Public Works

  1. City Receives Funds for Stitzel Park Area Lighting, Water Improvements

    Stitzel Field enhancements will include modern, energy efficient outdoor lighting to the field. A new local water main will improve water capacity, volume and pressure, which will assist firefighting efforts in the area and replace lead pipe components. Read on...
  2. Transfer Station Closed Due to Fire

    The facility will be closed until further notice and needed repairs can be assessed and made. Read on...
  3. 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, Read on...
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The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the maintenance of many aspects of the City's infrastructure including:

  • Care of City owned trees
  • City owned and vacant property
  • City owned vehicles
  • Garbage collection
  • Roadways including snow removal
  • Sewer lines
  • Street lighting
  • Water distribution lines

The DPW Administrative Office handles most incoming calls, logging almost 2,500 service requests from the public each year. These requests for service are directed to any one of the Public Works Divisions or Subdivisions.