News Flash

Posted on: May 19, 2023

Grievance Day set for May 23

The city has set grievance day for May 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, Third Floor. This is for those property owners who wish to grieve their assessments

For additional information contact the assessor's office: 845-451-4039...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 29, 2023

Public Notice: City to Begin Accepting Applications for Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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The City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 Office Housing Choice Voucher Program will begin accepting applications for placement onto the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 9:30am, through Wednesday, Octobe...

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City Administrator
Posted on: February 16, 2023

City Issues Water System Notice

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Town of Poughkeepsie & City of Poughkeepsie Failed to Meet Public Water System Requirements

Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. Although this is not an emergency, as our custom...

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City Administrator
Posted on: July 26, 2022

City officials Among Attendees at Harvard Conference with Children's Cabinet

Last week, City Administrator Marc Nelson and Councilmember Yvonne Flowers were part of a local contingent representing the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet at a national conference hosted by the EdRedesign Lab at the Harvard Gr...

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City Administrator

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

City Seeks Board of Assessment Review Members

The City Common Council is currently seeking residents interested in serving as a member on 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 within ...

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Common Council
Posted on: October 19, 2023

City Seeks Industrial Development Agency Members

The Common Council is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Industrial Development Agency of the City of Poughkeepsie. Interested applicants must currently reside in the City of Poughkeepsie.

The IDA assists economic development projects that cr...

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Common Council
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Council Seeks Salary Review Commission Members

The City Common Council is looking for members of the public to serve on the City of Poughkeepsie Salary Review Commission. Please send letters of interest and resumes to Jasmin Davis, City Chamberlain; City Hall, Office of the City Chamberlain, 62 Civic ...

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Common Council
Posted on: May 16, 2023

City Names Members of Salary Review Commission

The Mayor and Common Council have named members to the city’s Poughkeepsie Salary Review Commission. 

Under the new City Charter, adopted by voter referendum in November 2016, there will be a Salary Review Commission every four years to ...

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Common Council
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Common Council Seeks City Residents for IDA

The Common Council is seeking individuals interested in serving on the city’s Industrial Development Agency. Interested applicants must currently reside in the City of Poughkeepsie. 

The IDA assists economic development projects that create or oth...

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Common Council
Posted on: February 22, 2023

City Seeks Board of Assessment Review Members

The Common Council is seeking residents who would be interested in serving as a member on 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 within th...

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Common Council
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Common Council Seeks Salary Review Commission Members

The Common Council is looking for members of the public to serve on the city’s  Poughkeepsie Salary Review Commission. Please send letters of interest and resumes to Jasmin Davis, City Chamberlain; City Hall, Office of the City Chamberl...

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Common Council
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Common Council Seeks Housing Solutions Committee Members

The Common Council is looking for members of the public to serve on the city’s Housing Solutions Committee. 

The committee will be charged, in part, with reviewing issues affecting access to housing within the city, and recommending step...

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Common Council
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Grant Named Sixth Ward Council Member

The Common Council has named community activist Christopher Grant to represent the Sixth Ward on the Council. He will fill the seat vacated by Natasha Brown, who recently was named Common Council Chairwoman.

Grant is a City of Poughkeepsie native, a gradua...

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Common Council
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Council Seeks to Fill Vacancy Within Ranks

The Common Council is seeking individuals interested in serving as the 6th (sixth) Ward Councilmember for the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council.

Interested applicants must currently reside in the 6th Ward of the City of Poughkeepsie.

If you are interested...

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Common Council
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Public Notice: Common Council Accepting Applicants for Chair Position

The Common Council is seeking individuals interested in serving as the Chair and Councilperson- at-Large for the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council.

If you are interested in serving as the Common Council Chair, please send your resume and a detailed lette...

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Common Council
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Has Openings on Various Boards

The Common Council is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Land Bank Board, the Arts Commission, the Ethics Committee, and the Industrial Development Agency (IDA).If you are interested in serving on one of the above boards/committees/commissio...

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Common Council
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Common Council Postpones Tonight's Meeting Due to Inclement Weather

Please by advised:  Due to inclement weather, tonight's Common Council meeting is being postponed to a later date.

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Common Council
Posted on: March 16, 2022

City Set to Return to In-Person Meetings

With COVID-19 cases declining dramatically, City of Poughkeepsie officials announced today that in-person public meetings will return effective the week of March 21. 

 “We surely hope the worst of this pandemic is behind us, and ...

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Common Council
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Common Council Seeks Applicants to Join Redistricting Committee

The Common Council is seeking applicants to join a five-member redistricting committee that will create a proposed plan for new ward boundaries. The committee will be made up of volunteers and will be provided with a budget to engage the necessary consult...

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Common Council

News Flash

Posted on: November 20, 2023

City Releases Its 2024 CDBG Application

The city has released its 2024 Community Development Block Grant application, which is available on the city’s website.

 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated to eligibl...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 6, 2022

City Sets Public Hearing for 2022 CDGB Action Plan

 The City Division of Social Development announces the publication of the draft 2022 City of Poughkeepsie Action Plan and has set a public hearing regarding the matter. 

The draft Action Plan outlines the proposed projects to be funded th...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Releases 2022 Community Development Block Grant Application

The City has released its 2022 Community Development Block Grant application. All City of Poughkeepsie public service nonprofit agencies are encouraged to submit an application to the Office of Social Development. The application can be located on the Cit...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

City of Poughkeepsie, Office of Social Development62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601(845) 451-4046jgreenwald@cityofpoughkeepsie.com

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Notice of Substantial Amendment For Annual Action Plan 2021

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie has completed its 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP). The Annual Action Plan outlines the proposed projects to be funded through entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Developme...

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Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: November 9, 2021

City Names Poughkeepsie Attorney Valk to Lead Its Corporation Counsel

Mayor Rob Rolison announced today the appointment of city resident Rebecca A. Valk as Corporation Counsel, pending Common Council approval.

Attorney Valk served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city for two years, from 2013 to 2015, when she gained...

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Corporation Counsel

News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Downtown Parking Improvement Plan – Draft Strategic Plan and Future Demand Analysis Released

The City of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County Transportation Council have released drafts of the Strategic Plan for Parking Operations and Management and the Analysis of Future Parking Demand as part of the Poughkeepsie Downtown Parking Improvement Plan. &...

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Downtown Parking Improvement Plan
Posted on: May 31, 2018

City Seeks Feedback on Downtown Parking Improvement Plan

As the city and partners conclude the Downtown Parking Improvement Plan, interested parties are invited to give feedback on the work that has been do so far, including an analysis of existing conditions, strategies for parking operations and mana...

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Downtown Parking Improvement Plan
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Poughkeepsie Downtown Parking Improvement Plan – Final Report and Action Plan

The City of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County Transportation Council have released the Poughkeepsie Downtown Parking Improvement Plan’s Final Report and Action Plan.  Led by the consultant team of Nelson Nygaard and Behan Planni...

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Downtown Parking Improvement Plan

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

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Mayor Flowers reads to Krieger Elementary School students, attends conference in Albany; public hearing set regarding Mansion Street Bridge project, all this and more in The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter — February 23, 2024 -

The Buzz Ne...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

City Receives NY Funds to Address Fall Kill Issues

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The city has been awarded more than $750,000 through a New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant to address flooding and promote public access along the edges of the Fall Kill Creek.

The city is partnering with the No...

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Featured News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

City Is Digitizing More Historical Records

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City officials have received a $50,000 grant from the New York State Archives to digitize more historical records.

The city secured the grant through the Chamberlain’s office, which is responsible for the city’s Office of Vital Statisti...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 9, 2024

City Opens Youth Activities Grant Process

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Mayor Yvonne Flowers announced today that $440,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant Program.

The city created the program in 2018 with $140,000 in seed money. Over the years, t...

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Featured News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

City Addresses Lead Pipe Removal Issue

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City officials are providing the following important information about lead pipes in the city.

Lead in drinking water does not come from the Poughkeepsies' Water Treatment Plant. However, homes built before 1986 may contain lead services or lead s...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Mayor Attends Conference with Colleagues in D.C.

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Mayor Yvonne Flowers attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. last week, getting updates on key topics ranging from affordable housing and homelessness to grant writing and gun violence prevention programs.

Mayor Flowers also had the chan...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Mayor Flowers, Council Take Oath of Office

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Yvonne Flowers took the oath of office as City of Poughkeepsie Mayor today, becoming the first African American to hold the position, calling for unity and community support and pledging to work on behalf of all residents for the betterment of the city.

Fl...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Mayor Flowers Declares Snow Emergency

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Mayor Yvonne Flowers has declared a snow emergency effective 3 p.m. Saturday, January 6, requiring vehicles to be removed from designated routes. By that time, residents must find alternative off-street parking or to park their vehicles in public parking ...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Extends Its 2024 CDBG Application

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The City of Poughkeepsie has extended its 2024 Community Development 

Block Grant application, which is available on the city’s website. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated to eligible c...

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Featured News
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Knapp to Serve As Interim City Administrator in 2024

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Mayor-elect Yvonne Flowers announced today she will appoint veteran city employee Ron Knapp to serve as interim city administrator beginning in 2024 when she takes office.

Knapp, who has served as the city’s Police Chief and has been working as both an ass...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

City Prepares for Snowstorm

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The city is monitoring the impending snowstorm and will declare an emergency if warranted.  In the event an emergency is declared, vehicles must be removed from designated routes. Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may b...
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Featured News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Flowers To Be Sworn In As Mayor on Jan. 2

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Yvonne Flowers will be sworn in as Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the Poughkeepsie High School Auditorium, 70 Forbus St. Poughkeepsie Common Council members also will be sworn in at that time. The event is free and open to...
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Featured News
Posted on: October 31, 2023

City Seeks Input on Housing Vacancy Study

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The city has contracted with the Collective for Community Culture and Environment (CCCE) to assist in determining the vacancy rate in buildings completed prior to Jan. 1, 1974, that contain at least six (6) dwelling units. The Housing Vacancy Rat...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Mayor Releases Preliminary 2024 Budget

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Mayor Marc Nelson has released his 2024 preliminary budget that lowers the tax rate, continues to close the gap on the city’s longstanding deficit, maintains essential government services and makes critically important capital ...

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Featured News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

City to Host Youth Services Support Seminar

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City officials will host a free, two-day youth services seminar in early December, providing the public with information on the city’s youth grant program and assisting them in creating and sustaining a nonprofit organization.

Mayor Marc Nelson a...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 10, 2023

City Seeks Ice House Operator at Waryas

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 The city is seeking a qualified operator for the Ice House at Waryas Park, which has previously served as an anchor restaurant on the city’s most active waterfront park. The deadline for submissions to the city’s Request for Proposal is November...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

City Sets Meeting on S. Grand Ave. Project

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The city plans to make significant improvements along South Grand Avenue between Hooker and College avenues and will hold a public information meeting about the project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 16 in the Common Council Chambers at Poughkeepsie City Ha...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Holds Meeting on Kaal Rock Park Plan

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The city plans to make renovations to Kaal Rock Park and held a public meeting Wednesday, September 20 before it finalizing design plans.You can watch a video of the meeting here. The city has identified Kaal Rock Park as an underutilize...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

City Sets Meeting on Draft Zoning Code

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After approving a new comprehensive plan last year, city officials are continuing to work on amendments to the corresponding zoning code and will hold a last community forum at the Family Partnership Center on Wednesday, September 27 at 5 p.m.Zoning regul...

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Featured News
Posted on: August 31, 2023

City's Fiscal Condition Improves: Comptroller

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City officials have been notified by the Office of the State Comptroller that this year’s preliminary “Fiscal Stress Score” has improved from “Significant Fiscal Stress” to “Susceptible to Fiscal Stress.” The two-step improvement in the Comptroller’s rati...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Seeks Public Input Before Applying for Big State Grant

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The city will soon apply for $10 million in funds under the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) program and is seeking public input to help shape that submission.The program, which started in 2016, is intended to transform downtown ...

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Featured News
Posted on: August 14, 2023

City to Begin Work on Grand Avenue Project

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As part of its continuing work to improve city streets, the city will begin making significant improvements along Grand Avenue between Hooker and College avenues.

The city has retained Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP to perform preliminary and final des...

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Featured News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

City Secures Grant for Fire Equipment

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The city Fire Department has received a $324,450 federal grant to purchase vital equipment that provides breathable air to firefighters when they are dealing with smoke, dangerous gases, and other airborne contaminants.

The Fire Department has obtained the...

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Featured News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

City Opts Not to Move Forward on DeLaval Now

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City officials announced today they have decided not to move forward with the submissions received regarding the development of a prominent 14-acre site on the city’s southern waterfront.

The city created a Request for Expressions of Interest (RF...

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Featured News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

City Releases Plans for Swimming Pools

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The city will continue extended hours at Spratt Park Pool each day until Aug. 25.The city demolished the old pool house at the Pulaski Park pool site and is using $2.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to cover the cost. The new pool hous...

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Featured News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

City Nets Positive Credit Ratings

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For the first time in more than a decade, the City of Poughkeepsie received “positive” outlooks from credit rating agencies, including an improved “investment grade” status from one of the reviewing agencies.&nb...

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Featured News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

City Renovates Malcolm X Park

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A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the reopening of Malcolm X Park took place Thursday, June 8, 2023, hosted by the City of Poughkeepsie, New City Parks, and Scenic Hudson.

Speakers included Mayor Marc Nelson, Dutchess County Executive William F.X. O’...

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Featured News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

City Sets July 4th Fireworks Event

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The city will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Display on Tuesday, July 4th shortly after nightfall (approximately 9:20 pm). 

Watch for free from Waryas Park, at the base of Main Street; or purchase a ticket for a vantage point at Walkwa...

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Featured News
Posted on: May 24, 2023

City Sets Meeting on Bartlett Park Plan

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The city is planning to make improvements to Bartlett Park, including the replacement of recently removed children’s play equipment and the proposed implementation of a basketball court. The city will hold a public workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tu...

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Featured News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Public Gives Input on Kaal Rock Park Plan

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The city and consultant LaBella Associates held a public design workshop this week to discuss proposed improvements to Kaal Rock Park,

The city has identified Kaal Rock Park as an underutilized park in need of rehabilitation and is working to make enhancem...

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Featured News
Posted on: May 8, 2023

City Extends Deadline for DeLaval Responses

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Mayor Marc Nelson announced that he has extend the public comment period regarding the submissions received for development on the DeLaval site through Friday, July 7, 2023. 

Prior to releasing the applicant submissions last month, the city create...

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Featured News
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Lafayette Marker Unveiled at Waryas

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Mayor Marc Nelson joined several historical organizations Monday for the unveiling of a Lafayette Trail marker at Waryas Park. The marker commemorates the upcoming 200th anniversary of Marquis de Lafayette’s return visit to the United States as the last l...

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Featured News
Posted on: May 9, 2023

City Seeks Input on Kaal Rock Park

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The city has identified Kaal Rock Park as an underutilized park in need of rehabilitation and is working to make improvements with public input.The city has retained LaBella Associates to assist with the park’s revitalization, and the project team will de...

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Featured News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

City Initiative Aids Those Facing Eviction

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City officials, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Bar Association, began a program Wednesday aimed at helping residents facing eviction or other landlord-tenant litigation in City Court. 

 The Common Council last December added to t...

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Featured News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Main Street Gets Spruce Up Project

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The city Department of Public Works installed new benches, dual trash and recycle receptacles and tree guards this week on Main Street. 

Second Ward Common Council Member Evan Menist funded this $50,000 project through ward money allocated to each...

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Featured News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

City Announces Youth Grant Awards

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Mayor Marc Nelson announced today more than $470,000 in funding to community organizations through the Youth Activities & Opportunities grant program. 

In 2018, the City of Poughkeepsie launched the initiative and awarded nearly $140,000 in fu...

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Featured News
Posted on: March 30, 2023

Mayor Delivers State of City Address

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Mayor Marc Nelson delivered his State of the City address Wednesday at The Academy, citing a new level of cooperation between the administration and Common Council and pointing to the city's continued momentum to fiscal solvency.

You can see a rep...

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Featured News
Posted on: March 20, 2023

City Sets Preliminary Paving Schedule

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Mayor Marc Nelson and the Department of Public Works have announced a preliminary road paving list, with paving expected to begin later this spring.

The preliminary list includes:

Corlies Avenue from Main Street to the Arterial

Harrison Street from Smith Str...

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Featured News
Posted on: March 22, 2023

City Extends Deadline for DeLaval Site Submissions

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The city has extended the deadline for qualified developers to offer their vision for a prominent 14-acre site on the city’s southern waterfront.

The city has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the DeLaval site, which takes its name ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Mayor to Deliver Address on March 29

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Mayor Marc Nelson will deliver his State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at The Academy, 33 Academy St., Poughkeepsie. The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, March 24 to Allyson Smith at ASmith@cityofpoughkeepsie.com....

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Featured News
Posted on: February 14, 2023

City releases 2023 CDBG Grant Application

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The city has released its 2023 Community Development Block Grant application.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eligible cities....

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Featured News
Posted on: January 31, 2023

City Offering $490,000 in Youth Activity Grants

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City Mayor Marc Nelson announced today that $490,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant Program.

The city created the program in 2018 with $140,000 in seed money. Over the years,...

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Featured News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Public Input Sought on Zoning Code Changes

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Mayor Marc Nelson has announced he has directed the Development Department to extend the public comment period through February 23, 2023 for comments to the first draft of amendments to the city’s Zoning Code. 

City officials are updatin...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

City Approves Updates to LWRP

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The City of Poughkeepsie has approved strategic updates  to its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, reflecting changes that have occurred to the area since the City last adopted an LWRP more than 20 years ago. 

The program updates in...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Council Members Participate in Training

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Common Council members recently participated in key training programs hosted by the city’s Corporation Counsel, Development, and Finance departments.The members received more insights on the city’s planning and zoning laws and budgetin...

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Featured News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

City Releases Draft of Zoning Code Changes

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City officials have released the first draft of amendments to its zoning code that would streamline the number of districts and modernize the regulations to address development trends.

The city has not updated its zoning code on a citywide scale in 40 year...

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Featured News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Nelson Sworn in as Mayor of City

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Marc Nelson was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie Tuesday, succeeding Rob Rolison who has been elected to the New York State Senate. 

Nelson also will continue to serve as city administrator, per the rules of the City’s Chart...

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Featured News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Nelson to become Children's Cabinet Co-Chair

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The Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet announced today that — upon becoming City of Poughkeepsie Mayor in January — Marc Nelson will also replace outgoing Mayor Rob Rolison as co-chair of the Cabinet with Poughkeepsie City Schoo...

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Featured News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Public Input Sought on LWRP Draft

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The city is in the final stages of updating its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The Updated LWRP reflects changes that have occurred in the Waterfront Revitalization Area since the City last adopted an LWRP in 1999, incorporate recommendat...

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Featured News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Nelson Selects Transition Team

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City Administrator Marc Nelson has named former City Corporation Counsel Paul Ackermann to lead his transition team as Nelson prepares to assume the office of Mayor in January. Ackermann, an attorney, joined the City as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in...

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Featured News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Parise Named Deputy Fire Chief

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City officials have announced that Lt. Vinnie Parise of the City’s Fire Department has been named department’s next Deputy Fire Chief, effective immediately. Lt. Parise is a resident of the City of Poughkeepsie and a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. ...

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Featured News
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Nelson to Become Mayor in 2023

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Mayor Rob Rolison has won election to the State Senate and his two-year term will begin in January.Per the rules of the City’s Charter, City Administrator Marc Nelson will become mayor once Mayor Rolison resigns to assume his Senate duties.Nelso...

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Featured News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Celebration of Lights Delights Crowd

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The city's Celebration of Lights event took place last Friday, Dec. 2, and featured dance and musical performances, food trucks, floats, Santa Claus and fireworks.

This year, the various festivities centered around Dongan Square Park, and a &l...

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Featured News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Trash Receptacles Program Expands

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City officials are continuing to have new sanitation receptacles deployed throughout the city, replacing privately owned cans and providing uniformity to the garbage pickup and recycling system. 

Two years ago, the city launched a pilot&a...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

City Names First Youth Services Director

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that Karen Williams has been named director of youth services, a new position and division that will nurture and focus on child development in the city.

Williams will be tasked with the analysis, development, promotion and...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

City Celebrates Pershing Park Improvements

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The city Friday celebrated the substantial renovations made to Pershing Avenue Park, which include resurfacing the basketball courts and replacing hoops and backboards, in addition to new playground equipment, benches and tables, and a new walking path --...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Mayor Releases Preliminary 2023 Budget

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Mayor Rolison has released his 2023 preliminary budget that would keep the city under the New York State property tax cap for the sixth straight year, in addition to lowering the tax rate, maintaining essential city services and continuing to put addition...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Soccer Mini Pitches Open at Pulaski Park

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Two soccer mini-pitches honoring USMNT star Tyler Adams were officially unveiled Wednesday at Pulaski Park. Students from Poughkeepsie City School District’s soccer teams celebrated the opening of the new mini-pitches by playing in an inaugural scrimmage....

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Pershing Park Celebration set for Friday, Oct. 28

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To celebrate the restoration of Pershing Avenue Park and the conclusion of another growing season at the Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm and Community Garden, the City of Poughkeepsie, New City Parks and Scenic Hudson are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremo...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

City Approves Comprehensive Plan

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The Common Council on Monday approved a new Comprehensive Plan, charting a vision for future growth and development in the city that will help guide priorities, strategies, and policies in the years ahead. 

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Malcolm X Park Upgrades to Start

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City officials are pleased to announce that Malcolm X Park Improvements will begin this month.The Department of Public Works will oversee the reconstruction of Malcolm X work, which the city has planned and funded in conjunction with New City Par...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Latino Outreach Event Set For October 6

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The City of Poughkeepsie and the Poughkeepsie City School District invite you to a joint gathering for our Latino community. All are welcome. Free refreshments will be served. Free kids' activities!The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

City Holds 9/11 Memorial Service

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Under beautiful blue skies, the city held a 9/11 Memorial Service this morning outside City Hall that featured the Pledge of Allegiance led by members of the Morse Elementary School Fifth-Grade Class and remarks by Mayor Rolison and the Rev. Jesse Bottoms...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

City Pools Close After Successful Season

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City pools had lots of activity on their closing day on Monday – and throughout the season! The pools opened in late June and entrance fees were waived once again this year. Both the Pulaski Park Pool located on Washington Street and Spr...
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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Bilingual Outreach Person Hired

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Mayor Rolison and Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser announced today the hiring of L. Julee Molina as a bilingual Public Information Officer, a new shared position between the school district and the city

Molina brings wit...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Find Out The Latest About The YOU Project

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Dutchess County has website, www.the-you.org, which provides County residents with updates about the forthcoming “Youth Opportunity Union,” formerly known to as the Youth Opportunity Center and referred to moving forward as “the YOU,” the state-of-the-art...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Fourth Open House Set for 'PK4Keeps'

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City officials are continuing to work on updating the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code and will hold a fourth open house for the “PK4Keeps” initiative on Wednesday, August 24.This event, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., in the City Hall Lobby, wi...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

New Police Officers Sworn In To Duty

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The City today swore in seven new police officers, promoted one officer to Sergeant and appointed another to Detective.

The new officers bolster the Police Department’s ranks from 79 to 86. The official ceremony took place this afternoon in the Common Coun...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

City Reports Further Deficit Reduction

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Greatly aiding its effort to close a longstanding deficit in its general fund, the City has received an upfront $3 million payment connected to the recently completed sales tax agreement with Dutchess County and the City of Beacon.

The new 10-year agreemen...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

City Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan

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City officials have released a draft of a new comprehensive plan and are seeking public feedback by April 18 before beginning the process of going before the Common Council for review and approval. The Common Council will also hold a public hearing to rec...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

City to Host Fireworks on July 4th

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The city will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Display on Monday, July 4th shortly after dusk (approximately 9:20 pm).  Watch for free from Waryas Park, at the base of Main Street; or purchase a ticket for a vantage point at the &nb...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City Distributes $339,000 in Funds for Youth-Related Activities

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Mayor Rolison announced today that $339,000 in funds have been allocated for youth-related programs, more than doubling the annual investment the city has been able to make in these endeavors over the years.

The city awarded $140,000 from its youth grant p...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

City Begins Work on Pershing Park Improvements

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City officials are pleased to announce that that Pershing Avenue Park improvements started this week. The Department of Public Works will oversee the reconstruction of recreational facilities in the park. The work has been planned and funded in conjunctio...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Children’s Cabinet Releases Unprecedented Reports on Early Childhood, Out-of-School Time

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The Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet has released two unprecedented reports that provide in-depth analysis of Early Childhood Development and Out-of-School Enrichment and Learning in the city and make a series of recommendations to improve opportunities fo...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Mayor Rolison Delivers State of the City Address

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Mayor Rolison delivered his State of the City address at the Changepoint Theatre Thursday, reflecting on what the city has accomplished during a global pandemic, thanking city employees and residents for their contributions to the community and pointing t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

City’s Share of County Sales Tax to Increase Under New 10-Year Agreement

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The cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon and Dutchess County have reached a new 10-year agreement governing the distribution of sales tax by the county to cities and towns. 

The agreement was recently approved by the Beacon City Council and was appro...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address on Thursday, March 31

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Mayor Rolison will deliver his State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. Thursday March 31 at the Changepoint Theatre, 260 Mill St., Poughkeepsie.   The public is invited to attend. RSVP to Stacey Bottoms at 845-451-4073, sbottoms@cityofpoughkeepsie...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Sets Third Open House for ‘PK4Keeps’ Planning Project

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City officials are continuing to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes and have scheduled a third open house — this one focusing on the mission to “convert goals into action.” The city has been gaining considerable pu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Regents Hears Children's Cabinet Presentation

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Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser and Mayor Rob Rolison, co-chairs of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet, presented to the New York State Board of Regents about the cabinet at the Regents meeting on Feb. 15 in Albany.&a...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

City Releases Housing Needs Assessment

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City officials have released a comprehensive study that highlights the challenges and opportunities it is facing regarding recent housing trends.

The report was prepared by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City to Distribute Limited Supply of Free COVID-19 Test Kits

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The city has received a limited supply of COVID-19 test kits and will begin distributing them on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the front desk at the City Police Station, 62 Civic Center Plaza. 

The city also wil...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

City Completes COVID Test Kit Distribution

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The City has completed its distribution of a limited supply of free COVID-19 test kits and will let the public know when it receives more. The city distributed 1,100 kits, each containing two tests, in just over two hours near City Hall Thursday morning.

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Mayor Names Franco as New Fire Chief

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that Joseph Franco has been named the city’s Fire Chief.

Franco, who has been serving as acting chief and has been with the city’s Fire Department for 27 years, succeeds Mark Johnson, who retired earlier this year.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

The City's Newsletter The Buzz Produces a Special Year in Review Issue!

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As 2021 winds down, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year and offer some highlights amid challenging times that nevertheless have witnessed progress on many fronts, thanks to the work of city employees and so many in the community.This “Year i...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Mayor Rolison Releases Proposed 2022 Budget

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that, despite considerable fiscal challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, his 2022 preliminary budget stays under the state’s property tax cap, lowers the tax rate, bolsters youth services and maintains other essenti...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

City Creates Website Devoted To American Rescue Plan Act

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Mayor Rob Rolison has announced the creation of a website that enables the public to find out more about the federal American Rescue Plan Act, provide important feedback and track the city’s use of these funds.

The city has been awarded a total o...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Pandemic Takes Toll on City of Poughkeepsie Finances, City Confident of Stabilization Going Forward

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Subject to finalization of the annual audit, city officials announced the 2020 general fund deficit was $938,816, directly related to the effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Mayor Rob Rolison said strong fiscal measures were taken early enough in the cour...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

City of Poughkeepsie Receives Annual Fiscal Grades from Office of State Comptroller

The City of Poughkeepsie announced today that it has received its annual fiscal stress grades from the Office of the State Comptroller. For the year ending December 31, 2019, the City received a rating of “significant fiscal stress” and a rating of “moder...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

City to Permit Partial Payments on Real Estate Taxes; Amendment Moves to Common Council for Approval

City leaders have announced an initiative to amend the City’s Tax Code to permit partial payments on real estate taxes. Councilmembers Natasha Cherry (D-6th Ward) and Yvonne Flowers (I-5th Ward), both members of the City’s Finance Committee and sponsors o...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Poughkeepsie Names New Finance Commissioner to Succeed Brady

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that Brian Martinez has been selected to succeed William Brady as the City’s Commissioner of Finance. Brady is retiring at the end of January.

Brady served in Mayor Rolison’s admini...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

City to Permit Partial Payments on Real Estate Taxes; Amendment Moves to Common Council for Approval

City leaders have announced an initiative to amend the City’s Tax Code to permit partial payments on real estate taxes. Councilmembers Natasha Cherry (D-6th Ward) and Yvonne Flowers (I-5th Ward), both members of the City’s Finance Comm...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Poughkeepsie Receives Annual Fiscal Grades from Office of State Comptroller

The City of Poughkeepsie announced today that it has received its annual fiscal stress grades from the Office of the State Comptroller. For the year ending December 31, 2019, the City received a rating of “significant fiscal stress” an...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

City Fire Department Continues Hydrant Testing

The city Fire Department will begin servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply. During the testing period, the water is safe but should be run until it is ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Statement by Mayor Nelson Regarding Yvonne Flowers' Historic Victory in Mayor's Race

“Congratulations to Yvonne Flowers on her profound victory in the City of Poughkeepsie mayoral race. Yvonne has served the Common Council and the community with the utmost distinction, and I am confident she will continue to work tirelessly on b...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Mayor Directs IDA to Delay Action on Tax Benefits Application from Rip Van Winkle Apartments

Mayor Marc Nelson has directed the city’s Industrial Development Agency to delay action on a pending application for certain tax benefits related to the Rip Van Winkle Apartments at 10 Rinaldi Boulevard. Effective Sept. 8, the mayor asked for a ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

City to Start Home Rehabilitation Loan Program for Seniors

Mayor Marc Nelson and Common Council Chairwoman Natasha Brown announced today that funding will be made available to help eligible senior citizens make repairs to their homes. 

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

City Honored With ECO-Action Champions Award

This week, the city was awarded the ECO-action Champion Award for its clean energy leadership. The city was recognized for accelerating the clean energy transition by among other climate actions, enabling 8,000 households to switch to clean, renewable ene...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

Fire Department Responds to House Fire

 

On March 30, 2023 at 6:42 p.m. the city Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 9 North White Street. The first companies arrived on scene at 6:45 p.m. and found fire coming from multiple windows on the second floor o...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

City Officials Release Statements on Zoning Code Draft

Mayor Marc Nelson, Council Chairwoman Natasha Brown, and Council Vice Chair Nathan Shook issued statements today that they will not support amendments to the city’s zoning code which would have permitted the construction of detached accessory dw...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

City Receives Funds for Stitzel Park Area Lighting, Water Improvements

As part of its overall parks improvement initiative, the City of Poughkeepsie has received a $2.15 million federal grant to make improvements to Stitzel Field and improve water capacity in the area. 

Stitzel Field enhancements will include modern,...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Chief Franco Offers Safety Caution Tips

City Fire Chief Joe Franco reminded residents that Sunday marked the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored this public awareness campaign, and, in 1...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Mayor Joins Local Contingent at Harlem Children's Zone Conference in D.C.

Late last week, Mayor Rob Rolison was part of a local contingent attending the national "A Gathering of Leaders: Power of Place” conference, hosted by the William Julius Wilson Institute (WJWI) at Harlem Children's Zone (H...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

City Opens Pools on June 29; Entrance Fees Are Being Waived Again This Year

City officials have announced that city pools are open to residents as of today, June 29, and entrance fees are being waived again this year. 

Both the Pulaski Park Pool located at 162 Washington Street and Spratt Park Pool located at 121 Wilbur ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

City Increases Salaries for Lifeguards As It Moves to Open Pools

As it works to open both municipal pools, the City of Poughkeepsie announced today is increasing the pay and offering signing and completion bonuses for lifeguards and pool managers.

The city already had increased the pay for attendants as it looks to open...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

City Reports $1.25 Million Budget Surplus for 2021

Subject to finalization of the annual audit, city officials estimate a 2021 general fund surplus in the amount of $1.25 million. The surplus results from stronger-than-projected sales and mortgage tax receipts, and from continuing cost controls across mul...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

State Grant Secured for Poughkeepsies' Water Plant Project

City and Town of Poughkeepsie officials are pleased to announce they have secured a $2.9 million state grant to help replace the water treatment facility’s UV disinfection equipment that aids in the purification process.

Working under a joint agr...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

City Fire Department To Continue Fire Hydrant System Testing

The city Fire Department is servicing and testing the fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run u...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Accepting Applications for Youth Activities & Opportunities Grants

Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that $140,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant program.

The city created this program in 2018, and the funds enable local nonprofits...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

City Creates New Website Providing Insights and Easy Views of Budget

The city has launched a website providing the public with easy ways to look at the approximate $103 million budget and its various components, as well as offering new insights on vital demographic information in the city.

The website features graphics and ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Development Director Quinn Provides Chamber of Commerce With Update

City Development Director Natalie Quinn provided an update Wednesday to Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce on projects that have completed or begun construction in the city in the last few years.Quinn also discussed large projects recently appro...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

City of Poughkeepsie Looking for Community-Minded Volunteers to Serve on Land Use Review Boards

Mayor Rolison announced today the City is looking for residents to serve on a number of land use review boards: Planning Board, Historic District and Landmark Preservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Waterfront Advisory Committee, and Shade Tree ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet Set to Present to Board of Regents Tuesday

Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison, co-chairs of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet, will present to the New York State Board of Regents about the cabinet at the Regents meeting...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

City Planning Director Quinn Named Director of Development

Mayor Rolison has announced that City Planning Director Natalie Quinn has been named Development Director.

Quinn, a city resident, has been serving as Planning Director since 2019 and has led long-range strategic planning efforts for the city through the d...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

City of Poughkeepsie Awarded $3.5 Million State Grant to Repair Sewer Line, Protect Environment

The city has been awarded an approximate $3.5 million state grant to reduce groundwater infiltration into the sanitary sewer system, combating the impacts of water runoff that can overwhelm the city’s sewer system and cause “combined sewer overflows” or C...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Takes Steps to Make it Easier for People to Gain Access to Public Documents

The city announced today an online system that will make it much easier for people to gain access to public records.

This online, user-friendly portal will improve transparency and efficiency when the public files Freedom of Information requests with the c...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Puts More Funding Into Emergency Rent Relief Program

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that more funding is being made available through a COVID-19 Emergency Rent program for low- and moderate-income households struggling through the pandemic. 

Tenants who are eligible can receive up to six consecut...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Corporation Counsel Ackermann to Leave Position Next Month

City Officials announced today that city attorney Paul Ackermann will be leaving his position of Corporation Counsel next month, after nearly 14 years of service. Mr. Ackermann joined the City as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in February of 2008 before...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Statement by Mayor Rolison on the Passing of Sheriff Adrian ‘Butch’ Anderson

"Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian ‘Butch’ Anderson served this county with dignity and civility for decades, and he will be long remembered as one of the truly gifted leaders of the Hudson Valley. Butch took his vital role to heart and worked earnestly...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Mayor Rolison Calls for Creation of City Division of Youth Services

“In the last few years, we have formed the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet with the City School District, created a Youth Grant program, and struck a deal with Dutchess County that will lead to the creation of a new Youth Opportunity Center. Having key ci...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

City Bolsters Funding to Youth-Related Programs

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Mayor Rob Rolison has announced that an addition monies ill be allocated to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant program.

The city created this program in 2018 and the funds enable local nonprofits...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Mayor Announces Major Funding Commitment to Parks

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City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison today announced a $4 million commitment in investments to the city’s parks, a blueprint that includes rebuilding and replacing aging equipment and making major upgrades at these vital green and recreational spaces.

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Teams Up with Community Coalition to Bring Activities to Eastman Park

The City of Poughkeepsie is teaming up with members of The 35 Montgomery Community Coalition to offer “Summer Fun Saturdays at Eastman Park” on July 24 and July 31.

“Summer Fun Saturdays at Eastman Park” is a weekly pop-up series of games and acti...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Mayor Rolison Delivers State of the City Address Highlights on Video

 Mayor Rolison delivered his State of the City Address in writing Tuesday and presented a video highlighting the challenges the city has faced during the COVID-19 crisis — and the opportunities that lie ahead. 

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Fire Chief Mark Johnson to Retire After More Than 30 Years of Service

Culminating 36 years of service to the City of Poughkeepsie, Fire Chief Mark Johnson will retire at the beginning of next year.

Johnson first served the city as a police officer before transferring to the Fire Department in 1991. As a police officer, Johns...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Poughkeepsie Nets More Than $3 Million in State Funds For Economic and Community Development Plans

City of Poughkeepsie officials are pleased to announce that more than $3 million in state funding has been awarded for various economic and community development projects in the City.

The largest award, $2 million, is going to the Bow Tie Cinemas project. ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Attains Bronze Level in State’s Climate Smart Communities Program

The City of Poughkeepsie has achieved bronze level certification in the New York State Climate Smart Communities program, which recognizes the accomplishments of local governments that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and responding to climate change...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City Begins Process of Updating Comprehensive Plan

The City of Poughkeepsie is beginning the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, something that hasn’t been undertaken in more than two decades.

The Comprehensive Plan will provide a vision for future growth and development in the city, and ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Sets Second Open House And Survey for ‘PK4Keeps’ Project

City officials are continuing the work to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes and have scheduled another open house, created a second survey and have made updates to the project website, PK4Keeps.org.

The city is seeking public input as it build...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Planning Board Meeting – December 15, 2020

Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future Plannin...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Planning Board Meeting – January 20, 2021

Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future Plannin...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

City Police Help to Prevent Suicide Attempt

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The city Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal male near the Mid-Hudson Bridge entrance late Monday afternoon.  

Multiple officers responded to the area of the bridge and located the subject in distress who upon observing the appro...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Police Launch Juvenile Intervention Program to Provide Youth with Life And Job Skills

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department would like to announce the formation of and launching of the Juvenile Intervention Program.

Through a collaboration of community partners, the weekly program will focus on providing youth with life and job skills,...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Police Reform & Modernization Collaborative Report

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City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and Police Chief Tom Pape have released the city’s preliminary response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203 on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Procedural Justice Committee Releases Recommendations Regarding Governor’s Executive Order

The City of Poughkeepsie Procedural Justice Committee appreciates the opportunity to have a role in the city’s response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203 regarding police reforms.

The Procedural Justice Committee met with t...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Releases Draft of Police Reform Report, Sets Public Meeting

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and Police Chief Tom Pape released the city’s preliminary response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203 on police reforms today for further public comment.

The city also has set a public ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

“Market Street Connect” – October 7, 2016

On October 7th, the City of Poughkeepsie will use temporary materials to test ideas for making Market Street a “Complete Street” – a street designed for everyone, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit rider...

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Help Shape New Design Ideas for Downtown Poughkeepsie’s Streets – Thursday, February 2nd!

How can we transform the streets in Poughkeepsie’s city center to connect our community and catalyze downtown improvements?

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The Poughkeepsie City Center Connectivity Project is focused on developing improvements to the downtown...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City of Poughkeepsie to Create Temporary Bicycle Lane on Friday, August 21

The City of Poughkeepsie, in collaboration with Parks and Trails New York, will create a two-way bicycle lane along Market Street and Civic Center Plaza in the heart of downtown Poughkeepsie on Friday, August 21. Similar to a one-day demonstratio...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

City to Begin Curbside Leaf Pickup on November 6

The Department of Public Works will begin curbside leaf pickup Monday, Nov. 6 and will continue until Dec.18 or the first major snowfall.Wards 4, 6, 7 and 8 will be serviced the first three weeks; wards 1, 2, 3 and 5 will be serviced the last thr...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

City Expands Curbside Pickup of Bulk Items

The city is expanding its curbside pickup of bulk items this year following a fire that destroyed the transfer station. There will be four pick up days: May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24. The service will be free due to the transfer station being ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

2023 Yard Debris Pick Up begins April 19

The Department of Public Works will begin picking up yard debris every Wednesday starting April 19, weather permitting.  Please refer to the Yard Debris – Curbside Collection for guidelines.  Please note that loose leaves left ...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Transfer Station Closed Due to Fire

A fire damaged part of the city’s Department of Public Works complex on Howard Street last week. 

No one was injured but, as a result of the fire, the transfer station will be closed until further notice and needed repairs can be assesse...

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