February 5, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

As you will see from the announcement below, I have established a centralized location on the City's website for information about our proposal to purchase and install kiosks in municipal lots in our community. I hope this helps give some context as to why I'm taking on this difficult task and where we are in the process. In addition, I have included a call to action for those wishing to help address long term parking issues. If this is of interest to you, please consider applying to join our Parking Work Group. While it feels like we have all been talking about parking for a long time, the truth is that we are just getting started. This is an opportunity to work together and ensure that the parking infrastructure and policies established in the coming years are appropriate for our community, sustainable, and seamlessly implemented. I hope you will seriously consider this opportunity for collaboration. 

City Centralizes Parking Kiosk Information

In an effort to centralize information about the proposal to install kiosks in municipal parking lots throughout the City, Mayor Noble has established a new section of the website which includes a history of the proposal, reference documents, frequently asked questions, and relevant news articles. 

To learn more about this proposal, please go to: 
Local Individuals Honored by Kingston Parks and Recreation Commission

Every year the Kingston Parks and Recreation Commission presents awards to recognize those businesses, individuals, and organizations who have contributed to our mission  of "Creating Community Through People, Parks & Programs". 

This year's  honorees included Lisa Libraries,  Brandon Rask, Travis Rask, Eric Chambers, Thomas Polk, Mike Henderson, Orrin Logan, the ALCOA Foundation, Patricia Johnson, Joe McDole, and Ron Woods. Each were recognized by the Commission for their continued support and dedication to the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department.
Local Leaders Join Together for Roundtable on Hudson River Anchorage Proposal

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks at the recent "Roundtable on Hudson River Anchorages for Public Officials" hosted by Mayor Steve Noble and Riverkeeper.

Mayor Spano spoke on the risks associated with the  proposal to establish a large number of new anchorages for commercial vessels in the Hudson River.

Learn more at: 

Read Mayor Noble's letter to the U.S. Coast Guard opposing the proposal here.
Read the Common Council's memorializing resolution opposing the proposal here.

Have a dog? Make sure your license is up to date!

To get a dog license, please visit the City Clerk's office at City Hall (420 Broadway). Licenses must be renewed on an annual basis.

Dog Licenses are $18.00 for unspayed/unneutered dogs, $9.00 for spayed/neutered dogs. 

A copy of current rabies certificate is required, as well as a copy of spay/neuter certificate, where applicable.
Community Members Asked to Serve on        Parking Work Group
Applications due this Friday!

Do you have ideas and suggestions as to how the City could improve parking? Do you have comments about the planned changes to parking fees? Are you willing to volunteer some time and energy to working with residents, employees, business owners and local leaders to ensure that the City's short term and long term parking plans meet the needs of the entire community? Consider applying to serve on the City's new parking work group. 

Read more about the responsibilities of the work group here.
Applications are due this Friday, February 10th and can be found here

Community Development Block Grant
The City of Kingston must prepare its Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), which details the use of its estimated $600,000 annual grant under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Entitlement Grant. Public comments regarding specific projects or program priorities you would like to see included in the Consolidated Plan or Annual Action Plan are accepted at the City's Office of Economic & Community Development at any time.  The citizens of Kingston are also invited to participate in informational and public comment sessions on the 2017 Annual Action Plan.

Click  here for a schedule of CDBG meetings.


CDBG 2nd Public Hearing 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 PM 
Common Council Chambers, City Hall
420 Broadway, Kingston

Click  here for information on the CDBG process and a copy of the 2017 application.

Click  here for contact information.
Sign up for Swift911

Did you know that the City of Kingston has an Emergency Notification System? This system allows the City to notify residents of emergencies, changes in services and other important information. Winter is the best time to sign up for this service so you can receive text messages and/or e-mails to alert you of snow emergencies and parking restrictions. 

Note: While the system does allow the City to place "robo-calls", we will only use this feature when a State of Emergency is declared or other serious events transpire. 

2017 Refuse and Recycling Calendar Now Available

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, February 6th
Kingston Local Development Corporation
Finance Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #2

Common Council Caucus
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Tuesday, February 7th
Common Council Meeting
City Hall, Council Chambers

Wednesday, February 8th
Electrical Examiners Board
Central Fire Station

Human Rights Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #2

CDBG Public Hearing
City Hall, Council Chambers

Conservation Advisory Council
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Thursday, February 9th
Arts Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

To stay up to date on all municipal meetings each month, check out our monthly calendar here.  Most meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.
Kingston Happenings
The City of Kingston often receives requests to share upcoming events happening in our community. Our partners at 
KingstonHappenings.org  do an excellent job of centralizing this community information. So while our website is the best resource to gain information about City of Kingston sponsored events and important municipal information, Kingston Happenings can give you a greater preview of community events. Check them out today!
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble

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