Resolution No. 445.1

Designating The Ulster County Department Of The Environment As The County’s Water Quality Management Agency Pursuant To New York State County Law, Article 5 § 220-A

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 445



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 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; and

WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted in conjunction with the 2018

Executive Budget; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County’s waters are essential to the health and welfare of

all its citizens as well as to the function of biologic communities; and

WHEREAS, maintaining and improving the quality of Ulster County’s waters

are crucial to water supply, recreation, tourism, agriculture, industry, aesthetics as

well as to the overall quality of life in Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, the County has an ongoing responsibility to meet the

requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Phase II Stormwater

Program (also known as the MS4 program) which requires coordination regarding

storm water management; and

WHEREAS, the County has an ongoing need and responsibility in drinking

water protection and watershed management planning; and

WHEREAS, the County is committed to working towards increasing the

resilience of our water systems and identifying and addressing significant changes

due to climate change; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Department of the Environment is designed to

serve as a coordinating entity in County government working with county department

and agencies involved in various environmental initiatives; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Ulster County Legislature hereby designates the Ulster

County Department of the Environment as the County’s Water Quality Management

Agency pursuant to New York State County Law Article 5 § 220-A, 


and moves its adoption.



AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Bartels)

Referred to Energy and Environment Committee by Ways and Means Committee on

December 4, 2017

Passed Committee: Energy and Environment on December11, 2017

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on December 12, 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 19th Day of December 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

December 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 December, 2017. 28th Day of December, 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