Resolution No. 10

Reaffirming That The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) Requires Prevailing Wage And Local Labor Provisions As Requirements For Securing IDA Assistance

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Referred to: The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee (Chairman Cahill and Legislators Archer, Corcoran, Delaune, Litts, Maio, and Uchitelle)

 

Legislators Laura Petit and John Parete offer the following:

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature passed resolution 244 of 2005, Directing The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) To Adopt Prevailing Wage And Local Labor Provisions As Requirements For Securing IDA Assistance; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor’s proposed 2021 budget requires companies receiving public monies to use prevailing wage standards for state projects in some but not all instances; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature is committed to ensuring diverse local job creation in our County; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature created the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) in 1976 to “promote, encourage, attract and develop job and business opportunities and economically sound commerce and industry in cities, towns and villages of Ulster County”; and

 

WHEREAS, the assistance provided by the UCIDA is a substantial benefit to companies who qualify for this assistance; and

 

WHEREAS, the assistance provided by the UCIDA does comes at a cost to local taxpayers either directly or indirectly; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the belief of this Legislature that residents of Ulster County deserve to share in the economic benefits as there is a cost to the taxpayer for UCIDA

Assistance; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature further believes that local labor should first be sought before securing outside labor for UCIDA assisted projects; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency has adopted similar measures dealing specifically with prevailing wage and local labor that have been found to be legal and proper; now, therefore be it

 

 

 

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature directs the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency to adopt measures mandating prevailing wage for all construction related labor and to prioritize local labor in this contraction; and, be it further

 

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature continues its support of resolution 244 of 2005; and, be it further

 

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency shall also begin to track the wages and benefits that companies supported by the IDA provide their workers,

                                                                                                         

and move its adoption.                                                                              

 

 

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 

AYES:                     NOES:         

 

 

Passed Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

on __________________.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

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Updated: January 29, 2020

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