October 11, 2016 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

Hudson Valley News Network said it best when it stated "The City of Kingston loves a good festival." The Forsyth Nature Center's Fall Festival, Ulster County Italian Festival and O+ Festival were all tremendously successful this past weekend. Thank you to all of the community groups and volunteers who worked tirelessly to put together these amazing and unique events. I was honored to participate in each of these festivals and am already looking forward to next year!

This week's issue also includes a save the date for my upcoming budget message next week. 2017 includes a number of serious challenges that we as a community must overcome together. I encourage each of you to consider attending this budget overview next week and joining me as we move forward in this process. For those of you who cannot attend, we will have all of the information available online and in print soon after the presentation. 

Upcoming Paving Schedule

Beginning October 18th, the following streets are scheduled to be paved:
  • South Clinton, from Greenkill to Barmann
  • South Prospect, from Greenkill to Hilton 
  • Gage Street, from the railroad tracks to Farrelly St.
Work will be completed by week's end, weather permitting.
Mayor to Deliver 2017 Budget Message Next Week

Mayor Noble is pleased to deliver his 2017 Budget Message on Monday, October 17th at 5:00pm at City Hall. The message will include an overview of the proposed 2017 budget, a summary of anticipated challenges, and an outline of proposed strategies to overcome these challenges. All are welcome to attend.
Girl Scouts Honored at Council Meeting

Members of local Girl Scout Troop 60251 were honored by Mayor Noble at the October Common Council meeting last week for their recycling education efforts in the community over the past few months.
Paige Baxter, Sophia Fromson, and Lilith Soechting, under the supervision of their leader, Kim Kelly, and guidance from Jeanne Edwards, City of Kingston Code Enforcement Officer, and Ed Boyle, Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, worked together to educate local residents on the importance of recycling. This project included a door to door survey and the production of a video tutorial about recycling, which will be posted on the city's website soon.

Great job!
City of Kingston Seeks Applicants for
Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission

Community members are encouraged to consider applying to Mayor Noble to fill vacant seats on the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission. Applications can be found here.
Municipal Meetings

Wednesday, October 12th
Electrical Examiners Board
Central Fire Station

Water Board
Water Department Offices

Human Rights Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #2

Finance and Audit Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Thursday, October 13th
Dietz Stadium Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Fire Board
City Hall, Mayor's Conference Room

Arts Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

For a full schedule of municipal meetings, visit our meetings calendar  here.

Most meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.
RUPCO Visits City Hall

Staff of RUPCO's Green Jobs-Green NY visited City Hall on Tuesday, promoting energy efficiency and home performance programs. This was a great opportunity for staff and visitors to learn about local resources available right in our community!
7th Annual O+ Festival 

Kingston shined bright this weekend, as thousands came together at the intersection of arts, wellness and community!

In addition to the lasting impact of this festival on the lives of the artists and volunteers who received health and wellness services provided at the event, the City of Kingston will also enjoy the festival's long term benefits through the addition of a number of stunning new murals in Uptown and Midtown. 

Check out the event website or its Facebook page to view more pictures from the event as they are posted.

Come back next week for pictures from the 14th Annual Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival and the Ulster County Italian Festival!

                                                                                                                                                                  Photo Credit: Jennifer Schwartz-Berky

Photos above: Kevin Godbey/Kingston Happenings
Kingston Happenings

The City of Kingston often receives requests to share upcoming events happening in our community. Our partners at KingstonHappenings.org do an excellent job of centralizing this community information. So while our website is the best resource to gain information about City of Kingston sponsored events and important municipal information, Kingston Happenings can give you a greater preview of community events. Check them out today!
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble

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