August 19, 2022 - In this issue:
Mayor's Message
Covid Update
Drought Emergency Remains in Effect
County Jail Demo for Affordable Housing
18th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster
Music in the Parks Tomorrow
Roadwork Update for Week of August 22
Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

Due to the City of Kingston’s Drought Emergency and related restrictions for water usage, the Andretta Pool will be closing for the season on Sunday, August 21.
In adherence with water conservation mandates, the Parks Department brought in fresh water from Turco Bros. Pool Water in order to keep the pool open through the weekend. We know it’s still summer and temps are high, so Kingston Point Beach will be open with lifeguards on duty next week Wednesday-Sunday (10:00am-4:45pm). 

Covid Update
There are currently 237 active cases in Ulster County and 21 in Kingston.

Latest news:
City of Kingston Drought Emergency Stage II
The Drought Emergency remains at Stage II for all Kingston water customers. The final stage of mandatory water usage restrictions will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
In addition to previous mandatory restrictions on water usage, the following measures will be in effect:
  • NO use of water from the KWD to fill or maintain the water level in any swimming pool.
  • NO use of water from the KWD to water any lawn, golf course, ornamental shrub or plant, except that water may be used to irrigate, from a hand held container only, vegetables or fruits grown for human consumption.
  • All AC systems utilizing water from the KWD should be operated only in accordance with hourly restrictions established by the Superintendent.
  • All large, nonresidential water consumers must immediately reduce usage by at least 20%.
Violations of these regulations will be punishable by fines and penalties. Water service may be terminated for violations of any provision of this regulation or for any waste of water.
The complete Rules and Regulations restricting water use during the Drought Emergency may be found at or by calling the Kingston Water Department at 845-331-0175.
Conservation Tips
  • Fix leaky faucets immediately.
  • Only run washing machines and dishwashers when full.
  • Turn off water while brushing your teeth, which can save up to 4 gallons with each brushing. If everyone in the City does this twice each day, we could save 200,000 gallons of water each day, or 5% of our daily usage in the City of Kingston. 
  • Use low-flow fixtures and showerheads.
For updated information, please follow the Kingston Water Department Facebook page:
County Jail Demolition Makes Way for Housing
This week, County Executive Pat Ryan announced that demolition of the former County Jail has begun. Demolition of the building is the first step in transforming the abandoned site into much-needed housing.

The Golden Hill concept plan calls for approximately 80 units of senior housing and 80 units of workforce housing that are affordable at a range of 30 percent to 60 percent of area median income. The development will include a 5,000 square-foot community building with gathering and fitness space for residents and local community organizations to offer services. All buildings will be constructed to high efficiency levels, utilizing advanced electric heating and cooling technologies and incorporating rooftop solar.

“I am excited to see the County move forward with demolishing the old jail, and work toward turning this long-abandoned property into homes for our community members. We are in dire need of housing at every level, and this project has the potential to add many new units of housing here in Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I thank the County Executive and his team for making this project a priority, and for supporting the goals of the City of Kingston by supporting adaptive reuse of this site.”
18th Annual Antique Fireman's Muster
The 18th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster will be held Saturday, August 20 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Volunteer Firemen's Museum (265 Fair Street).

In addtion to the antique engines, the silent auction will have over 100 baskets. There will also be a Power Wheels fire truck raffle and more raffles for kids.
Photo credit: HV One
Music in the Parks Concert Tomorrow!
The Parks & Recreation Department's Music in the Parks event series returns tomorrow, Saturday, August 20, with a latin funk concert. Tomorrow's concert will feature Ruperto Ifil’s NY Funk Alliance. The family-friendly event kicks off at T.R. Gallo Park at 7:00pm.

Bring a chair or blanket and join the fun!
Roadwork Update for Week of August 22
Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue next week on Clifton Avenue with detours and road closures. Gas main work will take place on Florence St and Clifton Ave.

This week, paving on West O’Reilly Street from Broadway to just beyond Mary’s Ave was completed.
Next week, milling and paving will take place on:
· Highland Avenue from Foxhall Ave to E. Chester Street and E. Chester Street to the dead-end
· Hasbrouck Place from Hasbrouck Ave. to Highland Ave.
· Clifton Avenue from Highland Ave. to Park St.
Paving is expected to be completed by September 2, 2022. During paving, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns. 

Regular Roadwork Updates are posted on the City's website here. More info about paving projects can be found at
Paving on W. O'Reilly
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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