MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


SEPTEMBER 20, 2004 (12:00 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: Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Young, - Chair – 16.

Absent: Oros - 1.

SPECIAL ORDER: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY AND HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: COMMUNICATION: Installment Tax Payments: Draft Local Law creating an option for local towns to collect partial payment for County property taxes was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

SPECIAL ORDER: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: COMMUNICATION: Itemized Costs in the County Tax Bill: Local Law itemizing the costs contained in the County’s tax bill was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION: Lease Agreement: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 16-2004: Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a lease agreement with Rudy’s Inflight Catering for space at the County Airport.

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: Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Young, - Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND PARKS: Bond Act – Firing Range: (BOND) ACT 175-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in bonds to finance estimates and plans for the construction of a new County firing range (BPS10).

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: Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Young, - Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

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

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Bond Act – Locking Facilities: Correctional Complex: (BOND) ACT 136-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $480,000 in bonds to finance the cost of plans and surveys for the replacement of locking systems in County correctional facilities (BCR14).

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the motion to Table this item was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Young, - Chair – 14.

NAY: Legislators: Mosiello, Wishnie – 2.

On motion of Mr. Wishnie, seconded by Mr. Kaplowitz, the motion to Remove this item from the Table was carried by the following vote:

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

NAY: Legislators: Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano – 3.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and 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: Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Young, - Chair – 12.

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

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION: Amendment to Retainer Agreement: ACT 178-2004: Act amending a retainer agreement with the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell regarding the Terminal Capacity Agreement at the County Airport.

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

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Bond Act – Hilltop Hanover Renovations: (BOND) ACT 180-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $900,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of facilities at the Hilltop Hanover Conservation and Resource Center (B0080).

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the following item was Tabled by a vote of 16-0.

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 181-2004: Act amending the 2004 Capital Budget regarding Hilltop Hanover renovations.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the following item was Tabled by a vote of 16-0.

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: For-Hire Vehicle Law: LOCAL LAW INTRO 13-2004: Local Law amending the definition of a taxicab as set forth in the County For-Hire Vehicle Law.

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

SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Medicaid Cap: RES 164-2004: Resolution calling upon New York State to make fundamental structural reforms to the Medicaid program, including capping the local share of Medicaid at 2003 base levels.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.
SPECIAL ORDER: COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Ethics Waiver: RES 165-2004: Resolution approving the request of Patricia Higgins for a waiver of Section 883.21(i)(3) of the Westchester County Code of Ethics to permit Patricia Higgins to accept a position as a paid consultant to the County.

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

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

NAY: Legislators: Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano – 3.


On MOTION of Legislator Young,
The Board adjourns.