News

Feb 2012
Thursday
2
State of the County Address

Dutchess County Executive, Marcus J. Molinaro, cordially invites you to attend the

2012 State of the County Address

Tuesday, February 7th
at 5pm
Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road
Beacon, New York 12508

Kindly RSVP by February 2nd
845.486.3600 or
www.rsvpdutchess.com/socbeacon

[View Invitation]


Jan 2012
Friday
27
Expiring Terms and Vacancies on City Boards

The following city boards and committees have recently seen one or more members' terms expire. The city is accepting applications for reappointments and/or new members to fill these positions. Also noted below are committees which already had vacancies. If you are interested in joining a committee, please submit a committee application form. If you are a member whose term recently expired and would like to be considered for reappointment, please re-apply using the same form. Applications should be sent to City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza or emailed to Brian Kelly at cityofbeacon@cityofbeacon.org.

Board of Assessment Review

Board of Ethics

Conservation Advisory Committee

Fire Advisory Committee

Human Relations Commission

Recreation Commission

Zoning Board of Appeals

Housing Authority Board (term expiring 3/31/2012)

 


Jan 2012
Tuesday
24
Youth Swim Lessons to begin in February

SWIM LESSONS
Saturdays 11am - 1pm
Beacon Recreation has partnered with the Newburgh YMCA to offer a new Learn to Swim program. Swim lessons build aquatic skills and confidence in Parent/Child, Preschool and School Age Children.

Winter Session: 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
Spring Session:
4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9

All lessons are held at the Beacon High School pool, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY, 12508

Register Now


Dec 2011
Thursday
8
City Hall Holiday Hours

In recognition of the Christmas holiday, City Hall will be closing Friday, December 23 at Noon and will remain closed on Monday, December 26. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, December 27.

For the New Year's, City Hall will close on Friday, December 30 at noon and will remain closed on Monday, January 2. Normal hours will Tuesday, January 3.

Enjoy the holidays!


Nov 2011
Wednesday
9
The City is seeking Request for Proposals for licensed real estate brokers

 

City of Beacon, New York
 
Request for Proposals
 
 
            The City of Beacon requests sealed proposals from licensed professional brokers to market surplus City real property. Successful broker will:
 
·         Have successfully marketed residential and commercial properties in the City of Beacon.
 
·         Have the ability to list City properties in the Multiple Listing Service.
 
·         Offer a competitive commission rate.
 
 
            Contact City Administrator Meredith Robson at 838-5000 for additional information on this request. Requests will be accepted through Friday, November 18, 2011.


Nov 2011
Wednesday
9
City seeking Request for Qualifications and Proposals to Purchase Properties

 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS
TO PURCHASE PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE
CITY OF BEACON, NEW YORK
 
 
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
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
845-838-5002
egrogan@cityofbeacon.org
 
 
 
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011
 
 
 
The City of Beacon reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any and all informalities in the best interest of the City
 
 
**Proposals received after the designated time and date will be returned unopened**
 
 


Nov 2011
Monday
7
2012 Budget Documents Posted

You can find the proposed 2012 city budget, along with explanatory text and charts, here.


Nov 2011
Monday
7
Revised Schedule for Leaf Pick Up

 

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
BIODEGRADABLE BAGS
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)
 


Oct 2011
Saturday
29
State of Emergency

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.

Updates also available on the Dutchess County website, Facebook page and Twitter page.


Oct 2011
Saturday
29
Storm Information and Parking Rules

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...