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Parking Rules and Regulations

Pursuant to Town Law 251-11, by order of the Pine Plains Town Board, parking is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 am the following morning during November 1st and April 1st.

If you are a tenant with parking privileges, please be sure to park in the designated tenant parking area only, when parking overnight.

Thank you.

Public Notice December 16, 2021

Public Notice
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Pine Plains has been considering the
establishment of a wastewater district for the Town of Pine Plains, which will be centered around
the Hamlet Business Zoning District pursuant to the provisions of Article 12-a of the New York
State Town Law; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the engineering firm of Tighe & Bond
Engineering & Landscape Architecture, P.C. (Tighe & Bond) is duly qualified to prepare such
map, plan and report, as required by §209-b of the New York State Town Law; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the cost of the preparation of the map,
plan and report will not exceed $11,700; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has applied for, and received, an $11,700 Water
Infrastructure Grant to pay for the cost of such map, plan and report.
RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Pine Plains, in regular session duly
convened, as follows:
1. That the engineering firm of Tighe & Bond be, and hereby is, directed pursuant to
the provisions of §209-b of the New York State Town Law to prepare a map, plan
and report meeting the requirements of said section of the law.
2. That the expense incurred for the preparation of the map, plan and report shall be
a general charge and shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other
Town charges except that it is anticipated that the preparation of the map, plan
and report will be completely funded by the said grant.
3. That this Resolution, in accordance of §24 of the Municipal Home Rule; Article 7
of the New York State Town Law and §209-b of the New York State Town Law
is subject to a permissive referendum.
The question of the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly put to a vote on roll
call on December 16, 2021 which resulted as follows:
Supervisor Cloud Aye
Councilman Bartles Aye
Councilman Chase Aye
Councilwoman Jones Aye
Councilman Zick Aye
The Resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted. 5-0 Passed.
By Order of the Town Board
Madelin Dafoe
Town Clerk

Highway Supervisor Update on Winter Roads and Parking

Please remember that keeping the Town roads passable during inclement weather is my top priority during the winter months. I would appreciate your cooperation while my crew members are trying to do their jobs-
Please do not park or leave your vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the Town or on any Town owned or maintained parking area (excluding designated areas) in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) and for a period of six hours following the said snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) during the months of November of each year through April of the following year.
Please be sure that if you have sidewalks located either at your place of business or residence, that they are free of snow or ice and icy conditions within 24 hours at the end of accumulation. I would like to remind residents that plowing snow into and across the roadway is illegal as per Highway Law § 214. This practice is very dangerous as it compromises the safety of motorists who are often approaching the area unsuspecting an obstacle. Highway Law §214 states that “depositing ashes, snow, ice, stones, sticks, et cetera upon the highways is a violation subject to a penalty.”
My crew and I would like to remind you that clearing the roads takes time. The material that we are applying to deice the roadways does not work instantly. Balancing both budget dollars and environmental impacts, we are not applying pure salt to our roadways therefore our roads do not and will not melt off as fast as the main roads you are accustomed to traveling. We appreciate your understanding.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Heather Emerich, Highway Superintendent (518) 398-6662 Office (518) 965-1876 Cell





Pine Plains Water Improvement Area Notice about delinquent water bills

Please remember that all water bills are to be paid within 30 days or they are considered delinquent.  It is the PPWIA policy to re-levy any overdue unpaid water balances to the following year’s county/town tax bill on November 1, 2021.  Any outstanding account balances 30 days and older will be forwarded to Dutchess County and added to the annual tax bill for collection.  These amounts will show as a line item.

Landlords of properties within the water district should take note that the owner of the property is responsible for all outstanding water usage balances of their tenants.  Bills with “Duplicate Invoice Please Do Not Pay” indicates that the bill was also sent to the tenant in their name.  Landlords renting property to tenants should contact the PPWIA at 518-398-1411 to ensure all outstanding balances as of November 1, 2021 are paid to date.  If a balance remains, it will be re-levied on the property tax bill.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Planning Board Public Hearing on Pocumtuck Valley Farm Special Use Permit 11.10.21 at 7:30pm at the Pine Plains Town Hall

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town of Pine Plains Planning Board on the 10th day of November, 2021, at 7:30PM, for the purpose of hearing all persons for or against the special use permit for an accessory dwelling, submitted by Pocumtuck Valley Farm Trust, for a property located at Prospect Hill Road, Town of Pine Plains, Dutchess County, State of New York, Tax Map No. 6972-00-711435.
This meeting will take place in person at town hall, 3284 Route 199, and via Zoom, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1. You will have an opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide your comments in the comments section of Zoom. Comments for the public hearing session can also be sent in advance of the meeting to or written and sent into town hall. A dial-in number is also available if you do not have access to a computer. This meeting will be recorded and a transcript will be available at a later date.
Meeting ID: 827 3280 3213
Passcode: 018888
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Any resident of the Town of Pine Plains shall be entitled to be heard regarding said application. The application is available for review during regular business hours at the Pine Plains Town Hall.
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Dutchess County Offices in the City of Poughkeepsie to Close for Sheriff Adrian Butch Anderson’s Funeral

Dutchess County Offices in the City of Poughkeepsie
to Close for Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson’s Funeral

Molinaro to issue Executive Order to close offices from
1pm Tuesday, Oct. 5th through 5pm Wednesday, Oct. 6th

Poughkeepsie… With several thousand attendees anticipated to participate in the funeral services for the late Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson this week, at the request of and in coordination with the City of Poughkeepsie Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Emergency Response, County Executive Marc Molinaro will issue an Executive Order to close County offices within the City of Poughkeepsie from 1pm on Tuesday, October 5th through 5pm on Wednesday, October 6th to accommodate road closures, traffic patterns and parking limitations.

County offices at the following facilities within the City of Poughkeepsie will be closed with extremely limited or no parking access:

  • 85 Civic Center Plaza
  • 112 Delafield Street
  • 114 Delafield Street
  • 10 Market Street (Dutchess County Courthouse)
  • 22 Market Street
  • 45 Market Street
  • 50 Market Street (Dutchess County Family Court and Probation)
  • 60 Market Street
  • 228 Main Street
  • 236 Main Street
  • 29 North Hamilton Street
  • 150 North Hamilton Street
  • 100 Parker Avenue
  • 108 Parker Avenue
  • 168 Washington Street
  • 170 Washington Street

Several roadways will also be closed or have extremely limited access for non-event traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes in and around the City of Poughkeepsie and should note that road closures and traffic patterns may change throughout the event timeframe as needs change.

The following roads are anticipated to be impacted:

  • Market Street from Church Street (eastbound Arterial) to Main Street
  • Civic Center Plaza from Main Street to Mill Street (westbound Arterial)
  • Main Street from Academy Street to Columbus Street
  • Clove Road (CR-9) in the vicinity of Clove Cemetery in the Town of Union Vale

Additional impacts include:

Dutchess County Public Transit: Riders should expect delays on all routes on Tuesday and Wednesday, except Routes F and G. All buses will load inside the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub. Routes A, B and K northbound will travel from Market Street to the eastbound Arterial, turn left onto Academy Street and use Main Street to access the Hub. Check for updates at, on the DCPT mobile app, or call 845-473-8424, TDD/TTY: 711.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The Poughkeepsie DMV will be impacted by this closure. For those with an appointment in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, October 5th between 12:30pm and 4:45pm, appointments will be honored at the Wappinger DMV at the same time. For those with an appointment in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, October 6 between 9am and 4:45pm, appointments are rescheduled for Thursday, October 7 at the same time and location. DMV offices in Millbrook, Wappinger, and Beacon will be open by appointment as previously scheduled. For questions, call the Wappinger DMV at 845-298-4620.