Resolution No. 472

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Convey A Parcel Of County Owned Property Acquired Pursuant To Article 11 Of The Real Property Tax Law For Unpaid Taxes To The Town Of Shawangunk – Department Of Finance

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Donaldson, Gerentine, Maio, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Ronk)


Legislator Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr. offers the following:


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


WHEREAS, the Town of Shawangunk wishes to acquire a parcel of County -owned property hereinafter described, which was acquired by the County by reason of nonpayment of taxes; and


WHEREAS, said parcel # 131 of the 2019 Public Auction, listed as .34 acre, vacant land, Bruyn Turnpike, in the Town of Shawangunk, section, block and lot number 106.1-3-21 has unpaid taxes in the amount of $5,191.50 dating back to the year 2013; and


WHEREAS, Section 72¬h of New York State General Municipal Law permits the Legislature of the County of Ulster to transfer the property described herein to another municipality, subject to approval by the Town of Shawangunk, either without consideration or for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as shall be approved by the Ulster County Legislature and the Town Board of the Town of Shawangunk; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature has determined that the subject property is surplus property that is not needed by the County of Ulster for County purposes; and


WHEREAS, these conveyances constitute Type II actions under section 4.1.5 of the County of Ulster’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Type II List that was adopted by Resolution No. 118 on April 20, 2010; and


WHEREAS, as per section 3 of the County’s Type II List, these actions do not pose a significant potential environmental impact and may be progressed as Type II actions in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 617 of SEQRA; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Commissioner of Finance is directed to write off the unpaid taxes; and, be it further





RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature hereby finds and determines that the property described herein and which is intended to be conveyed herein is appropriate for conveyance to the Town of Shawangunk for municipal purposes; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that such property shall be conveyed to the Town of Shawangunk for no consideration; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town of Shawangunk shall not name the subject property after any political figure; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the deed to the property be prepared as follows:


PREVIOUS OWNER                    TOWN                                   DEED TO


Latini, Richard & Frances               Town of Shawangunk          Town of Shawangunk

Parcel # 131                                                                                      Town Hall

SBL#: 106.1-3-21                                                                            14 Central Avenue

PO Box 247

Wallkill, NY  12589

and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is authorized and directed to make, execute and deliver to said party, a Quitclaim Deed conveying the interest of the County in said Parcel, which Quitclaim Deed shall contain the covenant that the said County of Ulster shall in no event be or become liable for any defects in title conveyed for any cause whatsoever, and that no claim or demand of any nature shall ever be made against the County of Ulster arising from such sale, conveyance or the proceedings leading thereto; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that such conveyance is subject to acceptance and authorization by the Town Board of the Town of Shawangunk, upon the adoption of a duly certified resolution of that body within ninety days of the date of approval of this Resolution by the County Executive,


and move its adoption.







AYES:                          NOES:    



Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ______________.




$5,191.50 UNPAID TAXES

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Updated: December 9, 2019