Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Beacon considers municipal ID’s

BEACON – The City of Beacon is the latest municipality in the Hudson Valley to explore offering municipal identification cards to its residents.

Mayor Randy Casale is not opposed to the program, but has concerns about logistics, how much manpower would be needed to administer and distribute the cards, and length of time before a card would expire.

“One thing that we did mention is why wouldn’t the county do this and make it everybody in the county could do it instead of every city doing it,” Casale said. The discussions will continue among city council members.

The Poughkeepsie Common Council approved the municipal ID program on Monday, making the city the first one in the Hudson Valley and second in the state, along with New York City.

The cities of Kingston, Middletown and Newburgh are also considering adopting the program.

 


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