LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, May 7, 2007, 7pm
(Posted 05/02/07; Revised 05/07/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 9

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: April 23, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 88-2007: 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.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Booting Service Notification: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 5-2007: 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.

C)________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Offering of Rewards: LOCAL LAW INTRO 6-2007: 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Designation of Outside Attorney: ACT 78-2007: 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) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $1,200,000 to finance Capital Project BIT15-Replacement of E-911 Equipment.
1)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $600,000 to finance Capital Project BIT17-Network Infrastructure Upgrade.
2)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $520,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BLR05-Molecular Diagnostic Lab.
3)_________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,025,000 in bonds to finance Capital project BLR2B-Labs & Research Equipment Acquisition-(2006-2010).
4)_________WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Health, to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide primary and oral health care services for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam County residents with HIV/AIDS.

B)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding a request from the Town of Mt. Pleasant for the removal of Property from the Saw Mill Sewer District. (6 Reginald Street)
C)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Medicaid County Protection Act: Proposed Resolution in support of the Medicaid County Protection Act of 2007” – H.R. 326.
D)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Seat Belts: Forwarding constituent correspondence requesting legislation with regard to the mandating of seat belts on charter buses.
E)__________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Yonkers Animal Shelter: Forwarding a copy of Yonkers City Council Resolution 76-2007 regarding the City of Yonkers Animal Shelter.
F)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Home Rule: Forwarding a Home Rule Request entitled, “AN ACT to amend Chapter 206 of the Laws of 2004 authorizing the County of Westchester to lease certain parklands, in relation to the lease of such parklands by the County of Westchester.”
G)__________HON. JAMES MAISANO AND HON. JUDY MYERS: Sewage Back-up: Forwarding constituent correspondence with regard to flooding due to sanitary sewer back-ups.

H)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding a request from the Town of Mt. Pleasant for the removal of a parcel from the Saw Mill Sewer District. (234 Lake street, Pleasantville)
I)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Acting County Executive: Forwarding the Designation of Acting County Executive pursuant to Section 110.51 of the Laws of Westchester County.
J)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding the Designation of Deputies Form for the Department of Finance.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 88-2007: An Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of twenty-five (25) parcels of property located in the Town of Cortlandt

1)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $210,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B015B-Interior Infrastructure Repairs White Plains Complex.

2)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $600,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BFT05-Commercial Strip Mall/Class A Burn Building.

3)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Initiation of Lawsuit: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Steven Sica, the initial owner of a County subsidized affordable housing unit for violating the property’s restrictive covenants.

4)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FAMILIES, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Agreement with Westchester County Health Care Corporation: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide mental health services; services to mentally disabled children, adults and their families; and a medically supervised drug free outpatient program for adolescents.

5)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Retention of Outside Counsel: ACT________-2007: An 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.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Booting Service Notification: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 5-2007: 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.

1)________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Offering of Rewards: LOCAL LAW INTRO 6-2007: 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.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Jorge L. Mejia as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

1)__________Women’s Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Lindley G. Thomasset as a District 2 Representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

2)__________Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of John Fix, 3rd as the Area 2 Representative member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council.

3)__________Board of Ethics: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Donna Marino, Esq. as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

4)__________Community Services Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Virginia Lehmann Susman, M.D., as a member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.

5)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Anna Delgado as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

6)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Piero Olcese as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

7)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Daniel Baskerville as a City Representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

8)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Jesse D. Crell, P.E. as a City Representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

9)__________Youth Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Karen Blumenthal as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.

F)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Private Well Water Testing Law: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law adding a new Chapter 707 of the Laws of Westchester County to require the testing of private well water systems upon the sale of property and for leased properties within the County of Westchester. [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 May 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 9

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board: Reappointment of Judith Schwartz as a member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
1)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: Reappointment of Robin A. Bikkal, Esq. as a member and Chair of the Westchester Hispanic Advisory Board.
2)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointment of Rocco Circosta as a member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.
3)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $1,200,000 to finance Capital Project BIT3A-Desktop Systems 2007-2011.
4)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $650,000 to finance Capital Project RB104-Murray Avenue, County Road 74 Mamaroneck.
5)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $700,000 to finance Capital Project BPS12-New Public Safety Headquarters.
6)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $600,000 to finance Capital Project RP042-Playland Site Improvements.
7)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $500,000 to finance Capital Project BIT6A-Purchase of Computer Equipment 2006-2010.
8)__________IMA-Town of Yorktown: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Yorktown for lease by the County of approximately 720 square feet in the Yorktown Community Center to be used as a satellite office for the Department of Senior Programs and Services.
9)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in an amount not-to-exceed $1,925,000 to finance the New Homes Land Acquisition Capital Project BPL10. (Clinton Place Apartments, New Rochelle)

10)_________Purchase & Conveyance of Property: Proposed Act authorizing the County to purchase and subsequently convey approximately 0.27 acres of real property in the City of New Rochelle for the purpose of providing 25 affordable units for families that will remain affordable in perpetuity, as well as a one bedroom apartment for the superintendent. (Clinton Place Apartments, New Rochelle)

B)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Rent Guidelines Board: Forwarding correspondence from the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region with regard to the process governing the composition, administration and operation of the Rent Guidelines Board.
C)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Sale of Suburban Carting Corp.: Forwarding correspondence regarding the sale of the Suburban Carting Corp.
D)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ AND HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Peach Lake Sewer District Project: Forwarding correspondence from the Peach Lake Environmental Committee requesting the release of $10 million in Watershed East of Hudson monies to move forward on the Peach Lake Sewer District Project.
E)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ AND HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Peach Lake Sewer District Project: Forwarding correspondence from the chairwoman of the Pietsch Gardens Cooperative, Inc. requesting the release of $10 million in Watershed East of Hudson monies to move forward on the Peach Lake Sewer District Project.
F)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Department of Social Services Employee Training: Forwarding correspondence with regard to the training of employees of the Department of Social Services.
G)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Playland-Soda Vending Contract: Forwarding correspondence from the President of FUNtastic Amusements, Inc. with regard to the restrictions imposed by the County’s “Fit Kids” Program.
H)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Playland Ride Operating Agreement: Forwarding correspondence from MGE, Inc. with regard to an operating agreement for The Zombie Castle.

I)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ AND HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Apprenticeship Agreements: Proposed Local Law requiring County contractors and subcontractors have in place, prior to entering into a construction contract, apprenticeship agreements.
J)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding the Designation of Deputies for the Department of Environmental Facilities.
K)_________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding the Designation of Deputies for the Department of Budget.
L)_________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Amendment to “of counsel” Agreement: Proposed Act increasing the “not to exceed” amount in the Agreement between Epstein, Becker and Green and the County for legal representation in an “of counsel” capacity to the Westchester County Attorney in the lawsuit entitled United States of America, ex rel, Anti Discrimination Center of Metro New York, Inc. v. Westchester County, New York.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Setting of Public Hearing-Amendment to Lease Agreement: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into a First amendment to the Lease Agreement with Frank DeLeonardis. [Public Hearing set for ____________________, 2007; at _______.m.; LOCAL LAW INTRO. ________-2007]

1)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Grant Agreements: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the United States of America, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A095A Perimeter Intrusion Detection System.

2)__________Grant Agreements: ACT________-2007: Act to authorize the County to enter into grant agreements with the United States of America, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A056B Heavy Equipment Acquisition.

3)__________Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2007: Act amending the County 2007 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project A056B Heavy Equipment Acquisition (2006-2010).

4)__________Grant Agreements: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the United States of America, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A045A Rehabilitation of Various Taxiways.

5)__________Grant Agreements: ACT__________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the United States of America, acting through the FAA, and the State of New York, acting by and through its DOT for A0080 Resurface Terminal Road Network.

6)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: IMA-“CAPS”: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into Intermunicipal Agreements with the municipalities located in the County of Westchester, the Counties of Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess and the municipalities located within such Counties, whereby the County would provide the municipalities with access to a system called the Westchester County Civilian Applicant Processing System (“CAPS”) to allow for the electronic transmission and storage of civil application information.

7)__________IMA-Police Instructors: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Public Safety, to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement 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.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Home Rule Request: RES________-2007: Approving the making of a Home Rule Request to enact Assembly Bill No. 3172-A/Senate Bill No. 4136-A 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.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Benedict A. Salanitro, P.E. as a Town Representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

1)__________Board of Health: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Dr. Peter S. Liebert, M.D. as a Licensed Physician member of the Westchester County Board of Health.

2)__________Fire Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Peter W. McDonald, RN, as an At-Large Career Chief member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.

F)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Indian Point Operating Licenses: RES________-2007: Resolution urging the NRC to hold hearings in Westchester County with regard to Entergy Corporation’s application for operating license renewal for Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3.

SI-7) SPECIAL ORDERS:

A)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)_________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE 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)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: IMA-Ardsley Union Free School District: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into one or more Intermunicipal Agreements with the Ardsley Union Free School District whereby the County will commit to expending up to $1,000,000 in capital funding on mutually agreed to projects that will serve a valid County purpose but will also have an ancillary benefit to the District.

SI-8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS & CALL OF THE DISTRICTS:

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

Mr. Rogowsky: Robert Rosenthal

Mr. Kaplowitz: Leslie U. Fernandez, Jr. “Coach”

Ms. Spreckman: John C. Anderson

Ms. Myers: Scott Wadler

Ms. LaMotte: Pattie L. Ware

Mr. Oros: Joseph A. Doslop