NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO THE
EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with Article 2, Section 202 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law ("EDPL"), notice is hereby given of a public hearing for a proposed public project (PIN 8761.82) to construct the Ulster County Midtown Linear Park, to be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:05 P.M. in the Legislative Chambers, 6th Floor, Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York 12401.
The purpose of this meeting is to outline the project purpose, proposed location, project status and other pertinent information concerning the project, including maps and property descriptions of adjacent parcels and the properties to be acquired. The project is located in the City of Kingston in Ulster County, NY. The project proposes to construct a non-motorized shared-use path following the general alignment of the abandoned Ulster & Delaware Railroad right-of-way from the east side of Cornell Street to Westbrook Lane. The proposed public use will be 10-12 ft. wide trail with an asphalt surface running a length of approximately 0.8 miles.
Persons may appear in person or by agent and will be given the opportunity to present oral or written statements and to submit other documents concerning PIN 8761.82, the Ulster County Midtown Linear Park project.
The project will require public acquisition of property. This public hearing is being held to comply with the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration and Sections 201 and 202 of the EDPL. Ulster County will attempt to acquire necessary property through offers of Fair Market Value. However, based upon a title search, it is anticipated that acquisition of property by Eminent Domain will be necessary to complete the project.
Any property owners who may subsequently wish to challenge the condemnation of their property by judicial review may do so only on the basis of issues, facts, and objections raised at the hearing.
Further information on the project may be obtained by contacting Christopher White, Deputy Director of the Ulster County Planning Department, with offices at 244 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401 or (845) 340-3338. Please advise this office no later than November 7, 2019 if a sign language interpreter, assistive listening system or any other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation in the public hearing.
Dated: October 27, 2019 Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk
Kingston, New York Ulster County Legislature