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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
2013-2017 CONSOLIDATED PLAN
The Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development, division of Community Development and Housing, and the City of Poughkeepsie Office of Social Development are holding public meetings for comments on the working draft of the Executive Summary and the Strategic Plan of the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan which establishes the priorities for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The County and City may receive approximately $2.3 million dollars annually through these programs over the next five years and priorities established in this Plan will direct the allocation of these resources to programs and projects that will benefit low and moderate-income persons. We invite all interested parties to attend one of the following public meetings to have input into the establishment of these priorities:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development
Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Farm & Home Center
2715 Route 44
Millbrook, NY 12545
CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
Community Room, 1st Floor
505 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The working draft of the Executive Summary and the Strategic Plan are available at the Community Development website at: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Planning/PLhousing.htm.
Persons requiring special assistance in attending these sessions, such as sign interpreters, foreign language interpreters and/or assistance with mobility, must contact Elizabeth Doyle at (845) 486-3600 for the Dutchess County meetings or Linda MacIsaac at (845) 451-4021 for the City of Poughkeepsie meeting by Monday, July 23, 2012 so such assistance can be arranged. Other questions can be directed to Elizabeth Doyle at (845) 486-3600 or [email protected] or Linda MacIsaac, Community Development Director at (845) 451-4021 or [email protected].
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie will hereby convene a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Municipal Building/City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York for the purpose of discussing the proposed revisions to the Historic Preservation Ordinance.
The Waterfront Advisory Committee will meet on March 15, 2012 at 6pm in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor).
Free parking is available in the City Hall Parking Garage. Enter the parking garage from the westbound arterial highway. For additional information, contact the Building Department at (845) 451-4007
“The input and engagement of the people of Poughkeepsie is key to the success of not only this project, but all of Clearwater’s efforts with the Fall Kill Watershed Committee. We believe that working from the ground up starting from a grassroots level is the most effective way to ensure community ownership of the initiative, which will lead to increased stewardship, improved water quality, and ultimately the revitalization of the Fall Kill as an important economic and community resource,” said Ryan Palmer, Clearwater’s Green Cities Project Coordinator, who also serves as Coordinator for the Fall Kill Watershed Committee.
A public meeting will be held July 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Public Safety Building, 505 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY, to present initial Master Plan designs, prioritize potential Pilot Sites, and gather community input. Local residents, business owners, representatives of community groups, and all other stakeholders are encouraged to attend and participate in the session. Please contact Ryan Palmer, Clearwater Green Cities Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or 845 265 8080, extension 7114, if you plan to attend.
In addition, the Committee will create and install educational signage along the creek, and plan and implement volunteer cleanups and outreach programs as part of the Dutchess Watershed Coalition’s Watershed Awareness Month (http://dutchesswam.com). These events provide an opportunity for community volunteers and youth to participate in hands-on efforts to clean up and beautify the watershed, and enjoy family-friendly educational activities, celebration, and networking opportunities.
A final component of the initiative will be to perform a restoration opportunity assessment, which will commence in the fall with support from Marist College’s Environmental Studies Department. This assessment will utilize protocols from the Center for Watershed Protection’s Urban Subwatershed Restoration Manual Series. This includes Neighborhood Source Assessment (“NSA”) to characterize and prioritize neighborhoods in the City, and a Pervious Area Assessment (“PAA”) to identify upland areas for restoration. The goal of these assessments is to identify and prioritize future restoration sites.
The Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting schedule for this evening (6/29/11) has been cancelled. For additional information, please contact the Development Department at (845) 451-4046
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie, pursuant to Section 2.05 of the City Charter hereby convenes a Special Information Meeting on Monday, March 21, 2011 6:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. All members of the Common Council, the Mayor, City Administrator and heads of all City Departments and Offices shall be in attendance. At this meeting, the general public may inquire of any such persons with regard to any aspect of City Government.
Due to a lack of agenda items, the March 8, 2011 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting is canceled. The next ZBA meeting is scheduled for April 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Common Council Chambers.