Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning Monday, October 26, 2009 on your normally scheduled garbage day (until the first snowfall)
LEAVES MUST BE PLACED IN BIODEGRADABLE (PAPER) 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!
10/26 to 10/30 North side of Mountain
11/2 to 11/6 South side of Mountain
11/9 to 11/13 North side of Main
11/16 to 11/20 South side of Main
Loose leaf pick up will follow the same schedule as weather permits and will repeat until the first snow. Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches 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 the Highway Department at 831-0932 (Monday – Friday 7am to 3pm)
Grand opening party on Saturday, October 10 from 4pm to 8pm. There will be live music by Mebeforeyou, lots of pie and mulled cider.
For more information visit the Clay, Wood & Cotton website or call (845) 481-0149.
Jenny Zuko and Diana Currie have opened Dream in Plastic at 177 Main Street. Dream in Plastic began as an online shop selling fun and eclectic items with a spotlight on emerging artists and creators. It has now grown into a arresting storefront in Beacon.
For more information visit Dream in Plastic online or call (845) 632-3383.
A total of $7.9 million in federal stimulus money has been set aside for clean water projects in the Hudson Valley. The funds were awarded to 15 different projects through a new state initiative known as the Green Innovation Grant Program, which promotes sustainable, environmentally sensitive water infrastructure and technologies.
The City of Beacon is to recieve $233,100 for the installation of 400 noise logging leak detection units along 60 miles of distribution mains. These will help the City to identify and reduce water losses and therefore save energy from reduced pumping.
Read the full article in Mid-Hudson News.
The City of Beacon Housing Authority received $735,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used for conservation improvements in the Hamilton Fish Plaza and Forrestal Heights housing complexes.
"We are very proud of being able to make energy-saving improvements, which can save the BHA an estimated $165,000 per year, which is about 20 to 25 percent of its utility expenses," said Ron Traudt, the housing authority's executive director.
The funding will be used to install new boilers and furnaces, enhance roof and attic insulation and replace light fixtures with compact fluorescent fixtures. New radiator controls and thermostats will be installed, along with low-flow toilets and showerheads. Also planned is the replacement of non-Energy Star refrigerators.
Read the full article in The Poughkeepsie Journal.
Nilson Carpio has opened Doña Julia's, a Dominican restaurant, at 303 Main Street. For more information and daily specials call (845) 765-2539.
* RAIN DELAY *
The parade is postponed due to rain.
Join the parade next week:
Spirit of Beacon Day Parade
Sunday, October 4, 2009
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, October 1, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Memorial Building on Main Street.
Purpose is to discuss Transit Oriented Development. All residents are urged to attend to voice your opinions.
Update :: Posted at the end of this news item is a revised draft the local law creating the new TOD zone including updated language to address the commercial units.
On August 3, 2009 there was a special city council meeting: The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Informational Meeting.
The meeting featured a presentation on the proposed TOD District for the land surrounding the Railroad Station, including historic views of the area, recommended design principles, an illustrative sketch plan as one example of what it might look like, an analysis of how river views can be protected, and the public benefits of transit-oriented development.
Important related information has been posted on the city website:
Transit Oriented Development Informational Presentation
A slideshow presented by John Clarke of Dutchess County Planning and Development at the August 3, 2009 Transit Oriented Development Informational Meeting.
Video :: Transit Oriented Development Informational Meeting
A video recording of the full August 3, 2009 Transit Oriented Development Informational Meeting.
School Costs of Transit Oriented Development
A survey of comparable TODs prepared in March 2008 by Urbanomics for Edison Township in New Jersey and relevant to the proposed City of Beacon TOD.
The survey identified 32 existing TOD districts most closely resembling the potential TOD from a comprehensive national database of 505 districts. Based on the number of school children living in these comparable districts, the analysis projected how many school aged children would be generated by the proposed TOD and the factors that would impact that number. The analysis indicates that the number of school aged children generated by such districts would be extremely low -- a projected 3 school aged children per 100 units (from a sample set with a low of 0 per 100 units and a high of 12).
TOD Local Law - Draft Sep 2009
A revised draft the local law creating the new TOD zone including updated language to address the commercial units. Includes a map.
Current committee vacancies:
Board of Assessment – Five Year
Term One – Unexpired Term – Term to Expire September, 2012
One – Vacancy – Term to Expire September, 2014
Board of Ethics – Five Year Term
Two – Vacancies – Expired
Human Relations Commission – Two Year Term
Five – Vacancies – Expire
Recreation Commission – Three Year
Unexpired Term – Term to Expire December, 2009 - Will continue with an additional three years expiring 12/31/12
Unexpired Term – Term to Expire December, 2010
Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6:30pm
St. Joachim-St. John Church (corner of Verplank & Willow)
Discussion on refinancing options, loan modifications and dealing with the banks.
Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the non-profit Housing Action Council.
RSVP to 914-332-4144.