Resolution No. 549

Supporting The Filing Of An Application For A Grant From The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) For Removal Of The Mount Pleasant Bridge In The Town Of Shandaken, And Authorizing The Execution Of Any Associated Grant Funding Contract With CWC

Resolution Information




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

and Legislators Greene, Litts, Loughran, 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 Catskill Watershed Corporation has funding available

through its Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation Program (FHMIP); and

WHEREAS, the goals of the FHMIP include funding for structural and

nonstructural projects to improve flood resilience in communities located within the

boundaries of the New York City water-supply watershed, west of the Hudson River;


WHEREAS, a Local Flood Analysis report prepared for the Town of

Shandaken by civil engineering consultant Milone & MacBroom in June of 2016,

recommended Mount Tremper Floodplain Enhancement on the Esopus Creek (the

“Project”) that estimates a reduction in the water surface elevation of 1.6 feet during

a 10-year flood event, and 3.5 feet during a 100-year flood event in the vicinity of the

Route 28 bridge; and

WHEREAS, as part of the Project, the Mount Pleasant Bridge, which connects

Mt. Pleasant Road on the west bank of the Esopus Creek, with New York State

Highway 212 on the opposite bank, would need to be removed. Importantly, this

bridge is in poor condition and is currently closed to both vehicular and foot traffic;


WHEREAS, removal of the bridge would meet the eligibility requirements of

the FHMIP grant program and would be an important first step in the overall Project;


WHEREAS, the County deems the Project and therefore, removal of the

bridge to be in the public interest; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Legislature supports the application for grant funding,

from the CWC, as part of its FHMIP, to be used to remove the Mount Pleasant

Bridge; and it is further 


RESOLVED, that in the event the necessary funding is awarded to the

County, the Legislature authorizes the execution of the grant contract with CWC, as

such contract is modified and/or approved by the County Attorney and Legislative


and move its adoption.


AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Loughran)

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on December 8, 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 20th Day of December 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 21st Day of

December 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

22nd Day of December, 2016. 28th Day of December, 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: January 29, 2019