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Traffic Advisory for Monday, May 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calling Hours

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

Funeral Service

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

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

Transportation & Parking for Service

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

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

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

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Holiday Schedule: Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday (Friday, April 3, 2015), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • No garbage or recycling pickup on Friday. Garbage pickup resumes on next scheduled day.
    • Yard Debris collection begins Wednesday, April 8th.

Issues with Tax Escrow Payments

Recently, the City of Poughkeepsie received notice from banks and mortgage institutions that they will not honor the Common Council resolution of December 2013.  They will not pay the sanitation portion of the tax bills that were mailed to the escrow financial institutions.  These involved over 2100 escrow accounts from over 70 institutions, including over 400 from one local bank.  The City had no obligation to inform the taxpayers involved of their financial institutions’ decision.  As a matter of customer service, the City decided to inform our residents and taxpayers involved of their financial institutions’ decision.  Please see the attached letter sent to almost 1800 residents and taxpayers.  The City has received very positive responses to the letters.

 

 

Holiday Schedule: Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 16, 2015)

In observance of Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 16, 2015), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • Routes normally scheduled for Monday collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 17th. Tuesday collection routes will be picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday, February 18th.
    • Yard Debris collection remains closed through the season.

Snow Emergency Lifted: Tuesday, February 10, 12:00am

The Snow Emergency declared on Monday, February 9th will be lifted on Tuesday, February 10th at 12:00am.

City Buses will be running a regular schedule on Tuesday, February 10th.

Sanitation & Recycling collection remains on a staggered schedule. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015.

Snow Emergency Declared – Begins Monday, February 9 at 9:00am

A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at 9:00am, Monday, February 9, 2015.  The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. Updates on the Snow Emergency will be available on this website, all City social media and local media outlets.

Mayor John C. Tkazyik would like to take the opportunity to remind City residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a “Snow Emergency” is declared.

City Bus Service

City Bus Service is cancelled for Monday, February 9, 2015 . Service will resume Tuesday, February 10.

Sanitation & Recycling Collection 

Sanitation & Recycling is cancelled for Monday, February 9, 2015.  Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, February 11.

Snow Removal

Residents and business owners must clear sidewalks in front of and adjacent to their residences and businesses, as required by the City ordinance.  Placing snow into any roadway is a violation of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances. Please comply with all parking regulations for your street.

Clearing Snow from Hydrants

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk, please remove the snow from around any fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access that they need.

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.

Snow Emergency Routes

During a “Snow Emergency,” vehicles are required to be removed from streets that are designated as a snow emergency route. The City is also encouraging those who do not live along a snow emergency route to relocate their vehicles to City Municipal lots during the storm to facilitate clean-up. Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may be parked in a City of Poughkeepsie municipal parking lot that is open to the public, free of charge, during a declared snow emergency.  Vehicles that are parked on snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency are subject to ticketing, towing, or impounding at the vehicle owner’s expense.  If your vehicle is towed, an impound fee must be paid prior to it being released.  Instructions for release can be obtained by calling the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at (845) 451-4000.  Vehicles should not be parked on snow emergency routes until the snow emergency is cancelled.  Snow emergency routes can be found below. Please check the website for updates throughout the storm.

Designated Snow Emergency Routes:

    • Mill Street from Civic Center Plaza to Dongan Square Park
    • Academy Street from Main Street to North-South Arterial Highway
    • Beechwood Avenue from Ferris Lane to City line
    • South Cherry Street from Main Street to Hooker Avenue
    • Civic Center Plaza from Mansion Street to Main Street
    • North Clinton Street from Mansion Street to Route 44/55, westbound
    • Columbia Street from North-South Arterial Highway to Lincoln Avenue
    • North Clover Street from Mill Street to Main Street
    • South Clover Street from Main Street to Union Street
    • Ferris Lane from Hooker Avenue to Beechwood Avenue
    • Grand Avenue from City line at Main Street to Hooker Avenue
    • North Hamilton Street from Parker Avenue to Main Street
    • South Hamilton Street from Main Street to Livingston Street
    • Hooker Avenue from South Hamilton Street to City line
    • Jefferson Street, Route 44/55 to Lincoln Avenue
    • Lincoln Avenue from Montgomery Street to Livingston Street
    • Main Street from Hudson River to City line at Grand Avenue
    • Mansion Street from Smith Street to North Clinton Street
    • Market Street from Main Street to Montgomery Street
    • Montgomery Street from Lincoln Avenue to South Hamilton Street
    • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to City line
    • Reade Place from South Avenue to Young Street
    • Smith Street from City line to Clinton Square
    • South Avenue from Montgomery Street to North-South Arterial Highway
    • Washington Street from City line to Main Street
    • Wilbur Boulevard from Hooker Avenue to City line

Street Closings for Snow Removal – Begins February 5, 2015 at 4:00pm

The City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works has advised that effective today, Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. through Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. the following streets below will have No Parking due to snow removal:

  • Dean Place
  • Carroll Street
  • Franklin Street between Carroll and Hamilton & between South Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.
  • Gifford Avenue
  • Duane Street

Signs and flyers will be posted and distributed during the day and at least one Traffic Officer will be assigned to the area to assist DPW with having cars moved or towed. If needed, residents can utilize the Chance Parking Lot from the above times at no charge per the City Parking Department.

Street Closings for Snow Removal – Begins February 4, 2015 at 4:00pm

The City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works has advised that effective today, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. the following streets below will have No Parking due to snow removal. Signs and flyers were posted and distributed during the day and at least one Traffic Officer will be assigned to the area to assist DPW with having cars moved or towed. If needed residents can utilize the Chance Parking Lot from the above times at no charge per the City Parking Department.


The following streets are effected:
1) Union St. from Columbus Drive to S. Clover St.
2) Delano St.
3) Grand St.
4) S. Bridge St
5) S. Perry St.

Suspect in Animal Abuse Case Surrenders to Police

On December 28, 2014, at 7:56 a.m. a man was videotaped beating a dog in Pulaski Park near Talmadge Street. The man and the dog were gone when City of Poughkeepsie Police officers arrived. Since that day the members of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department have worked relentlessly to identify and locate the man and the dog.

The man has been identified as THEOPHILUS J BURKE, a 37-year-old Brooklyn man, and the dog has been identified as BURKE’s dog “GIZMO”. GIZMO is described as being a two- to three-year-old small white dog, possibly a Maltese. A Dutchess County Court arrest warrant has been filed against BURKE charging him with Animal Cruelty.

On January 29, 2015, Detective Sergeant John Zeltmann and Detective Garth Mason recovered GIZMO at an address in Brooklyn, New York. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted in this by members of the NYPD’s 67th and 69th Precincts. GIZMO was transported back to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department. GIZMO appears to be healthy, but is being checked out by a Veterinarian. GIZMO will be sheltered at a local facility until the Court case is resolved.

On February 3, 2015 THEOPHILUS J BURKE turned himself into City of Poughkeepsie Police. He was booked and is being held pending his arraignment in front of Judge Foreman in County Court at 3:00 p.m. today.