Due to COVID-19 and in order to provide safe conditions and continuity for our community, city staff and council members, all Kingston Common Council meetings (that include the monthly caucus, full council and committee meetings) will be held remotely pursuant to Executive Order 202.1 until further notice.
The City of Kingston will use the GoToMeeting platform which can be accessed by the public through telephone conferencing. The Council President will serve as Organizer for all meetings. The phone number and meeting access code will be made public on the City of Kingston website main page (via each meeting's agenda) and the City of Kingston Facebook page. Each meeting will have its own access code.
Please use the following guidelines to keep the meetings respectful and efficient. Note the Organizer reserves the right to lock and pause the meeting to remove disrespectful participants.
Mute/Unmute: The public will be asked to remain on mute for the entire length of the meeting. There will be no verbal public comment during virtual meetings. To learn the process to submit comments, see Comments or Contact below. If a member of the public unmutes themselves during a meeting, the Organizer has the right to mute this member.
Recording: All virtual meetings will be recorded. At the beginning of each meeting, the Organizer will start the recording and all attendees will hear the automated announcement. A similar announcement will be made at the end of the meeting when the recording is stopped. The video recordings and a written transcription will be made public at a later date. Please visit the City of Kingston website’s main page following the meeting for more information.
Council Committee Meetings: If you would like to submit comments for a council committee meeting, please contact the council committee chair for instructions.
Finance & Audit
Alderman Doug Koop
Laws & Rules
Alderman Jeffrey Ventura-Morell
Alderman Steve Schabot
Public Safety & General Government
Alderman Tony Davis
Comments: In lieu of public speaking during the monthly council meetings, the council will accept written comments only. To submit comments via email, please write to the City of Kingston Clerk Elisa Tinti at [email protected] or you can drop off written comments to Kingston City Hall in the drop box located outside the side door entrance with “Common Council Comments” on the envelope. The deadline for written comments is 10am on the day of the council meeting. Comments will be distributed to the full council by 3pm prior to the evening of the meeting. During the meeting, the Council President will announce the names of all who submitted comments and where they can be located for public viewing on the City of Kingston’s website. The public is encouraged to continue to reach out to their individual councilmembers with any concerns or questions.
Contact: If a member of the public wishes to contact a council member or the full council, they can do so through an email or phone call prior to or after each meeting. If there is a problem with the audio connection, please send a text message to the council president during the meeting at the following number: (845) 594-6120. Phone calls will not be answered during council meetings.