Radio Reading Water Meters

The new water meters in the City of Poughkeepsie are Sensus iPERL water meters.  These are radio frequency meters not electric smart meters.

The City of Poughkeepsie has invested in these meters to insure that all water consumers in the City are billed equitably.  The majority of meters the City of Poughkeepsie is replacing are over 30 years old.  The equipment needed to extract the data required for billing is no longer available.

The meters themselves are passive and do not produce any radio energy of any kind.  The meters meet the strict standards of the National Science Foundation, which is the national reference agency for plumbing fittings and pipes to ensure drinking water safety.  The meters also meet American Water Works Association standards for accuracy.  These two agencies produce the standards for which all water meters in the U.S. must meet. Continue reading

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Holiday Schedule: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 20, 2014), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • Routes normally scheduled for Monday collection will be picked up on Tuesday, January 21st. Tuesday collection routes will be picked up on Wednesday, January 22nd.
    • Yard Debris collection remains closed through the season.
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RFP: Installation of Pay Stations on Main Street, Market Street and South Avenue

Beginning immediately, sealed proposals are sought and invited by The City of Poughkeepsie (the CITY) for this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the selection of a qualified vendor and/or Contractor for the Installation of Pay Stations on Main Street,
Market Street and South Avenue, as set forth in the specifications prepared by the City of Poughkeepsie Engineering Department.

This project involves the purchasing and installation of a specified number of Pay Stations.

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Contacts and Supply, in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, until 2:30 p.m. on January 17, 2014, which after such time will be opened but not read aloud. 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: http://www.empirestatebidsystem.com and http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com.

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Committee of the Whole Meeting – January 27

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie will hereby convene a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Municipal Building/City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York for the purpose of discussing Crime and the Measures being taken by the Police Department.

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Special Meeting of the Planning Board – January 14th

A Special meeting of the Planning Board has been scheduled for One Dutchess Avenue (Former Dutton Site) for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:30pm to discuss the project and to consider setting a public hearing.

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January ZBA Meeting Cancelled

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting scheduled for January 14, 2014 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next ZBA meeting will take place on February 11, 2014.

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Snow Emergency Lifted at 3pm on Friday; Bus Service Resumes Saturday

The Snow Emergency declared on January 2, 2014 will be lifted as of 3:00pm today, January 3, 2014. 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 will resume tomorrow, Saturday, January 4th.

Garbage and recycling pickup will resume as scheduled on Monday, January 6, 2014.

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Snow Emergency Remains In Effect; City Bus System Closed Today

The Snow Emergency declared at 3pm on January 2, 2014 remains in effect today, January 3, 2014. As a safety precaution, the City Bus System will remain closed until further notice. Please continue to check back for updates.

More Information

Snow Emergency Declared – January 2, 2014

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Snow Emergency Declared, Begins January 2, 2014 at 3:00pm

A snow emergency will be declared today beginning at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 2, 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.

Bus Service Cancelled for Thursday, January 2nd

All City Bus Services are cancelled as of 2pm today, January 2nd, until further notice.

Sanitation & Recycling Pickup Cancelled for Friday, January 3rd

Sanitation and recycling pickup is cancelled for Friday, January 3rd. Pickup will occur on next scheduled day.

Snow Clearing – Sidewalks & Fire Hydrants

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.

Consider helping your elderly neighbors, or those with medical conditions, by shoveling out the hydrant or sidewalk in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

Snow Emergency Routes & Procedures

During a declared Snow Emergency, immediately move your vehicle from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route. (See below for a list of the designated emergency snow routes in accordance with the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances Section 13-124.). You may park your legally registered, inspected and insured vehicle in any City of Poughkeepsie parking lot that is open to the public, free of charge, during a snow emergency.

Vehicles that are parked on a designated snow emergency route during a snow emergency are subject to being ticketed, towed and impounded at the vehicle owner’s expense. If your vehicle is towed, you will need to pay the impound fee prior to your vehicle being released by first calling the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 451.4000 for further instructions.

Do not park your vehicle on snow emergency routes until the snow emergency has been cancelled. The media, including the area radio stations will be notified of both the declaration and cancellation of snow emergencies.

The following is a list of “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, 2,732 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,065 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.4 MiB, 1,476 hits)

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Rescheduled: Common Council Swearing-In Ceremony, Organization Meeting & Common Council Meeting

Due to the impending weather conditions, the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected members of the Common Council, the Common Council Organization Meeting, and the Common Council Meeting, have been rescheduled.

Swearing-In Ceremony & Organization Meeting

The swearing-in ceremony will commence on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 1:00pm. The Organization Meeting will begin at 1:30pm. The ceremony and organization meeting will take place in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor). Both are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot.

Common Council Meeting

The first meeting of the Common Council has been rescheduled to Monday, January 6 at 6:30pm, in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor). All Common Council meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend and participate. Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot.

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