Posted on: December 7, 2022
City Administrator Marc Nelson has named former City Corporation Counsel Paul Ackermann to lead his transition team as Nelson prepares to assume the office of Mayor in January. Ackermann, an attorney, joined the City as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in...Read on...
Posted on: November 28, 2022
A fire damaged part of the city’s Department of Public Works complex on Howard Street last week.
No one was injured but, as a result of the fire, the transfer station will be closed until further notice and needed repairs can be assesse...Read on...
Posted on: November 10, 2022
The city's Celebration of Lights event took place last Friday, Dec. 2, and featured dance and musical performances, food trucks, floats, Santa Claus and fireworks.
This year, the various festivities centered around Dongan Square Park, and a &l...Read on...
Posted on: October 31, 2022
Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that Karen Williams has been named director of youth services, a new position and division that will nurture and focus on child development in the city.
Williams will be tasked with the analysis, development, promotion and...Read on...
Posted on: September 7, 2022
City officials are pleased to announce that Malcolm X Park Improvements will begin this month.The Department of Public Works will oversee the reconstruction of Malcolm X work, which the city has planned and funded in conjunction with New City Par...Read on...
Posted on: March 2, 2022
The city has launched a website providing the public with easy ways to look at the approximate $103 million budget and its various components, as well as offering new insights on vital demographic information in the city.
The website features graphics and ...Read on...
Posted on: February 28, 2022
City officials have released a comprehensive study that highlights the challenges and opportunities it is facing regarding recent housing trends.
The report was prepared by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and...Read on...
Posted on: February 16, 2022
City Development Director Natalie Quinn provided an update Wednesday to Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce on projects that have completed or begun construction in the city in the last few years.Quinn also discussed large projects recently appro...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 26, 2022
Mayor Rolison announced today the City is looking for residents to serve on a number of land use review boards: Planning Board, Historic District and Landmark Preservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Waterfront Advisory Committee, and Shade Tree ...Read on...
Posted on: February 16, 2022
Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser and Mayor Rob Rolison, co-chairs of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet, presented to the New York State Board of Regents about the cabinet at the Regents meeting on Feb. 15 in Albany.&a...Read on...
Posted on: November 9, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 28, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: November 16, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 4, 2022
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2022
Celebration of Lights event takes place today, Pulaski Pool to get new bathhouse, check out some upcoming community events, all this and more in The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter — December 2, 2022 -
The Buzz Newsletter also g...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2022
City officials are continuing to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes and have scheduled a third open house — this one focusing on the mission to “convert goals into action.” The city has been gaining considerable pu...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2022
The city has received a limited supply of COVID-19 test kits and will begin distributing them on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the front desk at the City Police Station, 62 Civic Center Plaza.
The city also wil...Read on...
Posted on: March 15, 2022
The cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon and Dutchess County have reached a new 10-year agreement governing the distribution of sales tax by the county to cities and towns.
The agreement was recently approved by the Beacon City Council and was appro...Read on...