Resolution No. 219

Supporting Ulster County’s Municipal Consolidation And Efficiency Competition (MCEC) Application As Required By The New York State Department Of State In Submission Of The Grant Application

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators

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

Efficiency and Review Committee (Chairman J. Parete and Legislators Belfiglio,

Briggs, Greene, and R. Parete)

Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Richard A. Gerentine, and Deputy

Chairman Thomas J. Briggs offer the following:

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of New York, through the New York

State Department of State, has issued a request for applications for a Municipal

Consolidation and Efficiency Competition (MCEC) grant; and

WHEREAS, this competitive grant offers the winning applicants a total grant

not to exceed $19,700,000 to facilitate the implementation of the consolidation and

efficiency plan; and

WHEREAS, the qualifications to be lead applicant require a municipality to

either be a city, town or village with a population of over 50,000, or a County, and

WHEREAS, the County of Ulster has qualified among six municipalities

eligible to compete for Phase II of the MCEC and submit an application; and

WHEREAS, the County of Ulster has administrative and technical experience

in consolidating government functions, developing and/or implementing shared

services, and other collaborative government efficiency projects and is qualified to be

a lead applicant in this competition; and



WHEREAS, the County of Ulster, and its partners in this application, are

committed to saving taxpayers money and preserving the quality of life for residents

utilizing innovative solutions including, but not limited to, enhanced shared services

agreements, consolidation of departments, and/or shared facilities are implemented;

now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the County of Ulster expresses its support for participating in

the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency application as required by the New York

State Department of State in submission of the County’s grant application,

and move its adoption.


AYES: 21 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislators Delaune and Fabiano)

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on May 9, 2017

Passed Committee: Government Efficiency and Review on May 15, 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 16th Day of May 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 18th Day of May 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

18th Day of May, 2017. 23rd Day of May, 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 30, 2019