Resolution No. 168.1

Authorizing A One-Time Reimbursement To Ulster County 2021 Real Property Taxpayers

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 168
Postponed in Committee



Referred to:  The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Cahill, Fabiano, Ronk, and Walter)


Legislators Joe Maloney and Laura Petit offer the following:


WHEREAS, pursuant to Charter §C-11(A), the Ulster County Legislature is empowered to make appropriations, levy taxes, incur indebtedness; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Charter §C-11(N), the Ulster County Legislature is empowered to adopt a budget and to determine and fix real property tax equalization rates among the various districts of the County for County purposes; and


WHEREAS, actual sales and use tax revenues exceeded the 2021 Adopted Ulster County Budget by $34,312,169.00 for the year ended December 31, 2021; and


WHEREAS, a surplus is anticipated upon closing of the 2021 financials, and a surplus was achieved in 2020, which resulted in an unassigned fund balance of over $39 million; and


WHEREAS, the accumulation of said surpluses is anticipated to exceed the County’s adopted Fund Balance Policy; and


WHEREAS, the adopted policy requires an unassigned fund balance above the allowable threshold to be remedied within the succeeding year if it is possible and prudent to do so; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County had decreased the real property tax levy by a minimum of 0.25% annually beginning in 2015, and no decrease was provided in 2021; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that a total of $34,312,169.00 will be reimbursed to Ulster County property taxpayers, in a proportionate share based upon the amount of county property tax paid on each parcel of property for the 2021 tax year, less penalties and fees; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the Commissioner of Finance be and hereby is authorized to calculate, determine and remit payment/credit to said property taxpayers the proportionate share due pursuant to the formula set forth herein; and, be it further







RESOLVED, the 2022 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as follows:


INCREASE                                       AMOUNT


AA.9900.9900.3700.9990              Appropriated Fund Balance           $34,312,169.00

(App. #)


INCREASE                                       AMOUNT


AA.1310.1076.4600.4660              Misc. Contractual, Other                $34,312,169.00

(App. #),



and move its adoption.





AYES:                        NOES:      



Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.






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Updated: May 26, 2022

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Tue, May 10, 2022 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 168.1 for One Month
No Vote