Resolution No. 3

Creating Standing Committees For The Year 2016

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Adopted

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Legislators Mary Beth Maio, Hector Rodriguez, and Kenneth Ronk offer the

following:

WHEREAS, Section 154 of County Law of the State of New York provides

that the Ulster County Legislature may create standing committees for the purpose of

aiding and assisting the Legislature in the transaction of its business; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned State Law requires that “any local law or

resolution creating any such committee shall specify the powers, duties and number

of its members”; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the County of Ulster to formally create

standing committees for the purpose of aiding and assisting the Ulster County

Legislature in the transaction of its business; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that all standing committees for the year 2016 are hereby set

forth as follows and described below:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM, HOUSING, PLANNING & TRANSIT

To set legislative policy and review contracts for all aspects of Economic

Development, Tourism, and Planning. Responsible for issues pertaining to: Ulster

County Industrial Development Agency, Ulster County Planning Department,

Revolving Loan Fund Committee, Shovel Ready Committee, Office of Economic

Development, Employment and Training, Public Transportation, Technology and the

Department of Information Services. To foster relations with the County and local

Chambers of Commerce.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

To set policy and review contracts pertaining to the Department of the Environment,

Environmental Management Council, Fish and Wildlife Management Board, Forest

Practice Board, and Soil and Water Conservation District, including the protection of

water ways and the County’s recycling efforts. To set policy and review contracts

pertaining to but not limited to the activities of the Ulster County Resource Recovery

Agency.

 

GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY AND REVIEW

To set policy and review contracts pertaining to the Office of Accountability,

Compliance and Efficiency, and the Ulster County Comptroller. To review past

enactments including local laws and policies of the Legislature for efficacy, impact

on county residents, and the presence or non-presence of enforcement. To act as a

liaison to Town, City and Village governments. To further be responsible for

promoting efficiency and reform in County government by examining and

developing alternative guidelines and policies for Ulster County.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY

To set policy and review contracts pertaining to the following County Departments:

Ulster County Sheriff and the Law Enforcement Center, Probation, Emergency

Communications/Emergency Management, Arson Task Force, Traffic Safety, Fire

Coordinator, STOP DWI, District Attorney, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Safety and

Public Defender.

LAWS AND RULES, GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES

To set policy and review contracts pertaining to the following County Departments:

Board of Elections, County Attorney, Weights and Measures, Human Rights and

Insurance. To oversee Legislative policy and revisions the Legislature wants to see

implemented in the Ulster County Charter and the Administrative Code. To review

and maintain the Rules of the Legislature and to review and approve all local laws for

legal sufficiency only, unless Laws and Rules, Governmental Services is the

committee of original jurisdiction. To approve all late resolutions, considering

lateness and content prior to submittal to the full Legislature. To approve resolutions

required to be referred to it under the Rules of the Legislature.

LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

To set policy and review contracts pertaining and related to the following: Arts,

Ulster County Community College, Historian, Libraries, Cornell Cooperative

Extension, Community Action, Office for the Aging, Youth Bureau, and Veterans

Affairs.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

To set policy for and review contracts pertaining to the following County

Departments: Health, Mental Health, and Social Services.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

To set policy for and review contracts pertaining to the following County

Departments: Public Works (including Parks, Highways, and Buildings and

Grounds), Transportation and Capital Projects.

WAYS AND MEANS

To recommend the Legislature’s position on all budgetary and financial matters of

the County. To review contracts pertaining to the following departments: County

Clerk, Finance, Personnel, Purchasing, and Real Property Tax Services. To approve

all resolutions with financial impacts to the County, excluding those financial

impacts limited solely to legislative advertising expenses;

and, be it further

RESOLVED, that each of the standing committees set forth herein and above

shall consist of five to seven members; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that nothing herein shall be deemed to authorize the delegation

of any of the powers, duties or responsibilities of the County Legislature or any

officer thereof except as otherwise expressly authorized by law,

and move its adoption.

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 23 NOES: 0

Passed Committee: Committee of the Whole on January 6, 2016

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 6th Day of January in the year Two Thousand and

Sixteen, 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 7th Day of January

in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 24, 2019