Wappinger Falls

Legislative Report for Feb. 26, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended the Metro North Commuter Council Meeting. Responded to many calls and emails regarding employment opportunities, FEMA flood mapping, Metro North, environmental and criminal justice related issues. Met with a board member from Literacy Connections. Began working on the 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair.

Legislative Report for Feb. 19, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended a retirement party at Grinnell Library in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Responded to many calls and emails regarding employment opportunities, FEMA flood mapping, Metro North, environmental and criminal justice related issues. Managed website and social media content.

Letter: Signed on a letter asking the federal representatives to guarantee an income for our veterans in Dutchess County and across the U.S. as many struggle with poverty, foreclosure and homelessness.

Legislative Report for Feb. 12, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended the county committee and board meetings. Met with 3 constituents. Handled various calls and emails related to the inclement weather, FEMA flood mapping, Metro North, county, school and social justice issues as well as upcoming community events. Managed website and social media content.

Bills: Voted in favor of the Bozella Settlement.

Letter: Signed onto a letter asking the state to restore funding for schools that had been cut over the last several years.

Legislative Report for Jan. 29, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended the Legislative Committee and Board Meetings. Attended the Catherine Street MLK event. Met with 5 constituents regarding various local issues. Had a meeting with Supervisor Gutzler regarding a plan outlining the next steps with FEMA and the Congressman’s office. Had a call with Congressman Maloney’s office regarding same. Fielded calls and emails regarding various state, county and school issues as well as upcoming community events. Managed website and social media content.

Resolutions: Cosponsored the resolution for the $2.9M bond for water and sewer infrastructure at the Dutchess County Airport. I made a motion amending the negative declaration resolution adding “The Town of Wappinger, and the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, are considered interested agencies for the subject action, because these municipalities will all be involved in subsequent actions to the installation of the CDWTL Extension to the Dutchess County Airport, which will provide for water service to properties on Airport Drive in the Town of Wappinger and the development and sale of water through a distribution system of the Dutchess County Airport,” which also passed in the Legislature.

Public Input Sought for Improvements to Myers Corners Road – tonight, 1/14

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW), has announced a Public Information Meeting will be held to discuss proposed improvements to Myers Corners Road (County Route 93) from All Angels Hill Road (County Route 94) to State Route 376 in the Town of Wappinger.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wappinger Town Hall, located at 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590.

The Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, is developing design studies for reconstruction/realignment of Myers Corners Road between All Angels Hill Road and State Route 376, stretching approximately 1.40 miles.  The proposed project includes upgrades to or replacement of existing highway drainage, signage and pavement, with the creation of expanded shoulder widths to provide improved safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.  Additionally, curvatures in the existing roadway will be improved for enhanced safety and ride-ability. The project will require public acquisition of some roadway frontage for select properties adjacent to portions of the reconstructed highway.  Construction is currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017.

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed preferred alternative from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies.  The Department of Public Works is specifically soliciting comments on the development of alternatives for the project as well as associated social, economic and/or environmental impacts.  This public information meeting is part of the continuing efforts by the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input regarding development of transportation projects.

For further information, to submit written comments or to request special accommodations at the meeting, please contact Jefferson Akins, P.E at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works Engineering Division, 626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or by phone at (845) 486-2925.

Public Input Sought for Improvements to Myers Corners Road – this Wednesday, 1/14

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW), has announced a Public Information Meeting will be held to discuss proposed improvements to Myers Corners Road (County Route 93) from All Angels Hill Road (County Route 94) to State Route 376 in the Town of Wappinger.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wappinger Town Hall, located at 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590.

The Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, is developing design studies for reconstruction/realignment of Myers Corners Road between All Angels Hill Road and State Route 376, stretching approximately 1.40 miles.  The proposed project includes upgrades to or replacement of existing highway drainage, signage and pavement, with the creation of expanded shoulder widths to provide improved safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.  Additionally, curvatures in the existing roadway will be improved for enhanced safety and ride-ability. The project will require public acquisition of some roadway frontage for select properties adjacent to portions of the reconstructed highway.  Construction is currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017.

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed preferred alternative from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies.  The Department of Public Works is specifically soliciting comments on the development of alternatives for the project as well as associated social, economic and/or environmental impacts.  This public information meeting is part of the continuing efforts by the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input regarding development of transportation projects.

For further information, to submit written comments or to request special accommodations at the meeting, please contact Jefferson Akins, P.E at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works Engineering Division, 626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or by phone at (845) 486-2925.

2015 Dutchess County TENTATIVE BUDGET – Budget is not balanced

Budget 2

2015 Budget proposal is not balanced. The proposed plan spends more than it collects in revenue, creating a structural $4.875 million dollar deficit.  See cover of Budget in Brief.

Budget does not make up for the loss of revenue from the Energy Tax nor the one time revenue shot from the state aid ($5.25 million) that is balancing the 2014 budget.

Reducing the entire county’s property tax by a mere $300,000 is not something the taxpayer should get too excited about.  If your assessment on your home was not reduced in 2014, then you are potentially facing an increase in your individual tax bill because the rate is going from $3.65/$1000 to $3.68/$1000.

http://www.dutchessny.gov/

2015 Dutchess County TENTATIVE BUDGET – Budget is not balanced

Budget 2

2015 Budget proposal is not balanced. The proposed plan spends more than it collects in revenue, creating a structural $4.875 million dollar deficit.  See cover of Budget in Brief.

Reducing the entire county’s property tax by a mere $300,000 is not something the taxpayer should get too excited about.  If your assessment on your home was not reduced in 2014, then you are potentially facing an increase in your individual tax bill because the rate is going from $3.65/$1000 to $3.68/$1000.

http://www.dutchessny.gov/

2015 Dutchess County TENTATIVE BUDGET – Budget is not balanced

Budget 2

2015 Budget proposal is not balanced. The proposed plan spends more than it collects in revenue, creating a structural $4.875 million dollar deficit.  See cover of Budget in Brief.

Reducing the entire county’s property tax by a mere $300,000 is not something the taxpayer should get too excited about.  If your assessment on your home was not reduced in 2014, then you are potentially facing an increase in your individual tax bill because the rate is going from $3.65/$1000 to $3.68/$1000.

http://www.dutchessny.gov/

Central Hudson – Engineering Technician – Position

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is seeking highly motivated Engineering Technician to join our Transmission Design team at our Poughkeepsie, NY headquarters.

Responsibilities: The Transmission Design Engineering Technician will be responsible  for several support tasks in Transmission Design: updating capital project work plan spreadsheets, tracking Work Breakdown Structure (Plan versus Actual) for Capital Projects, developing and updating project plans, updating Monthly Project Status Reports for Major Projects, tracking and updating “Pro-Forma” estimates, updating and maintaining the productivity schedule and project planner (Liquid Planner), as well as maintaining vendor data sheets.  The Engineering Technician will also attend Monthly Project Meetings, take meeting minutes, and issue and track follow up items.  In addition, this person will support the preparation of construction packages in the following ways: preparing bid  packages in proper format, preparing Construction Packages for Contract and in-house construction crews, issuing specifications and RFQ’s for material procurements for capital projects, creating bills of materials and transmittals for capital projects, field inspections and project scoping assistance, preparing and updating Plan & Profile Drawings for completed projects, and assisting with project close out and filing.  The Transmission Design Engineering Technician will also be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the Transmission Inspection database.  This will include preparing draft reports intended for planning future capital projects and submittal to outside agencies.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess the following: an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Sciences or a related field, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred; a minimum of 3 years related experience, basic mechanical and math skills, good verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Project, while showing the ability to learn additional software programs quickly.  The successful candidate must be self-motivated, display good problem solving skills and a strong attention to detail, and work as a team player. A valid driver’s license is required.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package which includes; Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Tuition Assistance, Travel Insurance, Holidays, Vacation, membership to our Credit Union and Recreation Center and more.

Applications will be accepted until December 9, 2014.  Please go to www.CentralHudson.com. Click on the Employment tab then the Job Opportunities tab. Follow the directions to submit an application and upload your resume for the desired position. Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted.  No phone calls or agencies, please.  All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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