LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, September 11, 2006, 7pm
(Posted 09/06/06)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 16

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: August 9, 2006 (Regular Meeting)

A)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION, COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: For-Hire Vehicle Law: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 14-2006: Proposed Local Law amending Chapter 270 of the Laws of Westchester County to add a new subdivision (3) to section 270.124 with respect to a vehicle immobilization program to enforce the provisions of the Westchester County For-Hire Vehicle Law.

B)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 156-2006: Proposed Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of one (1) parcel of property located in the Town of Cortlandt. (Dimond Avenue)

C)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: IMA: Village of Croton-on-Hudson: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 13-2006: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Croton-on-Hudson whereby the County will lease riverfront property from the Village and will contribute funds toward the construction of a trailway and other improvements thereon, to be operated and maintained by the Village and accessible to all County residents.

D)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Financial Disclosure Form: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 8-2006: Proposed Local Law amending section 883.71 of the Laws of Westchester County to provide for a separate financial disclosure form for individuals who serve on County Boards, commissions and voluntary councils.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Designation of Historian: Proposed Act designating the Westchester County Historical Society as the Westchester County Historian.

1)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $750,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RTB07 – Tibbetts Brook Pool Renovation.

2)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB01P – Quaker Bridge Road over Croton River, Cortlandt.

3)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $450,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2LL – Quaker Ridge Road over Pine Brook Boulevard and Sheldrake River, New Rochelle.

4)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $260,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2JJ – Armonk Road Connector over Broadway, North Castle.

5)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $231,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0081 – Rehabilitation of the Record Center, 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford.

6)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,230,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB065 – Columbus Avenue, CR #6411, Mount Pleasant.

7)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $620,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0082 – Low Rise Building Rehabilitation, White Plains.

8)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $300,000 in bonds to finance Capital project B0077 – Infrastructure Improvements, Valhalla Campus/District Office Buildings.

9)__________Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Persons: Proposed Local Law enacting a new income scale for Chapter 472 of the Laws of Westchester County in order to provide real property tax exemptions to the greatest possible number of qualifying disabled persons.

10)_________Property Tax Exemptions for Seniors: Proposed Local Law enacting a new income scale for Chapter 470 of the Laws of Westchester County in order to provide real property tax exemptions to the greatest possible number of qualifying senior citizens.

11)_________Court Ordered Refunds: Forwarding an information package of Court Ordered refunds to be paid by the Commissioner of Finance.

12)_________IMAs-Bus Shelter Program: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with municipalities located within the County in order to provide for a county-wide bus shelter program.

B)__________HON. LOIS BRONZ: Eviction Prevention: Forwarding correspondence from The Bridge Fund with regard to averting a homeless crisis.
C)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Sewer District Modification: Forwarding correspondence from the Town of Mount Pleasant requesting removal of property from the Saw Mill Sewer district (18 Woodbrook Road, Pleasantville)
D)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Rent Guidelines Board: Forwarding correspondence from Norma L. Johnson requesting consideration for appointment to the Rent Guidelines Board.
E)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: “Cell Phone Lot” Forwarding correspondence from Steven Roer suggesting that implementation of a “cell phone lot” be considered at the Westchester County Airport.
F)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Westchester Medical Center: Forwarding correspondence with regard to emergency room physician services at the Westchester Medical Center.
G)_________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Westchester County Airport: Forwarding a copy of the Westchester County Airport Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment.
H)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies form for the Department of Information Technology.
I)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies form for Westchester Community College.
J)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies form for the Department of Environmental Facilities.
K)__________HON. SUZANNE SWANSON: Rent Guidelines Board: Forwarding correspondence from Sterling Jasper requesting consideration for appointment to the Rent Guidelines Board.
L)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Health Care: Forwarding correspondence from the Save Our Safety Net-Campaign regarding health care issues.
M)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Site Development Plan: Forwarding the application, drawings and full EAF from the Town of Cortlandt for the application of the Congregation Yeshiva OHR Hamier for site development plan approval.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 156-2006: Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of one (1) parcel of property located in the Town of Cortlandt. (Dimond Avenue)

1)__________IMA: Village of Croton-on-Hudson: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 13-2006: Local Law authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Croton-on-Hudson whereby the County will lease riverfront property from the Village and will contribute funds toward the construction of a trailway and other improvements thereon, to be operated and maintained by the Village and accessible to all County residents.

2)__________Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2006: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project RB125.

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,550,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BLA01, Parkland Acquisition/ Westchester Legacy Program.

4)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB125, South Riverside Avenue, CR #305, Croton-on-Hudson.

5)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: IMA-Watershed Management Plan: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County, by and through its Department of Planning, to enter into an IMA with the City of New York in order to prepare a Watershed Management Plan for the Bronx River.

6)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,200,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BIT03, New Desk Top Systems.

7)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BIT15, Replacement of E-911 Equipment.

8)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________- 2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0062, Upgrade Fire alarm System, Labs & Research Facility, Valhalla Campus.

9)_________Amendment-Prisoner Transport IMA: ACT________- 2006: Act authorizing an amendment to Act 32-2006 authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Greenburgh to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the Westchester County Jail in order to increase the amount of the agreement and the reimbursement rates.

10)_________IMA-Hawthorne Fire District: ACT________- 2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Hawthorne Fire District to provide specialized training and activities and fire suppression services for the term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2006 in an amount not to exceed $13,000.

11)_________IMA-Valhalla Fire District: ACT________- 2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Valhalla Fire District to provide specialized training and activities and fire suppression services for the term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2006 in an amount not to exceed $45,000.

12)_________IMA-Juvenile Violent Crime Reduction Program: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon for the provision of a juvenile violent crime reduction program.

13)_________Negative Declaration: RES_________2006: Resolution determining that there will be no significant impact on the environment from the construction of a new separate support services building at the Richard A. Flynn, Sr. Training Center located at the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla. (Capital Project: Support Services Facility – BES03)

14)_________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Amended Bond Act in the total amount of $5,675,000, which includes $525,000 in previously authorized bonds, for the following Capital Project: Support Services Facility – BES03.

B)__________COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION, COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: For-Hire Vehicle Law: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 14-2006: Proposed Local Law amending Chapter 270 of the Laws of Westchester County to add a new subdivision (3) to section 270.124 with respect to a vehicle immobilization program to enforce the provisions of the Westchester County For-Hire Vehicle Law.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Taxi and Limousine Commission: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Douglas F. Thornton, II as a member of the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission.

1)__________Community Services Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Demetrious Moyston as a member of the Westchester County Community Services Board.

2)__________Emergency Medical Services Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Chief John A. Kapica as a member of the Westchester County Emergency Medical Services Board.

3)__________Emergency Medical Services Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Joli K. Yuknek, M.D. as a member of the Westchester County Emergency Medical Services Board.

4)__________Health Care Corporation Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Claudia Edwards as a member of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation Board.

5)__________Health Care Corporation Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Mark Tulis as a member of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation Board.

6)__________Women’s Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Mildred Roldan-Matin, Ph.D. as a District 17 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

7)__________Women’s Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Patricia McDow as an At-Large member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

8)__________Women’s Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Marie T. Rossi as a District 2 representative member of the Westchester County women’s Advisory Board.

9)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Sylvia Escala DeRosa as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

10)_________Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Leo Leiderman, Psy. D., C.G.P., as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

11)_________Fire Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Robert J. Broderick as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.

12)_________Fire Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Richard L. Lyman as a member of the Westchester County fire Advisory Board.

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 16

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA-Town of New Castle: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of New Castle pursuant to which the County will construct approximately 530 feet of sewer piping and five (5) manholes for (3) new connections so as to provide better access.
1)__________IMA-Village of Mamaroneck: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Mamaroneck re: the Halstead Avenue Bridge.
2)__________Reappointment: Reappointing Deborah Matystik as a District 3 representative member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
3)__________Appointment: Appointing Blanca P. Lopez as a Region 4 representative member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission.
4)__________Appointment: Appointing Rose M. Parisi as a District 9 representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.
5)__________Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to amend a lease agreement with Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation, LLC for space at the Westchester County Airport.
6)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,650,000 in bonds to finance the following Capital Project: Playland – Music Tower Rehabilitation (RP23E).
7)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance the following Capital Project: Byram Lake Road, County Road No. 33, North Castle (RB016).
8)__________Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,780,000 in bonds to finance the following Capital Project: County Center Interior Rehabilitation (RCC04)
9)__________Budget Amendment: Proposed Act amending the 2006 Operating Budget (Various Departments).
10)_________Transfer Resolution: Proposed Resolution transferring funds within various departments in the amount of $941,946.
B)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lawsuit-Keegan: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against John and Diane Keegan, the owners of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
C)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lawsuit-Viti-Finck: Proposed Act authorizing the County attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Theresa Viti-Finck, the owner of a Westchester Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
D)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lawsuit-Orna/Rella: Proposed Act authorizing the County attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Jeanann Orna and Virginia Rella, the owners of a Westchester Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
E)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lawsuit-Morganlander: Proposed Act authorizing the County attorney to initiate a lawsuit against David and Elizabeth Morganlander, the owners of a Westchester Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.
F)__________COUNTY ATTORNEY: Lawsuit-Hammel: Proposed Act authorizing the County attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Anthony Hammel, the owner of a Westchester Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $600,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB090 – Rehabilitation of Brook Street, CR 002, Eastchester.

1)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $600,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B035B – Heavy Equipment Replacement.

2)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $300,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0063 – Domestic Hot Water Heating System and Low Temperature Hot Water System Upgrades, Central Heating Plant, Valhalla Campus.

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project WD177 – Water District No. 1 – Security Project.

4)__________Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2006: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by establishing appropriations for Capital Project SY027 Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Primary Sludge Digester Roof Replacement.

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of $4,750,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project SY027 – Primary Digester Roof Replacement, Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant.

6)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: WCHCC Agreement: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County of Westchester, acting by and through the Westchester Community College, to enter into an agreement with the Westchester County Health Care Corporation whereby the College will provide a comprehensive management training program to WCHCC.

7)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR AND PARKS, AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Sleepy Hollow Senior Affordable Housing Development: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County of Westchester to purchase and subsequently convey approximately 0.45 acres of real property in the Village of Sleepy Hollow for the purpose of providing 64 one bedroom rental apartments for senior citizens with one two bedroom apartment for the superintendent that will remain
affordable for a minimum period of 40 years.

8)__________Sleepy Hollow Senior Affordable Housing Development-Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $275,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land in the Village of Sleepy Hollow to provide affordable senior housing pursuant to the County’s New Homes Land Acquisition Fund Program.

9)__________Sleepy Hollow Senior Affordable Housing Development: ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Village of Sleepy Hollow for the provision of funds to purchase, construct or develop public improvements associated with the development of a Housing Implementation Fund project known as the Sleepy Hollow Senior Affordable Housing Development in the Village of Sleepy Hollow and to accept a grant at no cost to the County of all necessary property rights in connection with the project for the purpose of providing 64 one bedroom rental apartments for senior citizens with one two bedroom apartment for the superintendent that will remain affordable for a minimum period of 40 years.

10)__________Sleepy Hollow Senior Affordable Housing Development-Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,716,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements related to the Sleepy Hollow Senior Affordable Housing Development in the Village of Sleepy Hollow.

SI-7) SPECIAL ORDERS:

A)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION, AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Negative Declaration: RES________-2006: Resolution determining that there will be no adverse impact on the environment either from the leasing of County-owned 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 the purpose of constructing affordable senior rental housing or from the necessary amendment to Section 104.11.5.f of the Laws of Westchester County in order to permit this lease to have a term of sixty-five years (65) years, with (3) consecutive options to renew for a term not to exceed ten (10) years each, for a total term, including renewal options, not to exceed ninety-five (95) years.

B)__________CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION, AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Approval to lease County Property: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 11-2006: 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 sixty-five (65) years, with three (3) consecutive options to renew for a term not to exceed ten (10) years each, for a total term, including renewal options, not to exceed ninety-five (95) years, for the purpose of constructing affordable senior rental housing.

C)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION, AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Lease Agreement: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 12-2006: 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.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES________-2006:

Ms. Stewart-Cousins: Georgia Hamilton, Anthony “Bird” Burton
Ms. Spreckman: Patricia Maloney
Mr. Abinanti: David Walrath
Mr. Oros: Carrie Ash
Mr. Pinto: Salvatore Spadaro
Mrs. Swanson: Lawrence Partelow
Mrs. LaMotte: Hon. James Trippe