Special Meeting of the Board of Poughkeepsie Urban Renewal Agency

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Board of Poughkeepsie Urban Renewal Agency will be held at 6:30 p.m., or immediately preceding the Common Council meeting, on Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, for the following purposes:

Resolution to approve the sale of 178-182 Main Street and 11 South Bridge Street to the City of Poughkeepsie, for final disposition to Kearney Realty Group.

  Special Meeting Notice: Board of Poughkeepsie Urban Renewal Agency

 

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Common Council Meeting – April 20, 2015

Common Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Parking is available under City Hall. 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - April 20, 2015

5:45pm – Public Hearing regarding the proposed zoning change for 110 South Grand Avenue

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Common Council Meeting of Monday, September 15, 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 CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-27, approving a request for a financial review by the Financial Restructuring Review Board.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-28, approving an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Town of Poughkeepsie for maintenance of future parkland in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, SEQRA Resolution R15-29, and Sale Resolution R15-30, for city-owned properties located at 178- 182 Main Street and 11 South Bridge Street.
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-31 approving the settlement of tax review proceeding for property located at two Catherine Street.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM GREER SMITH, a presentation regarding Jazz in the Valley.
    2. FROM ELIZABETH WALDSTEIN-HART, a presentation regarding the upcoming marathon.
    3. FROM HERMAN SWINTON, a notice of personal injury sustained on January 13, 2015.
    4. FROM TIFFANY WILLIAMS, a notice of property damage sustained on February 25, 2015.
    5. FROM MARIA ZAHAREK, a notice of property damage sustained on February 27, 2015
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Public Hearing: 110 South Grand Avenue

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, April 20, 2015 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 the proposed Local Law for a zoning amendment to 110 South Grand Avenue from an R-2 (medium low-density residence district) to a R-4 (medium high-density residential district).

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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of April 13, 2015

This notice is to all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie who utilize City water –

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear; use caution when doing white laundry-it is recommended that you should wait a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48)  hour period after the testing has been completed in the vicinity of your neighborhood.

 Wednesday- April 15, 20115

  • Yates Boulevard
  • Seaman Road
  • Gus Siko Road
  • Bancroft Road
  • Bobrick Road
  • Cedar Cliff Lane

Thursday – April 16, 2015

  • Lexington Avenue
  • Manitou Avenue
  • Fountain Place
  • Worrall Avenue
  • Mack Road
  • Reynolds Avenue
  • Church Street between South White Street and Manitou Avenue

Friday – April 17, 2015

  • South White Street
  • Fox Terrace
  • May Street
  • Edgar Street
  • Gray Street
  • South Cherry from Forbus Street to College Avenue
  • College Avenue from South Cherry Street to Lown Court
  • Lown Court
  • Daniels Court
  • Forbus Street from South Cherry Street to Daniels Court
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Hydrant Testing Begins Week of April 13, 2015

This notice is to all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie who utilize City water –

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system beginning the week of April 13, 2015.  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear; use caution when doing white laundry-it is recommended that you should wait a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48)  hour period after the testing has been completed in the vicinity of your neighborhood. Street-specific lists will be posted weekly to the City of Poughkeepsie website, prior to testing.

Hydrant Testing Area & Map

Within the next three (3) weeks, hydrants in the Southeast section of the City will be tested:

  • Main Street – South to the City Limits
  • South Hamilton Street – East to the Town of Poughkeepsie

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Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo II – April 15, 2015 – 3pm

Just in time for summer! The Second Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo (Expo II) will connect local youth with quality, area programming. The expo — which is scheduled to run from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Poughkeepsie Middle School — will feature food, prizes, games, and loads of opportunities. Some limited programming scholarship will also be available. We’d love to have your organization represented in what’s quickly becoming a Poughkeepsie staple.

As a community, our youth is our greatest asset. Please join us.

Facebook page: The Second Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo (Expo II)

  Poughkeepsie Summer Youth Expo II Flyer

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Public Hearing: 36 North Clover Street – April 13, 2015

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, April 13, 2015 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 a project to sell city owned property located at 36 North Clover Street including the potential alienation of parkland commonly known as “Wheaton Park”.

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RFP Issued: Purchase & Development of Two Pershing Avenue Parcels

  RFP: Purchasing and Developing City-Owned Property Located at Pershing Avenue

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015, 3pm

The City of Poughkeepsie (the “City”) is seeking high quality proposals for the purchase and development of two vacant City-owned parcels, totaling approximately 1.7 acres located on Pershing Avenue.

“Subject Property” is located on Pershing Avenue, in the City of Poughkeepsie, County of Dutchess and State of New York. They are more specifically known as Tax Id # 6162-80-492044 and 6162-80-475044. The adjacent parcels are currently vacant.

A copy of the complete RFP may be obtained from the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Agent, CITY Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Official copies of the RFP may be advertised and/or obtained on the following websites: www.empirestatebidsystem.com and www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com. Copies of bidding documents obtained from any other source are not considered official copies. Only those vendors who obtain bidding documents from the Purchasing Office, the City of Poughkeepsie website, or the Regional Bid Notification System will be sent addendum information, if such information is issued.

If you have obtained this document from a source other than the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Office, or the HVMPG Regional Bid Notification System it is recommended that you obtain an official copy. You may obtain an official copy by registering on the HVMPG Regional Bid Notification System at. www.empirestatebidsystem.com or www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

The Property will be available for inspection upon request. Please contact Nancy L.B. Griffin at (845) 451-4065 or ngriffin@cityofpoughkeepsie.com to schedule an appointment.

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Common Council Meeting – April 6, 2015

Common Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Parking is available under City Hall. 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - April 6, 2015

5:00pm – Public Hearing regarding on a project to sell city owned property located at 36 North Clover Street including the potential alienation of parkland commonly known as “Wheaton Park”.

  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 R15-25, introducing ordinance to amend zoning for 110 South Grand Avenue, declaring Lead Agency and setting a Public Hearing.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-18, regarding the redevelopment of vacant property located at 21 Hooker Avenue.
    3. FROM CHAIRMAN PETSAS AND COUNCILMEMBER PERRY, Resolution R15-26, approving two appointments to the BAR (Assessment Review Board).
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, Ordinance O-15-4, amending Section 4-9 entitled “Removal of canine wastes; violation, penalty, exemption”, to increase the fine.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a communication regarding a Financial Restructuring Board.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a communication regarding the proposed Enterprise Vehicle Fleet Management.
    3. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, communication regarding the proposed Safe House Ordinance.
    4. FROM ANTHONY DALLEO, a notice of property damage sustained on March 18, 2015.
    5. FROM LUCINA LOPEZ, a notice of personal injury sustained on January 1, 2015.
    6. FROM SOCRATES ALICEA, a notice of property damage sustained on February 2, 2015.
    7. FROM RONALD C. KING, a notice of property damage sustained on February 11, 2015.
    8. FROM JAMES J. RANIERI, III, a notice of property damage sustained on February 17, 2015.
    9. FROM TODD SACKETT AND LOUIS ROSSI, a notice of intent for 167 Cedar Avenue to obtain a Liquor License.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Yard Debris Collection Begins Wednesday, April 8th

Curbside pickup of yard debris and leaves begins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and runs through November.  If a holiday or rescheduled collection day falls on a Wednesday, there will be no pickup of yard debris that week.

Containers

  • Biodegradable bags
  • Trash cans (no refuse in cans)

Allowable Items

  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden and yard debris
  • Twigs and branches
  • Trimmings and brush less than two inches in diameter and no longer than three feet long

Setting Out & Returning Containers

  • Trimmings and brush may be tied into manageable size and weight bundles.
  • Bundled brush should be placed by the curb and piled all one way.
  • Cans or materials are to be placed curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the night before scheduled pickup.
  • After pickup, cans are to be returned to the rear of the residence no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning after refuse is collected.

Loose Leaves/Fall Season

  • Vacuum truck service begins in November as posted on the website (or call DPW 845-451-4111).
  • Do not place loose leaves at the curb until the loose leaf collection schedule has been posted.
  • Do not place loose leaves in the gutter lines in the street as this will cause flooding when it rains. To reduce potential flooding, please keep all storm drains clear of loose leaves and debris

Department of Sanitation
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
(845) 451-4108

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