County Business

Dutchess County Prescription Medication Drop Box Program

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Dutchess County offers 10 locations for residents to anonymously dispose of unused unwanted prescription medications & controlled substances. They are the following:

City of Beacon Police Dept. 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508
Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office 150 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
East Fishkill Police Dept. 2468 Route 52, Hopewell Jct., NY 12533
Hyde Park Police Dept. 3 Cardinal Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
NYS Police, Troop K Headquarters 2541 Route 44, Salt Point, NY 12578
**Pawling Substation, DC Sheriff’s Office** 9 Memorial Ave., Pawling, NY 12564
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Dept. 19 Tucker Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
**Millerton Police Dept.** 21 Dutchess Ave., Millerton, NY 12546
**Red Hook Police Dept.** 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
Wappingers Falls Police Dept. 2628 South Ave., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

ALL LOCATIONS ARE ACCESSIBLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
 **Exceptions:

V/O Millerton PD
Mon – Fri 9am-4pm
Sat. 12pm to midnight
Sun. 4pm – midnight or call 518-789-3115

Pawling Substation
Call 845-486-3800 for assistance

V/O Red Hook PD
Daily from 8am – midnight

Medicines deposited into the drop boxes should be in sealed containers/plastic bags.

Any used prescription medications, medicated ointments, over the counter medicines, and inhalers may be disposed of.

Hazardous materials and needles are not accepted and Pharmacies and medical providers are not allowed to take part in the program.

Resolution In Opposition To The Addition Of New Anchorage Grounds In The Hudson River

Would appreciate your opinion.  On this month’s agenda is 2017052 A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD’S DOCKET ID USCG-2016-0132 TO THE ADDITION OF NEW ANCHORAGE GROUNDS IN THE HUDSON RIVER  

For details click below.

http://www.dutchessny.gov/concalendar/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=5369

Sound off in person this today or via email at countylegislature@dutchessny.gov.

Francena Amparo
Assistant Minority Leader
Dutchess County Legislator – Dist. 14
Town of Wappinger & Village of Wappingers Falls
Tel: (845) 418-3162
Email: francena.amparo@gmail.com

Resolution In Opposition To The Addition Of New Anchorage Grounds In The Hudson River

Would appreciate your opinion.  On this month’s agenda is 2017052 A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD’S DOCKET ID USCG-2016-0132 TO THE ADDITION OF NEW ANCHORAGE GROUNDS IN THE HUDSON RIVER  

For details click below.

http://www.dutchessny.gov/concalendar/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=5369

Sound off in person this Thursday or via email at countylegislature@dutchessny.gov.

Francena Amparo
Assistant Minority Leader
Dutchess County Legislator – Dist. 14
Town of Wappinger & Village of Wappingers Falls
Tel: (845) 418-3162
Email: francena.amparo@gmail.com

Solarize Wappingers Falls Upcoming Workshops

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Please join us and collect trusted information so you can determine whether solar makes sense for you. Sign-up for a free, no obligation solar assessment and see what discounts and incentives are available to you.  This is for homeowners, commercial, non-profit and apartment building owners.

RSVP to francena.amparo@gmail.com.

 

Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council Meeting


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Transportation Interest:  The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) will meet on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. The Transportation Council will act on the Draft State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016-2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the new county-wide, long-range transportation plan, Moving Dutchess 2, and a series of resolutions related to federal transit funding. Meeting materials are posted on the Consolidated Calendar, and briefing packets have been mailed to Council members.

Please RSVP your attendance and any request for special accommodations to Mr. Howard Spilke at (845) 486-3600 or hspilke@dutchessny.gov. Please contact me if you have any questions about the meeting.

 

Legislative Report for March 10, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the democratic caucus meeting and hosted a public forum regarding the jail in the City of Poughkeepsie.  Conducting extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/Jail Proposal.  Uncovered conflict of interest concerns.  City of Poughkeepsie should be be an involved agency every step of the way regarding this proposal.  We need to seriously address the many environmental concerns and full environmental impact of the jail.  Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; FEMA; and local community events. Managed social media content.

Leg. Report for Mar. 3, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Legislative Committee Meeting of the Whole, the jail forum in Beacon and the Metro North Commuter Council Meeting.  Met with the Girl Scouts in Wappingers Falls and participated a Raise the Wage event with 1199 SEIU.  Conducting extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/jail construction.  Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; FEMA; and local community events. Managed social media content.

Operator must do better by Dutchess County Airport

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Dutchess County Airport is second busiest General Aviation (GA) airport in New York State, logging approximately 75,000 aircraft landings and take offs each year, including corporate aviation, charter operators, recreational fliers and business aircraft owners.  The airport brings Dutchess County over 60 million dollars in economic activity each year

Six months ago, the county sought a partner who could help us move forward with our efforts to increase the economic benefit of the Airport. The County contracted with Flight Level Aviation in that regard.  Since then, fuel prices have risen despite their promise to keep them low and knowing very well fuel costs affect the airports viability. Last month, the County Legislature approved a proposal by the County Executive and FlightLevel Aviation (the new fixed base operator) to reduce their hours.

While I agree that there is “insufficient activity after 8pm” at the airport – there will never be an increase in activity after 8pm unless the FBO is open to accept aircraft. This is a self-defeating proposal.  I was, however, willing to compromise with having the FBO close early during the winter months only, and if they had a problem in the spring, summer or fall, they could come back to us so we can discuss it further.  That amendment failed.

FlightLevel Aviation was brought here to improve the airport and the services offered.  By saying that in the past there has been little traffic after a certain hour – they are pretty much offering only to maintain the status quo or less.   Reducing the total number of hours that Dutchess County Airport’s FBO is open to both based and transient clients is inconsistent with the County’s stated objectives and asking operators to pay for off-hours services after 7:00 pm will make KPOU less competitive and desirable relative to other local airports for business aviation operators.

The county executive said if there’s an increase in demand, FlightLevel will make the necessary changes to meet those needs. How will we ever know if that demand increases, when the FBO is closed and aircraft avoid our airport?

I understand having FlightLevel Aviation is important to the success of the airport.  However, they signed a contract – in which they clearly knew what the circumstances were – and now so soon trying to change it. They raised the fuel prices and now their changing their hours.  Changes in fuel prices have everything to do with this resolution because it has to do with change no one expected.  What will they change next? Reducing the minimum operating standards is not something I feel is in the best long term interest of the airport.  This sets a bad precedent.

 

Legislative Report for Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended Legislative Committee and Board Meetings.  Also attended the Village Board Meeting. Met with 3 constituents. Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; community events; and Metro North. Conducted extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/jail construction and started reading the Expanded Full Environmental Assessment Form.

Bills: Voted for Lead Agency Resolution.  Although the County Legislature didn’t receive the EAF report which was dated August 6, 2015 until last week, under SEQR, the County became lead agency back in September by operation of law.  A Notice of Intent Letter was sent out back in August of 2015 to all involved agencies and no one objected to it.