LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, February 12, 2007, 10am
(Posted 02/08/07; Revised 02/12/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 3

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: January 22, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

A)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Metrocenter: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 1-2007: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to amend a lease agreement with i.park Westchester LLC for approximately 100,000 square feet of space at the Metrocenter @i.park, 28 Wells Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

A)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Negative Declaration: RES 7-2007: Resolution determining that there will be no significant adverse impact on the environment from the purchase of 450 Saw Mill River Road.

B)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 7-2007: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by creating the Capital Project BEL02 – Purchase of 450 Saw Mill River Road.

C)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 8-2007: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation for Capital Project BLA02 – Land Bank General Purpose.

D)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Property Purchase: ACT 9-2007: Act authorizing the County to purchase 450 Saw Mill River Road comprising approximately 5.37 acres and containing an approximately 85,000 square foot building located in the Town of Greenburgh from Ardsley Partners, III, L.P. or the current owner of record for general municipal purposes.

E)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 10-2007: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $6,000,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land, building and related improvements at 450 Saw Mill River Road.

F)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 11-2007: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by creating Capital Project BEL03 – Renovations to 450 Saw Mill River Road.

G)_________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 12-2007: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $7,300,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the building located at 450 Saw Mill River Road.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will monitor the day to day operations of various service contracts that WCHCC has with outside vendors.
1)__________Transfer of County Roads: Packet of legislation including three acts authorizing the County to amend its 2007 Capital Budget, issue a related bond act, and enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Harrison pursuant to which the County will transfer ownership of the following County roads to the Town: Lake street, Underhill Avenue, and Silver Lake Connection. (RB135)
2)__________Westchester County Airport: Proposed Act amending the Laws of Westchester County to update the rules and regulations for the Westchester County Airport.
3)__________Board of Ethics: Reappointment of Patricia Higgins O’Callaghan as a member and Chair of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.
4)__________Soil and Water Conservation District: Appointment of Sandra Reyes-Guerra, RLA, as a member of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.
5)__________African American Advisory Board: Reappointment of Winston A. Ross as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
6)__________African American Advisory Board: Reappointment of Mae Williams as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
7)__________IMA-Hawthorne Fire District: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Hawthorne Fire District to provide specialized training and fire suppression services.
8)__________IMA-Mt. Pleasant Fire District: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Mt. Pleasant whereby the County will grant the Town a license to use an approximately 5 acre site located on the Grasslands Reservation for municipal recreation.
9)__________IMA-Valhalla Fire District: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Valhalla Fire District to provide specialized training and fire suppression services.
10)_________WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer patients for tuberculosis-related services.
11)_________WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer late stage syphilis patients for diagnosis by lumbar puncture.
12)_________WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer Department of Health patients in need of emergency medical services and treatment to the WCHCC.
13)_________WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC for comprehensive health care services to the inmates at the County’s Department of Correction.

B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Outside Counsel Proposed Act designating an attorney to be retained in an “of counsel” capacity to the County Attorney to represent the County in the lawsuit entitled United States of America, ex rel, Anti Discrimination Center of Metro New York, Inc. v. Westchester County, New York.
C)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Initiation of Lawsuit: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Zbigniew Orlewicz, the owner of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
D)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Initiation of Lawsuit: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Gloria Krieger a.k.a. Gloria Dibetta, the owner of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
E)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Initiation of Lawsuit: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Steven Sica, the owner of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
F)__________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Hand Gun Licensing Proposal: Forwarding a packet of constituent correspondence in opposition to the proposed hand gun licensing proposal.
G)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Hand Gun Licensing Proposal: Forwarding constituent correspondence in opposition to the proposed hand gun licensing proposal H)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: County Clerk Annual Report: Forwarding the 2006 Annual Report from the Office of the Westchester County Clerk.
I)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Bulb Replacement Program: Forwarding a copy of a flyer from Public energy Solutions with regard to a program to replace incandescent bulbs with free energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs.
J)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Nassau County Lawsuit: Forwarding a copy of the lawsuit against the Nassau County Legislature and Board of Elections re: HAVA.
K)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Pistol Permit Licensing: Forwarding correspondence from County Clerk Tim Idoni with regard to the pistol permit process.
L)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Public Service Commission Ruling: Forwarding a copy of the transcript of the Public Service Commission’s ruling with regard to Case 06-E-0894, the electric power outages in Con Ed’s Long Island City Electric Network.

M)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Westchester County Airport: Forwarding constituent correspondence opposing any expansion of the Westchester County Airport.
N)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Emergency Preparedness Project: Forwarding correspondence from the Westchester County Association urging swift approval of the Westchester Community Emergency Preparedness Project.
O)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Grant Amendment Request: Forwarding a request for a grant amendment from the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, Inc.
P)__________HON. SUE SWANSON: Rent Guidelines Board: Forwarding two resumes for consideration to fill the Public Member vacancy on the Rent Guidelines Board.
Q)__________HON. VITO PINTO: Leg Hold Traps: Forwarding correspondence from Legislator Gordon Burrows requesting legislation be drafted outlawing the use of leg hold traps.
R)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Indian Point: Forwarding a copy of his proposed Resolution requesting the 110th United States Congress enact legislation that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct an Independent Safety Assessment of the Indian Point Power Plants through the reintroduction and passage of H.R.4891 and S.2488 (109th Congress).
S)__________LEGISLATORS OROS, LA MOTTE, SWANSON, MAISANO, BURROWS: Board of Acquisition and Contract: Proposed legislation to amend the provisions relating to the composition and powers of the Board of Acquisition and Contract and to establish certain procedures for the operation of, and the award of contracts by, the Board of Acquisition & Contract.
T)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Office of the Westchester County Clerk.
U)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Budget Department.
V)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Department of Social Services.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Lease Agreement Amendment: LOCAL LAW INTRO 1 -2007: Local Law authorizing the County to amend a lease agreement with i.park Westchester LLC for approximately 100,000 square feet of space at the Metrocenter@i.park, 28 Wells Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

1)__________Sewer District Operating Budget : ACT ________-2007: An Act amending the 2006 Port Chester Sanitary Sewer District Operating Budget in the amount of $406,000.

2)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of up to $8,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project S0S01 – Ossining Waste Water Treatment Plant Performance Maintenance.

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of up to $750,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BCR5A – Infrastructure Improvements (2001-2005).

4)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY: DA Investigators Collective Bargaining Agreement: ACT________-2007: An Act approving certain financial terms and conditions of employment requiring legislative approval by laws in a Collective Bargaining Agreement for those employees of Westchester County represented by the District Attorney’s Investigators PBA of Westchester County.

5)__________Memorandum of Understanding: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Public Safety Services, to renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, the Town of Greenburgh and the Cities of Mt. Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill and Yonkers, through their respective police departments, for the purpose of continuing a County-wide critical incident response team.

6)__________WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will provide certain police services to WCHCC.

7)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Invest-in-Kids IMA: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the county to enter into IMAs with the Cities of Mt. Vernon, Peekskill and White Plains, acting by and through their respective Youth Bureaus, for the provision of services under the County’s Urban Youth Initiative “Invest-in-Kids” Program.

8)__________Tax Warrants: ACT________-2007: An Act fixing the Tax Distribution Tables for the County (for County Operating Purposes and for County share of MTA), for the County Water District No. 1, and for each of the thirteen Sanitary Sewer Districts in the County.

9)__________Tax Warrants: ACT________-2007: An Act fixing and determining the amounts of County taxes (for County Operating Purposes and for County share of MTA); the Special District Taxes; and other charges against the various towns and cities in the County of Westchester; and levying such apportioned amounts for the purposes therein set forth against such towns and cities.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Budget Director: RES_________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Anne Reasoner as Budget Director of the Westchester County Department of Budget.

1)__________Council for Seniors: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Rose M. Parisi as a District 9 Representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.

2)__________Youth Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Paul Hood as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.

3)__________Board of Ethics: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Angelo Rubino as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

4)__________Taxi & Limousine Commission: RES________-2007: Confirming the reappointment of Richard Guberti as a member of the Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission.

8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:
A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on March 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 3

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $2,710,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2LL – Quaker Ridge Road over Pine Brook Blvd & Sheldrake River, New Rochelle.
1)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,600,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2KK – Warburton Avenue over Factory Lane, Hastings-on-Hudson.
2)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,130,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2MM-Gallows Hill Road over Hollow Brook, Cortlandt.
3)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2NN-Thompson Street over Bronx River, Yonkers.
4)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County, to issue up to $500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2PP-Fenimore Road over Bronx River Parkway.
5)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $330,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0077-Infrastructure Improvements, Valhalla Campus.
6)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $2,500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0090-Retrofit Diesel Powered Vehicles.
7)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the issuance of up to $6,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RP22B-PRC/Playland-Existing Ride Acquisition.
8)__________Reduction of Inventory: Local Law amending Subdivision 3 of Section 836.41 of the Laws of Westchester County by reducing the dollar amount of inventory that may be maintained by the Purchasing Agent from a maximum amount of $400,000 to a maximum amount of $50,000.

9)__________Urban County Application: Proposed Act authorizing the County to submit an Urban County Application under the Federal Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and HOME and American Dream Downpayment Initiatives Programs, including an Amendment to the FY 2004-2008 Consolidated Plan, and to accept such Grants.
10)_________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,860,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB074-Hamilton Avenue, CR 52, White Plains.
11)_________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,590,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB092-Anderson Hill Road, CR 18, Harrison.
12)_________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,200,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB095-Ardsley Road, CR 78, Greenburgh.
13)_________IMA-Traffic Enforcement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with municipal corporations located within the County for the purpose of implementing traffic enforcement programs for a five-year term.
14)________African American Advisory Board: Reappointing Cora Miles as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
15)_________Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: Reappointing Carolyn Pellot as the business representative (retail non-food merchant) member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council.
16)_________Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board: Reappointing Scott T. Moore as a member of the Westchester County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board.
17)________Refuse Disposal District No. 1: Reappointing Peter W. Bonhag as a town representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.
18)_________Lawn Fertilizer Application & Sale Regulations: Proposed Local Law adding a new Article XXVI to Chapter 863 of the Laws of Westchester County establishing regulations for lawn fertilizer application and sale within the County of Westchester.

19)_________Licensing of Septage Collectors: Proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County with respect to the licensing of persons engaged in the business of evacuating, removing, collecting or transporting septage as septage collectors.
20)_________Purchase & Conveyance of Land-Village of Port Chester: Proposed Act authorizing the County to purchase and subsequently convey approximately 2.9 acres of real property in the Village of Port Chester for the purpose of providing 35 single family town homes that will remain affordable for a period of not less than 40 years.
21)_________Bond Act-Acquisition of Land-Village of Port Chester: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $480,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BPL10-New Home Land Acquisition.
22)_________IMA-Village of Port Chester: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Port Chester for the provision of funds to purchase, construct or develop public improvements associated with the development of a Housing Implementation Fund Project known as the Fox Island Homes in the Village of Port Chester.
23)_________Bond Act-Infrastructure Improvements: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,135,400 in bonds to finance the following Capital Project BPL01-Housing Implementation Fund related to the Fox Island Affordable Housing Development in the Village of Port Chester.

B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Retention of Outside Counsel: Proposed Act authorizing the retention of Epstein, Becker and Green to act in an “of counsel” capacity to the County attorney and represent the County Executive and the County of Westchester in an action entitled Andrew J. Spano, as County Executive of the County of Westchester and the County of Westchester v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the United States of America.
C)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Compromise of Claims: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to compromise the claims of Westchester County to be reimbursed for health care expenditures paid to or on behalf of County employees from the proceeds of settlements with or legal actions against third-party tortfeasors.

D)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Financial Disclosure Form: Forwarding a copy of correspondence from Mamaroneck Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner with regard to a separate financial disclosure form for volunteers.
E)_________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Hand Gun Licensing Proposal: Forwarding copies of constituent correspondence in opposition to the proposed hand gun licensing proposal.
F)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Department of Correction.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Housing Opportunity Commission: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Blanca P. Lopez as a Region 4 representative member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission.

F)___________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: RES________-2007: Resolution requesting the 110th United States Congress enact legislation that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct an Independent Safety Assessment of the Indian Point Power Plants through the reintroduction and passage of H.R.4891 and S.2488 (109th Congress).

SI-7) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS & CALL OF THE DISTRICTS:

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

Mr. Oros: Myron A. Lasher, David Woodward.

Ms. LaMotte: John Richard Gouveia, Henry Ludemann, M.D., Jean Nicastro.

Ms. Swanson: Marie DeMasi, Richard Sherman.

Mr. Kaplowitz: Francis Columbo.

Mr. Pinto: James Albanese, Ron Doherty, Sr., N. Circosta, Anthony J. Esposito, Fred DiCarlo, Martha Rogers