March 3, 2023 - In this issue:

Mayor's Message

Summer Youth Employment Applications Open

Building Safety Online Permitting Launched

Disaster Preparedness Resource

Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show

ARPA Small Business Grant Program

Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

We are watching the weather this weekend and are not expecting, at this point, to issue a Snow Emergency. We will let you know if that changes.

We had our first Snow Emergency earlier this week, and I want to thank the men & women of Public Works who worked through the night on Monday, and cleaned up the roads quickly into Tuesday. Parks & Rec also did a great job cleaning up our trails.

During the Snow Emergency, we wrote 73 tickets and issued 413 warnings. We did not tow any cars this storm, since it was our first of the winter. But we will need better compliance in the future for the plows to the get the roads cleared efficiently.


Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Open

The 2023 Ulster County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is now accepting applications from Ulster youth between the ages of 14 and 20. SYEP operates from June 26 to July 28. Participants will be paid $15 per hour and can work up to 40 hours per week.

For eligibility requirements and mandatory documents that need to be included with each application please click here.

Disaster Preparedness Resource

The City of Kingston, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, has prepared Disaster Recovery and Resiliency resources for Kingston residents. 

Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. Climate change has also been associated with other damaging and severe weather events, such as more frequent and intense hurricanes, floods, and temperature shifts.

The Disaster Preparedness resources can be found at

Building Safety Department Online Permiting

The City of Kingston’s Building Safety Department has moved to an online permitting platform.

The new permitting platform, City Squared, allows for residents and contractors to apply for permits, pay fees, and submit plans and other documents online. All building permits, including commercial and residential additions or alterations, pool installation, and solar installation, can be applied for through the online portal. Electricians and plumbers can also apply for electrical and plumbing permits through the portal.

The online portal can be found by visiting

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.


This week, Mayor Noble spoke with Jack Schoonmaker, Project Manager at Parks & Recreation to discuss the status of the Dietz Stadium renovation project. Click below to hear their conversation.

ARPA Small Business Grant Program

The City of Kingston has opened applications for the ARPA Small Business Grant Program. The City has allocated $1,000,000 of its $17.3 million ARPA award to aid local businesses in responding to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19. 


Grant awards of up to $10,000 each will help businesses keep their doors open, protect local jobs threatened by the pandemic, support community recovery, and increase resiliency.  


The grant application is due Friday, March 17, 2023. Further details and the application are available at Engage Kingston

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
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