MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


MARCH 1, 2005 (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.

Note: A Special Election was held on February 15, 2005 to fill two seats (7th District and 15th District) on the Board (George Latimer and Louis Mosiello were elected to the NYS Assembly in the November, 2004 election and took their new offices on January 1, 2005).

Dennis Gallego, Executive Deputy County Clerk, and Steve Levy, Assistant to the County Clerk, were present to administer the Oath of Office to newly elected Legislators Judith A. Myers (7th District) and Gordon A. Burrows (15th District).

The Chairman then instructed the Clerk to call the roll which resulted as follows:

Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

Absent: Legislator: Spreckman 1.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of February 7, 2005 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

UNANIMOUS CONSENT: Irish History Month: RES 29-2005: Resolution declaring the month of March as Irish Heritage and History Month.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act: COMMUNICATION: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $20,000 in bonds to finance the acquisition of Passenger Information Enhancement software and hardware for the Department of Transportation (T0017) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act: COMMUNICATION: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $65,000 in bonds to finance new and replacement equipment at the Central Maintenance Facility in Yonkers and the Cerrato Facility in Valhalla (T0035) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Barnhart Park: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS & PARKS: LOCAL LAW INTRO 1-2005: Local Law authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Sleepy Hollow whereby the County will lease Barnhart Park from the village and will contribute funds toward the construction of an all weather ball field and other improvements.

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 12

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte – 4.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Barnhart Park: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS & PARKS: (BOND) ACT 33-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,250,000 in bonds to finance a portion of the cost of construction improvements in Barnhart Park, Village of Sleepy Hollow (BLA01).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mrs. Stewart-Cousins, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 12

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte – 4.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act- Blind Brook Treatment Plant COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 24-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $472,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Blind Brook Treatment Plant and District Security (SBB77)

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Kaplowitz, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Hutchinson Valley Sewer District: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 25-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $161,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Hutchinson Valley Sewer District – Pump Station Security (SH077).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Mamaroneck Treatment Plant: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 26-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $660,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Mamaroneck Treatment Plant and District Security (SMO77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – New Rochelle Treatment Plant: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 27-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $610,000 in bonds to finance the following project: New Rochelle Treatment Security Project (SNR77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Ossining Treatment Plant: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 28-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $696,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Ossining Sewer District Security Project (S0S77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Port Chester Treatment Plant: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 29-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $555,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Port Chester Wastewater Treatment Plant Security (SPC77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Peekskill Treatment Plant: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 30-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $681,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Peekskill Sewer District Security Project (SPK77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act - North Yonkers Pump Station: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 31-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $268,000 in bonds to finance the following project: North Yonkers Pump Station (SPS77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Saw Mill District Treatment Plant: COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC WORKS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: (BOND) ACT 32-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $112,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Saw Mill District Security Project (SSM77).

On motion of Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Alvarado, the motion to “TABLE” this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte Maisano, Myers – 6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 2005 State Legislative Package: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: RES_____-2005: Resolution approving Item II (7) for inclusion in the 2005 State Legislative Package: Amend the Definition of “Family” to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence.

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

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements to accept grant funds from the FAA and NYS DOT for project A0025 Upgrade of Electrical System Cable Replacement (A0025) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget to adjust the financing of Capital Project A0025 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport – Bond Act: Bond Act amending Bond Act 106-2004 to authorize the issuance of a total amount of $1,800,000 in County bonds to finance the cost of electrical system improvements at the County Airport (A0025) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements to accept grant funds from the FAA and NYS DOT for project A056B Heavy Equipment Acquisition (A056B) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by including Capital Project A056B was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A050A was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation of Capital Project A0069 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into amended grant agreements with the FAA and NYS DOT to re-program grants from project A0069 Deicing Study and Implementation (A0069) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, the Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements to accept grant funds from the FAA and NYS DOT for project A050A Emergency Response Facility Upgrade (A050A) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A050B was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation of Capital Project A0084 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into amended grant agreements with the FAA and NYS DOT to re-program funds from project A0084 Security/Emergency Access Road to Basins A & B to project A050B Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (A050B) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A095A was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements to accept grant funds from the FAA and NYS DOT for project A095A Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (A095A) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport – Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance or $100,000 in bonds to finance the cost of various security improvements at the County Airport (A095A) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Colorectal Cancer Screenings: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide colorectal cancer screening services was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $450,000 in bonds to finance capital project: Stone Place over Bronx River Parkway (RB01L) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance capital project: Pondfield Road over Bronx River Parkway (RB01K) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in bonds to finance capital project: Tuckahoe Road over Bronx River Parkway (RB01I) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,400,000 in bonds to finance capital project: General Infrastructure Heavy Vehicle Replacement (RGP08) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Prisoner Transportation: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Peekskill to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety an d Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Court Ordered Refunds: Information package of Court Ordered refunds which will be paid by the Commissioner of Finance was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Mulch Processing: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Yorktown to process waste wood into mulch was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,200,000 in bonds to finance capital project: New Desk Top Systems (BIT03) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Technology.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in bonds to finance capital project: Purchase of Computer Equipment (BIT06) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Technology.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $230,000 in bonds to finance capital project: Geographic Information Systems (BIT09) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Technology.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $5500,000 in bonds to finance capital project: Data Center Fire Suppression System Upgrade (BIT12) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Prisoner Transportation: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon to provide prisoner transportation to the County Jail was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Prisoner Transportation: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Bedford to provide prisoner transportation to the County Jail was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Lawsuit Settlement: Act authorizing the County to settle the lawsuit of Khan v. Westchester and Liberty Lines Transit was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $220,000 in County bonds to finance capital project: Water Quality Improvement Projects (BPL21) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Lawsuit Settlement: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the Gender Ban Litigation was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A071A was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, the Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation of Capital Project A0069 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into amended grant agreements with the FAA and NYS DOT to re-program grant funds from A0069 Deicing Study (A0069) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the FAA and NYS DOT for A071A Blast Analysis (A071A) was placed “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Oros.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Agreement with NYS Nurses Association: Act approving certain financial terms and conditions of employment for County employees represented by the NYS Nurses Association for the period from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2005 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Nilou Noorani Grewe to the County Youth Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Robert A. Dashow to the County Airport Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Hon. Peter DeMilio to the County Airport Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Robert F. Gilbert to the County Airport Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Edward M. Berman to the County Airport Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Peter Ligouri to the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Patrick Lofaro to the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution requesting that the County incorporate ten parcels of land into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Dog Park: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor supporting the creation of a County dog park was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Parks and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. JAMES MAISANO: Child Pedestrian Safety: Memorandum and constituent correspondence regarding traffic safety issues in the Town of Harrison was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, the Committee on Community Affairs, and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Biofuel: Advertisement supporting the use of biofuels was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: NYS Tax Law: Resolution from the Orange County Legislature urging an amendment to state Tax Law to set the maximum rate of County sales tax at 4% was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HONS. LOIS BRONZ & ROBERT ASTORINO: Saxon Woods: Resolution from the Town of Mamaroneck regarding the construction of new playing fields at Saxon Woods Park was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: County Agricultural District No. 1: Correspondence from the NYS Commissioner of Agriculture certifying Westchester County Agricultural District No. 1 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Bronx River Parkway: Constituent correspondence regarding lighting on the Bronx River Parkway was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Tobacco Use: Resolution from the Orange County Legislature urging the state to amend the Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: Para Transit: Correspondence from Transit Services, Inc. regarding a recent bid for para transit services offered by the County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Medicaid: Press article regarding Medicaid reimbursement to nursing homes was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: County Development: Correspondence from Legislator Abinanti to the CE regarding future development and growth in the County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and the Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Medicaid: NYSAC Resolution calling on the Governor and State Legislature to reach an agreement on a local Medicaid Cap was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Smoking Ban: Press article on the impact of the smoking ban in restaurants was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, the Committee on Health, and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Fatality Report: Fatality report from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services regarding the death of a child in the County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Committee on Families.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Village Park & Riverwalk Expansion Plans: Correspondence from the Mayor of Sleepy Hollow regarding Barnhart Park and Ichabod’s Landing was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing, the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: TANF Funds: Correspondence from NYS regarding summarizing the new TANF Flexible Fund for Family Services was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Families.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: David’s Island: Correspondence from the Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment advocating the protection of David’s Island as County parkland was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Medicaid: NYS Assembly report on Medicaid funding was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Westchester Workers’ Memorial: Correspondence from the Westchester Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body regarding the proposal to create a Workers’ Memorial was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Labor.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Workers’ Memorial Day: Correspondence from the Westchester Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body regarding Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, 2005 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Rules.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Jack’s Friendship Garden: Information on Jack’s Friendship Garden at Huguenot Park in New Rochelle was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Lighthouse Landing Development Proposal: Press release from the Riverkeeper calling for a recall of the Lighthouse Landing redevelopment proposal was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Ridge Hill Project: Constituent correspondence opposing the Ridge Hill Project in Yonkers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing, the Committee on Environment, and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: United Hospital Closing: Statement of the Port Chester Inter-Faith Clergy on Preserving United Hospital’s Subsidized Housing was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Ashford Avenue Bridge: Resolution from the Ardsley Village Board supporting the creation of a connection from the bridge to the County Trailway was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: County Growth Study: Constituent correspondence in support of a comprehensive County growth study was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: County Growth Study: Constituent correspondence in support of a comprehensive County growth study was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and the Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Infant Mortality from Radiation: Press article on a study suggesting a spike in infant mortality associated with radiation was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Information Privacy: Press article on the loss of federal employee charge card data was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Fluorescent Bulb Recycling: Correspondence from the Board to the County Executive regarding the recycling of florescent light bulbs was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Medicaid and Social Security: Policy essay on Medicaid, Social Security and a critique of the current Bush Social Security “privatization” plan was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Seniors, the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Request from the Town of Cortlandt for the inclusion into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District of a parcel located in the Town of Cortlandt was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, the Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.


COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Prisoner Transportation: ACT 35-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with 30 municipalities in order to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to and from the County Jail.

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Prisoner Transportation: ACT 36-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with municipalities in order to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, HEALTH, PUBLIC WORKS, AND CULTURAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY: RES 30-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law Act to modify the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 34 parcels of property located in the Town of Somers. [Public Hearing set for __________, 2005; at _____.m; Act 37_-2005.]

The following item was placed “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Oros.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Tax Distribution Tables: ACT 38-2005: Act fixing the Tax Distribution Tables for the County for County Water District No. 1, the Refuse Disposal District No. 1, each of the 13 Sanitary Sewer Districts, and adjustments thereto.

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 12.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, Maisano – 4.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: County Tax Levy: ACT 39-2005: Act fixing and determining the amounts of: County taxes; Special District taxes; and other charges against the various towns and cities in the County, and adjustments thereto; and levying such apportioned amounts.

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 12.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, Maisano – 4.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 40-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County would station DSS employees at WCHCC on a full-time basis.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 41-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide comprehensive family assessments.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 42-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide psycho-social assessments for children in foster care.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 43-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide therapeutic and counseling services for children in foster care.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 44-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall administer “PROJECT IMPACT” and provide to the County in-home training services to parents.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.


COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 45-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide transitional post discharge services and monitoring to families.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING: Urban County Application: ACT 46-2005: Act authorizing the County to submit an Urban County Application under the federal CDBG and other grant program, and to accept such grants.

Legislators Kaplowitz, Bronz, and Alvarado 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Bond Act – County Clerk: (BOND) ACT 47-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $130,000 in County bonds to finance the cost or plans for anticipated improvements for the Office of County Clerk (BCC03).

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Lawsuit Settlement: ACT 48-2005: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the lawsuit of Croons v. Westchester, et al.

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Lawsuit Settlement: ACT 34-2005: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the lawsuit of Havis v. Westchester et al.

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Bond Act – Personnel Carrier: (BOND) ACT 49-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $100,000 in bonds to finance the cost of refurbishment of the County armored personnel carrier (BPS11).

Mr. Kaplowitz 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY: Bond Act – County-wide Base Map Update: (BOND) ACT 50-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $580,000 in bonds to finance capital project BIT13: County-wide Base Map Update (BIT13).

Mrs. LaMotte 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT: Pesticide Notification: RES 31-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law Act amending County Law with respect to requiring owners of multiple dwelling units to notify their tenants of pesticide applications. [Public Hearing set for March 21, 2005; at 7:30 p.m.; Local Law 2-2005.]

NOTE: This item was placed on the agenda by the Environment Committee for the purpose of setting the Public Hearing only – by unanimous consent.

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

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: NACo: RES 32-2005: Resolution supporting proposed NACo resolutions 1) Reducing Health Care Costs Through Prevention; and 2) Reducing Health care Disparities.

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

UNANIMOUS CONSENT: NACo: RES 33-2005: Resolution distributing and casting votes at the upcoming NACo Conventions.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 15-0. Mr. Kaplowitz was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Transportation Board Reappointment: RES 34- 2005: Confirming the reappointment of Richard P. Streicher as a member of the County Transportation Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Solid Waste Commission Appointment: RES 35-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Thomas A. McShane as a member of the County Solid Waste Commission.

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


COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 36-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Kara Ann Doherty as a member of the County Youth Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 37-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Donna Gardner as a member of the County Youth Board.

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


COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 38-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Diann Cameron Kelly as a member of the County Youth Board.

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


COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 39-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Adrienne Lighten as a member of the County Youth Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 40-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Dr. Douglas Plath as a member of the County Youth Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.
Memorial Resolutions: RES 41-2005:

Mr. Astorino: Vincent Caporale.
Mrs. LaMotte: Salvatore Amuso, Charlotte Holland, Joseph Dzaluk, Vito M. Consaga.
Mrs. LaMotte and Mr. Kaplowitz: Grand Rabbi Rafael Blum
Mr. Astorino & Mr. Pinto: Marjorie Lucchese.
Mr. Abinanti & Mrs. Bronz and All Legislators: Michael Arciola.
Mr. Maisano: Anthony Rebholz, Christopher Fiumara, Margaret Seche, Angelo Catullo, Margaret Hamill Caughey, Jeanne Wayne, John R. Paino, Edward R. Paolucci, Alex J. Scaffidi.
Mr. Young: Richard Caparelli.
Mr. Wishnie: John A. Custons, Fred Starler, Patricia Naar, Sr. Margaret Virginia Rust, Mary Gibbs.
Mr. Wishnie & Mr. Kaplowitz: Pearl Smith.
Mr. Rogowsky: Pat Federico.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Victor Rodriguez

The above-named Legislators presented the following memorial Resolutions and moved their adoption, which were declared adopted.

On MOTION of Legislator Young,
The Board adjourns