you. As we said in our remarks, it has been a pleasure working in the City. We thank you for your continued time and consideration to this project. For those that were unable to attend, please find the PDF of the presentation below.

Sincerely,
Kevin Dwarka and Tiffany Zezula
Land Use Law Center

  Main Street Economic Development Strategy Presentation - June 3, 2015

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RFP: Contract Operations, Maintenance & Management Services to the Wastewater Treatment Facility

The City of Poughkeepsie is requesting proposals from qualified firms capable of
providing full contract operations, maintenance and management services to the
City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, as defined under the Scope of Services
section.

Interested firms are requested to submit proposals that comply with the information contained in this Request for Proposal (RFP). Three (3) copies of the proposal will be accepted no later than June 17 2015, at 2:30 p.m. and should be addressed to:

Purchasing Agent
City of Poughkeepsie
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

The City of Poughkeepsie officially distributes bidding documents from the Office
of the Purchasing Agent, the City of Poughkeepsie website, www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com or through the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group’s Regional Bid Notification System. Copies of bidding documents obtained from any other source are not considered official copies.

Only those vendors who obtain bidding documents from the Purchasing Office,the City of Poughkeepsie website, or the Regional Bid Notification System will be sent addendum information, if such information is issued. If you have obtained this document from a source other than the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Office, or the HVMPG Regional Bid Notification System it is recommended that you obtain an official copy. You may obtain an official copy by registering on the HVMPG Regional Bid Notification System at www.empirestatebidsystem.com or by visiting www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

  RFP: Contract Operations, Maintenance, and Management of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities for the City of Poughkeepsie

  RFP: Contract Operations, Maintenance, and Management of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Addendum #1

  RFP: Contract Operations, Maintenance, and Management of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Addendum #2

  RFP: Contract Operations, Maintenance, and Management of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Addendum #3

  RFP: Contract Operations, Maintenance, and Management of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Addendum #4

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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The City of Poughkeepsie will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, July 4th at dusk (approx. 9:20pm).  The best places to view the show are from Waryas Park (free)The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required).

Waryas Park will be closed to vehicles beginning at 2pm on Saturday, July 4th.

Free parking is available in all municipal lots during the event. On-street metered parking is free. Handicap parking is available in the small lot on Main Street, adjacent to Waryas Park and River Station.

Rain Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of June 9, 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.

Tuesday –June 9, 2015

  • Whittier Boulevard
  • Wilmot Terrace Between Whittier Boulevard and Grand Avenue
  • Mitchell Avenue Between Grand Avenue and Ruppert Road
  • Ruppert Road
  • South Grand Avenue Between Hooker Avenue to and including Grand Avenue Extension
  • Arnold Boulevard at Grand Avenue
  • Mitchell Avenue Service Drive at #1 Mitchell Avenue

Wednesday – June 10, 2015

  • Beechwood Avenue
  • Saint Simeons
  • Santa Anna Drive
  • Morehouse Road
  • Justamere Lane
  • Tamidan Road
  • Lilling Road

Thursday – June 11, 2015

  • Wilbur Boulevard at Miller Road
  • Miller Road
  • Wantaugh Avenue
  • Walnut Hill Road
  • Keith Place
  • Lynbrook Road
  • Bellmore Drive
  • Merrick Road
  • Hewlett Road

Friday – June 12, 2015

  • South Randolph Avenue (Between Ferris Lane and Dead End)
  • Alden Road
  • Linden Road
  • Wilmot Terrace (Between Linden Road and Whittier Boulevard)
  • Thornwood Drive
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Public Hearing: Zoning Amendment to the Central Commercial District (C-2)

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, June 15, 2015 at 5:30 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 Zoning Amendment to the Central Commercial District (C-2) Regulating Height of Buildings”. There will be a presentation held at 5:00 p.m. prior to the public hearing regarding the proposed changes.

  Resolution R-15-43: Proposed Zoning Amendment to C-2

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Shopper’s Special Running as Scheduled

Update: The Shopper’s Special is back in service as of this morning, Friday, June 5, 2015. 

Due to mechanical issues, the Shopper’s Special route is out of service until further notice.

While the Shopper’s Special is out of service, The Main Street route will be covering pickups and dropoffs at Adams Fairacre Farms on Route 44 between the hours of 9:00am and 12pm.

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: http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/departments/dpw/busservice

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