Office of the Ulster County Comptroller

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Ulster County Comptroller
P.O. Box 1800
Kingston, New York 12402
For all other Comptroller office inquiries, contact us at: CountyComptroller@co.ulster.ny.us

News

Press Release on the Memorandum on Elected Compensation Review

Lack of Competitive Wages For Countywide Elected Officials May Adversely Impact County Several Offices Have Not Seen a Salary Change in More than a Decade Kingston, NY (January 13, 2022) – Ulster County Comptroller released a Memorandum to the Periodic Compensation Review Commission which has Charter mandated responsibility for evaluating the salaries of elected positions on a bi-annual basis. The Comptroller identifies that the positions of Executive, Sheriff and Comptroller have not had a pay increase since 2009 and that the County Clerk has had no increase since 2005.

Press Release on the 2021 Third Quarter Financial Report

Kingston, NY (December 28, 2021) – Ulster County Comptroller March Gallagher released the 2021 Third Quarter Financial Report. The third quarter of 2021 left the County in a strong financial position with continued economic growth. The County recognized $244.5 million or 73.1% of budgeted revenues through the third quarter compared to only 69.1% during the same period in the previous fiscal year.

Recent Reports

Memorandum on Elected Officials Compensation Review

The Office of the Comptroller routinely reviews budgetary information from neighboring similar counties. We have assembled salary information that we hope will assist in your work. Our analysis demonstrates that the salaries for Ulster County elected officials are not competitive with surrounding counties, nor have theykept pace with normal cost-of -living increases as demonstrated below and attached as a separate spreadsheet.

2021 Third Quarter Financial Report

This financial report highlights aspects of Ulster County’s fiscal status through the third quarter of 2021 (ending September 30th). The third quarter of 2021 leaves the County in a strong financial position with continued growth. The economy largely rebounded with lower unemployment but increased prices. The County recognized $244.5 million or 73.1% of budgeted revenues through the third quarter compared to only 69.1% by the same period in the previous fiscal year. The County expended $190.5 million, or 57.0% of budgeted expenditures compared to 55.8% through the same quarter last year.