Resolution No. 363

Appointing Member To The Recycling Oversight Committee

Resolution Information




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


Legislator Laura Petit offers the following:


          WHEREAS, Section 26 of Local Law Number 8 of 1991, The “Ulster County Mandatory Source Separation And Recycling Law,” created a Recycling Oversight Committee (ROC); and


WHEREAS, Section 26 of Local Law Number 8 of 1991, after subsequent amendments was codified into §304-31 of the Code of the County of Ulster; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to §304-31 of the Code of the County of Ulster, the ROC shall consist of one member of the Resource Recovery Agency designated by the Agency Board to serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member and not more than eleven (11) voting members to be appointed by the County Legislature, consisting of an appointee from the following:


(1) Town Supervisor’s Association;

(2) City of Kingston;

(3) Energy and Environment Committee of the Legislature;

(4) Ulster County Environmental Management Council;

(5) Commercial Waste Hauling Industry;

(6) Municipal Recycling Coordinators;

(7) Commercial or Institutional Sector;

(8) Multi Family Dwelling Interest; and


WHEREAS, further pursuant to §304-31, “Additionally the County Legislature shall appoint three (3) at-large community members with interest and concern which may include students but shall not include members that fall into previously mentioned categories;” and


WHEREAS, members of the ROC have been appointed pursuant to Resolution No. 382 of November 20, 2018, Resolution No. 94 of March 19, 2019, Resolution No. 173 of May 21, 2019, and Resolution No. 227 of June 16, 2020, Resolution No. 156 of June 15, 2021, Resolution No. 19 of February 15, 2022, and Resolution No. 253 of June 21, 2022; and


WHEREAS, the member previously appointed to the ROC to represent the Ulster County Environmental Management Council, Dave Haldeman, has resigned, creating a vacancy on the Recycling Oversight Committee in the seat representing the Ulster County Environmental Management Council; now, therefore be it



RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Energy, Environment and Sustainability Committee, the following individual is hereby appointed to the Ulster County Recycling Oversight Committee to fill a 3-year term effective immediately and expiring in 2026:


Appointee representing the Ulster County Environmental Management Council – Leslie Surprenant


and move its adoption.





AYES:                    NOES:    




Passed Committee: Energy, Environment and Sustainability on _______________.






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Updated: July 9, 2023