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The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston Hasbrouck CSO Sewershed Phase 1 Stormwater Separation

      
    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals

    This project is needed to reduce the quantity of untreated sewage released from Kingston's combined sewer into the Rondout Creek. For an introduction to combined sewer systems visit here.  As documented in our most recent annual report to the NYSDEC, the Hasbrouck CSO is our most frequently activated overflow (46 events in 2018) and generates the largest overflow volume (83.3 MG in 2018).  

    In 2017, the City of Kingston hired an engineering firm, Tighe & Bond, to provide cost effective stormwater separation alternatives for the Hasbrouck combined sewer system and to prepare an Engineering Report in a format consistent with the NYSEFC.

    The project will result in the completion of phase 1 and 2 (also known as phases A and B in the engineering report) in the phased partial separation plan to separate portions of the public street run-off and sewer collection system. This phase consists of adding 5,365 feet of new sewer lines along Hanratty St., Rondout Dr., Garraghan Dr., Maple St., Stuyvesant St., Dubois Pl., and Murray St.  It also involves the installation of storm and sanitary trunklines to facilitate the next phases of sewer separations in the area. This phase is projected to reduce the Hasbrouck CSO (combined sewer overflows) to the river by 54 MG per year, and it will provide the backbone for future separation projects.  

    Funder(s) & Amounts

    Total Project Cost: $3,469,800 
    2018 NYSDEC WQIP Awarded Grant Amount: $600,000
    Local Match Required for Above Grant: $191,319
    2019 NYSDEC WQIP Grant Application Submitted: $1,611,200
    2019 NYSEFC WIIA Grant Application Submitted: $717,450 (if also awarded 2019 WQIP grant this amount will decrease to $314,650; this grant is based on total project cost and other state grants received) 

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Sean Koester
    Environmental Specialist
    Office of the City Engineer
    845.334.3969
    skoester@kingston-ny.gov

    Project Status (Updated September 2019) The City received notice on December 21st, 2019 that the grant application for $600,000 from the Water Quality Improvement Program for construction of this this project was successful.  The City executed a contract with the NYSDEC for the grant funding and procured Tighe & Bond to work on the engineering design for phase 1 of the project.  Survey for the design is currently underway.  The City submitted a NYS CFA application to the NYSDEC Water Quality Improvement Program for more funds to design and construct phase 2.  The Common Council authorized bonding for Phase 2 as part of the recently submitted NYSEFC WIIA grant application.    
    Project Links 2017 Hasbrouck CSO Sewershed Engineering Planning Report - Tighe & Bond