Notice of Public Hearing – Comprehensive Plan – September 4, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing – Comprehensive Plan – Sept. 4, 2019


A Rabies Clinic will be held at Dutchess County SPCA on 8-24-2019. See attached flyer

Dutchess SPCA Rabies Clinic

2019-2020 Hunting Licenses now on sale

The 2019-2020 Hunting and Fishing Season Licenses are now sale. Licenses can be purchases at the Town Clerks Office during regular business hours and on the first and last Saturday of the month from 10Am to 12pm. For more information please contact the Town Clerks Office at 518-789-3300 Ext 603

Bond Resolution 7-11-2019 Authorizing Subject to Permissive Referendum Construction of Phase 1 of the Town of North East Highway Garage Storage Facility and Fuel Depot

Bond Resolution (1)

Highway Department Help Wanted

The Town of North East is accepting applications for the immediate opening of a Motor Equipment Operator.

This is a full time permanent position. Applicants must have a CDL- A or B License valid for the State of New York.

For more information contact Highway Superintendent Bob Stevens at 518-789-4850 to obtain an application.

Draft Comprehensive Plan and Appendices 6-24-2019 Final


1 Draft Comp Plan Part 1 6 24 19 final

2 Draft Comp Plan Appendices 6 24 19 Final

Volunteer Needed for Opening on the Conservation Advisory Council



The North East Town Board seeks a qualified candidate to serve on the Conservation Advisory Council.  To qualify for a Conservation Advisory Council Opening appointment, applicant must be at least 18 years old, a U.S Citizen, and a resident of the Town of North East.  Training is provided. For more information contact Lisa Cope, Town Clerk at 518-789-3300 ext. 603 or send a letter of interest to the Town of North East, P.O. Box 516, Millerton, NY 12546

Funds Available to Assist Senior Citizens with Home Repairs

Funds Available to Assist
Senior Citizens with Home Repairs

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced the availability of funding to help senior citizens complete minor to moderate rehabilitation on their homes through the County’s Senior Rehab Program.

The program provides zero-percent loans and deferred payment loans up to $20,000 to income eligible senior citizens. Loans are repaid through a monthly payment, while deferred payment loans have no monthly payment and are repaid when the homeowner leaves or sells the property. Households making between 0-50% of the county median receive deferred payment loans, and households making between 50-80% of the county median receive zero percent interest loans.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Our program helps seniors who wish to remain in their home but struggle with the high cost and sometimes overwhelming process of locating and dealing with a contractor. Low- and moderate-income seniors can access up to $20,000 to make these repairs. We can make the process easier for seniors by helping with developing the scope of work, selecting a contractor and monitoring the project.”

Eligible applicants must be 62 years of age or older at the time of application. They must be named on the deed as an owner, and their total household income must be below the following maximums:

Family Size Income Limits
1 $52,850
2 $60,400
3 $67,950
4 $75,500

Other parties may be named on the deed as long as the applicant is also one of the owners. Life tenants, properties owned by trusts, and properties with reverse mortgages are ineligible. Applicants must show the property is their principal residence. Eligible repairs include minor to moderate rehabilitation necessary to alleviate building code violations. The focus of the program is repairs to “major systems” such as roofs, furnaces, decks/porches, structural problems, handicapped accessibility, electrical, and plumbing. Properties with necessary repairs that substantially exceed $20,000 will not be eligible for assistance. The property must have a minimum of $1,000 in repairs. Routine maintenance, such as cleaning gutters and painting, is ineligible.

Eligible properties include single-family detached properties. Additionally, the federal funding source for this program limits assistance to “modest” homes. In Dutchess County, a home must be valued at or below $253,000 for 2019 to be eligible for the program; this limit is established annually by the federal government. Generally, the County can use the “full market value” listed on a homeowner’s most current property tax bill to determine this value. Mobile homes, condominiums and townhouses are not eligible for the program.

Eligible properties may by located in any Dutchess County municipality except the City of Poughkeepsie, which has its own Community Development Block Grant allocation.

April 27, 2019 Comprehensive Plan Presentation

April 2019 Public Presentation Final-Comprehensive Plan

County Accepting HEAP Applications

County Accepting HEAP Applications
Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS) is now accepting applications for regular Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which assists low-income residents with the cost of heat and energy-related expenses. Individuals can apply online at or in person at several locations throughout the County.