VIDEO: Kingston Common Council Caucus (5/2/16) and Full Council Meeting (5/3/16)

We are pleased to bring you video from this week’s common council caucus (5/2) and full council meeting (5/3). As you will see, we have marked much of the content specifically focused on the items that we have been following recently that include amending the firearms law and the Pilgrim Pipeline memorializing resolution. However, there is a good amount of information throughout, and we encourage you to take the time to also view the remainder of the footage.

Citizens did a great job in supporting the council in their decision making process last night, and in sharing their opinions on the location of the proposed shooting range. The outcome was that the council sent the amended firearms law back to the laws and rules committee for further vetting, which was seen as a positive action by all sides. In addition, an important memorializing resolution was passed showing Kingston’s support of Bill A9831a   sponsored by Assemblyman Skartados, “an act to prevent the construction of pipelines to transport hazardous substances or petroleum on property under the jurisdiction of the New York Thruway Authority.”

Although the items listed in the agenda move around some, everything is covered and you can follow along:

VIEW: Agenda

VIEW: Legislation

* Brought to you by KingstonCitizens.org. Filmed by Clark Richters of Kingston News.

  • Kingston Common Council Caucus:  May 2, 2016

00:00 – 11:03
Presentation by Megan Weiss-Rowe, Director
Communications and Community Engagement, COK

11:05 – 22:58
Ethics Law Amendment

23:00 – 38:35
Brenna L. Robinson, Director
Community Development and Economic Development, COK
Re: CDBG

38:37 – 43:40
Discussion re:  Pilgrim Pipeline, new memoralizing resolution.

43:42 – 59:50
Discussion: Amending Firearms Law

 

00:00 – 05:34
Discussion – Amending Firearms Law (Continued)

6:26 – 32:30
City Business: Properties, Bonding, etc.

 

  • Full Kingston Common Council Meeting, May 3rd, 2016

Public Comment Period

2:25 – 5:22
Lorraine Farina, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

5:23 – 7:05
Robert Fanchell, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

7:07 – 11:34
Lisa Robbins, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

11:35 – 13:35
Marco Ochea, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

13:36 – 15:15
Merna Cuovera, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

15:16 – 16:55
Sasha Frasier and youth from local Kingston Homeschooling Group
Amending Firearms Law

17:04 – 18:40
Maria and Keith Phillips, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

18:41 – 20:15
J. Wood, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

20:22 – 21:56
Adriano Fernandez, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

22:00 – 22:38
Octavio Perez Castillo, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

22:40 – 25:27
Pat Courtney Strong, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

25:29 – 28:07
Linda Marston-Reid, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

28:10 – 30:17
Peter Griswell, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

30:19 – 31:35
Michael Sweeney, Rifton
Amending Firearms Law

31:53 – 34:04
Steve Arresio, New Paltz
Amending Firearms Law

34:15 – 36:33
Sue Rosenberg, Sauterties (CAPP)
Pilgrim Pipeline

36:40 – 38:31
Robert Rogan, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

38:35 -41:05
Scott Marston-Reid, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

41:10 – 44:50
Adam Soyer, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

44:53 – 47:00
Nora Scherer
President, Kingston Board of Education
Amending Firearms Law

47:06 – 48:54
James Shaugnessy, Kingston Board of Education
Amending Firearms Law

49:02 – 50:45
Allison Woods, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

50:53 – 52:06
Kaycee Wimbish, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

52:09 – 54:05
Reverend James Childs, Kingston Board of Education
Amending Firearms Law

54:09 – 58:27
Ilana Berger, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

58:34 – 59:50
Darrett Roberts, Poughkeepsie
Amending Firearms Law

 

00:00 – 1:10
Darrett Roberts, Poughkeepsie (Continued)
Amending Firearms Law

1:20 – 2:40
Jenny Snyder
Amending Firearms Law

3:09 – 6:19
Shi, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

6:30 – 9:00
Ellen DiFalco, Kingston
Ethics Law

9:07 – 10:25
Pam Krimskey, Highland
Amending Firearms Law

10:30 – 13:18
Joe DiFalco, Kingston
Ethics Law

13:41 – 15:32
Elisa, Kingston
Amending Firearms Law

15:35 – 16:30
Lawrence McCauley, Kingston  (Letter read by Ward 9 Alderwoman Deb Brown)
Amending Firearms Law

###

Resolution #120 of 2016
Amending Firearms Law

17:20 – 17:36
Reading, City Clerk

17:39 – 17:52
Ward 7 Alderwoman Mary Mills
Refers the amended firearms law back to committee

18:00 – 18:52
Ward 2 Alderman Doug Koop
Rejects amending the firearms law.

18:53 – 19:48
Ward 1 Alderwoman Lynn Eckert
Requests clarification as to whether this is a resolution or local law. 
Supports sending the amended law back to committee. 

20:22 – 20:38
Resolution is adopted 7 -1

###

Resolution #122 of 2016
Pilgrim Pipeline: Support Bill A9831a.

32:29 – 32:55
Reading, City Clerk

33:00 – 33:08
Resolution is adopted 8 – 0

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Kingston Common Council Caucus (5/2/16) and Full Council Meeting (5/3/16)

Leave a Comment