Resolution No. 70

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Settlement Agreement And Release Between 346 Washington Avenue, LLC, The City Of Kingston, The Kingston City School District, And The County Of Ulster

Resolution Information




Referred to: 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, 346 Washington Avenue, LLC (“Washington Ave.”) is the

owner of real property located at 346 Washington Avenue, Kingston, New York (the

“Property”); and

WHEREAS, on or about February 7, 2007, a payment in lieu of tax agreement

(the “PILOT Agreement”) was entered into between the Ulster County Industrial

Development Agency and Washington Ave. pertaining to the Property; and

WHEREAS, the PILOT Agreement provides that certain payments in lieu of

taxes (“PILOT Payments”) must be made for any portion of the Property that is an

additional improvement beyond the then current existing property and structures (the

“Non-Exempt Portion”) and that the Assessor for the City of Kingston (“Assessor”)

is responsible for determining the amount of the PILOT Payments for any NonExempt Portion in accordance with the PILOT Agreement; and

WHEREAS, between 2008 and 2013, the Assessor applied a full exemption

on the Property for purposes of determining the PILOT Payments and included the

Non-Exempt Portion; and

WHEREAS, the Parties have dispute regarding the payments owed and the

demands of the City of Kingston (“City”), the County of Ulster (“County”), and the

Kingston City School District (“School District”) for retroactive PILOT Payments;


 WHEREAS, the Parties wish to settle their dispute to avoid the uncertainty,

expense and burden of litigation; and

WHEREAS, a settlement agreement has been proposed wherein Washington

Ave. will pay to the City on behalf of all Taxing Entities (as defined in the PILOT

Agreement) the sum of $130,000.00 in full satisfaction of any and all unpaid PILOT

Payments due under the PILOT Agreement for general tax years 2008 through 2013

and school tax years 2008-2009 through 2012-2013. The City shall then process and

pay to the School District the sum of $72,991.87 and shall process and pay to the 


County $12,507.07 as its applicable share (if any) as required by the PILOT

Agreement; now, therefore, be it

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

authorized to execute a settlement agreement and release, and any amendments

thereto as well as any and all additional documents necessary, between 346

Washington Avenue, LLC, the City Of Kingston, the Kingston City School District,

and the County of Ulster in relation to litigation and claims for back taxes owed for

real property located at 346 Washington Avenue, Kingston, New York for the years

2008 through 2013 in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Legislature, or as

modified with the approval of the County Attorney,

and moves its adoption.


AYES: 19 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislators Gerentine, Maio, Roberts and


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on February 7, 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 15th Day of February 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 17th Day of

February 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

17th Day of February, 2017. 23rd Day of February, 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