LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA

For Monday, December 11, 2006, 10am
(Posted 12/08/06)

COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
CALENDAR 22

PUBLIC COMMENT

MINUTES: November 27, 2006 (Regular Meeting)

A)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: WCHCC Transition Agreement: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 20-2006: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a Fourth Amendment to the Transition Agreement with the Westchester County Health Care Corporation to increase the amount of County Credit Support in 2007 to $80,000,000, plus any unpaid interest.

B)__________PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Sewer District Consolidation: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 19-2006: Proposed Local Law to amend certain provisions of chapter 237 of the Laws of Westchester County in order to allow for the consolidation of all operations & maintenance costs incurred in the County sanitary sewer system prior to allocation of those costs among the thirteen (13) County sanitary sewer districts.

A)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Negative Declaration: RES 214-2006: Resolution finding that there will be no significant impact on the environment from the sale of the County-owned residual parcel NROT.

B)__________UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Property Sale: ACT 244-2006: Act authorizing the sale of County-owned residual parcel NROT in the city of New Rochelle located adjacent to Flandreau Avenue.

1) COMMUNICATIONS:

A)__________COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Taxi and Limousine Commission: Reappointing Richard Guberti as a member of the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission.
1)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: Appointing Jose Chevere as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.
B)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Eminent Domain: Forwarding an article from the October 16, 2006 edition of County News entitled, “House takes a punch at local eminent domain laws”.
C)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Eminent Domain: Forwarding an article from the November 13, 2006 edition of County News entitled, “Voters choose to restrict eminent domain powers, nix TABOR laws.
D)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Mortgage Recording Tax Disbursements: Forwarding a Village of Rye Brook Resolution supporting the monthly mortgage recording tax disbursements.
E)__________HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Child Fatality Report: Forwarding a copy of Fatality Report # 96-06-009 from the New York state Office of children & Family Services.
F)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Election Expenses: Forwarding a Town of Rye resolution requesting the county continue the funding of General, Primary and Special Elections and other related election expenses.
G)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Building Purchase: Forwarding correspondence from the Ardsley Union Free School District Superintendent with regard to the tax implications from the County’s possible purchase of a building at 450 Saw Mill River Road.
H)__________HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: East of Hudson Funds: Forwarding correspondence from the Northern Westchester Watershed Committee recommending the allocation of $10 million in EOH Funds for the implementation of five water quality improvement projects.
I)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Chicago Climate Exchange: Forwarding a proposed County Board of Legislators Resolution requesting the County join the Chicago Climate Exchange.
J)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Medicaid Report: Forwarding correspondence requesting the Committee on Families, Health & Human Services meet to discuss a Medicaid Report recently issued by the County Executive’s Office.
K)__________HON. URSULA LA MOTTE: Lexington Avenue Culvert: Forwarding correspondence from the Village/Town of Mount Kisco to DPW Commissioner Ralph Butler with regard to the lack of progress on the replacement of the Lexington Avenue Culvert over Branch Brook in the Village of Mount Kisco.
L)__________HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Plug-In Partners National Campaign: Forwarding a proposed County Board of Legislators Resolution supporting the Plug-In Partners initiative promoting Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
M)__________HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District: Forwarding correspondence from the Town of Cortlandt requesting the inclusion of one parcel (36 Hill and Dale Road) into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer.
N)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry: Forwarding a copy of a Village of Ardsley Resolution rejecting the recommendation of the Governor’s Commission on Hospital Closings with regard to Dobbs Ferry Hospital.
O)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Opposition to Hospital Closure: Forwarding a copy of a Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Resolution opposing the closing of the Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry and the elimination of all of the nursing home beds at Andrus-on-Hudson.

3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: WCHCC Transition Agreement: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 20-2006: Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a Fourth Amendment to the Transition Agreement with the Westchester County Health Care Corporation to increase the amount of County credit support in 2007 to $80,000,000 plus any unpaid interest.

1)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Sewer District Consolidation: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 19-2006: Local Law to amend certain provisions of chapter 237 of the Laws of Westchester County in order to allow for the consolidation of all operations & maintenance costs incurred in the County sanitary sewer system prior to allocation of those costs among the thirteen (13) County sanitary sewer districts.

2)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,780,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RCC04 – County Center Interior Rehabilitation.

3)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $3,000,000 in bonds to fund the cost of acquisition and retrofitting of vehicles for the Department of Public Works (B0090).

4)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Amended Bond Act in the amount of $3,700,000 which includes $400,000 in previously authorized bonds of the County, for Capital Project RB089 – Rehabilitation of June Road, North Salem.

5)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $250,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RP23A – Various Rides and Components.

6)__________Bond Act: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,650,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RP23E – Playland – Music Tower Rehabilitation.

7)__________Capital Budget Amendment: ACT______-2006: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project T0030 – Bus Stop enhancements.

8)__________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Act Amending the Bond Act dated July 11, 2005 in relation to financing the cost of Capital Project T0030 - Bus Stop Improvements at Petrillo Plaza in the City of Mount Vernon.

9)__________IMA-City of Mount Vernon: ACT_________-2006: Authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon to improve Petrillo Plaza and accept from the City all necessary property rights in the project area.

10)_________Capital Budget Amendment: ACT________-2006: Amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriations for Capital Project RB014 – Traffic Signal System Rehabilitation, Various Locations by $97,850.

11)_________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: IMAs-Telecommunication Services: ACT_________-2006: Authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with municipalities located in the County whereby such municipalities would receive telecommunications services from Cablevision Lightpath, Inc. through Lightpath’s contract with the County.

12)_________Medical Center Management: RES________-2006: Urging the WCHCC Board of Directors and Pitts Management Associates, Inc. to complete the transition to permanent management at the Westchester Medical Center by March 31, 2007.

13)_________Mortgage Tax Receipts: ACT________-2006: Authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Finance to pay Mortgage Tax Receipts to Cities, Towns and Villages.

14)_________Lawsuit Settlement: ACT________-2006: Authorizing the County Attorney to settle the lawsuit entitled The County of Westchester and New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, as subrogee of the County of Westchester v. Westchester Waste Services Co., LLC and USA Waste of New York City, Inc.

15)_________Bond Act Amendment: (BOND) ACT________-2006: Amending various bond acts previously adopted on their respective dates to rescind the unissued portions of authorizations pursuant to such bond acts.

16)_________Operating Budget Amendment: ACT________-2006: Amending the 2006 County Operating Budget in the amount of $3,767,343 to fund an increase to the appropriation in the Miscellaneous Budget Contribution to the WCHCC account.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Award for Distinguished Service:: RES________-2006: Resolution bestowing the Westchester County Board of Legislators Award for Distinguished Service on the Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

1)__________Board of Ethics: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of John A. Lombardi as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

2)__________Hispanic Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the appointment of Claudio Phillips as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board.

3)__________Fire Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Julian Keiser as a member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board.

4)_________Westchester County Historian: ACT________-2006: Designating the Westchester County Historical Society as the Westchester County Historian.

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 22

SI-1) COMMUNICATIONS:

B)__________CLERK OF THE BOARD: Order to Show Cause: Forwarding a copy of an Order to Show Cause in the matter of 1160 Mamaroneck Avenue Corp., Petitioner against Board of Legislators of the County of Westchester, Respondent.
C)__________HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry: Forwarding a copy of a Village of Dobbs Ferry Resolution opposing the recommendation of the Governor’s Commission on Hospital Closings with regard to the Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry.
D)__________HON. WILLIAM BURTON: County Emergency Notification System: Forwarding a copy of a letter from Susan Tolchin to the Mayor of Buchanan with regard to the County’s Emergency Notification System.

SI-3) STANDING COMMITTEES:

A)__________COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry: RES_____-2006: Resolution opposing the closing of Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry, the Skyview Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson and the elimination of all 247 nursing home beds at Andrus-on-Hudson and urging the New York State Legislature to reject the recommendation of the Governor’s Commission on Hospital Closings.

E)__________COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Women’s Advisory Board: RES________-2006: Confirming the appointment of Freda Macon as a District 14 Representative Member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.

1)__________Board of Elections: RES________-2006: Confirming the reappointment of Reginald A. LaFayette as Commissioner of the Board of Elections.

2)__________Board of Elections: RES________-2006: Confirming the reappointment of Carolee C. Sunderland as Commissioner of the Board of Elections.

3)__________Industrial Development Agency: RES________-2006: Confirming the appointment of Alfredo S. Quintero as a member of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.

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

A)__________Memorial Resolutions: RES________-2006:

Mrs. Bronz: James F. Galgano

Mrs. Swanson: Karen Smillie

Mr. Abinanti: Tully J. Raineri, Rita Rose “Rosie” Cianflone

Mrs. Spreckman & Mr. Burrows: Thomas V. Manzo