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City seeking public input for new sidewalk rest areas

The City of Kingston is looking for public input for locations of potential rest areas along three new sidewalks that are planned for 2021. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to make it easier to get around Kingston through active modes of transportation, according to a release from the

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City looking for input on placement of rest areas along multi-use pathway

The City of Kingston is inviting area residents, pedestrians, and cyclists to suggest locations for rest areas along the new multi-use pathway being developed along the south side of Cataraqui Woods Drive between Sydenham Road and Centennial Drive. As the City finalizes the design for this project, they are hoping

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City requests public input for review of Kingston’s Animal Control Bylaw

Attention all pet owners! The City of Kingston is currently seeking input on a number of proposed new provisions of the Animal Control Bylaw. The purpose of the Animal Control Bylaw is to ensure the safety of people and animals. The City is required to regularly review the Animal Control

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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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City seeking public input for new transit stations

The City of Kingston and Kingston Transit are seeking public input on the design features and amenities residents would like to see at future transit stations, according to a statement from the City, dated Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. What are transit stations? According to the City of Kingston’s Get Involved

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KFR seeking input on an open-air burning bylaw

A new bylaw has been proposed to address concerns surrounding open-air burning in Kingston. Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is seeking input on an open-air burning bylaw aimed at clarifying and enforcing compliance when, where and how open-air fires are allowed in Kingston, the City of Kingston said in a

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City of Kingston announces plans for parking changes at City Park

The City of Kingston is planning changes to parking around City Park, some of which the public is being asked to provide feedback on. The City announced an end to parking on the ring road within City Park in November of 2019, and also explained that municipal staff would be

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Have your say – Yay or nay: Open budget process

At their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Kingston City Council discussed the concept of an ‘open budget process,’ which would allow for more public input when Council creates the City’s budget. Moved by Councillor Bridget Doherty and seconded by Councillor Rob Hutchison, the new motion directed City Staff to

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City of Kingston seeks public input on fluoridating water supply

As part of its 2019-2022 strategic priorities, Kingston City Council is exploring the feasibility of adding fluoride to the municipal water supply, and looking for public input. According to Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, 73.7 per cent of local households surveyed in 2009 and 2010 incorrectly thought

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City creates new Climate Leadership Division, seeks public input to develop Residential Energy Retrofit Program

With “demonstrating leadership on climate change” being a priority of City Council’s strategic plan, the City of Kingston has created a new division to focus on this particular issue. The Climate Leadership Division will be focused on actions combating climate change which were identified in Council’s strategic plan, and will

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City invites input on proposed regulation of single-use items

In considering the regulation of retail single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers, the City of Kingston is asking for input from local businesses and residents. In August of 2019, the Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation Policies Committee recommended that City Staff prepare for the possibility that federal or provincial policies and

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City seeks input on proposed Biosolids and Biogas Master Plan

As Utilities Kingston works to support the Kingston Climate Action Plan, both the City and Utilities Kingston are seeking public input on the Biosolids and Biogas Master Plan. The Master Plan is looking at ways to both enhance wastewater treatment plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and capture and make

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