Resolution No. 159

Providing For The Burial Of Spouses Of Veterans In The Ulster County Veterans’ Cemetery – Veterans’ Service Agency

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services

Committee (Chairman Wawro and Legislators Berky, Delaune, Donaldson and

Lopez), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators

Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, and Maloney)


Legislators Mary Beth Maio and James H. Delaune, and Legislators Belfiglio,

Fabiano, Gerentine, Lapp, Litts, Lopez, Maloney, R. Parete, Roberts, Ronk, and

Wawro offer the following:

 WHEREAS, this resolution has been filed by the County Executive on behalf

of the Veterans’ Service Agency; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County acknowledges the immeasurable contributions our

Veterans have made; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County established a designated cemetery for Veterans by

Resolution No. 163, dated May 14, 2008; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County acknowledges that in addition to the sacrifices our

Veterans make, their spouses and families make great sacrifices as well including

supporting the Veteran and enduring prolonged periods of absence of their loved one;


WHEREAS, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs provides for the

burial and interment of spouses of Veterans in National Veteran Cemeteries without

expense to the family; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the spouse of an eligible Veteran, as that term is defined by

regulations promulgated by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery

Administration, is hereby entitled to be buried in the Ulster County Veterans

Cemetery without incurring burial charges; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that in the event the spouse of an eligible Veteran is indigent,

the County shall pay the associated burial and funeral costs pursuant to the Indigent

Veteran Burial Policy first enacted by the Ulster County Legislature by Resolution

No. 97, dated April 9, 1981 and subsequently amended, most recently by Resolution

No. 369, dated October 21, 2014,

and move its adoption. 



AYES: 22 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislator Briggs)

Passed Committee: Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services on

April 10, 2017

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on April 11, 2017






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 18th Day of April in the year Two Thousand and

Seventeen, 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 April in

the year Two Thousand and Seventeen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

21st Day of April, 2017. 27th Day of April, 2017.

|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