Resolution No. 313

Establishing A Policy Ensuring Maximization Of Funds Received By Ulster County Pursuant To The New York State Homes and Community Renewal Community Development Block Grant Program

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)


Legislator Hector Rodriguez offers the following:


WHEREAS, Ulster County has historically entered into an Agreement For Professional Services with RUPCO, INC., (“RUPCO”), to implement a countywide program that assists low and moderate income residents and preserves single family, owner occupied housing through housing rehabilitation activities; and


WHEREAS, the Agreement for Professional Services by and between Ulster County and RUPCO historically provides for the administration and distribution of the New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYS HRC) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County is desirous of establishing a policy mandating that 100% of the funds allocated pursuant to CDBG and the Agreement For Professional Services are transferred directly to the program, with no funds to be withdrawn by the Ulster County Department of Planning; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature is empowered pursuant to Charter Section C-47, to impose duties upon the Ulster County Director of Planning not otherwise set forth in the Ulster County Charter; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that 100% of the CDBG funds allocated to Ulster County shall be transferred to and/or applied to the Countywide program or vendor administering the program; and, be it further


RESOVLED, that any administrative fee collected by Ulster County shall be allocated directly to the approved Ulster County Homeownership Program,


and move its adoption.










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


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.





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Updated: August 21, 2019