Resolution No. 202

Authorizing Land Acquisitions For The River Road Drainage Project In The Town Of Esopus – Department Of Public Works (Highways & Bridges)

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Public Works and Capital Projects Committee (Chairwoman Petit and Legislators Fabiano, Greene, Litts, and Nolan), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Rodriguez)


Chairwoman of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee, Laura Petit, Deputy Chair Dean J. Fabiano offer the following:


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


WHEREAS, the 2019-2024 Ulster County Capital Improvement Program included funding of $431,000.00 for the replacement of a deteriorated storm water drainage system on River Road in the Town of Esopus; and


WHEREAS, the Capital Project is not established, but it is necessary to perform land acquisitions prior to the construction bidding process; and


            WHEREAS, design services were paid for out of the 2018 operating budget in the amount of $26,000.00; and


WHEREAS, the design has identified the land acquisition needs consisting of one (1) temporary easement and one (1) permanent easement to construct the project; and


WHEREAS, owners of the lands have been contacted, are agreeable to the project, and are seeking no compensation at this time; and


WHEREAS, based upon examination by the Ulster County Legislature, the County’s funding of this Project constitutes a Type II action as defined under Sections 4.1.4 of the County of Ulster’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Type II List, which was adopted pursuant to Resolution No. 118 dated April 20, 2010; and


            WHEREAS, Ulster County has determined that this funding action does not pose a significant potential environmental impact and may be progressed as a Type II action in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 617 of SEQRA, and does not require any further determination or procedure under SEQRA; now, therefore, be it,






           RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature hereby authorizes the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature to execute any and all documents related to the land acquisitions as approved by the County Attorney,


and move its adoption.





AYES:                        NOES:    



Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on ______________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ________________.





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Updated: June 17, 2019