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Regulations for City-Sponsored Holiday Displays on City-Owned Property

The City of Poughkeepsie will sponsor a holiday display on the City-owned vacant lot located at 253 Main Street to celebrate the winter holiday season.  The display planned by the City of Poughkeepsie is a secular celebration of the winter holiday season and a recognition of the diversity of the community.  City of Poughkeepsie area religious and secular groups may participate in the display.

The display begins the first Wednesday of December and ends the second Friday of January.  The attached application is for the upcoming season only and the approval by the City of this application shall not entitle your display to be accepted by the City of Poughkeepsie during future holiday seasons.

Groups wishing to participate in the holiday display must complete the attached application and return it to the office of the City Administrator by November 30, 2016.  The City Administrator will then communicate the City’s acceptance or rejection of your display to you.

 

The following regulations have been enacted by the City Administrator for the City-sponsored holiday display:

  1. Any City of Poughkeepsie area-based religious or secular group may participate in the holiday display on the City parcel by displaying one symbol or object. (The attached diagram indicates that the area designated has been divided into equal sections).  A group will have a choice of which section it wishes to display its symbol or object, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space at this location is limited.
  2. The display or object must be of such dimensions as to fit on its intended space.
  3. The group displaying the symbol is responsible for the delivery of the display to the display site and pick-up from the site.  City personnel shall be available to assist in the erection and dismantling of the display.  Dates for the erection and dismantling of the display will be set by the City Administrator.  The City shall provide electrical service for lighting, but the group must provide necessary extension cords, etc.  The City is not responsible for the display while on City property, including, but not limited to, damage from vandalism.
  4. The display should be maintained in such a manner that is consistent with public safety and health.  After erection, the maintenance of the display shall be inspected by employees of the City of Poughkeepsie to ensure the safety of the display.  The group must take whatever action the City deems necessary to rectify any problems in the maintenance of the display so as to ensure public safety to the satisfaction of the City.
  5. The City does not favor or sponsor any particular religion.  Therefore, a religious ceremony may not accompany the erection or disassembly of the display or during any period in which the display is maintained.
  6. Upon submission of the attached application, a determination will be made by the City Administrator whether there is a requirement for insurance covering the display.  If insurance is required, the group must provide it prior to assembly of the display.  Proof of insurance must be provided to the City of Poughkeepsie in the form of a certificate of liability insurance covering the display and naming the City, its officers, employees, and agents as additional named insured.  Said policy of insurance must be written by an insurance company licensed to transact business in the State of New York and must be acceptable to the City of Poughkeepsie.  Said coverage shall be for the entire period of time that the display is on the city-owned property.  The necessity and amounts of said coverage will be determined by the City of Poughkeepsie upon review of the attached application.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day)

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Bus Service: All routes are suspended
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Sanitation: Garbage and recycling collection is suspended.

Friday, November 25, 2016

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Bus Service: All routes running on a regular schedule
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Sanitation: Collecting garbage and recycling for Friday routes

Saturday, November 26, 2016

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Bus Service: All routes follow the Saturday schedule
  • Transfer Station: Open 6:00 am to 2:00 pm

Holiday Schedule – Veterans Day (November 11, 2016)

In observance of Veterans Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Friday, November 11, 2016:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on a Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation: Garbage collection suspended. Recycling for Friday routes will be collected on Wednesday, November 9th.

Holiday Schedule – Columbus Day (Monday, October 10, 2016)

In observance of Columbus Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, October 10, 2016:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • City Court: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule. All routes resume on Tuesday, October 11th.
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup on Monday, October 10th.
    • Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday, October 11th.
    • Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday, October 12th.

Holiday Schedule: Labor Day (September 5, 2016)

In observance of Labor Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, September 5, 2016:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • City Courts: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended – Service resumes Tuesday, September 6th
  • Sanitation:
    • Garbage & Recycling Collection is suspended.
    • Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, September 6th.
    • Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, September 7th.
    • Yard debris collection is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th.

Holiday Service & Collection Schedule for Independence Day (July 4, 2016)

In observance of Independence Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, July 4, 2016:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended. Service resumes as scheduled on Tuesday, July 5th.
  • Sanitation: No garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, July 4th.
    • Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, July 5th.
    • Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, July 6th
    • Yard debris collection will resume on Wednesday, July 20th

Holiday Schedule: Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2016)

In observance of Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2016), the following services will be closed or suspended:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended. Service resumes on Tuesday, May 31st.
  • Sanitation: Closed
    • Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, May 31st.
    • Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, June 1st.
    • Due to the staggered schedule, yard debris will not be collected on Wednesday, June 1st. The next yard debris collection will take place on Wednesday, June 8th.

Holiday Schedule: Good Friday (Friday, March 25, 2016)

In observance of Good Friday, the following services are closed or suspended on Friday, March 25, 2016:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • No garbage or recycling pickup on Friday, March 25th. Garbage pickup resumes on next scheduled day.
    • Yard Debris collection begins Wednesday, March 30th.

Sanitation Holiday Schedule – 2016»

Holiday Schedule: Presidents’ Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 15, 2016), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • Routes scheduled for Monday collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 16th. Tuesday collection routes will be picked up on Wednesday, February 17th.
    • Yard Debris collection remains closed through the season.

Holiday Schedule: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18, 2016), 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, January 19th. Tuesday collection routes will be picked up on Wednesday, January 20th.
    • Yard Debris collection remains closed through the season.