Halloween Tips for Parents & Homeowners

Halloween Tips for Parents

  • Make sure costumes fit well and that they are short enough to prevent tripping.
  • Consider using hypoallergenic make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct your child’s vision.
  • Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Make certain that costumes are flame-retardant.
  • Trick-or-treaters should have a flashlight with fresh batteries.
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children; older kids should trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Set a time when your children should be home and know what route they plan to take.
  • Remind your children not to enter strange houses or cars. Children should not approach homes where the front lights are not turned on.
  • Remind your children to stay on the sidewalk and not cut across yards or through alleys; remind them to cross streets only at corners and never from between parked cars.
  • Do not allow your children to consume their treats until they have checked by an adult at home. Throw away any unwrapped or spoiled items. Give any candy that could be a choking hazard (such as hard candies) to older children.

Halloween Tips for Homeowners

  • Clear your yard and sidewalk of any obstacles or decorations that may be hard to see in the dark. Check around your property for flower pots, low tree limbs, garden hoses or anything that may be hazardous to young children rushing through the neighborhood.
  • Keep your home well lit, inside and out.
  • Always keep Jack O’ Lanterns and hot electric lamps far away from drapes and decorations, and out of the way of young children and pets.
  • Consider keeping pets confined in an area of the house where they will not be in the way or become frightened by the increased activity.
  • The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will be dispatching extra patrols for Halloween and Mischief Night. Report any suspicious or criminal activity immediately by calling 451-4000, or 911 in case of an emergency.
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Common Council Meeting – November 3, 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - November 3, 2014 (1.7 MiB, 511 hits)

  Common Council Agenda Addendum - November 3, 2014 (32.7 KiB, 268 hits)

Common Council Chambers
Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 p.m.

5:45 pm Public Hearing regarding proposed 2015 Budget

  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 COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN AND PETSAS, Resolution R14-66, requiring the publication of information with regard to boards and committees.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-68, introducing Local Law LL-14-5, and setting a public hearing to override the tax cap.
  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-14-21, approving the rezoning of an unnumbered Maple Street parcel (Tax Map Number 6161-25-504927) from C-2A/R4 to R-4.
    3. FROM CHAIRMAN MALLORY AND COUNCILMEMBERS HERMANN AND PERRY, Ordinance O-14-22, amending Chapter 6, Section 36 entitled Abandoned-Vacant Properties, requiring the posting of a bond.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding amendments to the Building Code.
    2. FROM COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS GENT, a communication regarding the proposed changes to the snow emergency route on Mill Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the proposed changes to the Hawking and Peddling Ordinance with regard to Market Street.
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding proposed sale of 36 North Clover Street.
    5. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a communication regarding the LED Lights.
    6. FROM EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, a notice of property damage sustained on September 3, 2014.
    7. FROM GERSON GOLDMAN, a notice of property damage sustained on March 7, 2014.
    8. FROM GEICO ASO NELL A. MALLEN, a notice of property damage sustained on June 24, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Waterfront Advisory Committee – October 28, 2014

Waterfront Advisory Committee Agenda
October 28, 2014
6:00pm

  WAC Agenda - October 28, 2014 (36.5 KiB, 304 hits)

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.

2. 68 GERALD DRIVE UNITS E-3 & E-4 – AMENDED SITE PLAN

Amended Site Plan regarding addition of a deck and expansion of a deck attached to existing building; Applicant: Phillip F. Behr; Grid#6062-82-718017 & 718020; Zoned R-6

OTHER BUSINESS

3. UPDATE OF STATUS OF DUTTON DEVELOPMENT

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Public Hearing: Preliminary 2015 Budget

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, November 3, 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 the preliminary 2015 Budget.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 544 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 5,815 hits)

 

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44/55 Eastbound Work Begins Oct. 27 – Potential Traffic Congestion

Phase I of the New York State Department of Transportation’s bridge maintenance will take place near the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie line on the Eastbound arterial from Monday, October 27, 2014 until Monday, November 10, 2014.  All lanes will close and motorists are advised to follow the detours posted by the New York State Department of Transportation.  Phase II construction details will be forthcoming.

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HDLPC Meeting – October 23, 2014

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - October 23, 2014 (52.0 KiB, 252 hits)

HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK NOMINATIONS

  • 204 Church Street

Preparer information:
Name:  Holly Wahlberg
Address:  35 Garfield Place

Owner information:
Name: Ethan Allen Personnel Group

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

  • 122 Academy Street

Applicant information:
Name:  Ken Levinson
Address:  24 Garfield Place
Project classification:  Exterior Painting

  • 28 Garfield Place

Applicant information:
Name:  Melanie Vetter
Address:  28 Garfield Place
Project classification:  Replace Roof

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Common Council Meeting – October 20, 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - October 20, 2014 (1.5 MiB, 273 hits)

Common Council Chambers
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.: Public Hearing a proposed Ordinance for the rezoning of an unnumbered lot on Maple Street Parcel # 6161-25-504927.

  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 COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN AND PETSAS, Resolution R14-66, requiring the publication of information with regard to boards and committees.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN¸ Resolution R14-67, setting a public hearing for the 2014 Budget
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM COUNCILMEMBER PETSAS, Ordinance O-14-19, amending Section 13-175 entitled Stop Signs adding a Stop Sign to Hoffman Street at Albany Street
    2. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL VALK, Ordinance O-14-20, amending Section 14-45 entitled “Graffiti Prohibited”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding amendments to the Building Code.
    2. FROM LINDA MARSTEN-REID, a presentation regarding mural program.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding proposed Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding proposed Foreclosure Bond Ordinance.
    5. FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN, a presentation on using arts, culture, and history as a driver for economic development and revitalization.
    6. FROM GINO’S PIZZA AND RESTAURANT, a notice of intent to renew their Liquor License.
    7. FROM KEVIN MARKETT, a notice of property damage sustained on September 26, 2014.
    8. FROM BENJAMIN RODRIGUEZ, two notices of property damage sustained on August 12, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:

 

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Planning Board Meeting – October 21, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall. All Planning Board meetings are open to the public. Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

  Planning Board Agenda - October 21, 2014 (37.0 KiB, 314 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
October 21, 2014
7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

29 GARDEN STREET – RESTAURANT ADDITION

Amended Site Plan regarding modification to the building to provide additional seating for the existing restaurant; Owner /Applicant: Devon Jones; Representative: DeRonde Design Assoc.  Grid#6162-77-099122; Zoned C-2;   File #2014-017

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

195 KITTREDGE PLACE – AUTO REPAIR

Amended Site Plan regarding change in use of existing building to auto repair; Applicant: Fitz Mullings; Grid#6062-59-827486; Zoned I-2; File #2014-045.

40 S HAMILTON STREET – 10 BEDROOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to 10 bedroom spiritual retreat; Applicant: Gil Zingaro; Grid#6161-22-162944; Zoned R-4; File #2014-046.

55 N CLINTON STREET – 8 UNIT MULTI-FAMILY SITE PLAN

Amended Site Plan regarding change in use of existing building to 8 unit (4 Studio & 4 1-Bedroom) multi-family dwelling; Applicant: Donato Germmati; Grid#6162-71-288157; Zoned R-4; File #2014-047.

68 GERALD DRIVE UNITS E-3 & E-4 – AMENDED SITE PLAN

Amended Site Plan regarding addition of a deck and expansion of a deck attached to existing building; Applicant: Phillip F. Behr; Grid#6062-82-718017 & 718020; Zoned R-6; File #2014-049.

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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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Holiday Schedule – Columbus Day (Monday, October 13)

In observance of Columbus Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, October 13, 2014:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule. Shopper’s Special route suspended. Service resumes Tuesday, October 14.
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup on Monday.
    • Monday’s routes will be picked up on Tuesday, October 14.
    • Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday, October 15.
    • Yard Debris Pickup is suspended for Wednesday, October 15.
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