LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, April 23, 2007, 7pm
(Posted 04/18/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 8

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES Regular meeting of April 9, 2007

PUBLIC HEARING:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Human Rights Commission: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 4-2007: Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Rent Guidelines Board: RES. 53-2007: Resolution recommending the appointment of Sterling Jasper as a Public Member of the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Rent Guidelines Board: RES. 54-2007: Resolution recommending the appointment of Keith B. Parker as a Public Member of the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board.

1) COMMUNICATIONS: 

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: African American Advisory Board: Reappointing Marilyn Price as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.

1)__________African American Advisory Board: Reappointing Barbara Edwards as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.

2)_________Domestic Violence Council: Reappointing Camille F. Murphy as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council.

3)_________Domestic Violence Council: Appointing Patricia Brimais, Esq. as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council.

4)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointing James J. Vanoli, P.E., as a Town representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

5)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointing Peter Ligouri as a Town representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

6)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointing Richard F. Herbek, as a Village representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

7)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointing Patrick J. Lofaro, as a Town representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

8)__________Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: Appointing Paul Ryan as a retail food merchant representative member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council.

9)__________PRC Board: Reappointing James J. Houlihan as a member of the Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board.

10)_________Planning Board: Reappointing Marcus Griffith as a member of the Westchester County Planning Board.

11)_________Board of Ethics: Reappointing Lawrence B. Eichler as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

12)_________Human Rights Commission: Reappointing Paul Ryan as a member of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.

13)_________Hispanic Advisory Board: Reappointing Isabel E. Villar as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

14)_________Community Services Board: Reappointing Leo Leiderman, Psy.D.,CGP, as a voluntary sector representative member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.

15)_________Police Board: Reappointing Giulio A. Cavalla, M.D. as a member of the Westchester County Police Board.

16)_________Grant Agreements: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the USA, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A056B Heavy Equipment Acquisition.

17)_________Capital Budget Amendment: Proposed Act amending the County 2007 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project A056B heavy Equipment Acquisition.

18)________Grant Agreements: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the USA, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A054A Rehabilitation of Various Taxiways.

19)_________Grant Agreements: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the USA, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A0080 Resurface Terminal Road Network.

20)_________Grant Agreements: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the USA, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A095A Perimeter Intrusion Detection System.

21)_________IMAs: Proposed Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Public Safety, to enter into an IMA with one or more of the municipalities located in Westchester County and/or the additional municipalities listed in Schedule “A” whereby the municipality will assign a police officer to the County’s Police Academy as an instructor and in exchange the County shall provide defense and indemnification to such municipality.

22)_________Finance Commissioner: Proposed Resolution appointing Kathy Thorsberg as the Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Finance.

B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Commencement of Legal Proceeding: Proposed act requesting authorization to commence a legal proceeding against AST Golf Services, Inc., to recover money damages.

C)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Volunteer Firefighters/Ambulance Workers Exemption: Forwarding correspondence with regard to the amendment to the Volunteer Firefighters/Ambulance Workers Exemption recently passed by New York State.

D)__________HON. URSULA LA MOTTE & HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Granite Pointe End: Forwarding correspondence from the Granite Pointe End-Use Committee with regard to the use of the Granite Point Property.

E)__________HON. URSULA LA MOTTE: Airport: Forwarding constituent correspondence with regard to prevention of expansion at the Westchester County Airport.

F)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Glass House Conservatory: Forwarding a flyer with regard to a building Glass House Conservatory at Lasdon Park.

G)__________HON. LOIS BRONZ: Tappan Zee Tunnel Option: Forwarding a rebuttal from the Concerned Citizens for Responsible Development to the NYS Thruway Authority’s Alternatives Analysis report.

H)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Decision & Judgment: Forwarding a copy of the Decision & Judgment in the Matter of White Plains Downtown District Management Association, Inc. a/k/a White Plains Business Improvement District Petitioners, for a Judgment Pursuant to Article 78 of CPLR against Andrew J. Spano, County Executive of Westchester County and County of Westchester, Respondents.

I)__________HON. KEN JENKINS & HON. GORDON BURROWS: Home Rule: Forwarding a Home Rule Request Resolution entitled, “An Act to amend chapter 761 of the Laws of 1976 authorizing the County of Westchester to discontinue the use of certain lands as park lands and to use, sell, convey, alienate, let contract with respect to, resource recovery unit thereon, in relation to authorizing a parcel of such lands to be utilized for animal shelter purposes.”

J)__________HON. URSULA LA MOTTE: Granite Pointe End: Forwarding correspondence from Town of Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy with regard to preservation of the Granite Pointe parcel.

K)_________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Human Rights Law: Forwarding correspondence from the Westchester County Board of Realtors with regard to proposed amendments to the County’s Human Rights Law and Human Rights Commission.

L)_________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Human Rights Commission: Forwarding correspondence from the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. with regard to proposed amendments to the County’s Human Rights Law.

M)_________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Airport: Forwarding constituent correspondence with regard to Airport expansion.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Designation of Outside Attorney: ACT________-2007: Act designating an attorney to be retained to represent the County and County executive Andrew J. Spano in the lawsuit entitled DiBattista, et al. v. County of Westchester, et al., and authorizing the County to pay the designated counsel for legal services rendered in connection with the action.

1)__________Designation of Tourist Promotion Agency: RES________-2007: Resolution designating the Westchester County Office of Tourism as the “Tourist Promotion Agency” for Westchester County.

2)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0081 – Rehabilitation of Record Center, 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford.

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $300,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB01H – Rehabilitation of Roadway Culverts, Various Locations.

4)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $515,000 in bonds, including $200,000 in previously authorized bonds, to finance Capital Project RB01J – Pleasantville Road over Pocantico River, Briarcliff Manor.

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $275,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B014B-Exterior Infrastructure Repairs, White Plains Complex.

6)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $2,500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0090-Retrofit County Diesel-powered Vehicles.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Human Rights Commission: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 4-2007: Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester 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.

1)__________Booting Service Notification: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County with respect to establishing the manner in which operators of booting services may notify police agencies when said operators place a booting device on an unattended motor vehicle parked without authorization on privately-owned real property. [Public Hearing set for _____________________,2007, at_______m., Local Law Intro.______-2007]

2)________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: RES________-2007: Offering of Rewards: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County to authorize certain County Officers to offer rewards for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of persons guilty of felonies and for information leading to the apprehension of persons wanted on certain outstanding criminal warrants. [Public Hearing set for _____________________,2007, at_______m., Local Law Intro.______-2007]

3)________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: ACT________-2007: act amending the Laws of Westchester County to update the rules and regulations for the Westchester County Airport.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Community Services Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Virginia S. Hawkins as a Consumer Representative member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.

1)__________PRC Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Robert P. Fisher, Jr. as a member of the Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board.

2)__________Women’s Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of The Honorable Cecile D. Singer as a District 15 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

3)__________Fire Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Joseph f. Iantorno, Jr., as member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board, representing the Westchester County Association of Fire Chiefs.

8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:

A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on May 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 8

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Gift Acceptance: Acceptance of a gift in the amount of $10,000 from the National Insurance Crime Bureau to fund a special project that will help identify and mitigate insurance fraud and vehicle theft in the County.
1)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $700,000 to finance Capital Project RGP08-General Infrastructure Heavy Vehicle Replacement.
2)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $500,000 to finance Capital Project RCP7C-Croton Camping-RV Services Building.
3)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $6,800,000 to finance Capital Project RCP09-Croton Point Seawalls Stabilization.
4)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $2,150,000 to finance Capital Project RGP04-Park Wide Boiler Replacement General Infrastructure.
5)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $400,000 to finance Capital Project RTB06-Tibbett’s Bathhouse Infrastructure.
6)__________Fire Advisory Board: Reappointing David P. Klaus as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.
7)__________Refuse District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointing James W. Finch as a member of the Westchester County Refuse District No. 1 Advisory Board.
8)__________Agreement with WCHCC: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide mental health services; services to mentally retarded/developmentally disabled children, adults and their families; and a medically supervised drug free outpatient program for adolescents.

B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lawsuit Settlement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to settle the lawsuit of Frank DeLeonardis v. County of Westchester.

C)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lease Amendment: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into a First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with Frank DeLeonardis.
D)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Funding for Geriatric Care: Forwarding correspondence from Westchester Jewish Community Services with regard to funding for a Geriatric Care Specialist.
E)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: 450 Saw Mill River Road: Forwarding correspondence from Sal Carrera, Director of Economic Development/Real Estate for Westchester County, with regard to 450 Saw Mill River Road.
F)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Board of Elections Storage Space: Forwarding Correspondence from Election Commissioners Carolee Sunderland and Reginald LaFayette with regard to a storage site for the Board of Elections.
G)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Negative Declaration: Forwarding a Notice of Determination of Non-Significance for the Redevelopment of 9 Corporate Drive in the City of Peekskill.
H)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Establishment of Lead Agency: Forwarding correspondence from the New York City DEP declaring no objection to the Westchester County Board of Legislators acting as Lead Agency for the Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) Road Rehabilitation-Relocation of Northern Perimeter Road-Westchester County Airport.
I)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Housing Grant Proposal Forwarding correspondence from the Housing Action Council with regard to its proposal to the New York State Affordable Housing Corp. for a $300,000 grant to continue and expand its Home Improvement Program.
J)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Fatality Report: Forwarding a copy of Fatality Report #96-06-014 from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services.
K)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Mountain Lakes Camp: Forwarding correspondence from the NYS DEP with regard to the Town of North Salem’s SPDES application.
L)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Diesel Engine Emission Standards Compliance: Forwarding correspondence from the Commissioner of WCDOT reporting Westchester County Airport and WCDOT transit operation compliance with the County’s diesel engine emission standards.

M)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding a request from the Town of Mt. Pleasant for removal of a parcel from the Saw Mill Sewer District. (Ferndale Road, Pleasantville)
N)__________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN & HON. KEN JENKINS: Animal Shelter: Forwarding correspondence from the Mayor of Yonkers requesting support for Senate Bill 4136 and Assembly Bill 3172 allowing the City of Yonkers to utilize two acres of land located in Sprain Ridge Park for the construction of a new animal shelter.
O)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: PSC Report: Forwarding comments with regard to the PSC Report on Con Edison’s performance and response to the July and September 2006 storms.
P)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Remedial Construction-Dobbs Ferry: Forwarding the April 2007 Fact Sheet from the NYSDEC regarding the beginning of remedial construction on the former municipal landfill site adjacent to Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Amended Bond Act in the total amount of $2,200,000, which includes $600,000 in previously authorized bonds, for Capital Project SPS01-North Yonkers Pump Station Odor Control.

1)_________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $175,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B035B-Heavy Equipment Replacement. (2006-2010)

2)_________Bond Act Amendment (BOND) ACT________-2007: Amended Bond Act in the total amount of $8,000,000, which includes $1,500,000 in previously authorized bonds for Capital Project SPS04-North Yonkers Pump Station Electrical Equipment Upgrade.

3)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Amended Bond Act in the total amount of $5,000,000, which includes $1,250,000 in previously authorized bonds for Capital Project SPS05-North Yonkers Pump Station: Pump Station Upgrades.

4)__________Setting of Public Hearing-Sewer District Modification: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of twenty-five (25) parcels of property located in the Town of Cortlandt. [Public Hearing set for ____________________,2007; at _______.m.; ACT________-2007]

F)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: 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. [This item was Recommitted to the Committee on Environment & Energy on March 26, 2007]

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. [This item was Recommitted to the Committee on Environment & Energy on March 26, 2007]

2)__________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.

3)__________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.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

Mr. Oros: Stephen Engheben

Ms. Swanson: Bridget C. Casarella

Mr. Maisano: Kevin Deane, Grace Richer, Shirley Loftus, Jean-Claude Lovinsky, Elizabeth Hands, Eugene Cullen, Sr., Victor William Henningsen, Michael “Whitey” Paladino, Dr. Leonard Gordon

Ms. LaMotte: Robert Joseph Rundback

Mr. Abinanti: Stu Cohen, Doug Ferguson

Mr. Kaplowitz: Oliver P. Reilly, Wiliam L. Thorsoin, Mildred M. Hermann, Anne Ferretti Roche, Rose Settanni