The City Council passed a new ordinance that limits the type and number of particular vehicles in a driveway, such as ATVs, snowmobiles, waterjets and utility trailers. It also regulates items on front and side yards such as outdoor furniture, car parts, fixtures and more. Please contact City Hall for a copy of the ordinance.
The ultimate city-wide yard sale is on for Saturday, June 11, 2011 9am-3pm.
Start at City Hall to pick up your guide to all the yard sales.
Check back here for a downloadable detailed yard-sale map.
List your yard sale for $10 or talk to your neighbors and list 3 for $20. Your sale will be listed by street address. This list will be available to shoppers on the morning of the sale at City Hall as well as online for the weeks leading up to the sale. You will also receive a City Wide Yard Sale sign to mark your house on the day of the sale. The City Wide Yard Sale will be locally advertised by the Recreation Department.
Just complete and return the yard-sale registration.
Beginning Monday, May 23, 2011, East Main Street will be closed from Main Street to Leonard Street to allow for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Fishkill Creek. The Bridge will be closed until approximately the week of August 1, 2011. Traffic will be redirected around the work zone via a marked detour.
Application Deadline: May 9, 2011
Buildings Department Notice:
The City of Beacon Building Department is accepting applications to sit for the City of Beacon Master Plumbers Exam and the City of Beacon Master Electricians Exam. You must have at least seven years of experience as a Journeyman to be eligible to sit for this exam.
You can also can pick-up an applicatoin at the Building Department office or call 845-838-5020 to request an application by mail.
We will be accepting application until May 9, 2011.
Buildings Department Notice:
Any structure, basin, chamber, or tank which is intended for swimming, diving, recreational bathing, or wading and is capable of containing water more than 24 inches deep is classified as a pool and requires a building permit. This includes all portable/temporary ready set pools and hot tubs.
April 9 is the Opening Day for the Beacon Soccer Club youth soccer league's 2011 season. The opening ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Sargent Avenue soccer fields.
For more information, visit http://www.beaconsoccerclub.com/
The City of Beacon Housing Authority will open the Public Housing waiting list beginning April 11, 2011.
Applications can be picked up at One Forrestal Heights, Beacon, NY 12508, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Gross income must be below low income limit established by HUD. For more information visit website www.beaconhousingauthority.org.
The City of Beacon Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider.
You can help make a difference in our schools.
The Arts & Education Foundation of the Beacon City School District has teamed up with Ragnar Relay to benefit the children of the Beacon City School District. Ragnar hosts relays throughout the country and selects a local charity to benefit from part of the proceeds.
This year’s New York relay from Woodstock on May 13th to Westchester on May 14this approximately 200 miles with Beacon as the midway point. We need your help in getting runners teams to join up for the relay and to recruit volunteers to staff the route along the way.
The foundation will be paid $100 for every volunteer that we provide. This is a one-time opportunity for our district and we appeal to you for your help.
For more information on how you can help please visit the Foundation's website at Beacon Arts & Education Foundation
Attention Beacon Residents
A special use permit has been issued to DIA:Beacon for Riverfront Park. Due to the nature of this special use residents will have limited access to Riverfront Park between April 11th and April 15th. The park will be closed to residents on April 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th. The park will be used to stage an outdoor performance on the evenings of April 16th and 17th. Information about the performance can be found at http://www.diabeacon.org/.
THE CITY OF BEACON POOL AT THE UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT CAMP
The City of Beacon Recreation Department is hopeful to once again have its public pool open this summer for area residents to enjoy. Due to budgetary constraints the community pool at University Settlement Camp was closed last year. We have an exciting opportunity to once again have a much needed recreation resource available to the residents of Southern Dutchess and Putnam Counties.
With the support of community residents, we can and will have our pool open. The program is simple, purchase a Beacon Swim Club Family Membership and/or make a donation in support of the pool. If 200 families in the community purchase a family season pool pass we will have the funds necessary to operate our public pool at the University Settlement Camp.
If the City of Beacon can not reach our goal of 200 families or their equivalent by May 20th, all membership fees will be refunded. After sufficient funds to operate the pool have been raised, there will be no refunds.
It is essential that 200 family memberships and/or equivalent sponsorships and donations, be sold before May 20th if the pool is to open for the season—so purchase your membership now!
Open Saturday July 2nd thru Sunday September 5, 2011
Public Swimming Hours
Monday thru Friday – 3pm to 6pm
Saturday and Sundays – 12pm to 6pm
Group Swimming Hours
Monday thru Friday 12pm to 3pm
Daily admission $5.00 adult $3.00 child (12 and younger)
Group rate $75.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
Beacon Swim Club Family Season Pool Passes
Our Beacon Swim Club pass will offer you unlimited pool access during public swimming hours for 6 immediate family members for the entire summer.
Family Cost- Before May 20th $175.00, After May 20th $200.00
Individual Cost- Before May 20th $75.00, After May 20th $100.00
Senior Cost- Before May 20th $68.00, After May 20th $90.00