Road Work Notice: Academy St. & Montgomery St.

Central Hudson contractor, Precision Pipeline, has closed the intersection of Academy Street at Montgomery Street for today, Monday, August 25. Work zones, detours, and flaggers in place.

On Tuesday, August 26, Montgomery Street (between Market Street and Academy Street) and the intersection at Academy Street & Montgomery Street will be closed. Emergency vehicles and local traffic will be accommodated.

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Fall Leaf Collection Schedule – 2014

The Department of Public Works will begin collecting loose leaves from the curb on Monday, November 3, 2014.  To eliminate the early leaf piles, the department plans to have leaf crews in all eight wards of the City, every workday of the week up to November 24th.  Beginning Monday November 24th, leaf crews will concentrate in City Wards with higher tree populations.

Please have loose leaves raked out to the curb beginning November 1st and ending on the date listed below.  The last day for raking loose leaves to the curb, for vacuum truck collection service, is as follows:

  • Monday, November 3rd: 1st Ward & 2nd Ward
  • Monday, November 10th  3rd Ward & 5th Ward
  • Monday, November 17th:   6th Ward & 7th Ward
  • Monday, November 24th: 4th Ward & 8th Ward

During the month of October and after the above dates, residents should place their loose leaves and brush in paper yard debris bags or trash containers (free of garbage) and place them at the curb for collection.

DPW will have a separate truck collecting the leaves, placed in paper yard debris bags and trash containers (free of garbage), every Wednesday of the week beginning November 5th to December 24th 2014.

LEAF SEASON REMINDERS:

  • Please rake leaf piles out to the curb or out to the end of the pavement. Do not place loose leaves in the street. Please keep the storm drains clear and free of loose leaves.
  • Hired landscapers should be made aware of the above dates and should be informed that the City has an ordinance prohibiting the blowing and/or piling of leaves in the street.  Contracted landscapers hired by property owners should haul away leaves and debris collected.
  • When loose leaves and yard debris are bagged, only biodegradable paper bags can be used.  NO PLASTIC BAGS.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (845) 451-4111 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION.

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CHG&E Gas Work Schedule

Tentative schedule for Central Hudson gas work taking place the week of August, 25th.

    Leak Repair: Intersection of Main and S. Clinton st (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 160 Academy St (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 8 Raymond Ave (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 16 Field Ct (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 93 Market St (PPS)
    Service retirement: 81 Cannon St (CHG&E)
    Service installation: 95 Violet ave (CHG&E)
    Service installation: Gerald Drive condominiums (Work taking place off the street)
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Common Council Meeting – August 25, 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 (map).

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.

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Common Council Agenda – August 25, 2014

5:45 p.m. Presentation by PACE Land Use Center regarding Poughkeepsie Main Street Economic Development Strategy

  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 CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-60, setting a public hearing and introducing an Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-61, approving an Easement with Central Hudson.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-13, parking change to include permit parking on Lafyette Place.
    2. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD,Ordinance O-14-15, amending Section 9-34 of the City Code entitled “Effect of non-compliance with any section under this chapter”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM KEN KEARNEY,a presentation regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation on the 2015-2019 Capital Plan.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Public Hearing – September 2, 2014 5:45 p.m.

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 Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:45 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 amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”

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Position Available: Director Of Social Development

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Director of Social Development (Salary $50,000) Management position, 35 hour week position with full benefits which includes health insurance, paid dental/optical, vacation, sick and personal leave.

This position is the liaison between the City and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and acts as the grant writer and grants administrator for the city’s community planning and development grants.  The incumbent advises the Mayor and  City Administrator on policy initiatives that meet community needs.  This position is responsible for the city’s use of federal funds in compliance with federal regulations, including:  implementation and oversight of public services, housing, and infrastructure programs sponsored or sought by the city under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home programs and other grants that may become available to the city.  The position involves policy and program analysis and implementation as they apply to community planning, contract administration, community relations, and grants management.  A person in this position will be required to know, understand, interpret and execute pertinent state and federal directives and regulations.  Work is performed under general supervision and guidance of the City Administrator.  This position supervises subordinate clerical staff. Continue reading

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Public Notice: Federal Transportation Program Application

The City of Poughkeepsie is requesting Capital and Operating Federal Funds in the amount of $1,581,000 under Section 5307 and the Surface Transportation Program of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Funding in the amount of $1,581,000 is to be used as reimbursement of Preventive Maintenance, from January 1, through December 31, 2015. These funds will also be used as reimbursement of Operating funds for January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 expenses. Additionally, these funds will be used for the purchase of two Hybrid Electric buses to replace two diesel fuel buses once they have passed their useful life.

Project Description         Federal       Local/State       Total
Operating Assistance             $ 340,000    $340,000      $ 680,000
Preventive Maintenance       $ 169,000     $ 42,250        $ 211,250
Bus Replacement                    $1,072,000    $268,000    $1,340,000
Total                                       $1,581,000   $650,250   $2,231,250

A copy of the application is available for viewing during business hours, 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday-Friday at City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Comments will be accepted at this address for thirty days, attn: Karen Sorrell. This program of projects becomes the final program of projects if not amended. Comments and or request for a public hearing must be received by 4:30pm, September 11, 2014. If requested a public hearing will be held.

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Common Council Meeting – August 18, 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 (map).

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.

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Common Council Agenda – August 18, 2014

6:00 p.m. Presentation by Ken Kearney regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES: 
    1. Common Council Meeting of May 5, 2014
  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 COMMISSIONER OF ASSESSMENT TAYLOR, Resolution R14-55, adopting the 2014 Adjusted Base Proportions.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-56, support resolution for the LED Lighting project.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-57, approving the application for FTA grant.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Resolution R14-58, setting a public hearing for proposed amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hours Convenience Stores”.
    5. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-59, authorizing the Mayor to execute a municipal undertaking with NYS Department of Transportation.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-14, amending Section 13-126 entitled Permit Parking Districts to include South Avenue from Montgomery Street to Franklin Place in the District 1.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM MCGRATH REALTY, INC. a presentation regarding the proposed supermarket on Crannall Street.
    2. FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HESSE AND FIRE CHIEF JOHNSON, a communication regarding the reallocation of 2013 CDBG funds
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, an update on the parking meters.
    4. FROM RICHARD AND LISA LAMBERT, a notice for Backstreet Pub, located at 103 Parker Avenue to renew its Liquor License.
    5. FROM MICHAEL TISSIERA, a notice of claim sustained on July 26, 2013.
    6. FROM VERNON MURRAY, a notice of property damage sustained on May 15, 2014.
    7. FROM JUNE M. TACINELLI, a notice of property damage sustained on July 2, 2014.
    8. FROM NELL MALLEN, a notice of property damage sustained on June 24, 2014
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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CHG&E Service Replacement Schedule

In an effort to improve reliability, service, and performance of our natural gas distribution system, Central Hudson has undertaken an intensive service replacement program. All service replacements require CHG&E to dig in the street to the gas main and install a new service line from the street to the building wall. Gas meters are also relocated from the inside of the building to the outside.

The work schedule for this week is:

  • August 11th- Complete Replacement at 40 Meyer Ave
  • August 12th- Complete Replacement at 32 Meyer Ave
  • August 13th- Complete Replacement at 34 Meyer Ave
  • August 14-15th- Restoration and Cleaning work area

For questions about the service replacement schedule, please contact the Central Hudson Customer Call Center at (845) 452-2700.

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Bus Route Notice: Detour on Northside Route (August 12)

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014,  the Northside bus route will make a detour over Smith Street to Creek Road. The detour is necessary due to road paving on Salt Point  Turnpike, between Innis Avenue and Hudson Avenue.

If you have any questions about the detour, please contact the Bus Service Department at (845) 451-4118.

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