Resolution No. 168

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into An Agreement With The New York Environmental Protection And Spill Compensation Fund For Distribution Of Proceeds From Tax Foreclosure Sale For A Parcel Of County Owned Property At 454 Hurley Avenue, In The Town of Ulster, Tax Map Number 48.17-1-41.100 – Department Of Finance

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Energy and Environment Committee (Chairwoman Greene and Legislators Eckert, Heppner, Wawro, and Woltman), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Rodriguez)


Chairwoman of the Ways and Means Committee, Lynn Archer, and Deputy Chair Richard A. Gerentine offer the following:


WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the Acting County Executive on behalf of the Department of Finance; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County is owed real property and school taxes, together with, as applicable, accrued interest and penalties as of April 30, 2019, with respect to a parcel on Hurley Avenue, tax map number 48.17-1-41.100 (the “Site”), in the amount of $117,196; and


WHEREAS, the Site was the site of a former gas station, and as a result of such use, remediation of environmental hazards was necessary; and


WHEREAS, The New York Environmental Protection And Spill Compensation Fund (the Fund”) has performed all required remediation and has deemed the Site “clean;” and


WHEREAS, the Fund has spent approximately $50,000.00 remediating the Site; and 


WHEREAS, the Fund has agreed to release the County and its eligible successors from any liability relating to the Site for a distribution of the auction sales proceeds to partially offset the cleanup and removal costs expended by the Fund; and


WHEREAS, in consideration of this agreement, the County shall pay to the Fund fifty percent of the sale price received at auction; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Fund relative to the division of proceeds of the sale of said parcel, 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.





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Passed Committee: Energy and Environment on ______________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _______________.





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Updated: April 29, 2019