MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


AUGUST 9, 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, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

Absent: Latimer - 1.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of July 12, 2004 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING: 2004/2005 Westchester Community College Budget: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: ACT_____-2004: Act adopting the 2004/2005 Budget for Westchester Community College and making appropriations for the operation of the College.

There were 12 speakers.

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Courthouse Reconstruction Project: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: LOCAL LAW INTRO 11-2004: Local Law authorizing the County to: 1) execute amendments to the program documents for the County Courthouse Reconstruction Project; 2) execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dormitory Authority and the NYS Unified Court System; and 3) increase the authorization for the payment of Base Rent.

There were 6 speakers.

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Real Property Lease: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: LOCAL LAW INTRO 12-2004: Local Law amending a lease agreement with Continental Hosts at the Glen Island Casino.

There were no speakers.

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Taxicabs – For Hire Vehicle Law: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: LOCAL LAW INTRO 13-2004: Local Law with respect to the definition of a taxicab as set forth in the County For-Hire Vehicle Law.

There were no speakers.

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Mercury in Fish Advisory: COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION, PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND HEALTH: LOCAL LAW INTRO 14-2004: Local Law with respect to a “Mercury in Fish Advisory”.

There were 7 speakers.

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

PUBLIC HEARING: County Terminal Use Procedures: COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION AND TRANSPORTATION: LOCAL LAW INTRO 15-2004: Local Law codifying the County Terminal Use Procedures applicable to airlines providing service at the County Airport.

There were 4 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: Taxter Ridge Access: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: ACT 159-2004: Act authorizing the County to acquire an easement from the Holy Spirit Association for alternate access to Taxter Ridge.

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Astorino 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.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Intermunicipal Agreement: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of New Rochelle regarding reimbursement for prisoner transportation to the County jail was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Court Ordered Refunds: Information package of Court Ordered refunds to 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: Amendment to Lease Agreement: Local Law authorizing the County to amend a lease agreement with Galesi Enterprises was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Deborah Matysik as a member of the 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 Carmen Scaglione as a member of the County Domestic Violence 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 Scott McGuire as a member of the County Board of Plumbers 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 Daniel Sambol as a member of 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: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Joan Valenstein as a member of 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: WCC Campus Facilities Master Plan: Resolution adopting the Final GEIS for WCC’s Master Plan 1999 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: Transfer Resolution: Transfer resolution for funds between general classifications of accounts in the 2004 County Clerk Budget was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: WCC Teachers Contract: Act amending the 2003/2004 WCC Operating Budget for the purpose of increasing expense and revenue appropriations was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Gwenette Cort as a member of the 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: IMA: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Port Chester regarding Columbus Park 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: Payment via Internet Website: Act authorizing the County to accept payment for various fees, fines, penalties, charges, etc. via Internet website was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,200,000 in bonds to finance the Playland Roof Replacement Project (RP039) 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: Bond Act: Amended Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $8,885,000 in bonds to finance Forensic Addition – DNA (BLR04) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Sewer District Modification: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 2 parcels located in the Town of Cortlandt was laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Kaplowitz.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon for the implementation of a juvenile violent crime reduction program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Medicaid: Resolution from the Essex County Board of Supervisors opposing the cost shifting of mental hygiene state aide dollars to funding by Medicaid was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Affordable Housing: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor asking Town school districts to consider building affordable housing in Greenburgh on their school campuses was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: EPA Long Island Sound: Memorandum on recent articles referring to the EPA and Long Island Sound cleanup efforts was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOIS BRONZ: Forest Practice Board: Resolution from the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators regarding participation and support for Forest Practice Boards in New York State was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: Employee Termination: Correspondence from a former County employee regarding the circumstances of his termination was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments and the Committee on Labor.

COMMUNICATION: HON. JOSE ALVARADO: Forest City Ratner Project in Yonkers: Constituent correspondence expressing concerns about the Forest City Ratner development project in Yonkers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: Verizon: Letter from CWA Local 1103 opposing the sale of upstate telephone lines, with sample resolution was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs and the Committee on Labor.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE LATIMER: Metro North: Constituent letter regarding Metro North service and equipment was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: County Tax Code: Correspondence from the Town of North Salem Supervisor opposing legislation amending County tax law to allow installment payments by senior citizens was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Ashford Avenue Bridge: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor regarding plans to overhaul the Ashford Avenue Bridge was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the inclusion of 36 parcels of land from the Gomer Street Sewer District into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: 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 laid “over” under the rules by Mr. Young.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Compromise of Claim: Act authorizing the County Attorney to compromise the claim regarding the County’s right to be reimbursed for health care expenses was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Albany: Journal News editorial on the failures and potential cures for state government was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Albany: New York Times editorial on the failures and potential cures for state government was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Hallock’s Mill Water Treatment Plant: Correspondence from the Peekskill Democratic City Committee regarding upgrades to the Hallock’s Mill Water Treatment Plant was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, the Committee on Public Works, the Committee on Environment, the Committee on Health and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: Women’s Equality Day: Correspondence from the Women’s Equality Day (Reformed) Committee regarding use of the Legislative Rotunda was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Rules.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: NYS Computer Society: Correspondence from the NYS Computer Society regarding an offer of technology services to the Board of Legislators was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Technology.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Fire Safety House: Correspondence from the Bedford Fire Department asking for support of the Department’s Fire Safety House was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Cellular Tower Site: Correspondence from the Lewisboro Town Supervisor expressing concerns about the “Adams Hill” cellular Tower Site was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Partial Payment of Taxes: Correspondence from the Town of North Salem Receiver of Taxes opposing state legislation regarding the partial payment of property taxes was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: South County Trail: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor regarding a new link to the South County Trailway connecting Ardsley to Dobbs Ferry was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Parks and the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Resolution from the Village of Piermont opposing the relicensing 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. MARTY ROGOWSKY: Patriot Act: Correspondence from the League of Women Voters expressing concerns about the USA PATRIOT Act 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: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Vines on County Roadways: Press article forwarded by the Greenburgh Town Supervisor regarding the hazards of invasive vines was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: WCHCC: Act appointing 2 directors to the board of WCHCC was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOU MOSIELLO: Sewage Diversion: Correspondence from the Westchester NAACP opposing sewage diversion from Peekskill to Yonkers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment, the Committee on Health, the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, the Committee on Public Works and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. ROBERT ASTORINO: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Mt. Pleasant requesting the removal of 2 parcels from the Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewage Diversion: Constituent correspondence from the Westchester NAACP opposing sewage diversion from Peekskill to Yonkers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment, the Committee on Health, the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, the Committee on Public Works and the Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Ethics Waiver: Resolution requesting a waiver from the County Ethics Code permitting a County employee to accept a position as a paid consultant to the County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: HON. ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: Household Goods Registry: Memorandum from Legislator Stewart-Cousins on the establishment of a household goods registry for seniors was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Seniors and the Committee on Families.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: County Land: Correspondence from Legislator Abinanti to CE Spano regarding a 9.7 acre parcel of County land in Yorktown was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Courthouse Space Utilization and Floor Plan: Request from Legislator Abinanti for a formal Board session to review the space utilization and floor plans for the County Courthouse was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Courthouse Reconstruction Project: LOCAL LAW INTRO 11-2004: Local Law authorizing the County to: 1) execute amendments to the program documents for the County Courthouse Reconstruction Project; 2) execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dormitory Authority and the NYS Unified Court System; and 3) increase the authorization for the payment of Base Rent.

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

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: Amendment to Lease Agreement: LOCAL LAW INTRO 12-2004: Local Law amending a lease agreement with Continental Hosts at the Glen Island Casino.

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.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act – Road Rehabilitation: (BOND) ACT 162-2004: Bond Act amending Bond Act 128-1999 for a total issuance of $1,730,000 in bonds to finance infrastructure improvements to Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers (RB025).

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.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Sewer District Modification: RES 142-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 62 parcels located in the Town of Yorktown. [Public Hearing set for September 14, 2004; at 7:30 p.m; Act 164-2004.]

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

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act – Mamaroneck Sewer District: (BOND) ACT 165-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in bonds to finance rehabilitation of the Weaver Street Pump Station (SM075).

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.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, YOUTH AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: “Invest-in-Kids’ Program: ACT 166-2004 (As amended): Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with various municipalities for the provision of services under the County’s “Invest-in-Kids” 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, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

NAY: None.

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

On motion of Messrs. Kaplowitz and Astorino, the following item was recommitted.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PARKS: Bond Act – South County Trailway: (BOND) ACT 167-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $145,000 in bonds to finance the cost of design of Phase 5 of the South County Trailway (B0045).

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Astorino 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.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: 2004/2005 Westchester Community College Budget: ACT 163-2004: Act adopting the 2004/2005 Budget for Westchester Community College and making appropriations for the operation of the College.

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Report and Act which was laid which was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Young.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Compromise of Claim: ACT 168-2004: Act authorizing the County to compromise a claim against Moran Towing Corp. for losses sustained to the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION: Lease Agreement: RES 143-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law authorizing the County to enter into a lease agreement with Rudy’s Inflight Catering for space at the County Airport. [Public Hearing set for September 14, 2004; at 7:30 p.m.; Local Law Intro. 16-2004.]

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

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Intermunicipal Agreement: ACT 170-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Fairview Fire District for use of a foam trailer to suppress fires.

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

NAY: None.

COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act – Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant: (BOND) ACT 171-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance the Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Cellular Bulkhead Rehabilitation (SY037).

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.


COMMITTEES ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act – Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant: (BOND) ACT 172-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,300,000 in bonds to finance the Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Secondary Digester System Upgrade (SY022).

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.

COMMITTEES ON LEGISLATION, PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: ATM Registration: LOCAL LAW INTRO 10-2004: Local Law requiring the registration of certain automated teller machines.

Mr. 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, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 13.

NAY: Oros, Astorino, LaMotte – 3.


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

This item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Medicaid Cap: 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.

This item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Oros.

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

This item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Oros.

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Vehicle Contractor Display: 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.

This item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Rogowsky.

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Control and Regulation of Income Tax Preparers: LOCAL LAW INTRO 5-2004: Local Law with respect to the control and regulation of income tax preparers.

This item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mr. Maisano.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Community Services Board Appointment: RES 146-2004: Confirming the appointment of Carolyn S. Hedlund as a member of the County Community Services Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Community Services Board Appointment: RES 147-2004: Confirming the appointment of Dr. Virginia Lehman Susman as a member of the County Community Services Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Domestic Violence Council Reappointment: RES 148-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Camille Murphy 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: Labs and Research Board of Managers Appointment: RES 149-2004: Confirming the appointment of John J. Schesny as a member of the County Labs and Research Board of Managers.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Labs and Research Board of Managers Reappointment: RES 150-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Giulio Cavallo as a member of the County Labs and Research Board of Managers.

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

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Police Advisory Board Reappointment: RES 151-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Giulio Cavallo as a member of the County Police Advisory Board.

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 152-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Jim Cronk 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: Council for Seniors Reappointment: RES 153-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Gerry Griffiths 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: Council for Seniors Reappointment: RES 154-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Arthur Stampleman 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: Council for Seniors Reappointment: RES 155-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Lorenzo Brown 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: Soil and Water Conservation Board Appointment: RES 156-2004: Confirming the appointment of Marc S. Godick as a member of the County Soil and Water Conservation 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 Reappointment: RES 157-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Carla Glassman 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 158-2004: Confirming the appointment of Salvatore Lagonia 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 159-2004: Confirming the appointment of Karen Blumenthal as a member of the County Youth Board.

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

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Acquisition of Easement: 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.

This item was laid “OVER” under the rules by Mrs. LaMotte.

Memorial Resolutions: RES 160-2004:

Mr. Astorino and All Legislators: Michael Rovello
Mr. Astorino: Joanne McRobie.
Mr. Mosiello: Alfred Mosiello, Joseph Drexel.
Mrs. LaMotte: James H. Buzzetto.
Mr. Pinto: Antoinette Rossi, Dorothy Devanzo Curran, Leonardo DeLuca, Jerry Cesarini, Augie Nardone.
Mr. Wishine: Brian Fee, John McFadden.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Hazelle Capello.
Mr. Young: Belle Archer.
All Legislators: County Legislator Robert Hazzard.
Mrs. Bronz: Eileen Williams Johnson.
Mr. Maisano: Anthony W. Mingoia.
Mr. Oros: Eleanor Kavana.
Mr. Rogowsky, Mr. Maisano, and Mrs. LaMotte: Robert Fanelli, Sr.
Mr. Rogowsky: Boris Feinman.
Mr. Ryan: Anthony Felliciotto.

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