News

Oct 2012
Monday
29
State of Emergency

A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the City of Beacon effective at 8:00 P.M.,  October 29, 2012.  

This State of Emergency has been declared due to strong winds and heavy rain resulting from Hurricane Sandy.   This situation threatens the public safety.  

This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.


Oct 2012
Friday
26
Hurricane Sandy

City of Beacon Emergency Officials are monitoring Hurricane Sandy closely and are prepared to respond. We will provide updates as necessary regarding the storm via the Emergency Operation Center hot line at 845-838-5081, Channel 22 and our website: www.cityofbeacon.org.   Please only call the Police Department in the event of an emergency at 831-4111.  For Fire or Medical Emergencies please dial 911. 


Oct 2012
Friday
26
Emergency Operation Center Phone Line

Please be advised the City of Beacon now has an Emergency Operation Center Phone line.  You can call this line during the event of an emergency to receive information.

                                                                               845-838-5081

 


Oct 2012
Friday
26
Veterans Day Ceremony

 A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the Memorial Building (413 Main Street) on November 12 at 11 a.m. Mayor Randy Casale will be the guest speaker. Music and singing will be provided by Tom and Joanne Fitzgerald. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.


Oct 2012
Friday
26
Linkage Committee Public Meeting - November 15

 There will be a public meeting of the city's Main Street/Waterfront Linkage Committee at 7 p.m. on November 15. The committee will present its proposals for rezoning the Main Street and Waterfront linkage area. The meeting will take place at the Memorial Building (413 Main Street). All are welcome to attend. 


Oct 2012
Tuesday
23
Halloween Curfew

 

The City of Beacon is instituting a curfew on Oct 30th and 31st from 9pm-6am for all individuals under the age of 18. Any individuals age 18 or under will be taken home by the police or brought to the police station for pick up by an adult 21 years or older. In addition Beacon residents who wish to participate in trick-or-treating should leave their outside lights on, and those residents not wishing to participate should leave their outside lights off. We ask that trick-or-treaters respect these rules so that all may have a safe and happy Halloween.
 
Douglas Solomon
Chief of Police


Oct 2012
Friday
19
Beacon Chamber Halloween Parade

 This year's Halloween Parade will take place on Sunday, October 21. The parade will gather at 1:00 on South Avenue between the Welcome Center and Bank Square Coffee House. At 2:00, police and fire will escore the parade down Main Street to the dummy light.


Oct 2012
Monday
15
Fall Leaf Pick Up Schedule

 

City of Beacon Residents
 
Loose and bagged leaves will be picked up
 
beginning Monday, October 29, 2012
 
on your normally scheduled garbage day
 
(until the first snowfall)
 
LEAVES MUST BE PLACED IN
 
BIODEGRADABLE BAGS
 
 
PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 
 
Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station Free of
 
Charge
 
Only bagged leaves will be picked up! 
 
 
10/29   to 11/2      North side of Mountain
 
11/5    to 11/9       South side of Mountain
 
11/12   to 11/16    North side of Main
 
11/19   to 11/21    South side of Main
 
Loose leaf pick up will follow the same schedule
 
as weather permits and will repeat until the first
 
snow
 
Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches
 
mixed in will not be picked up!
 
No brush will be picked up during this program
 
Compost and wood chips are available at the Transfer Station
 
for City of Beacon residents – Free of Charge
 
Any questions call 831-0932
 
(Monday – Friday 7 am to 3 pm)
 


Oct 2012
Monday
15
east main street bridge closure update

 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS
 
 
 
SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!!!
 
 
EAST MAIN STREET BRIDGE
 
 
WILL BE
 
 
CLOSED
 
 
 
FOR SEALING
 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
 
 
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
(weather permitting)
 
 
ANY QUESTIONS CALL THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
 
831-0932
 
 
BEST EFFORTS WILL BE MADE
 
 
NOT TO INCONVIENCE RESIDENTS
 
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
 
 
COOPERATION
 
 
 
 
 
 


Oct 2012
Friday
12
Utility Billing Announcement

 The "Amount Due" on the October billls erroneously includes 1% projected interest. If your water account does not have a past due balance, please pay the amount listed as the "Current Charges." We are sorry for any inconvience this may have caused.

As stated on the bill, all past due balances, plus additional penalties and interest, are scheduled to be removed from the system in order to be added to your tax bill if not paid by November 9th. ONLY CERTIFIED FUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 31ST FOR PAST DUE BALANCES.