Jan 12th 2017 - Update and thank you to the Mayor and Common Council
January 12, 2016
Dear Mayor Noble,
We are writing to thank you for listening to us and hearing our concerns about the parking situation in Kingston--and those of the more than 850 signers of our petition--even though our views differ from yours.
We very much appreciate the modification to the parking pass resolution that will now allow those residents, employees and business owners among us who need to park overnight in the municipal lots to obtain parking passes for just $10 for the year.
Although the bond measure to purchase the Kiosks did not pass at Tuesday night’s meeting, we understand that this will go back to the Council, and be presented again at a later date. As such, we appreciate your plan to put together a Work Group of residents, business owners, employees, property owners and other stakeholders to discuss plans for the future of parking in Kingston.
Several of us are interested in being included in that group. We believe that by working together to consider and understand the needs of all stakeholders, we'll be able to build a plan that works for everyone.
We know that as far as the parking resolutions were concerned, things didn’t go as you had planned Tuesday night. We would love to work with you to develop a plan we can support.
We look forward to talking with you, and working with you, going forward.
Sari Botton, Uptown Kingston Resident, Business Owner Kingston Writers’ Studio Located on Fair Street in Uptown Kingston
Brian Macaluso, Uptown Kingston Resident, Business Owner Tech Smiths Located on North Front Street in Uptown Kingston
Jen Donovan, Kingston Resident, Business Owner LeShag Located on Fair Street in Uptown Kingston
Maria Philippis, Uptown Kingston Resident, Employer and Property Owner Boitson’s and Kovo Rotisserie Located on North Front Street in Uptown Kingston
Theresa Widmann, Uptown Kingston Property Owner and Business Owner Anahata Studio
Located on North Front Street in Uptown Kingston
Tarah Gay, Employer and Business Owner Outdated Cafe Located on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston
Dan Stone, Uptown Kingston Resident, Employer, and Property Owner, Evolving Media Network Located on Wall Street
Steve Lieber, Uptown Kingston Resident
Cassandra Currie, Uptown Kingston Resident
Kevin Paulsen, Uptown Kingston Resident
Joe Concra, Uptown Kingston Resident, Building Owner, Artist, Executive Director of O+ Positive
Denise Orzo, Uptown Kingston Resident, Artist, Co-founder of O+ Positive
Eric Francis Coppolino, Longtime business owner and resident of uptown Kingston, Internationally published horoscope writer