March 11, 2022 - In this issue:
Mayor's Message
Covid Update
St. Patrick's Parade & Shamrock Run
Economic Recovery Plan Public Presentation
Tiny Homes Project Public Meeting
Parks & Recreation Summer Program Registration Opens Monday
Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show
Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

We are watching the forecast closely and will announce a Snow Emergency on Saturday morning if we expect to get more than 3 inches of snow tomorrow. As always, the best place for vehicles is off-street so that our plows and salt trucks can fully access the roadway.

Regardless of snow on Saturday, the Shamrock Run & St. Patrick's Parade will be on snow or shine!

-Steve
Covid Update
There are currently 120 active cases in Ulster County and 27 in Kingston.

Latest news:
St. Patrick's Parade & Shamrock Run
On Sunday, March 13, the St. Patrick's Parade and Shamrock Run will return! The Shamrock Run will kick-off at Academy Green at 12:50pm, followed by the St. Patrick's Day parade. The route

The parade is sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Father Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1, and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 5, Ulster County.

The Hooley after-party will be hosted at Keegan Ales on St. James Street in Midtown in honor of Tommy Keegan, the brewery’s owner and founder.

Registration for the Shamrock Run can be done in-person this weekend on March 12 and 13. More info at https://www.shamrockrun.org/.
ARPA Economic Recovery Plan Public Meeting
After months of engaging residents, businesses and community leaders, the City of Kingston released a draft of the Economic Recovery Plan on February 25, 2022. The Economic Recovery plan is an outline for allocating the $17.3 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

In February, Mayor Noble sent the draft plan to the Common Council for budgetary approval. The Council will host a virtual public presentation and public hearing on Monday, March 21 at 7:00pm.

Consultants from Laberge will present the plan draft and discuss the process of creating the Kingston Economic Recovery Plan, including the federal guidelines, community input, plans for existing projects, and community feedback that went into the pandemic recovery plan.

Through the planning process, the City of Kingston has determined several funding categories are critical to the City’s economic future:
  • Arts, Cultural and Tourism Development
  • Business (Re)Development
  • Housing Action
  • Non-Profit Service Support
  • Parks & Greenway Improvement Funds
  • Public Health Protection/General Public Support & Safety
  • Vital Community Infrastructure Projects
  • Administration & Program Delivery

The full Economic Recovery Plan, which can be found here. More information on how to join the public hearing can be found here.
Tiny Homes Project Public Meeting
The City of Kingston, in partnership with Family of Woodstock, is planning to build four tiny homes on vacant city-owned lots on Cedar and Franklin Streets. The goal of this pilot project is to provide safe, high-quality housing for those that are at risk of displacement.

We invite you to an Open House to learn more about this project and review preliminary design plans on March 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Everette Hodge Center, located at 21 Franklin St.

To learn more about this project, please visit https://engagekingston.com/tiny-homes.
Mock-up of the tiny homes that will be built on Cedar & Franklin Sts.
Parks & Rec Summer Program Registration Opens Monday
The City of Kingston's Parks and Recreation Department will open summer camp registration on Monday, including the regular parks camp, Junior Naturalist camp, NJTL Tennis Program, and swim lessons at the Andretta Pool. Registration begins on Monday, March 14 in person at the Parks & Rec offices or online at www.kingstonparksandrec.org.

Spring break camp registration is also open and there are still some spots to fill! Spring Break Adventure Series will run from April 11-14, and is open to ages 7-11. Activities include hiking, aquarium, bowling, arts & crafts and more. Enroll today at www.kingstonparksandrec.org or call (845) 481-7336.
City of Kingston Job Opportunities
Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show
Mayor Noble hosts a weekly radio show on Tuesdays at 5:00pm which airs live on Radio Kingston and the City of Kingston Facebook page.

Last week Mayor Noble spoke with Bill Kearney and John Kelly from Ulster County Ancient Order of Hibernians about the St. Patrick's Parade and all this weekend's festivities. Click below to hear their conversation.
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
845.334.3902
mayor@kingston-ny.gov
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