MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

DECEMBER 10, 2007 (1:00 P.M.)

The County Board of Legislators met pursuant to adjournment.

The Honorable William J. Ryan in the Chair.

The Chair opened the meeting at 5:30 p.m. with the salute to our flag and an invocation.

The roll call resulted as follows:

Legislators:  Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Jenkins, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Swanson, Young, Chair – 17

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS:  Adoption of County Budget:  ACT 251-2007:  Adopting the Westchester County Budget and making appropriations for the conduct of County government for the year 2008.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following report and Act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE:  Legislators:  Abinanti, Rogowsky, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Jenkins, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 11

NAY:  Legislators:  Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman, Swanson - 6

Mr. Pinto moved, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, to reconsider the vote just taken in the hope that it be defeated, which motion was defeated by the following vote:

AYE:  Legislators Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman, Swanson – 6

NAY:  Legislators:  Abinanti, Rogowsky, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Jenkins, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 11

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS:  Fixing and Determining County and Special District Taxes:  ACT 252-2007:  Fixing and determining the amounts of the County and Special District Taxes for 2008 and levying such amounts upon the real property liable therefore.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following report and Act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE:  Legislators:  Abinanti, Rogowsky, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Jenkins, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 11

NAY:  Legislators:  Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman, Swanson - 6

Mr. Pinto moved, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, to reconsider the vote just taken in the hope that it be defeated, which motion was defeated by the following vote:

AYE:  Legislators Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman, Swanson – 6

NAY:  Legislators:  Abinanti, Rogowsky, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Jenkins, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 11

The following report was submitted by the Minority Conference for inclusion in the Board’s minutes.

On MOTION of Legislator Rogowsky, 6th District, the Board adjourns at 6:20 p.m.