Yard Debris Pickup – Wednesday July 8th

The Sanitation Dept was unable to collect all of the yard debris today, Wednesday, July 8th 2015. They will be resuming the collection of yard debris tomorrow, Thursday July 9th 2015. Any questions can be directed to City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works at (845) 451-4111.

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Hydrant Flush on Hoffman Avenue

The Water Dept will be flushing a hydrant on Hoffman Avenue, today, Wednesday, July 8th 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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Water Main Repair: Market St between Noxon Street & Montgomery St

The Water Dept will be repairing a water main break on Market Street between Noxon Street and Montgomery Street. Residents in this area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. Work zones are in place. One lane will be open and emergency vehicles will be accommodated. 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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Whittier Trash Pickup – July 7th, 2015

The Poughkeepsie Sanitation Department was not able to pick up trash in the Whitter area today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Trash will be picked up tomorrow in those areas that were missed today.

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Common Council Meeting – July 13, 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - July 13, 2015

ROLL CALL:

REVIEW OF MINUTES:

READING OF ITEMS by the City Chamberlain of any resolutions not listed on the printed agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Three (3) minutes per person up to 45 minutes of public comment on any agenda and non-agenda items.

MAYOR’S COMMENTS:

CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS:

FROM SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BULLOCK, Resolution R15-54, endorsing an application by the City of Poughkeepsie under the consolidated funding application and the upstate revitalization initiative.

FROM SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BULLOCK, Resolution R15-55, endorsing and supporting several applications under the consolidated funding application and the upstate revitalization initiative.

FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-56, approving the designation of 57 Montgomery Street as an historic landmark.

FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-57, approving a tax certiorari proceeding with Central Hudson.

ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:

FROM COUNCILMEMBER MALLORY, Ordinance O-15-5, approving a parking amendment for Taylor Avenue.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

FROM TURTLE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, a notice of intent for Rabbit & Turtle Pub/Restaurant to obtain a Liquor License.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT:

 

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Hydrant Flush at Meyer Avenue

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Meyer Avenue at Glenwood Avenue, this evening, Tuesday, July 7, 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.

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Shopper’s Special Bus Route Out of Service on Tuesday, July 7th

The Shopper’s Special bus route will be out of service on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

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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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of July 6, 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 – July 6, 2015

  • Vassar Medical Center Facility
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • Livingston Street between South Avenue and Route 9
  • Columbia Street
  • Young Street
  • Reade Place at Young Street

Tuesday – July 7, 2015

  • Central Hudson Facility
  • Phoenix Street
  • Springside Drive Complex
  • Balsam Square, Aspen Terrace
  • Dogwood Court
  • Academy Street by Springside Drive
  • South Avenue along Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

Wednesday – July 8, 2015

  • Church Street between Market Street and South Hamilton
  • Montgomery Street between South Hamilton Street and Market Street
  • Noxon Street
  • Market Street from Church Street to Montgomery Street
  • South Hamilton Street from Church Street to Montgomery Street

Thursday – July 9, 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
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Hydrant Flush: Glenwood Ave. & Meyer Ave.

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Glenwood Avenue & Meyer Avenue, today, Thursday, June 25th, 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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Mayor’s Advisory on Additional Police Patrols

In light of the recent shootings in the City of Poughkeepsie, the Police Department has already instituted additional patrols and resources which will continue until at least early next week. At that time, these extra patrols and resources will be reevaluated contingent on the investigation and its progress.

“At the same time, I encourage the public to continue to cooperate with the City Police Department. Cooperation thus far has already resulted in a number of leads being pursued by detectives. The more information the Police Department can gather concerning the identification of the persons involved in the shootings, the quicker this situation will be brought to a successful conclusion,” said Mayor John C. Tkazyik.

If you have any information, please call City Police at (845) 451-4000 or the City’s tip line at (845) 451-7577.

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