July 3, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,
It is with great excitement that we share the news of the City's most recent grant award- a two-year grant through the NoVo Foundation, totaling $120,000, that will support and build capacity in our new Live Well Kingston Commission. As one of the founding members of the original Healthy Kingston for Kids Project, I couldn't be prouder to expand our efforts to improve health and wellness in the City of Kingston. T he recently appointed commissioners each come from a unique background and have expertise that I am confident will strengthen our public health efforts and help my administration d evelop the policy necessary to reduce barriers to health. 

I hope to see you all tomorrow at our annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. We should have perfect weather for the evening, so please join us for this fun event. If you choose to celebrate at home, please stay safe and be mindful of your neighbors. 

Service Information
In observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th:
  • City Hall will be closed.
  • Trash pick up will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
  • Citibus services, with the exception of event shuttles, will be suspended for the day.
In addition, summer hours are in effect from now through August 31st. During this time, the Department of Public Works will be providing service from 6:00am-2:00pm and City Hall will be open from 9:00am-4:00pm. 

Shuttle Information:
Free shuttle services to the Waterfront will be available beginning at 5:30pm. Pick up locations include the Kingston Plaza over by the baseball fields and Cornell Street Parking Lot. There will also be ADA accessible shuttles available for pick up at Kingston Point Beach. Shuttles can also be flagged down. Shuttle services will continue  until 11:00pm.  

Parking and traffic restrictions in the Downtown area will be in effect.

City of Kingston awarded $120,000 grant from NoVo Foundation to support the Live Well Kingston Commission

Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the selection of the City of Kingston by the NoVo Foundation for a $60,000 per year, two-year grant award.

"I made a commitment during my State of the City address this year to establish the Live Well Kingston Commission in order to strengthen and further our community's collective wellness efforts, with the hope of ultimately enabling Kingston to become one of the healthiest cities in the state," said Mayor Noble.  "This funding support is an incredible opportunity for us to develop and coordinate an effective commission that brings together residents, businesses, community organizations and public health experts to address barriers to health and wellness in our neighborhoods."

The support of the NoVo Foundation will allow the City to hire a part-time Coordinator for the Commission and expand the efforts of the Commission's "focus teams." These focus teams, which include Travel Well, Eat Well, Age Well, and Play Well, work directly in the community to engage local stakeholders to build a healthier, more resilient community.

In addition to the grant award, Mayor Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of all eleven Live Well Kingston Commission members. These volunteer Commissioners include: Amanda Stromoski; Anna Brett; Brooke Pickering-Cole; Dylan Johanson; Gerry Harrington; Kathleen Rogan; Margaret Gagnon; Melinda Herzog; Stacey Kraft; Stephanie Hope; and Dr. Walter Woodley

The Live Well Kingston Coordinator is expected to be hired later this summer.

Mayor Noble meets with the new Live Well Kingston Commission members to discuss his vision for building one of the healthiest cities in New York State.
City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department announces 2017 Children's Day Parade

Location:        Start at Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston NY 12401
When:             Friday, July 7th
                        Line up at 4:30pm, parade steps off at 6:00pm
Hundreds of young people and their floats will make their way up Broadway on Friday, July 7th during the city's 49th Annual Children's Day Parade.

The parade, featuring children from youth organizations and city summer camp programs, will step off at 6 p.m. at the corner of Pine Grove Avenue and Broadway (next to the YMCA), proceed to the top of Broadway, turn left onto Albany Avenue, right onto Clinton Avenue and right onto Westbrook Lane before ending behind the Herzog's store at Kingston Plaza.

Lineup for the parade starts at 4:30 p.m.

The theme of this year's Children's Day Parade is "Everything Disney." 

Following the parade, participants will be served free hot dogs and drinks from members of the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association, Local 461.

For more information, please contact Courtney Carroll, Recreation Leader at the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, at (845) 481-7337.

Traffic restrictions will be in effect along the parade route. 
Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee hosts public informational presentation

Community members from across the City joined Mayor Steve Noble and the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee for an informational session presented by Shuster Associates and Nelson, Pope and Voorhis LLC. 

This was the first in a series of public forums planned this summer to inform the community of proposed zoning amendments and to solicit public feedback. The next forum will be announced soon. 
"Movies Under the Stars" summer movie series returns to Kingston

Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the return of the City's popular "Movies Under the Stars" program. Established in 2011 by a group of community volunteers, "Movies Under the Stars" connects local residents and visitors to Kingston's parks and public spaces through a series of free outdoor movie events.

"This is one of my favorite traditions in the City of Kingston," said Mayor Noble. "It's a great way to spend time with family and reconnect with neighbors. I encourage everyone to join in the fun and enjoy a free movie night in the park."

The free "Movies Under the Stars" program is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors. To become a sponsor, please call Carly Winnie, City Clerk and Chair of the Planning Committee, at 334-3914 or e-mail her at 

Films are shown at 8:30pm on each of the scheduled movie dates. In the event of rain, notifications about postponements or cancellations will be sent to all media and radio stations and posted at www.kingston-ny.gov and on the City's Facebook page.

Movies Under the Stars 2017 Schedule

Friday, July 21st-  Beauty and the Beast (2016, Live Action) at Academy Green 

Friday, July 28th- La La Land at the corner of North Front and Wall Streets

Friday, August 4th- WALL-E at Forsyth Park

Friday, August 11th-  Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal - A film by Stephen Blauweiss & Lynn Woods at  T.R. Gallo Park
Central Hudson News

Central Hudson is holding a meeting at City Hall (420 Broadway) to discuss upcoming natural gas pipeline replacement projects in two neighborhoods in the City of Kingston. The meeting is scheduled to take place on July 12th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents in the affected areas should have received correspondence directly from Central Hudson. 

Stay up to date by visiting Central Hudson's website. Weekly project updates are posted here.

Parking Updates

Have you noticed the bright pink stickers on each of our parking meters? The City of Kingston is pleased to introduce the new Whoosh! mobile parking payment app.

This app is available in the App Store and Google Play. Some of the benefits of Whoosh! include:
  • Easy way to pay for parking
  • Text reminders when time is running out
  • Extend time remotely (and avoid parking fines)
  • Electronic history of parking payments
  • Your time moves with you (if you pay to park for two hours and decide to move to another area of the city where parking meters are located, your time comes with you.)
This is an optional payment method. All parking meters still accept nickels, dimes and quarters. 

2017 On-Street Parking Rates

The new on-street parking rates are now in effect. Rates are as follows:

1 quarter......................15 minutes
2 quarters....................30 minutes
3 quarters....................45 minutes
4 quarters...........................1 hour
A peaceful day at Kingston Point

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, July 3rd 
No meetings scheduled at this time.

Tuesday, July 4th- Holiday
*City Hall Closed
*Trash pick up delayed one day for the remainder of the week

Wednesday, July 5th 
Special Laws and Rules Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

The purpose of this meeting is to address the zoning amendment request for 300 Flatbush Avenue. 

Thursday, July 6th

Friday, July 7th
No meetings scheduled at this time.

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
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Mayor Steven T. Noble

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