MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS


FEBRUARY 23, 2004 (6:00 P.M.)

The County Board of Legislators met pursuant to adjournment.

The Honorable William J. Ryan in the Chair.

The Chair opened the meeting with the salute to our flag and an invocation.

The roll call resulted as follows:

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

Absent: LaMotte, Mosiello, Spreckman - 3.

On motion of Legislator Young, seconded by Legislator Pinto, the motion to take Items “D”, “E”, and “F” out of order was carried unanimously.

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Mortgage Recording Tax: ACT 13-2004: Act, pursuant to Section 253-g of the Tax Law, imposing a tax upon the recording of mortgages.

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, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Pinto, Wishnie, Chair – 9.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Maisano, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins – 5.

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Sales Tax: ACT 14-2004: Act amending Act No. 77-1971, as amended by Act No. 117-1981 and Act No. 105-1991, of the Westchester County Board of Legislators to increase the rate of taxes on sales and uses of tangible personal property and on certain services and on occupancy of hotel rooms; admission charges and other dues, pursuant to Article 29 of the Tax Law of the State of New York.

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, Alvarado, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10.

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

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Motor Vehicle Use Tax: LOCAL LAW 3-2004: Local Law amending Chapter 288 of the Laws of Westchester County to increase the Westchester County Motor Vehicle Use Tax.

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

AYE: Legislators: Young, Abinanti, Bronz, Kaplowitz, Latimer, Pinto, Rogowsky, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 10.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Alvarado, Astorino, Maisano – 4.

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: County Tax Levy: ACT 15-2004: Act fixing and determining the amounts of the County and Special District Taxes for 2004 and levying such amounts upon the real property liable therefore.

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, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Latimer, Pinto, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 9.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Kaplowitz, Maisano, Rogowsky – 5.

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: Tax Distribution Tables: ACT 16-2004: Act fixing the Tax Distribution Tables for the County, County Water District No. 1, Refuse Disposal District No. 1, each of the thirteen Sanitary Sewer Districts in the County, and adjustments thereto.

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

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

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS: County Tax Levy: ACT 17-2004: Act fixing and determining the amounts of: County taxes and adjustments thereto; the Special District Taxes and adjustments thereto; and other charges against the various towns and cities in the County of Westchester and adjustments thereto; and levying such apportioned amounts for the purposes therein set forth against such towns and cities.

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, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Latimer, Pinto, Stewart-Cousins, Wishnie, Chair – 9.

NAY: Oros, Astorino, Kaplowitz, Maisano, Rogowsky – 5.

On motion of Mr. Kaplowitz, seconded by Mr. Wishnie, the motion to Reconsider the above-captioned (6) items failed by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Oros, Astorino, Maisano – 3.

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

On MOTION of Legislator Young,
The Board adjourns.