City of Kingston
Mayor's Message

Dear Friends, 
The "Sustainable Saturday" Parking Lot Party this past weekend was an excellent opportunity for both the City of Kingston and Ulster County to showcase the progress we are making in our efforts to reduce energy consumption and shift towards renewable energy sources. The event, one of many hosted around the country as part of Drive Electric Week, provided information to local residents on the area's sustainability initiatives, as well as an electric vehicle auto show. The City of Kingston, having already achieved designation as a Bronze-certified Climate Smart Community, is set to make another great step towards reducing our reliance on fossil fuels through the purchase of a Chevy Volt for the Building Safety Division. The electric car will be purchased at a significantly reduced price, thanks in large part due to current rebates and incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles. This car joins another recently purchased electric vehicle for the Kingston Police Department. While I personally feel shifting our fleet towards electric vehicles is the right thing to do for our environment, it is also the most fiscally responsible. We are projecting a significant savings on fuel costs each year!

To learn more about Climate Smart Kingston, including what it means to be a Certified Bronze Climate Smart Community, visit our website here.

Wurt's Street Bridge to be closed for inspection
September 26th-30th

The Wurt's St. bridge will be closed Monday, September 26th through Friday, September 30th, from 9:00am-3:00pm each day.

This closure is necessary in order for engineers contracted by the NYS Department of Transportation to inspect local and state-owned bridges in our region. The bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, with traffic detoured to 9W during this inspection. Please plan accordingly. 
Request for Qualifications process continues with Developers Conference in Kingston

Pictured above: Mayor Noble offering welcoming remarks to attendees of the Developers Conference. The tour began at 21 North Front St., at the site of the former parking garage. 

A Developers Conference recently held to showcase three city-owned parcels in Uptown Kingston attracted interest from various firms throughout the region. After providing a brief overview of his vision for development in Uptown Kingston, Mayor Noble led participants on a walking tour of the three parcels included in the city's recently released Request for Qualifications. Proposals are due October 27th at 11:00am. 

To learn more about the RFQ, read the press release here.
The full RFQ can be found here.
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Tuesday, September 20th 
Zoning Board of Appeals
City Hall 

Wednesday, September 21st
Police Commission
Kingston Police Department

Laws and Rules Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

For an up to date listing of meetings, check out our  Meetings Calendar

Most agendas and minutes can be found here:  Agendas and Minutes
City of Kingston's drop-in after school programs to reopen next week

Did you know that the City of Kingston's Parks and Recreation Department operates two drop-in after school programs? The programs are located at the Rondout Neighborhood Center on lower Broadway and the Everette Hodge Community Center on Franklin St. Both programs serve local school-age children and include homework help, recreation, healthy snacks and much more. The programs run Monday-Friday, 2:30pm-5:15pm. Both programs are scheduled to open next Monday, September 26th. 

For more information about the Everette Hodge Community Center's program, please contact Megan Weiss-Rowe at 334-3964.

For more information about the Rondout Neighborhood Center's program, please contact Rob Dassie at 481-7334. 

Note: Emergency contact forms are required prior to children participating in either program.

Funding for these programs is provided by the City of Kingston's Community Development Office, through the assistance of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.
Sustainable Saturday comes to Kingston

This was a car show for the 21st century! 

Electric vehicles of all different makes and models were showcased at the past weekend's "Sustainable Saturday" event at the Ulster County Office Building. The event was sponsored by  Ulster County, New Yorkers for Clean Power, the City of Kingston, Sustainable Hudson Valley, the Kingston Climate Smart Committee, Solarize Hudson Valley, Sierra Club and RUPCO.
O+ Festival featured on Citibus

Thanks to the support from the Reis Group Insurance and WMCHealth, Timely Signs wrapped Citibus with a reminder about this year's O+ Festival. We can't wait to see this bus around town! 

Stay up to date on plans for this year's O+ Festival by visiting the event website here.
Frequently Asked Questions

What can I pay online?
You can pay your parking tickets, water bill, property taxes and park reservations online. Our website will walk you through the process  

Is it a recycling week? Or is yard waste picked up this week? 
Our Department of Public Works refuse and recycling schedule can be found 

How do I contact my alderman?
A full listing of Common Council members, including contact information and assigned committees can be found  

Is the City hiring?
All employment opportunities and exam announcements can be found 

Have a question? E-mail us and we'll work to get it answered ASAP. It may even be featured under this FAQs section! 
Mayor Steven T. Noble | City of Kingston | 845.334.3902 |  
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