Resolution No. 168

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature And The Ulster County Executive To Enter Into A Contract of Sale With The Kingston City School District For The Purchase Of The Sophie Finn Elementary School And Accompanying Real Estate – Depar...

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Referred to: The Public Works and Capital Projects Committee (Chairman Fabiano and

Legislators Allen, Greene, Loughran and Roberts), The Legislative Programs,

Education, and Community Services Committee (Chairman Donaldson and Legislators

Archer, Gregorius, Lopez and Wawro), and The Ways and Means Committee

(Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, Maloney,

Provenzano and Rodriguez)

Chairman of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee, Dean J. Fabiano, and

Deputy Chairman Peter M. Loughran offer the following:

WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on

behalf of the Department of Public Works (Buildings & Grounds); and

WHEREAS, the Strategic Taxpayer Relief through Innovative Visions in

Education (“STRIVE”) Project has as its cornerstone the relocation of the SUNY

Ulster/Ulster County Community College (“UCCC”) extension center from the

Business Resource Center to the former Sophie Finn Elementary School (“Sophie

Finn”) located at 94 Mary’s Avenue in the City of Kingston; and

WHEREAS, Sophie Finn is currently owned by the Kingston City School

District; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County’s purchase, as the local sponsor of UCCC, of

Sophie Finn was negotiated for $300,000.00 and subsequently the sale was approved

through a public referendum by the voters of the Kingston City School District; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature in Resolution No. 300 of

November 19, 2013 supported the implementation of STRIVE which includes the

purchase and rehabilitation of Sophie Finn (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, the County Legislature created Capital Project No. 370 by

Resolution No. 261 dated October 16, 2012, and subsequently amended by

Resolution No. 178 dated June 18, 2013, for the purpose of authorizing architectural

design and engineering work on the Project, and Resolution No. 96 dated March 18,

2014 for the purpose of building acquisition, design of Green Infrastructure elements,

and additional Architectural serv

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Resolution No. 168 May 20, 2014

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature And

The Ulster County Executive To Enter Into A Contract of Sale With

The Kingston City School District For The Purchase Of The Sophie

Finn Elementary School And Accompanying Real Estate –

Department of Public Works (Buildings & Grounds)

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 261 dated October 16, 2012, the

Ulster County Legislature determined the within project is an Unlisted Action as per

6 NYCRR Part 617.4 and 617.5, and circulated its Notice of Intent to serve as Lead

Agency pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617.6; and

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 391 dated December 17, 2013, the Ulster

County Legislature adopted and issued a Negative Declaration under 6 NYCRR Part

617 State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) for the purchase of Sophie

Finn from the Kingston City School District and its rehabilitation for use as the

SUNY Ulster Extension Center; and

WHEREAS, the Kingston City School District approved the subdivision of its

approximately 27.716 acre parcel into two (2) separate tracts of real property: (i) an

approximately 21.434 acre parcel, which will be retained by the Kingston Central

School District, and (ii) an approximately 6.282 acre parcel consisting of the Sophie

Finn Elementary School located at 94 Mary’s Avenue to be sold to Ulster County;

and

WHEREAS, on January 13, 2014, the City of Kingston Planning Board voted

unanimously to approve the subdivision with the condition that final easements and

associated agreements be submitted for review; and

WHEREAS, a Contract of Sale between Ulster County and the Kingston City

School District is required in order for Ulster County to purchase Sophie Finn and the

accompanying real estate from the Kingston City School District; now, therefore, be

it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature and the

Ulster County Executive are hereby authorized to enter into a Contract of Sale, and

any amendments or documents related thereto, with the Kingston City School

District, for the purchase of the Sophie Finn and accompanying real estate, located at

94 Mary’s Avenue in the City of Kingston, for the purchase price of Three Hundred

Thousand And 00/100 ($300,000.00) Dollars, in the form as filed with the Clerk of

the Legislature, or as modified with the approval of the Ulster County Attorney,

and move its adoption.

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Resolution No. 168 May 20, 2014

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature And

The Ulster County Executive To Enter Into A Contract of Sale With

The Kingston City School District For The Purchase Of The Sophie

Finn Elementary School And Accompanying Real Estate –

Department of Public Works (Buildings & Grounds)

 ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 AYES: 22 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislator Provenzano)

Passed Committee: Legislative Programs, Programs, Education, and Community

Services on May 7, 2014

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on May 8, 2014

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on May 14, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

$300,000.00 – BUDGETED CAPITAL APPROPRIATION DOLLARS

STATE OF NEW YORK

 ss:

COUNTY OF ULSTER

This is to certify that I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster have compared the

foregoing resolution with the original resolution now on file in the office of said clerk, and which was adopted by said

Legislature on the 20th Day of May, 2014, and that the same is a true and correct transcript of said resolution and of the

whole thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 23rd Day of May in

the year Two Thousand and Fourteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

23rd Day of May, 2014. 28th Day of May, 2014.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella |s| Michael P. Hein

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Michael P. Hein, County Executive

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: October 8, 2020

Votes on this Resolution

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Wed, May 14, 2014 2018-2019 Term: Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 168
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