MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
SPECIAL MEETING


DECEMBER 13, 2004 (1:00 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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

Absent: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Adoption of County Budget: ACT 236-2004: Adopting the Westchester County Budget and making appropriations for the conduct of County government for the year 2005.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented Act 236-2004. The Chair then opened debate on amendments from the floor.

The following is a true transcript of the floor amendments that were made and adopted, or made and defeated, as indicated with regard to the 2005 Proposed County Budget by the Westchester County Board of Legislators in Session on Monday, December 13, 2004.

1. A motion was made by Legislator Oros , seconded by Legislator Maisano , to delete from the Additions –Special Studies (522120) - $486,067.

2. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Additions, from the Contingency Fund, (531000) - Account 5100 - $4,000,0000.

3. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Social Services (220000) – Account 1400 – Overtime - $100,000.

4. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Social Services (220000) – Account 4420 – Technical Services - $250,000.

5. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Social Services (220000) – Account 5760 – MMIS Medical Assistance - $2,000,000.

6. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Social Services (220000) – Account 5880 – Child Welfare - $500,000.

7. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Health (270000) – Account 1010 – Annual Regular - $108,825.

8. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Health (270000) – Account 1400 – Overtime - $50,000.

9. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Health (270000) – Account 3530 – Medical Supplies - $25,000.

10. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Health (270000) – Account 5160 – Fleet Management - $50,000.

11. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) – Account 1010 – Annual Regular - $168,680.

12. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) - Account 3600 – Printing - $4,880.

13. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) – Account 3700 – Postage - $3,600.

14. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) – Account 4070 – Equipment Rental - $3,000.

15. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) – Account 4110 – Travel and Meals - $350.

16. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) – Account 4360 – Educational Training - $300.

17. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Tax Commission (360000) – Account 599 – All - $47,112.

18. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Miscellaneous Budget (520000) – Account 1650 – Retirement - $951,000.

19. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Miscellaneous Budget (520000) – Account 1651 – FICA - $675,000.

20. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Miscellaneous Budget (520000) – Account 1680 – Health Insurance - $2,937,750.

21. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget – Miscellaneous Budget (520000) – Account 2067 – Human Rights - $48, 412.

The motions above (Items1-21) failed by a vote of 6-11, with Legislators Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano, Mosiello, and Spreckman being recorded in the affirmative.

22. A motion was made by Legislator Oros, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Law Department (180000) – Litigation Division – Account 4923 - $240,000.

The motion failed by a vote of 4-13, with Legislators Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano being recorded in the affirmative.

23. A motion was made by Legislator Astorino, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Consumer Affairs (250000) – Account 1010 – (1) Inspector Grade IX position and (1) Office Assistant Grade VI position - $93,600.

The motion failed by a vote of 4-13, with Legislators Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano being recorded in the affirmative.

24. A motion was made by Legislator Astorino, seconded by Legislator Maisano, to delete from the Budget from the Department of Parks and Recreation, Playland Administration (425520) – Account 1010 – Annual Regular – (1) Program Administrator position and (1) Staff Assistant position - $118,751.

The motion failed by a vote of 4-13, with Legislators Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano being recorded in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, Act 236-2004, was presented as amended by the above floor amendments. The report was approved and the Act adopted, which motion was declared carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 13.

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

Mr. Kaplowitz moved, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, to reconsider the vote just taken in the hope that it be defeated, which motion was defeated, 13-4 with Legislators Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, and Maisano being recorded in the affirmative.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Fixing and Determining County and Special District Taxes: ACT 237-2004 (As Amended): Fixing and determining the amounts of the County and Special District Taxes for 2005 and levying such amounts upon the real property liable therefore.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, Act 237-2004, was presented as amended. The report was approved and the Act adopted, which motion was declared carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 13.

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

Mr. Pinto moved, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, to reconsider the vote just taken in the hope that it be defeated, which motion was defeated, 13-4 with Legislators Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, and Maisano being recorded in the affirmative.


On MOTION of Legislator Young,
The Board adjourns.