December 13, 2019 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:

Dear Friends,

As we head into this holiday season, I am thinking about all we have to be grateful for. We have a wonderful community that I am proud to be a part of. 

This week we have news on ways to get more involved in the community - from pitching in during Snow Emergencies, to a New Year's Eve event for kids, the upcoming Swearing-in ceremony and State of the City address, to making a commitment to serve on a board or commission. 

Talking Snow Emergencies on Mondays with the Mayor 

This week on Mondays with the Mayor on Radio Kingston, Mayor Noble spoke with the Department of Public Works' Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and the City's Parking Enforcement Supervisor to help inform the community about Snow Emergency policies and procedures. 

For those who have questions about why the City enforces alternate-side parking, why we issue warning tickets, when we tow vehicles, and many more questions about Snow Emergencies, click below and take a listen to the conversation. 

Kingston Kids Countdown New Years Eve Party

The City of Kingston is pleased to announce a new family-oriented New Year's Eve celebration to be held on Tuesday, December 31 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center . 

In addition to a special Kids Countdown as the clock strikes noon, the family-friendly event will include a dance party and music provided by My Kingston Kids and games and activities offered by the YMCA of Kingston, City of Kingston Parks and Recreation, and the City's Office of Health and Wellness. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch sponsored by Family of Woodstock, Inc. and prepared in the newly renovated kitchen at the City's Everette Hodge Community Center.

Attendees of all ages are welcome at this event. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

Save the Date: Swearing-In and State of the City Address

Mayor Steve Noble and the members of the Common Council invite you to the 2020 Swearing-In Ceremony and State of the City Address on January 1. 

Relaxed Parking Enforcement for Holidays

From Wednesday, December 18 through Wednesday, January 1, the City of Kingston will have relaxed ticketing enforcement on expired meters. During this time, City parking staff will focus efforts on meter repair and routine maintenance.

"In the spirit of the season, we will once again be giving drivers a little extra time on parking meters across the City," said Mayor Noble. "Over the holidays, we hope that residents and visitors alike will enjoy all the stores and restaurants Kingston has to offer, without worrying about rushing to feed the meter. This is the time of year to enjoy your time with family and friends."

Please note, parking staff will still be giving safety violations for issues such as blocking fire hydrants, parking in handicap spots, double parking, and expired inspections. Vehicle owners must observe all traffic and parking rules and only park in legal spots. Regular enforcement of parking meter expiration will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Call for Boards & Commissions 

We are currently looking for engaged residents to serve on a few important commissions including:

Human Rights Commission
Heritage Area Commission 

We encourage all individuals who are interested in serving on a Board, Commission and/or Committee, to please complete an application  online

This information will be used in determining which individuals are best suited to serve on each Board, Commission and Committee, based on their qualifications, backgrounds, skills and interests. The purpose of this application process is to enable the City to recruit individuals who have a strong desire and ability to serve and to ensure that each Board, Commission and Committee reflects the rich diversity of our community. We are striving to build an inclusive process that seeks to attract applicants who embody the values and principles of our community and who are committed to serving in this important role with integrity, respect, compassion, and professionalism.  The online application can be  found here .
Kingston Happenings
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Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble
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