Herbert Litts, III


Background -+

Legislator Herbert Litts, III is a true Renaissance man.  He is currently working as a civil engineer, a project manager, an adjunct professor, and a 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 current projects is 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 with his two daughters on their Highland farm.

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Attendance

Attended

Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Absent

Wed, Jul 5, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Mon, Nov 2, 2015
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Meeting of the
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
Meeting of the
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 444
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 487
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 488
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 489
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 491
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 492
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 493
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 495
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 497
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 498

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • 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
  • 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

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Votes from previous terms