Resolution No. 95

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Intermunicipal Agreement With Various Municipalities For The Operation Of U.C.E.R.T. (Ulster County Emergency Response Team) – Ulster County Sheriff

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee (Chairwoman Eckert and Legislators Collins, Haynes, Heppner, and Ronk)


Chairwoman of the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee, Lynn Eckert, and Deputy Chair Kenneth Ronk, Jr.  offer the following:


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


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Emergency Response Team (“UCERT”) operates as a county-wide emergency response team, consisting of law enforcement personnel from various agencies throughout Ulster County; and


WHEREAS, the existence of a specialized unit to provide a rapid tactical response to critical incidents will benefit Ulster County and serve as a resource for all police and law enforcement agencies within the County; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Sheriff oversees UCERT; and


WHEREAS, local municipalities have been invited to participate in UCERT and have been given a cooperative agreement for execution to formalize their participation; and


WHEREAS, it is anticipated that additional municipalities may elect to participate in UCERT and seek to become parties to the cooperative agreement; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Chairwoman of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to execute a cooperative agreement and any related amendments with the various municipalities participating in UCERT, for the term beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019 in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature, or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that additional municipalities may be added as additional signatories to the cooperative agreement upon the review and authorization of the County Attorney, in consultation with Counsel to the County Legislature, Chair of the County Legislature, and the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee,



and move its adoption.




AYES:                        NOES:    



Passed Committee: Law Enforcement and Public Safety on _______________.





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Updated: April 10, 2019