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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Eastbound Arterial to be reduced to one lane for road construction beginning Monday

Please take note: Due to road construction, the Eastbound Arterial will be reduced to one lane from east of Jefferson Street to Market Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Motorists should anticipate delays and plan accordingly....

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Public Works
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Common Council Seeks to Fill Vacancy on Public Arts Commission

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The Common Council is calling for resumes to fill the vacancy on the Arts Commission. If you are a City of Poughkeepsie resident and interested in serving on the Arts Commission, please send your resume and a letter of interest to Sarah Salem (ssalem@city...

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Common Council
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Common Council Seeks to Fill Vacancy on Public Arts Commission

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The Common Council is calling for resumes to fill the vacancy on the Arts Commission. If you are a City of Poughkeepsie resident and interested in serving on the Arts Commission, please send your resume and a letter of interest to Sarah Salem (ssalem@city...

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Common Council
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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Community Development
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Website launched to give updates on Youth Opportunity Union

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Dutchess County recently unveiled a new 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,” ...

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Featured News
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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Featured News
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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Featured News
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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Community Development
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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Mayor
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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Mayor
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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Mayor
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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Mayor
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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Mayor
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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Mayor
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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Featured News
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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Featured News
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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Finance
Posted on: February 2, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Police Reform & Modernization Collaborative Report

CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE POLICE REFORM & MODERNIZATION COLLABORATIVE REPORT

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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Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Plan
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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Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Plan
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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Police Department
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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Planning Board
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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Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Plan
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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Planning Board
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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Finance
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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Finance
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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Poughkeepsie City Center Connectivity Project
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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Finance
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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Finance
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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Planning & Zoning
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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Finance
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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Planning & Zoning
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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Downtown Parking Improvement Plan
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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Downtown Parking Improvement Plan
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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Downtown Parking Improvement Plan
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?

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

The Poughkeepsie City Center Connectivity Project is focused on developing improvements to the downtown...

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Poughkeepsie City Center Connectivity Project
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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Poughkeepsie City Center Connectivity Project