Resolution No. 3

Creating Standing Committees For The Year 2014

Resolution Information

Status: 
Adopted/Committee of the Whole

RESOLUTION TEXT +-

Print

Majority Leader Gregorius, Minority Leader Ronk, and Legislator Rodriguez offer

the following:

WHEREAS, Section 154 of County Law of the State of New York provides

that the Ulster County Legislature may create standing committees for the purpose of

aiding and assisting the Legislature in the transaction of its business; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned State Law requires that “any local law or

resolution creating any such committee shall specify the powers, duties and number

of its members”; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the County of Ulster to formally create

standing committees for the purpose of aiding and assisting the Ulster County

Legislature in the transaction of its business; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that all standing committees for the year 2014 are hereby set

forth as follows and described below:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM, HOUSING, PLANNING & TRANSIT

To set legislative policy for all aspects of Economic Development, Tourism, and

Planning. Responsible for issues pertaining to: Ulster County Industrial

Development Agency, Ulster County Development Corporation, Employment and

Training, and Public Transportation, Technology and the Department of

Information Services. To foster relations with the County and local Chambers of

Commerce.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

To set policy pertaining to the Department of the Environment, Environmental

Management Council, Fish and Wildlife Management Board, Forest Practice Board,

and Soil and Water Conservation District, including the protection of water ways and

the County’s recycling efforts. To set policy and review contracts pertaining to but

not limited to the activities of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency and the

Department of Information Services.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY

To set policy and review contracts pertaining to the following County Departments:

Ulster County Sheriff and the Law Enforcement Center, Probation, Emergency

Communications/Emergency Management, Arson Task Force, Traffic Safety, Fire

Coordinator, District Attorney, and Public Defender. 

- Page 2 -

Resolution No. 3 January 7, 2014

Creating Standing Committees For The Year 2014

LAWS AND RULES, GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES

To set policy and review contracts pertaining to the following County Departments:

Board of Elections, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Weights and Measures, Human Rights,

Insurance and Safety. To oversee Legislative policy and revisions the Legislature

wants to see implemented in the Ulster County Charter and the Administrative Code.

To review and maintain the Rules of the Legislature and to review and approve all

local laws. To approve all late resolutions, considering lateness and content prior to

submittal to the full Legislature. To approve resolutions required to be referred to it

under the Rules of the Legislature.

LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

To set policy and review contracts pertaining and related to the following: Arts,

Ulster County Community College, Historian, Libraries, Cornell Cooperative

Extension, STOP DWI, Community Action, Office for the Aging, Youth Bureau, and

Veterans Affairs.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

To set policy for and review contracts pertaining to the following County

Departments: Health, Mental Health, and Social Services.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

To set policy for and review contracts pertaining to the following County

Departments: Public Works (including Parks, Highways, and Buildings and

Grounds), Transportation and Capital Projects.

WAYS AND MEANS

To recommend the Legislature’s position on all budgetary and financial matters of

the County. To review contracts pertaining to the following departments: County

Clerk, Finance, Comptroller, Personnel, Purchasing, and Real Property Tax Services.

To approve all resolutions with financial impacts to the County;

and, be it further

- Page 3 -

Resolution No. 3 January 7, 2014

Creating Standing Committees For The Year 2014

RESOLVED, that each of the standing committees set forth herein and above

shall consist of five to nine members; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that nothing herein shall be deemed to authorize the delegation

of any of the powers, duties or responsibilities of the County Legislature or any

officer thereof except as otherwise expressly authorized by law,

and move its adoption.

 

ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 23 NOES: 0

Passed Committee As Amended: Committee of the Whole on January 7, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

Majority Leader Gregorius motioned, seconded by Legislator Ronk, to move

Technology and the Department of Information Services from the Energy and

Environment Committee to the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning

& Transit Committee in the first RESOLVED, as indicated above in bold font.

 MOTION ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 AYES: 23 NOES: 0

- Page 4 -

Resolution No. 3 January 7, 2014

Creating Standing Committees For The Year 2014

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 7th Day of January, 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 8th Day of January

in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature 

Current Text: PDF

 

Updated: October 8, 2020