LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, July 9, 2007, 10am
(Posted 07/09/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 14

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: June 18, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARING:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Financial Disclosure Form: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 8-2006: Proposed Local Law amending Sections 883.61, 883.71 and 883.81 of the Laws of Westchester County to provide for a separate financial disclosure form for individuals who serve on certain County Boards, commissions and voluntary councils and an updated distribution list.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Public Utility Service Agency: Reappointment of The Honorable Naomi C. Matusow as a member of the Westchester County Public Utility Service Agency.
1)__________African American Advisory Board: Reappointment of Ernest S. Prince as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board.
2)_________Public Utility Service Agency: Reappointment of Robert C. Paladino as a member of the Westchester County Public Utility Service Agency.
3)_________Laboratories and Research Board of Managers: Reappointment of Giulio A. Cavallo as a member of the Westchester County Laboratories and Research Board of Managers.
4)_________Acceptance of Gift: Acceptance of gift in the amount of $5,000 from the National Insurance Crime Bureau to be used by the District Attorney’s Office to fund a special project that will help identify and mitigate insurance fraud and vehicle theft in the County.
5)__________Bond Act Amendment: Proposed Act amending Bond Act 127-2004 providing for design and construction management costs of construction of Phase III of the replacement, rehabilitation and upgrading of equipment at the Port Chester Wastewater Treatment Plant and amending the finance plan for the project. (SPC01)
6)__________Agreement with WCHCC: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will provide WCHCC with clinical analyses, toxicological, environmental, microbiological, forensic science and public health lab services, along with the services of the Medical Examiner’s Office and other special projects.
7)__________Employee Stipends: Proposed Act authorizing one-time stipends to be paid to certain employees in the District Attorney’s office, as determined by the District Attorney.
8)__________Certiorari Tax Refunds: forwarding an information package of court ordered Certiorari Tax Refunds paid by the Commissioner of Finance.
9)__________Agreement with WCHCC: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will provide WCHCC with microbiological services for inmates of the County Correctional Facility being provided with medical services pursuant to a separate agreement with WCHCC.
10)_________Purchase & Conveyance of Property: Proposed Act authorizing the County to purchase and subsequently convey approximately 4.089 acres of real property in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson for the purpose of providing 11 affordable rental units for persons aged 55 and older that will remain affordable for a minimum of 50 years.
11)_________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of $408,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to provide affordable housing pursuant to the County’s New Homes Land Acquisition Fund Program. (BPL10)
12)_________IMA-Village of Croton-on-Hudson: Proposed act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Croton-on-Hudson for the provision of funds to provide public improvements associated with the development of a Housing Implementation Fund Project known as 15-25 Mount Airy Road in the Village and to accept a grant at no cost to the County of all necessary property rights in connection with the project for the purpose of providing 11 affordable rental units for persons aged 55 and older that will remain affordable for a minimum of fifty years.

13)_________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of $383,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements related to the Symphony Knoll Affordable Housing development in the village of Croton-on-Hudson. (BPL01)

B)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Zoning and Planning Regulations: Forwarding a copy of a Building & Realty News article entitled, ”Yorktown’s ‘Comprehensive Plan’ and Zoning Laws Negated By Judicial Ruling”.
C)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: New York State Nurses Association: Forwarding a copy of a letter from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) with regard to contract negotiations.
D)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan: Forwarding notice from NYSDEC seeking public comment on the Draft Interim Remedial Measures (IRM) Work Plan to address the contamination related to the former Glenwood Power Plant site in Yonkers.
E)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Draft Remedial Work Plan & Draft Decision Document: Forwarding notice from NYSDEC seeking public comment on the Draft Remedial Work Plan & Draft Decision Document to address contamination related to The Kensington Site in Bronxville.
F)_________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Remedial Action Report: Forwarding notice from NYSDEC that remedial action has been completed under New York’s Brownfield Cleanup program to address contamination related to the Tarrytown Former MGP site in the Village of Tarrytown.
G)_________HON. JUDY MYERS: Proposed Calorie Content Posting/Sanitary Code Amendment: Forwarding a copy of an opinion from the Law Department with regard to a Proposed Calorie Content Posting/Sanitary Code Amendment.
H)_________HON. KEN JENKINS AND HON. JUDY MYERS: The Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act of 2007: Forwarding correspondence seeking legislative support for The Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act of 2007.
I)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Women’s Equality Day Reformed Committee : Forwarding correspondence with regard to the Women’s Equality Day Reformed Committee’s Annual celebration in August, 2007.

J)_________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Women’s Equality Day Reformed Committee : Forwarding correspondence with regard to the Women’s Equality Day Reformed Committee’s Annual celebration in August, 2007.
K)_________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s 2007 Funding Proposals: Forwarding correspondence with regard to Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s 2007 funding proposals.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Budget Amendment: ACT________-2007: Act amending the 2006 County Operating Budget in the amount of $539,844.

1)__________Transfer Resolution: RES________-2007: Resolution transferring funds between general classifications of accounts in the 2006 County Operating Budget in the amount of $3,639,670.

2)__________Agreement Amendment: ACT________-2007: 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 and authorizing the County to pay the designated counsel for legal services rendered in connection with the action.

3)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of bonds in the total amount of $1,725,000, which includes $125,000 in previously authorized bonds of the County, for Capital Project BCR46 Emergency Services Command Center.

4)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of bonds in the total amount of $2,200,000, which includes $300,000 in previously authorized bonds of the County, for Capital Project BCR19 Life Safety Improvements.

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $300,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RP043 Playland Parking Circulation.

6)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $1,500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BCR5B Infrastructure Improvements (2006-2010).

7)__________Sewer District Modification: RES________-2007: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of one (1) parcel of property located in the Town of Yorktown. (1767 Jacob Road) [Public Hearing set for __________________, 2007; at _______.m.; ACT__________-2007]

8)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: act authorizing the issuance of $700,000 in bonds to finance Capital project RGP08 General Infrastructure Heavy Vehicle Replacement.

9)_________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into a no cost agreement with WCHCC wherein the parties would agree to collaborate on a project that would enhance a health care surveillance system designed to detect and monitor public health threats and outbreaks that may be naturally occurring or intentional incidents which could bring harm to the local population.

10)__________WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC, through its Occupational Health Center, shall provide medical consulting services necessary for satisfactory implementation of the Uniform Attendance Standards of the Department of Correction, including, without limitation, reviewing the medical status of employees to determine fitness for duty.

11)_________WCHCC Agreement Amendment: ACT________-2007: Act Authorizing the County to amend its 2006 agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC provided, through its Occupational Health Center, medical consulting services necessary for satisfactory implementation of the Uniform attendance Standards of the Department of Correction, including without limitation, reviewing the medical status of employees to determine fitness for duty, in order to increase the not to exceed amount by $2,378.

12)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Negative Declaration: RES________-2007: Resolution determining that there will be no significant adverse impact on the environment from purchasing and subsequently conveying the real property located at 135-139 Main Street in the Village of Ossining for the purpose of providing 12 units of affordable housing in accordance with the County’s New Homes Land Acquisition Program.

13)__________Purchase & Conveyance of Property: ACT_______-2007: Act authorizing the County to purchase and subsequently convey approximately 4,312 square feet of real property in the Village of Ossining for the purpose of providing 12 affordable homeowner condominiums for families at or below 80% AMI that will remain affordable for a minimum period of forty years.

14)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $867,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land and improvements thereon in the Village of Ossining to provide affordable housing pursuant to the County’s New Homes Land Acquisition Fund Program. (BPL10)

15)__________IMA-Village of Ossining: ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Ossining to fund certain public improvements at the Brandreth Street Municipal Parking Lot, which will be in support of the Housing Implementation Fund affordable housing development to be located at 135-139 Main Street in the Village of Ossining and to accept a grant at no cost to the County of all necessary property rights in connection with the project for the purpose of providing 12 affordable homeowner condominiums.

16)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $476,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements related to the affordable housing development located at 135-139 Main Street in the Village of Ossining. (BPL01)

17)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of a total amount of $6,430,000 in bonds, which includes $600,000 in previously authorized bonds, for Capital Project BCR24 County Jail Renovations. (BCR24 1a Phase I)

18)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Act authorizing the issuance of $470,000 in bonds for Capital Project BCR24 County Jail Renovations. (BCR24 1b Phase II)

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Financial Disclosure Form: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 8-2006: Proposed Local Law amending Sections 883.61, 883.71 and 883.81 of the Laws of Westchester County to provide for a separate financial disclosure form for individuals who serve on certain County Boards, commissions and voluntary councils and an updated distribution list.

1)________Portable/Inflatable Swimming Pool Advisory: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law adding a new Article XVII to Chapter 863 of the Laws of Westchester County entitled “Portable/Inflatable Swimming Pool Advisory”.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: WCHCC: ACT________-2007: Act appointing Herman Geist as a voting director to the governing board of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation.

J)__________COMMITTEE ON RULES: BOL Salary Ranges: RES________-2007: Resolution setting salary ranges for certain staff positions to the Board of Legislators.

7) SPECIAL ORDERS:

A)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2007/2008 Budget Public Hearing: RES________-2007: Resolution setting a Public Hearing in the Chambers of the County Board of Legislators on an Act adopting the Westchester Community College Budget for 2007/2008 and making appropriations for the operation of Westchester Community College.

B)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2007/2008 Budget: RES________-2007: Resolution suspending certain Rules of the Board of Legislators solely with regard to the 2007/2008 proposed WCC Budget.

C)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2007/2008 Budget: RES________-2007: Resolution adopting certain rules of conduct for the public hearing concerning the proposed 2007/2008 WCC Budget.

D)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: NACo Votes: RES________-2007: Resolution designating votes at the July NACo Convention.

8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:
A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on August 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 14

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Capital Budget Amendment: Proposed Act amending the County’s 2007 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project RB03G by $1,310,000.

1)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of $1,310,000 in bonds to fund the cost of the design, construction and construction management in connection with the removal and replacement of the Pedestrian Bridge at Central Westchester Parkway in White Plains.

B)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI AND HON. JAMES MAISANO: Eminent Domain: Forwarding their proposed Eminent Domain Reform Legislation as well as a copy of an analysis of the legislation that appeared in the 2006 publication, Municipal Lawyer.
C)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste: Forwarding a copy of the Comments on Request for Proposals, Westchester County Refuse District No. 1 – Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste submitted by the Counsel to the Committee on Environment & Energy.
D)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Settlement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to pay to Wildwood Restaurant Co., Inc. the sum of $30,000 as final settlement relating to the County’s early termination of the license agreement with Wildwood for the operation of the food concession at Sprain Lake Golf course located at 1105-1135 Warburton Avenue.
E)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Yonkers Sewer Trunk Line Break: Forwarding correspondence with regard to the Yonkers Sewer Trunk Line Break near Greystone Station.
F)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: County-wide Drainage and Flood Management District: Forwarding a copy of his letter to the Executive Director of the Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness with regard to his proposal for a County-wide Drainage and Flood Management District.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

All Legislators: Hon. Edward Gibbs, Dr. Joseph Cimino

Mr. Abinanti: Michael G. Citarella

Mr. Kaplowitz: Tina Brozman

Ms. LaMotte: Timothy J. Neary, Barbara S. Lay

Mr. Pinto: Joseph Aurisy

Ms. Spreckman: Loretta M. Riccardi

Ms. Spreckman & Mr. Jenkins: Harold L. Oxman