Comprehensive Plan Meeting, Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:30pm

Please see attached agenda for upcoming Comprehensive Plan Meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2019

6-27-2019 Comprehensive Plan Agenda

Volunteer Needed for Opening on the Conservation Advisory Council

TOWN OF NORTH EAST

CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENING

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

Public Hearing Notice- Planning Board, June 26, 2019

Public Hearing Notice- Planning Board, June 26, 2019

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.

Notice to Bidders- Sealed Bids for the Construction of Highway Department Storage Building

Please see attached Notice to Bidder for information on how to submit a sealed bid for the Construction of Highway Storage Building. Sealed Bids must be received by Monday, July 8, 2019 by 1:00pm

Notice to Bidder of Sealed Bids for the Construction of Highway Storage Building for Town of North East

Public Hearing Notices-ZBA-Rowe, Pucci

Please see attached public hearing notices for two applications before the Town of North East Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:30pm and 8:00pm

Public Hearing Notice-ZBA-Rowe

Public Hearing Notice-ZBA-Pucci

Dutchess County Office of the Aging Senior Picnic – Town of North East

The Dutchess County Office of the Aging will hold their annual Senior Picnic for residents of the Town of North East, Pine Plains, Stanford and Washington on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12pm at the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion at 82 Beach Rd, Pine Plains, NY

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event, Saturday, June 22, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event to be Held

Saturday, June 22nd at Dutchess County Department of Public Works

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 22nd from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, located at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie; residents can access the event by taking Route 44 East to Burnett Boulevard. The collection is open to Dutchess County residents only.

This popular event is first-come, first-served, and residents should expect to experience wait times. Hazardous waste in containers larger than 10 gallons will not be accepted. Registration is limited to the first 360 households; pre-registration is required for this event, and there is a $10 registration fee. Residents can register online or by calling (845) 463-6020. The fee can be paid online using a credit card or paid by check. Checks should be made payable to “Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance” and mailed to or dropped off to the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management at 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro said, “Among our goals in Rethinking Waste, our 10-year solid waste management plan, are reducing Dutchess County’s impact on the environment and creating a more sustainable waste system. A simple step County residents can take to help us achieve those objectives is to safely dispose of unused chemicals, fertilizers and other hazardous household items, as well as unwanted electronic equipment at our Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling events. I urge residents to take advantage of these opportunities to clean their homes and improve our environment.”

The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event provides residents with a safe and responsible way to discard a diverse range of household items that cannot be disposed of through regular recycling or garbage bins. Acceptable items include television sets, computer monitors, telephones, pesticides, pool chemicals, and more. A complete list of acceptable items to bring to this disposal day is included below.

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management collection events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This is the second of three such events to be held in 2019; the final such event this year will be October 5th. An informational flyer about the 2019 Hazardous Household Waste & Electronics Recycling Events is available online.

More information about the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Events is available online.

Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

Acceptable Items:

Product Containers Marked: “Warning,” “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive”

Photo chemicals, non-latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, antifreeze, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, computer monitors, CPUs, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, telephones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent tubes.

Do Not Bring:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries, alkaline or rechargeable batteries.

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 www.MyBenefits.NY.gov or in person at several locations throughout the County.

https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits/begin