News

Aug 2011
Wednesday
24
Emergency Management Advisory

 

CITY OF BEACON
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISORY
August 23, 2011
 
 
 
Mayor Gold, the City Council, City Administrator Robson and the City’s emergency management personnel are well aware of the earthquake that hit Virginia earlier this afternoon. At 1:51 pm, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked the central Virginia area. The location of the earthquake was centered at: 37.975°N, 77.969°W, approximately 27 miles East of Charlottesville, Virginia. While there were isolated calls regarding shaking experienced in the City, there are no reports of damage and no emergency situations  within the City of Beacon resulting from this earthquake. City of Beacon Emergency Personnel are on notice and prepared to take action, if necessary.
 
Should the public wish to obtain additional information on the earthquake, radio and television news broadcasts and the following link will provide information: 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/se082311a.html
 
 
Steve K. Gold
Mayor
 
Meredith S. Robson
City Administrator/Emergency Management Coordinator

 

 


Aug 2011
Wednesday
17
Notice from Police Department

The City of Beacon has been experiencing an increase in car larcenies recently throughout the City, with the highest concentration being on the south side of the City.  Residents can help reduce and prevent crimes of opportunity by locking their vehicles whenever the vehicle is unattended, and to keep valuable items such as GPS systems, currency, and electronics out of sight.


Aug 2011
Tuesday
16
Dutchess County Rebuilding Together Program

Dutchess County Rebuilding Together Program

2012 Homeowner Applications now available in the Municipal Building

This program is for low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, with disabilities, or have school-aged children, to provide home improvements to make dwellings warm, safe and dry.  If you have any questions, contact their offices at 845-454-7310

 


Aug 2011
Tuesday
2
WOLCOTT AVENUE LANE AND/OR ROAD CLOSURE - AUGUST 8th THROUGH AUGUST 11th

 

ATTENTION

EXPECT PERIODIC LANE AND/OR ROAD CLOSURES ON WOLCOTT AVENUE (between Fulton Avenue & South Avenue)

FOR MILLING AND PAVING MONDAY, AUGUST 8th through THURSDAY AUGUST 11th

7:00 AM until 7:00 PM (WEATHER PERMITTING)

PLEASE DON’T PARK ON STREET -CARS WILL BE TOWED IF NECESSARY –

PLEASE SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES

BEST EFFORTS WILL BE MADE NOT TO INCONVENIENCE RESIDENTS

ANY QUESTIONS CALLTHE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

831-0932 – Thank you!

 

 


Jul 2011
Thursday
28
Final 2011 Assessment Rolls Available

Dutchess County's Real Property Tax website now has the final 2011 assessment rolls available for viewing. Click here to access the rolls.


Jul 2011
Wednesday
6
Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

The Nutrition Advisory Committee of Dutchess County and Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County are collaborating to provide free meals to kids and teens under 18 each weekday this summer, from July 5 to August 26.

In addition, they are joining the Poughkeepsie City School District Food Service in providing a Community Outreach Event in Beacon with free food, games and prizes.

Click here for information on the summer meals program at Beacon Community Center (23 West Center Street) and Springfield Baptist Church (8 Church Street).

Click here for information on the Summer Food Service Program's Community Outreach Event on Friday, July 15 at Beacon Community Center (23 West Center Street).


Jul 2011
Sunday
3
Fireworks will go on at 9!

Weatherchannel predicts clear weather after 8pm. The fireworks will go on at 9pm. Happy Independence Day! Listen for a a boom harkening the show every fifteen minutes


Jun 2011
Monday
20
Beacon Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day in Beacon! Join us for our annual fireworks display on Sunday, July 3 at Memorial Park. This event is made possible by the generosity of local businesses, donations by residents and the City of Beacon. If you have any questions or would like to help in the fundraising efforts, please call the mayor's office at 838-5010. Also, koin us for a hot air balloon launching on Friday, July 1 at Memorial Park at 6:30 p.m. Happy Independence Day to all!


Jun 2011
Friday
10
City Wide Yard Sale List and Map

Below is the City Wide Yard Sale list and map. Happy treasure hunting!

City Wide Yard Sale List


Jun 2011
Friday
10
Property Maintenance Ordinance

The City Council has passed a new ordinance that limits the type and number of particular vehicles that can be parked in a driveway, including ATVs, snowmobiles, waterjets and utility trailers. It also regulates items on front and side yards such as outdoor furniture, car parts, fixtures and more.

Please contact City Hall for a copy of the ordinance. Alternatively, you can find a digital copy of the ordinance at the City of Beacon Charter and Code Online.