3. Resolution No. - 314A of 2014

Establishing A Pilot Program For Alternative Fuel And Committing To Create A Green Fleet Policy

Resolution Information

Status: 
Adopted as Amended

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Referred to: The Energy and Environment Committee (Chairman Loughran and

Legislators Richard Parete, Rodriguez, Ronk, and Wawro), The Ways and Means

Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Belfiglio, Briggs, Gregorius,

Maio, Maloney, and Richard Parete), and The Laws and Rules, Governmental

Services Committee (Chairman Richard Parete and Legislators Donaldson, Greene,

Roberts, and Ronk)

Chairman John R. Parete offers the following:

WHEREAS, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency

motor vehicles are responsible for 50% of the nitrogen oxide pollution, 42% of the

volatile organic compounds, 25% of particulate matter and 80% of carbon monoxide

emissions; and

WHEREAS, Governments and Industries across the country are pursuing

various alternative fuels, including Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Compressed

Natural Gas (CNG), hybrid and electric for their fleets; and

WHEREAS, the County’s fleet of vehicles allows our employees to deliver

necessary services to our residents; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature supports the development of a

sustainable plan for County owned vehicles that is environmentally conscious while

curbing government spending; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County is behind the curve in the use of alternatives to gas

as a fuel source for county owned vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the vast improvements to available technologies affords Ulster

County the opportunity to aggressively examine the economic viability of natural

gas, hybrid and electric sources; and

WHEREAS, pilot programs in Departments within the County structure could

efficiently evaluate cost effectiveness of multiple fuel alternatives to determine the

best option for the County; and

WHEREAS, Sheriff VanBlarcum agrees with the importance of investigating

cost saving initiatives and requested funding for a pilot program utilizing Propane as

an alternative fuel source in his 2015 proposed Budget; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, the Energy and Environment Committee will craft a sustainable

green fleet policy which includes specific goals; and be it further

RESOLVED, that a pilot program is hereby established to convert five

vehicles to LPG,

and moves its adoption.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 AYES: 14 NOES: 9

(Noes: Legislators Allen, Archer, Bartels, Greene, Gregorius,

Loughran, Provenzano, Rodriguez, and Wishnick)

No action taken in Committee: Energy and Environment on September 15, 2014

Postponed in Committee: Energy and Environment on October 8, 2014

Postponed in Committee: Energy and Environment on November 10, 2014

Passed Committee: Energy and Environment as amended on December 8, 2014

Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on December 15, 2014

Referred back to The Energy and Environment Committee and The Laws and Rules,

Governmental Services Committee by Ways and Means on December 17, 2014

Defeated in Committee: Energy and Environment on February 4, 2015

Petition to Discharge successfully executed on February 5, 2015

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

$25,000.00- ESTIMATED COST

 

Legislator Ronk motioned, seconded by Legislator Maio, to strike the first

RESOLVED, and to strike the words “And Committing To Create A Green Fleet

Policy” from the title of the resolution.

 MOTION ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 AYES: 15 NOES: 8

 (Noes: Legislators Allen, Archer, Greene, Gregorius,

 Loughran, Provenzano, Rodriguez, and Wishnick)

STATE OF NEW YORK

 ss:

COUNTY OF ULSTER

I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 17th Day of February in the year Two Thousand and

Fifteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 20th Day of

February in the year Two Thousand and Fifteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Vetoed by the County Executive this

20th Day of February, 2015. 20

th Day of February, 2015.

|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: January 17, 2019

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 Energy and Environment Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 314A of 2014
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Abstained
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Refer Resolution No. 314 Back to Energy and Environment Committee
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No
Abstained
No Vote
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 314
-+
Abstained
No Vote
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 Energy and Environment Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 314 As Amended
-+
No
Abstained
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 Energy and Environment Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 314
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No
Abstained
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 Energy and Environment Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 314
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No
Abstained
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Refer Resolution No. 314 Back to Energy and Environment Committee
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No
Abstained
No Vote