LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, March 26,2007, 10am
(Posted 03/21/07; Revised 03/26/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 6

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: March 12, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

A)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: RES 22-2007: Proposed Act to modify the Saw Mill Valley Sanitary Sewer District by the removal of 2 properties (3 parcels) located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant. (24 Pine Hill Court, Briarcliff Manor and 307 Hardscrabble Road, Briarcliff Manor)

B)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Reducing Dollar Amount of Inventory: RES 23-2007: Proposed 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.

C)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Leaf Blowers: Proposed Local law amending the Laws of Westchester County by adding a new Chapter 705, amending Chapter 863, and adding a new Section 863.327 of Chapter 863 in relation to the use of leaf blowers.

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.

H)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT 32-2007: An amended Bond Act in the total amount of $1,860,000, which includes $160,000 in previously authorized bonds for Capital Project RB074-Hamilton Avenue, CR 52, White Plains.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Fire Advisory Board: Appointment of Peter W. McDonald, RN, as an At-Large career chief member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.
1)__________Women’s Advisory Board: Appointment of Lindley G. Thomasset as a Legislative District 2 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
2)__________Consumer Advisory Council: Appointment of Andrew H. Kulak as the Area 4 representative member of the Westchester County Citizens Consumer Advisory Council.
3)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: Reappointment of Anita Delgado as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.
4)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: Reappointment of Piero Olcese as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.
5)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointment of Jesse D. Crell, P.E., as a City representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.
6)__________Community Services Board: Reappointment of Virginia Lehmann Susman, M.D. as a member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.
7)__________Board of Ethics: Reappointment of Donna Marino, Esq., as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

B)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: County Human Rights Commission Forwarding his memo to the Legislation Committee with regard to amending the County Charter to expand the jurisdiction of the County Human Rights Commission.

C)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Incandescent Light Bulbs: Forwarding his Memorandum of Legislation banning the use of incandescent light bulbs.
D)__________HON. GEORGE OROS: Health Care Cuts: Forwarding a proposed Resolution requesting the NYS Senate and Assembly to reject the health care cuts proposed in the Governor’s Budget.
E)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Optical Scan Voting Systems Forwarding New York City Council Resolution 131-A, approved on March 14, 2007, urging the NYS Board of Elections to certify Precinct Based Optical Scan voting systems for procurement by County Boards of Elections.
F)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Board of Elections Annual Report: Forwarding Annual Report of the Board of Elections for the year 2006.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Negative Declaration: RES________-2007: Resolution finding that there will be no significant impact on the environment from the removal of 2 properties (3 parcels) located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant. (24 Pine Hill Court, Briarcliff Manor and 307 Hardscrabble Road, Briarcliff Manor)

1)__________Sewer District Modification : ACT 38-2007: Act modifying the Saw Mill Valley Sanitary Sewer District by the removal of 2 properties (3 parcels) located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant. (24 Pine Hill Court, Briarcliff Manor and 307 Hardscrabble Road, Briarcliff Manor)

2)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Reducing Dollar Amount of Inventory: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 2-2007: 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.

3)__________Extension of Salary Benefits to Members of the Ready Reserve: ACT________-2007: Act extending certain salary and benefits protection for county officers and employees who are members of the Ready Reserve for an additional one year.

4)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Property Conveyance: ACT________-2007: An 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..

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $480,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land in the Village of Port Chester to provide affordable housing. (BPL10)
6)__________IMA: ACT________-2007: An 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 and to accept a grant at no cost to the County of all necessary property rights in connection with the project.

7)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $1,135,400 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements related to the Fox Island Affordable Housing Development in the Village of Port Chester.

8)__________Croton Heights Apartments: ACT________-2007: An Act amending Act No. 20-2007 in order to reduce the number of affordable units required in connection with the Housing Implementation Fund Affordable Housing Project known as the Croton Heights Apartments.

9)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2007: An 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.

10)_________IMA-Valhalla Fire District: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Valhalla Fire District to provide specialized training and fire suppression services.

11)_________IMAs-Traffic Enforcement Programs: ACT________-2007: An 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.

12)_________IMA-Hawthorne Fire District: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Hawthorne Fire District to provide specialized training and fire suppression services.

13)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An amended Bond Act in the total amount of $2,650,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RGC05-Mohansic Golf Course Renovation.

14)_________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the amount of $2,500,000 to fund Capital Project B0080-Hilltop Hanover Renovations.

15)_________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An amended Bond Act in the total amount of $4,500,000 to finance Capital Project SY006-Yonkers Wastewater Treatment Plant Automatic Skimming System.

16)_________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the amount of $3,080,000 to finance Capital Project BPF30-Infrastructure Repairs, Parking Garage, DOC, Valhalla Campus.

17)_________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An amended Bond Act in the total amount of $9,900,000 for Capital Project WCC53-Gateway Building.

18)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $2,500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project WCC54-Furnituire and Equipment-Gateway Building.

19)__________Amended Statement of Findings: RES________-2007: Resolution forwarding the Amended Statement of Findings relating to the construction of the utility and drainage upgrades at WCC (Capital Project WCC57-Utility Infrastructure Project)

20)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Amended Bond Act in the total amount of $1,706,500 for Capital Project WCC 57-Utility Infrastructure Project.

21)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Critical Incident Response Team: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Public Safety Services, to renew an Memorandum of Understanding with the FBI, 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.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Negative Declaration: RES________-2007: Resolution finding that there will be no adverse impact on the environment as a result of the Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County in relation to the use of leaf blowers.

1)__________Leaf Blowers: LOCAL LAW INTRO 3-2007: Proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County by adding a new Chapter 705, amending Chapter 863, and adding a new Section 863.327 of Chapter 863 in relation to the use of leaf blowers.

2)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Human Rights Commission: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County to expand the remedies that may be imposed by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission in connection with a determination that a respondent has committed an unlawful discriminatory practice. [Public Hearing set for _______________, 2007; at _____.m.; Local Law Intro.________-2007]

8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:
A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on April 9, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 6

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Contract of Sale: Proposed Act authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into a contract of with the City of Peekskill whereby the County will convey to the City a parcel of land located along the Annsville Creek in the vicinity of Corporate Drive in the City.
1)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $600,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BFT05 – Commercial Strip Mall/Class A Burn Building.
2)__________Retention of Outside Counsel: Proposed Act authorizing the County to retain, at County Expense, the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP for the provision of outside counsel services in connection with various legal issues related to the Westchester County Airport.
3)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BES07 – Food Storage and Distribution Warehouse.
4)__________Certiorari Refunds: Forwarding an information package of court ordered Certiorari Refunds paid by the Commissioner of Finance.
5)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board Reappointment of Daniel Baskerville as a City representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.
6)__________Youth Board: Reappointment of Karen Blumenthal as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.
7)__________Professional Prequalification Board: Appointment of Victor G. Carosi as a member of the Westchester County Professional Prequalification Board.
8)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: Appointment of Sergio Fernando Seratto as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.
9)__________Authorization of Lawsuit: Forwarding his cover letter, the County Attorney’s cover letter and a proposed Act authorizing a lawsuit be commenced by the County against KPMG Peat Marwick LLP to recover damages on behalf of the County for accounting malpractice in relation to the KPMG’s audits of the financial statements of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation during fiscal years 1998 through 2004.
10)_________Designation of Attorney: Proposed act designating an attorney to represent the County in an action to be commenced by the County against KPMG Peat Marwick LLP to recover damages on behalf of the County for accounting malpractice in relation to the KPMG’s audits of the financial statements of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation during fiscal years 1998-2004.

B)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: Smoking Fine: Forwarding correspondence from sixth graders Daniel Hoffer and Vincent Lepidi with regard to a proposed law to fine parents who smoke in the car with their children in it.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

All Members: Robert Ryan

Ms. Swanson: Ralph Sabatelli

Mr. Oros: Helen Weir, John Dyckman

Mr. Burrows: Leonard Revellese

Mr. Abinanti: J. Radley Herold

Mr. Kaplowitz: Anna Orsenigo