Resolution No. 130

Amending The 2016 Ulster County Budget To Reimburse Indicated Ulster County Towns For Flood Mitigation Work In The Wake Of Hurricane Irene

Resolution Information

Adopted as Amended



Referred to: The Government Efficiency and Review Committee (Chairman J.

Parete and Legislators Belfiglio, Greene, Loughran and R. Parete), and The Ways

and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio,

Briggs, Maio, and Maloney)

Legislators James F. Maloney and John R. Parete offer the following:

WHEREAS, Hurricane Irene devastated Ulster County leaving in its wake

considerable property damage; and

WHEREAS, local towns quickly responded and repaired impacted roads

thereby returning the quality of life and access to remote areas for residents and

emergency vehicles; and

WHEREAS, Empire State Development of New York State approved

reimbursement funding for work performed pending the verification of procurement

procedures; and

WHEREAS, as part of the New York State grant process, the County of Ulster

is required to undertake efforts to facilitate the release of grant funding approved

through the New York Works Program; and

WHEREAS, the Towns of Hardenburgh, Lloyd, Saugerties, Shandaken, and

Ulster, in reliance upon its approval for a grant through the New York Works

Program, completed necessary steps to contract with approved vendors and/or

completed the work in house to remediate flood damage and help mitigate future

flooding on impacted roads; and

WHEREAS, the County of Ulster has yet to file the required paperwork to

proceed with the grant process and, as a result, the sum of $126,838.56 has not been

released to the impacted Towns to cover their flood remediation and mitigation costs;


WHEREAS, as stated in a December 9, 2015 Memorandum issued by the

Office of the County Executive, the Towns have paid in full the reimbursable

amounts as follows:

Town Amount Repair Vendor

Town of Denning $25,300.88 Clair Road Baker Brothers 


Town Amount Repair Vendor

Town of Hardenburgh $15,074 Dry Brook Road In House

Town of Lloyd $26,240 River Road Atlantic Concrete

Town of Saugerties $22,138 Drummond Falls Kingston

 Equipment Rental

Town of Shandaken $28,400.39 Muller Road In House

Town of Ulster $ 9,685.29 Buckley Street In House

; and

WHEREAS, the Towns continue to suffer financial hardship as a result of the

flood remediation and mitigation costs; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the 2016 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as




AA.1990.1331-4600.4660 Contingency $126,838.56

DD.5142.5142-1410.1410 Snow Removal-

(Appr.#) Overtime Pay


AA.1620.1191-4600.4660 Miscellaneous Contractual $126,838.56

(Appr.#) Expense Other

and be it further, 


RESOLVED, that no County money shall be paid to the indicated Towns until

a Memorandum of Receipt signed by the Supervisor of each of the indicated Towns,

providing for the County of Ulster’s full reimbursement in the event the indicated

Town receives flood remediation monies from the State of New York and/or the New

York Works Program, is delivered to the Commissioner of Finance; and, be it further

RESOLVED, after delivery of the Memorandum of Receipt, but no later than

June 1, 2016, the Commissioner of Finance is authorized and directed to issue

payment in the amount of $25,300.88 to the Town of Denning, $15,074 to the Town

of Hardenburgh, $26,240 to the Town of Lloyd, $22,138 to the Town of Saugerties,

$28,400.39 to the Town of Shandaken, and $9,385.29 to the Town of Ulster for flood

remediation and mitigation costs stemming from Hurricane Irene, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Commissioner of Finance is hereby authorized to

make any and all budget modifications, transfers and entries necessary to

effectuate the disbursement of funds to the various eligible towns,

and move its adoption.


AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Legislator Lopez left at 7:19 PM)


Passed Committee: Government Efficiency and Review as amended on March 14,


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on as amended on March 15, 2016


$126,838.56 – 2016 COUNTY DOLLARS 


Legislator Gerentine motioned, seconded by Legislator Bartels, to amend the budget

line from which the funds will be transferred from, and to add an additional

RESOLVED as indicated above in bold font.


AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Legislator Lopez left at 7:19 PM)




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 March in the year Two Thousand and

Sixteen, 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 17th Day of March

in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Returned unsigned by the County Executive and

17th Day of March, 2016. deemed adopted this 28th Day of March, 2016.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella |unsigned|

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

Ulster County Legislature

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Updated: October 27, 2020