Apr 2012
Electronics Recycling Day in Beacon

Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00 am-3:00 pm outside City Hall in the Police Station parking lot.

BRING: Computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, cellphones, wires, power supplies, fax machines, radios, modems, telephones, TVs, copiers, scanners, DVD players, stereo equipment…nearly anything with a plug!

Please don't bring air conditioners, refrigerators, or smoke detectors - those can be recycled at Best Buy and other big box stores.

This event is brought to you by Zero to Go and WeRecycle!, a national leader in socially and environmentally responsible domestic electronics recycling. Questions?

Apr 2012
Proposed Ward Map

A public hearing has been set for May 7's council meeting to consider new ward maps for the City of Beacon. These new boundaries were devised by a bipartisan committee, utilizing updated Census data to more closely balance each ward's population. The current and proposed maps are linked below.

Current Ward Map

Proposed Ward Map

Apr 2012
Summer Programs for Kids and Teens

The City of Beacon is hiring staff for summer playground programs, sport camps, and public pools.

To apply for a summer job with the city recreation department, submit a completed seasonal employment application by May 20, 2012Contact Mark Price for more information: Call (845) 838-5024 or email

New Resource:
We're compiling a list of summer programs in and near Beacon.
Let us know what you think and if you know of other resources to share with the community.

Apr 2012
Hudson Valley Honor Flight

HVHF is offering a free trip for veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. First priority will be given to World War II veterans, with seats also available for terminally-ill veterans from other wars. Two flights a year depart from Stewart Airport to honor Hudson Valley veterans with an unforgettable trip to the Memorial.

Click here for information letter and click here for application.

Apr 2012
Main Street Linkage Committee - Public Meeting

Beacon's future is yours - be a part of it! Attend the public meeting of the Main Street Linkage Committee on May 16, 2012.

The Beacon Main Street Linkage Committee needs input from the community about proposed changes to the city's zoning code. These changes would affect future development in two key areas of town: From Main Street at 9D down to the waterfront, and on Main Street between Digger Phelps and Teller Avenue.

Zoning determines what the city looks like and how it works. A simplified code will help define and preserve the characer of Beacon as the city grows.

Please attend the public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the basement of the Memorial Building located at 413 Main Street (at Teller Avenue). The meeting is open and all are welcome. Public officials will be in attendance.

Come learn about what the proposed changes to Beacon's zoning code will mean, find out how your neighbors and fellow citizens view those changes, and make your own voice heard in this critical discussion about Beacon's future. What that future will look like depends in large part on what Beacon's residents decide.

View the flyer for this meeting here.

Apr 2012
City of Beacon Fire Chief Position - accepting applications

City of Beacon – Fire Chief
$80,000 - $95,000

The City of Beacon is a vibrant, exciting community in southern Dutchess County, N.Y. with a population of approximately 15,000 in just under 5 square miles. The community boasts a proud history, beautiful natural areas from the mountain to the Hudson River, and an involved and active community. The City seeks an experienced individual to become the first paid chief of the hybrid paid/volunteer department. This is an opportunity for an individual looking for challenge and a chance to make a positive difference. The new chief will be joining a strong and collaborative management team. Further information is available by contacting the City Administrator @ 845-838-5000 or

Applications are available on-line at Completed applications should be sent to:
City Administrator, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508.
Position is open until filled, but a July 2, 2012 start date is anticipated.

The City of Beacon is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified persons without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Mar 2012
Centennial Committee Meeting

On April 19 at 7 p.m. the Beacon Centennial Committee will meet to discuss the planning efforts for the city's upcoming hundredth-year anniversary celebration. The meeting will be held at the Memorial Building (413 Main Street) and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Mar 2012
Main Street/Waterfront Linkage Committee Meeting

On Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m., the Main Street/Waterfront Linkage Committee will meet at the Memorial Building (413 Main Street) to discuss ideas relating to development in the City of Beacon. Consultant Joel Russell will be on hand as well. The public is welcome to attend.

Mar 2012
Request for proposals to purchase city owned properties


Please take notice that the City of Beacon is seeking proposals and qualifications for interested developers to redevelop surplus properties recently acquired through the In Rem tax collection process. To request a copy of the Request of Qualifications and Proposals for any of the following properties:
65-71 East Main Street
344 Main Street

Rosenethe Property – South Avenue
120 Verplanck Avenue

Please call, write, or email the contact listed below:

Etha Grogan
Assistant to the City Administrator
City of Beacon City Hall
One Municipal Plaza, Suite One
Beacon, New York 12508
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

65-71 East Main Street
120 Verplanck Ave
344 Main Street
Rosenethe-South Ave

Mar 2012
Polls Are Open

Vote today in the 100th Assembly District special election.  In Beacon every vote counts!

Choose between Democrat Frank Skartados, a former Assemblyman, and county Legislator John Forman, R-Beacon, to fill the vacancy in the state legislature created by the death of Tom Kirwan.

March, 20, 2012
Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.

Polling Sites:
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
Identify your ward, polling site, and party affiliation on the Voter Registration Search.

Ballot Information:
        Federal and State Contest Information 
      View Sample Ballot

More information:
        NYS Board of Elections Voter Information 
        Dutchess County Board of Elections in Poughkeepsie

City of Beacon Ward Map: