Resolution No. 126

Authorizing The Chair Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Payment In Lieu Of Taxes Agreement With Blue Stone Solar Energy, LLC For Solar Energy Systems Pursuant To Real Property Tax Law Section 487

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Adopted

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Referred to:  The Energy and Environment Committee (Chairwoman Greene and Legislators Bruno, Criswell, Petit, and Wawro), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Bartels, Gavaris, Haynes, Maio, Ronk, and Walter)

 

Chairwoman of the Energy and Environment Committee, Manna Jo Greene, and Deputy Chair Mary Wawro offer the following:

 

WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on behalf of the Department of Finance; and

 

            WHEREAS, New York State Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”) Section 487 exempts from taxation the increase in value to real property by reason of inclusion of qualified solar or wind energy systems or farm waste energy systems unless a county, city, town, village, or school district opts out of said exemption; and

 

            WHEREAS, RPTL Section 487 provides that a county, city, town, village or school district that has not acted to opt out of said exemption may require the owner of a property which includes a solar or wind energy system meeting the requirements for the exemption to enter into a contract for Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (“PILOT”); and

 

WHEREAS, Blue Stone Solar Energy, LLC has submitted a Notice of Intent to the County that it plans to build a solar energy system that meets the requirements for the exemption on a parcel of land located within the physical boundaries of the County identified as tax map numbers 17.4-1-23.200 and 17.4-1-24 at Churchland Lane in the Town of Saugerties, Ulster County, New York (the “Project”); and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to RPTL Section 487(9)(a), the County has indicated its intent to require a PILOT Agreement with the Owner, under which the Owner, (or any successor owner of the project) will be required to make payments to the County for each year during the term of this Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, the Owner has submitted, or will submit to the assessor of the Town a RP – 487 Application for Tax Exemption of Solar or Wind Energy Systems or Farm Waste Energy Systems, demonstrating the Project’s eligibility for a real property tax exemption pursuant to RPTL Section 487; and

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the Parties intend that, during the term of this Agreement, the Project will be placed on an exempt portion of the assessment roll and the Owner will not be assessed for any statutory real property taxes for which it might otherwise be subject to under New York law with respect to the Project; now, therefore be it

 

             RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to enter into a PILOT Agreement, and any amendments thereto, with Blue Stone Solar Energy, LLC for the building and operations of a Solar Energy System, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney,

 

and move its adoption.

 

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 

AYES:                        NOES:    

                                                   

Passed Committee:  Energy and Environment on _______________.

 

Passed Committee:  Ways and Means on _______________.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2021 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2022 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2023 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2024 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2025 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS– 2026 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS– 2027 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2028 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2029 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2030 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2031 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2032 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2033 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS – 2034 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

$6,624.00/20 MEGA WATTS -  2035 ANTICIPATED REVENUE

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Updated: May 26, 2020

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Tue, Mar 10, 2020 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 126
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No
Abstained
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 Energy and Environment Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 126
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No
Abstained
No Vote

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