MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


MARCH 21, 2005 (7:00 P.M.)

The County Board of Legislators met pursuant to adjournment.

In the absence of Chair William Ryan, The Honorable Richard Wishnie was in the Chair.

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

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

Absent: Legislators: Ryan, Stewart-Cousins - 2.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of March 1, 2005 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Pesticide Notification: LOCAL LAW INTRO 2-2005: Proposed Local Law amending County Law with respect to requiring owners of multiple dwelling units to notify their tenants of pesticide applications.

There were no speakers.

No other person wishing to be heard, Mr. Young moved to close the Public Hearing and resume the regular order of business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, HEALTH, PUBLIC WORKS, AND CULTURAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: RES 30-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed 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 April 11, 2005; at 10:30 a.m.; Act 37-2005.]

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to enter into grant agreements with the FAA and NYS DOT for A071A Blast Analysis (A071A) 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: Tax Anticipation Notes: Act authorizing the County to issue $50,000,000 in Tax Anticipation Notes 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 County to issue $150,000 to finance capital project: Scout Ball Field area at the Bronx River Park (RBR02) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Barbara Grace to the County Human Rights Commission 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 Judith Schwartz to the County Women’s 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 Paul Katz 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: County Benefits for Members of the Reserve: Act extending County benefits for an additional six months to County employees currently serving in the Reserve and who have been ordered to active duty was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Gift: Consent to accept a gift from the Generoso Pope Foundation in the amount of $65,000 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Carolyn Pellot to the County Consumer Advisory Council 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 Garrett Doering as a member of the County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 in bonds to finance General Infrastructure Comfort Stations (RGIP2) 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 Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Albert Mignone as a member of the County Fire 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 Kris Komorowski as a member of the County Consumer Advisory Council was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $130,000 in bonds to finance Columbus Avenue roadway improvements in the Town of Mount Pleasant (RB065) 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: 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: Grant of Easement: Act authorizing the County to grant easements to Metro North over certain real property located in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Amendment of Easement: Act authorizing the County to amend an easement with Metro North over certain real property located in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson 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 Peter Herrero to the County Parks, Recreation and Conservation 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 Nancy Travers to the County Domestic Violence Council was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Medical Services for Inmates: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC regarding microbiological services for inmates of 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: Transfer Resolution: Resolution transferring funds within various County Sewer and Water District Funds 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 $2,000,000 in bonds to fund the purchase and installation of a new human resources and payroll system was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Oros.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Medical Services: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC regarding microbiological and other health care 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 $2,472,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of a Transit Communications and Vehicle Locator System (T0006) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in bonds to finance White Plains Center Passenger and Terminal Improvements (T0019) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Gift: Consent to accept a gift of $10,000 from Cappelli Enterprises to support the 2005 County Film Festival 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 $400,000 in bonds to finance Dunwoodie Golf Course Parking and Clubhouse Improvements (RGC12) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA: Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with various municipalities for the provision of services under the County’s “Invest-in-Kids” Program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Youth.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in bonds to finance Terminal System Upgrades (A0083) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Medicaid: Correspondence from Assemblyman George Latimer to NYSAC expressing support for legislation that would cap Medicaid costs was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Attorney-Client Privilege: Press article on extending the attorney-client privilege for government officials was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Information Privacy: Press article on a recent legal decision holding that a person cannot be required to disclose his or her Social Security number was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Technology.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Environmental Policy Agenda: Memorandum listing issued from the League of Conservation Voters 2005 Country Environmental Policy Agenda was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: Special Needs Children: Correspondence regarding a workshop being offered by MetLife for parents of special needs children was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Families and the Committee on Youth.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Pre-Paid Porn Cards: Memorandum in support of legislation imposing a fine for selling pre-paid Internet porn cards to minors was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Court Attendants: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the State Legislature to confer peace officer status on Court Attendants and other Town officers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: 2007 Empire Games: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown supporting the County’s application to host the 2007 Empire Games was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: CDBG Program: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown supporting continuation of the Federal CDBG Program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Medicaid: Press editorial on the continuing problem of Medicaid cost containment in New York was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Ridge Hill Development Project: Constituent correspondence in opposition to the Ridge Hill Development Project in Yonkers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment, the Committee on Housing and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: 2007 Empire Games: Resolution expressing support for Westchester County’s application to host the 2007 Empire Games was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. JUDY MYERS: 911 Memorial: Constituent correspondence expressing concerns over the cost of the County’s proposed 911 memorial project was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOIS BRONZ: Federally Subsidized Housing: Draft resolution from the Yonkers City Council seeking clarification regarding several issues involving federal subsidized housing law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs and the Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Electronic Voting: Cost comparison of voting equipment for electronic voting in New York State was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Ridge Hill Development Project: Constituent correspondence in opposition to the Ridge Hill Development Project in Yonkers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs, the Committee on Environment, and the Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOIS BRONZ: WCHCC: Correspondence urging continued CSEA status for WCHCC employees was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. RICHARD WISHNIE: Croton Point Park: Correspondence from the Boy Scouts of America thanking the County for Wintercamp at Croton Point Park was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE OROS: Sewer District Modification: Correspondence regarding inclusion of a parcel in the Town of Cortlandt Manor into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District (Pierce Street, Cortlandt Manor) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Health, the Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity, the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Settlement of Lawsuit: Act authorizing the County to settle the lawsuit Gaynor v. County of Westchester et al was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE OROS: County Golf: Memorandum from Legislator Oros regarding the request of an audit and investigation of County Golf Courses was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Parks, the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Labor Agreement with the NYS Nurses Association: ACT 51-2005: Act approving certain financial terms and conditions of employment for County employees represented by the New York State Nurses Association for the period from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2005.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Lawsuit Settlement: ACT 52-2005: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the matter collectively referred to as the Gender Ban Litigation.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEES ON HOUSING & PARKS AND RECREATION: Ichabod’s Landing: ACT 53-2005: Act authorizing the County to 1) purchase 1.05 acres of property known as Ichabod’s Landing in the Village of Sleepy Hollow; and 2) convey a conservation easement over the property to NYS and/or to a qualified conservation organization.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEES ON HOUSING & PARKS AND RECREATION: : Ichabod’s Landing – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 54-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $900,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of an interest in riverfront land adjacent to the Ichabod’s Landing Development in the Village of Sleepy Hollow for recreational purposes (BLA01).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Correctional Complex – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 55-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in County bonds to finance the cost of continued waterproofing of exterior buildings at the County Correctional Complex (BCR5A).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: 85 Court Street – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 56-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in County bonds to finance the cost of exterior rehabilitation of the County office building located at 85 Court Street (B014A).

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following report and act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion FAILED by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 10.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano - 5.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Tarrytown Forcemain Replacement – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 57-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $150,000 in County bonds for the rehabilitation of the Tarrytown Forecemain (SY020).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Lawsuit Settlement: ACT 58-2005: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the lawsuit of Khan v. County of Westchester and Liberty Lines.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Operating Budget Amendment: ACT_____-2005: Act amending the 2005 County Operating Budget.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, the following item was Recommitted.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Bond Act – Medical Center Liability Claims: (BOND) ACT_____-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $4,500,000 in bonds to finance payments for various judgments and settled claims against the County in certain cases related to Westchester Medical Center.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, the following item was Recommitted.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 59-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 60-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget to adjust the financing of Capital Project A0025.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 61-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 62-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 63-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by including Capital Project A056B.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS, AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT: County Airport: ACT 64-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A050A.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS, AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT: County Airport: ACT 65-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation of Capital Project A0069.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS, AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT: County Airport: ACT 66-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS, AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT: County Airport: ACT 67-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 68-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A050B.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 69-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation of Capital Project A0084.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 70-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 71-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by creating a new Capital Project A095A.

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport: ACT 72-2005: 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).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: County Airport – Bond Act: BOND) ACT 73-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $100,000 in bonds to finance the cost of various security improvements at the County Airport (A095A).

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, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Lease Agreement: RES 43-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a lease agreement for space at the Metrocenter @ ipark in Yonkers. [Public Hearing set for April 11, 2005; at 10:30 a.m.; Local Law 3-2005.]

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

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: IMA-Prisoner Transportation: ACT 74-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Peekskill to provide reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: IMA-Prisoner Transportation: ACT 75-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon to provide prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: IMA-Prisoner Transportation: ACT 76-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Bedford to provide prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS & THE ENVIRONMENT: IMA-Wetlands Restoration: ACT 77-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Mamaroneck to restore village wetlands in the vicinity of the Mamaroneck harbor.

Mr. Kaplowitz and 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: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Airport Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 44-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Robert Dashow as a member of the County Airport Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Airport Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 45-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Hon. Peter DeMilio as a member of the County Airport Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Airport Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 46-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Robert Gilbert as a member of the County Airport Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Airport Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 47-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Edward Berman as a member of the County Airport Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 48-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Peter Ligouri as a member of the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEES ON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: CDBG Program: RES 49-2005: Resolution urging that Congress preserve the Community Development Block Grant Program.

Mrs. Bronz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

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.

MOTION TO REMOVE FROM THE TABLE: On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Pinto, the motion to remove the above-captioned item from the table was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 14.

NAY: Legislator: Maisano – 1.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following report and Local Law and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Local Law adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 14.

NAY: Legislator: Maisano - 1.

(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).

MOTION TO REMOVE FROM THE TABLE: On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Pinto, the motion to remove the above-captioned item from the table was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 14.

NAY: Legislator: Maisano – 1.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following report and Local Law and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Local Law adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie, – 14.

NAY: Legislator: Maisano - 1.

Women’s History Month: RES 42-2005: Resolution recognizing March as Women’s History Month.

Legislators Bronz, LaMotte, Myers, and Spreckman presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

(BOND) ACT: Bonding Legislation in the amount of $1,250,000 for the following Capital Project: Various Rides and Components (RP23A) to fund the cost of repair and restoration of the Dragon Coaster.

MOTION TO REMOVE FROM THE TABLE: On motion of Mr. Astorino, seconded by Mr. Maisano, the motion to remove the above-captioned item from the table FAILED by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano – 5.

NAY: Legislator: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Wishnie – 10.

Memorial Resolutions: RES 50-2005:

Mrs. Stewart Cousins: Miranda George, Josephine Walker.
Mr. Wishnie: John T. Rose, Thomas Linden.
Mr. Astorino and Mr. Rogowsky and All Legislators: John A. Passidomo.
Mr. Astorino: Martha Darling
Mrs. LaMotte: Joseph A. Arena, Portia Comunale, John Henry Reid, Peter Schavoir.
Mr. Pinto: Leonard Abbrescia, Connie Cassamassa, Maria DiRubba, Raymond A. Mirra, Leo Cary Rosenthal, Aloisia Stufano, Lena Weidenhamer, Sophia Olmstead.
Mr. Pinto and Mrs. Bronz: Dorothy Hill Eddins.
Mr. Pinto and Mr. Young: Samuel (Sam) Itri, Stephen Nigro.
Mr. Pinto, Mr. Young and Mrs. Spreckman: Frank Joseph Yannantuono.
Mr. Abinanti, Mr. Wishnie and Mrs. Bronz: John Murphy.
Mr. Maisano: Inez Romanello, Anne Prunesti, Rose Soriero.
Mrs. Spreckman: Theresa Rienzi

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.