Resolution No. 370

Establishing A Policy For The Naming Of County-Owned Assets

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

and Legislators Allen, Greene, Loughran, and Roberts), and The Laws and Rules,

Governmental Services Committee (Chairman Richard Parete and Legislators

Archer, Donaldson, Roberts, and Ronk)

Chairman of the Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee, Legislator

Richard Parete, offers the following:

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature believes that the designation of

names for county-owned assets should be approached with deliberation and input

from local municipalities; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature believes that the setting forth

policies and procedures relating to the naming of county-owned assets can prevent

conflict, provide a historical context for future generations in Ulster County and is in

the public interest; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature establishes the following policy

for the naming of the assets owned by County of Ulster:

Section 1. It is the policy of the County of Ulster for the Ulster County

Legislature to choose names for county-owned assets by a majority vote based upon

the following criteria, in no particular propriety order:

1. Neighborhood or geographical identification;

2. A natural or geographical feature;

3. An outstanding feature of the asset;

4. An event of historical or cultural significance;

5. A historical figure or an individual (living or deceased) who has made a

significant land, monetary or civic contribution to

a. the County of Ulster, or

b. the municipality in which the asset is situated, or

c. given their life while in service of the United States Of America;

6. As required by purchase or gifting agreement

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Resolution No. 370 October 21, 2014

Establishing A Policy For The Naming Of County-Owned Assets

Section 2. The Ulster County Legislature shall designate the names of

county-owned assets via resolution. Unless the asset name is designated in a

purchase agreement or an accepted gift of property, the Ulster County Legislature

shall make its selection after receiving a recommendation from the municipality or

municipalities in which the county-owned asset occurs, which shall be based upon

public input from individuals and organizations. Municipal recommendations shall

state how the proposed name(s) meet(s) the criteria of Section 1.

Section 3. Whenever the Ulster County Legislature or local municipality

wishes to consider naming a county-owned asset, the issue shall be referred to the

Public Works and Capital Projects Committee of the Legislature before approval of

that name by the full Legislature. If more than one name is proposed for a particular

county-owned asset, the Chairman of the Public Works and Capital Projects

Committee may create a sub-committee to consider the proposals and make

recommendations to the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee.

Section 4. A public hearing shall be scheduled prior a vote by the Ulster

County Legislature on a resolution naming a County-owned asset to insure public

input on any name(s) being considered.

Section 5. Following the selection of a name for a county asset by the

Ulster County Legislature, the County shall identify the specific asset with

appropriate signage specifying the name.

Section 6. The name shall remain for a minimum of 25 years except in an

instance when a County-owned asset is named for an individual and the County

Legislature finds that because of the individual’s character the continued use of their

name would not be in the best interest of the community.

and move its adoption.

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 23 NOES: 0

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on October 9, 2014

Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services as amended on October

20, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

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Resolution No. 370 October 21, 2014

Establishing A Policy For The Naming Of County-Owned Assets

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 21st Day of October, 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 22nd Day of

October in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Returned Unsigned by the County Executive this

22nd Day of October, 2014. 31

st Day of October, 2014.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella ____________________________

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

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 11, 2019

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