Resolution No. 327

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute Agreements With The City Of New York And Various Towns For The Purchase And Demolition Of Homes Damaged During Hurricane Irene And Tropical Storm Lee – Department of Emergency Communications / Emergency Management

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Referred to: Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee (Chairman Briggs and

Legislators Gregorius, Loughran, Maio and Ronk), The Public Works and Capital

Projects Committee (Chairman Fabiano and Legislators Allen, Greene, Loughran,

and Roberts), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and

Legislators Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, Maloney, Provenzano, and Rodriguez)

Chairman of the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee, Thomas J. Briggs,

and Deputy Chairman Kenneth J. Ronk offer the following:

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

behalf of the Department of Emergency Communications/Emergency Management;

and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 98, dated March 18, 2014, the Ulster

County Legislature authorized the Chairman to execute an agreement with the New

York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES),

wherein DHSES, as authorized and funded by the Federal Emergency Management

Agency (FEMA) agreed to pass FEMA funding to the County, and the County agreed

to administer a program (the “Program”) designed to purchase and demolish homes

damaged during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee; and

WHEREAS, said Resolution No. 98 further established Ulster County Capital

Project No. 406 to fund the Program; and

WHEREAS, the Program will provide reimbursement funding for thirty-four

homes in the Towns of Kingston, Olive, Shandaken, Ulster, Wawarsing, and

Shawangunk; and

WHEREAS, the FEMA Program, through the NYS DHSES, would provide

75% of the cost of each property purchase, and the State of New York has agreed to

fund the remaining 2

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Resolution No. 327 September 23, 2014

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To

Execute Agreements With The City Of New York And Various

Towns For The Purchase And Demolition Of Homes Damaged

During Hurricane Irene And Tropical Storm Lee – Department of

Emergency Communications / Emergency Management

WHEREAS, the City of New York or one of the Towns will take title to the

properties of those who are able to successfully fulfill the requirements of the

Program; the County will not take title to any of the properties participating in this

Program; and

WHEREAS, the Director of Emergency Communications/Emergency

Management is requesting that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature be

authorized to execute those agreements, and any amendments thereto, with the City

of New York and with those towns choosing to take title to the property purchased

under the terms of the Program; and

WHEREAS, the requested authorization constitutes a Type II action under

sections 4.2.1 and 4.2.4 of the County of Ulster’s State Environmental Quality

Review Act (SEQRA) Type II List that was adopted in Resolution No. 118 on April

20, 2010; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County determines that this action does not pose a

significant potential environmental impact and may be progressed as a Type II action

in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 617 of SEQRA; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby

authorized to execute an agreement, any amendments thereto, and such other

documents as may be necessary, with the City of New York, by and through its

Department of Environmental Protection, to establish the terms and conditions

pursuant to which the City of New York will participate in the FEMA Hazard

Mitigation Grant Program and take title to certain properties, in the form as filed with

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

County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby

authorized to execute agreements, any amendments thereto, and such other

documents as may be necessary, with certain towns in the County of Ulster, to

establish the terms and conditions pursuant to which said towns will participate in the

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and take title to certain properties, in the

form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature, or as modified with the

approval of the County Attorney and Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature,

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Resolution No. 327 September 23, 2014

Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To

Execute Agreements With The City Of New York And Various

Towns For The Purchase And Demolition Of Homes Damaged

During Hurricane Irene And Tropical Storm Lee – Department of

Emergency Communications / Emergency Management

and move its adoption.

 ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 AYES: 20 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislators Litts, Loughran, and Maloney)

Passed Committee: Law Enforcement and Public Safety on September 8, 2014

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on September 12, 2014

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on September 17, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

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 23rd Day of September, 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 25th Day of

September 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

25th Day of September, 2014. 2

nd Day of October, 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: January 10, 2019

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