Resolution No. 152

Adopting And Issuing A Negative Declaration Under 6 NYCRR Part 617 State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) By The Ulster County Legislature For The Replacement of the Carmine Liberta Bridge on NYS Rt. 299 Over the Wallkill - Capital Project No. 458- Department Of Public Works

Resolution Information




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

and Legislators Greene, Litts, Loughran, and Maloney), and The Energy and

Environment Committee (Chairman Richard Parete and Legislators Bartels, Heppner,

Lapp and Wawro)

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 offered by the County Executive on

behalf of the Department of Public Works; and

 WHEREAS, the Carmine Liberta Bridge Replacement Project (hereinafter the

“Project”) will replace the existing bridge on NYS Rt. 299 over the Wallkill River in

New Paltz with a modern truss bridge that includes provisions for pedestrians and

cyclists, provide for a temporary bridge to carry traffic during construction, and

replace the Village of New Paltz water line on the new bridge when completed; and

 WHEREAS, the County of Ulster (hereinafter the “County”) established a

Citizens Advisory Committee (hereinafter the “Committee”) consisting of

stakeholders from the New Paltz community; and


 WHEREAS, the Committee sought comments from the public in order to

assist it in making decisions regarding the Project; and

 WHEREAS, the Committee reached out to the applicable federal and state

agencies identified as having jurisdiction associated with approvals necessary for the

Project to proceed; and

 WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 478 of 2015 adopted on December

15, 2015 (hereinafter “Resolution No. 478”), the Ulster County Legislature

established Capital Project 458; and

 WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 478 the Ulster County Legislature

declared its intent to serve as lead agency for the Project pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part

617.6(b)(3) of the Regulations pertaining to Article 8 of the Environmental

Conservation La


 WHEREAS, as part of the project approval process the County has completed

an expanded Environmental Evaluation of Impacts and Negative Declaration that

includes an analysis of impacts to historic and archeological sites, wetlands and water

bodies, threatened or endangered species, traffic, and other environmental

considerations as required under 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the Regulations of Article 8

of the Environmental Conservation Law of New York State (“SEQRA”); and

 WHEREAS, such evaluation of impacts and negative declaration has been

filed with the Clerk of the Legislature and made available to members of the

Legislature; and

 WHEREAS, the County has addressed all SEQRA issues as identified,

considered and examined by the Involved and Interested Agencies and members of

the public in conducting the environmental review and in so doing, has taken a hard

look at said areas and made a determination of non-significance under SEQRA

(“Negative Declaration”), a copy of which is annexed to this Resolution and made a

part hereof; now, therefore, be it

 RESOLVED, that pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617 et seq. of the Regulations of

Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law of New York State (SEQRA), the

Ulster County Legislature hereby adopts and issues the Negative Declaration under

SEQRA for the Replacement of the Crime Liberta Bridge upon the vote thereupon

and the signature of the Ulster County Legislature Chairman herewith; and, be it


 RESOLVED, that Clerk of the Legislature shall file this Resolution and

accompanying Negative Declaration with the Involved and Interested Agencies as

enumerated in the Negative Declaration; and, be it further

 RESOLVED, that the adoption of the Negative Declaration shall constitute the

SEQRA Decision of approval for the construction of a new bridge to replace the

existing Carmine Liberta Bridge in New Paltz and all of the actions associated with

such project, together with all plans and documents associated therewith,

and move its adoption.




AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Legislator Lopez left at 7:19 PM)

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on March 3, 2016

Passed Committee: Energy and Environment on March 7, 2016






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 Approved by the County Executive this

17th Day of March, 2016. 23rd Day of March, 2016.

|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