News

Oct 2012
Monday
1
Low-cost or Free Eyeglasses

The Lions Club has a program to provide free or low-cost eyeglasses for those in need. Email Donna Saxton at dsmiles53@yahoo.com to learn more about this service. 


Sep 2012
Monday
24
Electronic Watse Collection Container

 

The City of Beacon now has an electronic waste collection container available at the transfer station at no charge for City residents. BRING: Computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, cell phones, 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.


Sep 2012
Thursday
20
Fitness Class to Begin

Jazzercise in Beacon set to start.

Tuesday September 25, 2012... 7pm at Sargent Elementary School

Please come early to register

Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm

Session will run 9/25 thru 12/20/2012

Cost is $88.00.


Sep 2012
Tuesday
18
city owned property available for development


CITY OWNED PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR RE-DEVELOPMENT
 
South Avenue                         65-71 East Main Street
14-acre lot                               Apartment Building
 
Contact Building Inspector Tim Dexter 845-838-5020


Sep 2012
Tuesday
18
City of Beacon Properties for Sale

 

CITY OWNED PROPERTIES FOR SALE
 
11 Cross Street
Single Family House  
$79,900
Manor House Realty
845-838-4858
 
62 Dennings Avenue
Building Lot  
$40,000
Gate House Realty
845-831-9550
 
360 Liberty Street
1,200 sq. ft. Single Family House
$129,900
Prudential Serls – Kimberlee Markarian
845-505-9174
 
9 North Street
600 sq. ft. Single Family House
$29,900
Prudential Serls – Kimberlee Markarian
845-505-9174
 
39 Spring Street
1,700 sq. ft. Single Family House
$69,900
Jon Car Realty
845-831-3331
 
41 Church Street
1,200 sq. ft. Single Family House
$74,900
Jon Car Realty
845-831-3331
 
 


Sep 2012
Tuesday
18
Safe Routes to School Program

 

The City of Beacon, in partnership with the Beacon City School District, is applying for SRTS funding to replace sidewalks and curbs, and install new crosswalks and signage along Liberty Street in the vicinity of the J.V. Forrestal Elementary School.  The replacement of these badly deteriorated sidewalks will improve the physical environment to make it safer for children to walk to school.  The Forrestal school will provide walking and bicycling safety programs and activities, and survey students and parents to evaluate the effectiveness of these initiatives.  In addition, the City Police Department will provide additional enforcement activities to ensure that traffic laws are obeyed in the vicinity of the school. Following is a description of the program:
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
 
Introduction and Overview
 
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is a Federal-aid transportation reimbursement program administered by NYSDOT that promotes safe, healthy alternatives to riding the bus or being driven to school. The program emphasis is to encourage and enable children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school; make walking and bicycling safe and more appealing; and facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects which will improve safety and reduce vehicular traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution within a two-mile vicinity of primary and middle schools (K-8). The SRTS Program provides the opportunity to implement projects which reflect a broad spectrum of NYSDOT policies related to promoting livable and walkable communities and increasing community quality of life which has a direct impact on the economic attractiveness of New York State’s communities. SRTS promotes the integration of transportation and land use through the collaborative planning process mandated for the program involving state, regional, and local stakeholders. The SRTS program will also provide diversity of mobility choices through bicycle and pedestrian-friendly design, resulting in projects that enhance urban revitalization efforts.
 
Coordination between infrastructure and non-infrastructure activities is encouraged to achieve successful outcomes. Research has shown the most successful way to increase bicycling and walking is through a comprehensive approach which includes the 5 Es (Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, and Evaluation). Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop innovative and comprehensive projects that may involve actions which, if implemented, have high potential to promote a healthy environment for school children, to reduce air pollution near schools, reduce excessive travel speeds, reduce traffic volume, or reduce the occurrence and/or severity of (potential) accidents on local streets. The SRTS program highly encourages infrastructure project applicants to include education, encouragement, and enforcement activities as well the required evaluation activities. 
 


Sep 2012
Monday
17
Recreation Meeting

There will be a Recreation Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of City Hall. The public is invited to attend.  


Sep 2012
Monday
17
Tioronda Garden Club Autumn Wine Festival

 The Tioronda Garden Club will be holding its annual Autumn Wine Festival on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Rocco's Hall. This year's fundraiser will help the club to beautify the City of Beacon during the 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2013. 

The cost per ticket is $25. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Susan or Terri at 831-4300 or Anne at 831-4565. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support our efforts. And look for our booth and raffle at Spirit of Beacon Day.


Sep 2012
Tuesday
11
9-11 Service

A 9-11 Memorial Service will be held today (September 11, 2012) at 11:00 a.m. at Patriot Park (corner of Verplanck Avenue and Matteawan Road)


Aug 2012
Friday
31
Centennial Committee Meeting

 The next meeting of the Beacon Centennial Committee will take place on September 6 at 7 p.m. at the Beacon Memorial Building. All are invited to attend.