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Planning committee - Courtesy public notice - May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016 - Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. The City of Kingston planning committee will meet to discuss the matters listed below beginning at 6:30 p.m. Public meeting 556 Princess St. – Nathan Patry & Mark McGrath – D35-004-2016 Application for Official Plan amendment and Zoning Bylaw amendment to renovate and expand...

Comment invited on third draft of Official Plan Update

May 2, 2016 - Comment on the third draft of the Official Plan Update – the plan that shapes our city – at an upcoming open house or public meeting. "The Official Plan Update affects every area of Kingston, so it's important we take every opportunity to get it right," says Paige Agnew, director of planning, building and licensing services. During the open house and public meeting,...

How would you spend the Community Benefit Program Fund?

May 2, 2016 - The City of Kingston wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund.  The fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt (MW) of power produced by their project to the City of Kingston over the next 20 years. ...

Tree giveaway aimed at taking on climate action

The City will be giving away 300 white pine seedlings at upcoming open houses to encourage residents to take climate action and increase our municipal tree canopy.

Coloured/dyed Styrofoam is now garbage

Starting May 9 only plain white Styrofoam can be recycled in Kingston. The City can no longer accept coloured/dyed Styrofoam in its blue box or in bundles at curbside.

Sport vs. Science at the Pump House Steam Museum

May 2, 2016 - Are you in shape to try The Perfect Match – Sport vs. Science at the Pump House Steam Museum?  Opening on Thursday, May 5, the new exhibition – on loan from the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum until Aug. 28 – makes exploring the relationship between sports and science and technology fun for the whole family. Come to the exhibit to: Measure your...

Traffic Report

April 29, 2016 - Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week. Is construction coming to a street near you? See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at www.CityofKingston.ca/construction . Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at ...

City seeks volunteers for North King's Town Secondary Plan community working group

April 29, 2016 - The City of Kingston is seeking six community volunteers to be part of a working group that will help guide development of a secondary plan for the North King's Town area – the Inner Harbour and Old Industrial areas just north of downtown. To be developed over the next two years, the plan will support the revitalization and redevelopment of this significant portion of...

Speak up! City holds roundtable sessions to create a community vision on consultation

April 28, 2016 - What would good consultation look like to you? The City of Kingston is asking Kingstonians to help shape the future of public engagement by identifying a vision and set of principles at three workshops in May.   "We're asking people for their ideas on ways to improve public participation in City decision-making," said Colleen Gareau, director of strategic...

City seeks input on draft Edible Forest Policy

April 28, 2016 - The City of Kingston is creating an Edible Forest Policy to guide the development and maintenance of fruit and nut trees on City land. "The proposed policy would offer us another way to encourage urban community gardening. Urban agriculture is sustainable and offers opportunities for healthier lifestyles, community development and increased food security," says Luke...
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