Mayor Releases 2015 Preliminary Budget

The Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, John C. Tkazyik, released his 2015 Preliminary Budget today.  Attached, for your reference, is the budget overview.

“The 2015 budget reflects the continued effort to strengthen the City’s financial position.  The 2013 General Fund ended with a surplus.  The 2015 proposed budget contains conservative, realistic numbers that follow the New York State OSC recommendations and the expectations of Moody’s,” said Mayor Tkazyik in a statement today.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 458 hits)

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Planning Board Meeting – September 16, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on September 16, 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.

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Planning Board Agenda
September 16, 2014
7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 1. 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

2. 218 MAIN STREET – PLACE OF WORSHIP

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to a house of worship; Applicant: Mark Raphael; Grid #6062-84-

3. 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 #2014-000.

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Common Council Meeting – September 15, 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 & Packet - September 15, 2014 (6.6 MiB, 834 hits)

Common Council Agenda – September 15, 2014

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Common Council Meeting of May 19, 2014
    2. Public Hearing June 2, 2014 regarding
    3. Public Hearing of June 2, 2014 regarding
  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, Resolution R14-64, setting a public hearing for the rezoning of an unnumbered Maple Street parcel (Tax Map Number 6161-25-504927) from C-2A/R4 to R-4.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-65, Introducing a local law 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.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Ordinance O-14-16, amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN AND CHIEF JOHNSON, a communication regarding Ambulance/EMS services.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the reallocation of 2007 CDBG funds.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation regarding the 2013 Sedore Audit.
    4. FROM PATRICK MAHONEY, a notice of injury sustained on May 27, 2014.
    5. FROM DANIEL DORN, a notice of claim sustained on August 8, 2014 and on August 22, 2014.
    6. FROM LAW OFFICES OF L’TANYA M. WATKINS, ESQ., a notice of clain sustained on May 24, 2014.
    7. FROM DAIN S. HYMAN, a notice of personal injury sustained on June 9, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Bulk Service Program Begins Monday, Sept. 15

The Bulk Service Program runs Monday, September 15, 2014 through Saturday, September 20, 2014, during normal Transfer Station hours. This program is reserved for City of Poughkeepsie residents only, one time per City resident per year. Properties classified as “411” are not eligible for this program.

Bulk Drop Off: No tipping fee for bulk items, one time per City address per year, up to a four foot by eight foot pickup size load with no walls on side of truck. Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables and hazardous waste items are not allowed. You must have photo identification and a recent utility bill (cable, telephone, or Central Hudson) to prove you are a City resident. You must bring or accompany the bulk items yourself. Household hazardous waste items (air conditioner, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the program. They can be dropped off, however, a separate fee will be charged.

Bulk Pick Up: THE SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 ONLY. The fee for curbside service is $35.00 fee for up to five (5) bulk items (the fee is waived for disabled residents and senior residents, 65 years or older).

YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE A PICK UP DATE AND TIME. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ITEMS OUT UNTIL YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO. Items must be at curbside; we cannot remove them from your home.

To schedule a pick up, please call (845) 451-4111 or (845) 451-4050, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please leave your name, address and a telephone number where we can contact you. You will receive a call back and will be informed when the scheduled pick up will occur. At time of pickup, you must provide photo identification and a current utility bill with city address listed. Also at the time of pickup, you must have the exact cash amount or check/money order made out to the City of Poughkeepsie. You will be given a receipt from the Sanitation staff member.

Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables, and household hazardous waste items (air conditions, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the pick-up service. They can be collected as part of the five items; but, an additional fee will be charged.

Transfer Station Contact Information
26 Howard Street – Poughkeepsie – New York – 12601
(845) 451-4108

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 1:45pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed all City Holidays
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Hydrant Flush on Cedar Avenue

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Cedar Avenue, today, Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  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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Street Closure Notice: Kingston Avenue

The Tree Department has closed Kingston Avenue between Hooker Avenue and Arnold Boulevard. The street will remain closed throughout today (September 9) for tree removal and clean up.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111.

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City Seeks Members for Charter Review Commission

Application Deadline: September 26, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie is looking for seven (7) members to serve on the City of Poughkeepsie Charter Review Commission. The Commission is advisory and will be charged with reviewing the City’s current form of government. Members must be at least eighteen (18) year old, residents of the City of Poughkeepsie and cannot be employees, hold a public office or an appointed position of the City of Poughkeepsie. Applicants should have a basic understanding of city government. Please send letters of interest to Deanne Flynn, City Chamberlain to City Hall, Office of the City Chamberlain, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 by September 26, 2014.

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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – September 9, 2014

The attached agenda contains items to be considered at the next Zoning Board of Appeals

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda - September 9, 2014 (178.6 KiB, 279 hits)

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m., at City Hall, third floor, Common Council Chambers, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Consultant at (845) 451-4021.

Agenda

CALL TO ORDER:

PUBLIC HEARINGS & DELIBERATIONS:

File #   2014 – 011

Address:                      40 S Hamilton Street

Variance Type:           Use – allow rental of 10 rooms b y the resident family where not more than 2 rooms are allowed to be rented.

Project Proposal:       10 room spiritual retreat center with 10 rooms in the Existing Building.

Zoning District:          R-4

Applicant:                   Pam Rodelli

SEQR:                         Unlisted

File #   2014 – 014

Address:                      12 Wilbur Boulevard

Variance Type:           Area – allow addition within 4 feet of side property line

Project Proposal:       Addition to residential structure.

Zoning District:          R-2

Applicant:                   Paul & Andrea Ciminello

SEQR:                         Type II

File #   2014 – 015

Address:                      190 Beechwood Avenue

Variance Type:           Area – allow accessory use in front yard.

Project Proposal:       Ground mounted solar panels.

Zoning District:          R-1

Applicant:                   Sarah and Tom Klug

SEQR:                         Type II

File #   2014 – 016

Address:                      14 Wilson Boulevard

Variance Type:           Area – allow addition within 7 feet and 9.9 feet of side property lines

Project Proposal:       Addition to residential structure with a deck.

Zoning District:          R-2

Applicant:                   Junior and Ingrid Selman

SEQR:                         Type II

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Deputy Sheriff/Police Officer Exam Notice & Prep Classes

Deputy Sheriff/Police Officer Civil Service Examination Notice
Dutchess County

Examination Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Application Information:

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone# (845) 486-2169
24-Hour Exams Hotline (845) 486-2167

http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Personnel/PSindex.htm

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before November 15, 2014; Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND Either: (A) completion of sixty (60) standard credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university or (B) Two (2) years of satisfactory active military service with the armed forces of the United States; or (C) Two (2) years of full-time paid work experience as a police officer, correction officer, licensed security guard, or as an emergency service dispatcher*; or (D) An equivalent combination of education and experience within the limits of (A),(B) and (C) above. * Note: Work as an “emergency services dispatcher” would include work experience that primarily involved police, fire or emergency medical services. Unless otherwise specified, part-time experience will be pro-rated towards meeting the full-time experience requirements.  

Test Preparation Sites

  Dutchess County Sheriff & Police Exam Test Prep Sites - 2014 (17.5 KiB, 912 hits)

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for 9/11 Memorial Park

September 11, 2014 – 4:00pm

The groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Poughkeepsie’s new 9/11 Memorial park is set for 4pm, September 11, 2014 on the lawn next to City Hall facing the Poughkeepsie Journal building.

The Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie has secured two beams from the World Trade Center which will be installed in the park.

This park will eventually include an area to sit and reflect on the beams, surrounded by a bricked area with benches. Under the trees, on both sides of the beam installation, will be tables and benches where local workers and visitors can have lunch, congregate, and enjoy the bustle of downtown.

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Rendering of the 9/11 Memorial

The City of Poughkeepsie as well as local businesses, including Healey Chevrolet, DCH Toyota, and Mid-Hudson Subaru have pledged time, talent, and resources to complete phase one of this project. Donations being collected by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Two other local companies, Tinkelman Associates and Globe Industries, have designed the layout of the park and the beams’ construction.

“This is a wonderful community project to commemorate a very important part of our nation’s history. Many lives were lost that day and we are fortunate enough to be able to honor those heroes.  I am delighted that the City of Poughkeepsie could be part of this and that the City’s residents and visitors will be able to take part in this memorial and enjoy the beautiful space to be created,” said Mayor John C. Tkazyik.

Should you have any questions, please contact Randy Ross of the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie at 914-489-5189.

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