Resolution No. 257

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into A License Agreement With The City Of Kingston For The Use Of Certain Transit Facilities By Ulster County To Provide Expanded Transit Service In The City By Ulster County Area Transit In Response To The Dissolution Of Citi-Bus And Elimination Of Transit Service By The City – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit)

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), 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 Public Transportation; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 139 dated April 16, 2019, the City of Kingston (the “City”) and the County entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (the “MOA”) that will effectuate dissolution of Citi-Bus and the expansion of transit service within the City of Kingston by Ulster County Area Transit (“UCAT”); and


WHEREAS, the MOA requires the transfer of transit rolling stock to Ulster County to provide for the expansion of service, and the continued use for public transit purposes of certain existing transit facilities owned by the City that include bus storage and bus wash facilities as well as access gate and bus shelters within the City of Kingston; and 


WHEREAS, the City and the County wish to provide for the continuing public transit use of these existing transit facilities through a license agreement between the City and County to assist UCAT in its expansion of service within the City; and


WHEREAS, the City and the County have agreed to an annual compensation to the City for the use of these facilities of $12,000.00 for a period of five (5) years; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to execute a license agreement and any related amendments with the City of Kingston, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney,




and move its adoption.





AYES:                        NOES:    



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


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.





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Updated: July 2, 2019