September 16, 2022 - In this issue:

Mayor's Message

Drought Emergency Remains in Effect

City of Kingston Job Opportunities

Parks & Recreation Senior Bus Trip 

Suicide Prevention Forum

Art Walk 2022 Special Event

Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show

Roadwork Update for Week of September 19

Mayor's Message:


Dear Friends -


A reminder about the Kingston Library vote on Tuesday, September 20. More information about the proposed library renovations can be found here, and listen to my conversation with Library Director Margie Menard below. 


Next 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 rent stabilization and other protections. Read more here and join the conversation if you live in one of the eligible units! 


-Steve

City of Kingston Drought Update

Though we did get over 4 inches of rain in the last week and we gained 1 foot in our reservoir, that it is still not enough to get us out of the Drought Emergency and prepared for the cold, winter months.


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 information about the Drought Emergency can be found here.

City of Kingston Job Opportunities

The City of Kingston has several current job opportunities available, including a part-time Historic Preservation Administrator, Motor Equipment Mechanic, and Motor Equipment Operator. To apply, visit www.kingston-ny.gov/employment


We're always looking for volunteers to serve on City of Kingston Board & Commissions. We currently have an opening on the Kingston Local Development Corp. Apply here

Parks & Recreation Senior Bus Trip 

Second Annual Suicide Prevention Forum

Preventing suicide is a challenge that requires the entire community's active engagement and participation. Anyone, at any time, can be at risk of suicide.


Ulster County SPEAK is a coalition of community partners working to educate others about the warning signs and inform you as to what you can do to help prevent suicide.  

Art Walk 2022 Special Presentation

During Art Walk 2022 on Saturday, and as part of a celebration of Kingston's 150th Anniversary, the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Arts and Culture are hosting an exciting event. 


During Art Walk a special Music in the Parks event with performance artist Nancy Ostrovsky and bassist Michael Bisio will be held on Saturday at 2:00pm in TR Gallo Park


Nancy will be painting alongside Michael's music, and the resulting artwork will be on display at the Kingston Revealed exhibition at City Hall from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

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 Margie Menard of the Kingston Library about the upcoming vote and much more! Click below to hear their conversation. 

Roadwork Update for Week of September 19

Paving next week will begin on Clifton Avenue from Highland Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. The area has been prepared, with milling expected to begin on/about September 22 and paving on September 29-30. 


Central Hudson: the Clifton Ave gasline replacement project is complete. Crews will be moving over to the Lucas Ave project and will be starting on Johnston Ave and Westbrook Place next week. 


Wilbur Avenue Paving Project: ongoing prep work ahead of paving reclamation. Expect lane closure or delays while drainage and guardrail work is occurring.


Franklin Street Complete Streets Project: sidewalk and curbing work continues. Please use caution when traveling in the area. Sidewalk construction will start on the south side next week.


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


More info about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.

Paving this week on Greenkill Ave from Prospect to Iwo Jima

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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