Holiday Schedule – Columbus Day (Monday, October 13)

In observance of Columbus Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, October 13, 2014:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule. Shopper’s Special route suspended. Service resumes Tuesday, October 14.
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup on Monday.
    • Monday’s routes will be picked up on Tuesday, October 14.
    • Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday, October 15.
    • Yard Debris Pickup is suspended for Wednesday, October 15.
Posted in bus, City Hall, Holiday | Tagged | Leave a comment

Contact Registration for City Businesses

Businesses located within the City of Poughkeepsie can register their emergency contact information with the Police & Fire Departments. Contact registration allows public safety dispatchers to contact business owners in the event of an emergency. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department are in the process of updating the local business contact listings so that we may better serve the public, including local business owners.

The update process with be conducted in conjunction with the Marist College internship program operated by the Police Department. Interns will be walking from store to store acquiring relevant data. They will have City of Poughkeepsie ID cards and a copy of this letter.

We can only complete this lengthy process with the cooperation of you, our area businesses.  Should you have any questions about the persons collecting the data, you can confirm this through CPPD Headquarters at (845) 451-4000.

Online Registration

An online form for data collection is also available. To register online, please visit the Business Contact Registration page.

Posted in Fire, Police | Leave a comment

ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – October 14, 2014

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

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda - October 14, 2014 (28.5 KiB, 238 hits)

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 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




File #   2014 – 011

Address:                      40 S Hamilton Street

Variance Type:           Use – allow rental of 10 rooms b y 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

Posted in Zoning Board of Appeals | Leave a comment

Pulaski Day Celebration – October 12

There will be a Pulaski Day celebration in the City of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 12, 2014 beginning at noon.  The celebration includes a parade that begins at the Italian Center (227 Mill St.) and goes through Mansion St., N. Bridge St., Main St., N. Clover St., Mt. Carmel Pl., Delafield St., Hoffman St., Bain Ave., and ends at Pulaski Park on Washington St.  There will be a laying of a wreath on the monument and brief remarks from invited guests.  After the ceremony, the celebration continues at the Italian Center with dancing to the music of Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men from 2pm-6pm Admission is free, food, and beverages will be available for purchase.  In the event of rain, all festivities will be held at the Italian Center beginning at 1pm.

For more information, contact the City of Poughkeepsie Mayor’s Office at (845) 451-4073.

Posted in Events | Leave a comment

RFP: Transit Service Vehicle

  Bid Package: Transit Service Vehicle (1.0 MiB, 733 hits)

Beginning immediately, sealed bids are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie (“The City”) for One (1) New 2015 model year Utility Service Vehicle – Freightliner 108SD Diesel Truck or approved equal , as set forth in drawings and specifications prepared by City of Poughkeepsie DPW Department.

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 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 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. All mailed bids will be sealed and distinctly marked “Proposal for RFB-COP-09-14-01”: Transit Utility Service Vehicle.

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. The contract contains special monthly reporting procedures as required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

Posted in RFB/RFP | Leave a comment

October HDLPC Meeting Rescheduled

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 22 has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 23. For additional information about the HDLPC, please contact the Building Department at (845) 451-4007.

Posted in HDLPC, Meeting Announcements | Leave a comment

Common Council Meeting – October 6, 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:

Once completed, the meetings are archived on the site for later viewing.

Common Council Agenda

Monday, October 6, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
5:30 Presentation by Kevin Dwarka regarding Waterfront Transient Oriented District (WTOD) 

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - October 6, 2014 (1.9 MiB, 389 hits)

  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.
    1. FROM CHAIRMAN MALLORY, Ordinance O-14-17, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-18, establishing a permit district on Delano Street.
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 19 regarding signage.
    2. FROM SEDORE & COMPANY, a presentation regarding the 2013 Sedore Audit.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a communication regarding the revenue that was generated from each parking meter location along with the possible relocation of certain parking meters.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL VALK, a communication regarding the amendments to the graffiti ordinance.
    5. FROM GERSON GOLDMAN, a notice of claim.
    6. FROM OVERTON MURDOCK, a notice of property damage sustained on September 10, 2014.
    7. FROM EMPIRE STATE STRATEGIES, a notice of intent for Garibaldi Restaurant, Inc., located at 452 Main Street to obtain a liquor license.
    8. FROM CORBALLY, GARTLAND & RAPPLEYEA, LLP, a notice of intent to renew Christos Catering, Inc., d/b/a Christos’ Restaurant
Posted in Common Council, Meeting Announcements | Leave a comment

Bicycle Traffic Skills 101

Do you feel confident and safe riding a bike in traffic?

Do you know enough to teach your kids to ride cautiously and conspicuously on their own?

When you drive a car, are you comfortable sharing the road with people on bikes?

If not, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 is for you!


  Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 - Flyer (166.8 KiB, 182 hits)

The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council and New York Bicycling Coalition are co-sponsoring Traffic Skills 101, a bicycling course to give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail.

The course is taught by League of American Bicyclists-Certified Instructor and Dutchess County resident Bill Barbour.

You will learn:

  • Your rights (and responsibilities) as a bicyclist
  • How to conduct bicycle safety checks
  • How to fix a flat
  • Safe riding skills: how to ride visibly and predictably on the road
  • Crash avoidance techniques

Ages 18+ only. Bicycle & helmet required.

Dates: October 17 & 18

  • Friday: 6:00-9:00pm (indoor classroom session)
  • Saturday: 8:30am-2:30pm (outdoor skills practice and group ride)

Cost: $20 per person – includes a 6-month trial membership to the New York Bicycling Coalition! (Registration is half price, thanks to Dutchess County and the Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council.)

Location: 84 Patrick Lane, Poughkeepsie (Noxon Business Park; near Rte 55/Noxon Rd and the WRS Dutchess Rail Trail)

Class size is limited to 20.

Register by October 15th : or call 518-436-0889.

Posted in City Hall, Events | Leave a comment

Public Outreach Session: Main Street Economic Development Strategy


Last spring, the City of Poughkeepsie completed the Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan, a set of conceptual ideas for revitalizing the city’s downtown through transportation improvements.

Now, the City of Poughkeepsie is launching the Main Street Economic Development Strategy to further advance these conceptual ideas into a concrete set of transportation and land use improvements. The purpose of this strategy is to reactivate the entire length of the Main Street corridor and reassert Poughkeepsie as the economic and cultural center of the Hudson Valley. It will capitalize on all of Poughkeepsie’s assets while redressing enduring concerns about building vacancy, crime, public safety, open space, and the underutilization of land.

To kick off the Main Street Economic Development Strategy, the City of Poughkeepsie is hosting a public outreach session on Tuesday, October 14th.  A team of facilitators and urban planners from the Land Use Law Center will review the preliminary planning concepts and take public comments.

  Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan (5.4 MiB, 420 hits)

  Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan - Overview (2.4 MiB, 348 hits)

  Main Street Economic Development Strategy - Public Responses to Proposed Actions (90.5 KiB, 251 hits)

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Public Outreach Location:

Family Partnership Center
Lateef Islam Auditorium
29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Posted in Meeting Announcements | Leave a comment

Presentation and Public Hearing: Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District

Presentation of Draft Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy and WTOD District, by Kevin Dwarka.

October 6, 2014 at 5:30pm

Please join the Common Council in hearing about how the draft Strategy and WTOD District relate to ongoing efforts elsewhere in the City, and how it will lead to an enhanced Waryas Park for City residents and improved access to the Hudson River. The presentation will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 3rd Floor.

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy Presentation - October 6, 2014 (3.5 MiB, 412 hits)

Public Hearing

October 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

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, October 22, 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 proposed Local Law LL-14-4, amending Chapter XIX, Article II of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances entitled “District Regulations and Map” with the addition of a new “Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development” District.

Related Downloads

  Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District - Draft (8.8 MiB, 319 hits)

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy (18.2 MiB, 2,589 hits)


The presentation and public hearing will be webcasted live and archived for later viewing. To view a live meeting or to view the archives of previously held meetings, please visit:

Posted in Common Council, Meeting Announcements, Public Hearing | Leave a comment