Resolution No. 197

Amending The 2023 - 2028 Capital Improvement Program -Establishing Capital Project No. 663 Woodstock Culvert #2 – Amending The 2023 Capital Fund Budget – Department Of Public Works (Highways And Bridges)

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Public Works, Capital Projects and Transportation Committee (Chairwoman Petit and Legislators Erner, Fabiano, Litts, and Nolan), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Cahill, Roberts, 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 by the County Executive on behalf of the Department of Public Works; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County’s inventory lists 152 large culverts which have spans between 5ft and 20ft; and


WHEREAS, engineering inspections have evaluated and rated the conditions of Ulster County’s large culvert inventory; and


          WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has identified one large culvert in need of repair; and


WHEREAS, this culvert was planned to be a part of the 2023 Large Culvert Program but Grant funding has become available to offset its cost; and


WHEREAS, the failing and undersized stream culvert in a tributary to the Sawkill River, under a portion of Wittenberg Road (CR 46) in the Town of Woodstock will be replaced utilizing in-house engineering and labor; and


WHEREAS, the project will alleviate flooding events and connect 2.2 miles of aquatic habitat in the Lower Esopus Watershed; and


WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIP) Grant Program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly improve water quality or aquatic habitat, or protect a drinking water source; and  


WHEREAS, WQIP funding in the amount of $250,000.00 has been awarded to DPW for this project; and


WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish Capital Project No. 663 to accept the grant funding; and


WHEREAS, Capital Project No. 663 will be established for the exact amount of the grant award; 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 4.5.5 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. 653 be established to accept grant funding in the amount of $250,000.00; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the 2023-2028 Ulster County Capital Improvement Program is amended as follows:


                                                      INCREASE                                       AMOUNT


Capital Project No. 663                   Woodstock Culvert #2                  $250,000.00 


and, be it further


RESOLVED, that Capital Project No. 663 is hereby established as follows:


CREATE                                        AMOUNT


Capital Project No. 663                Woodstock Culvert #2                  $250,000.00 


and be it further,


RESOLVED, that the 2023 Ulster County Capital Fund budget is hereby amended as follows:



INCREASE                               AMOUNT


HH.5197.0663-4100.4100            Bridge Materials                         $250,000.00

(App. #)                                       


HH.5197.0663-3500.5710            Revenue- Serial Bonds                 $250,000.00 (Rev. #),       


and moves its adoption.





AYES:                       NOES:      



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


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ______________.









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Updated: June 21, 2023