City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Lifts Snow Emergency, Asks for Public’s Cooperation as Clean Up Continues
City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison has lifted a snow emergency that was put into place on Monday. The snow emergency has been lifted as of 8:00am Thursday, February 4, 2021. Sanitation services also are being restored after being suspended during the snow emergency.
“I want to thank our Department of Public Works along with the Police and Fire Departments. They all did outstanding job under tough conditions,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “It was a relentless storm, but we did our best to stay ahead of it and still have work to do.”
City Hall also is open, but, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public is strongly encouraged to make payment for all city services via the city website: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/finance/payments or by mail to: 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, or by using the drop box near the front door of the Police Station on Mansion Street. Appointments for city business also may be made online at: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/appointment
The mayor also reminded residents to keep fire hydrants in front of their homes clear and accessible in case of emergency. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the vital access it needs in emergencies. City officials point out that under the city codes, there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.