Requests for Funding – 2015 CDBG

The City of Poughkeepsie is accepting Requests for Funding for 2015 CDBG funds from eligible non-profit organizations.  Eligible activities must meet the National Objective primarily benefiting low and moderate income City of Poughkeepsie residents and the priorities outlined in the 5 year Consolidated Plan.  Applications may be obtained at the Social Development Office, City Hall, 2nd Floor, on the City’s website www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com  or by calling 845-451-4046 and an application will be mailed to you.  Applications are available commencing on Friday, October 03, 2014.

A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Poughkeepsie, NY.  This hearing is to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on activities they believe should be funded with the 2015 Community Development Block Grant funds.  All comments at the public hearing will be taken into consideration when preparing the Draft 2015 Action Plan.

Applications must be submitted to Herbert L. Bullock Jr., Social Development Director, City of Poughkeepsie, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 no later than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 04, 2014.  E-mail applications will not be accepted.

  2015 CDBG - Application Policies & Procedures (109.2 KiB, 153 hits)

  2015 CDBG - Application (223.3 KiB, 124 hits)

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Prescription Pills & Patch Disposal – September 27

On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, the Dutchess County Council on Addiction, Prevention and Education (C.A.P.E.), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Public Safety Building at 505 Main St., Poughkeepsie. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.

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September HDLPC Meeting Cancelled

The Historic District and Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting (HDLPC) scheduled for this evening, September 24, 2014  has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. For additional information about the HDLPC, please contact the Planning Department.

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2015 Budget Review Session Schedule

Budget review sessions will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (3rd Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza).  Parking is available in the City Hall garage, accessible from Mill St.  The sessions are open to the public.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 312 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 3,811 hits)

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:30pm

General Administration

  • Assessor
  • Chamberlain
  • Common Council
  • City Administrator
  • Mayor
  • Corporation Counsel
  • Finance
  • Debt Service
  • Revenue

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:30pm

Public Safety/Building

  • Building/Planning/Zoning/Engineering
  • Fire
  • Police

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:30pm

Public Works

  • Recreation
  • Joint Water
  • Joint Sewer
  • Buildings & Grounds
  • Trees
  • Streets
  • Street Lights
  • Transit
  • Parking
  • Sanitation

Tentative – Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:30pm (before Common Council Meeting)

  • Public Hearing

Tentative – Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30pm (at Common Council Meeting)

  • Budget Adoption
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Mayor Releases 2015 Preliminary Budget

The Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, John C. Tkazyik, released his 2015 Preliminary Budget today.  Attached, for your reference, is the budget overview.

“The 2015 budget reflects the continued effort to strengthen the City’s financial position.  The 2013 General Fund ended with a surplus.  The 2015 proposed budget contains conservative, realistic numbers that follow the New York State OSC recommendations and the expectations of Moody’s,” said Mayor Tkazyik in a statement today.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 312 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 3,811 hits)

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Planning Board Meeting – September 16, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on September 16, 2014 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.

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Planning Board Agenda
September 16, 2014
7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 1. 29 GARDEN STREET – RESTAURANT ADDITION

Amended Site Plan regarding modification to the building to provide additional seating for the existing restaurant; Owner /Applicant: Devon Jones; Representative: DeRonde Design Assoc.  Grid#6162-77-099122; Zoned C-2;   File #2014-017

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

2. 218 MAIN STREET – PLACE OF WORSHIP

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to a house of worship; Applicant: Mark Raphael; Grid #6062-84-

3. 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 #2014-000.

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Common Council Meeting – September 15, 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: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/cop/

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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - September 15, 2014 (6.6 MiB, 729 hits)

Common Council Agenda – September 15, 2014

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Common Council Meeting of May 19, 2014
    2. Public Hearing June 2, 2014 regarding
    3. Public Hearing of June 2, 2014 regarding
  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 CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-64, setting a public hearing for the rezoning of an unnumbered Maple Street parcel (Tax Map Number 6161-25-504927) from C-2A/R4 to R-4.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-65, Introducing a local law 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.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Ordinance O-14-16, amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN AND CHIEF JOHNSON, a communication regarding Ambulance/EMS services.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the reallocation of 2007 CDBG funds.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation regarding the 2013 Sedore Audit.
    4. FROM PATRICK MAHONEY, a notice of injury sustained on May 27, 2014.
    5. FROM DANIEL DORN, a notice of claim sustained on August 8, 2014 and on August 22, 2014.
    6. FROM LAW OFFICES OF L’TANYA M. WATKINS, ESQ., a notice of clain sustained on May 24, 2014.
    7. FROM DAIN S. HYMAN, a notice of personal injury sustained on June 9, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Bulk Service Program Begins Monday, Sept. 15

The Bulk Service Program runs Monday, September 15, 2014 through Saturday, September 20, 2014, during normal Transfer Station hours. This program is reserved for City of Poughkeepsie residents only, one time per City resident per year. Properties classified as “411” are not eligible for this program.

Bulk Drop Off: No tipping fee for bulk items, one time per City address per year, up to a four foot by eight foot pickup size load with no walls on side of truck. Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables and hazardous waste items are not allowed. You must have photo identification and a recent utility bill (cable, telephone, or Central Hudson) to prove you are a City resident. You must bring or accompany the bulk items yourself. Household hazardous waste items (air conditioner, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the program. They can be dropped off, however, a separate fee will be charged.

Bulk Pick Up: THE SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 ONLY. The fee for curbside service is $35.00 fee for up to five (5) bulk items (the fee is waived for disabled residents and senior residents, 65 years or older).

YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE A PICK UP DATE AND TIME. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ITEMS OUT UNTIL YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO. Items must be at curbside; we cannot remove them from your home.

To schedule a pick up, please call (845) 451-4111 or (845) 451-4050, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please leave your name, address and a telephone number where we can contact you. You will receive a call back and will be informed when the scheduled pick up will occur. At time of pickup, you must provide photo identification and a current utility bill with city address listed. Also at the time of pickup, you must have the exact cash amount or check/money order made out to the City of Poughkeepsie. You will be given a receipt from the Sanitation staff member.

Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables, and household hazardous waste items (air conditions, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the pick-up service. They can be collected as part of the five items; but, an additional fee will be charged.

Transfer Station Contact Information
26 Howard Street – Poughkeepsie – New York – 12601
(845) 451-4108

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 1:45pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed all City Holidays
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Hydrant Flush on Cedar Avenue

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Cedar Avenue, today, Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  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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Street Closure Notice: Kingston Avenue

The Tree Department has closed Kingston Avenue between Hooker Avenue and Arnold Boulevard. The street will remain closed throughout today (September 9) for tree removal and clean up.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111.

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