Resolution No. 69

Amending The 2014 Ulster County Budget By Transferring And Appropriating Sequestered Funds From Contingency Into Various County Departments

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Adopted

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Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators

Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, Maloney, Richard Parete, and Rodriguez)

Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Richard A. Gerentine, offers the

following:

 WHEREAS, the County Executive developed the 2014 Ulster County Budget

under unprecedented fiscal challenges caused by the New York State Assembly’s

failure to extend the County’s authority to impose an additional 1% sales tax that has

been in place for over 20 years; and

WHEREAS, the collection of sales tax is spread across all consumers, not

only those that live in Ulster County, and is a way to offset the burden of property tax

payers; and

WHEREAS, the 2014 Budget was developed utilizing projections relevant to

two different scenarios: Ulster County being granted authority to continue the

additional 1% sales tax levy on February 1, 2014, or March 1, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the County’s authority to collect the additional 1% sales tax

expired on December 1, 2013; and

WHEREAS, in order to continue to provide seamless services to residents, the

County Executive developed sequestration, a unique budgetary tool which provides

for a progression of spending cuts should Ulster County’s 1% sales tax not be

extended; and

 

WHEREAS, the loss of the 1% additional sales tax equals a loss of revenue to

Ulster County of over $22 million for fiscal year 2014; and

WHEREAS, to partially address the potential massive loss of revenue, the

adopted 2014 Ulster County Budget sequestered $1,164,706.00, the funding

necessary for various County departments to continue to provide services at their

current levels, as well as management salary adjustments, and placed the funds in

Contingency; and

 

WHEREAS, the salaries of Ulster County managers who are not represented

by a collective bargaining unit have remained unchanged since 2009 and it is

appropriate to increase salaries by 2% effective and retroactive to January 1, 2014;

and 

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Resolution No. 69 February 18, 2014

Amending The 2014 Ulster County Budget By Transferring And

Appropriating Sequestered Funds From Contingency Into

Various County Departments

WHEREAS, the County has now been granted the authority by the New York

State Legislature to continue the 1% additional sales tax rate, effective February 1,

2014; and

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 392 dated December 17, 2013, the Ulster

County Legislature authorized the transfer of sequestered funds from contingency to

cover the costs of services performed by contract agencies; and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary to transfer the balance of the sequestered

funds from the Contingency account and appropriate the funds to the appropriate

budget lines of the various County department; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the 2014 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as

follows:

TRANSFER

FROM DECREASE AMOUNT

A4-1331-4545 Public Works $274,786.00

A4-1331-4544 Sheriff $494,305.00

A4-1331-4548 Public Transportation $ 35,300.00

A4-1331-4549 Municipal Dues $ 32,451.00

A4-1331-4543 Personnel Adjustments $327,864.00

TO INCREASE AMOUNT

 

various budget lines Public Works $274,786.00

 Sheriff $494,305.00

 Public Transportation $ 35,300.00

 Municipal Dues $ 32,451.00

 Personnel Adjustments $327,864.00

and, be it further

 RESOLVED, the Commissioner of Finance is hereby authorized to make any

and all budget adjustments necessary to transfer and appropriate the sequestered

funds from contingency into the appropriate budget lines of the various County

departments; and, be it further 

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Resolution No. 69 February 18, 2014

Amending The 2014 Ulster County Budget By Transferring And

Appropriating Sequestered Funds From Contingency Into

Various County Departments

RESOLVED, that a 2% salary adjustment for managers not represented by a

collective bargaining unit effective and retroactive to January 1, 2014 is hereby

approved,

 

and moves its adoption.

 ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 

 AYES: 20 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislators Archer, Donaldson and

 Fabiano)

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on February 12, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

$1,164,706.00 – ADDITIONAL 2014 APPROPRIATIONS

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 February, 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 20th Day of

February 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 February, 2014. 21st Day of February, 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