Central Hudson Gas Main & Service Replacement Program – North & South Clover Street

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Central Hudson will be begin a gas main and service replacement program in the area of North & South Clover Street. The project will be phased, with work beginning on South Clover Street and ending on North Clover Street. Final paving for the project is scheduled for October 2015.

For questions about the project, please contact Matthew Guthrie, Central Hudson Gas Operations Foreman, at (845) 235-2924 or mguthrie@cenhud.com.

  North & South Clover Street Gas Main Replacement - Letter to Central Hudson Customers

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Boardman Road Trial Bus Service Ends May 18, 2015

Due to low usage and demand, the trial bus service to the Boardman Road library will be terminated beginning May 18, 2015.

If you have any comments or questions, please call the City Bus Dispatcher at (845) 451-4118.

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Common Council Meeting – May 18, 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 - May 18, 2015

  Resolution R-15-40: 36 North Street

5:45pm: Presentation regarding the Little George and Smith Street project

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Minutes of the Special Informational Meeting of 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 CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, SEQRA Resolution R12-35, and Sale Resolution R15-36, approving the property sale of two city owned properties known as tax id numbers 6162-80-492044 and 6168-80-475044, located on Pershing Avenue.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-37, approving the BID with Fleet Management.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-38, adopting a determination of negative significance pursuant to SEQRA for 36 North Clover Street
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-39, requesting municipal home rule legislation for the alienation of a part and portion of Wheaton Park.
    5. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-40, approving the Waterfront Development Strategy (WTOD).
    6. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-32, approving the Home Consortium Agreement with Dutchess County.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM ABDEL EL JAOURI, a notice of property damage sustained on April 6, 2015.
    2. FROM NYCM, on behalf of SYDNEY R. HENRIQUES, a notice of property damage sustained on March 17, 2015.
    3. FROM LORENZO L. ANGELINO, a notice of intent for Main Street Hospitality d/b/a Brasserie 292 to renew their Liquor License.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Planning Board Meeting – May 19, 2015

The Planning Board will meet on May 19,  2015 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

May 19, 2015 – 7:00pm 

  Planning Board Agenda - May 19, 2015

PUBLIC HEARINGS

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.

Planning Board will open and adjourn meeting until June 16, 2015.

22 LEXINGTON AVENUE – PROPOSED 6 UNIT APARTMENT 

Site Plan review regarding change in use to 6 Unit Apartment.  Applicant: Wulf Luecherath; Grid # 6062-84-960084; Zoned R-4A; File#2014-063.

Planning Board will open and adjourn meeting until June 16, 2015.

44 SMITH STREET – COMMERCIAL STORAGE/WAREHOUSE WITH AMBULANCE AND MEDICAL SERVICES

Site Plan approval for commercial storage/warehouse with ambulance and medical services in existing building.  Applicant: Peldor Realty LLC; Architect: Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLC; Grid # 6162-79-292095; Zoned R-4; File#2015-011.

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

20-72 VASSAR FARM LANE – ART GALLERY  

Site Plan and Special Permit approval for the conversion of 5,600 sf of existing space to an art gallery.  Applicant: Vassar College; Engineer: LRC Group;

Grid # 6161-84-910090; Zoned R-D; File#2015-016.

278-288 MAIN STREET – MULTI-FAMILY RES. / COMMERCIAL   

Site Plan and Special Permit re-approval with amendments of proposed 19 apartment units and 10,940 sf Commercial space in existing building.
Applicant: Kirchner Realty, Inc.; Architect: Aryeh Siegel, Architect;

Grids #s 6162-77-059084, 062084, 065083, 060075, 068081; Zoned C-2; File#2015-017 & 018.

289 MILL STREET – ADDITION TO EXISTING RESTAURANT

Amended Site Plan regarding addition to existing restaurant.

Applicant: Robert Baxter; Engineer: Berger Engineering and Surveying, PLLC  Grid # 6162-69-096151; Zoned C-2  File#2013-020.

7 SOUTH CLINTON STREET – RESTAURANT  

Site Plan approval for restaurant use in existing building. Applicant: Thomas Schirripa; Architect: Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis; Grid # 6161-23-258990; Zoned C-3; File#2015-021.

SIGNS & FACADES

600 MAIN STREET – COURTESY CAR WASH  SIGN   

Sign review regarding internally-illuminated free standing sign.  Applicant: Manik Rahman; Grid # 6161-24-458907; Zoned C-2A; File#2015-005.

227 MILL STREET – THE ITALIAN CENTER   

Sign review regarding internally-illuminated free standing sign.  Applicant: Representative: Gloede Neon Sign Ltd.; Grid # 6162-69-007206; Zoned O-R;

File#2015-015.

232 HOOKER AVENUE – MARSHALL & STERLING SIGN   

Sign review regarding externally-illuminated free standing sign.  Applicant: Visual Concepts, Jeff Herzlinger; Grid # 6161-56-485491; Zoned C-1;

File#2015-019.

290 MAIN STREET – FAÇADE    

Façade review regarding modifications to building front.  Applicant: Porto Heli LLC; Grid # 6162-77-070081; Zoned C-2; File#2015-022.

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Traffic Advisory for Monday, May 11, 2015

In anticipation of a large turn out from the public safety community for the services for Firefighter Timothy Gunther, it will be necessary to put the following restrictions into effect, beginning at 9:00am on Monday, May 11:

  • Main Street from Hamilton Street to Columbus Drive (Arterial) will be closed to vehicular traffic.
  • Market Street from Church Street (East Arterial) to Main Street to Mill Street (West Arterial) will be closed to traffic.
  • Columbus Drive between Main Street and Mill Street (West Arterial) will be closed to traffic.

Parking will be banned in those areas.  This area will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the attendees have been cleared from the area.  The public should plan on this until approximately 12:00pm, though certain areas may open earlier depending on crowd size.

The bus terminal on Columbus Drive will be closed to all traffic from 9:00am to 1:00pm. All buses (both County and City) will be operating from Market Street between Church Street and Cannon Street.

Attending fire departments are requested not to send fire apparatus to the service unless they have been already designated to be part of the service.

Parking for attendees is available in the Pine Street lot (36 Pine Street for GPS-Pine St. entrance). This lot runs between and Pine Street and Laurel Street next to Rinaldi Blvd.  Shuttle buses will be available to transport attendees to the Civic Center site.

The Financial Deck main entrance will be closed during this period and anyone who normally parks there will also need to access it form the Garden Street entrance.

Lastly, the Access Road on the south side of the Financial Plaza Deck, which runs between the Bus Terminal and Garden Street, will also be blocked off.  Any media needing space for a larger vehicle will be directed to stage in this area.

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Firefighter Timothy Gunther Funeral Service – Monday, May 11, 2015

Calling Hours

The wake for Firefighter Timothy Gunther will be held at McHoul’s Funeral Home, Rte. 82 Hopewell Junction, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  Uniform of the day is Class A.  Black badge band and white gloves are required.  Retirees are also welcome to wear their Class A’s.

Funeral Service

A full Line of Duty Death funeral service will be held at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, on Monday, May 11, 2015 at approximately 10:00am.  Uniform of the day is Class A.  Black badge band and white gloves required.  Retirees are also welcome to wear their Class A’s.

It is recommended that firefighters begin assembling no later than 9:00 AM in front of the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

Transportation & Parking for Service

Parking is available in the parking lot across from Shadows Restaurant on Rinaldi Blvd. Shuttle buses will begin running from there at approximately 8:45 AM.  This parking lot can also accommodate buses. If full, an overflow lot will be available. Additional parking is available at various locations throughout the downtown area.

Any personnel who arrive by Metro-North, it is a short 4 block walk straight up Main St. to the Civic Center.

There is a limited number of free rooms available at three local hotels for any uniformed personnel who require overnight lodging. For the rooms, additional transportation needs or general questions, please contact George Cacchione, President L596 at (845) 656-3915.

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ZBA Meeting Cancelled – May 12, 2015

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting scheduled for May 12, 2015 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next ZBA meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2015.

 

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Public Information Meeting: Creek Road Intersection Improvement Project

The City of Poughkeepsie will be holding a public information meeting to discuss the intersection improvement project, PIN 8757.82 – Creek Road at Smith Street and Little George Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County.  The open meeting will be held from 5:45 pm until 6:30pm on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at the Poughkeepsie City Hall.

This Public Information Meeting is part of the continuing effort by The City of Poughkeepsie, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input into transportation projects.  The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies.

If any special accommodations will be required to facilitate your participation in the meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (845) 451-4200 For further information on the project, please contact HVEA Engineers at (845) 838-3600.

Written comments on the project should be forwarded to:

HVEA Engineers
560 Route 52 – Suite 201
Beacon, NY  12508
Attn: Jack Gorton, Project Engineer

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Shopper’s Special Bus Route Out of Service on Friday, May 8th

The Shopper’s Special bus route will be out of service on Friday, May 8th.

For alternate service to destinations along the suspended route, please visit the Dutchess County LOOP website.

For additional information about the City of Poughkeepsie Bus System, please visit: http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/departments/dpw/busservice

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Water Main Repair: Bement Ave. at Cottage St.

The Water Department is repairing a water main break on Bement Avenue at Cottage Street. Residents in the area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. The Water Department has opened up hydrants in the area to relieve the water pressure in order to make the needed repairs. The water service will be restored once the repairs are made. Once the repairs are made, residents may report cloudy water and should be instructed to run the water until it is clear. If you have any questions or concerns please call DPW Dispatch at 845-451-4111.

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