Dec 2010
Beacon Recreation Annual Holiday Celebration

When: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Lewis Tompkins Hose Company, Route 9D (Across from City Hall)

Come join us and celebrate the start of the holiday season:

  • Holiday music
  • Treats and crafts for the kids
  • Free raffles
  • A visit from Santa


Mark Price, City of Beacon Recreation Department



Dec 2010
Welcome Center: December Hours

Visitor Center Opening Day
The Beacon Welcome Center, at 1146 Wolcott Avenue, will be open to the public in December each week:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors and local residents may find information about holiday events, restaurants, shopping, art shows and more by stopping by to talk to the Welcome Center's volunteers. Beacon maps, holiday flyers, Dutchess County tourism guides and more are also available.

Many thanks to George Mansfield and his volunteers who recently installed the new railings for the Center.

The Center is staffed by volunteers under the leadership of Beacon resident Cindy Marsh. If you are interested in volunteering to work at the Center, please contact Brian Kelly at or 845.838.5000 x510. Source: A press release from Linda Hubbard of the Beacon Arts Community Association:


Dec 2010
Updated 2011 City Budget Guide

The city administrator has posted new video explaining how our tax dollars are put to use. The video features each department head explaining the roles of city staff and services provided.

There is also a revised video recording of the budget discussion at the November 1, 2010 city council meeting.

Both videos plus relevant documents can be found in the 2011 City Budget Guide.

Nov 2010
City Council Special Meeting, November 22 6PM

The City of Beacon city council will hold a special meeting in order to enter into executive session regarding personnel and emergency services issues.

This special meeting is to be held at 6:00 pm - immediately prior to the regularly scheduled workshop of November 22, 2010.

Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO WORKSHOP
Place: Municipal Center Courtroom, One Municipal Plaza

Nov 2010
General Election

Vote on Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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:

Note: 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.

Map Credit: Jeff McHugh, Segue Development.

Oct 2010
Impulsive Traveler: Beacon

A detailed travelogue by Kristen Hinman of her recent trip to Beacon. Special to The Washington Post . Read the full article.

Oct 2010
Recreation News

Youth Swim Lessons Return For A Fall Session 
Beacon Recreation has partnered with the Newburgh YMCA to offer a new Learn to Swim program.

Swim Lessons to build aquatic skills and confidence in Parent/Child, Preschool and School Age Children.

Beacon High School Pool, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY, 12508
Fall Session: 8 Weeks on Saturdays: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
October 23rd and 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, December 4th, 11th and 18th
NO CLASS November 27th

$72.00 for the session per level per class time.

For more information and registration forms visit or City Hall
Dorothy Mitchell, Aquatics Director, 845-562-1088 or e-mail

Oct 2010
Fire Hydrant Flow Tests

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, representatives from Insurance Services Office, Inc. will be conducting flow tests on various hydrants throughout the City of Beacon.  This will occur between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  As a result, discolored water may be experienced in these areas.  Although the water is still safe for use, it is recommended that residents refrain from doing laundry during this time until the water runs clear.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Water Department at 845-831-3136.


Oct 2010
Curbside Leaf Collection

Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning Monday, October 25, 2010 on your normally scheduled garbage day. Collection will continue until the first snowfall.

10/25 to 10/29    North side of Mountain
11/1 to 11/5    South side of Mountain
11/8 to 11/12    North side of Main
11/22 to 11/26    South side of Main


Only bagged leaves will be picked up.
Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches mixed in will not be picked up!
Bagged leaves can also be left at the Transfer Station free of charge.

FREE compost and wood chips are available to Beacon residents at the Transfer Station!

Call (845) 831-0932
Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm

Oct 2010
Water/Sewer Balances

All open water/sewer balances from October 2009 through July 2010 will be levied onto the 2011 tax bills if not satisfied prior to October 31. Payments made after 10/15/2010 must be in cash, money order or in certified funds. Personal checks postmarked after the 15th will be returned.

Since October 31 falls on a Sunday, the City will accept and apply each payment received in the drop prior to our arrival Monday, November 1. We encourage you to call (845)838-5000 for updated balances and/or discrepancies at your earliest possible convenience.

Please note: As of November 1, the payments at the window will be limted to the current (October 10) invoice only.