FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2023
City of Kingston Releases 2022 Annual Report
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release the City of Kingston’s 2022 Annual Report.
The 2022 Annual Report is a comprehensive report for each City Department’s accomplishments, along with goals for the next year. Some of the many accomplishments highlighted in the 2022 Annual Report include:
• Completion of the 2022 Assessment Roll, without non-reappraisal reassessment
• Over 2,200 Building Safety permits issued
• Over 200 Kingston ID cards issued by the City Clerk’s Office
• Civil Service Office held 14 State Examinations
• Community Development reallocated unspent CDBG funds to eligible programs and initiatives
• Comptroller’s Office assisted in the successful development and adoption of the 2023 City budget which included a $50,000 tax decrease from the prior year
• Corporation Counsel secured favorable court rulings in 10 lawsuits, and obtained $1.4 million settlement in Washington Avenue Tunnel litigation
• Engineering Department completed Broadway Streetscape, Broadway/Grand St Intersection re-alignment, Franklin Street Complete Street Project, Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure Project, roof replacements on Volunteer Fireman’s Museum and 20 Broadway, Elmendorf St. Bridge replacement, City Hall Tower and Interior rehabilitation, and Wilbur Avenue paving
• Kingston Fire Department responded to 5,182 calls for services
• Grants Office oversaw a portfolio of approximately 52 grant projects, funded by $56 million in awards
• Health & Wellness began managing the Mobile Mental Health grant and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
• Housing Department completed a rental vacancy study that allowed the City of Kingston to declare a housing emergency and opt into the Emergency Tenant Protection Act, thus allowing for rent stabilization in Kingston. Housing office completed three drafts of rezoning plan, and launched a free landlord-tenant housing mediation program with the Dispute Resolution Center
• Parks Department built the Van Buren Shade Structure, Kingston Point Park Playground, and began interior renovation of the Andretta Pool facility
• Sustainability launched the Kingston Community Energy CCA Project, installed a new solar rooftop at the AMNC and was awarded $1.8 million to reduce the usage of fossil fuels.
• Kingston Police Department responded to over 18,658 requests for service, and made over 890 arrests
• DPW responded to eight snow events and storms
• Wastewater Treatment Plant broke ground on $10M outfall project
“During my recent State of the City address, I talked about many of the City of Kingston’s accomplishments from 2022, and our goals for 2023, but in a 20-minute speech, I can’t possibly mention all the great work that we managed last year,” said Mayor Noble. “I’m pleased to release this annual report, which highlights the work each department does on a daily basis, and, as always, I thank the men and women who work for the City of Kingston. Keep up the great work!”
The 2022 Annual Report can be found here.