Resolution No. 220

Authorizing The Chairman To Enter Into A Contract With New York State Department Of State For The Municipal Consolidation And Efficiency Competition (MCEC)

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, this resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on

behalf of the Department of Finance; and

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 has engaged with various municipalities in shared

services and consolidations/dissolution activities; and

WHEREAS, the County has been awarded $50,000.00 for the development of

a plan to be filed with the Department of State by June 28, 2017; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby

authorized to execute a contract agreement with any amendments thereto, with the

New York State Department of State in the amount of $50,000.00 to engage in

preliminary planning, analysis and studying activities related to this proposal, 


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