Resolution No. 245

Amending Capital Project No. 459 – Ashokan Rail Trail Project - To Include Costs For Construction And Engineering Inspection Of The Ashokan Station And Woodstock Dike Trailheads – Department Of Planning

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee (Chairman Woltman and Legislators Archer, Delaune, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, and Rodriguez), 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)


Chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit Committee, Brian J. Woltman, and Deputy Chair Lynn Archer offer the following:


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


WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 187 passed on May 19, 2015, the Ulster County Legislature authorized the County Executive and Chair of the Legislature to execute a memorandum of agreement with the City of New York (“MOA”) to accept grant funding for and facilitate the creation of a public recreational trail along the Ashokan Reservoir (“Ashokan Rail Trail”), which the County is currently constructing and anticipates completing by the end of 2019; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to the MOA, the City of New York and its Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) shall fund, design, construct, operate and maintain three public trailheads for the Ashokan Rail Trail; and


WHEREAS, the County and DEP determined that it would be more economical, efficient, and advantageous for coordinated completion and public opening of the Ashokan Rail Trail if the construction of two of the three trailheads to be located at the Ashokan Station in Shokan (“Ashokan Station Trailhead”) and at the Woodstock Dike Fishing Area in West Hurley (“Woodstock Dike Trailhead”) were constructed by the County, utilizing $1.88 million in additional grant funding from the NYC DEP, which covers the costs of construction and construction inspection for the two trailheads; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature authorized execution of an Amendment to the MOA executed on June 16, 2015 between the City of New York and Ulster County (County Contract No. 2015-416) to allow the County to construct two trailheads with additional NYC DEP funding; and






WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 421 passed on November 14, 2017, the Ulster County Legislature adopted and issued a Negative Declaration under SEQRA for the Ashokan Rail Trail Project (the “Project”); and


WHEREAS, the County has bid the construction of the two trailheads and wishes to move construction in order to open the Ashokan Rail Trail later this year; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that Capital Project 459 is hereby amended as follows:



                                                INCREASE                                       AMOUNT


HH.7197.0459.2300.2550              Construction                                     $1,718,800.00



HH.7197.0459.4300.4355              Engineering                                       $   161,600.00



HH.7197.0459.3200.2397              Intergovernmental Charges            $1,880,400.00

(Rev.#)                                               Capital Projects, Other Gov’t.

                                                            (NYC DEP Grant)


and move its adoption.





AYES:                        NOES:    



Passed Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit on ______________.


Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on ______________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.







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Updated: July 2, 2019