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The City of Peekskill Department of Planning is a Staff agency of the City with the responsibility of providing advice to the City Manager, Mayor and Common Council on current and long-term land use, development and historic preservation issues.The Department also handles all Information Technology and Capital Construction Projects for the City. The Department of Planning actively seeks grants from a variety of sources to help defray the cost of the City's capital projects. The Department is responsible for administering the City's Artist Loft Program, Affordable Housing Program and furthering the City's Historic Preservation Program including the Downtown Historic District. Professional Staff from the Department acts as professional liaisons between the public and various Boards and Commissions and are responsible for providing technical information on land use matters. Staff reviews pending development applications and assists applicants with the development review process.
The goal is for the City's professional Staff to provide the technical assistance necessary to allow the local Citizen Boards and Commissions to make their determinations. The Department, in concert with the office of the Corporation Counsel, prepares the necessary documents and provides the technical expertise for the City Manager, Common Council and other Boards and Commissions in order to comply with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the City's Environmental Quality Review Act.
The Information Technology Department oversee the entire network infrastructure for the City, which includes the Police Department, Fire Departments, Parks & Recreation, the Youth Bureau and City Hall. The Department is responsible for maintaining and updating computers, computer software and telecommunications equipment utilized by every department within the City.
Other responsibilities of Information Technology is Computer purchases and upgrades • Internet connectivity • Cable franchise negotiations and transfers • Network security • Telephone and network wiring • PC and server Installation, repair, maintenance and upgrades • Determining software and hardware needs for each department. • Connectivity between the City offices to all remote locations • Day to day operations of the network systems • Coordination of technology purchases among various departments • Geographic Information Systems • Document Imaging and retention • Purchase of Copiers, Fax Machines, Printers • Police software systems • Police Record Management systems.
The list of Commissions and Boards meeting dates are available on the City calendar. Please note that these meetings may be canceled and are subject to change.