Resolution No. 150

Approving Construction Project, By Licensee Ulster County Agricultural Society, Of A New Show Ring And Swine Pavilion At The Ulster County Fairgrounds On Libertyville Road In New Paltz – Department Of Public Works (Buildings And Grounds)

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Public Works and Capital Projects Committee (Chairman Fabiano

and Legislators Greene, Litts, Nolan, and Roberts)

Chairman Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr. and Legislator Litts offer the following:


WHEREAS, effective January 1, 2013, the County entered into a five-year

license agreement (the “License”) with the Ulster County Agricultural Society (the

“Society”), which was subsequently extended for an additional one year period,

ending December 31, 2018, whereby the County granted to the Society a revocable

license to use a portion of property owned by the County, commonly known as the

Ulster County Fairgrounds (the “Fairgrounds”) situated on Libertyville Road in the

Town of New Paltz; and

WHEREAS, the portion licensed to the Society (the “Premises”) are to be

used for the purpose of maintaining and managing the Fairgrounds, and organizing,

scheduling and managing events, programs and activities at that location, for the

County; and

WHEREAS, on January 24, 2018, the Ulster County Agricultural Society

Board of Directors approved a New Show Ring and Swine Pavilion building project;


WHEREAS, said project is described in objectives, tasks, and performance

measures as shown in the Scope of Work attached as Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, the Society was able to obtain grant funding and is willing and

financially able to execute all aspects of the project including the construction of two

new additional structures on the Premises, as detailed in the plans and specifications

attached as Exhibit B; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 19 of the License, the Society “shall not

construct any major improvements or permanent structures upon the licensed

premises without the express written approval of the County Legislature” and “such

approval shall be granted only upon a majority vote of the Legislature”; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the License, if such approval for

construction is granted by this body, the Society is further required, to comply with

sub-paragraphs (a) through and including (h), and the Society will enter into a written

agreement obligating itself to do so; and 


WHEREAS, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act

(SEQRA), this construction is deemed as “agricultural farm management practices,

including construction, maintenance and repair of farm buildings and structures, and

land use changes consistent with generally accepted principles of farming” and

therefore is a Type II action not subject to review under SEQRA, having been

determined not to have a significant impact on the environment (6 NYCRR

617.5(c)(2.3)); and

WHEREAS, the project will be monitored by the Ulster County Department

of Public Works, Buildings and Grounds Division, and the Ulster County Safety

Office; now, therefore, be it

 RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature hereby approves the New Show

Ring and Swine Pavilion building project, by the Ulster County Agricultural Society,

as set forth in this Resolution, on the portion of the Ulster County Fairgrounds

currently licensed to the Society, and the Society avers and the Legislature

acknowledges that such project shall be completed at no cost to the County; and, be it


RESOLVED, the granting of the construction project shall be subject to the

Society obtaining any and all permits or approvals from any governing entity that

may have jurisdiction,

and move its adoption.


AYES: 21 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislators Eckert and Maio)


Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on April 4, 2018







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 17th Day of April in the year Two Thousand and

Eighteen, 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 April in

the year Two Thousand and Eighteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

19th Day of April, 2018. 26th Day of April, 2018.

|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: February 1, 2019