February 19, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

While temperatures hit a high of 60 degrees today, we know that this is just a brief intermission from our average winter weather. Special thanks to our Department of Public Works for their response during the most recent winter storms and for removing snow in the business districts late last week. In addition, I want to thank everyone who responded to the parking restrictions that were necessary in order to carry out these snow removal efforts. While winter is far from over, enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts!

Kingston Parks and Recreation Department to Sponsor Black History Month Celebration

Kingston to Host Informational Meetings on "Broadway Streetscape Project"

Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to host two informational meetings regarding the Broadway Streetscape Project on Thursday, February 23rd. The morning session is scheduled for 10:00am-Noon and the evening session for 6:00pm-8:00pm. Both sessions will take place at Kingston's City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. The sessions are identical and will contain the same presentations.
The Broadway Streetscape Project is an infrastructure initiative of the City of Kingston, designed to reconstruct Broadway from St. James St. to Grand St. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic flow for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. Notable benefits of the project include:
  • Reduction in motor vehicle crashes at intersections
  • Reduction in travel time along Broadway
  • New ADA-compliant sidewalks
  • Additional and enhanced crosswalks
  • Improved safety of bicycles through use of a dedicated two-way bicycle lane
  • "Green Infrastructure" improvements to reduce storm water runoff and improve streetscape aesthics
  • Addition of appropriately sized trees that will not lift sidewalks
  • New ornamental LED lighting
  • Enhanced landscaping and on-street amenities, including benches, bus stops, etc.
Visit the Facebook event  here.
"Broadway Streetscape Project"

El alcalde Steve Noble les hace la invitación para que participe en una de las reuniónes acerca del proyecto del paisaje urbano en Broadway en donde él mostrará los diseños preliminares para éste proyecto principal. Habrán personas que hablan español como representantes del proyecto en las reuniones.
State of the City: Department Highlights

As part of Mayor Noble's State of the City series, the Department of Public Works annual report is now available. 

The report can be found here or viewed at www.kingston-ny.gov/StateOfTheCity

This document details the department's primary functions, 2016 accomplishments and challenges, and goals for 2017. 
On Tuesday, February 7th, the Common Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Noble's proposal to establish the Live Well Kingston Commission. The Commission will work to support health and wellness initiatives throughout the City, and more broadly, recommend policy, systems, and environmental changes to improve public health. Mayor Noble is now accepting applications to serve on the Commission, with a total of 11 voting members to be appointed. Please consider applying today!      

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

Summer Park Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2017. If you are interested in working for the City Parks & Recreation Summer Park Program, please  click here to complete the application for summer employment. The deadline to apply is April 15th.  

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, February 20th
President's Day
*City Hall closed
*No trash pickup (delayed by one day)
*No Citibus services

Tuesday, February 21st
Zoning Board of Appeals
City Hall

Wednesday, February 22nd
Tree Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Climate Smart Kingston Commission
City Hall, Common Council Chambers

Public Safety/General Government Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Heritage Area Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #2

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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