MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

APRIL 13, 2004 (7:00 P.M.)

The CountyBoard 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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

Absent: LaMotte, Wishnie - 2.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of March 22, 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: COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: ACT 52-2004: 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: Sewer District Modification:

COMMITTEEON PUBLIC WORKS AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: ACT 53-2004: 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 moved to close the Public Hearing and resume the regular order of business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Control and Regulation of Income Tax Preparers: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: RES 32-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law with respect to the control and regulation of tax preparers. [Public Hearing set for May 10, 2004; at 7:30 p.m.; Local Law Intro 5-2004.]

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Capital Budget Amendment: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: ACT 58-2004: Act amending the County 2004 Capital Budget for SM092 Nutrient Removal.

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 13.

NAY: Rogowsky - 1.

Mr. Abinanti was out for the vote.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Nutrient Removal: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: (BOND) ACT 59-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance the design and construction of a Nutrient Removal System in the Mamaroneck Valley Sanitary Sewer System (SM092).

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 13.

NAY: Rogowsky - 1.

Mr. Abinanti was out for the vote.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Capital Budget Amendment: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: ACT 60-2004: Act amending the County 2004 Capital Budget for SNR93 Nutrient Removal.

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 13.

NAY: Rogowsky - 1.

Mr. Abinanti was out for the vote.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – Nutrient Removal: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: (BOND) ACT 61-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 in bonds to finance the design and construction of a Nutrient Removal System in the New Rochelle Sanitary Sewer System (SNR93).

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 13.

NAY: Rogowsky - 1.

Mr. Abinanti was out for the vote.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Medicaid Cap: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: RES 33-2004: Resolution calling upon New YorkState to make fundamental structural reform to the Medicaid program, including capping the local share of Medicaid at the 2003 base levels.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bond Act – CountyCenter: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: (BOND) ACT 54-2004: Bond Act amending Bond Acts 43-2001 and 43-2002 in relation to partial reconstruction of the CountyCenter, and the authorizing issuance of bonds in the aggregate amount of $1,200,000 (RCC04).

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Abinanti was out for the vote.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Electrical Licensing Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Dennis McSpedon as a member of the County Electrical Licensing Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Transfer Resolution: Resolution authorizing a funds transfer in the 2003 Sewer and Water District Budgets was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: 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: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Sewer District Modification: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Town of Somers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Traffic Safety Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Thomas Belfiore as a member of the County Traffic Safety Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Charles Jennings as a member of the County Emergency Services Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Community Services Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Dean Harlam as a member of the County Community Services Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Marie Rossi as a member of the CountyWomen’s Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Nell Taylor as a member of the CountyWomen’s Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Reina Schiffrin as a member of the CountyWomen’s Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Janet Walker as a member of the CountyWomen’s Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Local Conditional Release Commission: Resolution confirming the appointment of Peter A. Viviano as a member of the County Local Conditional Release Commission was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Fire Advisory Board: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Daniel Raftery as a member of the County Fire Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Police Board: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Lawrence Graham as a member of the County Police Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board: Resolution confirming the appointment of Stephen J. Nardozzi as member of the County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Domestic Violence Council: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Robin Bauer as a member of the County Domestic Violence Council was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Domestic Violence Council: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Kimberly Thomsen as a member of the County Domestic Violence Council was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Assignment of Lease: Local Law authorizing the County to consent to an assignment of a lease agreement with United Skyport Corp. to Jet Equity was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Intermunicipal Agreement: Act authorizing the County to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Cortlandt whereby the County will participate in the Town’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Council for Seniors Reappointment: Confirming the reappointment of Jean Schwartz 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: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond

Act authorizing the issuance of $2,075,000 in bonds to finance the County Clerk Document Preservation Scanning Project (BCC02) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $127,000 in bonds to finance DOT Maintenance and Supervisory Vehicles acquisition (T016A) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Transportation.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in bonds to finance Croton Point Ball Fields II (RCP7E) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $100,000 in bonds to finance General Infrastructure Dams and Bridges (RGIP8) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $540,000 in bonds to finance Kensico Dam Plaza Infrastructure (RKD01) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works and Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $315,000 in bonds to finance Lasdon Maintenance Facility (RLAS3) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works and Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: Confirming the appointment of the Hon. Cecile Singer as a member of the CountyWomen’s Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in bonds to finance Mamaroneck Waste Water Treatment Plant Outfall Jetty Rehabilitation (SM002) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,240,000 in bonds to finance Port Chester Treatment Plant Performance Maintenance (SPC01) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Yonkers Waste Water Treatment Plant Automatic Skimming System (SY006) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $825,000 in bonds to finance Yonkers Waste Water Treatment Plant (SY009) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $5,200,000 in bonds to finance Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Secondary Digester System Upgrade (SY022) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,200,000 in bonds to finance Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Primary System Rehabilitation (SY023) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $3,900,000 in bonds to finance Yonkers Waste Water Treatment Plant Storage Building (SY013) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Cellular Bulkhead Rehabilitation (SY037) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $4,000,000 in bonds to finance Sprout Brook Ash Disposal (RD003) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $850,000 in bonds to finance Haulage Vehicles (RD009) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: For-Hire Vehicle Law: Local Law amending the definition of a “taxicab” with respect to the County For-Hire Vehicle Law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: County Clerk Transfer Resolution: Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds in the office of the CountyClerk was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Enhanced E-911 Surcharge Funds: Act authorizing the expenditure of Enhanced 911 surcharge funds for the operation of the E-911 system was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Amendment of Lease Agreement: Act authorizing the County to amend a license agreement with WCHCC was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: West End 2000 – New Rochelle: Act authorizing the county to enter into an amended agreement with the City of New Rochelle and other parties regarding the West End 2000 Project was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the County to issue $3,150,000 in bonds to finance infrastructure improvements related to the West End 2000 Project was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Housing.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Timothy’s Law: Press editorial on Timothy’s Law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Unfunded State Mandates: Resolution from the GreeneCounty legislature supporting NYS legislation (A.1757/S.675) prohibiting unfunded state mandates was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Resolution from the Town of Bedford opposing the re-licensing of Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Resolution from the Village of Irvington opposing the re-licensing of Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Correspondence from the Town of Blooming Grove Supervisor in support of Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. BILL RYAN: National Blue Wave Campaign: Correspondence from the Clean Beaches Council regarding the National Blue Wave Campaign and certification was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Committee on Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. BILL RYAN: Patriot Act: Correspondence from the Westchester Library System supporting an enclosed resolution concerning the USA Patriot Act was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. BILL RYAN: Electrical Licensing Board: Correspondence from the Westchester County Licensed Electrical Contractors Association regarding the low voltage license law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designating John E. Jackson as Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Emergency Services was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Budget Gap Fund: Press article on the creation of a voluntary public fund to be used for county finances was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Smoking Ban: Press article on the impact of the smoking ban law in New York City was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment, Committee on Legislation and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Indian Point: Resolution from the Village of Rye Brook opposing the re-licensing of Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE OROS: CountyTaxes: Resolution from the Town of Cortlandt protesting the recent County tax increase was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE OROS: 10 Acre Parcel in Cortlandt: Correspondence from Joseph LoCascio regarding client property adjacent to County-owned property in Cortlandt was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANT: Indian Point: Correspondence from the NRC regarding spent fuel storage at Indian Point was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy, Committee on Environment and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Agriculture and Markets Law: Memorandum from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets regarding land owner requests for inclusion of land in an existing certified agricultural district was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Ruth Taylor Institute: Memorandum requesting that the appropriate committee examines termination procedure for Ruth Taylor Institute employees was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Labor and Committee on Health.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Unfunded State Mandates: Resolution from the OrangeCounty legislature supporting NYS legislation (A.1757/S.675) prohibiting unfunded state mandates was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Indian Point: Forwarding a certified copy of a resolution adopted by the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees calling on the NRC to reject the re-licensing of Indian Point 2 and 3 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and Committee on Environment.

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE LATIMER: SaxonWoodsPark: Correspondence from the Mamaroneck Town Supervisor regarding a proposal for athletic fields at SaxonWoodsPark was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Parks and Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ AND THOMAS ABINANTI: Commuter Rail Line: Constituent correspondence regarding a third rail line into Northern Westchester was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Committee on Community Affairs.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Extension of Benefits for Military Service: ACT 62-2004: Act amending CountyLaw to extend for an additional 6 months certain salary and benefits protection for County officers and employees who are members of the Ready Reserve.

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Abinanti out for the vote.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 63-2004: Act amending the County 2004 Capital Budget, BPL 18 Facility Asset Management.

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Abinanti out for the vote.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Bond Act – Facility Management Program: (BOND) ACT 64-2004: Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in bonds to finance the Facility Asset Management (Floor Plan Digitization) capital project (BPL18).

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Abinanti out for the vote.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION: Bond Act – Maintenance Facilities Equipment Upgrade: (BOND) ACT 65-2004: Act` authorizing the issuance of $95,000 in bonds to finance the Maintenance Facilities Equipment Upgrade (T0035).

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Abinanti out for the vote.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION: Bond Act – Maintenance Facilities Infrastructure: (BOND) ACT 66-2004: Act authorizing the issuance of $510,000 in bonds to finance the Maintenance Facilities Infrastructure (T0034).

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, Alvarado, Astorino, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Abinanti out for the vote.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION: Bond Act – Bus Acquisition Program: (BOND) ACT 67-2004: Act authorizing the issuance of $1,550,000 in bonds to finance the Bus Acquisition Program (T001P).

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Compromise of Claim: ACT 68-2004: Act compromising the claim of the County and settling the action entitled Mahon v. Alfred Russack.

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Hiring of Counsel: ACT 69-2004: Act authorizing the County to retain counsel in an action entitled Molina v. County of Westchester et al.

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Compromise of Claim: ACT 70-2004: Act authorizing the County to compromise the Medicaid claim of CountyDSS against the estate of an institutionalized Medicaid recipient.

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 71-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,340,000 in bonds to finance New Rochelle Sewer District Pump Station Rehabilitation (SNR75).

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 72-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $210,000 in bonds to finance New Rochelle Sewer District Pump Station Wide Monitoring and Alarms (SNR15).

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 73-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,200,000 in bonds to finance Hutchinson Pump Station Stream Bank Stabilization (SH001).

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 74-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $150,000 in bonds to finance the Diesel Retrofit Program (T0038).

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, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 15.

NAY: None.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Refuse Disposal District No. 1 – Amendment of 1998 District Report: RES 49-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act amending the 1998 District Report of Refuse Disposal District No.1. [Public Hearing set for April 26, 2004; at 10:30 a.m; Act 75-2004.]

Mr. Kaplowitz presented the following Resolution and moved it adoption, which was declared adopted.
COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS: (BOND) ACT 76-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $170,000 in bonds to finance County Center Site Work (RCC10).

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

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Vehicle Contractor Display: RES 50-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law requiring that all vehicles operated by a landscaper or gardener display the gardener’s name and address. [Public Hearing set for May 10, 2004; at 7:30 p.m.; Local Law Intro. 6-2004.]

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved it adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEEON LEGISLATION: Medicaid Reform: RES 51-2004: Resolution calling upon New YorkState to make fundamental structural reform to the financing of the Medicaid program and capping the local share of Medicaid at 2003 base levels.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved it adoption, which was declared adopted.

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Electrical Licensing Board Reappointment: RES 52-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Garry R. Lynch as a member of the County Electrical Licensing Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Emergency Medical Services Board Reappointment: RES 53-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Roland Faucher as a member of the County Emergency Medical Services Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Emergency Medical Services Board Reappointment: RES 54-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Scott Moore as a member of the County Emergency Medical Services Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Board of Ethics Reappointment: RES 55-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Eric DiBartolo as a member of the County Ethics Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Traffic Safety Board Reappointment: RES 56-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Ralph Butler as a member of the County Traffic Safety Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Women’s Advisory Board Appointment: RES 57-2004: Confirming the appointment of Nancy Fitch as a member of the CountyWomen’s Advisory Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Youth Board Appointment: RES 58-2004: Confirming the appointment of Hayling Price as a member of the County Youth Board.

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

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Board of Health Appointment: RES 59-2004: Confirming the appointment of the Hon. AndreaStewart-Cousins as a member of the CountyBoard of Health.

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

COMMITTEEON PUBLIC WORKS AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 52-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Town of Yorktown.

Mr. Young 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, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Latimer out for vote.
COMMITTEEON PUBLIC WORKS AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Sewer District Modification: ACT 53-2004: Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Town of Yorktown.

Mr. Young 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, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Chair – 14.

NAY: None.

Mr. Latimer out for vote.
SPECIAL ORDERS: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Pay Plan Amendment: ACT_____-2004: Act amending Act No. 26-1952 regarding County law establishing personnel rules in WestchesterCounty service and adopting classification of positions and schedules of pay.

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

UNANIMOUS CONSENT ITEM: COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT: Earth Day: RES 60-2004: Recognizing April 22, 2004 as “Earth Day” in WestchesterCounty”.

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

Memorial Resolutions: RES 61-2004.

Mr. Kaplowitz: Alfred W. Ferguson, Sr., William Spellman, Rudolph Spadaro, Carol J. Derr, Richard Lewis Neale, Nellio Antonucci, Matthew S. Mirantz.

Mrs. LaMotte and All Legislators: Sen. Mary Goodhue.

Mr. Latimer: William Smith; Mercedes Acunto.

Mr. Pinto: Joseph Virgilio, Dorothy Faynor Klein, Lawrence Scaperotta

Mr. Pinto and Mr. Mosiello: Jack Murray.

Mr. Abinanti,Mrs. Bronz, Mr. Oros, Mr. Maisano, and Mrs. LaMotte: Linda Carmody-Roberts.

Mr. Abinanti, Mrs. Bronz and Mr. Mosiello: Sonia Scaramella.

Mr. Abinanti and Mr. Ryan: Robert J. Connor.

Mrs. Bernice Spreckman: Louis J. Goldstein.

Mrs. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Mr. Alvarado, Mr. Mosiello and Mrs. Spreckman: Agustina Calixto, Mario Castelan, Ana Laura.

Mr. Astorino: Harry J. Leddy, Evelyn E. Robinson, Barbara A. Spruck, Patricia Riccobono.

Mr. Kaplowitz and Mr. Maisano: Helen Schaffer

Mrs. Stewart-Cousins and Mrs. Spreckman: Julia Smith

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.