Resolution No. 440

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency To Complete The Ulster County Municipal Compost Expansion Project

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Energy and Environment Committee (Chairman Richard Parete and

Legislators Bartels, Heppner, Lapp and Wawro), and The Ways and Means

Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs,

Maio, and Maloney)

Chairman of the Energy and Environment Committee, Richard A. Parete, and Deputy

Chairman Tracey A. Bartels offer the following:

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

behalf of the Department of the Environment; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County was awarded grant funding through the New York

State Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities to

expand and improve municipal composting in Ulster County and specifically at the

Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (hereinafter “UCRRA”) facility; and

WHEREAS, this project provides for the expansion and improvement of the

compost facility at UCCRA including such items as the purchase and installation of a

bagging machine to increase the marketability of finished compost product, purchase

and distribution of compost bins for commercial customers, other improvements

increasing the capacity of the facility, identification and mapping of food service

operations and institutional generators within the UCCRA service area, and

establishing a pilot organics recovery program at a County facility; and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 162 dated April 18, 2017, authorized and

executed a contract with New York State to accept grant funding from the New York

State Department of Environmental Conservation (hereinafter “DEC”); and

WHEREAS, to complete the project and fulfill the grant agreement Ulster

County must now enter into a sub-contract with UCCRA; now, therefore be it

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

authorized to execute the agreement, and any amendments thereto, with the Ulster

County Resource Recovery Agency in the amount of $237,000 for the purpose of

fulfilling the County’s executed New York State DEC Climate Smart Communities

Program grant agreement,

and move its adoption. 



AYES: 21 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislators Berky and Loughran)

Passed Committee: Energy and Environment on November 1, 2017

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on November 8, 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 14th Day of November 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 16th Day of

November 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

16th Day of November, 2017. 20th Day of November, 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 31, 2019