Street Closures for February 19

In accordance with the State of Emergency declared on Sunday, February 16, City Police will close the following streets to traffic beginning Wednesday, February 19 at 8pm:

  • Mack Road
  • Fountain Place
  • Reynolds Avenue
  • May Street
  • Edgar Street
  • Fox Terrace
  • Gray Street
  • Quaker Lane
  • Lexington Avenue
  • Manitou Avenue
  • Philmore Drive

The street closures are necessary to allow the plows access to remove the remaining snow. Residents are asked to remove their cars from these areas as soon as possible. The streets will be reopened as soon as the snow is removed. We thank you for your continued patience.

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Committee of the Whole Meeting – Feb. 24

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie will hereby convene a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Municipal Building/City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York for the purpose of discussing winter storm events. This workshop is open to the public, but there is no public participation period.

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Street Closures: Dean Pl., Carroll St., Franklin St., Montgomery St.

Updated 2/19/14: Streets reopened to traffic. 

In accordance with the State of Emergency declared on Sunday, February 16, City Police will close the following streets to traffic beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 8pm:

  • Dean Place
  • Carroll Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Montgomery St. (between Hooker Ave. & South Clinton Street)

The street closures are necessary to allow the plows access to remove the remaining snow. Residents are asked to remove their cars from these areas as soon as possible. The streets will be reopened as soon as the snow is removed. We thank you for your continued patience.

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Common Council Meeting Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

This evening’s scheduled Common Council meeting set to begin at 6:30pm has been postponed due to the inclement weather.  The meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, February 20th at 6:30pm.

A Committee of the Whole workshop on winter storm events will take place on Monday, February 24th at 6:30pm.  This workshop is open to the public, but there is no public participation period.

Any questions should be directed to the City Chamberlain’s office at (845) 451-4276.

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Street Closure Notice: Union St., Grand St., Delano St.

Updated 2/18/14: Union St., Grand St., Delano St.  Reopened to Traffic

In accordance with the State of Emergency declared on Sunday, February 16, City Police will close Union Street, Grand Street, and Delano Street beginning at 8pm tonight, Monday, February 17. The street closures are necessary to allow the plows access to remove the remaining snow. Residents are asked to remove their cars from these areas as soon as possible. The streets will be reopened as soon as the snow is removed. We thank you for your continued patience.

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State of Emergency Declared; Begins 1pm, February 16

  State of Emergency Declaration - February 16, 2014 (111.7 KiB, 990 hits)

Mayor Tkazyik has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Poughkeepsie beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The State of Emergency has been declared due to the numerous public safety issues related to the remaining snow on sidewalks, streets, intersections, and around fire hydrants. At the request of Mayor Tkazyik, 5 plows have been dispatched from Dutchess County DPW to assist in the clean-up effort.

The State of Emergency gives City of Poughkeepsie Police the authority to regulate parking and street movement. City Police will begin posting “No Parking” signs and closing streets to traffic to assist the plows in the snow removal effort. Citizens are asked to remove cars from streets to allow the plows the necessary clearance to remove the snow. Free parking is available in all City parking lots throughout the remainder of the State of Emergency.

The State of Emergency is effective until rescinded. Once lifted, a notice will be posted on the City website and to local media outlets. Please call 911 only in cases of emergency. We appreciate your patience.

 

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Snow Emergency Lifted; February 15 at 10pm

The Snow Emergency declared on February 12, 2014 will be lifted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00pm.  Residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow from sidewalks and around fire hydrants adjacent to their property. Please refrain from shoveling snow into roadways

Bus Service

City Bus Service resumes Monday, February 17 and will be running on a Saturday schedule.

Sanitation

Garbage and recycling pickup is suspended for Monday, February 17. Pickup for Monday routes will take place on Tuesday, February 18. Tuesday routes will be picked up Wednesday, February 19.

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Holiday Schedule: Presidents’ Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 17, 2014), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • Routes normally scheduled for Monday collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 18th. Tuesday collection routes will be picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday, February 19th.
    • Yard Debris collection remains closed through the season.
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Reminder: Snow Emergency Remains In Effect for City of Poughkeepsie

A snow emergency has been in effect since 11:00pm, February 12, 2014 and will continue until further notice.  Mayor John C. Tkazyik would like to take the opportunity to remind City residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a “Snow Emergency” is declared.  During a “Snow Emergency,” vehicles should be removed from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route. The City is also encouraging those who do not live along a snow emergency route to relocate their vehicles to City Municipal lots during the storm to facilitate clean-up. Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may be parked in a City of Poughkeepsie municipal parking lot that is open to the public, free of charge, during a declared snow emergency.  Vehicles that are parked on snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency are subject to ticketing, towing, or impounding at the vehicle owner’s expense.  If your vehicle is towed, an impound fee must be paid prior to it being released.  Instructions for release can be obtained by calling the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at (845) 451-4000.  Vehicles should not be parked on snow emergency routes until the snow emergency is cancelled.  Snow emergency routes can be found below. Please check the website for updates throughout the storm.

City Transit & Sanitation Information

All City transit services are canceled for Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th.  Sanitation is cancelled for Friday, February 14, 2014.

Snow Removal

Residents and business owners must clear the sidewalk in front of their residences and businesses as required by the City ordinance.  There must be compliance of all parking regulations for your street, and snow must not be put into any roadway.  This is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Residents must clear all fire hydrants on their properties.

Designated Snow Emergency Routes:

  • Academy Street from Main Street to North-South Arterial Highway
  • Beechwood Avenue from Ferris Lane to City line
  • South Cherry Street from Main Street to Hooker Avenue
  • Civic Center Plaza from Mansion Street to Main Street
  • North Clinton Street from Mansion Street to Route 44/55, westbound
  • Columbia Street from North-South Arterial Highway to Lincoln Avenue
  • North Clover Street from Mill Street to Main Street
  • South Clover Street from Main Street to Union Street
  • Ferris Lane from Hooker Avenue to Beechwood Avenue
  • Grand Avenue from City line at Main Street to Hooker Avenue
  • North Hamilton Street from Parker Avenue to Main Street
  • South Hamilton Street from Main Street to Livingston Street
  • Hooker Avenue from South Hamilton Street to City line
  • Jefferson Street, Route 44/55 to Lincoln Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue from Montgomery Street to Livingston Street
  • Main Street from Hudson River to City line at Grand Avenue
  • Mansion Street from Smith Street to North Clinton Street
  • Market Street from Main Street to Montgomery Street
  • Montgomery Street from Lincoln Avenue to South Hamilton Street
  • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to City line
  • Reade Place from South Avenue to Young Street
  • Smith Street from City line to Clinton Square
  • South Avenue from Montgomery Street to North-South Arterial Highway
  • Washington Street from City line to Main Street
  • Wilbur Boulevard from Hooker Avenue to City line

  Snowfall & Snow Emergency Information (871.0 KiB, 2,731 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,065 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.4 MiB, 1,476 hits)

 

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Public Hearing: Amendment to Administrative Code

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, March 3, 2014 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 Local Law LL-14-2, “Amending Article VII of the Administrative Code to Allow Purchasing Based on Best Value”.

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