City Hall offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday

Public Hearing on Local Law P-4 of 2021 - Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 5:00pm

Local Law P-4 of the year 2021 Introduced by Councilor McFarlin on June 10, 2021 at a Finance and Community Development Committee meeting of the Common Council.   Public Hearing to be held on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 5:00pm in the Council Chambers, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY  12901.   A local law amending chapter 360 “Zoning” of the City Code of the City of Plattsburgh by amending and restating Section 360-26(A) “Off-street parking requirements” in its entirety, as well as amending any other Code references thereto. Be it enacted by the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh as follows: The City Code of the City of Plattsburgh (hereafter “City Code”) at Section 360-26(A) “Off-street parking requirements” is amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows: § 360-26 (A) Off-Street parking requirements.  Parcels of real property within the City of Plattsburgh shall not be required to establish a minimum number of off-street parking spaces.  The City Code is amended by removing Section 360-26(B)(2) in its entirety. The City Code is amended by removing Section 360-21(D)(5)(d)(2) in its entirety. The City Code is amended by removing Section 360-29(A)(1)(c) in its entirety This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon approval by the Mayor and filing with the New York Secretary of State.   

Fire Hydrant Flowing in the City!

The City of Plattsburgh Department of Public Works will flow fire hydrants starting on Tuesday, June 22nd.  The flowing of hydrants will continue on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday proceeding this date until all streets listed below have been completed.  The program will start about 7:30am and end by 2:00pm on each day.  The streets affected by this will be Cornelia Street, Healey Avenue, Kennedy Avenue, Rugar Street, Erin Avenue, College Avenue, Shamrock Court, Terrace West Way, Sandra Avenue, Cogan Avenue, Haley Avenue, Jennifer Drive, Tremblay Avenue, Park Avenue, Concord Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Dennis Avenue & Hillcrest Avenue.  During the times mentioned, the water in the system will be stirred up and may be cloudy or rust colored coming out of the faucet.  Residents should avoid washing clothing or bathing during these times. Please use caution when driving by a flowing hydrant and be watchful of the Department of Public Works personnel who will be performing this duty.

Change in Refuse Collection Schedule for the City!

As a result of the Juneteenth Holiday, on Saturday, June 19th, there is a change in the Refuse Collection Schedule for the City. There will be no refuse collections done by the Department of Public Works on Friday, June 18th.  For the week of Monday, June 14th, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays collections will be done on their regularly scheduled days, and Fridays collections will be done on Thursday, June 17th.

The City of Plattsburgh seeks Police Chief

The City of Plattsburgh, N. Y. is seeking an experienced and visionary leader to head its 44 member Police department that serves a city population of approximately 19,000.  The City of Plattsburgh consists of about 6 square miles and is located on Lake Champlain in the northeast part of New York State about 20 miles south of the Canadian Border. To the west of Plattsburgh sits 6.1 million acres of land called the Adirondack Park which contains the famous Adirondack Mountains. There are over one hundred summits, ranging from under 1,200 to over 5,000 feet in altitude.   Reporting to the Mayor, the Police Chief is responsible for all daily operations of the department, including training, building plan review.   The Police Chief also is responsible for preparing and presenting annual and five-year capital budgets, and working with the Mayor and Council to develop a long-range plan to modernize the department and ensure it meets and exceeds residents’ needs.   The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a Police Lieutenant or Police Captain; and excellent communications and interpersonal skills. The candidate also must be able to work effectively with organized labor and actively participate in contract negotiations.   Salary Range: $111,000-124,000 Benefits commensurate with bargaining unit benefits   County residency is required within 30 days of hire.   Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume by August 27, 2021:   City of Plattsburgh Police Chief Search Office of the Mayor 41 City Hall Place Plattsburgh, NY 12901   The City of Plattsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Rugar Street Road Resurfacing ROAD CLOSURES!

The Road Resurfacing Project on Rugar Street will begin on Monday, June 14th.  This Resurfacing Project will be done in 3 PHASES, which will affect the flow of traffic on Rugar Street as follows; PHASE 1 will begin on Monday, June 14th and continue thru Friday, June 17th.  During this phase Rugar Street will be closed to all east bound traffic from Broad Street to Leonard Avenue between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm. PHASE 2 will begin on Monday, June 21st and continue thru Friday, June 25th.  During this phase Rugar Street will be closed to all thru traffic from Broad Street to Leonard Avenue between the hours of 5:30am and 6:00pm (Local traffic and deliveries will be permitted). PHASE 3 will begin on Monday, June 28th and continue thru Wednesday, June 30th (WEATHER PERMITTING).  During this phase Rugar Street will be closed to all thru traffic from Broad Street to Leonard Avenue between the hours of 5:30am and 6:00pm (NO LOCAL TRAFFIC OR DELIVERIES WILL BE ALLOWED).


City of Plattsburgh, NY Rental Registration Application   Pursuant to the City of Plattsburgh Rental Registry Law, the owner of each building containing High Occupancy Rental Units* shall register the building with the City Code Enforcement Office. UNREGISTERED RENTAL PROPERTIES ARE UNLAWFUL. Permits will be issued for any residential rental dwelling subject to the Rental Registry Law upon the owner making application and certifying under oath and subject to perjury that said dwelling is in compliance with all applicable City and State Codes, Statutes, Laws, Ordinances and regulations. At the request of and with the consent of the owner, the Code Enforcement Official shall inspect the property for compliance within the life of the permit. A permit is valid for 3 Years from the date of approval. A renewal permit must be submitted 3 months prior to expiration of a permit. After an application is approved an inspection date and time will be scheduled. All fees must be paid for a permit to be approved. Owners with multiple properties must submit an application for each property. A Rental Registry Permit is not transferable to a new owner. In the event of a sale or other transaction a new permit must be applied for by the new owner within 5 business days of a transaction.  The applicant is advised that, in addition to any other remedies available under the law, any owner of a property which contains a building with High Occupancy Rental Units* who fails to comply with the minimum requirements of the City of Plattsburgh Rental Registry Law, must comply by applying for and obtaining a Rental Permit pursuant to the City of Plattsburgh Rental Registry Law, and given probable cause are subject to revocation or nonrenewal. Furthermore, the owner shall also be subject to all penalties set forth in said City of Plattsburgh Rental Registry Law.   * The following examples shall be considered High Occupancy Rental Units. Rental of single family residence or units within a duplex to more than four unrelated individuals who do not otherwise qualify as a “family” or “functional equivalent of a family”, or the  rental of multi-family dwelling units.                                                                                 Fees 3 Year Rental Permit  -                                $100 / Unit (Initial Inspection and 2 follow up inspections included)                                                                      Or $40/Unit/year for 3 years      Re-inspection after 2 failed follow ups -     $50 / visit Missed Inspection date / time -                    $50 / property (without 24 hour notice)   Link to Rental Registry Permit Application Form:  Application for Registration of Rental Housing.pdf Link to City Code 144-18 Rental Registry: City of Plattsburgh, NY Ecode360_144-18 Rental Registry.pdf  

Bridge to Sailor's Beach Closed!

The bridge to Sailor's Beach is closed until further notice!