Resolution No. 216

Appointing Ulster County Legislator, District No. 20

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Laws, Rules and Government Services Committee (Chairman Heppner and Legislators Gavaris, Levine, Roberts, and Ronk)


Chairwoman Tracey A. Bartels and Majority Leader Jonathan Heppner offer the following:


WHEREAS, pursuant to Ulster County Charter § C-21, and Ulster County Administrative Code § A2-16, Filling membership vacancies, “A vacancy in the County Legislature shall be filled by appointment by the County Legislature of a qualified elector residing within the district no later than 30 days from the time at which the vacancy occurs. If the appointment is not made within 30 days, a special election shall be conducted to fill the vacancy within 90 days after the vacancy occurs; provided, however, that if there is a scheduled general election within 120 days after said vacancy occurs, the vacancy shall be filled at that general election. A person who fills a vacancy, if appointed or elected at a special election, shall serve until commencement of the calendar year next succeeding the first general election after the happening of the vacancy at which a successor may be elected, and the vacancy shall be filled at such election for the unexpired term. A person elected at a general election to fill a vacancy shall serve out the remainder of the term for that seat.”, and


WHEREAS, a vacancy exists in the Ulster County Legislature, District No. 20, due to the resignation of Legislator Eve Walter due to increased demands of full-time employment; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that Tricia Bowen, New Paltz, New York 12561, is hereby appointed to fill such vacancy effective immediately, and shall serve until December 31, 2023,


and move its adoption.






AYES:                        NOES:     



Passed Committee: Laws, Rules and Government Services on ______________.





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Updated: May 11, 2023