10. Resolution No. 295

Supporting The Consideration And Inclusion Of 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, New York In The State And National Registers Of Historic Places

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Adopted

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Referred to: The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

Committee (Chairman Briggs and Legislators Allen, Archer, Bartels, Litts, Maio, and

Maloney)

Legislator David B. Donaldson and Legislator Provenzano offer the following:

WHEREAS, 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, New York (section/block/lot

no.: 48.074-3-14.100), build circa 1872, is also known as the Kingston City Alms

House; and

WHEREAS, the Kingston City Alms House was the first building erected by

the city government of Kingston; and

WHEREAS, this institution was established to care for the city’s poor; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County acquired the property in 1954, and continued the

tradition of caring for the community by using the building as a chronic infirmary;

and

WHEREAS, Ulster County utilized the property until recently serving

residents by operating the Ulster County Health Department from this location; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature recognizes that the Kingston City

Alms House symbolizes the dedication of local government to the compassion and

care for those members of our community in need; and

WHEREAS, the architectural structure of the Kingston City Alms House has

remained intact, maintaining the beauty and value of the building as a county

treasure; and

WHEREAS, the Kingston City Alms House deserves to be recognized in an

official capacity as having significance in the history and culture of the City of

Kingston and of Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, preservation of historic buildings can attract tourism and enhance

economic development; and

WHEREAS, 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, New York is currently owned

by the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance Inc.; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature supports the consideration and

inclusion of 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, New York in the State and National

Registers of Historic Places; and, be it further

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature hereby requests the Ulster County

Economic Development Alliance Inc. complete and file with the Clerk of the Ulster

County Legislature within 30 days the “Statement of Owner Support” as attached in

Exhibit A; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature shall forward

copies of this resolution to the members of the City of Kingston Common Council

and to Jennifer Betsworth, Historic Preservation Specialist, NYS Office of Parks,

Recreation, and Historic Preservation,

and move its adoption.

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Legislator Briggs left at 7:46 PM)

Defeated in Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and

Transit on August 12, 2015

Petition to Discharge successfully executed on August 18, 2015

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

 

STATE OF NEW YORK

 ss:

COUNTY OF ULSTER

I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 15th Day of September in the year Two Thousand

and Fifteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 17th Day of

September in the year Two Thousand and Fifteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 14, 2019