Dutchess County , NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Dutchess County 11-12-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002, approved at referendum 12-27-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CHARTER REFERENCES
Legislative Branch — See Art. II.
Board of Elections — See § 30.05.
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE REFERENCES
Legislative Branch — See Art. II.
[Amended 1-30-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013, approved at referendum 3-18-2013]
There is hereby continued in and for the County of Dutchess, a County Legislature which shall be the elective governing body of the County of Dutchess and shall, when lawfully conveyed, constitute the legislative body of the County of Dutchess and which shall have all the powers, rights, duties and obligations conferred upon it by the laws of the State of New York and the Charter and Administrative Code of the County of Dutchess. All incumbent members of the Dutchess County Legislature shall continue to serve until December 31, 2013, unless such incumbent's service shall be terminated by death, resignation, special election, or otherwise, in which event such vacancy shall be filled in the manner herein provided.
[Amended 1-30-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013, approved at referendum 3-18-2013]
County Legislators shall be elected at general elections, in odd-numbered years, from such districts and in such numbers from each district as hereinafter provided, with the first election hereunder to be held at the general election in the year 2013. The term of office of all County Legislators shall be two years, dating from January 1 of the next year following their election.
County Legislators at the time of their official nomination for election, such nominations to be made in accordance with the proper and applicable sections of the Election Law of the State of New York, shall be electors of the County of Dutchess qualified to vote in general elections from the districts they seek to represent. They shall continuously thereafter while seeking or holding such office be residents of the districts from which they are nominated or elected. The Board of Elections of the County of Dutchess shall be the judge of the above qualifications of the members of the County Legislature and, for that purpose, shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, take testimony, and require the production of records. Decisions made by the Board of Elections in the exercise of the powers granted by this section shall be subject to review by the courts.
[Amended 1-30-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013, approved at referendum 3-18-2013]
For the purpose of electing County Legislators in such numbers and from such districts as provided herein, the County of Dutchess shall be divided into 25 districts. The total number of County Legislators elected shall be 25, there being one County Legislator elected from each such district. County legislative districts are described below in terms of municipal jurisdiction, wards, election districts, census blocks, boundaries, roads, streams and other landmarks in existence on March 24, 2011, as depicted on official United States Census Block Maps filed with the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development.
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The districts shall be bounded and described as follows:
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District 1, Town of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the Hudson River and the intersection of the northern border of Marist College. East along the northern border of Marist College to the southern border of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center. East along the southern border of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center to Inwood Avenue. South along Inwood Avenue to Eagle Lane. East on Eagle Lane to Hawkins Street. South then east on Hawkins Street to Hawk Lane. South on Hawk Lane to Fulton Street. East along Fulton Street to Violet Avenue. North along Violet Avenue to Van Wyck Drive. East along Van Wyck Drive to Peter Cooper Drive. South along Peter Cooper Drive to Van Wyck Drive. East along Van Wyck Drive to Styvestandt Court. East along Styvestandt Court to Styvestandt Drive. South along Styvestandt Drive to Pendell Road. East along Pendell Road to Creek Road. North along Creek Road to Cream Street. East on Cream Street Fallkill Creek. South along Fallkill Creek to the St. Peter's Cemetery Northern Service Road. South along St. Peter's Cemetery Northern Service Road to the intersection of Salt Point Turnpike and Underhill Road. North along Salt Point Turnpike to Bedell Road. East along Bedell Road to Van Wagner Road. South along Van Wagner Road to Marple Road. West on Marple Road to Seitz Terrace. South along Seitz Terrace to Maple Street (44/55). East along Maple Street (44/55) to Taft Avenue. South along Taft Avenue to Fairmont Avenue. South along Fairmont Avenue to Collegeview Avenue. East along Collegeview Avenue to North Drive. South along North Drive to Main Circle.. East then south along Main Circle to Thelberg Road. Southeast along Thelberg Road to the northern border of Sunset Lake. South along the western shore of Sunset Lake extended to a point on the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border at its intersection with Casper Creek approximately 130 feet east of Zach's Way. West along the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border to Raymond Avenue. North along Raymond Avenue to College Avenue. West along College Avenue to the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border. Continue along the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border to the point of origin.
Population of District 1 is: 12,019.
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District 2, Town of Pleasant Valley and Town of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the point of intersection of the Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park/Pleasant Valley town borders. Runs north along the Hyde Park/Pleasant Valley town border to the point of intersection of the Towns of Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley and Clinton. East along the Clinton/Pleasant Valley border to Wappingers Creek. South along the Wappingers Creek and extending to Scout Road 900 feet north of Davis Road. South along Scout Road to Pine Hill Road. South along Pine Hill Road to Rt. 44. East along Rt. 44 to Mill Lane. South along Mill Lane to Drake Road. East along Drake Road to the Taconic State Parkway. South along the Taconic State Parkway to the Pleasant Valley/LaGrange town border. West along the Pleasant Valley/LaGrange town border to the intersection of the Pleasant Valley/LaGrange/Poughkeepsie town borders. Southwest along the Poughkeepsie/LaGrange town border to de Garmo Road. West along de Garmo Road to Rt. 44. West along Rt. 44 to the Dutchess Rail Trail. North along Dutchess Rail Trail to Van Wagner Road. Northeast along Van Wagner Road to the Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie town border. East along the Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park town border to the point of origin.
Population of District 2 is: 11,882.
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District 3, Town of LaGrange:
Commences at the point of intersection of the LaGrange/Wappinger/Poughkeepsie town borders. Runs north along the LaGrange/Poughkeepsie town border to the intersection of the LaGrange/Poughkeepsie/Pleasant Valley town borders. East along Pleasant Valley/LaGrange town border to the Taconic State Parkway. South along the Taconic State Parkway to Jackson Creek. Southwest along Jackson Creek to Noxon Road. Southwest along Noxon Road to Robinson Lane. South along Robinson Lane to Diddell Road. Southwest along Diddell Road to the LaGrange/Wappinger town border. West along the LaGrange/Wappinger town border to the point of origin.
Population of District 3 is: 11,390.
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District 4, Town of Hyde Park:
Commences at the point where the northern border of the Town of Hyde Park intersects the Hudson River. East along the Hyde Park/Rhinebeck town border to the Rhinebeck/Clinton/Hyde Park town borders. South along the Clinton/Hyde Park town border to State Route 9G. South along State Route 9G to the dirt access road 1,500 feet north of Fallkill Road. South along dirt access road to Fallkill Road. South along Fallkill Road to State Route 9G. South along State Route 9G to West Dorsey Lane. West along West Dorsey Lane to Yates Avenue. South along Yates Avenue to Leonard Road. West along Leonard Road to Kennedy Road. South along Kennedy Road to Greenbush Drive. East along Greenbush Drive to State Route 9G. South along State Route 9G to the Towns of Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie border. West along the Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie town border to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the point of origin.
Population of District 4 is: 11,238.
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District 5, Town of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the point where the southern border of the City of Poughkeepsie meets the Hudson River. Continues east and southeast along the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border to Wilbur Boulevard south along Wilbur Boulevard to Spackenkill Road. West along Spackenkill Road to Flower Hill Road. South along Flower Hill Road and extending to Kingwood Park. South along Kingwood Park to Kingwood Park Intersection approximately 100 feet east of Main Drive. South and then west along Kingwood Park to South Road (Rt. 9). South along South Road (Rt. 9) to the northern border of Casperkill Country Club. East and then south along the border of Casperkill Country Club to Casper Creek. South along Casper Creek to South Road (Rt. 9). South along South Road (Rt. 9) to Spring Road. East along Spring Road to Vassar Road. North along Vassar Road to Jackson Road. East along Jackson Road to the Poughkeepsie/Wappinger town border. South along the Poughkeepsie/Wappinger town border to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the point of origin.
Population of District 5 is: 11,157.
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District 6, Town of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the intersection of the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border at its intersection with Casper Creek approximately 130 feet east of Zach's Way. Northwest to a point at the southwestern point of Sunset Lake. North along the western shore of Sunset Lake to Thelberg Road. West along Thelberg Road to Main Circle. North along Main Circle to North Drive. North along North Drive to Collegeview Avenue. West along Collegeview Avenue to Fairmont Avenue. North along Fairmont Avenue to Maple Street (Rt. 44/55). West along Maple Street (Rt. 44/55) to Seitz Terrace. North along Seitz Terrace to Marple Road. East along Marple Road to Van Wagner Road. North along Van Wagner Road to the Dutchess Rail Trail. South along the Dutchess Rail Trail to Dutchess Turnpike/Rt. 44. East along Dutchess Turnpike/Rt. 44 to de Garmo Road. East along de Garmo Road to the Town of Poughkeepsie/LaGrange border. South along the Poughkeepsie/LaGrange town border to the intersection the Poughkeepsie/LaGrange/Wappinger town borders. South along the Wappinger/Poughkeepsie town border to Jackson Road. West along Jackson Road to Vassar Road. South along Vassar Road to Spring Road. West along Spring Road to South Road/Rt. 9. North along South Road/Rt. 9 to Casper Creek. North along Casper Creek to the northern border of Casperkill Country Club and extending east to Old Mill Drive. Extending south from Old Mill Drive to the intersection of King George Road and Timberline Drive. East along Timberline Drive to a point 300 feet from the intersection of Nob Hill and Timberline Drive and extending east to Raker Road.
North to the end of Raker Road extending west to the power line. North along the power line to Holly Lane. West along Holly Lane to Round Hill Road. North along Round Hill Road to Twin Hills Road. North along Twin Hills Road to Round Hill Road. West along Round Hill Road to Creek Bend Road. West along Creek Bend Road to Mill Bank Road. North along Mill Bank Road to Spackenkill Road. West along Spackenkill Road to Casper Creek. North along Casper Creek to Zach's Way. North along Zach's Way to the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border. North along the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border to the point of origin.
Population of District 6 is: 11,294.
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District 7, Town of Hyde Park/Town of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the Hyde Park/Clinton/Pleasant Valley town borders. South along the Hyde Park/Pleasant Valley town border to the Hyde Park/Pleasant Valley/Poughkeepsie borders. West along the Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park town border to Van Wagner Road. South along Van Wagner Road to Bedell Road. West along Bedell Road to Salt Point Turnpike. South along Salt Point Turnpike to the main entrance of St. Peter's Cemetery at the intersection of Underhill Road. North along the St. Peter's Cemetery Service Road and extending to the Fallkill Creek. North along Fallkill Creek to Cream Street. West along Cream Street to Creek Road. South along Creek Road to Pendell Road. West along Pendell Road to Styvestandt Drive. North along Styvestandt Drive to Styvestandt Court. West along Styvestandt Court to Van Wyck Drive. West along Van Wyck Drive to Peter Cooper Drive. North along Peter Cooper Drive to Van Wyck Drive. West along Van Wyck Drive to Violet Avenue. South along Violet Avenue to Fulton Street. West along Fulton Street to Hawk Lane. North along Hawk Lane to Hawkins Street. West along Hawkins Street to Eagle Lane. West along Eagle Lane to Inwood Avenue. North along Inwood Avenue to Hudson View Drive on the border of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center. South and west along the Hudson River Psychiatric Center border to the northern border of Marist College. West along the northern border of Marist College to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park town border. East along Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park town border to Violet Avenue (9G).
North along Violet Avenue (9G) to Greenbush Drive. West along Greenbush Drive to Kennedy Road. North along Kennedy Road to Leonard Road. East along Leonard Road to Yates Avenue. North along Yates Avenue to West Dorsey Lane. East along West Dorsey Lane to Violet Avenue (9G). North along Violet Avenue (9G) to Fallkill Road. North along Fallkill Road 200 feet to the dirt access road. North along dirt access road 1,500 feet to Route 9G. North along Route 9G to the Towns of Hyde Park/Clinton border. East and then south along Hyde Park/Clinton town border to the point of origin.
Population of District 7 is: 12,157.
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District 8, City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at Casper Creek/New Hackensack Road/City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie borders. South along the City of Poughkeepsie border to Zach's Way. South along Zach's Way to Casper Creek. South along Casper Creek to Spackenkill Road. East along Spackenkill Road to Mill Bank Road. South along Mill Bank Road to Creek Bend Road. East along Creek Bend Road to Round Hill Road. East along Round Hill Road to Twin Hills Road. South along Twin Hills Road to Round Hill Road. South along Round Hill Road to Holly Lane. East to the end of Holly Lane to where it intersects with the power line. South along the power line until it is parallel with Raker Road and extending east to the cul-de-sac of Raker Road. South along Raker Road to a point 300 feet from the intersection of Nob Hill and Timberline Drive extended west to Timberline Drive. West along Timberline Drive, passing Spur Way, to the bend in the road and extending west to a point approximately 75 feet east of the cul-de-sac on Old Mill Drive and extended west to Casper Creek. North and then west along Casper Creek to the border of Casper Country Club. North and then west along the border of the Casperkill Country Club to South Road (US Highway 9) across from Hampton Inn and Suites. North along South Road (Rt. 9) to Kingwood Park. East and north along Kingwood Park and extending from Kingwood Park when it becomes parallel to Flower Hill Road. North to Flower Hill Road then north along Flower Hill Road to Spackenkill Road. East along Spackenkill Road to Wilbur Boulevard. North along Wilbur Boulevard to the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border. West and then north along the Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border to the Metro North Railroad. North along the Railroad to Southview Drive extended. East on Southview Drive extended to Hudson Pointe Drive. North on Hudson Pointe Drive to Columbia Street. East along Columbia Street to Franklin Street. East along Franklin Street to South Hamilton Street. South along South Hamilton Street to Platt Street. East along Platt Street to Loockerman Avenue. South along Loockerman to Adriance Avenue. East along Adriance Avenue to Barnard Avenue. South along Barnard Avenue to Osborne Road. East along Osborne Road to Hooker Avenue. North along Hooker Avenue to de Garmo Place. East along de Garmo Place to South Cherry Street. North along South Cherry Street to College Avenue. East along College Avenue to Douglas Street. South along Douglas Street to Glenwood Avenue. East along Glenwood Avenue to Meyer Avenue. South along Meyer Avenue to Wilson Boulevard. East along Wilson Boulevard to Grand Avenue. North along Grand Avenue to College Avenue. East along College Avenue to Raymond Avenue. South along Raymond Avenue to the point of origin.
Population of District 8 is: 11,853.
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District 9, City of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the intersection of College Avenue and South Grand Avenue on the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border. South on South Grand Avenue to Fountain Brook Avenue. West on Fountain Brook Avenue to Meyer Avenue. North on Meyer Avenue to Glenwood Avenue. West on Glenwood Avenue to Douglas Street. North along Douglas Street to College Avenue. West along College Avenue to South Cherry Street. South on South Cherry Street to de Garmo Place. West on de Garmo Place to Hooker Avenue. South along Hooker Avenue to Osborne Road. West along Osborne Road to Barnard Avenue. North along Barnard Avenue to Adriance Avenue. West along Adriance Avenue to Loockerman Avenue. North along Loockerman Avenue to Platt Street. West along Platt Street to South Hamilton Street. North along South Hamilton Street to Franklin Street. West on Franklin Street to Lincoln Avenue. North along Lincoln Avenue to Columbia Street. West along Columbia Street to Hudson Pointe Drive. West along Hudson Pointe Drive to Riverview Drive. South along Riverview Drive to the intersection of Southview Drive, extend west from Southview Drive between the condos to the Metro North RR. South along Metro North RR to Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border. West along Town of Poughkeepsie/City of Poughkeepsie border to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the Mid Hudson Bridge (Church Street). East along Church Street to Gerald Drive. North along Gerald Drive to Rinaldi Boulevard. North along Rinaldi Boulevard to Main Street. East along Main Street to North Cherry Street. South along North Cherry Street to Church Street. East along Church Street to Main Street. West along Main Street to Jewett Avenue. North along Jewett Avenue to Maple Street. West along Maple Street to Pershing Avenue. North along Pershing Avenue to Mansion Street. East along Mansion Street to West Arnold Road. North along West Arnold Road to Arnold Road. South along Arnold Road to the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border. South along the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border to the point of origin.
Population of District 9 is: 11,331.
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District 10, City of Poughkeepsie:
Commences at the northern intersection of the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border and the Hudson River. South along the Hudson River to the Mid Hudson Bridge/US Route 44. East on US Route 44/Church Street to Gerald Street. North along Gerald Street to Rinaldi Boulevard. North along Rinaldi Boulevard to Main Street. East on Main Street to South Cherry Street. South along South Cherry Street to US Rt. 44 (Church Street). East along US Rt. 44 (Church Street) to Main Street. West along Main Street to Jewett Avenue. North along Jewett Avenue to Maple Street. West along Maple Street to Pershing Avenue. North along Pershing Avenue to Mansion Street. East along Mansion Street to West Arnold Road. North along West Arnold Road to Arnold Road. South along Arnold Road to the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie borders. North then west along the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie borders to the point of origin.
Population of District 10 is: 11,647.
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District 11, Towns of Rhinebeck and Clinton:
Contains the entire Towns of Rhinebeck and Clinton.
Population of District 11 is: 11,851.
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District 12, Town of East Fishkill:
Commences at the point of the intersection of Sprout Creek and Metro North RR. North along Sprout Creek to State Hwy. 376. East along State Hwy. 376 to Van Wyck Lane. South along Van Wyck Lane to Lake Walton Road. South along Lake Walton Road to the Dutchess Rail Trail. South along the Dutchess Rail Trail to the point where the power line between Secor Lane and Shadowood Drive extended intersects. Then north to the power line. North along the power line, crossing Rt. 376, then west and extending to Whortlekill Creek. North along Whortlekill Creek to Clove Branch Road. North along Clove Branch Road to Monaco Drive. East along Monaco Drive to Creamery Road. East along Creamery Road to Creamery Road Pond. North along Creamery Road Pond to Whortlekill Creek. North along Whortlekill Creek to Frances Drive.
North along Frances Drive to a point approximately 775 feet south of its intersection with Margaret Drive. Northwest to a point approximately 120 feet west of the western end of Margaret Drive. Then extending northeast to Whortlekill Creek. North along Whortlekill Creek until parallel with Hollyberry Drive and extending north until parallel with Cranberry Drive. Then along the property lines behind the two properties across from Cranberry Drive and extending east and then north along the property lines including the properties on Hollyberry Drive to along East Fishkill/LaGrange town border. East along the East Fishkill/LaGrange town border to the intersection of the Fishkill/LaGrange/Beekman town borders. South along the East Fishkill/Beekman town border to Beekman Road. West along Beekman Road to Taconic State Parkway. South along Taconic State Parkway to State Highway 52. West along State Highway 52 to Gayhead Pond Street. North along Gayhead Pond Street to State Highway 376. North along State Highway 376 to State Highway 82. Southwest along State Highway 82 to Metro North RR. South and then west along Metro North RR to Broadway. East along Broadway to Lomala Lane. South along Lomala Lane to Metro North RR. South along Metro North RR to the East Fishkill/Fishkill town border. North along the East Fishkill/Fishkill town border to the East Fishkill/Fishkill/Wappinger town borders. West along the East Fishkill/Wappinger town border to the point of origin.
Population of District 12 is: 11,660.
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District 13, Towns of East Fishkill, LaGrange, and Wappinger:
Commences at the point where LaGrange/Union Vale/Washington/Pleasant Valley town borders intersect. South along the LaGrange/Union Vale border to the point of intersection of the Towns of LaGrange/Union Vale/Beekman town borders. Southwest along the LaGrange/Beekman town border to the point of intersection of the Towns of LaGrange/Beekman/East Fishkill town borders. West along the LaGrange/East Fishkill town border to a point on the border approximately 860 feet east of the intersection of the border with Denim Drive. Then south along the property lines behind the properties on Hollyberry Drive extended to Whortlekill Creek. Then south approximately 780 feet along Whortlekill Creek. Then southwest to a point approximately 120 feet west of the western end of Margaret Drive. Then southeast to a point on Frances Drive approximately 775 feet south of its intersection with Margaret Drive. Then south on Frances Drive to Whortlekill Creek. South on Whortlekill Creek to Creamery Road. Northwest on Creamery Road to Monaco Drive. South on Monaco Drive to Clove Branch Road. South on Clove Branch Road to the Whortlekill Creek. South along Whortlekill Creek to the power lines west of Timothy Lane. West then south along the power lines across Rt. 376 extended to Dutchess Rail Trail. West along Dutchess Rail Trail to Lake Walton Road. North along Lake Walton Road to Van Wyck Lane. North along Van Wyck Lane to Route 376. West along Route 376 to East Fishkill/Wappinger town border. South along East Fishkill/Wappinger town border to Montfort Road. North along Mortfort Road to Myers Corners Road. West along Myers Corners Road to DeGarmo Hills Road. North along DeGarmo Hills Road to Route 376. West along Route 376 to New Hackensack Road. West along New Hackensack Road to the Wappinger Creek. West along the Wappinger Creek the Wappinger/Poughkeepsie town border. North then east along the Wappinger/Poughkeepsie town border to the Wappinger/Poughkeepsie/LaGrange town borders. East along the Wappinger/LaGrange town border to Diddell Road. East along Diddell Road to Robinson Lane. North along Robinson Lane to Noxon Road. East along Noxon Road to Jackson Creek. Northeast along Jackson Creek to Taconic State Parkway. North along the Taconic State Parkway to the LaGrange/Pleasant Valley town border. East along the LaGrange/Pleasant Valley town border to the point of origin.
Population of District 13 is: 11,395.
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District 14, Town of Wappinger:
Commences at the intersection of New Hackensack Road and State Highway 376. East along State Highway 376 to DeGarmo Hills Road. South along DeGarmo Hills Road to Meyers Corners Road. East along Meyers Corners Road to Montfort Road. South along Montfort Road to the Wappinger/East Fishkill town border. South along the Wappinger/East Fishkill town border to Old Hopewell Road. West along Old Hopewell Road to All Angels Road. North along All Angels Road to Meyers Corners Road. West along Meyers Corners Road to Old Meyers Corners Road. South along Old Meyers Corners Road to Meyers Corners Road. West along Meyers Corners Road to Blackthorn Loop. South along Blackthorn Loop to a point 160 feet north of Primrose Court. Then along a line extended through the end point of Primrose Court to the southern tributary to Greene Pond that feeds the Wappinger Creek. South along the southern tributary to Greene Pond that feeds the Wappinger Creek to Spook Hill Road. South along Spook Hill Road to Old Hopewell Road. West along Old Hopewell Road to Macfarlane Road. South along Macfarlane Road to Scarborough Lane. South along Scarborough Lane to Carnaby Street. North along Carnaby Street to Macfarlane Road. West along Macfarlane Road to US Highway 9. North along US Highway 9 to Old Post Road. North along Old Post Road to US Highway 9. North along US Highway 9 to the Town of Wappinger/Village of Wappingers Falls borders. West along Town of Wappinger/Village of Wappingers Falls border to the Wappinger Creek. North along the Wappinger Creek to New Hackensack Road. East along New Hackensack Road to point of origin.
Population of District 14 is: 12,077.
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District 15, Town of Wappinger:
Commences at the Hudson River and Wappinger/Poughkeepsie town border. East along the Wappinger/Poughkeepsie town border to the Town of Wappinger/Village of Wappingers Falls border. South and then east along the Town of Wappinger/Village of Wappingers Falls border to Albany Post Road (US Highway 9). South along Albany Post Road (US Highway 9) to Old Post Road. South along Old Post Road to Albany Post Road (US Highway 9). South along Albany Post Road (US Highway 9) to Macfarlane Road. East along Macfarlane Road to Carnaby Street. South along Carnaby Street to Scarborough Lane. North along Scarborough Lane to Macfarlane Road. North along Macfarlane Road to Old Hopewell Road. East along Old Hopewell Road to Spook Hill Road. North along Spook Hill Road to the southern tributary to Greene Pond that feeds the Wappingers Creek. North along the southern tributary to Greene Pond that feeds the Wappingers Creek to the end point of the line beginning on Blackthorn loop 160 feet north of its intersection with Primrose Court extended through the end point of Primrose Court to the tributary. Then north to the point on Blackthorn loop 160 feet north of its intersection with Primrose Court. North along Blackthorn Loop to Meyers Corners Road. Northeast along Meyers Corners Road to Old Meyers Corners Road. North along Old Meyers Corners to Meyers Corners Road. East along Meyers Corners Road to All Angels Hill Road. South along All Angels Hill Road to Old Hopewell Road. East along Old Hopewell Road to the Wappinger/East Fishkill town border. South and then west along the Wappinger/East Fishkill town border to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the point of origin.
Population of District 15 is: 11.611
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District 16, Town of Fishkill and the City of Beacon:
Commences at the point where the Hudson River and Fishkill Creek intersect. North along Fishkill Creek to South Avenue. North along South Avenue to Sargent Avenue. North along Sargent Avenue to Wolcott Avenue. East along Wolcott Avenue to Teller Avenue. North along Teller Avenue to Fishkill Avenue. North along Fishkill Avenue to Verplanck Avenue. East along Verplanck Avenue to East Main Street. South along East Main Street to Liberty Street. North along Liberty Street to Grove Street. East along Grove Street to Washington Avenue. South along Washington Avenue to East Main Street. East along East Main Street to Dry Brook. South along Dry Brook to the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border. North and then west along the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border to its intersection with the western property line of the NYS Matteawan State Hospital. North along the western property line of the NYS Matteawan State Hospital to I-84. Northwest to a point on North Road (NYS-9D) about 420 feet southwest of Vellario Way. Then northwest to a point along North Lockey Woods Road extended 220 feet from its end point. Then west to the northern end point of Half Moon Road. South along Half Moon Road to Hudson View Drive. South along Hudson View Drive to North Road. South along North Road to Chiappardi Place. West along Chiappardi Place to Cross Road. South along Cross Road to Newburgh Beacon Way. West along Newburgh Beacon Way to the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border. West along City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the Fishkill/Wappinger Town border. East along the Fishkill/Wappinger Town border to Old Castle Point Road. South then east along Old Castle Point Road to Castle Point Road. South along Castle Point Road to US Route 9D. North along US Route 9D to Red Schoolhouse Road. Southeast 200 feet along Red Schoolhouse Road and extending south to the Cherrywood Drive cul-de-sac and extending south to I-84. East along 1-84 to its intersection with the point on Jacob Drive extended 150 feet from its end point. Then south to a point on Fishkill Avenue 250 feet southwest of Milholland Drive West. East along Fishkill Avenue to Main Street. East along Main Street to Old Glenham Road. South along Old Glenham Road to a point 450 feet west of Kip Drive and extending south along a line perpendicularly intersecting the Metro North RR. East along Metro North RR to the point parallel with the end point of Van Steuben Drive and extending south along a line perpendicular with the Fishkill Creek. East along the Fishkill Creek to I-84. East along I-84 to US Highway 9. North along US Highway 9 to the Village of Fishkill border. East and north along the Village of Fishkill border until it intersects with the Fishkill Creek. East along Fishkill Creek to State Highway 52. Northwest along State Highway 52 to the Metro North Railroad. Northeast along Metro North Railroad and extending north to the cul-de-sac of Mountain View Road. East and south along Mountain View Road to Mountain View Road East. East and south along Mountain View Road East to Mirras Boulevard. East along Mirras Boulevard to the Fishkill/East Fishkill town border. South along the Fishkill/East Fishkill town border to the Fishkill/Dutchess County line. West and south along the Fishkill/Dutchess County line to the Hudson River. North along the Hudson River to the point of origin.
Population of District 16 is: 11,752.
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District 17, Town and Village of Fishkill:
Commences at the Wappinger/Fishkill town border at the intersection of Old Castle Point Road. East along the Wappinger/Fishkill town border to the Wappinger/East Fishkill/Fishkill town borders. South along the East Fishkill/Fishkill town border to Mirras Boulevard. West along Mirras Boulevard to Mountain View Road East. North and west along Mountain View Road East to Mountain View Road. West to the cul-de-sac of Mountain View Road and extending south to the Metro North Railroad. Southwest along Metro North Railroad to State Highway 52. Southeast along State Highway 52 to Fishkill Creek. West along Fishkill Creek to the Village of Fishkill/Town of Fishkill border. South and west along the Village of Fishkill border to US Highway 9. South along US Highway 9 to I-84. West along I-84 to Fishkill Creek. West along Fishkill Creek to a point perpendicular to a line drawn from the southeastern end point of Van Steuben Drive then northwest along a line perpendicular to the Metro North Railroad. Southwest along the Metro North Railroad to a point 100 yards southwest of the intersection of Van Steuben Road extended to the railroad. Then northwest to a point on Old Glenham Road 450 feet west of Kip Drive North along Old Glenham Road to Main Street. West along Main Street to Fishkill Avenue. West along Fishkill Avenue to a point 250 feet southwest of its intersection with Milholland Drive West. Northwest to a point on I-84 that intersects with Jacob Drive extended from its northern end point. West along I-84 to a point parallel with Cherrywood Drive and extending north to Red Schoolhouse Road. Northwest along Red Schoolhouse Road 200 feet to State Highway 9D. South along State Highway 9D to Castle Point Road. North along Castle Point Road to Old Castle Point Road. North and then west along Old Castle Point Road to the point of origin.
Population of District 17 is: 11,577.
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District 18, City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill:
Commences at the northern border of the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill and the Hudson River. East along the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border to Newburgh Beacon Way. East along Newburgh Beacon Way to Cross Road. North along Cross Road to Chiappardi Place. East along Chiappardi Place to North Road (NYS Rt. 9D). North along North Road (NYS Rt. 9D) to Hudson View Drive. North along Hudson View Drive to the northern end point of Half Moon Road. Then east to a point along North Lockey Woods Road extended 220 feet from its northern end point then southeast to a point on North Road (NYS-9D) about 420 feet southwest of Vellario Way. Southeast to a point on I-84 that intersects with the western property line of the NYS Matteawan State Hospital to I-84 extended to I-84. Then south to the point where the western property line of NYS Matteawan State Hospital to I-84 intersects with the Town of Fishkill/City of Beacon border. East and then south along the Town of Fishkill/City of Beacon border to the Dry Brook. North along the Dry Brook to East Main Street. West along East Main Street to Washington Avenue. East along Washington Avenue to Grove Street. West along Grove Street to Liberty Street. South along Liberty Street to East Main Street. West along East Main Street to Main Street. North along Main Street to Verplanck Avenue. West along Verplanck Avenue to Fishkill Avenue. West along Fishkill Avenue to Teller Avenue. South along Teller Avenue to Wolcott Avenue. West along Wolcott Avenue to Sargent Avenue. South along Sargent Avenue to South Avenue. South along South Avenue to Fishkill Creek. West along Fishkill Creek to the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border. West and then north along the City of Beacon/Town of Fishkill border to the point of origin.
Population of District 18 is: 11,213.
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District 19, Towns of Milan, Pine Plains, Northeast and Stanford:
Contains the entire towns of Milan, Pine Plains, Northeast and Stanford.
Population of District 19 is: 11,697.
(20) 
District 20, Town of Red Hook:
Contains the entire Town of Red Hook.
Population of District 20 is: 11,319.
(21) 
District 21, Town of East Fishkill:
Commences at the intersection of East Fishkill/Beekman town border at Beekman Road. South along East Fishkill/Beekman town border to the point 100 yards north of Byrne Road and extending southwest 100 yards and southeast 100 yards to Grape Hollow Road. West along Grape Hollow Road to Mountain Top Road. South along Mountain Top Road to State Rt. 52. West along State Rt. 52 to Lee Town Brook. South along Lee Town Brook to the East Fishkill/Dutchess County border. West along the Town of East Fishkill/Dutchess County border to the intersection of Fishkill/East Fishkill/Dutchess County borders. North along the East Fishkill/Fishkill town border to Fishkill Creek. East along Fishkill Creek to Sprout Creek. North along Sprout Creek to Metro North RR. North along Metro North RR to Lomala Lane. East along Lomala Lane to Broadway. West along Broadway to Metro North RR. North along Metro North RR to State Highway 82. East along State Highway 82 to State Highway 376. South along State Highway 376 to Gayhead Pond Street. South along Gayhead Pond Street to State Highway 52. East along State Highway 52 to Taconic State Parkway. North along Taconic State Parkway to Beekman Road. East along Beekman Road to the point of origin.
Population of District 21 is: 11,912.
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District 22, Towns of Beekman and Union Vale:
Commences at the point of intersection of the Beekman/Dover/Union Vale town borders. South along the Beekman/Dover town border to Gardner Hollow Road. Northwest along Gardner Hollow Road to Pleasant Ridge Road. South along Pleasant Ridge Road to State Route 55. West along State Route 55 to Whaley Lake Stream. West along Whaley Lake Street to Main Street. South along Main Street to State Highway Route 216. West along State Highway Route 216 to Frog Hollow Road. South along Frog Hollow Road 50 yards and extending southwest to the southern end point of Docs Road. North along Docs Road to State Highway 216. West along State Highway 216 to Rose Street. South and then west along Rose Street to State Highway 216. West along State Highway 216 to Utter Drive. South along Utter Drive to Home Acres Lane. North along Home Acres Lane to State Highway 216. West along State Highway 216 to the Beekman/East Fishkill town border. North along the Beekman/East Fishkill town border to the intersection of the Beekman/East Fishkill/LaGrange town borders. North along the Beekman/LaGrange town border to the intersection of the Beekman/LaGrange/Union Vale town borders. North along the Union Vale/LaGrange town border to State Highway 55. East along State Highway 55 to Wisseman Road. East along Wisseman Road to West Clove Mountain Road. East along West Clove Mountain Road to Cutler Lane. South along Cutler Lane to Fishkill Creek. South along Fishkill Creek to Clove Road. South along Clove Road to Pleasant Ridge Road. East along Pleasant Ridge Road to Wingdale Mountain Road. East along Wingdale Mountain Road to the Union Vale/Dover town border. South along the Union Vale/Dover town border to the point of origin.
Population of District 22 is: 12,076.
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District 23, Towns of Pawling, Beekman, and East Fishkill:
Contains the entire Town of Pawling and portions of Beekman and East Fishkill as follows. Commences at the Dutchess County border and Leetown Brook. North and then east along Leetown Brook to State Highway 52. East along State Highway 52 to Appalachian Trail. North along Appalachian Trail to Mt. Top Road. North along Mt. Top Road to Grape Hollow Road. East along Grape Hollow Road to the point 100 yards before and extending northwest 100 yards and northeast 100 yards to the East Fishkill/Beekman town border that is 100 yards north of Byrne Road. North along the East Fishkill/Beekman town border to State Highway 216. East along State Highway 216 to Home Acres Lane. South along Home Acres Lane to Utter Drive. North along Utter Drive to State Highway 216. East along State Highway 216 to Rose Street. East along Rose Street to State Highway 216. East along State Highway 216 to Docs Road. South along Docs Road to the end point of Docs Road. Northeast to a point 50 yards south of the intersection of Frog Hollow Road and State Highway 216. North along Frog Hollow Road to State Highway 216. East along State Highway 216 to Main Street. North along Main Street to Whaley Lake Stream. East along Whaley Lake Stream to Freedom Plains Road (Rt. 55). East along Freedom Plains Road (Rt. 55) to Pleasant Ridge Road. North along Pleasant Ridge Road to Gardiner Hollow Road. East along Gardiner Hollow Road to the Beekman/Dover town border. South along the Beekman/Dover town border to the intersection of the Beekman/Dover/Pawling town borders. Southerly along the Beekman/Pawling border to the intersection of the Beekman/Pawling/East Fishkill borders. South along the Pawling/East Fishkill border to the Dutchess County line. West along the Dutchess County line to the point of origin.
Population of District 23 is: 12,162.
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District 24, Towns of Dover and Union Vale:
Contains the entire Town of Dover and that portion of the Town of Union Vale described as follows: commencing at the point where the Wingdale Mountain Road intersects the Union Vale/Dover town border. West along Wingdale Mountain Road to Pleasant Ridge Road. West along Pleasant Ridge Road to Clove Road. North along Clove Road to Fishkill Creek. North along Fishkill Creek to Cutler Lane. North along Cutler Lane to West Clove Mountain Road. West along West Clove Mountain Road to Wisseman Road. West along Wisseman Road to Freedom Plains Road. West along Freedom Plains Road to the Union Vale/LaGrange town border. North along the Union Vale/LaGrange town border to the intersection of the Union Vale/LaGrange/Pleasant Valley/Washington town borders. West along the Union Vale/Washington town border to the Town of Dover. South along the Dover/Union Vale border to the point of origin.
Population of District 24 is: 12,125.
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District 25, Towns of Amenia, Washington, and Pleasant Valley:
Contains the entire Towns of Amenia and Washington and that portion of the Town of Pleasant Valley described as follows: commencing at the point where Pleasant Valley/Washington/Clinton town borders intersect. West along the Pleasant Valley/Clinton town border to the Little Wappingers Creek. South along Little Wappingers Creek to Wappinger Creek. South along Wappingers Creek to Scout Road. South along Scout Road to Pine Hill Road. South along Pine Hill Road to Route 44. East along Route 44 to Mill Lane. South on Mill Lane to Drake Road. East and south along Drake Road to Rossway Road. South along Rossway Road to Taconic State Parkway. South along Taconic State Parkway to the LaGrange/Pleasant Valley town border. East along the LaGrange/Pleasant Valley town border to the intersections of the Pleasant Valley/Washington/Union Vale/LaGrange town borders. North along the Pleasant Valley/Washington border to the point of origin.
Population of District 25 is: 11,334.
[Added 1-30-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013, approved at referendum 3-18-2013]
A. 
If the legislative districts created as a result of this redistricting plan do not carry out the purposes thereof because of unintentional omission; duplications; overlapping areas; erroneous nomenclature; lack of adequate maps or descriptions of political subdivisions, or other divisions thereof, or of their boundary lines; street closings, changes in names of streets, or other changes of public places; alteration of the boundary or courses of waters or waterways, filling in or lands under water, accretion or other changes in shorelines; alteration of courses, rights-of-way, or lines of public utilities or other conditions; or an inaccuracy in the United States Census Bureau Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (TIGER geography files) or demographic data, then the Dutchess County Legislature, at the request of any person aggrieved thereby, any candidate affected thereby, or by its own initiative, is hereby authorized by resolution to correct such technical defects in the description of the legislative districts so as to accomplish the purposes and objectives of this adopted redistricting plan.
B. 
In making such technical corrections, the Legislature, in addition to achieving equality in the population of legislative districts and ensuring that all areas of the County are completely and accurately encompassed in such districts, shall be guided by the following standards:
(1) 
Gaps in the description of any legislative district shall be completed in a manner that results in a total description of that district consonant with the description of adjacent districts and in complete contiguity of districts.
(2) 
Areas of the County included within the descriptions of more than one legislative district shall be allocated to the district having the lowest population.
(3) 
Areas of the County not included with the descriptions of any legislative district shall be allocated to the adjacent district having the lowest population.
(4) 
In the event that the area subject to corrected description or allocation as provided in Subsection B(1), (2) or (3) is of such size or contains such population that its inclusion as a unit in any legislative district would result in substantial disparity in the size, shape or population of such district, then the Legislature may allocate portions of such area to two or more districts.
(5) 
In making adjustments to the boundary line of a legislative district in the event of an inaccuracy in the TIGER files, the Legislature shall, whenever possible, implement the apparent geographical intent of the United States Census Bureau.
(6) 
In any allocation of area or correction of descriptions made pursuant to this section, the Legislature shall, consistent with the foregoing standards, preserve the contiguity and compactness of legislative districts and avoid the unnecessary division of political subdivisions.
Vacancies which occur on the County Legislature shall be filled in the following manner:
A. 
Within 30 days after a vacancy occurs:
(1) 
In districts wholly within the City of Poughkeepsie, by a majority vote of the whole membership of the Common Council.
(2) 
In districts wholly within the City of Beacon, by a majority vote of the whole City Council.
(3) 
In districts wholly within a town, by a majority vote of the whole membership of the Town Board of said town.
(4) 
In multiple-town districts and/or city districts, by a majority vote of the whole membership of the Town(s) Board and/or City Council composing said district assembled collectively for the purpose of filling such vacancy.
B. 
If the vacancy is not filled within 30 days pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A hereof, it shall be filled in the manner prescribed in the County Law or other applicable law.
C. 
The candidate selected in the manner provided in this section shall take and file his/her oath of office in accordance with law and shall take his/her seat at the next meeting of the County Legislature, and shall serve until December 31 following the next general election, at which time the electors of the district shall elect a district representative to complete the balance of the term if any.