8. Resolution No. 266

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into An Agreement With The City Of Kingston To Implement Shared Tourism Services – Department Of Tourism

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

Committee (Chairman Briggs and Legislators Allen, Archer, Bartels, Litts, Maio, and

Maloney), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and

Legislators Allen, Belfiglio, Briggs, Gregorius, Maio, Maloney, and Richard Parete)

Chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit

Committee, Thomas J. Briggs, and Deputy Chairman James F. Maloney offer the


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

behalf of the Department of Tourism; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County (the “County”) and the City of Kingston (the

“City”) both operate separate departments of tourism; and

WHEREAS, the County’s Department of Tourism is responsible for

promoting all of Ulster County’s tourism sites, attractions and events, while the City

promotes its own tourism sites, attractions, and events; and

WHEREAS, the County and the City both maintain tourism offices within the

City of Kingston; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to leverage its limited tourism resources by

having the County operate, staff, and provide volunteer coordination services at the

City’s Heritage Area Visitors’ Center located at 20 Broadway, Kingston, New York

12401 (the “Center”); and

WHEREAS, the County and the City have previously entered into an

Agreement (County Contract No. C12-00051) for a tourism shared services initiative

in which the City paid the County $30,000.00 per year and provided office space at

the Center for an initial term of twelve months with an automatic annual renewal in

exchange for the County providing advertising and promotional services to the City;


WHEREAS, the County and the City have decided to terminate the prior

Agreement (County Contract No. C12-00051), and enter into a new Agreement in

which the County will operate, staff, and provide volunteer coordination services at

the Center in exchange for the City providing and permitting the County to use office

space at the Center; and


WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the new Agreement will allow the County to

continue to interact with the public at a prime location, as it is located near one of the

busiest City of Kingston waterfront locations, the site of many fairs, festivals, and

tourist activities every year; and

WHEREAS, said continued interaction and visitor traffic at the County’s

office location at the Center will permit the distribution, to visitors from both inside

and outside the County, of County-wide tourism information, such as the County’s

travel guide, hiking guide, golf guide, calendar of events and other brochures; and

WHEREAS, entry into a shared services agreement would result in a more

coordinated and streamlined effort to attract tourists to both the County as well as the

City of Kingston; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby

authorized to sign an agreement with the City of Kingston, and any amendments

thereto, for a shared services agreement in which the County operates, staffs, and

provides volunteer coordination services at the Center, in exchange for the City

providing office space at the Center, for an initial term of twelve months with two

separate one year automatic renewals, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster

County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney, a copy

of which is annexed hereto,

and move its adoption.


AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Maio)


Passed Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Planning and Transit on July

7, 2015


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on July 15, 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 21st Day of July 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 23rd Day of July 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

23rd Day of July, 2015. 24

th Day of July, 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