Kingston Citizens Advisory Council

Downtown Kingston

Announcements​

Walk & Talk with Commissioner Rob Gelder

Join Commissioner Rob Gelder to "Walk & Talk" as he traverses through North Kitsap communities to talk about topics that are important to residents. No reservations required! "Walk & Talk"  sessions are scheduled the first Saturday of the month, beginning at 9:30 a.m. sharp. For more information, including the starting points in Kingston, Hansville, Keyport, Port Gamble, Indianola, Poulsbo and Suquamish, click here.

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Good News!

Updates on improvements to traffic circulation in downtown Kingston

From Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder

 

As shared at recent Kingston Citizen Advisory Council  (KCAC) meetings, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) was awarded $500,000 in a state appropriation to begin review of the constraints of State Route 104 in downtown Kington and impacts of ferry congestion on the community.  Additionally, Kitsap County was awarded a $740,000 regional grant to begin preliminary engineering for the re-routing of  highway 104 in downtown Kingston. 

 

These funding awards compliment each other and will allow planning efforts to determine cost estimates for construction. This is important information WSDOT will need to seek additional funding for construction of the re-routing project. The transportation committee of the KCAC is assisting in the review of some low-cost solutions to downtown ferry congestion for near-term improvements.

 

The update document that may be linked to here (or from the column on the right under Resources) outlines the four elements of State Route 104 traffic circulation improvements in Kingston that are moving forward and the timeline for planning efforts. These include:

  1. Preliminary engineering for the widening of First Street to allow for re-alignment of highway 104 out of downtown to make for better local circulation and pedestrian traffic
  2. Installation of a camera and variable messaging signage on the toll booth for more real-time information for travelers using the ferry system and residents who want to know conditions along highway 104
  3. Low-cost signage and other near-term improvements in downtown Kingston
  4. An advance preliminary design for a ferry holding lot off Lindvog Road that would keep ferry traffic off the highway 104 shoulders and vehicles to the terminal in order to avoid congestion downtown

Go to the WSDOT Highway 104 Project Site created for up-to-date information as the project proceeds, and sign up there to receive meeting minutes from the Kingston Highway 104 working group.


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 Meeting Information

The Kingston Citizens Advisory Council meets 7-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month, except for January and July. Meetings take place at the Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE (off West Kingston Road), Kingston.

​Meeting Date

​Agendas​Minutes​Committee Reports, etc.
​12/5/18Agenda
​11/7/18​Agenda
​10/3/18​AgendaCommittee Report
​9/5/18​Agenda​Minutes​Business Roundtable notes
​8/1/18​Agenda​Minutes
​6/6/18​Agenda​Minutes
​5/2/18​Agenda​Minutes
​4/4/18Agenda​Minutes
​3/07/18​Agenda​Minutes
​02/03/18​AgendaMinutes
​01/03/18 RetreatAgenda
​12/06/17​Agenda​Minutes
​11/01/17​Agenda​Town Hall meeting
​10/04/17​Agenda​​Minutes
​09/06/17​AgendaTown Hall discussion
​08/02/17Agenda​​Minutes

 

Representatives 

​Representative

​Position

​Term Ending

​Mark Libby​At-Large​6/11/20
​Susan Golden​At-Large​6/11/20
Ruth Westergaard​At-Large2/25/21
​Annie Perry - 2018 VICE-CHAIR​At-Large​3/26/20
​Beth Berglund - 2018 CHAIR​At-Large​6/11/20
Sonja Roberts​At-Large 6/24/21
Robert Warden​At-Large​6/24/21
​Chris Gilbreath​Rotary Club​10/22/20
​Gale Kirsopp​Village Green Foundation​9/24/20
​Mary Gleysteen​Friends of the Library​6/11/20
​Glenn Malin​Kiwanis Club3/8/21
​Emily Ramirez​Kingston Youth​8/26/19
​Linda Fyfe​Kingston Chamber of Commerce​Ex-Officio
​Dr. Laurynn Evans
Cindy Webster-Martinson
​North Kitsap School District​Ex-Officio
Steve Heacock (until new executive director is hired)​Port of Kingston​Ex-Officio
​Chris Placentia​Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe​Ex-Officio
​Bobbie Moore​Village Green Metropolitan Park District​Ex-Officio

 

​The Kingston Citizens Advisory Council provides a discussion forum for community interests and issues. The Council enhances communication between Kingston-area residents and Kitsap County government, and coordinates efforts of the many council and community residents working to improve the Kingston community. KCAC members represent Kingston's broad interests, and work together to proactively address community interests and concerns.

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners
Resolution 030-2002 established the Kingston Citizen Advisory Council February 4, 2002

 Contact Information

For information regarding the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, please contact Jennifer Haro at 360-337-7080 or jharo@co.kitsap.wa.us.