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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080
    Email:
    [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 9/12/2023
    Start Time7:30 PM
    End Time9:00 PM
    Title
    Common Council
    Location
    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: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofKingston

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

     

    Please click the link below to join the meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232169247?pwd=NGRsUmJZaXcrN3JpU1VmUC93ZElyQT09

    Passcode: jWnTW53H

     

    Or dial: +1 646 931 3860 US

    Webinar ID: 882 3216 9247

    Passcode: 72461319

     

                                                      (HYBRID)

    September 12, 2023

           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- Sharline Bevier

     

    H.  Public Speaking—30 Minutes

      List of Speakers:

    • Penny Hazer
    • Val Dwyer
    • Tom Petersen Jr.
    • Rian Baker
    • Matt Vanvalkenburgh
    • Tom Petersen Sr.
    • Nate Hamilton
    • Dave LaSpada
    • Denise Howard
    • Mike Hamel
    • Rick Whitney
    • Bill Cranston

    Written Comment

      Written Comment

           I.         Claims: 

      #23-19 Personal Injury

      #23-20 Auto damage

      #23-21 Auto damage

     

     

      J.       Communications:

      Finance Committee Communications
    1. Budget Transfer for Arts & Culture Dep't - K. Potter
    2. Budget Transfer for Health & Wellness - E. Flynn
    3. Budget Transfer for Parks & Rec - L. Timbrouck
    4. Budget Transfer for DPW - E. Norman
    5. Healthcare & Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program - R. Devitt-Frank
    6. Weaving the Waterfront Transportation Project - R. Devitt-Frank
    7. Sales Tax Sharing Agreement - Mayor Noble
    8. Wastewater Treatment Plant Bond - J. Schultheis
    9. Budget Transfer for Clerk's Office - E. Tinti
    10. Budget Transfer for Mayor's Office - J. Tuey
    11. CSEA MOA- Mayor Noble
    12. Management Raise- Mayor Noble
    13. Potential Settlement Baun v. Cok- D. Baker

     

    Laws & Rules Committee Communications

    1. Jervis Street - D. Baker
    2. Coalition against Bigger Trucks - Alderwoman Pasti

    Public Safety/General Government Committee: 

    1. ADA Sign Removal - Alderwoman Worthington
    2. ADA Sign Removal - President Shaut
    3. ADA Sign Request - President Shaut
    4. Albany-Clinton-Pearl St. - M. Berg
    5. No Parking on Westrum St. - Alderman Dennison
    6. ADA Sign Request - Alderman Frankel
    7. ADA Sign Removal - Alderman Frankel

      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

     

          M.       Adjournment

    Respectfully Submitted

         Elisa Tinti, City Clerk


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