Herbert Litts, III

2020-2021: Deputy Chair, Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning & Transit Committee

2020-2021: Deputy Chair, Audit Committee

2018 - Chair, Audit Committee

Legislator,
District No. 9 - Town of Lloyd, Town of Plattekill

Contact Information

Where: 
273 Hawleys Corners Road,
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 
(845) 741-1997

Legislative Information

Party Enrollment: 
Republican
Party Affiliation: 
Republican
Conservative
Independence

Background -+

Legislator Herbert Litts, III is a true Renaissance man.  He is currently working as a civil engineer, a project manager, an adjunct professor, a members of the Soil and Water Conservation District Board, and an active farmer.  Herb was named New York State Southern Region Engineer of the Year in 2009-2010 by the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers. Today, he works as an Assistant Vice President/Construction Quality Assurance Manager at GPI/ Greenman - Pedersen, Inc. where one of his recent projects was the oversight of the Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement.

Herb has spent his entire career as a public servant; working for twenty-five years at the New York State Department of Transportation, followed by eight and a half years at the New York State Thruway Authority, and retiring as the Assistant Division Director-Engineering Services; where he was responsible for a construction management unit with a capital program in excess of $460 million per year. 

During his career with the DOT, most of Herb’s experience was in the geotechnical and construction fields. Herb has offered expert witness testimony for several DOT cases and has provided extensive training to professional engineering audiences, preparatory PE exam classes and professional conferences. While Herb has been involved with many multi-million dollar projects with the Department and Thruway, he is most enthusiastic and fascinated by the largest engineering undertaking in history – the Central Artery Tunnel – better known as the ‘Big Dig’.

Before running for the Legislature in 2013, Herb served as a member of the Town of Lloyd Zoning Board of Appeals, the Town Planning Board and as a Town Councilman; where he earned a reputation as a thoughtful problem solver and taxpayer advocate.

He is an active supporter of many community groups.  He has braved icy waters in the Annual Polar Plunge to Benefit the Special Olympics for 10 years and recently accepted the County Executive’s invitation to join his Veterans Advisory Committee.

Herb graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes in Louisville, Kentucky before receiving his degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.  He lives on his farm in HIghland.

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2020-2021

Wed, Oct 6, 2021
Meeting of the
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Wed, Sep 1, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Thu, Aug 5, 2021
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Absent

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2020-2021 Votes

Yes Votes

Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 325.3
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 395.1 With Proposed Local Law As Amended
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 448
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 449
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 450
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 451
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 452
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 453
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 454
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 455
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 456
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 457
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 458
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 460
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 Vote To Adopt Resolution No. 238.4 With Policy As Amended
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 435
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 450
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 451
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 458
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 460

No Votes

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Sponsored legislation from previous terms

2020

  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment For $16,238.25, Causing The Aggregate Contract Plus Amendment Amount To Be In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – National Business Equipment, LLC – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment For $58,805.59 Entered Into By The County – R T B, Inc. D/B/A Continuum Systems – Information Services
  • Appointing Alternate Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town Of Rochester – Ulster County Planning Department
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract For $382,750.00 Entered Into By The County – Cubic Creative, Inc. D/B/A Belo + Company – Department Of Tourism
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment For $42,714.00, Causing The Aggregate Contract Plus Amendment Amount To Be In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Tyler Technologies, Inc., F/K/A New World Systems Corporation – Information Services
  • Reappointing Member And Alternate To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town Of Olive – Ulster County Planning Department
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Extend An Intermunicipal Agreement With The Town Of New Paltz To Provide Public Transit Service To The New Paltz Area (New Paltz LOOP) – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit)
  • Approving A Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit)
  • Authorizing Purchase Of Buses, For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $1,749,092.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $1,749,092.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Amending Capital Project No. 529 (Purchase Of Mass Transit Buses And Related Equipment) And Amending The 2020 Capital Fund Budget – Ulster County Area Transportation (UCAT)
  • Supporting A Grant Application To The NYS Department Of Transportation To Apply, Accept And Administer Public Transportation Accelerated Transit Capital Program For Upstate Public Transportation Sponsors To Rehabilitate, Restore and Modernize Public Transit Assets, And Authorizing The Ulster County...
  • Supporting A Grant Application To The NYS Department Of Transportation To Apply, Accept And Administer Public Transportation Modernization And Enhancement Funding For Bus & Bus Facilities Capital Investment Program And Authorizing The Ulster County Executive To Execute Any Required Applications...
  • Supporting A Grant Application To The Federal Transit Administration To Apply, Accept And Administer Section 5311(b)(3) Funding For Bus Replacements And Authorizing The Ulster County Executive To Execute Any Required Applications Or Agreements To Accept Funding- Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Transportation – To Accept The New York State Share For Mass Transportation Projects For Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2021 - Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area...
  • Amending The 2020 Ulster County Budget To Adjust The Annual Salary Of The Director of Tourism
  • Confirming Appointment Of Tim Weidemann As Director Of Economic Development
  • Confirming Appointment Of Lisa Berger As Director Of Tourism
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment For $68,778.39 Entered Into By The County – Tyler Technologies, Inc. – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment For $23,474.50, Causing The Aggregate Contract Plus Amendment Amount To Be In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Assetworks LLC – Information Services
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Education Department’s Adult Career And Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation And Employment And Training For Reimbursement Through The Work-Try-Out Program For Federal Fiscal...
  • Appointing – Commissioner Of Elections
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – National Business Equipment, LLC – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Ulster County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. – Office Of Economic Development
  • Adopting The Inclusion Of Additional Lands In Agricultural Districts Within Ulster County As Recommended By The Ulster County Agricultural And Farmland Protection Board – Department Of Planning
  • Authorizing A Grant Application To The Federal Transit Administration To Apply, Accept and Administer 5307 Funds Transferred from the Rural Transportation Assistance Program-Section 5311(b)(3) For Operating Assistance And Authorizing The Ulster County Executive To Execute Any Required Applications...
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. – Planning Department
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – United Way of Ulster County, Inc. – Employment And Training
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Gioia P. Ambrette, Inc. D/B/A Newcastle Communications – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment Causing The Aggregate Contract Plus Amendment Amount To Be In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Alindus, Inc. – Information Services
  • Authorizing The Chair of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The Town Of Shandaken For The Direct Invoicing Of Bus Fares For Shandaken Summer Day Camp Students – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit)
  • Authorizing The Required Steps For The Transfer Of Real Property Owned By Ulster County And Located On Golden Hill, City Of Kingston To The Ulster County Housing Development Corporation – Department Of Planning
  • Scheduling A Public Hearing As Required Under Article 25AA Of The Agriculture And Markets Law, On The Addition Of Lands To Agricultural Districts, To Be Held August 11, 2020 At 6:30 PM, Or As Soon Thereafter As The Public Can Be Heard, And Providing Direct Notice To Affected Municipalities –...
  • Authorizing Track Removal For The Ulster County Midtown Linear Park (PIN 8761.82) In The City Of Kingston – Department Of Planning
  • Supporting A Grant Application To The Federal Transit Administration To Apply, Accept And Administer 5307 Urbanized Area Funds And 5307 Funds Transferred From The Rural Transportation Assistance Program-Section 5311(b)(3) Under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security (CARES) Act For...
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – United Way of Ulster County Inc. – Office Of Employment And Training
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – United Way of Ulster County Inc. – Office Of Employment And Training
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Tyler Technologies, Inc. – Information Services
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Easement Agreement With The City Of Kingston For The Ulster County Midtown Linear Park (PIN 8761.82) In The City Of Kingston – Department Of Planning
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – The Offset House, Inc. D/B/A Catamount Color – Department Of Tourism
  • Confirming Appointment Of Sajaa Ahmed As The Director Of The Department Of Transportation For The County Of Ulster
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Transportation To Accept New York State Funds For Ulster And Dutchess County Public Transit Service (LINK) – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit) (UCAT)
  • Authorizing The County’s Share Of The Cost Of The Purchase And Installation Of Electric Bus Charging Equipment, For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $256,606.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $256,606.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Authorizing The Chair of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Customer Project Commitment With The New York Power Authority (NYPA) For The Implementation Of Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure Phase I And Amending The 2020-2025 Capital Program And Establishing Capital Project 568 -...
  • Supporting A Grant Application To The NYS Department Of Transportation To Apply, Accept And Administer Public Transportation Modernization And Enhancement Funding For Bus & Bus Facilities Capital Investment Program And Authorizing The Ulster County Executive To Execute Any Required Applications...
  • Reappointing Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town of Wawarsing
  • Appointing Alternate Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town Of Ulster
  • Reappointing Member And Alternate Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – City Of Kingston
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Spacesaver Systems, Inc. D/B/A Infolinx System Solutions – Information Services
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Request That The New York State Department Of Transportation Release Jurisdiction Over Unused Highway Lands Along Route 9W (Ulster Avenue) In The Town Of Ulster, At And Adjoining 1905 Ulster Avenue – Department Of Planning
  • Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Apply For Grant Funding To The New York State Department Of Agriculture And Markets To Develop An Agricultural And Farmland Protection Plan For Ulster County – Department Of Planning
  • Confirming Appointment Of Lisa M. Berger As Director Of Economic Development

2019

  • Imploring The State Of New York To Immediately Amend Or Delay Implementation Of Bail And Discovery Reform Laws That Will Endanger The People Of New York And Reverse Decades Of Bipartisan Progress In Reducing Crime
  • Authorizing The County Of Ulster To Dedicate County Bridge Number 136, Also Known As The Alligerville Bridge, The Bridge That Spans The Rondout Creek On CR 6 Located In The Town Of Rochester, New York In Memory Of Arthur D. Lapp, Sr.

2017

  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Key Construction Services, LLC – Department Of Public Works
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Kasselman Electric Company, Inc. – Department Of Public Works
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – S&L Plumbing And Heating Corp. – Department Of Public Works
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Titan Roofing, Inc. – Department Of Public Works
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Vamco Sheet Metal, Inc. – Department Of Public Works
  • Authorizing The Renovation Of The Business Resource Center, In And For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $9,246,410.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $7,963,910.00 Additional Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Amending The 2017 Capital Fund Budget For Capital Project 494 - Business Resource Center Renovations To Accommodate Family Court – Public Works (Buildings and Grounds)
  • Approving A Project Labor Agreement For Capital Project No. 494 - Business Resource Center Renovations To Accommodate Family Court – Department Of Purchasing And Department Of Public Works

2016

  • Reappointing – Commissioner Of Elections
  • Appointing and Re-Appointing Members To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors

2015

  • Amending Resolution No. 275 Of 2014, Establishing A Policy For A “Rail With Trail” Along The County-Owned Ulster And Delaware Railroad Corridor
  • Proclaiming October 2015 As Dyslexia Awareness Month In Ulster County

2014

  • Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Re-Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Re-Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Re-Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Re-Appointing A Member To The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Reappointing – Commissioner Of Elections
  • Amending The Rules Of Order To Require Participation On Standing Committees
  • Designation Of Official Newspapers
  • Appointing A Clerk Of The Ulster County Legislature

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