14. Resolution No. 478

Amending The 2015 – 2020 Capital Program To Establish Capital Project No. 458 – Replacement Of The Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN #3045230) On Route 299 Over The Wallkill River In New Paltz – Department Of Public Works (Highway And Bridges)

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Public Works and Capital Projects Committee (Chairman Fabiano

and Legislators Archer, Greene, Loughran and Roberts), and The Ways and Means

Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Belfiglio, Briggs, Gregorius,

Maio, Maloney and R. Parete)

Chairman of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee, Dean J. Fabiano, and

Deputy Chairman Peter M. Loughran offer the following:

WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on

behalf of the Department of Public Works; and

WHEREAS, the Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN #3045230), owned by the

County of Ulster (hereinafter the “County”), that carries NYS Route 299 over the

Wallkill River in the Village of New Paltz has been determined to be at the end of its

useful life and in need of replacement; and

WHEREAS, the County Executive established a Citizens Advisory

Committee (hereinafter the “Committee”) consisting of stakeholders from the New

Paltz community to make recommendations on the bridge replacement, including the

type of bridge and the need for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations; and

WHEREAS, the Committee concluded that a new bridge design should be a

“Pony Arch” to allow for better views across the Wallkill River, and with sufficient

width to accommodate both bicycles and a sidewalk for pedestrians; and

WHEREAS, a temporary bridge will be needed to carry traffic across the

Wallkill River during construction of the new bridge as available detour routes are

too long and would adversely impact the economy, quality of life, and safety of the

New Paltz area; and

WHEREAS, the existing bridge carries a waterline that services the Village of

New Paltz (hereinafter the “waterline”) that will need to be replaced as part of the

bridge replacement; and

WHEREAS, the County is proposing to complete the design of the bridge

using in-house engineers from the County’s Department of Public Works (hereinafter

“DPW”); and


WHEREAS, the County working with the Village and Town of New Paltz has

been allocated funds from the communities New York Rising program to help offset

the cost of the bridge, and the relocation of the waterline; and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary to establish Capital Project No. 458 – the

Replacement of the Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN #3045230) and to fund any needed

environmental, supplemental design and legal work required for the replacement of

the Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN#3045230); now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, this resolution authorizes expenditures exclusively for needed

environmental, design, and legal work necessary to effectuate the replacement of

the Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN # 3045230); and, be it further

RESOLVED, that pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617.6(b) (3) of the Regulations

pertaining to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law of New York State

(SEQRA), the Ulster County Legislature hereby declares its intent to serve as Lead

Agency for the above recited project; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature has determined, after

review of the criteria contained in 6 NYCRR Parts 617.4 and 617.5, that the project

is an Unlisted Action; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature will conduct a coordinated

review and circulate its Notice of Intent to serve as Lead Agency, together with the

EAF and accompanying documentation to all interested and involved agencies

pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617.6(b) (2) (i) and 6 NYCRR Part 617.6(b) (3); and, be

it further

RESOLVED, that pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617.6(b) (3), at the conclusion

of an otherwise unchallenged thirty (30) day period following the date of transmittal

of the Notice of Intent, the EAF and documentation aforesaid to the interested

agencies, the Legislature shall become the Lead Agency under SEQRA for this

project; and, be it further 


RESOLVED, that the 2015-2020 Capital Program is hereby amended as



Capital Project No. 458 Carmine Liberta Bridge $2,367,000.00

and, be it further

RESOLVED, that Capital Project No. 458 is hereby established and that the

2015-2020 Ulster County Capital Fund Budget be amended as follows:


HH.5197.0458-4300.4355 Professional Services/Engineering $ 30,000.00

(App. #) Capital Project No.458

HH.5197.0458-3500.5710 Serial Bonds $30,000.00


and move its adoption.


AYES: 23 NOES: 0

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on December 3, 2015

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on December 9, 2015








I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 15th Day of December in the year Two Thousand

and Fifteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 16th Day of

December in the year Two Thousand and Fifteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

16th Day of December, 2015. 22

nd Day of December, 2015.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella |s| Michael P. Hein

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Michael P. Hein, County Executive

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: October 27, 2020