Richard A. Gerentine

1998-2001, 2011 - 2017, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee

2004 - 2005, Chairman, Ulster County Legislature

2010, Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee

2008 - 2009, 2002 - 2003, Deputy Chairman, Ways and Means Committee

1999, Deputy Chair, General Services Committee

Legislator,
District No. 11 - Town of Marlborough

Contact Information

Where: 
43 South Street,
Marlboro, NY 12542
Phone: 
(845) 236-2604

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Republican
Conservative
Independence
Reform

Background -+

Legislator Richard Gerentine is a veteran member of the Ulster County Legislature as he begins his twenty-third year as an Ulster County Legislator. After twelve terms, and as a former Legislative Chairman, Richard is a strong authority on all matters County. His thorough knowledge of federal, state, and municipal regulatory and policy issues coupled with his commitment to problem-solving and communication have enabled him to successfully foster relationships and build coalitions with individuals from a diverse constituency. As the chairman of the Ulster County Ways and Means Committee, and later as Legislature Chairman overseeing a budget over $350 million, Richard brings focus and energy to all that he undertakes.

His other legislature committee positions included Majority Leader, member of the Union Negotiations Committee, Chairman of the General Services Committee, member of the Human Services Committee and Chairman of the Ulster County Records Advisory Board where he was responsible for overseeing the establishment of a record management program under the jurisdiction of the Ulster County Clerk.

Prior to his Legislative service, Richard served one four year term as a Town of Marlborough Councilman and one four year term as the Town Supervisor. While a member of town government, he sought to lower taxes through innovative budget reductions.

As General Partner of Marlborough Associates, LP, Richard began the development of senior citizen housing complexes. His first project, a 44-unit complex became known as Jenny’s Garden I, followed by the addition of a second 22-unit complex, Jenny’s Garden II in Marlborough. He later developed a 51-unit complex, Golden View Housing for the town of Highland’s senior community. According to the Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) that provides property management for the Jenny Garden complexes, Richard’s developments offer much needed affordable senior housing, both attractive and comfortable, designed for community members whose income is 60% or below the Area Median Income (AMI).

Richard finds time to participate in community activities as a member of the Knights of Columbus, UNICO, St. Rocco’s Society and as a past coach for Marlborough Youth Baseball and Basketball. In another volunteer position, Richard has served as a Commissioner of the New York State Bridge Authority since 2006 and voted by it’s members as Vice Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2013. He majored in Business Administration at SUNY Ulster beginning in 1972, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Marist College in 1975.

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Dec 4, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Absent

Meeting of the
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 444
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 446
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Refer Resolution No. 445 to Energy and Environment Committee
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 447
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 448
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 449
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 450
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 451
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 453 As Amended
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 454

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • LATE - Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Contract With The New York State Department Of Criminal Justice To Accept Grant Funds For Detective Division Overtime Reimbursement – Sheriff’s Office
  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Properties To The Original Owners – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept Bids For Parcels Of County-Owned Real Property For Private Sale And Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Convey Such Parcel – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Purchase Of A Mobile Office For The Department Of Motor Vehicles, For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $260,000.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $260,000.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Establishing Capital Project No. 516 – Ulster County Clerk Mobile Department Of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bus – Amending The 2017-2022 Ulster County Capital Improvement Program – Amending The 2017 Ulster County Capital Fund Budget – Ulster County Clerk’s Office
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Drescher & Malecki LLP – Legislature
  • Authorizing And Directing Charges Against The City Of Kingston For Home Relief Costs
  • Authorizing Distribution Of Mortgage Tax Receipts Pursuant To Section 261 Of The Tax Law
  • Authorizing Distribution Of Mortgage Tax Receipts Pursuant To Section 261 Of The Tax Law
  • Adopting Ulster County Capital Program For 2018 - 2023

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Votes from previous terms