Apr 2013
Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator

Position Open. Interested parties, please review qualifications.

Apr 2013
Celebrating Beacon's History

April 6th - June 30th

The Beacon Historic Society & The Howland Cultural Center

Visit the Following link for more information!

Apr 2013
Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling

Events Begin this Saturday

Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling 
Residents can also safely dispose of unused and expired medications 

Spring is finally here and residents are cleaning out of the garage and basement of old cans of varnish, unused chemical fertilizers, pool chemicals and other hazardous materials.   It is also a good time to responsibly recycle old computer monitors, printers, mercury-containing thermometers, expired or unwanted medications and other potentially harmful materials.  The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) will kick off the 2013 schedule of Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Days this Saturday, April 6th at the Sand Dock Road location in the Town of Poughkeepsie 7:30am to 9:30am.  Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the DCRRA at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.   

This Saturday’s event includes an opportunity to drop-off expired and unwanted medications.

Dutchess County Director of Solid Waste Management Lindsay Carille said, “These events are a great way to get rid of all the materials you have been holding on to because you know they should not be thrown into your garbage bin. Now is the time to take an hour and safely dispose or recycle our unwanted hazardous and harmful materials while doing our spring cleaning.”

Some of the most popular items for disposal and recycling at these events are small electronics and compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.   Fluorescent lighting contains small amounts of mercury and other potentially toxic heavy metals, and should never be thrown in the garbage.   The HHW events offer residents a safe and easy way to dispose of these bulbs.

There will be eight collection events in 2013 at a variety of locations throughout the county. The collection partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  

Saturday, April 6th                   Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*       

Saturday, May 4th                    Pawling Fire Department 
Saturday, June 1st                    Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department                                                                                   

Saturday, July 13nd                  Dutchess Stadium (Fishkill)
Saturday, August 3rd                Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*           

Saturday, September 7th         Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)                        

Saturday, October 5th              Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department                                 

Saturday, November 2nd         Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

*Event will also feature safe medication disposal from 8am to 10am.

The events held at DCRRA’s Poughkeepsie location include a no-fee medications disposal opportunity. Last year over 3,800 pounds of medications were disposed of safely at the DCRRA. “Our Safe Medication Disposal help ensure unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications are properly disposed of and do not end up in the hands of children or leaching into groundwater drinking sources if discarded improperly,” said DCRRA Executive Director William Calogero.  

*Residents have the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired medications at the HHWDD events hosted at the DCRRA location from 8am to 10am.  Any prescription or over-the-counter pills, ointments, lotions and liquids can be brought for safe disposal.   Liquid medications should be in its original packaging and inside sealable plastic bags.  Pet medications are welcome as well. Special staffing will be present to mark out any personal identification from all medicine containers.  The entire container along with its medication will be placed into a sealed waste receptacle.   There is no fee for medication disposal, but pre-registration is required.

Materials that WILL be accepted:

Product containers marked with words: "Warning”, “Hazardous", "Flammable", "Poisonous", or "Corrosive"

Photo chemicals, non latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex!), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes, and small non-Freon appliances (such as humidifiers, toasters, irons, and electric heaters.)

Electronic Equipment Collection

Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU's), Modems, CRT's, Terminals, Laptops, Keyboards, Mouses, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV's, VCR's, DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans.  There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.


Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development

27 High Street ¨ Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Phone:  (845) 486-3600 ¨ Fax:  (845) 486-3610

Date:  April 2, 2013


For Further Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Solid Waste Director

(845) 486-3600


Mar 2013
Easter in Memorial Park

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Mar 2013
Spring Leaf Pick Up


City of Beacon Residents
Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning
Monday, April 1, 2013
Friday May 3, 2013
Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station
Free of Charge
Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays
(7:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
Only bagged leaves will be picked up! 
4/1      to     4/5      North side of Mountain
4/8      to     4/12    South side of Mountain
4/15    to     4/19    North side of Main
4/22    to     4/26    South side of Main
After this time frame, NO BAGS WILL BE PICKED
Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches
mixed in will not be picked up!
Any questions call 831-0932
(Monday – Friday 7 am to 3 pm)

Mar 2013
New Request for Proposals - 344 Main Street

Anyone interested in the new Request for Proposals for 344 Main Street, please find the document under the Building Department on this website.  Any questions, feel free to contact the Building Department at 838-5020.

Mar 2013
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Memorial Park
Hop on Over to the Park
Easter in Memorial Park

Sponsored by the Alps Sweet Shop
March 30 at Memorial Park from 11am to 1pm

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park. Fun for kids of all ages.

Activities include:
· The egg hunt, ages 0 to 8 years old
· A visit from the Easter Bunny
· Entertainment by Annie and the Natural Wonder Band
· Bicycle and Basket Raffle brought to you by the Alps Sweet Shop
· The annual presentation of the Mayor’s Egg
· Petting Zoo

11:00am to 1:00pm
Two by Two Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

11:15 to 11:45
A visit from the Easter Bunny

Egg Hunt
11:30am - 0-2 year old Egg Hunt
              - 3-4 year old Egg Hunt
              -5-6 year old Egg Hunt
11:45am -7-8 year old Egg Hunt

11:45 to 12:30
Annie and the Natural Wonder Band

Easter Address
Bike Raffle
Presentation of the Mayors Egg
Basket Raffle

Mar 2013


Feb 2013
State of Emergency

Office of Emergency Management
Statement on Nor’ Eastern Storm Nemo and State of Emergency
February 8, 2013: 6:00 pm
BEACON, NY- As Nor’ Eastern Storm Nemo continues to strengthen, the City ofBeacon Office of Emergency Management is urging all residents to stay in their homes and shelter in place. This storm is capable of producing sustained winds of 10-20miles per hour with gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour along with wind driven snow.Snowfall rates may be in excess of 1-2 inches an hour.
Due to the high winds, excessive snowfall amounts and the possibility of large scale power outages, effective at 8:00 pm tonight Randy Casale, Mayor of the City of Beacon, has declared a State of Emergency until 10:00 am tomorrow (2/9) morning. We need all vehicles to be moved off the city streets to insure that plow trucks and emergency vehicles can get through. Further we ask that all residents stay in the safety of their homes until the storm passes. City of Beacon Emergency Officials are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to respond. This storm has the potential to produce high winds and when coupled with snowfall amounts in excess of 12-18 inches, trees and limbs are likely to fall taking down power lines with them and resulting in power outages.
City of Beacon Emergency Officials have been contacted by Central Hudson andCentral Hudson has assured us they are actively prepared for the storm response.
Please remember that in the event you find wires down, DO NOT APPROACH ORTOUCH the wires. Keep at least 30 feet away and dial 911.
The City of Beacon Office of Emergency Management has an information line and can be reached at (845) 838-5081 for any updates. This line is for information only! In the event of an emergency, please dial 911. You may also get updates on channel 22 and the web at The Emergency Management staff will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available and necessary.

Feb 2013
Snow Ordinance - Parking Rules

 211-16. Parking prohibited certain hours; penalty.

A. It shall be unlawful to place, park or leave any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any public road or street within the corporate limits of the City of Beacon after any fall or accumulation of snow of two or more inches, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or when parking on said public road or street obstructs the removal of snow, unless such vehicle is at all times attended by a person legally capable of operating said vehicle. All vehicles left parked in violation of this section may be removed at the owner’s expense. There shall be no parking in municipal lots within 24 hours of posting of same by the City Administrator. The violation of this provision shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense and $250 for the second and subsequent offenses committed within 18 months of the first offense.