MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

MARCH 8, 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, LaMotte, Latimer, Maisano, Mosiello, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

Absent: Spreckman - 1.

 

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Young moved that the minutes of February 9, 2004 (Special Meeting); February 9, 2004 (Regular Meeting); February 10, 2004 (Special Meeting); and February 23, 2004 (Special Meeting) be approved – Carried.

 

 

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

 

The Clerk presented proof of publication of notice of the Public Hearing and read the rules for its conduct.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: Valuation Date for Real Property: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: LOCAL LAW INTRO 2-2004: Proposed Local Law creating an option for local towns to elect to use an alternate date for the valuation of real property in WestchesterCounty by local option.

 

There was one speaker.

 

No other person wishing to be heard, Mr. Young moved to close the Public Hearing and resume the regular order of business.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Compromise of Claim: Act compromising the claim and settling the lawsuit entitled Mahon v. Russack was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Weapons of Mass Destruction: Act authorizing the County to enter into intermunicipal agreements with Westchester municipalities for equipment to respond to Weapons of Mass Destruction 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 Health.

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Retention of Counsel: Act designating an attorney be retained to represent Police Officer Victor Cruz in an action entitled Molina v. Westchester et al was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Mercury Advisory Signs: Local Law entitled “Mercury In Fish – Advisory Signs” was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Committee on Health.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Violent Crimes Task Force: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with the FBI, local police and various municipalities, to continue the County’s participation in the County Violent Crimes Task Force was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public safety and Criminal Justice.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Prisoner Transportation: Act authorizing the County to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Greenburgh regarding prisoner transportation to the County Jail 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: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Court-Ordered Refunds: 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: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to accept NYS DOT grant funds for project A0025, Electrical System Upgrade was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to amend the 2004 Capital Budget by adjusting the financing of project A0025 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to accept NYS DOT grant funds for project A056A, Heavy Equipment Acquisition was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to amend the 2004 Capital Budget by adjusting the financing of project A056A was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to accept NYS DOT grant funds for project A0095, Miscellaneous Security Projects was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to amend the 2004 Capital Budget by adjusting the financing of project A0095 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to accept NYS DOT grant funds for project A0084, Basins A&B Access Road was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to amend the 2004 Capital Budget by adjusting the financing of project A0084 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to accept NYS DOT grant funds for project A0069, Deicing Facility study was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to amend the 2004 Capital Budget by adjusting the financing of project A0069 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to accept NYS DOT grant funds for project A0050, Security Fencing and Cameras was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Airport: Act authorizing the County to amend the 2004 Capital Budget by adjusting the financing of project A0050 was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Public Works, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Health Care Surveillance System: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC to collaborate on a public health care surveillance system to detect disease threats was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Health.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Council for Seniors Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Eileen N. Madison 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: Council for Seniors Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Sioux Taylor 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: Council for Seniors Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Ronnie Amato 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: Soil and Water Conservation Board of Directors Reappointment: Resolution Confirming the reappointment of the Hon. R. Phyllis Wittner as a member of the CountySoil and Water Conservation Board of Directors was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Human Rights Commission: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Paul Ryan as a member of the County Human Rights Commission was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Hispanic Advisory Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Vivian Sebastion as a member of the County Hispanic Advisory Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Youth Board Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Jasmine Ferrer-Robinson as a member of the County Youth Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Women’s Advisory Board Reappointment: Confirming the reappointment of Rita Golden 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 $1,340,000 in bonds to rehabilitate pump stations for the New Rochelle Sanitary Sewer District (SNR75) 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 $210,000 to finance New Rochelle Sewer District Pump Station monitoring and alarms (SNR15) 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 $332,000 to finance the Bronx River Pathway (BOL11) Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Parks.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,200,000 in bonds to finance the Hutchinson Pump Station Stream Bank Stabilization project (SH001) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Mortgage Recording Tax Expenses: Resolution authorizing the sum of $991,466 for the employment of clerks and assistants regarding the administration of the mortgage recording tax was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: County Agricultural Districts: Act designating an annual 30 day period within which a land owner may submit a request for inclusion of land within an agricultural district was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Enviuronment.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Agreement with WCHCC: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby WCHCC will provide use of its automated emergency notification system to the County was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Health and Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Capital Budget Amendment: Act amending the 2004 Capital Budget 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 $500,000 to finance Facility Asset Management (BPL18) 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 $510,000 to finance DOT Maintenance Facilities Infrastructure (T0034) 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 $95,000 to finance DOT Maintenance Facilities Equipment Upgrade (T0035) 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 $1,550,000 to finance DOT Bus Acquisition Program (T01P) was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Transportation.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYEXECUTIVE: Amended Bond Act: Bond Act amending Bond Acts 43-2001 and 43-2002 regarding the CountyCenter 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: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Designating William Rehm as the First Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Public Safety was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on CountyOfficers and Departments.

 

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS GEORGE OROS, ROBERT ASTORINO & JAMES MAISANO: CIAA Waivers for Relief: Information from the NYS Department of Health regarding waivers under the Public Health Law with respect to the Clean Indoor Air Act was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, Committee on Health, and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. URSULA LAMOTTE: Emergency Service Mini Buses: Correspondence from the Bedford Fire Department Chief regarding emergency services mini buses was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

 

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ & GEORGE OROS: Sewer District Modification: Request from the Town of Yorktown that one parcel of land be incorporated into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. BILL RYAN: CountyRecycling Law: Draft legislation from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries amending the County recycling law was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. GEORGE OROS: Fiscal Impact Statement: Memorandum and draft legislation from the Minority Leader regarding Fiscal Impact Statements was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Legislation.

 

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS CLINTON YOUNG & TOM ABINANTI: Patriot Act: Correspondence and a resolution from the Westchester Bill of Rights Defense Campaign regarding concerns about the Patriot Act was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. JOSE ALVARADO: CountyBus Service: Petitions from concerned constituents in support of the maintenance of existing County bus routes was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Transportation, and Committee on Public Works.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOU MOSIELLO: Cell Phone Safety: Memorandum and press articles on cell phone safety while driving a motor vehicle was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Firearm Training and Safety: Draft resolution requesting that the state legislature pass the Westchester Firearm Training Safety Act was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Committee on Legislation and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Indian Point: Correspondence from the Board to NYSDEC regarding the draft SPDES Permit for the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Committee on Energy.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Stormwater Programs: Constituent correspondence in support of federal legislation to control storm water runoff was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: PaceLawSchool Energy Project: 2002/2003 Pace Law School Energy Project Annual Report was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. JAMES MAISANO: Medical Marijuana Law: Memorandum and draft legislation from Legislator Maisano urging the NYS Legislature to pass legislation legalizing the use of marijuana for medical use was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, Committee on Health and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOIS BRONZ: Workforce Housing Legislation: Constituent correspondence and sponsor’s memorandum for the Long Island Workforce Housing bill was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. BILL RYAN: Booster Seat Legislation: Memorandums in support of NYS legislation requiring booster seats for children between 4 and 8 years was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

 

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS MARTIN ROGOWSKY, BERNICE SPRECKMAN & VITO PINTO: CountyTax Code: Proposed amendment to the County tax code that would allow senior citizens to pay their property taxes in two installments was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

 

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Unfunded State Mandates: Resolution from the Oneida County Board of Legislators urging passage of A.1757/S.675 in relation to unfunded state mandates was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: WIHD: Constituent correspondence in support of WIHD and requesting a meeting with the Board was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations, Committee on Health and Committee on Community Affairs.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYATTORNEY: Compromise of Claim: Act authorizing the CountyAttorney to compromise the claim of DSS against the estate of the non-institutionalized or community spouse of an institutionalized Medicaid recipient was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

 

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: KileyCenter: Constituent correspondence regarding the KileyYouthCenter renovations was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs and Committee on Youth.

 

COMMUNICATION: COUNTYATTORNEY: Commencement of Lawsuit: Act authorizing the County to institute a lawsuit against Yonkers Contracting Company and Verde Electrical Corp. was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: News article regarding Indian Point safety issues 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: News article regarding Indian Point safety issues 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: News article regarding Indian Point safety issues was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Energy and Committee on Environment.

 

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS JOSE ALVARADO, VITO PINTO & GEORGE LATIMER: KemperMemorial Park: Constituent correspondence regarding Kemper Field in Mamaroneck was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Community Affairs.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: WoodlandsViaductBridge: Memorandum from Legislator Pinto regarding safety at the WoodlandsViaductBridge on the Bronx River Parkway was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. LOIS BRONZ: Property Tax Increase: Constituent correspondence from the Sleepy Hollow Senior Citizens Club expressing concerns about the recent County property tax increase was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Seniors.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Nicotine-Laced Water: Memorandum in support of NYS S.6001/A. 9534, regarding the prohibition of the sale of water laced with nicotine to minors was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation, Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Committee on Health and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. BILL RYAN: WCC Contract: Correspondence from WCC President regarding the College’s collective bargaining agreement was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Community Affairs.

 

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Video Lottery Gaming: Resolution from the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors opposing installation of video lottery gaming at locations other than racetracks was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Community Affairs.

 

COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Home Rule Request: Resolution approving a Home Rule request for NYS A.8253-A/S.4858-A, regarding eligibility for participation in the alternative retirement plan for County correction officers was on motion of Mr. Young received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 18-2004: Act amending the County 2004 Capital Budget regarding access control enhancements, various County facilities.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Bond Act – Access Control Enhancements: (BOND) ACT 19-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $790,000 in bonds to finance the cost of the acquisition and installment of access control enhancements at various County facilities (B0079).

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 20-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC for comprehensive health services for inmates of the County Department of Correction.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING: Bond Act – SprainLake Estates: (BOND) ACT 21-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $850,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements related to the Sprain Lakes Estate Affordable Housing Development Project in Yonkers.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING : SprainLake Estates: ACT 22-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the City of Yonkers and The Development Team, Inc. for the provision of funds to purchase and construct improvements associated with the Sprain Lakes Estate Affordable Housing Development in Yonkers.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: Agreement with WCHCC – Patient Referral: ACT 23-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer patients for tuberculosis-related services.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: Agreement with WCHCC – Patient Referral: ACT 24-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer patients for syphilis-related services.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: Agreement with WCHCC – Patient Referral: ACT 25-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer patients for emergency medical services.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Claim Settlement: ACT 26-2004: Act authorizing the CountyAttorney to settle a claim by Timothy McAuliffe in connection with compensation equivalent benefits.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

CountyInvestment Policy: ACT 27-2004: Act establishing a revised Investment Policy for the County of Westchester.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Agreement with WCHCC: ACT 28-2004: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will provide WCHCC with two-way radios for emergency communications.

 

Mr. Wishnie presented the following report and Act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

 

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

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR: Increase in the Minimum Wage: RES_____-2004: Resolution in support of A.4048/S.376, state legislation increasing the minimum wage.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Sewer District Modification: RES 16-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 2 parcels located in the Town of Cortlandt. [Public Hearing set for March 22, 2004; at 7:30 p.m; Act 29-2004.]

 

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

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS: Mamaroneck Sewer District Pump Station Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 30-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $250,000 in bonds to pay the cost of construction of a remote monitoring and alarm system at various pump stations in the Mamaroneck Valley Sanitary Sewer District (SM015).

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Urban CountyApplication: ACT 31-2004: Act authorizing the County to submit an Urban County Application under the Federal Community Development Block Grant and other programs and to accept grants.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Retainer of Counsel: ACT 32-2004: Act authorizing the County to retain the law firm of Nixon Peabody, LLP to provide legal representation in connection with WCHCC.

 

This item was laid “OVER”: under the Rules by Mr. Kaplowitz.

 

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION: County-Owned Shuttle Buses or Vans: ACT 33-2004: Act amending Act 198-2003 authorizing DES to enter into intermunicipal agreements with municipal corporations for the use of County-owned buses or vans.

 

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, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 16.

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Bond Act – Fire Training Site Improvements: (BOND) ACT 34-2004: Bond Act amending Bond Act 33-2003, authorizing the issuance of an additional $1,820,000 in bonds to finance improvements at the CountyFireTrainingCenter in Valhalla (BES06).

 

Mr. Wishnie presented the following report and Act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

 

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

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Bond Act – Emergency Field Communications Van & Equipment: (BOND) ACT 35-2004: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $850,000 in bonds to finance the acquisition of an emergency field communications van and related equipment (BES02)

 

Messrs. Kaplowitz and Wishnie presented the following report and Act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

 

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

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: Valuation Date for Real Property: LOCAL LAW INTRO 2-2004: Proposed Local Law creating an option for local towns to elect to use an alternate date for the valuation of real property in WestchesterCounty by local option.

 

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

 

NAY: None.

 

COMMITTEEON LEGISLATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY: Water Containing Nicotine Sales to Minors: RES 17-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law restricting the sale of water containing nicotine to minors. [Public Hearing set for March 22, 2004; at 7:30 p.m; Local Law Intro. 4-2004.]

 

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

 

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION: 2004 State Legislative Package: RES 18-2004: Resolution approving a package of state legislation which could benefit the County, and urging their passage by the NYS Legislature.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Board of Ethics Reappointment: RES 19-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Jeffrey A. Cohen as a member of the CountyBoard of Ethics.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Board of Ethics Reappointment: RES 20-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Vincent A. DeIorio as a member of the CountyBoard of Ethics.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Board of Ethics Reappointment: RES 21-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Lawrence B. Eichler as a member of the CountyBoard of Ethics.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board Reappointment: RES 22-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Jeremiah J. Jerome as a member of the CountyParks, Recreation and Conservation Board.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEONCOUNTYOFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS: Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board Reappointment: RES 23-2004: Confirming the reappointment of William S. Greenwalt as a member of the CountyParks, Recreation and Conservation Board.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS, COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Board of Health Reappointment: RES 24-2004: Confirming the reappointment of Douglas G. Aspros as a member of the CountyBoard of Health.

 

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

 

COMMITTEEON PUBLIC WORKS AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Sewer District Modification: RES 25-2004: Setting a Public Hearing on a proposed Act modifying the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel located in the Town of Cortlandt. [Public Hearing set for March 22, 2004; at 7:30 p.m; Act 36-2004.]

 

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

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: FDR Veterans’ AffairsHospital: RES 26-2004: Resolution supporting the FDR Veterans’ AffairsHospital in Montrose and urging its continued operation.

 

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

 

Memorial Resolutions: RES 28-2004:

Mr. Abinanti and Mrs. Bronz: Ralph E. Shryock, Jr., Jeremiah Gutman, Robert Nadel.

Mr. Pinto: Thomas McBride, Frank Tortolani, Vincent Marchi and Gino Battista, Francis T. Bard.

Mr. Kaplowitz: Ettore “Chick” Manfredi, Douglas Graham, Richard Brumm, Joseph Carroll Cartwright, Frances C. Karasinski, Ann Rose Wolf Rogerson, Augusta Clement, Jack Nicolais.

Mr. Rogowsky: William George Nethercott, Sr.

Mr. Young: Nettie C. Morgan.

Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Elvira Obaide.

Mr. Mosiello and Mr. Pinto and All Legislators: Mario Faustini.

Mr. Wishnie: William Popper, James Cranston, Sr., John Matherly.

Mrs. LaMotte: Edward J. Barry, Alfonso Squillante.

Mrs. Spreckman: Joseph V. Anselmo.

Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Bronz: Simon Glassman.

Mr. Latimer: Grace Haigh, St. Clair Richard.

Mrs. Bronz: Jerome Robinson.

Mr. Alvarado: Ignacio Mercedes.

Mr. Maisano: Jerold Mark Granatoor, Christopher Paul Sperandio, Vincenzo Yannuzzi, Salvator Zaffino, Leonard E. Mumolci, Marion Dawson Vogelberg, Stella Tallorini.

All Legislators: James DeLuca, Scott Philip Troiano.

 

The above-named Legislators presented the following memorial Resolutions and moved their adoption, which were declared adopted.

 

 

Irish Heritage and History Month: RES 27-2004: Resolution declaring the month of March as Irish Heritage and History Month.

 

The following item was placed on the agenda for a vote by unanimous consent. Mr. Young presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption, which was declared adopted.

 

On MOTION of Legislator Young,

The Board adjourns.