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

As we continue to recover from last week's blizzard, which brought over 22 inches of snow in less than a day, it's hard to believe that this Monday is the first day of Spring. I want to thank our hardworking staff who responded to this storm and who have continued to work towards clearing snow from our residential neighborhoods and business districts. As a historic city, many of our roadways are fairly narrow to begin with and the extra two feet of snow has presented some significant challenges. However, additional help is on the way. Governor Cuomo has approved my request for assistance from the NYS Department of Transportation and major snow removal will begin on Monday, March 20th at 9:00am. I strongly encourage all residents to stay up to date on our snow removal efforts by regularly checking local television and radio stations and visiting our website and Facebook page.

Clean up Efforts in Kingston Continue After Last Week's Blizzard

After an incredible 22 inches of snow blanketed our region, our Department of Public Works is continuing efforts to clear roadways throughout the City. Prior to the storm, Mayor Noble declared a Snow Emergency and Local State of Emergency. Crews were dispatched immediately to maintain access to emergency routes. On Wednesday, March 15th, Mayor Noble requested assistance through Ulster County Emergency Management to Governor Cuomo's office. That assistance has now been approved and crews and equipment from the NYS Department of Transportation will begin work in Kingston at 9:00am on Monday, March 20th. 

Below is a detailed list of streets included in Monday's snow removal operation in Midtown Kingston.

Daytime Monday, beginning at 9:00am:
Due to the large equipment being brought in and the narrow width of the streets, there will be NO parking, beginning at 9:00am, on the streets listed in the first sections below. Once a street has been cleared of snow, vehicles may return and park.
Perpendicular to Broadway
Maiden Lane
St James Street
Liberty Street
Franklin Street
Van Buren Street
Van Deusen Street
Center Street
Cedar Street
Warren Street
Parallel to Broadway
Prospect Street
Furnace Street
Clinton Ave
Oak Street
Pine Street
Fair Street
Wall Street
Green Street (Between Maiden and St James)
Schryver Ct
N. Wilbur
Sterling Street
Iwo Jima Ln
When this work is completed, the crews will move to the other side of Broadway.
Parking on this side of Broadway will be restricted to one side. Parking will not be allowed on the ODD side of the Street.
Crews will remove snow from the ODD sides of:
Perpendicular to Broadway:
Elmendorf Street
Down Street
Oneil Street
Field Ct
Cornell Street
Thomas Street
Ardsley Street
Parallel to Broadway:
Tremper Avenue
Smith Avenue
Bruyn Avenue
Ten Broeck Avenue
S. Manor Avenue
Wiltwyck Avenue
Brown Avenue
Progress Street
Ora Place
Saccoman Ln
Fashion Ln
Crews will then move to Broadway and remove snow from Greenkill Avenue to Foxhall Avenue in the Evening and Overnight hours on Monday, 3/20. This work will be done at night to reduce impacts on local traffic. Signs have been posted but will not go into effect until late Monday evening.
Work not finished in any of these areas will proceed into Tuesday. An update will be sent out later on Monday to update the current status of snow removal efforts and to announce plans for Tuesday. Please continue to check 
A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros

Presented by City of Kingston's Arts Commission

A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros
An afternoon of presentations, performances and Deep Listening
With friends and special guests

Sunday, March 19 from 3-5pm
Reception 5-6pm, hosted by Kingston Midtown Arts District
Kingston City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

Space is limited, please RSVP.

Performers and presenters include:

Dan & Detta Andreana
David Arner
Jonas Braasch
Bill Brovold
Catskill Mountain Gamelan
David Felton
David Garland
Susie Ibarra
Lisa B Kelley
Henry Lowenberg
Norman & Theo Lowrey
Al Margolis
Linda Marston-Reid
Ward Mintz
Linda Montano
Mayor Steve Noble
Kristin Norderval
Sue Pilla
David Rothenberg
Jennifer Schwartz Berky
Richard Teitelbaum
Peter Wetzler
Lorah Yaccarino

For those who cannot attend, the Kingston Midtown Arts District will be live-streaming  the event here

Kingston Water Department Releases Annual  Drinking  Water Quality Report

The Kingston Water Department has released the 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report provides an overview of last year's water quality. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards. Read the full report here.
Summer Parks Program Registration Now Open

Broadway Streetscape Project Preliminary Design
Comments Accepted Through March 24th

On Thursday, February 23rd, the City of Kingston hosted two informational sessions regarding the Broadway Streetscape Project. Participants had the opportunity to review the preliminary design, ask questions and provide feedback. 

Information about this project can be found here.
A powerpoint about the project can be found here.

Comments on the preliminary design are being accepted through March 24, 2017. Comments can be submitted the following ways:

By e-mail at: 

By mail at:
City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, N.Y. 12401.   

Mayor Steve Noble provides overview of Broadway Streetscape Project

Mayor Steve Noble provides overview of Broadway Streetscape Project
Video provided by: Clark Richters/The Kingston News

Learn more about Kingston's transportation projects at: 
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.  

More employment opportunities and exam announcements can be found at:
Save the Date: Burning of Kingston October 13th-15th

The Burning of Kingston Returns this Fall
The Burning of Kingston reenactments and events will be held this fall from Friday October 13th through Sunday October 15th. In its 20th year, the reenactments commemorate the historical events of October 1777, when British troops set fire to the newly established first capital of the State of New York.  The weekend-long event is produced by a coordinated effort of volunteers, reenactor groups, local museums, city and county offices, and local businesses.

Events will take place all over the City of Kingston including the Great Town Debate by the Colonial Safety Committee at the Persen House; the British Landing at Kingston Point Park; the Invasion of the Stockade (Uptown) district; the Colonial Grand Ball at City Hall; and tactical displays with the "Battle of Upper Forsyth Park".  In addition to the reenactments, numerous events will be held around the city including candlelight tours of the Old Dutch Cemetery; presentations on historical events surrounding The Burning of Kingston; a new "Procession of Light" through the Stockade District; a 'Revolutionary Express' trolley ride, and special exhibits and displays at the Senate House, Hudson River Maritime Museum, and Persen House. 

According to volunteer event coordinator Raleigh Green, "we are looking to expand this year's event with several new activities, be more inclusive of different kinds of organizations, especially local schools and businesses, and even more 'dramatic' and fun."  Green also said "The Burning of Kingston is a unique combination of history, entertainment, culture, and community.  It beautifully showcases the city to tourists and locals alike, and demonstrates a city determined to survive and prosper, even in the face of tough odds."

This year's Burning of Kingston will commemorate the 240th anniversary of original events.  For more information, including the current schedule of activities, historical overview, maps, how to volunteer, and more visit
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, March 20th
Conservation Advisory Council
City Hall
Note: This is the rescheduled meeting from March 14th. 

Tuesday, March 21st
Zoning Board of Appeals
City Hall

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

Climate Smart Kingston
City Hall

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

Thursday, March 23rd
Comprehensive Plan Zoning Sub Group
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  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

The purpose of this newsletter is to share important information, project updates, pictures and news from the City of Kingston. For more detailed information, visit: