August 2, 2019 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:

Dear Friends,

This summer in Kingston has been a lot of fun so far, with so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather with your neighbors. We have another Movies Under the Stars tonight, which will be the perfect way to start the weekend. Tomorrow, there's the Bon-Odori Dance Festival at Kingston Point Beach, MAD's Celebration of the Arts, and the March of Champions Drum & Bugle Competition at Dietz Stadium. Next week, we have more to look forward to, including the Music in the Parks on Thursday night at Academy Green. 

We are so thrilled to be officially opening the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 on September 6 for residents and visitors to enjoy. The grand opening details are below. This project will bring so much to the community. Not only will it provide a safe and accessible walking and biking route from the waterfront to Midtown, the trail will improve the overall quality of life in our City by helping to promote healthier families and a stronger fellowship with our neighbors. 
Hope to see you at one of these community events! 

Movies Under the Stars Tonight! 
Movies Under the Stars is happening tonight at Forsyth Park! The weather looks to be beautiful again. S ee you there at 8:30pm.

Upcoming 2019 Movies Under the Stars:

Friday, August 2
Remember the Titans
Forsyth Park
Friday, August 16
Kingston Point Beach
Friday, August 30
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Loughran Park

Mary Poppins Returns in Academy Green
New Paving This Week 
DPW's crews were out paving Brewster, Augusta, Jervis, Trenton and Peter Streets this week . The freshly paved streets look great!  

  Fresh paving at Brewster Street
Preliminary Reports for Proposed Kingstonian Released
The City of Kingston Planning Office has released environmental impact assessment reports on the proposed Kingstonian Project. The multi-use project, which would include apartments, a boutique hotel, storefronts, a pedestrian plaza, crosswalk to Kingston Plaza, and a parking garage, would be located at the corners of North Front Street and Fair Street. The developers of the Kingstonian project have released the results to their required State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) site testing and analyses, including the following documents:
All of the reports can be found at the City of Kingston's website at: To see all relevant documents, from the Planning Board page's drop-down menu, select: Kingstonian -->  SEQR Review -->  Documents and Studies.
There will be a public hearing by the Planning Board to hear comments on the SEQR determination on Monday, August 19 at 6:00pm in Council Chambers. The Common Council will be meeting on Monday, August 12 at 6:30pm for the re-zoning permit. 
For further information or questions, please contact the City Planning Office at (845) 334-3955 or email

Graphic from the Visual Impact Analysis
Save the Date: KPRT Phase #1 Grand Opening
Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 will open on September 6, 2019 with a ribbon cutting and trail tour. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event, where Mayor Noble will officially open the trail and lead a brief tour.
The   Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 is a paved public path that stretches from E. Chester Street at Jansen Ave to Garraghan Drive and 9-W at Rondout Gardens. The 1.11 mile trail is currently under construction and not yet open to the public. Remaining projects, including installing a raised sidewalk across Delaware Ave, paving additional sections, finishing trailhead construction, and planting flower and shrubs, are expected to be completed by the first week in September.
Grand Opening of the KPRT Phase #1
Friday, September 6, 2019
Meet at the Jansen Ave entrance at E. Chester Street
The project was funded by grants from NYSERDA's Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, OPRHP's Heritage Area Systems Program and their Recreational Trails Program. The Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 is a part of the greater Kingston Greenline, a system of trails, linear parks, and complete streets that -- when fully developed-- will connect residents and visitors to Kingston's natural, historic, cultural and commercial assets.
About the Greenline:  The  Kingston Greenline  is part of a growing movement of investing in trails and non-motorized transportation routes that make small cities more walkable and bikeable to improve accessibility, health, and overall quality of life in our neighborhoods. The Kingston Greenline is a partnership initiative of the  Kingston Land Trust , the City of Kingston, and Ulster County.  The Kingston Greenline will connect to a network of rail trails and become a hub for non-motorized transportation and tourism from four different directions in the county, including the  Empire State Trail .  

MAD's Celebration of the Arts on Saturday
Artists are a huge part of Kingston and on Saturday, I'll have a chance to help celebrate our local artist community. I'll be helping to kick off the Midtown Arts District's 5th Annual Celebration of the Arts Expo. The free, family-friendly Expo will feature demonstrations, workshops and performances by local artists. Food trucks and local vendors will be onsite. It will be a fun time for all! 
Celebration of the Arts Expo 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
10:00am to 3:00pm
The Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster
94 Mary's Avenue, Kingston NY 12401

Lead Service Line Replacement Program 
City of Kingston homeowners m ay be eligible to participate in t he Lead Service Line Replacement Program.  If you own or live in a City of Kingston home built before 1940, and your water service line resembles this artist's rendering, you may be eligible to have your water service line replaced at no cost. 

The City of Kingston is currently gathering contact information to request a visual inspection of the home's service line. This is not a guarantee that your service line will be replaced. Submit your contact information here

The bulge (or bulb) in the pipe between the foundation and the water meter may be an indication of a lead service line.

The deadline to submit a Contact Request Form is Friday, August 16, 3:00pm.
Contact Request Forms may be obtained at the Office of Economic and Community Development, City Hall, 420 Broadway on the ground floor, or by contacting 845-334-3920 or

Safety Coordinator Position - Opportunity Extended
The City is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of  Safety Coordinator  with the Department of Public Works and has extended the deadline to apply for the position. The Safety Coordinator is responsible for the performance of a variety of functions related to the administration of a Municipal Safety Program. This position performs a variety of routine and complex technical and professional work analyzing and compiling data. 

Interested applicants can find out more at Applications must be received by the Civil Service Office at City Hall by Friday, August 16, 2019 no later than 4:00pm.  
Volunteer for a Board or Commission 
A great way to get involved in the community is to volunteer on a Board or Commission. The City has 25 different Boards and Commissions - from the Arts Commission to the Zoning Board of Appeals - all populated by engaged citizens who want to make a difference in their community. There are currently openings on the Complete Streets Advisory Council, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Heritage Area Commission as well as a representative of Kingston for the Ulster County Planning Board.  Interested parties should put in an application 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

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