FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2019
MAYOR NOBLE ASSIGNS MEMBERS TO NEW ZONING TASK FORCE
Nine Kingston Residents Appointed to Task Force
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce his appointees for the newly-created Zoning Task Force. The task force will explore overhauling existing zoning regulations in the City of Kingston, and will consist of nine volunteers from the City of Kingston each with a unique set of skills and a variety of backgrounds.
The Mayor has appointed the following to the Zoning Task Force:
The first order of business will be to develop a scope of work using the recommendations from the previous Comprehensive Plan Zoning Sub-Committee, and with support from Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, who has developed a tool kit to prioritize the City’s needs. The Task Force’s early work will lead to the development of a request for proposals (RFP), which will be used to solicit planning firms and proposed costs so that it can be presented to the Common Council for funding. The task force will then work alongside the consultant to ensure that zoning recommendations are consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, will spur responsible economic development, and maintain the community’s quality of life.
“Zoning issues have long been a challenge. Putting a system in place that best serves our community will only become more crucial as our City continues to grow,” said Mayor Noble. “I’m looking forward to working with the task force members, who will bring diverse experience and expertise to a complicated issue. I am confident that we can create a plan that maintains the spirit of our city and supports local business as well.”
The first meeting will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM at City Hall in Conference Room #1. Subsequent meetings and hearings will be available at www.kingston-ny.gov