MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


MAY 23, 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.

The roll call resulted as follows:

Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

Absent: None.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of May 9, 2005 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION AND SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLABLES: Amendment of County Law Chapter 826-A: LOCAL LAW INTRO 5-2005: Local Law amending Chapter 826-A of the Laws of Westchester County (Solid Waste Licensing Law).

Messrs. Rogowsky and Abinanti 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, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION AND SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLABLES: New County Law Section 261.71: LOCAL LAW INTRO 6-2005: Local Law adding a new Section 261.71 to the Laws of Westchester County (granting additional powers to the Commissioner of Health to refer matters to the Solid Waste Commission).

Messrs. Rogowsky and Abinanti 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, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Home Rule Request: RES 83-2005: Resolution requesting that the State Legislature pass S. 5179/A.6851 amending New York State Tax Law relating to the Westchester County Sales and Use Tax.

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

AYE: Legislators: Young, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 11.

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

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution appointing Lt. David W. Trancynger to the County Traffic Safety Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution appointing Karin Arrospide to the County IDA was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Living Wage Law: Local Law amending the County Living Wage Law regarding the provision of health insurance benefits was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Labor.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Constance Corbett to the County Citizens Consumer Advisory Council 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 Betty Lou Ward 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 Hon. Clinton Smith to the County Planning Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Long Term Care Insurance Plan: Act authorizing the County to participate in the New York State Public Employee and Retiree Long Term Care Insurance Plan was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

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: CDBG Funding: Act authorizing the County to enter into cooperation agreements to undertake the CDBG program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Level 3 Sex Offenders: Resolution from the Town of Mount Pleasant supporting county legislation prohibiting the housing of Level 3 Sex Offenders within one mile from a school was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: WCHCC Board of Directors: Resignation of Betsy Stern from the WCHCC Board, effective July 2005 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Regulation Tanning Facilities: Legislative memorandum in support of the regulation of tanning facilities within the County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: HONS. TOM ABINANTI & URSULA LAMOTTE: Cable Franchise Regulations: Correspondence from the North Salem Supervisor to the NYS Public Service Commission regarding cable franchise regulations was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Commercial Assessment Ratio: Resolution supporting state legislation establishing a commercial assessment ratio for use in tax review proceedings was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 128-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in bonds to finance the cost of reconstruction of certain steam and condensate lines at the Valhalla Campus (B004A).

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 129-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,800,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the County-owned Coachman Family Center in White Plains (BSS10).

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Lawsuit Settlement: ACT 130-2005: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the lawsuit of Barletta v. Tejeda 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, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: County Investment Policy: ACT 131-2005: Act establishing a revised County Investment Policy.

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: IMA- Scout Field: ACT 132-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into IMA’s to license the premises known as Scout Field to the City of Mount Vernon and Village of Bronxville.

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

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: Bond Act – Scout Field: (BOND) ACT 133-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $150,000 in bonds to finance the cost of improvements to Scout Field in the Bronxville area (RB02).

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

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 134-2005: Act amending the County 2005 Capital Budget by increasing the appropriation for the September 11th Memorial.

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Abinanti.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 135-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in bonds to finance the County’s share of the cost of construction of a September 11, 2001 Memorial at Kensico Dam in Valhalla (BPL22).

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Abinanti.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 136-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in bonds to finance the cost of construction of a new cart storage building at Dunwoodie Golf Course (RGC12).

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Astorino.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: David’s Island: ACT 126-2005: Act authorizing the County to execute a joint application with the City of New Rochelle to the State of New York for grant funding for remediation of environmental conditions at Davids Island.

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

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: David’s Island: RES 84-2005: Resolution authorizing certain items in connection with the remediation of Davids Island.

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Sewer District Modification: RES 85-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel in the Town of Cortlandt. [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; ACT 137-2005.]

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: IMA: RES 86-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Rye Brook whereby the County will lease the King Street Fields from the Village. [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 7-2005.]

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant: ACT 138-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with various municipalities for the administration of the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Abinanti.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Mutual Aide and Rapid Response Plan: RES 87-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the establishment of a Mutual Aid and Rapid Response Plan for area police departments. [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 8-2005.]

Mr. Wishnie presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT_____-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in bonds to finance White Plains Bus Terminal improvements (T0019).

The following item was “recommitted” under the Rules by Mr. Kaplowitz.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION: IMA: ACT 140-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into IMA’s with Westchester municipalities for the use of County-owned passenger shuttle vans for a term of 5 years.

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: WCC Campus Facilities Master Plan - Environmental: RES 88-2005: Resolution adopting the Statement of Findings under the FGEIS for the WCC Campus Facilities Master Plan.

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Astorino.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: WCC Campus Facilities Master Plan Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 141-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,002,000 in bonds to finance the cost of site improvements to the WCC campus (WCC52).

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Kaplowitz.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Terminal System Upgrade Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 139-2005: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in bonds to finance capital project A0083 Terminal System Upgrade (Ticket County “A0083”)

This item was placed on the agenda by unanimous consent.

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION & BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Home Rule Request: RES 89-2005: Resolution requesting that the State Legislature pass A.7161-A/S.4076-A in relation to a retirement plan for County correction officers.

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, Astorino, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION & BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Home Rule Request: RES 90-2005: Resolution requesting that the State Legislature pass A.5568-A/S.2758-A in relation to retirement and disability incurred in the performance of duty applicable to County D.A. investigators and providing for a heart disease presumption for such investigations.

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

NAY: None.

Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Home Rule Request: RES 91-2005: Resolution requesting that the State Legislature pass S.4523/A.7387 regarding soil and water conservation district board memberships.

Messrs. Rogowsky and Abinanti presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Soil & Water Conservation Board Appointment: RES 92-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of Stephen W. Coleman to the County Soil & Water Conservation Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Community Services Board Appointment: RES 93-2005: Resolution confirming the appointment of William Magwood to the County Community Services Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: African American Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 94-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of David Cheek to the County African American Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Citizens Consumer Advisory Council Reappointment: RES 95-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Andrew Kulak to the County Citizens Consumer Advisory Council.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Domestic Violence Council Reappointment: RES 96-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Gerard Mignone to the County Domestic Violence Council.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Domestic Violence Council Reappointment: RES 97-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Janet Walker to the County Domestic Violence Council.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Electrical Licensing Board Reappointment: RES 98-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Ralph Butler to the County Electrical Licensing Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Emergency Medical Services Board Reappointment: RES 99-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Susan Croll to the County Emergency Medical Services Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Emergency Medical Services Board Reappointment: RES 100-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Charles E. O’Connor to the County Emergency Medical Services Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Emergency Medical Services Board Reappointment: RES 101-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Chris Kalish to the County Emergency Medical Services Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Fire Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 102-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Michael DeVittorio to the County Fire Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Hispanic Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 103-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Carlos Bernard to the County Hispanic Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Hispanic Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 104-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Anita Delgado to the County Hispanic Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Hispanic Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 105-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Ximena Francella to the County Hispanic Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Hispanic Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 106-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Piero Olcese to the County Hispanic Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 107-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Rocco Circosta to the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 108-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Jesse Crell to the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 109-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of James Finch to the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 110-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of George Mottarella to the County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Planning Board Reappointment: RES 111-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Marcus Griffith to the County Planning Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Transportation Board Reappointment: RES 112-2005: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Donald Cecil to the County Transportation Board.

Mr. Pinto presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Public Hearing – County Agricultural District: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Resolution approving the inclusion of additional parcels of land within the County Agricultural District [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; RES 113-2005.]

Mr. Abinanti presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Expansion of Powers of Department of Emergency Services: RES 114-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law expanding the list of powers and duties of the Department of Emergency Services [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 9-2005.]

Mr. Wishnie presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Zone Pricing: RES 115-2005: Resolution supporting A.3856/S.973 which would prohibit zone pricing for gasoline.

Messrs. Abinanti and Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Emission Reductions: ACT 142-2005: Act requiring that all diesel-powered nonroad County vehicles operated by the County be powered by ultra low sulfur to reduce emissions.

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Abinanti.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Fuel Content Regulation: RES 116-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending County Law with respect to regulating the content of fuels. [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 10-2005.]

Messrs. Abinanti and Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Emission Reductions: ACT 143-2005: Act requiring that all diesel-powered onroad County vehicles operated by the County be powered by ultra low sulfur to reduce emissions.

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Abinanti.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Vehicle Idling Times: RES 117-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending County Law with respect to idling time of diesel powered vehicles. [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 11-2005.]

Messrs. Abinanti and Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Disposal of Cell Phones: RES 118-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law amending County Law with respect to the disposal of cellular telephones. [Public Hearing set for June 6, 2005; at 7:30 p.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 12-2005.]

Messrs. Abinanti and Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plans: RES 119-2005: Resolution supporting A.2099/S.241, which would offset the local costs of REP.

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mrs. LaMotte.

COMMITTEE ON LABOR: Apprenticeship Training Programs: RES 120-2005: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law requiring that County contractors have in place apprenticeships training agreements [Public Hearing set for __________, 2005; at _____.m; LOCAL LAW INTRO 13-2005.]

The following item was laid “over” under the Rules by Mr. Astorino.

COMMITTEES ON HEALTH AND SENIORS: Social Security: RES 121-2005 (AS AMENDED): Resolution urging Congress to maintain the current Social Security System.

Legislators Stewart-Cousins and Spreckman presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND CHAIR OF THE BOARD: Davids Island: ACT 127-2005: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with various agencies in connection with the assessment of the historic preservation value of the existing structures on Davids Island to be undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Abinanti presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Note: Mr. Oros was not present when the vote was taken.

Memorial Resolutions: RES 122-2005:

Mr. Kaplowitz: Elaine Roberts.
Mr. Pinto: Nick Ruzza
Mr. Alvarado: Louis Cordero Manzueta
Ms. Myers: Allen Shapiro

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.