Special Information Meeting – March 17

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie, pursuant to Section 2.05 of the City Charter hereby convenes a Special Information Meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall/Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.  All members of the Common Council, the Mayor, City Administrator, and heads of all departments shall be in attendance.  At this meeting, the general public may inquire of any such person with regard to any aspect of City Government.

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Public Hearing: Local Historic Landmark Nominations

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING will be held by the Historic District and Landmarks Preservation Commission of the City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall, Civic  Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, on the 26th day of March, 2014 at 7:00pm, to consider the nomination of the properties located at 148 Cannon Street (Tax Map Parcel # 131300-6161-23-270945-0000) and 149 North Clinton Street (Tax Map Parcel # 131300-6162-56-450437-0000) for designation as a local historic landmarks, pursuant to the provisions of Section 19-4.5 of the Zoning Ordinance.

The Commission will, at said time and place, hear all persons in support of this matter and any objections thereto. Persons may appear in person, agent, or may submit comments in writing to:

Chairman
City of Poughkeepsie Historic District and Landmarks Preservation Commission
c/o Building Department
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Deadline Extended for Water Meter Installation Program

The City of Poughkeepsie is in the process of upgrading our existing water meters, reading, and billing system.  The new Advanced Metering Infrastructure will require MOST of the meters in the City to be replaced, and ALL of the meters are to be fitted with a Meter Transceiver Unit (MTU).

For the Residents that responded promptly in scheduling and replacing the existing meters, the City appreciates and thanks you for your cooperation.

Deadline & Surcharge Information

The  recent weather events have limited the water meter installer’s accessibility to the curb boxes needed for the water shut off.  As a result, the deadline for the water meter installations has been extended to March 31, 2014.   A surcharge will not be assessed, provided that you call Inline by March 5th to schedule your appointment and the installation is completed by March 31, 2014. The costs include:  the cost of the meter and automatic reading device, installation, permit(s) from the Building Department, and any and all other necessary work needed for a complete installation.

Pursuant to 6-157.1 of the City Code, failure to permit the replacement of your water meter will result in a 100% surcharge to your water rate until such time as the meter is replaced, plus the cost of replacing the meter.

*The surcharge will be assessed beginning with the next scheduled water bill.  To avoid the surcharge,   the water meter MUST be replaced no later than March 31, 2014.  The 100% surcharge on water usage will be assessed on all subsequent water/ sewer bills until the water meter has been replaced.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please contact InLine Services:

Phone:   1-800-557-3088 (weekdays 8:00 – 5:00)

Online at www.ilsmeter.com.    You will be required to enter the PIN number that appears on the postcard you received.

If you have already scheduled your appointment, it is important that you keep your appointment. Your cooperation in scheduling an appointment is of the utmost importance in completing this project in a timely manner.  The water meter upgrade is MANDATORY.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Poughkeepsie Water Billing Department at (845) 451- 4044.

Additional Information

Sample Postcard

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Sample postcard from Inline Services
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WAC Meeting Cancelled

The Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. For additional information about the WAC, Please contact the Planning Department.

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Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants

Example of a properly cleared fire hydrant

Example of a properly cleared fire hydrant

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk please remove the snow from around the fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access they need.

At a fire, the fire department must quickly locate and gain a water supply source from the closest fire hydrant. A fire engine carries enough water in its tank for approximately 5 1⁄2 minutes of firefighting. If a fire hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time must be spent digging it out. Remember, water is the main tool firefighters use to extinguish fires. Delays in locating and connecting to the fire hydrant could hamper fire suppression, thereby increasing the risk of injury and additional property damage.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.


Consider helping a friend, a neighbor with a medical condition, or a neighbor who is elderly by shoveling out the hydrant in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and Public Works Department would like to thank you in advance for helping to keep hydrants clear of snow, which helps make our communities safer!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Public Works Department at (845) 451-4111

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,069 hits)

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Street Closures for Thursday, Feb. 20

In accordance with the State of Emergency declared on Sunday, February 16, City Police will close the following streets to traffic beginning Thursday, February 20 at 8pm:

  • Spruce Street
  • Albany Street
  • Whinfield Street
  • Orchard Place
  • Taylor Avenue
  • Rinaldi Blvd
  • Mansion Street (between Smith & Corlies)
  • N. Bridge 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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State of Emergency Lifted at 12am Friday, February 21

The State of Emergency that was declared on February 16 will be lifted at midnight on Friday, February 21. The Department of Public Works will continue to remove snow from streets, catch basins, hydrants, and intersections with limited sightlines.  City Police will continue to close streets that have limited access to allow plows the proper clearance to remove the remaining snow.

Once the State of Emergency is lifted, municipal lots will return to a normal fee schedule. Cars that are abandoned on streets or in City-owned parking lots will be towed.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Additional Information:

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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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