Ulster lawmakers vote to buy Kingston building for crisis stabilization center


KINGSTON – Ulster County legislators voted Tuesday night to purchase a building at 368 Broadway in the City of Kingston to create a county crisis stabilization center.

Legislators felt it was ideal being at the county seat and in an urban setting.

Not all lawmakers supported the purchase. Republican Minority Leader Ken Ronk of rural Shawangunk said it would not serve the entire county.

“You are never going to best serve all of the residents in a county the size of Rhode Island with the geographic diversity that we have, with the rural nature that we have, but I don’t think this best serves the majority of the county that I would like to,” he said.

He said the facility would better serve the county being placed in a more central location like New Paltz.

Ronk was one of only two lawmakers to vote against the Kingston purchase.

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