You can find the proposed 2012 city budget, along with explanatory text and charts, here.
City of Beacon Residents
Loose and bagged leaves will be picked up beginning
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
until the next snowfall
LEAVES MUST BE PLACED IN
PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station Free of Charge
Only bagged leaves will be picked up –
no brush will be picked up during this program!
11/15 to 11/18 South side of Main
11/21 to 11/23 North side of Mountain
11/28 to 12/2 South side of Mountain
12/5 to 12/9 North side of Main
Any bagged leaves with dirt, rocks, or garbage
mixed in will not be picked up!
Any leaf piles with branches or brush
mixed in will not be picked up!
Compost and wood chips are available at the Transfer Station for City of Beacon residents – Free of Charge
Any questions call 831-0932
(Monday – Friday 7 am to 3 pm)
All roadways in Dutchess County are closed except to emergency operations.
STATE OF EMERGENCY IN EFFECT COUNTYWIDE BEGINNING AT 7PM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus, in consultation with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Central Hudson and New York State Gas & Electric, has declared a countywide State of Emergency for the County of Dutchess effective 7pm this evening (Saturday, October 29th).
County Executive Steinhaus said, “Law enforcement, public works and utility crews are all reporting treacherous weather conditions with downed limbs and power lines. To ensure public safety and allow crews to address hazards and restore power, a State of Emergency will be in effect from 7pm this evening (Saturday, 10/29).”
The State of Emergency declaration states: “all roadways in Dutchess are closed and traffic is prohibited except for: medical and health facility personnel, law enforcement and public safety personnel, first responders, utility, maintenance and public works personnel, snow removal sanding, salting and clearing operations personnel, facility operations persons deemed necessary for plant operations by their employers and public and government personnel involved in the emergency operations.”
The state of emergency is issued pursuant to Section 24 of New York State Executive Law. It is enforceable by local, county and state law enforcement agencies.
The Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center has been activated to monitor and respond to snowfall on October 29th.
The storm beginning October 29th may take several tracks before the full extent of its blow will be known. The city is taking all necessary precautions. The Emergency Preparedness Committee consisting of the City Administrator and key representatives of the Highway, Police, Fire, Ambulance and School departments are all on call and ready. The Highway Department staff is on call and ready.
Cautions are extended to people driving on slick roads and blowing snow. Because of the heavy weight of the snow and wind the possibilities increase that power lines may come down. Be extremely cautions if you see a power line on the street. Do not approach it. Call the Beacon Police Department at 831-4111 or 911 immediately.
The City will declare a state of emergency if the roads become impassable for emergency vehicles. In that event only emergency vehicles are allowed to drive on the streets. If there are extended power outages, the city will open an emergency shelter.
P L E A S E R E A D T H I S : Remember if there are more than 2 inches of snow, cars are not permitted to park in the street. Ask a friend to use their driveway if you don’t have one of your own. You can use the city parking lots off Main Street however the car must be moved before 24 hours so that we can plow the lot.
City of Beacon emergency information will be broadcast at the following radio stations:
101.5, 106.1, 97.7, 96.9, 94.3, 97.3, 92.7
Thank you, have fun, be safe, but hunker down if it gets bad...
CITY OF BEACON
THE CITY COUNCIL, CITY OF BEACON, WILL HOLD ITS 4TH OCTOBER WORKSHOP MEETING THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER THE 24TH.
THIS MEETING IS TO BE HELD AT ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIME, 7:00 PM.
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
Place: Municipal Center Courtroom
One Municipal Plaza
Beacon, New York 12508
Saturday, October 22, 9am-1pm outside City Hall in the Police Station parking lot.
BRING: Computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, cellphones, cables, wires, power supplies, fax machines, radios, modems, telephones, TVs, copiers, scanners, DVD players, typewriters, stereo equipment… nearly anything with a plug!
Please don't bring air conditioners, refrigerators, or smoke detectors.
Working cellphones will be donated to victims of domestic violence and stalking in need of emergency 911 phones! Tri-County Crisis Center is collecting phones for those in need and will be collecting cellphones onsite during the event.
Large truck/big volume? Please let us know what time you’re coming: email@example.com
This event is sponsored by WeRecycle! a national leader in socially & environmentally responsible domestic electronics recycling.
Brought to you by Zero to Go and the Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee.
The following is an updated statement regarding discharge from the recent significant storms. I would appreciate it for this response to be forwarded to anyone who received an initial letter/email/post that communicated the situation. I fully share the concern by all and regard this as a vehicle to further identify areas where the city can improve our aging infrastructure.
On September 19th the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised the City that it had received a complaint from Riverkeeper concerning a City stormwater outfall to the Hudson River in the area of Riverfront Park. This stormwater outfall is aligned with the end of West Main Street. Riverkeeper provided DEC with photographs of the outfall and has since posted additional information on its website.
On September 19, 2011 a NYSDEC engineer conducted an inspection of the outfall accompanied by the City's Water and Sewer Superintendent, Jamie McCollum. At that time, the NYSDEC representative and Mr. McCollum concurred that they observed no physical evidence showing that this location was conveying anything other than stormwater to the Hudson River and the site was consistent with what was depicted in the Riverkeeper photographs, taken prior to the 19th and provided to the NYSDEC. The NYSDEC engineer returned to the site on September 27 and, again accompanied by Mr. McCollum, reinspected the site. During that visit the DEC engineer made a request to the Dutchess County Health Department to sample the outfall for bacteria which would be indicative of sewage.
The City takes the matter seriously of sewage discharge caused by the last two storms and our aging infrastructure. I have directed its engineering consultants to review the physical aspects of the stormwater pipe and outfall as they relate to the representations made by Riverkeeper. The City will conduct its own sampling of the outfall on September 29th and submit the samples to a NY Certified Laboratory for testing. Once the test results are available, the City will meet with the NYSDEC to determine what further steps might be appropriate.
The City is also currently undertaking a significant program to reduce infiltration and inflow in its sewer system and is dedicated to improving water quality.
Steve Gold, Mayor
Friends of the Beacon Dog Park will be holding a pancake fundraiser on Sunday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The breakfast will take place at St. Rocco Society (26 South Chestnut Street). All are invited to attend: the price is $10 per person or $25 per family. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As a result of the storm, residents may dump up to 750 lbs. of damaged items, in addition to the annual free amount of 250 lbs., at the City's transfer station. Residents should provide a picture of the damaged property, or the list of damaged items that was submitted to the property owner's insurance company. The City will also match the Fire Department's list of pump outs during the storm to the receipt of damaged material brought to the dump as proof of cause.
This program ends October 1, 2011.
Mayor Steve Gold.
Vote for your city council representatives. In Beacon every vote counts!
September 13, 2011
Polls are open from 12 NOON until 9PM.
Democratic candidates facing a primary this year are :: Committee designated candidate Pasti and challenger Cunningham for Ward 4
November 8, 2011
Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
If you are registered to vote:
Identify your ward, polling site, and party affiliation on the Voter Registration Search.
Tompkins Hose Co. (Route 9D Entrance) :: 13 South Ave
Rombout School (Gym Entrance) :: 84 Matteawan Rd
Memorial Building (Teller Ave Entrance) :: 413 Main St
James V. Forrestal School (Main Entrance) :: 125 Liberty St
If you are NOT registered to vote:
You have until Oct 19 to register to vote for the general election! Voter registrations must be postmarked on Oct 14 and be received by the board no later than October 19, 2011.
Voter registration form (in English)
Voter registration form (in Spanish)
If you are unable to vote in person on election day:
Absentee ballots and applications are available at City Hall. Absentee ballots must be postmarked the day before election day.
Note: The Beacon Ward Map provides an overview of the four wards in Beacon. When you view the map, the second number in each label is the ward number. (The third number is the election district within the ward. Polling sites are specific to both ward and election district.) If in doubt, identify your ward, polling site, and party affiliation on the Voter Registration Search.