14. Resolution No. 455

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Enter Into An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Transportation (NYSDOT) For The Maintenance Of Lights At The Kingston Traffic Circle

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Referred to: The Public Works and Capital Projects Committee (Chairman Fabiano

and Legislators Archer, Greene, Loughran and Roberts), and The Ways and Means

Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Belfiglio, Briggs, Gregorius,

Maio, Maloney and R. Parete)

Legislators Dean Fabiano, James Maloney, and John Parete offer the following:

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in

2009 replaced the Kingston Traffic Circle with a modern roundabout and associated

by pass lanes as well as a new park and ride facility; and

WHEREAS, NYSDOT had requested that Ulster County assume

responsibility for the maintenance of the lights for the roundabout, and the entire park

and ride facility once they were in place; and

WHEREAS, the NYSDOT maintenance jurisdiction schedule unanimously

approved by the Ulster County Legislature via Resolution No. 104 dated March 9,

2000 states that Ulster County is responsible for the “Parking Lot Pavement,

Driveways, Lighting, Striping and Snow Removal”; and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 104 dated March 9, 2000 was never properly

administered; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Ulster has paid for the maintenance and electric cost

of the lighting since the original park was built; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County currently has the responsibility for the electric

costs of the lighting at this location, and maintenance of the park and ride facility;

and

WHEREAS, Ulster County recognizes that added safety of having well

maintained lighting at this location; and

WHEREAS, the new 2015 renovated park and ride facility is superior in

functionality, and the County is desirous of providing this facility as an integral part

of its transportation system for the benefit of its residents; and

 

WHEREAS, the possibility exists to site a tourism information center on lands

associated with the new roundabout that can be accessed via the park and ride

facility; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County recognizes that the appearance of this gateway

area is an important “first impression” for visitors to the area, and a “welcome home”

to our residents; and

WHEREAS, municipalities, garden clubs and other civic groups have shown

an interest in landscaping associated with the site; now, therefore, be it

WHEREAS, the State recently announced that it will assume

responsibility for the maintenance of the park and ride facility, which does not

include the lighting on the actual roundabout; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature is authorized

to enter into any necessary agreements, contracts, and other assurances with

NYSDOT for the maintenance and electricity cost of the lighting and the park and

ride facility associated with the roundabout in the Town of Ulster; and, be it further

 RESOLVED, that the County in participation with NYSDOT will seek out

partnerships with interested parties to insure that the landscaping elements associated

with the facility are faithfully maintained; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the County is highly desirous of locating a tourism

information center in the project area, and seeks the cooperation of NYSDOT to

obtain lands for this facility,

and move its adoption.

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: NOES:

Passed Committee As Amended: Public Works and Capital Projects on December 3,

2015

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

$5,000.00 $2,500.00- APPROXIMATE ANNUAL MAINTANANCE/

ELECTRICITY COSTS

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Updated: October 9, 2020

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 2018-2019 Term: Public Works and Capital Projects Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 455 As Amended
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No
Abstained
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 2018-2019 Term: Public Works and Capital Projects Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 455 As Amended
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No
Abstained