September 9, 2022 - In this issue:

Mayor's Message

Drought Emergency Remains in Effect

New Playground at Kingston Point Park

Community Jobs Expo

Tour de Kingston Bike Races

Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show

Roadwork Update for Week of September 12

Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

As ever, our Housing Department has been keeping busy with important housing initiatives. Next week, we will host a presentation of the second draft of the Kingston Forward rezoning plan. The meeting will be in person at City Hall and virtually via Zoom (register here). The presentation will provide an overview of all the changes from the first draft.

The following week, we will be hosting three informational events regarding the Emergency Tenant Protection Act, and how it will affect tenants. More than 1,200 rental units in Kingston will be eligible for protections. Read more here.

There will not be a 9/11 ceremony this year. The Kingston Fire Department will have a private memorial and going forward will be having larger public memorials every five years. On 9/11 - and always - we thank our firefighters and emergency responders for all they do. 


City of Kingston Drought Update

Though we had some recent rainfall, we remain in a Drought Emergency and mandatory water usage restrictions remain in place.

Water usage has gone down approximatley 100-125k gallons/day, but we know residents and especially businesses can do more to conserve. 

Currently, we are getting about 150k gallons a day from the Town of Ulster, and we thank Supervisor Quigley for his generous assistance! 

The Kingston Water Department has also activated emergency reservoir #4 to further supplement the City’s water demand and decrease amount of water drawn from Cooper Lake.

With this activation, you may notice a change in taste and odor with the water. The water is safe and potable, it's just from a different source.

More about the the Drought Emergency can be found at

New Playground at Kingston Point Park

A brand new playground is now open at Kingston Point Beach. In addition to the climbing wall, slides and other features, the play space has a newly-installed safety surface, benches, and a fence. 

The old playground at Kingston Point Park was taken down to make room for the popular new youth soccer field. The new playground was made possible by funding from the City of Kingston's Recreation Fund. The Recreation Fund, which comes from housing developments with 4 or more units, can be used to for parks capital projects.

Community Jobs Expo

17th Annual Tour de Kingston

The Tour de Kingston is this Sunday, September 11! Participant registration will be open unitl noon tomorrow for a discount, and day-of for full price. You can sign up for the 9, 16, 25, 31 and 50-mile bike rides, which all include a BBQ lunch and raffle ticket.  


The Family Ride is free of charge, but registration is suggested. The Tour’s family ride is a flat, five-mile course that starts at 10am and travels through Uptown and Midtown Kingston with rest stops at the YMCA and the Volunteer Fireman’s Museum. Riders are escorted by volunteer Ride Marshals and the Kingston Police Department.


Event registration fees include pre-ride refreshments, Bike Brothers Burger BBQ, raffle ticket, route map, and rest stops with food and water. Riders with any mechanical problems can be picked up by a support vehicle. Proceeds from the Tour support community bike repair, safety education for youth and the Tour De Kingston Community Scholarships.  

Benefit Concert for Ukraine

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 City of Kingston's Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Kitt Potter. Click below to hear their conversation.  

Roadwork Update for Week of September 12

Construction on the Wilbur Avenue Paving Project will begin between West O’Reilly Street and Greenkill Avenue on Monday, September 12, 2022. The road will remain open at all times.

Paving is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 13 on Van Buren, and is expected to be completed on Wednesday, September 14, weather depending. 

Central Hudson will be working on Clifton Ave to perform the final retirement of the gas line replacement on the street.

Franklin Street Complete Streets Project: Construction continues on the north side of Franklin Street from Wall Street to Prospect Street.

Regular Roadwork Updates are posted on the City's website here.

More info about paving projects can be found at

Bluestone sidewalk on Franklin Ave between Pine & Wall

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. 
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Mayor Steven T. Noble
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