LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, May 21, 2007, 7pm
(Posted 05/16/07; Revised 05/21/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 10

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: May 7, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Lease Agreement Amendment: LOCAL LAW INTRO. - 7-2007: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into a First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with Frank DeLeonardis.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Private Well Water Testing Law: LOCAL LAW INTRO.- 8-2007: 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.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Domestic Violence Council: Appointment of Mary H. Gadomski, RN, BSN, as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, as a representative from the medical community.
1)__________Domestic Violence Council: Appointment of May Krukiel, MA, MEd as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, as a representative from a battered women’s advocacy group.
2)__________Domestic Violence Council: Appointment of Christine M. Fecko as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council.
3)__________Domestic Violence Council: Appointment of James Hoffnagle as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, as a representative from the Department of Probation.
4)_________Youth Board: Appointment Pamela Minyard as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.

5)_________African American Advisory Board: Appointment of Gisello Vagnini, P.E., NYSDOT, HVTMC, Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
6)_________Hispanic Advisory Board: Appointment of Ximena Francella, Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
7)_________Sewer District Modification: Proposed Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of one parcel of property located in the Town of Yorktown. (1767 Jacob Road)
8)__________Cellphone Surcharge Funds: Proposed Act authorizing the expenditure of $6,097,374 in Cellphone surcharge funds for the operation of the T-136 system in Westchester County for the year 2007.
9)__________Enhanced E911 Surcharge Funds: Proposed Act authorizing the expenditure of $2,143,313 in Enhanced E911 surcharge funds for the operation of the E-911 system in Westchester County for the year 2007.

B)__________HON. VITO PINTO & HON. LOIS BRONZ: Flooding: Forwarding a Village of Scarsdale Resolution with regard to water quality, stormwater management and flooding in the lower Long Island Sound Watershed.
C)__________HON. VITO PINTO AND HON. JAMES MAISANO: Flooding in the Village of Pelham: Forwarding correspondence from the Mayor of the Village of Pelham with regard to flooding in the Village of Pelham.
D)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Compromise of Claim: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to compromise the claim of Westchester County to be reimbursed for health care expenditures paid to or on behalf of a county employee from the proceeds of settlement with or a legal action against third-party tortfeasors.
E)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Yorktown Farms: Forwarding correspondence from The Planning Department of the Town of Yorktown with regard to revised plans for Yorktown Farms.
F)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Application to establish Overlook Sewer District: Forwarding a copy of the application of the Town of Yorktown for permission of the State Comptroller to establish Overlook Sewer District in the Town of Yorktown.

G)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: Westchester County Security: Forwarding constituent correspondence with regard to the impairment of Westchester County security by the Army Transformation Plan.
H)__________HON. VITO PINTO, HON. JAMES MAISANO, AND HON. JUDY MYERS: Bicycle Helmets: Forwarding a request from the City Manager of New Rochelle for the Board of Legislators to sponsor legislation requiring the wearing of bicycle helmets for all bicyclists riding in Westchester County.
I)__________HON. JAMES MAISANO: Threat of Diseased County Tree: Forwarding constituent correspondence with regard to the removal of a diseased County tree.
J)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Preferred Alternative Redesign Plan: Forwarding a copy of his letter requesting the FAA hold public hearings in Westchester County to fully evaluate impacts from the FAA’s proposed Preferred Alternative Redesign Plan.
K)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Public Comment Statements: Constituent correspondence forwarding statements made at the May 7, 2007 Board meeting during the Public Comment Session.
L)__________HON. GEORGE OROS: Mill Court Crossing: Forwarding the application of Kirquel Development, Ltd. For Preliminary Plat Approval and Steep Slope, Wetland and Tree Removal Permits for a 27 lot major subdivision of 52.78 acres of property located on the west side of Lexington Avenue and at the south end of Mill Court in the Town of Cortlandt.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

B)________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. 4-2007 (As Amended)]

1)________Penalties and Reciprocal Licenses: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending Articles XV and XVII of the Laws of Westchester County relating to penalties and reciprocal licenses. [Public Hearing set for __________,2007; at ________.m.; LOCAL LAW INTRO.______-2007]

2)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Home Rule Request: RES________-2007: 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.” (Senate Bill No. 4478; Assembly Bill No. 7400)

3)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Septage Collectors: RES_________2007: Setting a Public Hearing on a 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. [Public hearing set for __________, 2007; at ________.m.; LOCAL LAW INTRO.________-2007]

4)__________Lawn Fertilizers: RES_________2007: Setting a Public Hearing on a 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. [Public hearing set for __________, 2007; at ________.m.; LOCAL LAW INTRO.________-2007]

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment Brian Rauer as the Business Self-Policing Group Representative member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council.

1)__________Board of Health: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of James E. Carnicelli as an At-Large member of the Westchester County Board of Health.

2)__________Professional Prequalification Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Victor G. Carosi, P.E. as a member of the Westchester County Professional Prequalification Board.

3)__________African American Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Marilyn Price as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.

4)__________African American Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Barbara Edwards as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.

5)__________Police Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Giulio A. Cavallo, M.D. as a member of the Westchester County Police Board.

6)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of James J. Vanoli, P.E. as a Town Representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

7)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Patrick J. Lofaro as a Town 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 Richard F. Herbek. as a Village Representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

9)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Isabel e. Villar as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

10)_________PRC Board: RES_________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of James J. Houlihan as a member of the Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board.

11)_________Domestic Violence Council: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Camille F. Murphy as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council.

12)_________Board of Ethics: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Lawrence B. Eichler as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

13)_________Community Services Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Leo Leiderman, PSy.D., CGP, as a Voluntary Sector Representative member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.

14)_________Planning Board: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Marcus Griffith as a member of the Westchester County Planning Board.

F)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Private Well Water Testing Law: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 8-2007: 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.

1)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Indian Point License Renewal: RES________-2007: Resolution urging the immediate passage of H.R. 2162, mandating the criteria for license renewal of a nuclear power plant be the same as that required for a new plant.

I)__________COMMITTEE ON GENERATIONAL, CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: United States National Health Insurance Act: RES ________-2007: Resolution urging the State to send a Home Rule Message to the Congress of the United States in support of the United States National Health Insurance Act (Federal Bill H.R. 676)

1)__________COMMITTEE ON GENERATIONAL, CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: No Child Left Behind Act: RES________-2007: Resolution urging Congress to either not renew the No Child Left Behind Act as it stands, or amend the act to allow states, and more specifically, schools to make equitable and fair decisions with regard to testing Limited English Proficient students.

8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:
A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on June 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 10

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: African American Advisory Board: Appointment of Susan McPherson, M.S.W. as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
1)__________Sewer District Modification: Proposed Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of two parcels of property located in the Town of Cortlandt. (73 South Hill Road & 26 Hollowbrook Court West.
2)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: Reappointment of Zoila Tazi, LMSW, as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.
3)__________Soil & Water Conservation District Board: Reappointment of Daniel R. Seidel, P.C. as a member of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.
4)__________Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board: Reappointment of Brian O. Havranek as a City representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.
5)__________African American Advisory Board: Reappointment of Lisa Copeland as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
6)__________African American Advisory Board: Appointment of Claudett J. Stothart as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
7)__________Prisoner Transport IMA: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Harrison in order to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the Westchester County Jail.
8)__________Mortgage Tax Receipts: Proposed Act authorizing the Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Finance to pay Mortgage Tax Receipts to Cities, Towns and Villages.
9)__________Certiorari Tax Refunds: Forwarding an information package of court ordered Certiorari Tax Refunds.

B)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Board of Legislators Staffing: Resolution setting certain titles and salary ranges for the staff of the Board of Legislators
C)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI & HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Residential Solar Energy Systems: Proposed Local Law enacting a sales and compensating uses tax exemption for the purchase and installation of residential solar energy systems equipment.
D)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ & HON. GEORGE OROS: Skate Park: Forwarding a resolution adopted by the Yorktown Town Board with regard to constructing a modular skate park.
E)________HON. GEORGE OROS: Lead Agency Determination: Forwarding a petition to rezone the Monteverde Restaurant/Hotel/Spa.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $1,380,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project P0019 – Bronx River Parkway over Bronx River, (Northbound North of Harney Road) Yonkers and Eastchester.

1)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $790,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project P0020 – Bronx River Parkway over Bronx River, (Northbound South of Harney Road) Yonkers and Eastchester.

2)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $1,100,000 in bonds to finance RB01Q – Ashford Avenue Bridge over I-87 and Saw Mill River Parkway.

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $1,600,000 in bonds to finance RB2KK – Warburton Avenue over Factory Lane, Hastings-on-Hudson.

4)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $170,000 to finance Capital Project BES07 - Design of a Food Storage & Distribution Warehouse.

5)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Settlement of Lawsuit: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the lawsuit of Frank DeLeonardis v. County of Westchester.

6)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Lease Agreement Amendment: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 7-2007: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into a First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with Frank DeLeonardis.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Commissioner of Finance: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Kathy Thorsberg as the Commissioner of the Department of Finance.

1)__________Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Alex Garcia as the Area 1 Representative member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council.

2)__________Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: RES________-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Andrew H. Kulak as the Area 4 Representative member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council.

H)__________COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Hazard Mitigation Plan: RES________-2007: Resolution adopting the Westchester County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

Ms. Swanson & Mr. Pinto: Genevieve (Jeanne) Passabet

Ms. LaMotte: Gerald Gould, Serafino Bueti

Mr. Burrows: Kevin P. Teague

All Legislators: Beatrice Davidson

Mr. Burton: Joseph Piazzi, Richard Planmenta