Kingston considers precipitation, produce and pests
by Neil B. McGahee
Jul 09, 2013 | 2018 views | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A farmers market, severe weather damage and roaming coyotes dominated Kingston City Council’s July 8 meeting at Kingston City Hall.

Larry Camp, a Kingston home owner, told council that two of his vehicles were badly damaged when bad weather toppled a tree onto them. The tree was located in a neighbor’s yard, but it was very near the city right of way. He said his insurance company had suggested that responsibility be established soon. Mayor Ron Casey assured Camp that the city would investigate the matter of responsibility.

“We have a proposal to have a farmers market, like we used to have,” Casey announced, “down there in the grassy area alongside the railroad tracks.” Vendors will be allowed to sell produce or wares through the summer months in the area along Railroad Street between the tracks and the grassy area.

In other business, council:

• accepted revisions to the countywide animal control ordinance;

• approved a five-year, short-term work program;

• set July 18 at 7 p.m. for a zoning hearing regarding text changes to the zoning ordinance;

• promised to look into a growing coyote population within the city;

• promised to try to find money to install security lights in the cemetery adjacent to Queens Chapel church.

Kingston City council will meet next on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at city hall.