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City of Poughkeepsie Drills Down on Remaining $7.1 Million General Fund Deficit

City of Poughkeepsie officials announced today that, despite budgetary pressures caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, efforts to reduce the city’s general fund deficit will continue throughout 2021.  “There is funding designated in our budget next year for further work with our independent accounting consultant, RBT CPAs, LLP, which has been
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City Accepts $200,000 to Continue ‘Anti-blight’ Effort

At this week’s meeting, the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council unanimously agreed to accept $200,000 to continue funding the city’s “Anti-Blight” campaign. The money enables the city to bolster housing code enforcement, to track and monitor vacant properties, and to locate missing owners who have walked away from their properties.
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Poughkeepsie City Hall to Close Early – Friday, June 28th

City Hall will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28th due to anticipated high temperatures as the city’s new chiller unit is being installed. The chiller unit runs the air conditioner for the entire building. The original unit was installed back in 1973.

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The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the city and oversees day to day operations.  Appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Common Council, the City Administrator assists the Mayor and Council in reviewing and developing policy recommendations. 

Additional responsibilities include working with the mayor to develop annual operating budget and the city’s five-year capital plan; and supervising all department heads in the city government except the City Chamberlain and the Corporation Counsel.