Kingston Mayor Steve Noble November Virtual Breakfast Guest
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble will be the featured speaker at the Chamber’s next Virtual Breakfast Meeting from 9:00–10:00 a.m. Nov. 12.
The event, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, will be broadcast Live on the Chamber Facebook page from The Venue Uptown at Best Western Plus. Radio Kingston will provide technical support.
Mayor Noble said he will offer congratulations to business leaders for their valiant battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. He will thank the business community for keeping people employed throughout the pandemic, “often while not taking a paycheck themselves.”
While the pandemic has been a difficult time for businesses, Noble said the city has been able to complete vital infrastructure work, such as paving, sidewalks and sewer projects.
Mayor Noble will also discuss his proposed $43.2 million budget for 2021. For the sixth straight year, the budget holds the line on the property tax levy despite the COVID-19 shutdown.
Noble said he also plans to update business leaders on The Kingstonian, a $60-million residential/commercial project, which the mayor called “transformative” for Uptown Kingston. He also will tell business leaders how they can help push the project along.
Noble said the economic impact of having 143 apartments full of people in Uptown “is really going to drive a lot of the small business growth that has struggled over the years” in Kingston.
Noble, a former environmental educator with the city, earned a degree in environmental science from SUNY’s College of Environmental Science in 2004. A 2000 graduate of Kingston High School, Noble was elected mayor in 2015 and took office Jan. 1, 2016. He was re-elected in 2019.
The Virtual Breakfast Meeting can be viewed on the Chamber’s Facebook page from 9-10 a.m. Nov. 12. The Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/Ulster.Chamber/