Resolution No. 252

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Cooperative Agreement With The New York State Department Of Conservation For The Implementation Of Environmental Benefit Projects On The Lower Esopus As Provided For In The DEC Order On Consent – Department Of Planning

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Economic Development, Planning, Education, Employment, Arts and Agriculture Committee (Chairman Cahill and Legislators Corcoran, Criswell, Hewitt, Litts, Maloney and Sperry), The Energy, Environment and Sustainability Committee (Chairwoman Greene and Legislators Hansut, Erner, Maloney, and Stewart), The Public Works, Capital Projects and Transportation Committee (Chairwoman Petit and Legislators Fabiano, Litts, Nolan, and Stewart),  and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Cahill, Fabiano, Ronk, and Walter)


Chairman of the Economic Development, Planning, Education, Employment, Arts and Agriculture Committee, Brian B. Cahill, and Deputy Chair Herbert Litts, III offer the following:


            WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the County Executive on behalf of the Department of Planning; and


WHEREAS, the Order on Consent - DEC Case No: D007-0001-11 (“the Order”) entered into between the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) provided for $290,000.00 in Environmental Benefit Projects funds provided by NYCDEP to fund specific projects benefiting the Lower Esopus Creek; and


WHEREAS, the Order also provided that Ulster County may act as fiscal agent to manage this funding, by entering into an agreement with NYSDEC to do so, and the County accepted this role as authorized in Resolution 99 of 2014 as well as establishing and funding Capital Project No. 407; and


WHEREAS, the existing 2014 intermunicipal cooperative agreement (CA00542) has expired while $211,042 funds remain for a Lower Esopus Creek Stream Management Plan; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to execute a new Cooperative Agreement, and any amendments thereto, with the NYSDEC for Ulster County to act as fiscal agent to implement the Environmental Benefit Projects, specifically the Lower Esopus Stream Management Plan, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Legislature, or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney,




and move its adoption.





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Passed Committee:  Economic Development, Planning, Education, Employment, Arts and Agriculture on ______________.


Passed Committee:  Energy, Environment and Sustainability on ______________.


Passed Committee:  Public Works, Capital Projects and Transportation on ______________.


Passed Committee:  Ways and Means on ______________.






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Updated: May 26, 2022