Resolution No. 383

Establishing Capital Project No. 639 – Hall Of Records Building Roof Restoration –– Amending The 2022 Capital Fund Budget –– Department Of Public Works (Buildings & Grounds)

Resolution Information




Referred to: 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)


Chairwoman of the Public Works, Capital Projects and Transportation Committee, Laura Petit, and Deputy Chair Dean J. Fabiano offer the following:


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


            WHEREAS, the Hall of Records is a records storage facility and vault located at 300 Foxhall Avenue in Kingston, which has been occupied by the Ulster County government since 1997; and


WHEREAS it has been determined that the Hall of Records roof is approximately 22,550 square feet and in need of rehabilitation work; and


WHEREAS this restoration project intends to use contract labor to renovate the roof by removing existing loose aggregate from the existing roof; repair any noted deficiencies; re‐flash entire perimeter, curbs, penthouse walls, penetrations, soils sacks with new flashing membrane; upgrade and remediate all internal drain(s) flashing membrane and sump areas. Then apply a restorative waterproofing top‐pour over embedded aggregate with new pea‐gravel into newly applied layer of waterproofing over entire roof mat; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 416 of 2019, the Department of Public Works requested that the Department of the Environment complete a study to determine the feasibility of installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the building; and


            WHEREAS, the Solar Feasibility Study determined that a rooftop solar PV system is economically and structurally feasible at the Hall of Records; and


WHEREAS, the Hall of Records is served by a single electricity meter and a rooftop solar array would produce approximately 56% of the building’s average electricity needs each year; and






WHEREAS, design of the roof restoration project recommends cool roof technology during renovation, a technology designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof and yield significant energy savings through a reduction in cooling load inside the building; and


WHEREAS, Additionally, by decreasing roof temperature, a cool roof design may extend roof service life; and


WHEREAS, the project expenditures in the amount of $560,600.00 for the Roof Replacement Program, were approved in the 2022 – 2027 Capital Program; and


WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works requests that Capital Project No. 639 be established and funded in the amount of $560,600.00; now, therefore be it


            RESOLVED, that Capital Project No. 639 for the Hall of Records Roof Restoration Project be established as follows:


                                                            CREATE                                          AMOUNT


Capital Project No. 639                  Hall of Records Roof                    $560,600.00


and, be it further


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


                                                              INCREASE                                    AMOUNT                                             

HH.1997.0639-2300.2550               Construction                                $560,600.00

(App. #)                                          


HH.1997. 0639-3500.5710              Serial Bonds                                   $560,600.00

(Rev. #),


and move its adoption.







AYES:                        NOES:    



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


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _______________.










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Updated: August 2, 2022