MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


SEPTEMBER 14, 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 August 9, 2004 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Sewer District Modification: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: ACT 164-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 62 parcels located in the Town of Yorktown.

There were 2 speakers.

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Lease Agreement: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION: 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.

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: Sewer District Modification: COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the inclusion of 5,000 parcels of land from the Hallock’s Mill Sewer District into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works and Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Sewer District Modification: COMMUNICATION: COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 2 parcels located in the Town of Cortlandt was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works and Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Patriot Act: COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION & PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: RES 141-2004: Resolution urging the repeal of certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.

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

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

NAY: Legislator: Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano, Mosiello, Spreckman – 6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Medicaid Cap: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: RES 144-2004: 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Overburden Aid: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: RES 145-2004: Resolution calling upon the state legislature to reject proposed Overburden Aid reductions for mental health services.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Vehicle Contractor Display: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: LOCAL LAW INTRO 6-2004: Local Law requiring that all motor vehicles operated by landscapers or gardeners display the landscaper or gardener’s name and address.

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

AYE: Legislators: Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 9.

NAY: Legislators: Young, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman – 8.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Control and Regulation of Income Tax Preparers: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: LOCAL LAW INTRO 9-2004: Local Law with respect to the disclosure requirements of income tax preparers.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following report and Local Law and moved 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, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 12.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman – 5.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Acquisition of Easement: COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: ACT 173-2004: Act authorizing the County to acquire an easement across a parcel of property in the City of Mount Vernon in order to maintain a section of a County-owned sewer line.

On motion of Mr. Maisano, the following item was “Tabled” to the meeting of September 27, 2004 by a vote of 17-0.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: : Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Diana Palmer Burruss as a member of the Westchester County African American 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 Dr. Monica A. Scantlebury as a member of the Westchester County African American 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 Dr. Merville C. Marshall, Jr. as a member of the Westchester County African American 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 Mildred Roldan-Marin, Ph.D. as a member of the Westchester 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: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Yolanda Infante as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic 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 Goody Sculky as a Legislative District #6 representative member of the Westchester 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: Bond Act: Amended Bond Act authorizing the County to issue bonds in the total amount of $1,500,000 to finance the New Rochelle Sewer District Pump Station Rehabilitation Project (SNR75) 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: Property Conveyance: Act conveying 2 County-owned parcels for park use to the Town of Ossining 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: Regional Emergency Medical Services Mutual Aid Agreement: Local Law authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, for participation in the Regional Emergency Medical Services Mutual Aid Agreement was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Health, and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

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: Itemized Costs in the County Tax Bill: Local Law itemizing the costs contained in the County’s tax bill was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Young.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Salary and Benefit Protection for County Workers in the Military: Act extending for 6 months the effective date for certain salary and benefits protection for County officers and employees who are members of the Ready Reserve was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: AWOL Machine Prohibition: Local Law prohibiting the purchase, sale or possession of alcoholic beverage vaporizer machines was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, and the Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Transportation Audit: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor regarding a transportation audit/management review was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Transportation and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOU MOSIELLO: Sewage Diversion: Correspondence from the Yonkers City Council opposing any additions to the current sewage flow to the Yonkers wastewater treatment plant was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity, Committee on Environment and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Commencement of Lawsuit: Act requesting authorization to commence a lawsuit to evict Leading Edge Interiors from County owned property was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: County Airport: Constituent correspondence urging action to protect drinking water by adopting a no-expansion policy at the County Airport was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE OROS: Sewage Diversion: Resolution from the City of Peekskill opposing the proposal by the Town of Yorktown to divert sewage to the Peekskill Sewage Treatment Plant was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity, Committee on Environment and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Facility Use Rules: Memorandum from Legislator Abinanti regarding Board policy for use of legislative offices was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Rules.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE LATIMER: Right of First Refusal – City of Rye: Letter from Sal Carrera to Rye City Mayor Steve Otis regarding the right of first refusal on a parcel in the City of Rye was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE LATIMER: Pedestrian Safety – Palmer Avenue, Mamaroneck: Letter from the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Traffic Commissioners regarding pedestrian issues on Palmer Avenue Public Works and Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Ridge Hill Development: Correspondence from the Village Manager of Hastings-on-Hudson expressing concerns about the Ridge Hill Development Project was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LA MOTTE: Peach Lake: Correspondence from the New York City DEP regarding the Peach Lake wastewater study was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the City of New Rochelle requesting the removal of a parcel of land from the New Rochelle Sanitary Sewer District (38 Premium Point) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Installment Tax Payments: Draft Local Law creating an option for local towns to collect partial payment for County property taxes was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Young.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the addition of sixteen parcels into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, and the Committee on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Westchester Food-Patch: Correspondence from the Westchester Food Bank regarding a 2005 budget request for partial funding was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Medicaid: Correspondence from the County of Fulton regarding a request for federal legislation calling for a state takeover of local Medicaid costs was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Child Fatality Report: Child fatality report from the NYS Office of Children & Family services concerning the death of a child in Westchester was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Committee on Families.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: County Courthouse Complex: Request from Legislator Abinanti that the BOL hold a formal session to review the space utilization plans proposed for the County Courthouse complex was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: TASC Program: Constituent 2005 budget request regarding the County TASC Program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Resolution from the County of Hudson, NJ, calling for the immediate closure of Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Resolution from the Town of Harrison, NJ, calling for the immediate closure of Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Department of Emergency Services: Correspondence from the County Volunteer Fireman’s Association requesting the expansion of the powers of the County Department of Emergency Services was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: South County Trailway: Constituent correspondence regarding lack of maintenance on the South County Trailway was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Parks.

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

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Medicaid: Resolution from the Hamilton County Legislature urging federal intervention to avoid a fiscal crisis in New York due to the Medicaid program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Inmate Costs: Press article regarding the increasing trend of making inmates pay the partial cost of their incarceration was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Forensic Science Lab: Correspondence from the District Attorney regarding the forensic science laboratory was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Nancy Seligson to the County Board of Health was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS & PUBLIC WORKS: Sewer District Modification – Environmental: RES 161-2004: Resolution finding no significant impact on the environment from the return of 62 parcels of property into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District.

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

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS & PUBLIC WORKS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 164-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 62 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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 17.

NAY: None.
COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS & 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.

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Amendment to Lease Agreement: RES 162-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a Local Law authorizing the County to amend a Lease Agreement with Rotterdam Ventures for the lease of real property. {Public Hearing set for September 27, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.; Local Law Intro. 17-2004.

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: Juvenile Violent Crime Reduction Program: ACT 174-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon regarding the implementation of a juvenile violent crime reduction program.

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.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 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).

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & 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).

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Prisoner Transportation to the County Jail: ACT 176-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of New Rochelle regarding reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the County Jail.

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 TRANSPORTATION: Bond Act – Site Work Development, County Airport: (BOND) ACT 177-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $300,000 in bonds to finance funding for site work associated with the construction of Taxiway L at the County Airport (A0087).

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 AND 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.

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.
COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act – Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Primary System Rehabilitation: (BOND) ACT 179-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,750,000 for the Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Primary System Rehabilitation Project (SY023).

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 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).

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mrs. Stewart-Cousins.
COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment – Hilltop Hanover Renovations: ACT 181-2004: Capital Budget Amendment with regard to the Hilltop Hanover renovations.

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mrs. Stewart-Cousins.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Bond Act – Various Rides and Components at Playland Park: (BOND) ACT 182-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,250,000 in bonds to finance the cost of recreational area improvements at Playland Park (RP23A).

On motion of Mr. Pinto this item was “Tabled” by the following vote:

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

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

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Bond Act – Environmental: RES 163-2004: Resolution finding no significant impact on the environment from the construction of a storage building at the Yonkers Joint Waste Water Treatment Plant.

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

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Bond Act – Yonkers Joint Waste Water Treatment Plant: (BOND) ACT 183-2004: Bond Act amending Bond Act 97-2002 authorizing the issuance of an additional $3,900,000 in bonds to finance the design and construction of a storage facility at the Yonkers Joint Waste Water Treatment Plant (SY013).

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.
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.

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.
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.

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Domestic Violence Council Reappointment: RES 166- 2004: Confirming the reappointment of Carmen Scaglione as a member of the County Domestic Violence Council.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Hispanic Advisory Board Appointment: RES 167-2004: Confirming the appointment of Leo Leiderman as a member of the County Hispanic Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Board of Plumbing Examiners Reappointment: RES 168-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Scott McGuire as a member of the County Board of Plumbing Examiners.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Council for Seniors Reappointment: RES 169-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Daniel Sambol as a member of the County Council for Seniors.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: RES 170-2004: Confirming the appointment of Sumi M. Mitsudo-Koide as a member of the County Women’s Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: RES 171-2004: Confirming the appointment of Deborah Matysik as a member of the County Women’s Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: RES 172-2004: Confirming the appointment of Gwenette E. Cort as a member of the County Women’s Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 173-2004: Confirming the appointment of Maria Simonetti as a member of the County Youth Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 174-2004: Confirming the appointment of Mayra Rodriguez as a member of the County Youth Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Reappointment: RES 175-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Joan Valenstein as a member of the County Youth Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Pest Management Committee Appointment: RES 176-2004: Confirming the appointment of Rick Harper as a member of the County Pest management Committee.

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

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.

The following item was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.

COMMITTEES ON HEALTH & BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 184-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCCwhereby WCHCC shall provide medical services to Department of Health employees for exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Mrs. Stewart-Cousins 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 TRANSPORTATION AND LEGISLATION: Terminal Use Procedures: LOCAL LAW INTRO 15-2004: Local Law codifying the County Terminal Use Procedures applicable to all airlines providing service at the County Airport.

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

NAY: None.

Memorial Resolutions: RES 177-2004:

Mrs. Spreckman & Mr. Mosiello: Josephine Calvi, Charles T. E. Sprague.
Mrs. Spreckman, Mr. Mosiello, Mrs. Stewart-Cousins, and Mr. Abinanti: Dominick J. Iannacone.
Mr. Kaplowitz: Lou Schwartz, Rebecca Glantz, Paul Charry, Adolph Blum, Geraldine Lichtman, Richard Charles Graham, , Dorothy A. Bergamine.
Mr. Kaplowitz and Mrs. Bronz: George A. Mullins.
Mr. Wishnie: James Conway, Sr., Edgar E. Pyatt, Bertice L. Mansfield.
Mr. Wishnie and All Legislators: Sandy Fried.
Mr. Alvarado: Ada Familia, Wally Filpo, Laures James Williams.
Mr. Abinanti, Mr. Latimer, Mrs. Stewart-Cousins, Mr. Kaplowitz, and Mr. Maisano: Ralph Martinelli,
All Legislators: Beryl Stewart.
Mr. Rogowsky: Ruth K. Hall
Mrs. LaMotte: Lawrence H. Roberts, Helen Sirignano
Mr. Maisano: Joseph McLean Nouss, Mary Ann Cittadino, Frank J. Manganelli, Jerry Joseph Dewire, Joseph Monteleone, Mary Jane Kellard, Louis Luciano, Jr., Mary Casali.
Mr. Maisano and Mr. Latimer: Lawrence F. Talt.
Mr. Astorino: Catharine Francese, Eric Linder, Marie Johnson, Eugene Edward Glardon.
Mr. Pinto: Rose Ornstein, Robert John Heinzinger, James R. Croughan, Mrs. Eckert.
Mrs. Bronz: Grant Reynolds.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Letha M. Holt.
Mr. Astorino and Mr. Pinto: Marco DelNero.
Mr. Abinanti, Mrs. Bronz and Republican Caucus Members: David Kreiness.
Mr. Astorino and All Legislators: PFC Kevin Cuming
Mr. Maisano and Mr. Abinanti: Francis W. Grosso, Sr.
Mr. Maisano and Mr. Pinto: James Cleary.

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.