LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, January 23, 2006, 7pm
(Posted 01/23/06)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 2

MINUTES: January 9, 2006 (Regular Meeting)

A)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATIONS:

“1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Gift: Acceptance of a boat and $3,900 gift from the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc. to be used at Playland Park.
1)__________Court-Ordered Refunds: Information package of Court Ordered refunds which will be paid by the Commissioner of Finance.
2)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Joshua Lipsman as the County Commissioner of Health for a term to expire on December 31, 2009.
3)__________ Cell Phone Disposal: Local Law with respect to the disposal of cellular telephones.
4)__________Youth Services: Act authorizing the County to submit to NYS a Resource Allocation Plan which will provide state reimbursement for certain youth service programs.

B)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: County Golf: Constituent correspondence regarding the recently awarded contract between the County and Bill Casper Golf, Inc.
C)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: County Golf: Constituent correspondence regarding the recently awarded contract between the County and Bill Casper Golf, Inc.
D)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the addition of 52 parcels of property into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District.
E)__________HON. JAMES MAISANO: Buses on Pelhamdale Road: Constituent correspondence regarding County buses on Pelhamdale Road south of Boston Post Road.
F)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Legislation: Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County with respect to regulating the content of fuels.
G)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Legislation: Act requiring that all diesel-powered onroad and nonroad vehicles owned, leased or operated by or on behalf of the County be powered by sulfur diesel fuel.
H)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Legislation: Local Law with respect to idling time of diesel powered vehicles.
I)__________[Intentionally left blank]
J)__________HONS. JAMES MAISANO, GEORGE OROS & SUZANNE SWANSON: County Golf: Memorandum regarding the County contract for a golf professional at Saxon Woods Golf Course.
K)__________HONS. JAMES MAISANO & TOM ABINANTI: Eminent Domain Reform: Local Law to restrict the use of eminent domain.
L)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Identity Theft: Local Law to protect employees from the impacts of identity theft resulting from the actions of their employers.
M)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Social Security Numbers: Local Law to restrict the use of Social Security numbers.

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Gift: Acceptance of a boat on loan from the Yamaha Motor Corporation.
1)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Ralph Butler as a member of the County Board of Plumbing Examiners.
2)__________Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Irene R. Delgado to the County Human Rights Commission.
3)__________Westchester County Youth Bureau: Local Law making certain amendments to the County Youth Bureau.
4)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $3,600,000 in County bonds to finance Hardscrabble Road reconstruction in North Salem (RB043).
5)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $225,000 in County bonds to finance Exterior Rehabilitation and Site Improvements, 750 Washington Street, Peekskill (B0070).
6)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 in County bonds to finance Infrastructure Repairs, Parking Structure White Plains Complex (BPF21).
7)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $450,000 in County bonds to finance Interior Infrastructure Repair, White Plains Complex (B015A).
8)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,160,000 in County bonds to finance Installation of Emergency Generators, 112 East Post Road, White Plains (B0020).
9)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in County bonds to finance White Plains Complex HVAC Equipment Reinforcement (B0034).
10)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in County bonds to finance Replacement of Sanitary and Storm Water Piping, Valhalla Campus (B0009).
11)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $300,000 in County bonds to finance Infrastructure Improvements Valhalla Campus (B0077).
12)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $250,000 in County bonds to finance New Instructional Building at WCC (WCC53).
13)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,750,000 in County bonds to finance Pump Station Rehabilitation, New Rochelle (SNR75).
14)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,320,000 in County bonds to finance Pump Station Rehabilitation, Peekskill (SPK74).
15)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in County bonds to finance Waste Water Treatment Plant Repairs Study (SW002).
16)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in County bonds to finance Pump Station Rehabilitation Program Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District (SY075).
17)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $4,000,000 in County bonds to finance Cellular Bulkhead Rehabilitation, Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant (SY037).
18)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,500,000 in County bonds to finance North Yonkers Pump Station Electrical Upgrade (SPS04).
19)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,250,000 in County bonds to finance North Yonkers Pump Station Upgrades (SPS05).
20)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in County bonds to finance Structural Evaluation of the Alexander Street Pump Station Rehabilitation, Yonkers (SPS07).
21)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in County bonds to finance North Yonkers Pump Station Forcemain Repair (SPS08).
22)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $705,000 in County bonds to finance Technology Building Upgrade, WCC (WCC43).
23)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $204,000 in County bonds to finance Academic Arts Building Improvements, WCC (WCC45).
24)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $112,000 in County bonds to finance Classroom Building Renovation, WCC (WCC44).
25)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,800,000 in County bonds to finance Tibbetts Pool Rehabilitation, Yonkers (RTB06).
26)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $340,000 in County bonds to finance Tibbetts Brook Park Site Work, Yonkers (RTB04).
27)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in County bonds to finance Dewatering Equipment Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant (SY021).
28)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in County bonds to finance Additional Water Service, Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant (SY016).
29)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $610,000 in County bonds to finance Sprain Ridge Pool Modernization (RSP02).
30)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $825,000 in County bonds to finance Blind Brook Performance Maintenance at the Blind Brook Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBB06).
31)__________Sewer District Modification: Act modifying the Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel of property located in the Village of Briarcliff Manor (Chestnut Hill Lane).
32)__________Intermunicipal Agreement: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Valhalla Fire District to reimburse it for services rendered to the County.
33)__________ Intermunicipal Agreement: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Hawthorne Fire District to reimburse it for services rendered to the County.
34)__________Identity Theft: Local Law requiring all commercial businesses in Westchester offering public Internet services to have a secure network to protect the public from identity theft.
35)__________Easement Agreement: Act authorizing the County to grant an easement to Yonkers Gateway Motel over a portion of the Putnam Right-of-Way for ingress and egress, in return for which the Motel will grant a similar easement to the County for use by the South County Trailway.
36)__________Grant Application: Resolution authorizing the Chief Information Officer to file a grant application with NYS for the Quality Communities Program.

B)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Indian Point timeline.
C)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Biofuels: Quick facts on biofuels.
D)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Clean Energy Programs: EPA’s State and Local Clean Energy Programs.
E)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Zone Pricing: Resolution supporting State legislation that would prohibit zone pricing of gasoline.
F)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Co-op/Condo Assessment: Correspondence from Legislator Kaplowitz to the New York State Senate opposing amendments to State law in relation to the assessment of condominium or cooperative residential properties.
G)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Energy Crisis 2005: Outline of the national energy crisis and suggested solutions.
H)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Clean Water Protection/Flood Prevention: Draft resolution in support of the NYS Clean Water Protection/Flood Prevention Act.
I)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Smart Gun Technology: Memorandum from Legislator Kaplowitz regarding Smart Gun Technology.
J)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Clean Energy: Press article on wind energy.
K)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: PCB’s: Technical journal article on PCB use in buildings.
L)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Solar Energy: Press article on solar energy education in local schools.
M)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Cost of Radiological Preparedness: Resolution supporting state legislation that would offset the cost of radiological preparedness by requiring that the fee be paid by licensees.
N)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Alternative Minimum Tax: Correspondence from Legislator Kaplowitz to Senator Schumer supporting reform of the AMT.
O)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Smart Meters: Resolution urging the NYS Public Service Commission to permit County residents to obtain “smart meter” technology and prohibit Con Edison from implementing saturated AMR in the County.
P)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Identity Theft: Press article on identity theft.
Q)__________HON. JAMES MAISANO: United Water Company: Constituent correspondence regarding United Water Company and the possibility of a public takeover of its operations.
R)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: County Bond Counsel: Act authorizing the County to retain various law firms to provide bond counsel services to the County.
S)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Counsel Retainer: Act designating an attorney be retained to represent the Department of Human Resources in an Article 78 proceeding, Deem v. NYS, Westchester County Department of Human Resources, et al.
T)__________HON. GORDON BURROWS: Budget Calendar:
Memorandum and Resolution to the Chairman regarding a proposal to change key dates on the County Budget calendar.
U)__________HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Public Safety Network: Correspondence from NYSAC offering assistance regarding relocation of the County’s public safety licensees to comparable facilities.”

1)__________COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Agreement with WCHCC:
Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC
For comprehensive health care for inmates at the County’s Department of Correction.
1)__________Acceptance of Grant: Acceptance of the COPS 2005 Technology grant to the Department of Public Safety.
2)__________ Grant Application: Resolution authorizing the Chief Information Officer to file a grant application with NYS for the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant Program.

B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Compromise of Claim: Act authorizing the County to compromise the County’s right to be reimbursed for health care and wage benefits (Police Officer K.P).
C)__________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Rodeo Ban: Constituent communication requesting that rodeos be banned in Westchester County.
D)__________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Tibbetts Brook Park: Constituent correspondence regarding the development and preservation of Tibbetts Brook Park.
E)__________HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Fire Sprinklers in County Animal Shelters: Constituent correspondence in support of fire sprinklers in facilities that shelter animals for more than 24 hours.
F)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Village of Port Chester requesting that 4 parcels be removed from the County Sewer District (Rockland Avenue).
G)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Sewer District Consolidation: Local Law allowing for the consolidation of all operations & maintenance costs incurred in the County sanitary sewer system.
H)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Broadband Investment & Consumer Choice Act: Resolution from the Village of Rye Brook opposing the Broadband Investment & Consumer Choice Act and the Video Act of 2005.
I)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: South County Trailway: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor requesting a feasibility study for a ramp that would connect the South County Trailway to the Dobbs Ferry/Ardsley Ashford Road Bridge.
J)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Bedbugs: Press article on bedbug infestations.

7) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:

A)__________6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on _______________, 2006 at __________.

On MOTION of Legislator_______________,
The Board adjourns.

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COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL ITEM CALENDAR 2

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 2006 Tax Warrants: Act fixing and determing Tax Distribution Tables for the County for County Water District No.1, refuse Disposal District No. 1 and each of the 13 Sanitary Sewer Districts.
1)__________2006 Tax Warrants: Act fixing and determining the amounts of County Taxes, Special District Taxes, and other charges and levying such amounts against Westchester County towns and cities.
2)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $5,345,000 in bonds to finance Equipment Replacement at Westchester County Health Care Corporation (MC001).
3)__________ Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $950,000 in bonds to finance Information Technology Upgrades at Westchester County Health Care Corporation (MC002).
4)__________County Water District No.1: Act directing the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities to proceed with improvements for County Water District No. 1.
5)__________James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Act authorizing the County to purchase and convey .964 acres of real property in the City of Mount Vernon for the purpose of providing affordable housing.
6)__________ James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $900,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land in Mount Vernon to provide affordable housing (BPL10).
7)__________ James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon to develop the James Varick Homes and to accept a related grant for purposes of providing affordable housing.
8)__________ James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements associated with the James Varick Affordable Housing project (BPL01).

B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Commencement of Legal Action: Act authorizing the County Attorney to commence an action against Jaime Barrera for monetary damages.
C)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Retainer of Counsel: Act designating an attorney be retained to represent HR in an Article 78 proceeding entitled Deem v. NYS and the Westchester County Department of Human Resources.
D)__________HON. VITO PINTO: Military Service Credit: Resolution requesting that Congress pass legislation crediting Nurse Corp. Cadets with military service.
E)__________HON. VITO PINTO: MTA Noise Problem: Constituent correspondence regarding Metro North Harlem Line noise along Garth Road.
F)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Rental Horse Licensing: Local Law licensing the use of a horse in a rental horse business.
G)__________HON. JAMES MAISANO: Water Supply Tunnel: Memorandum from Legislator Maisano to the County Executive regarding plans for a new water supply tunnel.
H)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: DPW Machinery & Equipment: Itemized list of all machinery and equipment under the jurisdiction of DPW for the County road system.
I)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Bills: Fact Sheet on the County’s pending Healthy Air legislation from Environmental Defense.
J)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment: Resolution from the Greenburgh Town Democratic Committee opposing the use of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment.

SI-7) SPECIAL ORDERS:

A)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: Standing and Special Committees: ACT_____-2006: Act regarding Standing and Special Committees of the Board of Legislators.

B)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: Board Personnel: RES_____-2006: Resolution delegating to the Chairman of the County Board of Legislators the power to appoint necessary Board employees other than the Clerk of the County Board of Legislators for the 2006-2007 term.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES_____-2006:
Mrs. Swanson: Filomena Santoro, Milton Stanley Waterbury, Maurice Peter McKenna, Jr.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Aaron Jerome Booker, Stuart Ross, Ann Butler.
Mrs. LaMotte: George C. Duff.
Mr. Kaplowitz: Claude M. "Al" Alford, Shirley Vinacour, Milton A. Williams, Jr.
Mrs. Spreckman: Kitty Ackerman.
Mr. Pinto: John K. Ciccone, Eleanor Kerester.
Mr. Rogowsky: Dr. Meyer Texon.