Latest News

(archive of past What's New items available here)


- New Job Postings

The Town of Poughkeepsie is looking for new hires. Check out our Human Resources Job Listings for more information.


-Town to consider new Towing Regulation

Revisions to the Town's vehicle towing regulations have been proposed. You can download a pdf of the draft local law.

At it's April 7th, 2021 meeting the Town Board will consder setting a public hearing on the proposed law for April 21st, 2021.
Towing Regulation Draft


- CAC Hosts Virtual Public Workshop

CAC Hosts Virtual Public Workshop for Natural Resources Inventory on Wednesday, 3/31 at 7:00 PM. You can find out more from the CAC PDF Flyer. Registration is required - please register at the Town of Poughkeepsie Open Space Plan web page.


- BLOOD DRIVE!! Friday March 3rd from 10AM - 3PM

Covid-19 has created a chronic deficit between what is need by hospitals and current blood donations. Your donation can save lives! To find out more, please check out our Blood Drive PDF Flyer.


- New Web Site On the Way

The Town of Poughkeepsie is proud to announce that our new web site will be introducted ot the public on March 29th. The new web site will be more accessible, intuitive, and have a great deal more features to help our constituents more easily find the information that they need when they need it. We'll be making more announcements as we get closer to launch.


- Finalizing Plans for the NYS Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

The Town of Poughkeepsie is in the process of finalizing its plan as per New York State Governor's Executive Order 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. Prior to finalization, members of the public who wish to give any additional input relative to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department and its service to the community are encouraged to do so by sending an email to

Emails will be accepted through February 14, 2021.


- Town of Poughkeepsie Town Hall is CLOSED

Due to Inclemete weather, the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Hall will be closed for Monday, February 1st.


- Town of Poughkeepsie Court is CLOSED

Due to Inclemete weather, the Town of Poughkeepsie Court will be closed for Monday, February 1st.


- Survey Work Study being performed

Town of Poughkeepsie will be gathering topgraphic information for a drainage study approved by the Town Board. This will only be affecting a small number of residents which are listed in the survery work details PDF. You can open to see if your one of the residents that will be affected.
Survey Work Details


- The Planning Board will have a Workshop Session on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

The Planning Board will have a Workshop Session on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM.


- January 26th, the CAC Presents: Home, Heat ant Health with Collin Adkins

Join us on Tuesday, January 26th for Home, Heat & Health. Win-win solutions through energy efficiency programs with Collin Adkins: Environmental & Energy Resource Educator / Community Energy Advisor for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County. Part of the new program from the Conservation Advisory Commission "IT TAKES A TOWN" - A series of workshops on how we can each make a difference to the environment.
Download our Flyer to find out more!


-Town Hall CLOSED - Monday January 18th

The Town Hall will be closed on Monday in obvervance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Operations will resume again on Tuesday.


-Credit Card Processing Will Be Unavailable - Jan 15th through the 18th

We have been informed by our credit card processing company that they will be updating their systems over the weekend. You may not be able to pay your bills via the web site until the update is complete. We are hoping to see it back on line Tuesday. We are sorry for the invonvenience!


- Arlington Fire District Notice of Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings for the Arlington Fire Department will be helpd the FIRST and THIRD Monday of the month (with the exception of legal holidays) at 7pm at the Arlington Fire District Headquarters. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, download the official notice.
Download the Legal Notice


-Fairview Fire Dept. Special Meeting on Dec. 15th

The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fairview Fire District will convene via telephone conference call to conduct a Special Board meeting at 6:00 PM on December 15th, 2020. Details can be found in the document attached.
Notice of Special Meeting


-Join us for a Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 5th!

The Town of Poughkeepsie is sponsoring a “Holiday Celebration” along with the Arlington BID, Eastdale Village, and the Galleria Mall. In order to give everyone a chance to celebrate the holiday spirit safely, the Holiday parade this year will be a Caravan with floats and vehicles decorated. Check out the attached PDF for more details, including the parade route!
Holiday Celebration 2020


-Fairview Fire Dept. Monthly Meeting on Dec 1st.

The Board of Commissionsers will convene via telephone conference to conduct the November Monthly Board Meeting at 7:00pm on Dec 1st. See the meeting notice for more information and details for joining the meeting.
Monthly Meeting Notice


-Town Court Closed due to Covid-19 case.

The Town has been informed 11/23/20 that an employee in the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Court has tested positive for COVID19. Due to Federal Health privacy laws, further information about their identity or conditions will not be released.

A deep cleaning and disinfecting of the court facilities is taking place.
Court offices will be closed 11/23/20 through 12/01/2020, Reopening on Wednesday 12/02/2020
For any questions, please contact the Supervisor’s Office: 845-485-3607.


-Fairview Fire District Election Notice

Notice is hereby given that the annual election rolls of registered voters will be prepared on November 24th. Please see the election notice for more details.
Election Notice 2020 - Preparing Election Rolls


-Arlington Fire District Election Notice

Notice is hereby given that the annual election for the position of Fire Commissioner will take place on the 8th of December, 2020. Please see the election notice for more details.
Election Notice 2020 - Fire Commissioner


-Town Board Special Meeting on Friday, November 13th at 9:45am

Town Supervisor Jay Baisley, at the request of two Town Board Memebers, has scheduled a special meeting of the Town Board. Read the full announcement for more detials. You can join the meeting via zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 9841 0544
Passcode: 753594
Phone: (929)205-6099
Press Release - Town Board Special Meeting


-Notice of Water Interruption on November 9th - New Hamburg

On November 9th between 8am and 4pm, the Town of Poughkeepsie Water Department will be working on the New Hamburg water pump station. Residents in New Hamburg may experience water discoloration or water interruption during this time. If you have any questions, please call:
Water Department: 845-462-6535
Supervisor's Office: 845-485-3607


-Fairview Fire District Election Notice

Please click the link below for the schedule of Elections.
Election Notice 2020


-Arlington Fire District 2021 Budget Announcement

Arlington Fire District Adopted 2021 Budget
Arlington 2021 Budget


-Fairview Fire District 2021 Budget Announcement

The Fairview Fire District Press Release for the 2021 Budget
Fairview 2021 Budget


-Fairview Fire District Notice of RFP for Tresurer

Click the link for the Fairview Fire District RFP for Treasurer
Treasurer RFP


-Town Advises Customers Of Increased Sodium Levels in Drinking Water

In an effort to proactively notify customers on severely restricted sodium diets, Poughkeepsie Joint Water Board is advising customers that the current drought, which has resulted in reduced Hudson River flows, has caused increased sodium levels in the treated water supply. Current sodium levels have increased to greater than 50mg/L. Additional notification will be released should the sodium level exceed 100 mg/L. Customers with health conditions that necessitate reduced sodium intake are advised to seek out alternative low sodium bottled water for their drinking until further notice.

The NYSDOH health effect language for sodium is as follows:

“Water containing more than 20 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on severely restricted sodium diets. Water containing more than 270 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on moderately restricted sodium diets.”

For most customers, this small increase in sodium levels will not have an adverse effect and the water is safe to drink. If you have concerns regarding your level of sodium intake, please contact your healthcare provider.

Further notification will be provided when the conditions change. If you have questions regarding sampling results, please call Poughkeepsie Joint Water Board’s Environmental Lab Director, Dottie DiNobile at (845) 451-4173 ext. 2012 or James teed, Senior Engineer, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health at (845) 486-3404.

For further questions, please contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor, Jon J. Baisley, at 845-485-3607 or by email at


- Arlington Fire District- 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

Please see the links below regarding the proposed budget for the Arlington Fire department.
Hearing Notice
Budget Proposal


- 1st Annual Halloween Truck or Treat

Please join us for our 1st Annual 1st Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat to be held at:

Greenvale Park 2260 New Hackensack Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
October 24, 2020 3 – 5 PM

Registration Required -- call 845-485-3628 to register

Limited Space Available


- Historic Preservation Commission Meeting on October 6th

Please join un on October 6th at 7pm in the Town Hall Meeting room, or attend the live conference remotely via Zoom.

We will be reviewing the William House Landmark Designation application, as well as updates on Hudson River State hospital and New Hamburg.

To attend the meeing via Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone In: 1(929) 205-6099



Who: Town of Poughkeepsie Comprehensive Plan Review Committee (CPRC)

What: Public Workshop Webinar #2

Where: ZOOM

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Why: The CPRC wants to hear from you! This is an informational and public engagement opportunity. This second comprehensive plan public workshop will focus on areas identified as opportunities for redevelopment, and how said areas can be re-imagined, redesigned, and redeveloped to achieve the plan’s vision for a sustainable Town of Poughkeepsie.