Legislator Amparo

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.

 

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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 Jan. 21, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Democratic Caucus meeting.  Met with an advocate who works with reentry.  Responded to calls and emails regarding a number of local issues, including, but not limited to the county jail; agriculture; the county airport; economic development and the lack of good quality jobs; public safety issues; and upcoming community events.  Managed website and social media content.

Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

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Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond

Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

Jail photo for FB

Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond

 

Dutchess County Dept. of Human Resources – Examinations

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Scheduled Exams – The following exams have a non-refundable application fee that must be paid prior to the application being approved.
Title:Building Inspector I
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Title:Building Inspector II
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Title:Deputy Zoning Administrator (Town of LaGrange)
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Title:Director of Budget and Finance
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Title:Director of Budget and Finance
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Title:Head Custodian
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Title:Head Custodian (School Districts)
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Title:School Secretary III
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Title:School Secretary III (Hyde Park Central School District)
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Title:Town Police Chief (Town of Poughkeepsie) – Type C
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Title:Zoning Administrator
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Title:Secretary
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Title:Secretary
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Title:Supervising Office Assistant
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Title:Supervising Office Assistant
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Title:Coord. of Occupational and Physical Therapy Serv.
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Exam Date:3/19/2016
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Title:School Lunch Director
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Title:School Lunch Manager
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Legislative Report for Jan 7, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Democratic Caucus and the County Board Meetings.   Responded to emails regarding county vehicles; the legislative chairmanship; the fight for $15/hr.; criminal justice reform and our mental health crisis; economic development; and upcoming community events.

Bills: Voted against Dale Borchert for Chairman.