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County of Frontenac 2021 budget requisition to appear on City tax bills

The City of Kingston recently received notice from the County of Frontenac confirming its 2021 budget requisition for Fairmount Home and Frontenac Paramedic Services in the amount of $12,751,183. According to a release from the City, dated Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, the amount – requisitioned for the City’s share of

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Kingston residents encouraged to provide input on city budget

The City of Kingston would like to hear from residents about budget priorities, as part of its open budget engagement process. “Budgeting is all about setting priorities. When developing the budget, the City needs to balance competing priorities while continuing to provide quality municipal services and keeping taxes affordable. This

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Hall Monitor: Response Reservations

Kingston City Council held meeting 14-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, hosting its third meeting in its virtual format. While the agenda was light on staff reports, some key issues were discussed, including COVID-19 responses and an update from the KFL&A Public Health. Public Health Update The evening presented

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Hall Monitor: Transit Trees

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 2020-03 (agenda) and their last meeting of the 2019 calendar year. Council worked through a heavy agenda, approving a 1500-unit development for the former Davis Tannery, discussing transit options and exploring the idea of a downtown tourism, culinary

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Council gives preliminary approval to $400 million budget, 2.5 per cent tax increase

Kingston City Council has put its preliminary stamp of approval on a $400,267,000 million budget for 2020, approving a tax rate increase of 1.5 per cent for operating costs and a further 1 per cent for capital projects. In doing so, council also has confirmed capital budgets through the end

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Hall Monitor: Active Implementation

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 23-2019 (Agenda) where they discussed proposed changes to Belle Park, transitions in the Ontario recycling program, received a strategic plan update and, primarily, spoke to the 5-year implementation strategy for the Active Transportation Master Plan. The evening opened

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Hall Monitor: A Discounted Option

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 22-2019 (agenda) on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, where, after a delayed start from a closed session regarding staffing and corporate structure, they focused on an affordable housing project, a budget request from the County of Frontenac, and potential changes to the municipal fee

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Statement from the City of Kingston as Council decides on municipal budget

The following is a press release from the City of Kingston: Council chambers have been active these past few nights, as budget presentations from City departments, Utilities Kingston and City-funded external agencies and boards have been underway. Activity culminated last night, with city council reviewing and recommending a 2019 tax-supported

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Best of 2015: Dreaming of a Data-Smart City

Since its inception in 2010, our Community Soapbox has allowed Kingstonist’s readers to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the site through op-ed posts. We have published numerous submissions exploring topics ranging from cycling in Kingston to the great casino debate, and from reckless development to election signs. We love

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The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

In our final snapshot of downtown Kingston, we turn our gaze to the ongoing revitalization of Williamsville’s Main Street. This section of Princess Street, spanning from Division to Bath Road, has been the subject of a major study, debate, and  fiery controversy over the past few years. One of the

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