RFP Issued – Gillig Bus Batteries

Sealed bids are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie (“The City”) for Gillig Bus Batteries; RFB-COP-08-14-01, as set forth in drawings and specifications prepared by City of Poughkeepsie Engineering Department.

Bids will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, c/o Purchasing Agent, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in the third floor Common Council Chambers, with the contract being awarded as soon as practicable thereafter. All mailed bids will be sealed and distinctly marked “Proposal for RFB-COP-08-14-01”: Gillig Bus Batteries. This contract consists of the purchase of Allison transmission battery packs for Gillig hybrid electric diesel buses.

  Bid Package: Bus Batteries (3.4 MiB, 841 hits)

  Bid Package: Bus Batteries Addendum #1 (55.0 KiB, 491 hits)

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Hydrant Flush on Meyer Ave.

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Meyer Avenue, today, Tuesday, September 23rd.  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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Public Hearing: Proposed Rezoning

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, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 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 a proposed Ordinance for the rezoning of an unnumbered lot on Maple Street Parcel # 6161-25-504927.

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Public Hearing: Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District

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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 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 Local Law LL-14-4, 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.

  Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District - Draft (8.8 MiB, 319 hits)

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September WAC Meeting Cancelled

The Waterfront Advisory Committee scheduled for Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00pm, has been cancelled. The agenda items below will be moved to the next meeting on October 28, 2014.

For additional information, please contact the Building Department at (845) 451-4007.


WAC Agenda – September 23, 2014 – Cancelled



The Common Council is considering a establishment of the Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District (WTOD) to allow for waterfront development in the area near Main Street as shown on the attached map.

  Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District - Draft (8.8 MiB, 319 hits)



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Home Fire Safety Checks – October 11

Have your home checked and receive a smoke alarm

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Location: Anyone living in the 3rd & 5th Wards
Time: 10am to 2pm

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be installing 100 smoke detectors in designated homes throughout the 3rd and 5th Wards of Poughkeepsie this Fall. If you live in these designated areas, please call (845) 451-4079 to sign up for your opportunity to be chosen as a recipient of this life saving device. The devices will be installed in your home by Red Cross technicians.

Remember to change the batteries in your current detectors annually.

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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, 282 hits)

  2015 CDBG - Application (223.3 KiB, 237 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, 461 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 5,724 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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