Tracey A. Bartels

2016-2017, Deputy Chairman, Energy and Environment Committee

2014, Chairman, Energy and Environment Committee

2014, Deputy Chairman, Ways and Means Committee

2012 - 2013, Deputy Chairman, Energy, Environment, and Technology Committee

Legislator,
District No. 16 - Town of Gardiner, Town of Shawangunk

Contact Information

Where: 
P.O. Box 386
Gardiner, NY 12525
Phone: 
(845) 255-0804

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Working Families
Women's Equality

Background -+

Tracey Bartels is a three-term County Legislator. First elected in 2003, she served from 2004 through 2007 when she declined to run for re-election. After a two term hiatus, during which she pursued her career, traveled extensively and started a family, Tracey came back to the legislature in 2012. "I am thrilled to be back. I found that I truly missed it. It really is a unique honor and a special experience representing your constituents and serving your community."

Tracey graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts with honors and a degree in Film and Television Production. She is an award winning filmmaker and member of the Writer's Guild of America. Most recently, Tracey worked on a feature length documentary about poverty in the United States.

Tracey is known as a fiscal conservative and an environmental advocate. During her previous terms, Tracey recommended millions of dollars in real cuts, more than any other legislator. Since her return to the Legislature, Tracey has worked hard to fight any tax increases. Last year, county property taxes were actually lowered for the first time in over a decade - no small feat in these economic times. Additionally, over 27 million dollars was cut from county spending - a historic cut, the most significant since the 1600s. This budget cycle proposes no increase. "I don't see this as a time to breathe easy. I will continue to search for efficiencies and cost cutting measures. We have to balance the importance of delivering much needed services against the real financial pressures faced by our tax payers." Tracey supported tax exemptions for seniors, veterans and the disabled.

Tracey believes in open government. She fought to end closed-door meetings on county property - a common practice before her first term. She co-authored the resolution that finally brought an end to closed-door and public light to all county meetings. More recently, she brought forward a resolution that required both that committee meetings be audio recorded and that the audio recordings be posted online for public review. Tracey also was instrumental in creating a property tax bill insert in order that taxpayers know exactly where their money is being spent - the first of its kind in Ulster County.

During all three of her terms Tracey has been a member of the County Environmental Committee in all its changing forms.  Tracey has a long record of being an environmental advocate. She authored a resolution to require that all county funded new construction of public buildings be designed and built to a minimum standard of Leed Silver - now county policy. She moved to dedicate Ulster County an Energy Smart Committee and to have NYSERDA audit county buildings for efficiency. Tracey also authored a resolution seeking requests for proposals on rooftop solar installations. That resolution stalled when she left the legislature. "Solar installations are something I would like to pick back up and examine. Technology has changed and improved. Ironically, had we moved forward with the project at that time, it would have paid for itself by now due to the drastic increase in fuel cost. This is something both environmentally responsible and fiscally sound. We are stewards of this county and should lead by example."

Tracey supported the update of the County's Open Space, something not undertaken since the 1970s. She also brought forward the Ulster County Neighbor Notification Law, setting countywide requirements for commercial and residential lawn pesticide applications. Most recently, Tracey supported the ban of hydrofracking fluid on county roads - something that received unanimous bipartisan support.

"The scenic beauty of Ulster County is what first brought me here, nearly 25 years ago. I am continually awed by the world around me. No matter how many times I look at the ridge, it takes my breath away." It was the place that brought her but the people that kept her here. "I've lived her for 18 years. I started my family here and plan to raise my daughter right here in Ulster County. I can think of no place that I would rather be."

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2018-2019 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Absent

No absences recorded

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2016-2017

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

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Wed, Oct 7, 2015

Absent

2016-2017

Meeting of the
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Wed, Mar 12, 2014

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2018 Votes

Yes Votes

Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Committee Vote to Refer Resolution No. 7 to the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 6
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 5
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 5
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 4
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 4
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 3
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 3
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 2
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 2

No Votes

No votes recorded

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

2017

  • Confirming Re-Appointment Of Member And Alternate Member To The Fish And Wildlife Board
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Climate Change Mitigation Easement With The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency To Complete The Ulster County Municipal Compost Expansion Project
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency To Complete The Ulster County Municipal Compost Expansion Project
  • Establishing A Policy For Ulster County Bus Advertising
  • Establishing A Policy For Ulster County Bus Advertising
  • FOR JULY INTRODUCTION - Establishing A Policy For Ulster County Bus Advertising
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation (DEC) To Accept Grant Funds, For The Ulster County Municipal Compost Expansion Project, And Amending The 2017 Ulster County Budget – Department Of The...
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into An Agreement With The Ulster County Soil And Water Conservation District For The 2017 Appropriation - Legislature

2016

  • Appointing Member To The Ulster County Planning Board – Town of Gardiner
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Re-Appointment Of Member To The Fish And Wildlife Board
  • Authorizing An Additional Six Month Extension For Reporting To The Ulster County Legislature The Findings Of The Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission `
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 13 of 2016, (A Local Law Amending The Code Of The County Of Ulster To Limit The Gifts That County Officers And Employees May Receive)
  • Opposing The Detrimental Trade Policies Included In The Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 13 of 2016 (A Local Law Amending The Code Of The County Of Ulster To Limit The Gifts That County Officers And Employees May Receive) To Be Held On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 At 7:00 PM
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Opposing The Re-License Of Certain Nuclear Generating Units
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • LATE - Authorizing An Additional Ninety (90) Day Extension For Reporting To The Ulster County Legislature The Findings Of The Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission
  • Reappointing – Commissioner Of Elections
  • Confirming Reappointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • LATE - Authorizing A Ninety (90) Day Extension For Reporting To The Ulster County Legislature The Findings Of The Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission
  • LATE- Appointing Members To The Ulster County Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission
  • Confirming Re-Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 At 6:00 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 At 6:00 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 At 6:10 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 At 6:00 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 At 7:05 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 At 6:00 PM
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (A Local Law Protecting Children From Exposure To Toxic Chemicals) To Be Held On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 At 6:00 PM
  • Appropriation For The Ulster County Soil And Water Conservation District
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation (DEC) To Accept Grant Funds, For A Comprehensive Culvert Assessment, And Amending The 2016 Ulster County Budget – Department Of The Environment

2015

  • Amending Resolution No. 275 Of 2014, Establishing A Policy For A “Rail With Trail” Along The County-Owned Ulster And Delaware Railroad Corridor
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 17 of 2015 (A Local Law Amending The Ulster County Charter, (Local Law No. 2 Of 2006), To Modify The Appointment Process Of The Audit Committee And To Clarify The Authority Of Said Committee) To Be Held On ____________________ At __________ PM
  • Authorizing A Thirty-One (31) Day Extension For Reporting To The Ulster County Legislature The Findings Of The Ulster & Delaware Corridor Advisory Committee
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2015 (A Local Law Establishing A Sustainable Green Fleet Policy)
  • Adopting The Ulster County Green Fleet Policy
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2015 (A Local Law Establishing A Sustainable Green Fleet Policy) To Be Held On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 At 7:00 PM
  • Appointing Member To The Ulster County Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 12 of 2014, A Local Law Regulating The Use Of Polystyrene Foam Disposable Food Service Ware By Food Service Establishments In Ulster County
  • Amending Resolution No. 382, Dated October 21, 2014, Abandoning Portions Of Old Albany Post Road, County Road Number 79, Town Of Gardiner, To Various Adjoining Property Owners, Removal Of A Portion Of Said Road From County Road Map, And Authorizing The Chairman To Sign Agreement(s) With The Town Of...
  • Appointing Members To The Ulster County Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission
  • Establishing A Policy Against Suspicionless Warrant Checks At The Entrance Of Certain County Buildings
  • Appointing Members To The Ulster County Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission

2014

  • Authorizing And Directing Charges Against The City Of Kingston For Home Relief Costs
  • Establishing A Policy Against Suspicionless Warrant Checks At The Entrance Of Certain County Buildings
  • Authorizing Distribution Of Mortgage Tax Receipts Pursuant To Section 261 Of The Tax Law
  • Adopting the Ulster County Budget For Fiscal Year Commencing January 1, 2015 And Making Appropriations For The Conduct Of County Government
  • Authorizing Commissioner Of Finance To Make Transfers Of Funds And Budgetary Amendments
  • Levy For Unpaid Water Rents
  • Levy For Unpaid Sewer Rents
  • Approving Completed Tax Rolls And Directing The Execution Of Delivery Of Warrants
  • Ratification Of Tax Rolls
  • Establishing A Tax Stabilization Reserve Fund Of The County Of Ulster Under Section 6-E Of The New York State General Municipal Law
  • Authorizing The County Of Ulster To Assume The Cost Of Elections Support From The Towns And City Of Kingston Pursuant To A Three Year Phased-In Plan
  • Approving The Memorandum Of Agreement Between The County Of Ulster And The Ulster County Civil Service Employee’s Association Inc. For The Years 2015 And 2016
  • Approving The Memorandum Of Agreement Between The County Of Ulster And The Ulster County Staff Association, Represented By NYSUT, For The Years 2015 And 2016
  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Property To The Original Owner – Department Of Finance
  • Amending Resolution No. 286 Of 1968, Adopted February 13,1969, Imposing Taxes On Sales And Uses Of Tangible Personal Property And Of Certain Services And On Occupancy Of Hotel Rooms And On Amusement Charges, Pursuant To Article 29 Of The Tax Law Of The State Of New York, As Amended By Resolution No...
  • Certifying The County Takeover Of Safety Net Costs
  • Establishing The Ulster County Solid Waste Management Improvement Commission
  • Establishing County Equalization Rates For The Year 2015 Levy
  • Abandoning Portions of Old Albany Post Road, County Road Number 79, Town of Gardiner, to Various Adjoining Property Owners, Removal of a Portion of Said Road From County Road Map, and Authorizing the Chairman to Sign Agreement(s) with the Town of Gardiner and Various Adjoining Property Owners
  • Establishing And Reporting The Standard Work Day For Elected And Appointed Officials
  • Accepting The Accounting Of Unpaid School Taxes For The 2014-2015 School Year, Directing Payment To The School Districts And Directing Re-Levying Pursuant To The Real Property Tax Law – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Settlement Agreement And Release Between HealthAlliance Hospital Mary’s Avenue Campus, Benedictine LaSalle Medical Office, LLC, The City Of Kingston, The Kingston City School District And The County Of Ulster
  • Authorizing The Ulster County Commissioner Of Finance To Accept Redemption Offers Relative To Payment Of Real Property Taxes In The 2012 In Rem Foreclosure Proceeding – Department Of Finance
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 6 of 2014, A Local Law To Establish A Sustainable Energy Loan Program In The County Of Ulster
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 4 of 2014 (A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 2 Of 2006 (A Local Law Adopting A County Charter Form Of Government For The County Of Ulster, State Of New York) And Amending Local Law No. 10 Of 2008 (A Local Law Adopting An Administrative Code For The County Of Ulster...
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 12 of 2014 (A Local Law Regulating The Use Of Polystyrene Foam Disposable Food Service Ware By Food Service Establishments In Ulster County) To Be Held On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 At 7:00 PM
  • Authorizing The Reacquisition Of Residential Property To Original Owner – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Reject A Bid On A Parcel Of County-Owned Property At Private Sale – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept A Bid For A Parcel 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 Filing Of An Application For A State Grant-In-Aid For A Municipal Waste Reduction And/Or Recycling Project And Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Sign Any Associated State Contract Under The Appropriate Laws Of New York State – Department Of The...
  • Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2014, A Local Law Authorizing The Award Of Purchase And Service Contracts On The Basis Of Best Value Criteria Pursuant To New York State General Municipal Law And New York State Finance Law
  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Property To The Original Owner Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Property To The Original Owner 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 Parcels Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept A Bid For Purchase Of A Parcel Of County-Owned Property At The April 23, 2014 Public Auction - Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept A Bid For The Purchase Of A Parcel Of County-Owned Property At The April 16, 2013 Public Auction - Department Of Finance
  • Approving The Memorandum Of Agreement Between The County Of Ulster, The Ulster County Sheriff And The Ulster County Sheriff's Employees Association Amending The 2014 Ulster County Budget...
  • Approving The Memorandum Of Agreement Between The County Of Ulster And The Ulster County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association, Inc. For The Superior Officers Unit...
  • Declaring Certain County-Owned Real Property Located In The Town of Wawarsing, Acquired By The County Through The Greater Catskill Flood Remediation Program To Be Surplus Property And Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Sell Said Real Property
  • Authorizing The Reacquisition Of Residential Property To Original Owner Department Of Financeリ
  • Reappointing - Commissioner Of Elections
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 6 of 2014 (A Local Law To Establish A Sustainable Energy Loan Program In The County Of Ulster) To Be Held On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 At 7:15 PM
  • Authorizing The Required Steps For The Transfer Of Real Property Located At 300 Flatbush Avenue And Additional Real Property Located In The Town Of Ulster
  • Authorizing The Reacquisition Of Residential Property To Original Owner – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Reacquisition Of Residential Property To Original Owner – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Property To The Original Owner – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept And Reject Bids For Purchase Of Parcels Of County-Owned Property At The April 23, 2014 Public Auction - Department Of Finance
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2014 (A Local Law Known As The Ulster County Best Value Procurement Law) To Be Held On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 At 7:10 PM
  • Adopting An Updated Procurement Manual Pursuant To General Municipal Law Section 104-b – Department Of Purchasing
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Cornell Cooperative Extension – Department Of The Environment
  • Establishing And Reporting The Standard Work Day For Elected And Appointed Officials
  • Urging the Federal Department Of Transportation, Through The Federal Railroad Administration And The Pipeline And Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, To Immediately Issue New Rules Regarding The Transporting Of Crude Oil And Ensure An Immediate,...
  • Urging The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation (DEC) To Take Immediate Action To Ensure The Safety Of Communities Along The Routes Of Crude Oil Shipments And Address Potential Impacts Of A Crude Oil Spill In The Hudson River Affecti...
  • Setting A Public Hearing On The Sale And/Or Transfer Of 300 Flatbush Avenue And Approximately 7.53 Acres Of Vacant Land In The Town Of Ulster To The Ulster County Development Corporation, A Local Development Corporation
  • Authorizing The Ulster County Commissioner Of Finance To Refund The Purchase Price Of A Parcel Of Real Property Previously Sold At Public Auction – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into An Agreement With Schoharie County To Provide Micrographics Services And For Microfilm Processing And Duplication – County Clerk
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Convey Two Parcels Of County­ Owned Property Acquired Pursuant to Article 11 Of the Real Property Tax Law For Unpaid Taxes To The Town of Saugerties – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Property To The Original Owner – Department Of Finance
  • Setting A Public Hearing On Proposed Local Law No. 4 of 2014 (A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 2 Of 2006 (A Local Law Adopting A County Charter Form Of Government For The County Of Ulster, State Of New York) And Amending Local Law No. 10 Of 2008 (A L...
  • Authorizing Distribution Of Mortgage Tax Receipts Pursuant To Section 261 Of The Tax Law
  • Confirming Appointment To The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
  • Confirming Appointment To The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
  • Authorizing The Acquisition Of Land For Flood Remediation, Open Space, Wetlands, Or Recreational Purposes, In And For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $6,558,566.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $6,558,566.00 Bonds Of Said
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept A Bid For A Parcel Of County-Owned Real Property For Private Sale And Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Convey Such Parcel – Department Of Finance
  • Confirming Appointment Of Member To The Ulster County Fish And Wildlife Board
  • Confirming The Appointment Of Sheree Cross As Personnel Director
  • Confirming The Appointment Of Marc Rider As Director of Purchasing
  • Creating One Full Time Position And Amending The 2014 Ulster County Budget – County Attorney’s Office
  • Confirming Appointment Of A Member To The Environmental Management Council
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The Social Security Administration, Or Other Designated Federal Entity, To Provide Office Space To The Social Security Administration For The Continuation Of Services
  • Appropriation For The Ulster County Soil And Water Conservation District
  • Designation Of Official Newspapers
  • Opposing The Granting Of A PILOT Agreement By The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency For The Park Point New Paltz Application

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Votes from previous terms

Yes Votes

2016-2017

No Votes

Abstained

No votes recorded

Vote Not Recorded