Common Council Meeting – October 6, 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

Monday, October 6, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
5:30 Presentation by Kevin Dwarka regarding Waterfront Transient Oriented District (WTOD) 

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - October 6, 2014 (1.9 MiB, 398 hits)

  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:
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CHAIRMAN MALLORY, Ordinance O-14-17, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-18, establishing a permit district on Delano Street.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 19 regarding signage.
    2. FROM SEDORE & COMPANY, a presentation regarding the 2013 Sedore Audit.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a communication regarding the revenue that was generated from each parking meter location along with the possible relocation of certain parking meters.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL VALK, a communication regarding the amendments to the graffiti ordinance.
    5. FROM GERSON GOLDMAN, a notice of claim.
    6. FROM OVERTON MURDOCK, a notice of property damage sustained on September 10, 2014.
    7. FROM EMPIRE STATE STRATEGIES, a notice of intent for Garibaldi Restaurant, Inc., located at 452 Main Street to obtain a liquor license.
    8. FROM CORBALLY, GARTLAND & RAPPLEYEA, LLP, a notice of intent to renew Christos Catering, Inc., d/b/a Christos’ Restaurant
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Bicycle Traffic Skills 101

Do you feel confident and safe riding a bike in traffic?

Do you know enough to teach your kids to ride cautiously and conspicuously on their own?

When you drive a car, are you comfortable sharing the road with people on bikes?

If not, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 is for you!

BICYCLE TRAFFIC SKILLS 101

  Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 - Flyer (166.8 KiB, 190 hits)

The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council and New York Bicycling Coalition are co-sponsoring Traffic Skills 101, a bicycling course to give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail.

The course is taught by League of American Bicyclists-Certified Instructor and Dutchess County resident Bill Barbour.

You will learn:

  • Your rights (and responsibilities) as a bicyclist
  • How to conduct bicycle safety checks
  • How to fix a flat
  • Safe riding skills: how to ride visibly and predictably on the road
  • Crash avoidance techniques

Ages 18+ only. Bicycle & helmet required.

Dates: October 17 & 18

  • Friday: 6:00-9:00pm (indoor classroom session)
  • Saturday: 8:30am-2:30pm (outdoor skills practice and group ride)

Cost: $20 per person – includes a 6-month trial membership to the New York Bicycling Coalition! (Registration is half price, thanks to Dutchess County and the Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council.)

Location: 84 Patrick Lane, Poughkeepsie (Noxon Business Park; near Rte 55/Noxon Rd and the WRS Dutchess Rail Trail)

Class size is limited to 20.

Register by October 15th : www.nybc.net/traffic-skills-101 or call 518-436-0889.

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Public Outreach Session: Main Street Economic Development Strategy

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Last spring, the City of Poughkeepsie completed the Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan, a set of conceptual ideas for revitalizing the city’s downtown through transportation improvements.

Now, the City of Poughkeepsie is launching the Main Street Economic Development Strategy to further advance these conceptual ideas into a concrete set of transportation and land use improvements. The purpose of this strategy is to reactivate the entire length of the Main Street corridor and reassert Poughkeepsie as the economic and cultural center of the Hudson Valley. It will capitalize on all of Poughkeepsie’s assets while redressing enduring concerns about building vacancy, crime, public safety, open space, and the underutilization of land.

To kick off the Main Street Economic Development Strategy, the City of Poughkeepsie is hosting a public outreach session on Tuesday, October 14th.  A team of facilitators and urban planners from the Land Use Law Center will review the preliminary planning concepts and take public comments.

  Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan (5.4 MiB, 438 hits)

  Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan - Overview (2.4 MiB, 361 hits)

  Main Street Economic Development Strategy - Public Responses to Proposed Actions (90.5 KiB, 264 hits)

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Public Outreach Location:

Family Partnership Center
Lateef Islam Auditorium
29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

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Presentation and Public Hearing: Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District

Presentation of Draft Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy and WTOD District, by Kevin Dwarka.

October 6, 2014 at 5:30pm

Please join the Common Council in hearing about how the draft Strategy and WTOD District relate to ongoing efforts elsewhere in the City, and how it will lead to an enhanced Waryas Park for City residents and improved access to the Hudson River. The presentation will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 3rd Floor.

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy Presentation - October 6, 2014 (3.5 MiB, 424 hits)

Public Hearing

October 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

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.

Related Downloads

  Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District - Draft (8.8 MiB, 330 hits)

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy (18.2 MiB, 2,599 hits)

Webcasting

The presentation and public hearing will be webcasted live and archived for later viewing. To view a live meeting or to view the archives of previously held meetings, please visit: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/cop/

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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, 887 hits)

  Bid Package: Bus Batteries Addendum #1 (55.0 KiB, 536 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, 330 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

ACTION FOR COMMON COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

1. WATERFRONT TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

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, 330 hits)

OTHER BUSINESS

2. UPDATE OF STATUS OF DUTTON DEVELOPMENT

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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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