Common Council » Meeting Announcements » Common Council Special Meeting – September 16, 2020

Common Council Special Meeting – September 16, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 2.04 of the City Charter, the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., and will be held via videoconferencing, (as permitted by the NYS Open Meetings Law).

COMMON COUNCIL CHAIR SALEM DECLARES TWO SPECIAL MEETINGS TO HEAR AN APPEAL FROM AIA TINKELMAN ARCHITECTURE ON THE DECISION OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION DENIAL OF CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR 36 NORTH CLOVER STREET.

The Common Council is in receipt of a notice of appeal from a decision of the Historic District and Landmark Preservation Commission (HDLPC) dated December 12, 2019. Pursuant to 19-4.5(13) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Poughkeepsie (the “Code”) any person aggrieved by a decision of the HDLPC with regard to a certificate of appropriateness, may within 30 days of the decision, appeal to the Common Council for review of the Commission’s decision. This section further states the review that shall be conducted based on the same record that was before the HDLPC, using the same criteria.

The Common Council will hear this appeal at two special meetings called for the sole purpose of either upholding the decision of the HDLPC to deny the applicant a Certificate of Appropriateness or overturn the decision of the HDLPC.

This session, the second meeting; will be for the Common Council to “deliberate” and/or explain its determination and to conduct a vote. A simple majority (5 votes) is needed to overturn or uphold the decision of the HDLPC.

Register in advance for this session:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please contact Chairperson Salem with any questions: [email protected];

Dated: July 14, 2020

Deanne L. Flynn,
City Chamberlain