Resolution No. 289

Amending The 2022 - 2027 Capital Improvement Program –Establishing And Funding Capital Project No. 635 - ARPA Parks Program – Amending The 2022 Capital Fund Budget – Department Of Finance

Resolution Information

No Action Taken In Committee



Referred to:  The American Rescue Plan Act Special Committee (Chairman Criswell and Legislators Corcoran, Levine, Lopez, and Sperry), 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)


Legislator Eric Stewart offers the following:


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature passed Resolution Number 635 on August 17, 2021 creating a capital project entitled “ARP Infrastructure and Trails,” with an anticipated allocation in the amount of $6,000,000.00 with a goal of providing municipal project assistance; and


WHEREAS, the purpose of the ARPA is to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease the spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control, with one of the key components of these measures being through promoting social distancing—especially outdoors; and


WHEREAS, state, county and municipal governments are charged with providing equal services, amenities, and access to public spaces through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and


WHEREAS, parks and trails are proven to provide both health and economic benefits to local communities and also offer safe and affordable opportunities for outdoor recreation, dog walking, bicycling, and opportunities for citizens to spend time with family and friends in nature; and


WHEREAS, every municipality in Ulster County has projects on their agenda to build and sustain these valuable green spaces; and


WHEREAS, providing public funding to assist with such projects will help to strengthen our towns and build a sense of community, resulting in a positive lasting impact for future generations to enjoy; and


WHEREAS, in allocating ARPA funding, the Ulster County Legislature intends to make fair investments across the county via partnership with its municipalities to establish a program to match up to 50% of the total cost of each park project, with a maximum match of $500,000.00 per project; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that Capital Project No. 635 is hereby established as follows:



CREATE                                        AMOUNT


Capital Project No. 635                 ARPA Parks Program                  $5,000,000.00


and, be it further


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


                                                  INCREASE                               AMOUNT


HH.7197.0635.4300.4505             Fees for Professional Services          $5,000,000.00        

(App. #)                                                                                                           


HH.7197.0635.3400.4995            Federal Aid                                  $5,000,000.00

(Rev. #)                                                                                       


and, be it further


RESOLVED, that funding of the Capital Projects established by this Resolution, and any contracts in excess of $50,000 or contract amendments which cause such contracts to exceed the aggregate sum of $50,000, made in connection with such Capital Projects, shall be subject to the further approval of the Ulster County Legislature,   


and move its adoption.




AYES:                     NOES:    


Passed Committee: American Rescue Plan Act on __________________.


Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on __________________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on __________________.





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Updated: July 11, 2022

Votes on this Resolution

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