The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Agendas, Minutes, Packets, Meeting Dates & Recordings

    This is the central depository of Kingston's agendas, minutes, legal notices and meeting dates from a number of boards, commissions, and committees within the city. In addition, various boards (not all) post their meeting packets.  Use the drop-down menu box below to choose the group you are interested in, then make the appropriate selections to find the agenda, minutes or packet you need. 

    Events for 4/2/2024
    Start Time7:30 PM
    End Time10:00 PM
    Common Council
    City Hall
    Extra Details

    This meeting will take place in person at City Hall. It will also livestream on the City of Kingston YouTube channel:


    Please click the link below to join the meeting:

    Passcode: CXT0C7gU


    Or dial: +1 646 931 3860

    Webinar ID: 810 3011 6657

    Passcode: 47985119


                                                  CITY OF KINGSTON COMMON COUNCIL

                                                               REGULAR MEETING (HYBRID)

                                                                      April 2, 2024



           A.        Call to order by the President of the Common Council


           B.        Pledge of Allegiance


           C.        Moment of Silence


           D.        Roll Call


           E.        Motion to dispense with the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve same as prepared, 

                       and filed by the City Clerk


           F.        Motion to dispense with the reading of the General Bills



           G.        Community Award


           H.        Public Speaking – 30 minutes  


           I.        Claims:

       24-9     Auto Damage

      24-10   Auto Damage

      24-11   Personal Injury

      24-12   Auto Damage 

             J.       Communications:

      Finance/Audit Committee

    1. Budget Transfer Request from Civil Services - J. DeCicco
    2. Budget Transfer Request from Health & Wellness - E. Flynn
    3. Grants Budget Transfer for NYS ESD Restore NY Communities Grant, Round 7 - N. Kikel
    4. NYS ESD Restore NY Communities Grant, Round 8 - Kingston Standard, LLC - N. Kikel
    5. USDA Forest Service Community & Urban Forestry Grant Agreement - N. Kikel
    6. 2024 DHS/FEMA 2023 SAFER Grant Application - N. Kikel
    7. Potential Sale of 168 Fairview - B. Starodaj
    8. Update on KFD EMS Services - Mayor Noble
    9. Pike Plan - Mayor Noble & President Shaut
    10. Budget Transfer Request for the Clerk's Office - E. Tinti

      Laws & Rules Committee

    1. Community Preservation Plan Update - J. Noble
    2. Food Trucks - Alderwoman Edwards

                 Community Development & Housing

    1. Kingston Land Bank Annual Report - M. Gilliard
    2. Citizen Participation Plan for CDBG 5-year Consolidated Plan - A. Bruck
    3. Rent Guidelines Board Applications - B. Starodaj
    4.  Zoning Working Group Guidelines - President Shaut
    5.  Memorializing Resolution for Good Cause eviction law - Alderwoman Hirsch

      Public Safety/General Government Committee

    1. Stop Sign Request at Montropose & W. Pierpont - Alderwoman Hirsch
    2.  No Parking at 89 Franklin St. - Alderwoman Edwards
    3.  Removal of Handicap Parking at 18 Belvedere St. - Alderwoman Edwards


           K.     Motion to Dispense with the second reading of the General Bills and pay same.

      General Bills

           L.        Report of Committees:


    Legislation List

      Proposed Resolutions

    Local Law 3 of 2024

      Local Law 4 of 2024


          M.       Adjournment

    Respectfully Submitted

    Elisa Tinti, City Clerk

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