Resolution No. 96

Amending The 2022 - 2027 Capital Improvement Program – Amending Capital Project Nos. 597, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, And 604 Ulster County Recovery And Resiliency Projects – Amending The 2022 Capital Fund Budget – Department Of Finance

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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)

 

Legislators Joe Maloney and Laura Petit offer the following:

 

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Treasury has notified Ulster County that funding for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is available in the amount of $34,491,474.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the ARPA is to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control; and

 

WHEREAS, the ARPA further seeks to replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs; and

 

WHEREAS, the ARPA seeks to address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic; and

 

WHEREAS, to date, over $12 million has been approved in various expenditures ranging from creation of administrative positions within government to committing funding to implement the Ulster County respite house and crisis stabilization center policies; and

 

WHEREAS, in allocating the ARPA funding, the Ulster County Legislature intends to make fair investments that result in positive, long-term benefits for as many Ulster County communities as possible; and

 

WHEREAS, government has a responsibility to ensure that all people can enjoy their basic human right to quality, available, acceptable, accessible, and affordable water; and

 

WHEREAS, the Final Rule released by Treasury on January 6, 2022, allows the County to make investments in water infrastructure under section 602(c)(1)(d) and 603(c)(1)(d), which can include lead service, line replacement, and other activities to identify and remediate lead in water; and

 

 

 

WHEREAS, water infrastructure investments would stimulate the economy, attract businesses, and allow for tourist movement by facilitating conditions that are more conducive to business activity and tourism; and

 

WHEREAS, the completion of water infrastructure for certain drinking water projects may support population growth; and

 

            WHEREAS, such water infrastructure projects are unlikely to be made using private sources of funds; and

 

            WHEREAS, in furtherance of ensuring the basic human right to water, Ulster County wishes to partner with its municipalities to establish a program to match up to $1,000,000.00 per water infrastructure project; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is therefore necessary to establish a Capital Project for improved access to clean drinking water, improved wastewater and/or stormwater infrastructure systems; and

 

WHEREAS, it is further necessary to amend the 2022 - 2027 Capital Improvement program in the amount of $2,954,000.00; and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with Charter Section C-11, the funding for the capital projects proposed herein shall require subsequent Legislative approval; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that Capital Project Nos. 597, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, and 604 are hereby amended as follows:

 

 

CREATE                                        AMOUNT

 

Capital Project No. 604                  ARP Water Infrastructure           $22,434,000.00

                                                 

 

DELETE                                        AMOUNT

 

Capital Project No. 597                  ARP Housing                                    $3,300,000.00

 

 

 

Capital Project No. 599                   ARP Non-Profit, Youth, and          $3,000,000.00

 Community Programs

 

Capital Project No. 600                   ARP Food Security and Access     $   350,000.00

 

Capital Project No. 603                   ARP Green Home Retrofit and      $3,000,000.00

 Workforce Development                          

 

 

AMEND                                         AMOUNT

 

Capital Project No. 601                   ARP Small Business and                 $6,000,000.00

  Economic Recovery                      $   170,000.00

 

Capital Project No. 602                   ARP Infrastructure and Trails        $6,000,000.00

                                                                                                                        $2,000,000.00

 

and, be it further

 

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

 

                                                            INCREASE                                       AMOUNT

 

HH.8097.0604.4300.4505               Fees for Professional Services       $22,434,000.00 

(App. #)                                                                                                        

 

HH.8097.0604.3400.4097              Federal Aid                                       $22,434,000.00

(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.

 

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 

AYES:                        NOES:      

 

Passed Committee: American Rescue Plan Act on _____________.

 

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on _____________.

 

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

$22,434,000.00 – COUNTY CAPITAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS

$22,434,000.00 – FEDERAL CAPTIAL FUND REVENUES

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Updated: February 23, 2022

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Wed, Mar 9, 2022 American Rescue Plan Act Special Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 96
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No
Abstained
No Vote

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