Referred to: The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee (Chairman Cahill and Legislators Archer, Corcoran, Delaune, Litts, Maio, and Uchitelle)
Legislators Laura Petit and John Parete offer the following:
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature passed resolution 244 of 2005, Directing The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) To Adopt Prevailing Wage And Local Labor Provisions As Requirements For Securing IDA Assistance; and
WHEREAS, the Governor’s proposed 2021 budget requires companies receiving public monies to use prevailing wage standards for state projects in some but not all instances; and
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature is committed to ensuring diverse local job creation in our County; and
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature created the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) in 1976 to “promote, encourage, attract and develop job and business opportunities and economically sound commerce and industry in cities, towns and villages of Ulster County”; and
WHEREAS, the assistance provided by the UCIDA is a substantial benefit to companies who qualify for this assistance; and
WHEREAS, the assistance provided by the UCIDA does come
s at a cost to local taxpayers either directly or indirectly; and
WHEREAS, it is the belief of this Legislature that residents of Ulster County deserve to share in the economic benefits as there is a cost to the taxpayer for UCIDA
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature further believes that local labor should first be sought before securing outside labor for UCIDA assisted projects; and
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency has adopted similar measures dealing specifically with prevailing wage and local labor that have been found to be legal and proper; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature reaffirms that the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency retains the authority to set criterion regarding the use of prevailing wage and local labor requirements in order to secure UCIDA assistance,
and move its adoption.
ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
AYES: 23 NOES: 0
Passed Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit as amended on February 4, 2020
Legislator Ronk motioned, seconded by Legislator Petit, to amend the Resolution title, strike the existing Resolved clauses, and add a new Resolved clause as indicated above.
MOTION ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
AYES: 23 NOES: 0
STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF ULSTER
I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 18th Day of February in the year Two Thousand and Twenty, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 20th Day of February in the year Two Thousand and Twenty.
Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk
Ulster County Legislature
Current Text: PDF
Updated: June 2, 2020
Votes on this Resolutionyes no abstained no vote