Month: November 2015

moving our community forward together

Moving Ahead with Kingston’s Airport Expansion

During this week’s City Council budget deliberations, the hot topic of discussion and debate was the planned expansion of Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport. Earlier this year City Council identified both the extension of the existing runway and the expansion of the airport terminal as key infrastructure priorities for the 2015-2018 term of Council. However during…
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First Look at the 2016 Budget

Next week City Council will be presented with the City of Kingston’s draft 2016 operating and capital budgets. I’ve already had a chance to look it over and at this point I like what I see. First, there are a number of important investments that we will be making over the next year including: $16…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – November 17

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the November 17 Council meeting include; the reconsideration of the Memorial Centre site as a possible location for a new high school, a discussion of the Transportation Master Plan and active…
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Towards a New and Improved John Counter Boulevard

As many commuters probably noticed this week, the section of John Counter Boulevard between Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue was closed for construction. The construction this week, and more to come over the next few years, will be well worth the occasional traffic detour as we move towards the completion of a widened road with an overpass over the rail…
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Have your say – KEDCO Survey Launched on City Website

This week I’m pleased to announce the launch of an online survey seeking community feedback as part of the ongoing KEDCO review process. We want to hear from all Kingston residents interested in economic development; your feedback and ideas for building our local economy are important and will help shape the future of our community.…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – November 3

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in three minutes or less. Highlights from the November 3 Council meeting include; discussion of a demolition request for a heritage home in Barriefield Village,  a change to the areas of the city where secondary suites are permitted…
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