Holiday Schedule – Labor Day (Monday, September 1)

In observance of Labor Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on September 1, 2014:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • City Courts: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended – Service resumes Tuesday morning (September 2)
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling pickup on Monday. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday. Yard debris pickup is suspended for Wednesday.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 2,248 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 823 hits)

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August WAC Meeting Cancelled

The August 26, 2014 Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next WAC meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2014 at 6pm.

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Planning Board Meeting – August 26, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on August 26, 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 - August 26, 2014 (36.9 KiB, 283 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
August 26, 2014, 7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1 DUTCHESS AVENUE – CONCEPT PLAN (FORMER DUTTON SITE)

Site Plan review regarding the proposed development of 384 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

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

103 HOOKER AVENUE – ADULT DAY CARE

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to Adult Day Care; Applicant: Myriam Jeanty McCalla; Grid#6161-39-257661; Zoned R-1; File #2014-036.

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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Road Work Notice: Academy St. & Montgomery St.

Central Hudson contractor, Precision Pipeline, has closed the intersection of Academy Street at Montgomery Street for today, Monday, August 25. Work zones, detours, and flaggers in place.

On Tuesday, August 26, Montgomery Street (between Market Street and Academy Street) and the intersection at Academy Street & Montgomery Street will be closed. Emergency vehicles and local traffic will be accommodated.

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CHG&E Gas Work Schedule

Tentative schedule for Central Hudson gas work taking place the week of August, 25th.

    Leak Repair: Intersection of Main and S. Clinton st (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 160 Academy St (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 8 Raymond Ave (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 16 Field Ct (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 93 Market St (PPS)
    Service retirement: 81 Cannon St (CHG&E)
    Service installation: 95 Violet ave (CHG&E)
    Service installation: Gerald Drive condominiums (Work taking place off the street)
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Common Council Meeting – August 25, 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 (map).

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 - August 25, 2014 (1.4 MiB, 407 hits)

Common Council Agenda – August 25, 2014

5:45 p.m. Presentation by PACE Land Use Center regarding Poughkeepsie Main Street Economic Development Strategy

  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 CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-60, setting a public hearing and introducing an Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-61, approving an Easement with Central Hudson.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-13, parking change to include permit parking on Lafyette Place.
    2. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD,Ordinance O-14-15, amending Section 9-34 of the City Code entitled “Effect of non-compliance with any section under this chapter”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM KEN KEARNEY,a presentation regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation on the 2015-2019 Capital Plan.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Public Hearing – September 2, 2014 5:45 p.m.

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 Tuesday, September 2, 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 proposed amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”

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Position Available: Director Of Social Development

  Director of Social Development (8.5 KiB, 469 hits)

Director of Social Development (Salary $50,000) Management position, 35 hour week position with full benefits which includes health insurance, paid dental/optical, vacation, sick and personal leave.

This position is the liaison between the City and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and acts as the grant writer and grants administrator for the city’s community planning and development grants.  The incumbent advises the Mayor and  City Administrator on policy initiatives that meet community needs.  This position is responsible for the city’s use of federal funds in compliance with federal regulations, including:  implementation and oversight of public services, housing, and infrastructure programs sponsored or sought by the city under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home programs and other grants that may become available to the city.  The position involves policy and program analysis and implementation as they apply to community planning, contract administration, community relations, and grants management.  A person in this position will be required to know, understand, interpret and execute pertinent state and federal directives and regulations.  Work is performed under general supervision and guidance of the City Administrator.  This position supervises subordinate clerical staff. Continue reading

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Public Notice: Federal Transportation Program Application

The City of Poughkeepsie is requesting Capital and Operating Federal Funds in the amount of $1,581,000 under Section 5307 and the Surface Transportation Program of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Funding in the amount of $1,581,000 is to be used as reimbursement of Preventive Maintenance, from January 1, through December 31, 2015. These funds will also be used as reimbursement of Operating funds for January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 expenses. Additionally, these funds will be used for the purchase of two Hybrid Electric buses to replace two diesel fuel buses once they have passed their useful life.

Project Description         Federal       Local/State       Total
Operating Assistance             $ 340,000    $340,000      $ 680,000
Preventive Maintenance       $ 169,000     $ 42,250        $ 211,250
Bus Replacement                    $1,072,000    $268,000    $1,340,000
Total                                       $1,581,000   $650,250   $2,231,250

A copy of the application is available for viewing during business hours, 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday-Friday at City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Comments will be accepted at this address for thirty days, attn: Karen Sorrell. This program of projects becomes the final program of projects if not amended. Comments and or request for a public hearing must be received by 4:30pm, September 11, 2014. If requested a public hearing will be held.

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Common Council Meeting – August 18, 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 (map).

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 - August 18, 2014 (4.8 MiB, 1,213 hits)

Common Council Agenda – August 18, 2014

6:00 p.m. Presentation by Ken Kearney regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES: 
    1. Common Council Meeting of May 5, 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 COMMISSIONER OF ASSESSMENT TAYLOR, Resolution R14-55, adopting the 2014 Adjusted Base Proportions.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-56, support resolution for the LED Lighting project.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-57, approving the application for FTA grant.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Resolution R14-58, setting a public hearing for proposed amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hours Convenience Stores”.
    5. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R14-59, authorizing the Mayor to execute a municipal undertaking with NYS Department of Transportation.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-14, amending Section 13-126 entitled Permit Parking Districts to include South Avenue from Montgomery Street to Franklin Place in the District 1.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM MCGRATH REALTY, INC. a presentation regarding the proposed supermarket on Crannall Street.
    2. FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HESSE AND FIRE CHIEF JOHNSON, a communication regarding the reallocation of 2013 CDBG funds
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, an update on the parking meters.
    4. FROM RICHARD AND LISA LAMBERT, a notice for Backstreet Pub, located at 103 Parker Avenue to renew its Liquor License.
    5. FROM MICHAEL TISSIERA, a notice of claim sustained on July 26, 2013.
    6. FROM VERNON MURRAY, a notice of property damage sustained on May 15, 2014.
    7. FROM JUNE M. TACINELLI, a notice of property damage sustained on July 2, 2014.
    8. FROM NELL MALLEN, a notice of property damage sustained on June 24, 2014
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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