LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, July 10, 2006, 7pm
(Posted 07/06/06; Updated 07/10/06)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 14

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: June 19, 2006 (Regular Meeting)

A)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 129-2006: Proposed Act modifying the Saw Mill Valley Sanitary Sewer District by the removal of eight (8) parcels of property located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant.

A)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Right of First Refusal: Proposed Local Law clarifying the Laws of Westchester County to specifically exempt the sale and/or transfer of property for affordable housing purposes from a municipality’s right of first refusal.

B)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Home Rule Request: RES 131-2006: Resolution requesting approval of a Home Rule Request in support of Assembly Bill A11931/Senate Bill S8276 entitled, “An Act to amend chapter 761 of the laws of 1976 authorizing the County of Westchester to discontinue the use of certain lands as park lands and to use, sell convey, alienate, let contract with respect to, lease or license such lands for the purpose of locating a solid waste resource recovery unit thereon, in relation to authorizing a parcel of such lands to be utilized for animal shelter purposes.”

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Douglas F. Thornton, II as a member of the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission.
1)__________Reappointment: Reappointing Mark R. Courtien as a member of the Westchester County Board of Plumbing Examiners.

2)__________Reappointment: Reappointing Henry A. Carletti, Jr. as a member of the Westchester County Board of Plumbing Examiners.
3)__________Reappointment: Reappointing Richard L. Lyman as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.
4)__________Appointment: Appointing Paul Hood as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.
5)__________Appointment: Appointing Vera E. Halpenny as a Social work member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.
6)__________HOPWA: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with the City of New York to accept a federal grant from the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program for fiscal Year 2006.
7)__________HOPWA: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with the Cities of Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers to provide funds under the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program for Fiscal Year 2006.
8)__________Court Ordered Refunds: Forwarding a package of court ordered refunds to be paid by the Commissioner of Finance from the County General Fund Certiorari Proceedings Account.
9)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the issuance of $100,000 in bonds to finance capital project RGC17-Golf Course Fairway Renovation.
10)_________Appointment: Appointing Sylvia Escala DeRosa as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.
11)_________Reappointment: Reappointing Joli K. Yuknek, M.D. as a member of the Westchester County Emergency Medical Services Board.
12)_________Appointment: Appointing the Honorable Cecile D. Singer as a District 15 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
13)__________Reappointment: Reappointing Robert J. Broderick as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.
14)__________Reappointment: Reappointing Leo Leiderman as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

15)__________Appointment: Appointing Nancy E. Fitch as a District 13 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
16)__________Appointment: Appointing Geneive Brown Metzger as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board

B)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Agriculture and Markets Law: Forwarding a resolution from the Yorktown Town Board with regard to amending the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law in relation to requiring pet dealers to maintain automatic dialing devices to facilitate automatic notification of fire departments in the event of fire emergencies.
C)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: SEQR Documentation: Forwarding a memo from the Department of Planning with regard to SEQR documentation for consolidation of sewer operating and maintenance expenses..
D)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding a Town of Yorktown Resolution requesting the addition of five parcels of land into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District (Gomer Street).
E)__________HON. ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: Home Rule Request: Forwarding a request from the City of Yonkers for a Home Rule Request Resolution with regard to S.8406/A.12006 which would authorize the County to alienate certain parkland.
F)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Bill: Forwarding correspondence from the Grace Policy Institute urging support of the nuclear emergency preparedness bill (A.2099/S.241).
G)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Hilltop Hanover Farm: Forwarding correspondence from the Yorktown Museum requesting the County consider a historic display of early farm living at the Hilltop Hanover Farm.
H)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Hudson Hills Golf Course: Forwarding correspondence from a constituent with regard to maintenance of the Hudson Hills Golf Course.
I)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding a resolution from the Town of Mt. Pleasant requesting the removal of two (2) parcels of property from the Saw Mill Sewer District.
J)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Annual Report: Forwarding the annual Report (June 1, 2005-May 31, 2006) of the Westchester County Board of Plumbing Examiners.

K)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: PERB: Forwarding correspondence from Thomas A. Brennan, Esq. resigning as Counsel to the Westchester County Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).
L)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Lead Agency Status: Forwarding correspondence from the Planning Department with regard to the establishment of lead agency for the Quarry Heights Sanitary Sewers project.
M)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: : Lead Agency Status: Forwarding correspondence from the Planning Department with regard to the establishment of lead agency For Spruce Camp Renovations at Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem.
N)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Rose Hill Farm: Forwarding correspondence from the Town of North Castle with regard to the adoption of Rose Hill Farm into the Agricultural District.

2) NOTICES AND PETITIONS:

A)__________NOTICE OF CLAIM: Florence Gross v. Westchester County Department of Consumer Affairs and Protection.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification Environmental: RES________-2006: Proposed Resolution finding that there will be no significant impact on the environment from the removal of eight (8) parcels of property, located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, from the Saw Mill Valley Sanitary Sewer District.

1)__________Sewer District Modification: ACT 129-2006: Proposed Act modifying the Saw Mill Valley Sanitary Sewer District by the removal of eight (8) parcels of property located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant

2)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Amended Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,225,000 in bonds to finance capital project RB076 – Palmer Avenue, County Road 44A, Mamaroneck.

3)__________Macy Park – Environmental: RES________-2006: Resolution finding that there will be no significant adverse impact on the environment from the construction of four (4) ball fields at V.E. Macy Park, as well as the creation of a perimeter pathway for the park and site work.

4)__________Macy Park – Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2006: Act Amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project RMAC2.

5)__________Macy Park - Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $3,000,000 in bonds to finance capital project RMAC2 – Ball Field Improvements, V.E. Macy Park.

6)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $290,000 in bonds to finance capital project RB092 Anderson Hill Road, CR 18, Harrison.

7)___________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC through the Department of Labs and Research for clinical analyses, toxicological, environmental, microbiological, forensic science and public heath lab services.

8)__________WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC through the Department of Health whereby WCHCC shall provide administration of rabies and booster rabies vaccines as needed for department employees..

9)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Settlement of Claim: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle a claim against restructure payments owed by N. William Betwarda d/b/a/ Glen Island Concessions in connection with monies owed under License Agreement.

10)_________Reimbursement of Health Care Expenditures: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County Attorney to compromise the County’s right to be reimbursed for health care and wage benefits paid to or on behalf of a police officers from a settlement of legal action against a third-party tortfeasor.

D)__________COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: NACo: RES________-2006: Resolution designating votes at the August NACo convention.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of James J. Vanoli, P.E. as a member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

1)__________Appointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Shelley Weintraub as a member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission.

2)__________Appointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Jean Anderson as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.

3)__________Appointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Marion Anderson as an At-Large member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

4)__________Reappointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of the Honorable Eileen Pilla as a member of the Westchester County Planning Board.

5)__________Appointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Amy Brown as a District 15 representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.

6)__________Appointment: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Gloria D. Swanson as a District 11 representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.

F)__________COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Agricultural District No. 1: RES________-2006: Resolution approving the inclusion of additional parcels of land within the Westchester County Agricultural District. (Applications: #2006-04, #2006-05, #2006-07, #2006-08, #2006-09, #2006-13, and #2006-14)

1)__________Agricultural District No. 1: RES________-2006: Resolution approving the inclusion of additional parcels of land within the Westchester County Agricultural District. (Application #2006-01)

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 14

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of New York to prepare a Watershed Management Plan for the Bronx River.
1)__________Sewer District Modification: Proposed Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of one (1) parcel of property located in the Town of Cortlandt.
2)__________2006/2007 Operating and Capital Budgets for Westchester Community College: Proposed Act adopting the Westchester Community College Budget for 2006/2007 and making appropriations for the operation of Westchester Community College.
3)__________Capital Budget Amendment & Bond Act: Proposed Acts authorizing the County to amend its 2006 Capital Budget and a related Bond Act to finance the following capital project: Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Primary Sludge Digester Roof Replacement. (SY027)
4)__________Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the issuance of bonds in the amount of $500,000 to finance the following capital project: Sprain Ridge Pool Modernization. (RSP02)
5)__________Bond Act Amendment: Proposed amended bond act authorizing the issuance of up to $5,675,000 in bonds to finance the following capital project: Support Services Facility. (BES03) at the Richard A. Flynn, Sr. Training Center.
6)__________Capital Budget Amendment: Proposed Act amending the 2006 County Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for the following capital project: RB042 – Bedford Banksville Road.
7)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of a total amount of $1,200,000 in bonds to finance the following capital project: BIT03 – New Desktop Systems.
8)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of a total amount of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance the following capital project: BIT15 – Replacement Equipment.
9)__________Transition Agreement Amendment: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a Fourth Amendment to the Transition Agreement with the WCHCC.
B)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Sewer District Consolidation: Proposed Local Law amending certain provisions of Chapter 237 of the Laws of Westchester County to allow for the consolidation of all operations and maintenance costs incurred in the County sanitary sewer system prior to allocation of those costs among the thirteen (13) County sanitary sewer districts.
C)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Graffiti: Forwarding correspondence from Yonkers City Councilmember Dee Barbato, with regard to the graffiti-ridden conditions of the Bronx River Parkway southbound.
D)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Rent Guidelines Board: Forwarding correspondence from Dennis B. Kremer requesting consideration for appointment as a Public Member to the Rent Guidelines Board.
E)___________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Quarry Heights Sewer Project: Forwarding a petition from the Town of North Castle with regard to incorporating parcels in Quarry Heights into the Mamaroneck Valley Sanitary Sewer District.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Designation of Outside Counsel: ACT________-2006: Act designating an attorney to be retained to represent the County in a liquidation proceeding in Nebraska.

1)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2006: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for capital project B006A.

2)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of bonds in the total amount of $1,525,000 to finance the following capital project: B006A, Utility Reinforcement, Fire Training Center and Armory, Valhalla Campus.

3)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $6,500,000 in bonds to finance the following capital project: WCC77 Information Systems Upgrade.

4)__________Change in Income Limits: Act________-2006: Act authorizing the County to change income limits for certain housing units located on 19 Narragansett Avenue.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Ethics Waiver: RES________-2006: Resolution approving the request of Robert N. Matarazzo, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities, to accept employment with Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

SI-7) SPECIAL ORDERS:

A)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2006/2007 Budget Public Hearing: RES________-2006: Resolution setting a Public Hearing in the Chambers of the County Board of Legislators on an Act adopting the Westchester Community College Budget for 2006/2007 and making appropriations for the operation of Westchester Community College. [Public Hearing set for August 9, 2006; at 7:00 p.m.; ACT________-2006]

B)___________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2006/2007 Budget: RES________-2006: Resolution suspending certain Rules of the Board of Legislators solely with regard to the 2006/2007 proposed WCC Budget.

C)___________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2006/2007 Budget: RES________-2006: Resolution adopting certain rules of conduct concerning the proposed 2006/2007 WCC Budget.

D)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD: NACo votes: RES________-2006: Resolution designating votes at the August NACo convention.

E)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD, COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Approval to lease County property: RES________-2006: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County to provide the County with authority to lease County property located in the City of White Plains to a corporation formed by HANAC, Inc. and the Bluestone Organization for the purpose of constructing affordable senior rental housing. [Public Hearing set for ______________, 2006; at ________.m.; Local Law Intro________-2006]

F)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD, COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Lease agreement: RES________-2006: Resolution setting a Public hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the county to enter into a lease agreement for County-owned property located in the City of White Plains with a corporation formed by HANAC, Inc. and the Bluestone Organization for the purpose of constructing affordable senior rental housing. [Public Hearing set for ______________, 2006; at ________.m.; Local Law Intro________-2006]

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES________-2006:

Mr. Pinto: Michele “Mike” DeLuca, Dominick Victor DeLorenzo, Jean Castracucco, Christopher J. Cade, Rose Pagliaroli
Mrs. Swanson: Catherine (Kay) Bastardi, Jennifer Fante, John Joseph Jackson, Kathryn A. Wilson
Mr. Maisano: Rose Tyree, Nancy Toglia, Louis Guccione, Jerome P. Newmark, Adrian L. Kellard, Lillian “Dee” Tozzo, Grace Babakian,
Vito Totino, Arnold Lawrence Heaps, Sylvia Ruskin
Mrs. Spreckman: Ruth Mango
Mr. Rogowsky: Vincent V. Coviello, Irene Gray Strunsky
Mrs. Bronz: Audrey Vitagliano
Mr. Ryan: Honorable Robert Greer
Mrs. LaMotte: Edward Blum, William E. Ahearn, Albert J. Kalbfell