Resolution No. 307

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Intermunicipal Agreement With The Power Authority Of New York (NYPA) - Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure Project Phase 2.2 - Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit)

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Energy, Environment and Sustainability Committee (Chairwoman Greene and Legislators Hansut, Levine, Maloney, and Stewart), 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, Criswell, Roberts, and Ronk)


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


WHEREAS, this Resolution has been submitted at the request of the County Executive on behalf of the Ulster County Department of Public Transportation; and


WHEREAS, Capital Project No. 568 was established for the implementation of electric bus charging infrastructure and amended to include Phase 2.2 of the upgrades to the transit facility for a total project cost of $1,457,229; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature authorized the Chair of the Legislature to enter into a Master Cost Recovery Agreement with NYPA pursuant to Resolution No. 72 dated February 19, 2019; and


WHEREAS, Public Authorities Law §1005(17) permits the Power Authority of New York (NYPA) to finance, design, develop, construct, implement, provide and administer energy-related projects, programs and services for any public entity; and


WHEREAS, in 2021, the County completed a NYSERDA-funded Transit Electrification Study which identified the best courses of action to fully electrify the UCAT fleet and informed the County’s charging infrastructure needs; and


WHEREAS, Capital Project No. 568 supports alignment of UCAT’s operations and infrastructure with the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s (CLCPA’s) Final Scoping Plan Strategy T5: Fleet Modernization and Electrification; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to execute the Authorization to Proceed (ATP) in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney,    


and moves its adoption.




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Passed Committee: Energy, Environment and Sustainability on ________________.


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


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ________________.





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Updated: July 9, 2023