Resolution No. 379

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Inter-Municipal Agreement For The Sharing Of Information Relating To Short-Term Rental Properties With The Town Of Woodstock – Department Of Finance

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators

Archer, Bartels, Lopez, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, and Petit)

Legislator Jonathan R. Heppner offers the following:

WHEREAS, this resolution is submitted by the County Executive on behalf of

the Department of Finance; and

WHEREAS, in order to ensure collection and enforcement of the County’s

hotel and motel tax from individuals renting residential properties on a short-term

basis, the County has entered into a software services agreement with a private

vendor to monitor marketplace operators for advertisements of short-term rentals of

properties in the County and provide to the County a list of the short-term rental

properties, parcel information on those properties, physical property information, the

addresses and contact information for the properties’ owners, and information on the

nightly rates; and

WHEREAS, the growth of the short-term rental marketplace has left local

municipalities scrambling to understand the scope and size of this marketplace within

their jurisdiction, while attempting to address health and safety concerns and quality

of life issues determined through local zoning and code enforcement; and

WHEREAS, in an effort to assist local municipalities, the County has offered

to provide an inventory of all properties within the Town of Woodstock that have

been identified by the County’s vendor as advertising short-term rentals; and

WHEREAS, the County and the Town of Woodstock now desire to enter into

an agreement for the sharing of the information provided through the County’s

software services agreement; and

WHEREAS, because of the inter-municipal nature of the agreement, the

County Executive and the Commissioner of Finance request that the Chairman of the

Ulster County Legislature be authorized to execute the Inter-Municipal Agreement;

now, therefore, be it

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

authorized to execute the Inter-Municipal Agreement, and any amendments thereto,

with the Town of Woodstock, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Legislature or

as modified with the approval of the County Attorney,


and move its adoption.


AYES: 21 NOES: 0

(Legislator Petit arrived at 8:53 PM)

(Absent: Legislator Fabiano)

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on September 12, 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 20th Day of September 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 21st Day of

September 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

24th Day of September, 2018. 1st Day of October, 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 4, 2019