Ulster County Legislature


The Ulster County comptroller is urging the county legislature to adopt a policy concerning the transfer of funds already appropriated for positions that remain unfilled. The policy recommendation, intended to increase transparency and accountability, comes with the release of a quarterly report. And some are taking issue with the report.

A special informational session Tuesday evening in Ulster County during which the former Nevele Investors CEO was slated to speak, has been canceled.  WAMC's Allison Dunne has more.

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In New York, a county legislature in the Hudson Valley is prepared for a new chairperson.

Ulster Lawmakers To Approve Flood Buyout Money

Jul 22, 2013
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KINGSTON – The Ulster County Legislature this week will approve an additional $1.5 million in state funds for the purchase and demolition of homes damaged by flooding.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Gerentine said state is providing additional dollars for the buyout program.

“It was additional money that we did not have before. There was talk about it, but this is the actual bond itself and the money to move forward with it,” Gerentine said.

A Former County Legislature Chairman Dies

Mar 7, 2013

A former chairman of the Ulster County Legislature has died. The former chairman, Thomas Roach, was an Ulster County legislator from 1974 to 1983. He was majority leader in 1979, and legislature chairman from 1980-1983. He then served as the Commissioner of Social Services for the county, for 12 years, from 1984 to 1997. Democratic State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill of Kingston said, in a release, that Roach did not really retire after public service; that he dedicated himself to helping child victims of domestic violence across New York State as the longtime director of the William B.