March 27, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

It is with great excitement that I invite each of you to join me on Saturday, April 29th, 11:00am-3:00pm at "Broadway Commons" for our first annual Community Celebration Day here in Kingston. My office has been working with our community partners, including the Bruderhof, the Bardavon/Ulster Performing Arts Center, the Kingston City School District, local churches and community groups to plan what is sure to be a joyous, family-friendly event, right in the heart of our City. In addition to enjoying a fun-filled day, which will include a children's march down Henry St., beginning at George Washington Elementary School, a petting zoo, circus entertainers, local performers, and free food, the event will also give our community members an opportunity to meet members of our Kingston Police Department and Kingston Fire Department. While staff of these two public safety agencies spend a great deal of time in the community, this is a special opportunity to get to know them outside of an emergency setting. In addition, this will also be an opportunity to revisit "Broadway Commons" at 615 Broadway and envision how this space will evolve in the coming years. Transforming this vacant lot into a vibrant, multi-use community square will be a labor of love and will require each of us to be committed to a shared vision.

I hope you will save the date and help us build the unity in this Community Celebration Day!


For more information, including event sponsorship details, visit or contact Megan Weiss-Rowe at 845-334-3964 or at 
Community Development Block Grant Update
The Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board and Mayor Noble have each provided their recommendations for the 2017-2018 grant allocations. The recommendations will now be reviewed by the Community Development Committee of the Common Council on Tuesday, March 28th. The full Common Council is expected to vote on Tuesday, April 4th. To read Mayor Noble's letter to the Community Development Committee, click here. To see his funding recommendations, click here. Finally, to learn more about the Community Development Block Grant, click here.
PlacesforBikes Community Survey

The City of Kingston is participating in the PlacesForBikes program, which is spearheaded by People for Bikes (PFB), a national bike advocacy organization working to make bicycling better in the U.S.  In fall 2017, PFB will publish the first PlacesForBikes city ratings: a data-driven system identifying the best U.S. cities for bicycling and rewarding those that are improving the fastest. The data is based on a city snapshot that the City completes, available Census data on safety and bike riding, and a community survey.  Take the PlacesforBikes community survey, share what you think about bicycling in Kingston, and help us collect data for our community!  Give us a roadmap for becoming a better place to ride.    
Summer Parks Program Registration Now Open
Need a job? Check out the Young Adult Job Fair!
This Thursday!

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:
Kingston Local Development Corporation Approves Sale of Vacant Building at Kingston Business Park for $750,000

(Kingston, N.Y .) The Kingston Local Development Corporation (KLDC) has approved the sale of the former Armor Dynamics building, located at 44 Corporate Drive in the Kingston Business Park, to the  Bruderhof  for $750,000.

"We are very pleased to announce the upcoming sale of this building and the major investment the Bruderhof are again making in our community," said Mayor Steve Noble, who serves as the President of the KLDC. "In addition to establishing a business that will create good quality jobs in our community, this sale will return the property back on the tax rolls."

Built in 2008, the building includes 10,808 square feet of office and light manufacturing space and an additional 6.9 acres of land. The building has sat vacant since September 2013. Proceeds from the sale will go directly to the KLDC and will be used to reinvest into the Kingston Business Park.

"The  Bruderhof  looks forward to supporting the start-up of a cut and sew business within the next year to bring in 20-25 new local jobs over the next three years," said the Development Director John Rhodes. "Kingston has a rich history of textile and cut and sew industry such as Wonderly's. It is an exciting prospect to reinvigorate this aspect of the local economy and Kingston's history by bringing new local employment opportunities to the City of Kingston to support local families."

The sale is pending approval from the New York State Authorities Budget Office. Pursuant to Section 2897(6)(d) of the NYS Public Authority Law, the KLDC is required to provide an explanatory statement for the disposal of property by negotiation.

About the Kingston Local Development Corporation
The primary purpose of the KLDC is to stimulate investment within the City of Kingston that results in quality of life and economic sustainability for its residents. For more information, please visit or contact Amanda Bruck-Little at 334-3930 or

About the Kingston Business Park
The Kingston Business Park is a light industrial park, 107 acres in size and of those acres, approximately 65 acres can be used for the construction of buildings and parking areas. Each site at the Business Park can be customized to meet a tenant's needs. Municipal water, sewer, underground electric and natural gas are all in place today adjacent to the site lines. A tenant can site a custom built facility on a fully served parcel, buffered from the other parcels, in a campus-like setting. The Business Park offers excellent amenities including beautiful views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, March 27th
Civil Service Commission
City Hall

Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Tuesday, March 28th
Pike Plan Commission
311 Wall St.

Community Development Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Wednesday, March 29th
Public Safety/General Government Committee
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Thursday, March 30th
No meetings scheduled

Friday, March 31st
No meetings scheduled

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

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