October 1, 2021 - In this issue:
Mayor's Message
Latest Covid-19 Information
Stockade Faire this Weekend
Mayor Noble & KPPFA Reach Agreement
Touch a Truck Event Tomorrow
Job Opportunity in Health & Wellness Department
Roadwork Update
Capital to Capital 5K Run/Walk
Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:

Dear Friends,

Happy October! We are in the thick of festival season with so many great annual events this month. From the Stockade Faire this weekend Uptown, to the Italian Festival on the waterfront next Sunday, and 0+ Festival at locations across Kingston throughout next weekend, we have a variety of truly unique local community events to help us welcome fall.

Hope to see you at the many events around town!

COVID-19 Information

  • As of Friday, October 1, there are 284 active Covid-19 cases in Ulster County (down 190 from last week), 52 in Kingston (down 27), but there has been an additional death this week, bringing the total to 280 lives lost to Covid across the County. More local resources at Ulster County Covid-19 Information.

Stockade Faire in Uptown This Weekend
Stockade Faire is an annual fall event with local businesses coming together to highlight Uptown’s thriving community. All are welcome to shop, feast and peruse the streets of the Stockade District on Saturday, October 2. The event will feature live music, an art fair, a curated makers mart, and more!

Visit stockadefaire.com/about for more details.
Mayor Noble & KPPFA Reach Agreement

The City of Kingston has reached a new 5-year bargaining agreement with the Kingston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 461 contingent on Common Council Approval.
The agreement includes a 2.5% retroactive raise for firefighters and dispatchers for 2020 and 2021, and a 2.75% raise in 2022 and 2023, with a 2.5% raise in 2024. Longevity pay will be increased by $50 for each tier.
Union President Bryan Cafaldo said, “The membership would like to thank this administration for supporting us throughout the pandemic. We believe this is a fair deal for all parties involved and we’re honored to serve the residents of this great City.”
Mayor Noble said, “I feel that this is a fair deal for both the men and women of the Kingston Fire Department and for the Kingston taxpayers. I want to thank the KPPFA for the service they provide to our community and for being willing to work with us during the negotiation process.”
Common Council President Shaut has allowed the agreement to be brought before the Special Finance Meeting on October 4, and will be voted on by the full council on October 5, 2021. If approved by the Council, the agreement will allow retro payments to be issued for the years of 2020 and 2021.
Mayor Noble and Union President Bryan Cafaldo
Touch a Truck Event Tomorrow!

The Friends of Forsyth Nature Center are partnering with the City of Kingston to host a Touch A Truck event on October 2 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Forsyth Park & Nature Center.
Touch a Truck is a family friendly event where children of all ages can climb on and explore 20+ trucks, beep horns, and learn about the important work that happens in our community and the important people that do that work, such as bus drivers, construction workers, and emergency services. 
This event is taking the place of the annual Fall Festival, and is a fundraiser for the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center.  
City of Kingston Job Opportunities

The City of Kingston has an exciting opportunity in the Health & Wellness Department. Currently there is an opening for a full-time Project Manager who will oversee the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Project.
Typical work activities include developing and managing food service guideline programs at community locations. Planning and implementing strategic communications and active transportation interventions. The Project Manager will manage day-to-day operational aspects of work projects, host meetings and attend trainings, and will conduct public outreach with community members. 
Visit kingston-ny.gov/employment for more information and to apply.  
Roadwork Update

Broadway Streetscape: additional street painting has been added to Broadway, but is not yet complete. All signals have not yet been activated and have not yet been synchronized. The bike lane remains closed until final painting and signals have been installed.

Broadway/Grand St. Intersection Improvement: As of today, Grand Street has reopened. Construction will be ongoing, but the intersection is open for through traffic.

Paving: Paving on Navara St. and Linderman Ave is complete. Next week, the parking lot at Block Park will be paved, starting on Monday October 4, weather depending. Milling on Abeel St. from Hudson to Ravine is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, weather depending.
Paving this week on Linderman Ave.
Capital to Capital 5K Run/Walk
For the second year, the Rotary Club of Kingston is sponsoring the Capital to Capital 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 17. The event kicks off at 9am on Fair Street in front of the Senate House in Uptown Kingston and finishes on Main Street in the village of Hurley. The event helps to raise funds for the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration.

The Capital to Capital 5K commemorates the Burning of Kingston, when, in October 1777, over 2,000 Kingstonians fled to the Town of Hurley seeking refuge as British soldiers burned their city to the ground. This included moving the new State capital from Kingston to the Van Duesen House in Hurley. Participants will follow the same path as fleeing colonists did 244 years ago.

The event is open to all with registration online. There is no registration on race day. A virtual option is available for participants to walk or run a 5 km (3.1 mi) distance on a trail or park anytime between Monday, October 4 and Sunday, October 17, 2021. For more info, visit capitaltocapitalrun.com
Mayor Noble's Tuesday Radio Show
Mayor Noble's weekly radio show is back on Tuesdays at 5:00pm. It's the Mayor! airs live on Radio Kingston and the City of Kingston Facebook page.

Click below to hear Mayor Noble's interview with City of Kingston Grants Director Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank about proposed renovations to Dietz Stadium.
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble
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