December 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Steve Noble announces amnesty period for late penalties on parking citations
Participants encouraged to bring food for local pantries
KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the availability of a parking citation amnesty period in the City of Kingston. Individuals with parking tickets issued earlier than December 1st and who owe a late penalty will have that late penalty waived if the citation is paid in person at City Hall during the amnesty period, scheduled for Friday, December 15th through Friday, December 29th.
“This is an excellent opportunity to resolve outstanding parking tickets and start off 2018 with a clean slate,” said Mayor Noble. “In addition, this is a chance for neighbors to help neighbors. We are accepting non-perishable food donations during the same time period. Please consider bringing in food so that we can work with our local food pantries and help our community members in need this winter.”
Modeled after other communities’ “Food for Fines” programs, individuals participating in the amnesty period are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries this winter. This food contribution is not required to participate in the amnesty period. In addition, individuals who are not participating in the amnesty period but who wish to donate food items are welcome and encouraged to do so.
In order to participate in this program, tickets must be paid on-site at City Hall, 420 Broadway, main floor, in the City Comptroller’s office. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. It will be closed on December 22nd and December 25th in observance of the holiday. Food donations should be brought to the same location.
Recommended items include: canned tuna or chicken; canned fruit (in water or juice); beans; soups; peanut butter; jelly; olive or canola oil; canned vegetables; bottles of 100% juice; cereal; oatmeal; rice; pasta; pasta sauce (can); crackers; granola bars; pancake mix; nuts; dried fruit; spices; etc.
Please ensure all donations are of good quality, unopened, and within their sell by date.