LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, March 13, 2006, 7pm
(Posted 03/13/06)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 5

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: February 6, 2006, (Regular Meeting), February 27, 2006 (Special Meeting)

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA: Local Law authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Rye whereby the County will lease property from the City and will contribute funds toward the construction of a skate park.
1)__________Bond Act: Bond act authorizing the issuance of $100,000 in bonds to finance construction of a public skateboard park in the City of Rye.
2)__________Counsel Retainer: Act authorizing the County to retain the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, LLP for legal services related to the County airport.
3)__________NYS Traffic and Criminal Software: Act authorizing the County to enter into agreements with local municipalities to coordinate the use of Traffic and Criminal Software and act as liaison with New York State Police.
4)__________Court Ordered Refunds: Information package of Court Ordered refunds which will be paid by the Commissioner of Finance.
5)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Joaquin Alemany to the County Hispanic Advisory Board.
6)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Vivian Sebastian to the County Hispanic Advisory Board.
7)__________Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Cesare Manfredi to the County Soil and Water Conservation Board.
8)__________Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of William Richardson to the County Fire Advisory Board.
9)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Dennis Whetsel to the County Community Services Board.
10)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Andrea Kocsis to the County Community Services Board.
11)__________Affordable Housing: Act authorizing the County to convey County-owned property located in White Plains for purposes of constructing affordable senior rental housing.
12)__________Dog Licensing: 2005 Annual Dog Licensing Report pursuant to NYS Agriculture and Markets Law.
13)__________IMA: Act authorizing the County to enter into intermunicipal agreements with various municipalities whereby the County will provide access to the Westchester County Repository for Integrated Criminalistic Information.
14)__________Sewer District Modification: Act modifying the Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District by the removal of 8 parcels located in the Town of Mount Pleasant.
15)__________Capital Budget Amendment: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget (Capital Project T0027).
16)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Lorenzo Brown to the County Council for Seniors.
17)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Goody Sculky to the County Council for Seniors.
18)__________ Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Monica Scantlebury to the County African American Advisory Board.
19)__________Continuation of Certain Salary and Benefits: Act continuing to provide certain salary and benefits protection to County employees who are members of the Ready Reserve on active duty.
20)__________Oil Tank Overfill Protection: Local Law requiring the installation of overfill protection devices on certain oil storage tanks.
21)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of M. Paul Redd to the County Human Rights Commission.
22)__________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Marjorie Leffler to the County Domestic Violence Council.

B)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designation of deputies from the Department of Environmental Facilities.
C)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Ethics Waiver: County employee request for a waiver from the Code of Ethics as per Section 883.21.1 (h).
D)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Youth Detention Center: Correspondence from Legislator Abinanti to the CE requesting that the County cease its efforts to place a detention center for youth at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry
E)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: Sewage Diversion: Correspondence from the Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition opposing sewage diversion, along with related information.
F)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designation of deputies from the Office of County Clerk.
G)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: White Plains Homeless Shelter: Correspondence from Legislator Myers to the Mayor of White Plains regarding the overnight shelter at 85 Court Street in White Plains.
H)__________HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Election Worker Pay Scale: Memorandum from the Board of Elections on the pay scale for County Election workers.
I)__________HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Board of Health Appointment: Memorandum from the Deputy CE regarding the recommendation from the Commissioner of Health on the reappointment of William Davis to the County Board of Health.
J)__________HON. GEORGE OROS: Sex Offenders: Proposed legislation to ban convicted pedophiles and registered sex offenders from living near County facilities frequented by children.
K)__________HON. GEORGE OROS: Eminent Domain Legislation: Correspondence from the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission regarding the County’s eminent domain legislation.
L)__________HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Lafarge Gypsum Plant: Correspondence from the Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO regarding labor practices at the Lafarge gypsum plant renovation.
M)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air: Letter to the Editor of TJN supporting clean air legislation and the work of Federated Conservationists of Westchester County.
N)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Cell Phone Disposal: Letter to the Editor of TJN commenting on county legislation regarding the disposal of cell phones.
O)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Animal Acts Ban: Constituent correspondence regarding the reintroduction of legislation banning traveling animal acts on county property.
P)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Electronic Voting: Resolution from the Greenburgh Democratic Committee supporting the continued use of mechanical lever voting machines.
Q)__________HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Invasive Vines: Constituent correspondence regarding the problem of invasive vines covering trees and shrubs along County roads and parkways.
R)__________HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Westchester County Health Care Corporation Board: Forwarding information regarding a potential candidate to the WCHCC Board of Directors.
S)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Settlement of Claim:
Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle a claim against N. William Betwarda.
T)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Westchester County Health Care Corporation Board: Forwarding information regarding a potential candidate to the WCHCC Board of Directors.
U)__________HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Sprout Brook Ashfill Application: Correspondence and resolution from the Town of Cortlandt to NYSDEC regarding the plan to expand the existing ash pit operated by the County on Sprout Brook Road in Cortlandt.
V)__________HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Alternative Minimum Tax: Resolution calling for reform of the Alternative Minimum Tax.
W)__________HON. LOIS BRONZ: Woodfield Cottage Secure Detention Facility: Correspondence from Leake & Watts to the Social Services Commissioner regarding the Woodfield Cottage Secure Detention Facility.
X)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Counsel Retainer: Act designating an attorney be retained to represent Bridget Gladwin in an action entitled Deans v. Spano et al.
Y)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the addition of 9 parcels of property into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District (Field Street, Jacob Road, Crompond Road).
Z)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the addition of 2 parcels of property into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District (Jacob Road).
AA)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designation of deputies from the Office of the County Executive.
BB)__________HON. GORDON BURROWS: Emergency Preparedness Guide: Memorandum from Legislator Burrows to the Committee on Public Safety & Security regarding a County emergency preparedness guide.
CC)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Electronic Voting: Constituent correspondence in favor of hand-marked paper ballot scanning voting machines.
DD)__________HON. VITO PINTO: Village Correspondence: Correspondence from the Mayor of the Village of Tuckahoe regarding unleashed dogs and lighting along the Bronx River Parkway in Tuckahoe/Bronxville.
EE)__________HONS LOIS BRONZ & MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Sewage Diversion: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown stating that diversion is no longer an option for the disposal of Hallocks Mill sewage and further requesting that the Hallocks Mill sewage treatment plant be expanded to handle increased capacity.
FF)__________HON. LOIS BRONZ: Housing Allocation Plan: Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission’s Affordable Housing Allocation Plan for 2000-2015.
GG)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Cortlandt requesting that 1 parcel of property be returned into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District.
HH)__________HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Child Fatality Report: Report from NYS Office of Children and Family Services concerning the death of two children in Westchester County in July 2005.
II)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Indigent Legal Defense: Report from the State Comptroller on spending for legal defense of the indigent.
JJ)__________HONS. GEORGE OROS & WILLIAM BURTON: Transfer of Waterfront Property: Resolution requesting the transfer of beach property at the VA Hospital in Montrose to New York State for use as a public beach area.
KK)__________HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Sewage Disposal Options: Correspondence from the League of Women Voters regarding sewage disposal options and County water quality.
LL)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: MTA Capital Security Program: Status report on the progress of the MTA Capital Security Program.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Counsel Retainers: ACT_____-2006: Act authorizing the County to retain several law firms to provide bond counsel services to the County.

1)__________AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: RES_____-2006: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 4 parcels located in the Town of Cortlandt. [Public Hearing set for __________, 2006; at _____.m; Act_____-2006.]

2)__________ Sewer District Modification: RES_____-2006: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act modifying the Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Village of Briarcliff Manor. [Public Hearing set for __________, 2006; at _____.m; Act_____-2006.]

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act amending Bond Act 137-2004 authorizing the total issuance of $3,600,000 in bonds to finance partial reconstruction of Hardscrabble Road in North Salem (RB043).

4)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $225,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the County office building at 750 Washington Street in Peekskill (B0070).

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements for parking structures in White Plains (BPF21).

6)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act amending Bond Act 86-2004 authorizing the total issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance sanitary and storm sewer system improvements at the Valhalla Campus (B0009).

7)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Grant Application: ACT_____-2006: Act authorizing the County to submit an application under various federal grant programs and to accept such grants.

8)__________COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Health Care Services: ACT_____-2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with the Westchester County Health Care Corporation for health care services for inmates at the Department of Correction.

9)__________COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY: Prisoner Transportation: ACT_____-2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Yonkers in order to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

10)__________ Prisoner Transportation: ACT_____-2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Greenburgh in order to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

11)__________COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS, LABOR AND PARKS: Water District No. 1: RES_____-2006: Setting a Public Hearing on the proposed increase and improvements of facilities for Water District No. 1. Public Hearing set for ________, 2006; at _____.m; ACT_____-2006.]

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: [Intentionally left blank.]

1)__________[Intentionally left blank.]

2)__________COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION AND GENERATIONAL, CULTURAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY: County Youth Bureau: LOCAL LAW INTRO 3-2006: Local Law with respect to the Westchester County Youth Bureau.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Soil and Water Conservation District Appointment: RES_____-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Michael Saviola to the County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.

1)__________ Soil and Water Conservation District Appointment: RES_____-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of R. Phyllis Wittner to the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.

2)__________Traffic Safety Board Reappointment: RES_____-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Eli Schonberger to the County Traffic Safety Board.

F)__________COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: “Smart Meter” Electricity Pricing: RES_____-2006: Resolution urging the NYS Public Service Commission to address the matter of Competitive Metering and asking Con Edison and NYSEG to promote and implement “smart meters”.

8) 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 5

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Land Conveyance: Act authorizing the conveyance of certain County-owned parcels to various purchasers.
1)__________Easement Termination: Act authorizing the County to release and terminate certain easement rights of the County over real property owned by RAE Park Associates.
2)__________IMA: Act to authorize the County to enter into an IMA with local municipalities for the collection of cash bail through the use of credit cards.
3)__________MLK, Jr. Memorial: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget for an additional appropriation (BPL24).
4)__________ MLK, Jr. Memorial- Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $350,000 in bonds to finance the cost of construction of a Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance memorial.
5)__________Rewards for Information: Local Law authorizing certain County officers to offer rewards for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of persons who commit crimes.
6)__________Vehicle Immobilization Program: Local Law with respect to a vehicle immobilization program to enforce the provisions of the County For-Hire Vehicle Law.
7)__________IMA: Act authorizing the County to enter into IMA’s with municipalities within Westchester County for the Operation of the STOP-DWI Patrol/Datamaster Project.
8)__________Lease Agreement: Local Law authorizing a new lease agreement with Signature Flight Support Corporation for space at Westchester County Airport.
9)__________Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $920,000 in County bonds to finance interior rehabilitation of the Westchester County Center (RCC04).
10)_________Bond Act and Capital Budget Amendment: Act amending the County’s 2006 Capital Budget in order to increase the 2006 appropriation by $2,500,000 and Bond Act in an amount not to exceed $2,800,000 to finance the following capital project: Kensico Dam Infrastructure Waterline and Site Work (RDK01).
11)_________Bond Act and Capital Budget Amendment: Act amending the County’s 2006 Capital Budget in order to increase the 2006 appropriation by $960,000 and Bond Act in an amount not to exceed $960,000 to finance the following capital project: Blue Mountain Reservation (RBM01).
12)_________Bond Act and Capital Budget Amendment: Act amending the County’s 2006 Capital Budget in order to increase the 2006 appropriation by $2,100,000 and Bond Act in an amount not to exceed $2,600,000 to finance the following capital project: General Infrastructure – Paving & Resurfacing – Glen Island Park (RGIP9).
13)_________Bond Act and Capital Budget Amendment: Act amending the County’s 2006 Capital Budget in order to increase the 2006 appropriation by $150,000 and Bond Act in an amount not to exceed $350,000 to finance the following capital project: Ice Casino Improvements (RP002).
14)_________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Jim Cronk as a member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.
15)_________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Nell Taylor as a member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
16)_________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Reina Schiffrin as a member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
17)_________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Marion LaFranco as Deputy Commissioner of Social Services.
18)_________Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Thomas Belfiore as Commissioner of Public Safety.
19)__________IMA: Act authorizing the county to enter into IMA’s with various municipalities regarding the Invest in Kids Program.

B)__________HONS. WILLIAM J. RYAN & GEORGE OROS: HAVA: Resolution from the Town of Mamaroneck calling upon the Westchester County Board of Legislators to hold public hearings regarding the selection of voting machines to comply with HAVA.
C)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: HAVA: Resolutions from the Dutchess and Schoharie Counties regarding the selection of voting machines to comply with HAVA.
D)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designation of Deputies for the Department of Transportation.
E)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designation of Deputies for the Department of Senior Programs and Services.
F)__________HON. JUDY MYERS: HAVA: Resolution from the Village of Ossining regarding the selection of voting machines to comply with HAVA.
G)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Commencement of Legal Action: Act to institute legal proceedings against Peppers Entertainment and others for non-payment of license fees for use of facilities at Croton Park.
H)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Storm-Related Power Outage: Correspondence from Con Edison in reply to the BOL storm related power outage hearing held on January 30, 2006.
I)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Real Property Tax Revaluation: Request from the Town of Rye to amend the County Charter so the local valuation date conform with the new ORPS valuation date.
J)__________HON. TOM ABINANTI: Diesel Exhaust: Press release from the Izaak Walton League of America on the dangers posed by Diesel Exhaust.
K)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Road Repair: Constituent correspondence regarding the condition of roads in the City of Yonkers.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: 621 Eligible Claims Settlements: ACT_____-2006: Act authorizing a settlement between various state agencies and the Department of Social Services regarding 621 eligible claims.

1)__________AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $300,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the Mount Vernon County Office Complex (B0077).

2)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act amending Bond Act 52-2002 authorizing the total issuance of $150,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the Michaelian Office Building (B015A).

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,800,000 in bonds to finance the cost of recreational area improvements to Tibbetts Brook Park (RTB06).

4)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the County Office Building at 143 Grand Street in White Plains (B0034).

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $340,000 in bonds to finance the cost of recreational area improvements to Tibbetts brook Park (RTB04).

6)_________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2006: Bond Act amending Bond act 17-2003 authorizing the total issuance of $610,000 in bonds to finance the cost of recreational area improvements to Sprain Ridge Park (RPS02).

SI-8) MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS & CALL OF THE DISTRICTS:
A)__________Memorial Resolutions: Res_____-2006:

Mr. Pinto: Catherine Faustini, Peter Varvara, Dominick Nemecek, Lester Tomback, Hans P. Hover, Anthony LoCascio, Stephen Pisarz, Anna “Mary” Sacchinelli, Albert John Lancelli, Gary DelVecchio, Victoria Cerasi.
Mrs. LaMotte: Dorothy DeForest Bell, William H. Whalen, Jr.
Mr. Kaplowitz: Barbara Lane, Ellen G. Gilcher, John Notas.
Mr. Rogowsky: Carol Posen.
Mr. Abinanti: William F.X. Malone, Rosemary Richards, Robert Schnibbe Jr.
Mr. Oros & Mr. Burton: Sean Jackson.
Mr. Burrows: Catherine Recine Faustini.
All Legislators: Dana Reeve.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Gloria Coleman, Madeleine Alessi.
Mrs. Bronz: Josephine Noonan.