November 10, 2023 - In this issue:

Mayor's Message

Veterans Day Event & Closures

2024 Parking Permits Available

Yard Waste Pick-up & Pumpkin Disposal

Kingston Eats Veggies: Carrots

ARPA Time Capsule Letter to the Future Mayor

Public Meeting Regarding High-Speed Fiber Internet

Roadwork Update for the Week of November 13

City of Kingston Job Opportunities

Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

Quick correction - the Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 11am at the American Legion. Friday is the observed holiday, but the ceremony will take place on Veterans Day.

Sorry for the confusion!


Veteran's Day Events & Closures

The 2023 Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Kingston’s American Legion Post 150 at 18 W O'Reilly Street.

The ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 11:00am. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall.

For further information contact Kingston Veterans Association Chairman Bill Forte at 845-399-0414. 

City of Kingston offices are closed on Friday in observance of Veteran's Day. Yard waste will be picked up on Saturday. The transfer station will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

The Warming Center/Shelter will be open on an evening schedule, as follows:

Thursday, November 9 from 7:00pm - 9:00am

Friday, November 10 from 7:00pm - 9:00am

Saturday, November 11 from 7:00pm - 9:00am

Sunday, November 12 from 7:00pm - 9:00am

The center, operated by Catholic Charities, is located at the 2nda Iglesia La Mision Church at 80 Elmendorf St, and can be contacted at 845-481-4549. The Family of Woodstock Hotline can be reached at 845-338-2370. Anyone in need of shelter is welcome at the Warming Center.

2024 Parking Permits Now Available

2024 parking permits are now available for sale. The price is $100, and parking permits are valid from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024.

For the 2024 parking season, there will be no physical tags, the permits will be linked to your license plate(s) electronically. Households will be allowed to assign up to two vehicles to each 2024 parking permit purchased. Only one vehicle will be able to use the permit at a time. If both vehicles need to be parked simultaneously, separate permits will need to be purchased. More information available at

Contact the Parking office at City Hall with questions: 845-334-3933 or [email protected].

Yard Waste Collection & Pumpkin Disposal

It's that time of year when we all have lots and lots of leaves and yard debris. Yard waste-- leaves, garden debris, and small chipped branches in a biodegradable bag & bundled branches-- is picked up curbside on alternating Fridays. If there's a holiday during the week, pick-up will be Saturday.

Pumpkins can be (and are encouraged!) to be put in with yard waste with candles removed. Please don't put pumpkins in the refuse bin.

Check the calendar for your yard waste pick-up week here.

Kingston Eats Veggies: Carrots!

The City’s Health & Wellness team's vegetable-of-the-month campaign, Kingston Eats Veggies, kicked off in September with peppers. October’s veggie was kale & collards, and in November we celebrate carrots.

The campaign has garnered lots of support with 46 partners, such as the Kingston Farmers' Market, local schools, restaurants, daycares, food pantries, and community centers. Upcoming activities include:

• On Saturday, November 18, the Kingston Farmers' Market will give away 1lb bunches of greens to the first 50 community members.

• People's Place Community Café will offer soup specials featuring carrots in a variety of ways throughout the month

• Tilda's Kitchen will have free breakfast & lunch every 4th Wed. of the month.


Share your favorite way to enjoy the veggie of the month on social media with #KingstonEatsVeggies. For more info and a full list of participating locations, please visit  

Time Capsule Letter to Future Mayor

As part of the Wurts Street Bridge time capsule, Mayor Noble was asked to include a letter to the future mayor. He wrote:

To the Future Mayor of Kingston,


Greetings! My name is Steve Noble. I write to you from November 2023, as I have just this week been re-elected to serve a third term as Kingston’s Mayor. Some statistics about our City today: we have a population of 24,000+, making us the largest city in Ulster County, with 20.6% of our population under 18, and 14.6% over 65. The average household income is $79,424. Here at City Hall, I manage a workforce of about 300 employees, with an annual budget of $52 million.


Recent projects include the Kingston Greenline walking/biking trail that runs from uptown to downtown, and Sojourner Truth State Park, which opened last year. Dietz Stadium is currently under construction and will be completely renovated by this time next year. A new park in midtown at the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street is so new that it hasn’t yet been named!


Two of my major focuses as Mayor have been addressing our critical lack of housing and making sure Kingston is environmentally conscious. Since I became Mayor in 2016, we have seen dramatic changes in our annual weather patterns due to Climate Change. We are doing everything thing we can to mitigate these changes, including converting to renewable energies, planting hundreds of more trees, and reinforcing our infrastructure for anticipated sea level rise.


This year we launched a volunteer composting program, and we have already collected several tons of compost, which also lowers waste management costs. In 2023, most drivers are still using gasoline-powered vehicles, but I am working to transition all city vehicles to electric. We are proud to be one of the first “Silver-Certified” Climate Smart community in New York. By the time you are reading this, maybe a “Gold-Certified” level exists!


In the year 2020, we experienced a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of folks from New York City moved to Kingston, which made our tight housing market even tighter. I have spent the past three years implementing housing strategies, pushing for new zoning improvements, and prioritizing affordable housing projects. One of my proudest accomplishments was a complete rewriting of our Zoning Code to allow for smart, sustainable development.


Looking to the future, I hope that housing and environmental struggles are not as urgent. I hope that any person or family looking to settle down in Kingston can find a beautiful place to live at a reasonable price. I hope that the nation has worked together to address the tremendous dangers of global warming.


Kingston has an amazing history dating back to the 1600s, and I am proud to be a part of that history. My hope for the future is that the people of Kingston will still be able to rely on elected officials to guide our community during the good times and the bad. Mayors serve all: the marginalized, the underrepresented, and those whose hard work builds and improves our community. Kingston is a special place, and I hope that during my tenure as Mayor I have helped to preserve its unique quality. I hope as you read this letter, well into the future, you believe in what Kingston is, and what it can still become. 



Steven T. Noble


At the recent time capsule dedication event

Public Meeting Regarding High Speed Internet

Archtop Fiber is rolling out high-speed fiber internet in Kingston. Alderwoman Michele Hirsch invites residents in Ward 8 and 9 to join a public meeting at City Hall in Council Chambers on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00pm to hear directly from Archtop Fiber representatives about their plans.

Initial installation is expected to begin in Ward 9 and then move to Ward 8.

Find out more about Archtop Fiber here:

Roadwork Next Week

DPW continues to prep for paving on Roosevelt Avenue from Albany Avenue to Kiersted Avenue with ADA corners and curbs being installed. Paving is tentatively scheduled to start Wednesday, November 15, weather depending, and be completed by the end of week.

Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue next week on West Chestnut Street, W. Chester St, and Orchard Street with lane changes and road closures.

Central Hudson's Uptown paving & restoration is complete, except for the Main Street portion, which will be announced soon.

Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project: crews will continue repairing storm, sewer and water connections at Prospect Street and Henry Street.

Citywide ADA curb ramps: crews have completed construction of ramps on North Front Street at Frog Alley, and have begun construction of the bluestone sidewalk on North Front Street in front of the municipal parking lot. Crews continue to install ramps along Roosevelt Avenue.

Wurts Street Bridge: Noise will continue to be loud on occasion while we perform steel repairs.

Regular roadwork updates can be found here.

ADA curb installation on N. Front this week

City of Kingston Job & Board Opportunities

The City of Kingston is hiring! Current openings include:

Job descriptions and details available at

Upcoming Civil Service Exams include:

 Assistant Director of Building Safety and Zoning on January 13, 2024

 Building Inspector on January 13, 2024

 Housing Code Inspector on January 13, 2024

 Plumbing Inspector on January 13/2024

 Senior Building Inspector on January 13, 2024

 Firefighter Paramedic Trainee on January 13, 2024

 Emergency Services Dispatcher I Trainee on January 27, 2024

The following civil service examinations will be given on a continual recruitment basis. Exams will be given every six months and names will be interfiled on the eligible lists.

Office Assistant

Office Assistant I


There are currently two openings on the Ethics Board. By the City of Kingston charter, Ethics Board members must be a resident of Kingston, and no more than two Ethics Board members may be registered in the same political party. Members serve a five-year term. Apply here.

The City of Kingston has over 25 boards & commissions, and we're always looking for volunteers to serve the community. Application at:

Kingston 311
The Kingston 311 app, website and phone system allow residents to quickly and easily report issues and submit service requests. The Kingston 311 app, available for Android & iPhones, is a fast and simple way to connect to City officials in non-emergency situations.

This system is a valuable resource to submit service requests for streetlight replacement, roadwork, City signage, traffic calming measures and other concerns. Issues with snow removal and reporting of vehicles and sidewalks not in accordance with the Snow Emergency restrictions can also be submitted via Kingston 311. Photos can also be attached to illustrate service orders. Dial 311 from any phone within City limits to reach us. 

Sent on behalf of:

Mayor Steven T. Noble


[email protected]

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