Resolution No. 547

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 Wawarsing For Public Use And Benefit – Department Of Finance

Resolution Information




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


Chairwoman of the Ways and Means Committee, Lynn Archer, and Deputy Chair Richard A. Gerentine offer the following:


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


WHEREAS, the Town of Wawarsing, a municipal corporation (the “Town”) wishes to purchase a parcel of County-owned property, which was acquired by the County by reason of nonpayment of taxes; and


WHEREAS, parcel # 188 of the 2019 Public Auction, listed as .36 of an acre, vacant land, Berme Rd., in the Town of Wawarsing, section, block and lot number 83.34-1-37 (the “Subject Property”) has unpaid taxes in the amount of $796.00 dating back to the year 2016; and


WHEREAS, the Town has bid $796.00, the taxes due, and it is the Town’s intent to acquire the Subject Property for public use and benefit; and


            WHEREAS, the Town will use the Subject Property in conjunction with the D&H Rail Trail; and


            WHEREAS, the Town shall be responsible for the 2019-20 school tax and all subsequent tax levies; and


WHEREAS, this conveyance constitutes a Type II action under section 4.1.5 of the County of Ulster’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Type II List that was adopted in Resolution No. 118 on April 20, 2010; and


WHEREAS, as per section 3 of the County’s Type II List, this 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; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature hereby finds and determines that the Subject Property is appropriate for conveyance to the Town for municipal purposes; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the Town shall not name the Subject Property after any political figure; and, be it further



RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Commissioner of Finance is authorized to accept payment as follows:


PREVIOUS OWNER/TOWN                  BIDDER                                BID AMOUNT


Unknown Owner/Wawarsing                     Town of Wawarsing            $796.00

SBL#: 83.34-1-37                                        108 Canal Street

Parcel # 188                                                  PO Box 671                                                 

Unpaid taxes: $796.00                                 Ellenville, NY  12428                                                        

and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is authorized and directed to make, execute and deliver to the Town a Quitclaim Deed conveying the interest of the County in the Subject Property, 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 move its adoption.




AYES:                        NOES:    



Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ________________.





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Updated: December 27, 2019