Snow Emergency Begins at 11pm, Feb. 12

A snow emergency has been declared beginning at 11:00pm this evening, February 12, 2014.  Mayor John C. Tkazyik would like to take the opportunity to remind City residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a “Snow Emergency” is declared.

City Transit System & Sanitation Department

All City transit services are cancelled for tomorrow, February 13, 2014 until further notice.  Sanitation collection will continue as scheduled for Thursday routes.

Snow Removal

Residents and business owners must clear the sidewalk in front of their residences and businesses as required by the City ordinance.  There must be compliance of all parking regulations for your street, and snow must not be put into any roadway.  This is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Residents must clear all fire hydrants on their properties.

Snow Emergency Routes

During a “Snow Emergency,” vehicles should be removed from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route. The City is also encouraging those who do not live along a snow emergency route to relocate their vehicles to City Municipal lots during the storm to Continue reading

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RFB: Street Paving Equipment Rental with Operators

  Bid Package: Street Paving Equipment Rental with Operators (356.1 KiB, 426 hits)

  Bid Package: Street Paving Equipment Rental with Operators Addendum #1 (41.8 KiB, 257 hits)

Beginning immediately, sealed proposals are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie for Street Paving Equipment Rental with Operators as set forth in the specifications prepared by the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Agent

The Bidding Documents including Bidding Requirements and specifications may be obtained from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, City of Poughkeepsie, 1st Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. Official bid copies may be advertised and /or obtained on the following website: www.empirestatebidsystem.com or www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

Sealed proposals for Street Paving Equipment Rental with Operators will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, prior to 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2014 at City Hall. All bids must be made upon and in accordance with the form of proposals and attached specifications and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes marked:

PROPOSAL FOR RFB-COP-01-14-02: STREET PAVING EQUIPMENT RENTAL WITH OPERATORS

All bids received pursuant to this notice will be publicly opened and read.

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Position Available: Commissioner of Public Works

The City of Poughkeepsie is accepting applications for the position of Commissioner of Public Works until March 7, 2014. The City of Poughkeepsie, a municipality of 32,736 residents, is located in Dutchess County, New York State.

The Commissioner of Public reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the operation of the Department of Public Works, which includes highways, buildings, parks, engineering, water/sewer and sanitation.  Important contacts are encountered both within and outside the organization on all matters pertaining to Public Works.  Supervision is exercised over a large number of clerical, administrative, labor group and professional personnel which comprise the staff of the Department of Public Works.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or an equivalent degree AND: six (6) years of experience in the field of civil engineering which must have included three years of  experience primarily concerned with highway engineering or design and construction of buildings. Those with a P.E. license are encouraged to apply.

Residency is required within six (6) months. Starting salary will range from $75,000-$85,000    depending on experience and qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package. Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and five professional references to the Personnel Office, City of Poughkeepsie, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

E-mail rsweat@cityofpoughkeepsie.com; Website www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

The City is committed to diversify its workforce by advertising all vacancies as widely as possible and ensuring that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity for employment.

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Snow Emergency Lifted February 6 at 9am

The Snow Emergency declared on February 4, 2014 will be lifted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:00am.  Residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow from sidewalks and around fire hydrants adjacent to their property. Please refrain from shoveling snow into roadways

Bus Service

City Bus Service remains suspended on Thursday, February 6. Service will resume on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Sanitation

Garbage and recycling pickup is suspended for Thursday, February 6, 2014. Pickup will occur on the next regularly scheduled day.

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Snow Emergency Declared

A snow emergency has been declared beginning at 11:00pm this evening, February 4, 2014.  Mayor John C. Tkazyik would like to take the opportunity to remind City residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a “Snow Emergency” is declared.  During a “Snow Emergency,” vehicles should be removed from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route.  Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may be parked in a City of Poughkeepsie municipal parking lot that is open to the public, free of charge, during a declared snow emergency.  Vehicles that are parked on snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency are subject to ticketing, towing, or impounding at the vehicle owner’s expense.  If your vehicle is towed, an impound fee must be paid prior to it being released.  Instructions for release can be obtained by calling the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at (845) 451-4000.  Vehicles should not be parked on snow emergency routes until the snow emergency is cancelled.  Snow emergency routes can be found below. Please check the website for updates throughout the storm.

Residents and business owners must clear the sidewalk in front of their residences and businesses as required by the City ordinance.  There must be compliance of all parking regulations for your street, and snow must not be put into any roadway.  This is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Residents must clear all fire hydrants on their properties.

Bus Service Suspended

All City transit services are cancelled for tomorrow, February 5, 2014 until further notice.

Snow Emergency” routes:

  • Academy Street from Main Street to North-South Arterial Highway
  • Beechwood Avenue from Ferris Lane to City line
  • South Cherry Street from Main Street to Hooker Avenue
  • Civic CenterPlaza from Mansion Street to Main Street
  • North Clinton Street from Mansion Street to Route 44/55, westbound
  • Columbia Street from North-South Arterial Highway to Lincoln Avenue
  • North Clover Street from Mill Street to Main Street
  • South Clover Street from Main Street to Union Street
  • Ferris Lane from Hooker Avenue to Beechwood Avenue
  • Grand Avenue from City line at Main Street to Hooker Avenue
  • North Hamilton Street from Parker Avenue to Main Street
  • South Hamilton Street from Main Street to Livingston Street
  • Hooker Avenue from South Hamilton Street to City line
  • Jefferson Street, Route 44/55 to Lincoln Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue from Montgomery Street to Livingston Street
  • Main Street from Hudson River to City line at Grand Avenue
  • Mansion Street from Smith Street to North Clinton Street
  • Market Street from Main Street to Montgomery Street
  • Montgomery Street from Lincoln Avenue to South Hamilton Street
  • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to City line
  • Reade Place from South Avenue to Young Street
  • Smith Street from City line to Clinton Square
  • South Avenue from Montgomery Street to North-South Arterial Highway
  • Washington Street from City line to Main Street
  • Wilbur Boulevard from Hooker Avenue to City line

More Information:

  Snowfall & Snow Emergency Information (871.0 KiB, 2,730 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,064 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.4 MiB, 1,474 hits)

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Common Council Meeting Cancelled; Rescheduled to Feb. 10

This evening’s scheduled presentation and Common Council meeting set to begin at 5:30pm and 6:30pm, respectively, have been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

The presentation regarding LED lights will be held next Monday, February 10th at 5:30pm followed by the rescheduled Common Council meeting at 6:30pm.

Any questions should be directed to the City Chamberlain’s office at (845) 451-4276.

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City Seeks Volunteers for Board of Assessment Review

The City of Poughkeepsie is currently seeking residents who would be interested in serving as a member of the Board of Assessment Review.

The Board of Assessment Review consists of three to five volunteers who have at least a general knowledge of property values in the community. The Common Council members vote to appoint BAR members.

The BAR’s sole purpose is to arrive at a fair and impartial decision regarding the assessment on property. The BAR conducts hearings in order to evaluate grievance applications and make a determination of assessed value based on evidence submitted by the property owner.

The BAR meets once a year, the fourth Tuesday in May – “Grievance Day”. However, members are usually required to participate in additional hearings and private deliberations. Additionally, Section 523 of the Real Property Tax Law requires BAR members attend a training session before they can participate in the hearing and determination of complaints.

Any City residents interested in being a member of the Board of Assessment Review are asked to contact City Chamberlain Deanne Flynn at dflynn@cityofpoughkeepsie.com or by mail at 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie New York 12601 prior to Friday, February 14, 2014.

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Common Council Seeks Members for IDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council is looking members to serve on the City of Poughkeepsie Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Members must be residents of the City of Poughkeepsie. Please send letters of interest and resumes to Deanne L. Flynn, City Chamberlain to City Hall, Office of the City Chamberlain, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, dflynn@cityofpoughkeepsie.com or by fax at 845-451-4239 by the end of Friday, February 14, 2014.

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RFB: Cold Milling Machine Rental

  Bid Package: Cold Milling Machine Rental (340.4 KiB, 381 hits)

Beginning immediately, sealed proposals are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie for Cold Milling Machine Rental, as set forth in the specifications prepared by the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Agent.

The Bidding Documents including Bidding Requirements and specifications may be obtained from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, City of Poughkeepsie, 1st Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. Official bid copies may be advertised and /or obtained on the following website: www.empirestatebidsystem.com or www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

Sealed proposals for Cold Milling Machine Rental will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, prior to 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2014 at City Hall. All bids must be made upon and in accordance with the form of proposals and attached specifications and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes marked:

PROPOSAL FOR RFB-COP-01-14-01: COLD MILLING MACHINE RENTAL

All bids received pursuant to this notice will be publicly opened and read.

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Public Hearing: One Dutchess Avenue

January 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Planning Board has scheduled a Public Hearing for One Dutchess Avenue (Former Dutton Site) on January 28, 2014 at 6:30pm. The hearing will take place in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall. Parking is available in the City Hall Parking Garage. All are welcome to attend.

Agenda:

Site Plan review regarding the proposed development of 396 residential units at the former Dutton Lumber site. Applicant: The O’Neill Group; Grid # 6062-02-763508 & 6062-59-766443; Zoned W.  File #2013-91

  Public Hearing: One Dutchess Avenue (36.3 KiB, 411 hits)

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