MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


NOVEMBER 22, 2004 (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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

Absent: None.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of November 8, 2004 (Regular Meeting) and November 15, 2004 (Special Meeting) be approved – Carried.

Mr. Young moved to suspend the regular order of business for the purpose of holding four public hearings – Carried.

The Clerk presented proof of publication of notice of the Public Hearings and read the rules for their conduct.

PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: 204-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 2 parcels located in the Town of Cortlandt.

There were no speakers.

No other person wishing to be heard, Mr. Young declared the Public Hearing closed.

PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: ACT 205-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 26 parcels located in the Town of Yorktown.

There were no speakers.

No other person wishing to be heard, Mr. Young declared the Public Hearing closed.

PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: ACT 206-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Town of Yorktown.

There were no speakers.

No other person wishing to be heard, Mr. Young declared the Public Hearing closed.

PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS & LEGISLATION: Itemization of Costs in the County Tax Bill: LOCAL LAW INTRO 20-2004: Local Law allowing the County to itemize costs contained in the County’s Tax Bill.

There were two 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: Bond Act – Mohansic Golf Course: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS & RECREATION: (BOND) ACT 203-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $250,000 in bonds to finance the cost of surveys and plans for planning improvements at Mohansic Golf Course (RGC05).

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

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Transfer Resolution: Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds in the Office of the County Clerk 2004 Budget was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Mortgage Tax Receipts: Act authorizing the Commissioner of Finance to pay mortgage tax receipts to cities, towns and villages was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 2005 County Budget: Act fixing and determining the amounts of the County and Special District Taxes for 2005 and levying such amounts upon the real property liable therefore was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 2005 County Budget: Act adopting the 2005 County Budget and making appropriations for the conduct of the County Government for the year 2005 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 Edward Cullen to the County Board of Plumbing Examiners 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 Generoso Romano to the County Council for Seniors 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 Juliette Brisman 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. Eileen Pilla 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: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Harry Bright 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: Property Acquisition: Act authorizing the County to acquire .15 acre of land in Ossining for general municipal purposes was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Wetlands Restoration: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Mamaroneck to undertake restoration of wetlands was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $472,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Blind Brook Treatment Plant and District Security (SBB77) 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 $161,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Hutchinson Valley Sewer District – Pump Station Security (SH077) 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 $660,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Mamaroneck Treatment Plant and District Security (SMO77) 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 $610,000 in bonds to finance the following project: New Rochelle Treatment Security Project (SNR77) 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 $696,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Ossining Sewer District Security Project (S0S77) 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 $555,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Port Chester Wastewater Treatment Plant Security (SPC77) 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 $681,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Peekskill Sewer District Security Project (SPK77) 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 $268,000 in bonds to finance the following project: North Yonkers Pump Station (SPS77) 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 $112,000 in bonds to finance the following project: Saw Mill District Security Project (SSM77) 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: Budget Amendment: Act amending the 2004 County Operating Budget for the purpose of amending and transferring appropriations within county departments was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

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: HON. TOM ABINANTI: 2005 State Legislative Package: Memorandum from Legislator Abinanti requesting items for the 2005 State Legislative Package was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Livingston Manor Affordable Housing Project: Forwarding a memorandum from the County Attorney regarding the Livingston Manor affordable housing project in Dobbs Ferry was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE LATIMER: Spill on Theodore Fremd Avenue in Rye: Correspondence from NYS DEC to the Director of Economic Development regarding County-owned property in the City of Rye was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and the Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Stewart Air National Guard Base: Resolution from the Rockland County Legislature opposing the possible closure of the Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA G. LAMOTTE: Eastern Westchester Biotic Corridor: Correspondence from the Town of Pound Ridge regarding the creation of an Eastern Westchester Biotic Corridor was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Disclosure Requirements for Income Tax Preparers: Legislative memorandum in support of an amendment to recent law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Pesticide Notification: Legislative memorandum in support of an amendment to recent law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION COUNTY ATTORNEY: Commencement of Legal Action: Act authorizing the initiation of lawsuits against 239 former students of WCC seeking monetary judgments was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION COUNTY ATTORNEY: Legal Retainer: Act authorizing the County to retain the law firm of Hayt, Hayt & Landau to provide legal collection services was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

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

COMMUNICATION HON. TOM ABINANTI: Methane to Markets: Release from the EPA regarding the Methane to Markets Partnership was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Handgun Licensing: Constituent correspondence regarding the process for obtaining a handgun license in Westchester County 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 HONS. GEORGE LATIMER & MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Water Rates: Communication regarding Water rates for Rye and Rye Brook residents from Aquarion Water Company 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. GEORGE LATIMER: Mamaroneck Village Bus: Communication from the Mamaroneck Village Manager requesting lease of a used shuttle bus from Westchester County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION HON. GEORGE LATIMER: Flooding – Larchmont Village: Communication from the Mayor of Larchmont regarding flooding in the Pine Brook area of the Village of Larchmont was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION HON. TOM ABINANTI: Gift Certificate Legislation: Proposed legislation to protect Westchester consumers against unethical gift certificate policies was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION HON. TOM ABINANTI: Medicaid Tax Bill Line: Memorandum expressing opposition to itemizing the County tax bill was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification – Environmental: RES 209-2004: Resolution finding no significant impact on the environment by the addition of 2 parcels of property into Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.
COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: Act 204-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 2 parcels located in the Town of Cortlandt.

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: ACT 205-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 26 parcels located in the Town of Yorktown.

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS AND CULTURAL & ETHNIC DIVERSITY: Sewer District Modification: ACT 206-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Town of Yorktown.

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS & RECREATION: Bond Act – Playland: (BOND) ACT_____-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,200,000 in bonds to finance the Playland Roof Replacement Project (RP039).

On motion of Mr. Astorino, the following item was recommitted.
COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS & RECREATION: Property Conveyance- Environmental: RES 210-2004: Resolution finding no significant impact on the environment from the conveyance of 2 County-owned parcels to the Town of Ossining.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted by a vote of 16-0. Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.
COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS & RECREATION: Property Conveyance: ACT 211-2004: Act authorizing the conveyance of 2 County-owned parcels for park and municipal recreation purposes to the Town of Ossining.

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND HOUSING: Division Street Affordable Housing Project: ACT 214-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson for public improvements associated with the Division Street Affordable Housing Project and to accept a related grant.

Legislators Kaplowitz and Bronz 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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: Mosiello - 1.


COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND HOUSING: Division Street Affordable Housing Project – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 215-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $345,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements related to the Division Street Affordable Housing Project.

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: Mosiello - 1.


COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND HOUSING: Division Street Affordable Housing Project: ACT 212-2004: Act authorizing the County to purchase and convey .62 acres of real property in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson for purposes of providing affordable rental housing.

Legislators Kaplowitz and Bronz 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, Maisano, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 13.

NAY: Oros, Astorino, Mosiello - 3.

Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND HOUSING: Division Street Affordable Housing Project – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 213-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $390,000 in bonds to finance the cost of land acquisition in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson in relation to the Division Street Affordable Housing Project.

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, Latimer, Maisano, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 14.

NAY: Oros, Mosiello.

Mr. Astorino was not present when the vote was taken.

Recreational Area Improvements at Playland – Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 182-2004: Authorizing the issuance of $1,250,000 in bonds to finance the cost of recreational area improvements at Playland Park (RP23A).

The motion by Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Rogowsky to remove the above-captioned item from the table was carried by the following vote:

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

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

Mr. Latimer was not present when the vote was taken.

On motion of Mr. Astorino, the following item was recommitted.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: WCHCC: RES 211-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a Third Amendment to the Transition Agreement with WCHCC to increase the amount of Credit Support in 2005 & 2006. [Public Hearing set for December 13, 2004; at 10:30 a.m; Local Law Intro 21-2004.]

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

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Transfer Resolution: RES_____-2004: Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds between general classifications of accounts in the 2004 Department of Public Works Budget.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, the following item was recommitted.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 216-2004: Act amending the County 2004 Capital Budget.

The following item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Oros.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Bond Act – Mount Vernon Office Complex: (BOND) ACT 217-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $3,400,000 in bonds to finance the partial reconstruction of the County-owned Mount Vernon Office Building (BGS03).

The following item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Kaplowitz.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: Property Sublease: RES 212-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a sublease with WCHCC for space at Cedarwood Hall. [Public Hearing set for December 13, 2004; at 10:30 a.m; Local Law Intro 22-2004.]

Mrs. Stewart-Cousins presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY: Physical and Sexual Abuse Assessments: ACT 218-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC shall provide comprehensive physical and sexual abuse assessments of children alleged to be victims of abuse.

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.


COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY: Inmate Housing: ACT 219-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with various municipalities regarding the housing of inmates.

Mr. Wishnie 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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY: Bond Act – Computer Hardware: (BOND) ACT 220-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition and installation of computer hardware and software in various County facilities (BIT06).

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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC SAFETY & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Prisoner Transportation Services: ACT 221-2004: Act amending an IMA with the City of Peekskill for prisoner transportation services.

Mr. Wishnie 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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC SAFETY & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Prisoner Transportation Services: ACT 222-2004: Act amending an IMA with the City of New Rochelle for prisoner transportation services.

Mr. Wishnie 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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Technical Rescue: RES 213-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County to expand the list of powers and duties of the Department of Emergency Services to establish a technical rescue team. [Public Hearing set for December 13, 2004; at 10:30 a.m; Local Law Intro23-2004.]

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

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Farmland Protection Plan - Environmental: RES 214-2004: Resolution finding no adverse impact on the environment from the approval of the Westchester County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.

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

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Farmland Protection Plan: RES 215-2004: Resolution approving the Westchester County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.

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

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Farmland Protection Plan: RES 216-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Resolution to consider additional parcels of land to be added to the Westchester County Agricultural District No. 1 [Public Hearing set for December 13, 2004; at 10:30 a.m; Resolution 217-2004.]

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

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Claims Settlement: ACT 223-2004: Act authorizing the County Attorney to settle the outstanding and anticipated claims of NYS DEC at the County-owned waste water treatment plants which discharge into Long Island Sound by ratifying an Order of Consent.

Messrs. Abinanti and 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, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Mosiello, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 12.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Latimer, Maisano, Pinto, Rogowsky - 5.

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING: Affordable Housing Action Plan: RES 218-2004: Resolution supporting the County Affordable Housing Action Plan.

The following item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Wishnie.
COMMITTEES ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND FAMILIES: Westchester County Family Court: RES 219-2004: Resolution urging the Unified Court System’s Office of Court Administration to keep open all existing branches of the Westchester County Family Court.

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

Memorial Resolutions: RES 220-2004:

Mr. Wishnie: Charles Edson Sherwood,
Mr. Wishnie and Mr. Pinto: Bill Smith.
Mr. Wishnie and All Legislators: Kevin Gorey.
Mr. Latimer: Leslie N. Landes, Thomas Fung, Timothy Stavrides, Charles Wielgus, Bernard Curry.
Ms. LaMotte: Josephine Cerbone.
Mr. Abinanti and Mrs. Bronz: Richard S. Milbauer.
Mr. Pinto: Jennie DeMaria, John Varicchio.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins and Mr. Young: Donald Edwards.
Mr. Astorino: William McCarthy

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.