Resolution No. 168

Adopting And Issuing A Negative Declaration Under 6 NYCRR Part 617 State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) By The Ulster County Legislature For The Construction of Kingston Rail Trail - Capital Project No. 334 – Department Of Planning

Resolution Information




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

Committee (Chairman Maloney and Legislators Berky, Delaune, Lapp, Litts, Maio

and Rodriguez), 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 Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit

Committee, James F. Maloney, and Deputy Chairman Hector Rodriguez offer the


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

behalf of the Department of Planning; and

WHEREAS, the Kingston Rail Trail (the “Project”) will design and construct

a multi-use trail from the City of Kingston to the existing O&W Rail Trail in the

Town of Hurley, extending approximately 2-miles; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 291 passed on August 19, 2014, the

Ulster County Legislature amended Capital Project No. 334 for the purposes of

Engineering Design and Right-of-Way (ROW) Incidental Work on the Project; and


WHEREAS, as required for federally-funded transportation projects, Ulster

County and its consultants conducted a Public Information Meeting on the Project on

December 9, 2015 to seek comments, and have reached out to federal and state

agencies identified as having jurisdiction associated with approvals necessary for the

Project to proceed; and

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

a Draft Design Report that includes an analysis of impacts to historic and

archeological sites, 


WHEREAS, Ulster County, in conjunction with its engineering consultants,

has determined that the Project as proposed constitutes an Unlisted Action and has

conducted an Uncoordinated Review as provided for under SEQRA; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County, in conjunction with its engineering consultants,

has addressed all SEQRA issues as identified, considered and examined by the

Involved and Interested Agencies and members of the public in conducting the

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 upon the vote thereupon and the signature of the Ulster County Legislature

Chairman herewith; and, be it further

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 the Kingston Rail Trail,

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: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

on March 1, 2016

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

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote