January 6, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

As I prepare to deliver my State of the City address this Tuesday at 7:00pm, I am excited to share with you a summary of our key accomplishments in 2016. We have worked diligently to develop  professional, fair and consistent policies and procedures within city government. These efforts, coupled with our success in crafting a sound budget that lowers taxes, will enable my administration  to continue to provide the high quality services our community needs in 2017. 

Thank you for your support in my first year in office. While we have a lot of work still ahead, I am very proud of what we have already accomplished together to move Kingston forward. 

Happy New Year!

Community Development Block Grant process begins

The City of Kingston must prepare its Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), which details the use of its estimated $600,000 annual grant under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Entitlement Grant. Public comments regarding specific projects or program priorities you would like to see included in the Consolidated Plan or Annual Action Plan are accepted at the City's Office of Economic & Community Development at any time.  The citizens of Kingston are also invited to participate in informational and public comment sessions on the 2017 Annual Action Plan.

Click  here for a schedule of CDBG meetings.
Click  here for information on the CDBG process and a copy of the 2017 application.
Click  here for contact information.
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. 

Micro-Documentary featuring O+ Festival Mural

O+ Festival Murals 2016: JESS X SNOW -
O+ Festival Murals 2016: JESS X SNOW "O Wind, Take Me to My Country" (Micro-Documentary)

Jess X. Snow painted the "O Wind, Take Me to My Country" mural in Kingston, NY as part of the 2016 O+ Festival:  http://www.opositivefestival.org

Artist's Web site:  http://www.jessxchen.com/

Film by Chris Rahm:  http://chrisrahm.com/

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, December 9th
Planning Board
City Hall, Common Council Chambers

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

Common Council Caucus
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Tuesday, December 10th
Mayor's State of the City Address
City Hall, Common Council Chambers

Common Council Meeting
City Hall, Common Council Chambers

Wednesday, December 11th
Electrical Examiners Board
Central Fire Station

Water Board
Water Department Offices

Human Rights Commission
City Hall

Thursday, December 12th
Fire Board
City Hall, Mayor's Conference Room

Arts Commission
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 
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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