Referred to: 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)
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 the Department of the Environment; and
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature has Enacted Local Law No. 9 of 2015; A Local Law Establishing a Sustainable Green Fleet Policy; and
WHEREAS, said law establishes the policy of the County “to purchase …the most energy efficient and cost-effective vehicles possible…;” and
WHEREAS, the law further states “…Ulster County seeks to move toward zero emission vehicles by promoting the use of electric, hybrid-electric, and sustainable green vehicles by residents and will do so by: …2. Installing electric vehicle charging stations at County-owned facilities;” and
WHEREAS, the project expenditures in the amount of $317,807 for the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project, were approved in the 2022 – 2027 Capital Program; and
WHEREAS, planned sites include Ulster County Development Court Facility in the Town of Ulster, Ulster County Probation on Broadway in Kingston, Ulster County Law Enforcement Center (UCLEC) in Kingston, the Trudy Resnick Farber Center in Ellenville, and Ulster Area Transit (UCAT); and
WHEREAS, this Project supports Green New Deal plan requirements and Ulster County Government Operations Climate Action Plan action VF-5: Install additional EVcharging stations to support fleet operations; and
WHEREAS, Central Hudson’s Light-Duty Make-Ready Program provides an incentive of 90% of the site preparation project cost to a cap of $6,900 per plug for publicly-accessible Level 2 stations and an incentive of 50% of the site preparation project cost to a cap of $4,500 per plug for non-public Level 2 stations; and
WHEREAS, for publicly accessible EV charging stations, the County will seek funding from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Municipal Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure grants program which, if awarded, will fund 80% of the project cost for sites outside of designated disadvantaged communities and 100% of the project cost for sites within designated disadvantaged communities; and
WHEREAS, based upon examination by the Ulster County Legislature, the County’s funding of this Project constitutes a Type II action as defined under Sections 4.5.11 of the County of Ulster’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Type II List, which was adopted pursuant to Resolution No. 118 dated April 20, 2010; and
WHEREAS, Ulster County has determined that this funding action does not pose a significant potential environmental impact and may be progressed as a Type II action in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 617 of SEQRA, and does not require any further determination or procedure under SEQRA; and
WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works requests that Capital Project
No. 645 be established and funded in the amount of $317,807.00; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Capital Project No. 644 for the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project be established as follows:
Capital Project No. 644 Electric Vehicle Charging $317,807.00
and, be it further
RESOLVED, that the 2022 Ulster County Capital Fund budget is hereby amended as follows:
HH.1997.0644-2300.2550 Construction $ 50,000.00
HH.1997.0644-4300.4505 Professional Services $267,807.00
HH.1997.0644-3500.5710 Serial Bonds $317,807.00
and move its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
Passed Committee: Energy, Environment and Sustainability on _______________.
Passed Committee: Public Works, Capital Projects and Transportation on _______________.
Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _______________.
$317,807.00 – COUNTY CAPITAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS
$317,807.00 – COUNTY REVENUE – SERIAL BONDS
***A BOND RESOLUTION WILL BE REQUIRED***
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Updated: July 28, 2022