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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Check Out The Latest Issue of The City’s Newsletter The Buzz!

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Vaccine and COVID testing efforts are continuing, the city and school district are teaming up to make schools safer, and city releases 2022 Community Development Block Grant application -- all this and more in latest issue of The Buzz.

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Find Out The Latest About The Youth Opportunity Union

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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: January 19, 2022

City Moving Forward With Updates to Comprehensive Plan

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City officials are continuing their work to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code. 

Through open houses, surveys, and other means, the city has been receiving feedback from the public throughout the process and will continue seeking input ...

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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: 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 16, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie to Return to Virtual Public Meetings

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Effective September 16, the City of Poughkeepsie will be holding virtual public meetings in order to continue government business while keeping the community safe.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature recently authorized the continuation of virtual ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Website Personalization Now Available!

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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: September 21, 2021

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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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: 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 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 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 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 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. 

“Throug...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Posted on: January 17, 2017

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: January 13, 2022

New Transfer Station Hours

Effective Monday 1/17/22, the transfer station hours will be:

Wednesday – Saturday from 10am-2pm with the last weigh-in at 1:30pm

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