Resolution No. 153

Amending Capital Project No. 458 – The Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN #3045230) On Route 299 Over The Wallkill River In New Paltz – Funding the Construction Phase – Department of Public Works (Highways And Bridges)

Resolution Information




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

and Legislators Greene, Litts, Loughran, and Maloney), and The Ways and Means

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

Maio, and Maloney)

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;


 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 has completed 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 of New Paltz has been

allocated funds from the New York Rising program to help offset the cost of the bridge,

and the relocation of the waterline; and 


WHEREAS, Resolution No. 478 was approved and provided funding for needed

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

Carmine Liberta Bridge (BIN#3045230); and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary to fund the construction phase of Capital Project

No. 458 in the amount of $2,337,000.00; and

WHEREAS, 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 has been declared as Lead Agency for the

above recited project; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 152 of March 15, 2016 the Ulster

County Legislature has determined, that the replacement of the Carmine Liberta Bridge

and its associated activities would not have a significant impact on the environment and

adopted and issued a negative declaration; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the 2016-2021 Ulster County Capital Fund Budget be amended

as follows:


HH.5197.0458-2300.2550 Other Equipment and Capital Outlays $2,337,000.00

(App. #) Construction


HH.5197.0458-3500.5710 Serial Bonds $1,847,000.00


HH.5197.0458-3300.3591 State Aid – Highway Capital Projects $ 490,000.00

(Rev. #)

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: Ways and Means on March 8, 2016




$ 490,000.00 – NY RISING GRANT




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