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Ulster lawmakers back new economic development department

Sep 19, 2019 12:30 pm
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting the Ulster County Legislature September 17 on a near-unanimous vote approved the creation of a county Department of Economic Development. The purpose of the department is “to facilitate economic growth, attract business, and increase investment and development in and for the county.” The lone dissenting vote was cast by Democrat Kathy Nolan. She said, “I’d like to have the work that’s done for this legislature really be represented in our joining with a new executive and not trying to correct in this chamber whatever deficiencies someone claims to have with other members that are public servants.” The department will be headed by a director of Economic Development appointed by the county executive and subject to confirmation by the county legislature. No funding was allocated to operate the department. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.