LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, October 22, 2007, 7:00PM
(Posted 10/17/07)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 22

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: October 9, 2007 (Regular Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARING:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Home Improvement Businesses: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 18-2007: Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County in relation to the seizure of vehicles and tools used in connection with the unlicensed operation of a home improvement business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Airport Special Revenue Fund: ACT 194-2007: An Act amending the 2007 Airport Special Revenue Budget in the amount of $3,300,000.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA: Proposed Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Emergency Services, to enter into Intermunicipal Agreements with one or more of the municipalities located in Westchester County wherein the County will distribute to the municipalities specialized equipment.
1)__________IMA: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of North Salem whereby the town shall operate, maintain and improve the existing facilities of the Camp Hemlock area of Mountain Lakes Park in exchange for permission for the Town to utilize the site for a summer camp.
2)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of bonds in the total amount of $995,000 to finance Capital Project B0034 – White Plains Complex, HVAC Equipment Reinforcement.

3)__________IMA: Proposed Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Emergency Services, to enter into Intermunicipal Agreements with one or more Westchester municipalities whereby the municipality will use and operate one or more of the County’s specialized trailers to assist the County’s emergency response efforts by providing deployment and support services during a disaster.

B)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Parking at Playland: Forwarding a proposed Resolution supporting preferential parking at Rye Playland for owners of hybrid cars.
C)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Indian Point Relicensing: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to file an amicus curae brief in a proceeding before the United States Regulatory Commission opposing the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power generating reactors in Buchanan, New York.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Home Improvement Businesses: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 18-2007: A Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County in relation to the seizure of vehicles and tools used in connection with the unlicensed operation of a home improvement business.

8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:
A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on November 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 22

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA-Step Up! Program: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon, Youth Bureau to operate the Step Up! Program for the period September 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007 in an amount not to exceed $20,000.
1)__________Transfer of Property: Proposed Act authorizing the County to transfer approximately 125 acres of the Hilltop Hanover Farm property to the care and custody of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation and formally dedicate this 125 acre parcel as parkland.
2)__________IMA-Mt. Vernon: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an eighteen month IMA with the City of Mt. Vernon for the provision of a juvenile violent crime reduction program.
3)__________IMA-Peekskill: Proposed Act authorizing the county to enter into an IMA with the City of Peekskill in order to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the Westchester County Jail.
4)__________WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide professional hospital services in connection with x-ray services for Westchester County Health Department TB clinic patients.

B)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding a request from the Town of Mt. Pleasant for the removal of one parcel from the Saw Mill Sewer District (40 Stephenson Drive, Briarcliff Manor)
C)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Acceptable Identification: Forwarding her memo to the Chair of the Legislation Committee requesting legislation be created to clarify acceptable identification for Westchester County Government purposes.
D)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Job Sharing: Forwarding a proposed Act establishing a Job Sharing Program for Westchester County.

E)__________HON. URSULA LA MOTTE: County Parks: Forwarding constituent correspondence requesting free lifetime access to the National Parks for Veterans.
F)__________HON. URSULA LA MOTTE: Nurses’ Contract: Forwarding information from the President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center with regard to negotiations with the New York State Nurses’ Association union leadership.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Negative Declaration: RES________-2007: Resolution declaring that there will be no significant impact on the environment upon the conveyance of certain County-owned property along the New York State Thruway/I-87 to the New York State Thruway Authority.

1)__________Conveyance of Property: ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the conveyance of a County-owned parcel to the New York State Thruway Authority.

2)__________Surplus Property: ACT________-2007: An Act determining that an approximate 0.56 acres of County owned real property located along Flandreau Avenue between Webster Avenue and Clove Road in the City of New Rochelle is surplus property.

3)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $900,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RGIP9-General Infrastructure - Paving and Resurfacing.

4)__________Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2007: An Act amending the County 2007 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project P0018 by $2,200,000.

5)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2007: Bond Act amendment in the amount of $2,200,000 to finance Capital Project P0018 – Bronx River Parkway at Crane Road over Bronx and Railroad, Greenburgh and Scarsdale.

6)__________Memorandum of Agreement (MOA): ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an MOA with the City of Yonkers and the Counties of Ulster, Sullivan and Orange for the purpose of establishing a strategic partnership to address workforce issues targeted to individuals who lack English language proficiency skills.

7)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Mount Airy Road Affordable Housing Development-Purchase & Conveyance of Property: ACT________-2007: An 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.

8)__________Mount Airy Road Affordable Housing Development-NHLA Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $408,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BPL10 – New Homes Land Acquisition (NHLA).

9)__________Mount Airy Road Affordable Housing Development-IMA: ACT________-2007: An 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.

10)_________Mount Airy Road Affordable Housing Development-HIF Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of $383,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BPL01 – Housing Implementation Fund (HIF).

11)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Agreement Amendment: ACT________-2007: An Act increasing the “not to exceed” amount in the Agreement between Epstein, Becker and Greene 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.

12)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: IMA-Tuckahoe Union Free School District : ACT________-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Tuckahoe Union Free School District in order to provide reimbursement for a Parent/Child Services Program.

13)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: 2008 County Budget: RES________-2007: Setting the Public Hearing on the Proposed 2008 Westchester County Budget for Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chambers of the Board of Legislators.

14)___________2008 County Budget: RES________-2007: Adopting certain rules for the conduct of the public hearing concerning the proposed 2008 County Budget.

15)___________2008 County Budget: RES________-2007: Suspending Rules 9 and 11 of the Board of Legislators solely and exclusively with regard to the 2008 proposed Westchester County Budget.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2007:

Mrs. Swanson: Patricia Downey Gibbons, Benjamin I. French, Jr., Robert H. Morrow

Mr. Maisano & Mr. Pinto: Teresa Brewer

Mrs. LaMotte: William Jordan, Bernard Pierre Brouder, Wendy W. Talbot

Mr. Kaplowitz: Francois d’Heurle