Resolution No. 185

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Claim For Payment And Any Additional Documents Necessary To Secure Payment From New York State For The Appropriation Of County Property – New York State Acquisition Maps Nos. 37 And 38 – Department Of Public Works

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Public Works and Capital Projects Committee (Chairman Fabiano and Legislators Cahill, Greene, Heppner, and Litts), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Bartels, Gavaris, Haynes, Maio, Ronk, and Walter)


Chairman of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee, Dean J. Fabiano, and Deputy Chair Manna Jo Greene offer the following:


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


WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) desires to progress a project known as the Empire State Trail; and


WHEREAS, NYSDOT has identified certain property that New York State must acquire in order to construct the planned improvements; and


WHEREAS, the County of Ulster has been identified as the reputed owner of property parcels identified on NYSDOT Acquisition Map No. 37 as Parcels No. 37 and 38, respectively, totaling approximately 0.033 acres; and


WHEREAS, said property parcels are being appropriated by New York State in accordance with Section 502 of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law and said maps became official on February 18, 2020, and title to the property, easement, or right indicated on the Acquisition Maps will be vested in the name of the People of the State of New York when filed with the County Clerk; and


WHEREAS, NYSDOT has determined the value of the property appropriated and the legal damages caused by said appropriation; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 304 of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law, the New York State Comptroller has deposited the sum of $500.00 (Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars) in an Eminent Domain account as the amount of New York State’s offer for its eminent domain acquisition of the property interest described in the aforementioned Acquisition Maps; and







WHEREAS, as a prerequisite to the payment of the sum of $500.00 (Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars) to the County, as the owner of the property affected by said appropriation, certain documents as required by the New York State Attorney General’s Office, must be executed by the County and delivered to the New York State Department of Transportation; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature hereby authorizes the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature to execute, on behalf of the County of Ulster, any and all documents related to the appropriation of lands as shown on Maps No. 37 and 38, and necessary to secure payment of the claims as approved by the County Attorney,


and move its adoption.





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Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on _____________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.





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Updated: June 3, 2020