Resolution No. 451

LATE - Approving Construction, By Licensee Ulster County Agricultural Society, Of A New Poultry Barn At The Ulster County Fairgrounds On Libertyville Road In New Paltz – Department Of Public Works (Buildings And Grounds)

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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)

Legislator Kenneth Ronk and Legislator Rodriguez offer the following:

WHEREAS, effective January 1, 2013, the County entered into a five-year

license agreement (the “License”) with the Ulster County Agricultural Society (the

“Society”), whereby the County granted to the Society a revocable license to use a

portion of property owned by the County, commonly known as the Ulster County

Fairgrounds (the “Fairgrounds”) situated on Libertyville Road in the Town of New

Paltz; and

WHEREAS, the portion licensed to the Society (the “Premises”) are to be

used for the purpose of maintaining and managing the Fairgrounds, and organizing,

scheduling and managing events, programs and activities at that location, for the

County; and

WHEREAS, in 2014, the Ulster County Agricultural Society Board of

Directors approved the construction of a new poultry barn in the vacant area directly

alongside the existing Rabbit Barn, to look almost identical, and connect with a

breezeway; and

WHEREAS, moving the poultry to a new barn would allow the old poultry

barn, an original County Home Barn, to be converted into an Agriculture Museum

used to preserve history, display old farming equipment, and add increased value to

our fairgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the Society is willing and financially able to construct, on the

Premises, a new poultry barn as specified on the Plans and Specifications attached to

this Resolution, in the vacant area directly alongside the existing Rabbit Barn; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 18 of the License, a copy of which is

attached to this Resolution, the Society “shall not construct any major improvements

or permanent structures upon the licensed premises without the express written

approval of the County Legislature” and “such approval shall be granted only upon a

majority vote of the Legislature”; and

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Resolution No. 451 November 18, 2014

Approving Construction, By Licensee Ulster County Agricultural

Society, Of A New Poultry Barn At The Ulster County Fairgrounds

On Libertyville Road In New Paltz – Department Of Public Works

(Buildings And Grounds)

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the License, if such approval for

construction is granted by this body, the Society is further required, to comply with

sub-paragraphs (a) through and including (h), and the Society will enter into a written

agreement obligating itself to do so; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act

(SEQRA), this construction is deemed as “agricultural farm management practices,

including construction, maintenance and repair of farm buildings and structures, and

land use changes consistent with generally accepted principles of farming” and

therefore is a Type II action not subject to review under SEQRA, having been

determined not to have a significant impact on the environment (6 NYCRR

617.5(c)(2.3)); and

WHEREAS, the construction will be monitored by the Ulster County

Department of Public Works, Buildings and Grounds Division, and the Ulster County

Safety Office; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature hereby approves the construction,

by the Ulster County Agricultural Society, of a new poultry barn in the vacant area

directly alongside the existing rabbit barn, on that portion of the Ulster County

Fairgrounds currently licensed to the Society, and the Society avers and the

Legislature acknowledges that such construction shall be completed at no cost to the

County; and further be it

RESOLVED, the granting of the construction shall be subject to the Society

obtaining any and all permits or approvals from any governing entity that may have

jurisdiction,

and moves its adoption.

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 23 NOES: 0 

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Resolution No. 451 November 18, 2014

Approving Construction, By Licensee Ulster County Agricultural

Society, Of A New Poultry Barn At The Ulster County Fairgrounds

On Libertyville Road In New Paltz – Department Of Public Works

(Buildings And Grounds)

Passed Committee: Public Works and Capital Projects on November 13, 2014.

Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on November 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 18th Day of November, 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 19th Day of

November 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

20th Day of November, 2014. 24th Day of November, 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 11, 2019

Votes on this Resolution

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