Resolution No. 225

Establishing A Policy To Survey Ulster County Residents Who Attend Community Colleges Outside Of Ulster County

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Referred to: The Legislative Programs, Education & Community Services Committee

(Chairman David Donaldson and Legislators Archer, Gregorius, Lopez and Wawro)

Chairman of the Legislative Program, Education and Community Services

Committee, Legislator David B. Donaldson, offers the following:

WHEREAS, in accordance with State law, the County of Ulster pays millions

of dollars in “chargeback” tuition fees to other counties due to Ulster County

residents attending community colleges outside of Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, proportionately Ulster County receives significantly less from

other counties due to residents of other counties attending Ulster County Community

College, creating a substantial deficit with respect to the chargeback program; and

WHEREAS, according to the November 15, 2012 “Community College

Chargeback Payments Report of Examinations” of the Ulster County Comptroller,

the chargeback program deficit is a typical, recurring, and annual deficit for the

County of Ulster; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature has an obligation and a desire to

develop policies and programs which will benefit the County as a whole, and can

partner with Ulster County Community College (UCCC) to foster fiscal strength and

educational value within our communities; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature desires to determine the reasons

for the adverse imbalance in the chargeback program so that in conjunction with

UCCC, they may jointly develop policies, programs and capital projects, as

necessary, to address the identified factors which are leading to residents seeking

their community college experience outside of Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature finds that in order to obtain such

information, it would be beneficial to survey students who seek a certificate of

residency from the Commissioner of Finance, which they require in order to obtain

the chargeback tuition payment to their community college of choice; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature finds that conducting such a

survey independently, after such certificates of residency have been obtained and

students are already attending their community college of choice, would require the

investment of significant personnel and other financial resources of the County and

would be likely to have an extremely low rate of return; and

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Resolution No. 225 August 19, 2014

Establishing A Policy To Survey Ulster County Residents Who

Attend Community Colleges Outside Of Ulster County

WHEREAS, at the time such students seek their certificate of residency the

likelihood of their completion of such a survey is deemed to be significantly greater

and would require no additional financial burden on the County and no additional

personnel effort on the part of County employees other than the transmission of the

survey to the designated parties; and

WHEREAS, a survey has been developed in conjunction with the UCCC, and

is attached hereto, which can be administered at the time of a student resident’s

application for a certificate of residency, which is found by the Legislature to seek

the desired information in a succinct fashion and without inconvenience to the

applicant and which will indicate that completion of same is not a pre-requisite to the

issuance of the certificate of residency; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Commissioner of Finance be authorized and directed to

include with the application for a student resident’s certificate of residency shall

include a separate survey excluding any requirement for personal identification; and

be it further

RESOLVED, that the completed surveys be transmitted no less than monthly

on or before the first business day of the month to the Clerk of the Legislature; and,

be it further

RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Legislature be directed to transmit

completed surveys to the designee for receipt of same at UCCC; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that this form, as well as this policy and procedure be in effect

until, by resolution of the Legislature, it shall be rescinded,

and moves its adoption.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Fabiano) 

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Resolution No. 225 August 19, 2014

Establishing A Policy To Survey Ulster County Residents Who

Attend Community Colleges Outside Of Ulster County

Postponed in Committee: Legislative Programs, Education & Community Services

on July 2, 2014.

Passed Committee: Legislative Programs, Education & Community Services as

amended on August 6, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

Legislator Bartels motioned, seconded by Legislator Ronk, to amend the first

RESOLVED by striking some language and inserting additional language, as

indicated above.

MOTION ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Fabiano)

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 19th Day of August, 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 20th Day of August

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

21

st Day of August, 2014. 28

th Day of August, 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

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