MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

JULY 10, 2006 (7:00 P.M.)

The County Board of Legislators met pursuant to adjournment.

The Honorable William J. Ryan in the Chair.

The Chair opened the meeting with the salute to our flag and an invocation.

The roll call resulted as follows:

Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16.

Absent: Legislators: Kaplowitz - 1 On motion of Mr. Rogowsky, the following item was recommitted to both committees.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Rogowsky moved that the minutes of June 19, 2006 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

Mr. Rogowsky moved to suspend the regular order of business for the purpose of holding a public hearing. – Carried.

The Clerk presented proof of publication of notice of the Public Hearing and read the rules for its conduct.

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.

There were no speakers.

No other person wishing to be heard, Mr. Rogowsky moved to close the Public Hearing and resume the regular order of business

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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.

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.”

On motion of Mr. Young, the following item was recommitted.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Douglas F. Thornton, II as a member of the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Mark R. Courtien as a member of the Westchester County Board of Plumbing Examiners was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Henry A. Carletti, Jr. as a member of the Westchester County Board of Plumbing Examiners was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Richard L. Lyman as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Appointing Paul Hood as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Appointing Vera E. Halpenny as a Social work member of the Westchester County Community Services Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the issuance of $100,000 in bonds to finance capital project RGC17-Golf Course Fairway Renovation was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Appointing Sylvia Escala DeRosa as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Joli K. Yuknek, M.D. as a member of the Westchester County Emergency Medical Services Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Appointing the Honorable Cecile D. Singer as a District 15 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Robert J. Broderick as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Reappointing Leo Leiderman as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Appointing Nancy E. Fitch as a District 13 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Appointing Geneive Brown Metzger as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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) was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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) was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Capital Budget Amendment: Proposed Act amending the 2006 County Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for the following capital project: RB042 – Bedford Banksville Road was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Transition Agreement Amendment: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a Fourth Amendment to the Transition Agreement with the WCHCC was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: 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) was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: 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) was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Hudson Hills Golf Course: Forwarding correspondence from a constituent with regard to maintenance of the Hudson Hills Golf Course was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Annual Report: Forwarding the annual Report (June 1, 2005-May 31, 2006) of the Westchester County Board of Plumbing Examiners was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: PERB: Forwarding correspondence from Thomas A. Brennan, Esq. resigning as Counsel to the Westchester County Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks and the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks and the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: 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 was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

NOTICES AND PETITIONS: NOTICE OF CLAIM: Florence Gross v. Westchester County Department of Consumer Affairs and Protection was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the County Attorney.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification Environmental: RES 132-2006: 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.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

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.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT 134-2006: Amended Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,225,000 in bonds to finance capital project RB076 – Palmer Avenue, County Road 44A, Mamaroneck.

Ms. Myers 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Macy Park – Environmental: RES 133-2006: 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.

Mr. Abinanti presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Macy Park – Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 135-2006: Act Amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project RMAC2.

Mr. Abinanti 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Macy Park - Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 136-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $3,000,000 in bonds to finance capital project RMAC2 – Ball Field Improvements, V.E. Macy Park.

Mr. Abinanti 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 137-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $290,000 in bonds to finance capital project RB092 Anderson Hill Road, CR 18, Harrison.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: WCHCC Agreement: ACT 138-2006: 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.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: WCHCC Agreement: ACT 139-2006: 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.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Settlement of Claim: ACT 140-2006: 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.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 10

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

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Reimbursement of Health Care Expenditures: ACT 141-2006: 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.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Designation of Outside Counsel: ACT 142-2006: Act designating an attorney to be retained to represent the County in a liquidation proceeding in Nebraska.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 143-2006: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for capital project B006A.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 144-2006: 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.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 145-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $6,500,000 in bonds to finance the following capital project: WCC77 Information Systems Upgrade.

Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 16

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Change in Income Limits: Act 146-2006: Act authorizing the County to change income limits for certain housing units located on 19 Narragansett Avenue.

Ms. Bronz 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: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Young, Chair – 14

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Swanson - 2

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: NACo: RES 134-2006: Resolution designating votes at the August NACo convention.

The motion made by Mr. Rogowsky to substitute the above captioned item with Special Order, Item 7D from the Special Item Calendar was accepted by Committee Chair Bronz

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES 135-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of James J. Vanoli, P.E. as a member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES 136-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Shelley Weintraub as a member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES 137-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Jean Anderson as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES 138-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Marion Anderson as an At-Large member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Reappointment: RES 139-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of the Honorable Eileen Pilla as a member of the Westchester County Planning Board.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES 140-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Amy Brown as a District 15 representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Appointment: RES 141-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Gloria D. Swanson as a District 11 representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Ethics Waiver: RES 142-2006: Resolution approving the request of Robert N. Matarazzo, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities, to accept employment with Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 15-0.

Mr. Abinanti was not present when the vote was taken.


COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Agricultural District No. 1: RES 143-2006: 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)

Mrs. Swanson made a motion to amend the Resolution by deleting Application 2006-08, which motion was accepted by Committee Chair Abinanti.

Mrs. LaMotte made a motion to amend the Resolution by deleting Application 2006-07, which motion was accepted by Committee Chair Abinanti.

Mr. Abinanti presented the following Resolution, as amended, and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: Agricultural District No. 1: RES 144-2006: Resolution approving the inclusion of additional parcels of land within the Westchester County Agricultural District. (Application #2006-01)

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2006/2007 Budget Public Hearing: RES 145-2006: 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 147-2006]

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2006/2007 Budget: RES 146-2006: Resolution suspending certain Rules of the Board of Legislators solely with regard to the 2006/2007 proposed WCC Budget.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Westchester Community College – 2006/2007 Budget: RES 147-2006: Resolution adopting certain rules of conduct concerning the proposed 2006/2007 WCC Budget.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.


CHAIR OF THE BOARD, COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Approval to lease County property: RES 148-2006: Resolution setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending Section 104.11 (5) (f) of the Laws of Westchester County to provide the County with authority to lease County property located at the Southwesterly corner of Court and Quarropas Streets in the City of White Plains to a corporation formed by HANAC, Inc. and the Bluestone Organization for a term of 65 years, with 3 consecutive options to renew for a term not to exceed 10 years each for a total term including renewal option not to exceed 95 years for the purpose of constructing affordable senior rental housing. [Public Hearing set for July 31, 2006; at 6:30 p.m.; Local Law Intro 11-2006]

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

CHAIR OF THE BOARD, COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Lease agreement: RES 149-2006: Resolution setting a Public hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into a lease agreement for County-owned property located at the Southwesterly corner of Court and Quarropas Streets 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 July 31, 2006; at 6:30 p.m.; Local Law Intro 12-2006]

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS & CALL OF THE DISTRICTS:

Memorial Resolutions: RES 150-2006:

Mr. Pinto: Michele “Mike” DeLuca, Dominick Victor DeLorenzo, Jean Castracucco, Christopher J. Cade, Rose Pagliaroli, Joseph Lalla
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, Sylvia Ruskin, Catherine Tully, Meredith Fox
Mrs. Spreckman: Ruth Mango
Mr. Rogowsky: Vincent V. Coviello, Irene Gray Strunsky
Mrs. Bronz and All Legislators: Audrey Vitagliano
Mr. Ryan and All Legislators: Honorable Robert Greer
Mrs. LaMotte: Edward Blum, William E. Ahearn, Albert J. Kalbfell
Mr. Maisano and Mr. Pinto: Arnold Lawrence Heaps
Mr. Burrows and Ms. Stewart-Cousins: Michael Cola
Ms. Bronz: Brian Leake, Frank Williams
Ms. Bronz, Mr. Alvarado & Mr. Ryan: William Homan, Valerie Homan, Betty Homan
Mr. Burton: Thomas Applebee
Ms. Stewart-Cousins: Jeremiah Swinton
Mr. Oros, Ms. Stewart-Cousins and Mr. Ryan: Charles Bolden

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS:
6th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on August 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
On MOTION of Legislator Rogowsky,
The Board adjourns.