Saturday, March 27, 2010



Three Area Projects Are Commended

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has received notice that three local municipal projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) have been commended by the Office of the New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for following “sound procurement procedures when awarding contracts.”

The City of Kingston, the Village of Ellenville and the County of Ulster are among the eight audited local government projects in the Hudson Valley that “adhered to bidding laws and appropriately awarded their ARRA highway projects to the lowest responsible bidder,” according to Auerbach. “The Office of the State Comptroller report emphasized that the three entities are an example of how competitive bidding not only fosters healthy competition and the lowest possible price, but guards against favoritism, extravagance and fraud,” said Comptroller Auerbach.

The three projects total nearly six million dollars and include the pedestrian waterfront walkway for Kingston ($1,244,494.00), the Beckley Bridge in Ellenville (($992,000.00) and the CR77 bridge over the Rondout for the County ($3,870,733.00).

A copy of the report can be found on Comptroller Auerbach’s website at

1 comment:

UC Client #11 and Elliott's Advisor said...

Reminds me of the National Recovery Act of 1933 which created, in turn, the WPA [works project administration] as part of FDR's new deal.