MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

JANUARY 23, 2006 (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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 17.

Absent: None.

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Rogowsky moved that the minutes of January 9, 2006 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Gift: Acceptance of a boat and $3,900 gift from the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc. to be used at Playland Park was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Court-Ordered Refunds: Information package of Court Ordered refunds which will be paid by the Commissioner of Finance was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Joshua Lipsman as the County Commissioner of Health for a term to expire on December 31, 2009 was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE Cell Phone Disposal: Local Law with respect to the disposal of cellular telephones was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Youth Services: Act authorizing the County to submit to NYS a Resource Allocation Plan which will provide state reimbursement for certain youth service programs was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Gift: Acceptance of a boat on loan from the Yamaha Motor Corporation was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Reappointment: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Ralph Butler as a member of the County Board of Plumbing Examiners was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Appointment: Resolution confirming the appointment of Irene R. Delgado to the County Human Rights Commission was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Westchester County Youth Bureau: Local Law making certain amendments to the County Youth Bureau was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity and the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $3,600,000 in County bonds to finance Hardscrabble Road reconstruction in North Salem (RB043) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $225,000 in County bonds to finance Exterior Rehabilitation and Site Improvements, 750 Washington Street, Peekskill (B0070) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 in County bonds to finance Infrastructure Repairs, Parking Structure White Plains Complex (BPF21) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $450,000 in County bonds to finance Interior Infrastructure Repair, White Plains Complex (B015A) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,160,000 in County bonds to finance Installation of Emergency Generators, 112 East Post Road, White Plains (B0020) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in County bonds to finance White Plains Complex HVAC Equipment Reinforcement (B0034) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000 in County bonds to finance Replacement of Sanitary and Storm Water Piping, Valhalla Campus (B0009) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $300,000 in County bonds to finance Infrastructure Improvements Valhalla Campus (B0077) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $250,000 in County bonds to finance New Instructional Building at WCC (WCC53) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $2,750,000 in County bonds to finance Pump Station Rehabilitation, New Rochelle (SNR75) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,320,000 in County bonds to finance Pump Station Rehabilitation, Peekskill (SPK74) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in County bonds to finance Waste Water Treatment Plant Repairs Study (SW002) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in County bonds to finance Pump Station Rehabilitation Program Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District (SY075) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $4,000,000 in County bonds to finance Cellular Bulkhead Rehabilitation, Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant (SY037) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,500,000 in County bonds to finance North Yonkers Pump Station Electrical Upgrade (SPS04) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,250,000 in County bonds to finance North Yonkers Pump Station Upgrades (SPS05) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $500,000 in County bonds to finance Structural Evaluation of the Alexander Street Pump Station Rehabilitation, Yonkers (SPS07) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in County bonds to finance North Yonkers Pump Station Forcemain Repair (SPS08) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $705,000 in County bonds to finance Technology Building Upgrade, WCC (WCC43) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $204,000 in County bonds to finance Academic Arts Building Improvements, WCC (WCC45) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $112,000 in County bonds to finance Classroom Building Renovation, WCC (WCC44) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $1,800,000 in County bonds to finance Tibbetts Pool Rehabilitation, Yonkers (RTB06) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $340,000 in County bonds to finance Tibbetts Brook Park Site Work, Yonkers (RTB04) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in County bonds to finance Dewatering Equipment Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant (SY021) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $200,000 in County bonds to finance Additional Water Service, Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant (SY016) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $610,000 in County bonds to finance Sprain Ridge Pool Modernization (RSP02) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $825,000 in County bonds to finance Blind Brook Performance Maintenance at the Blind Brook Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBB06) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Sewer District Modification: Act modifying the Saw Mill Sanitary Sewer District by the addition of 1 parcel of property located in the Village of Briarcliff Manor (Chestnut Hill Lane) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Intermunicipal Agreement: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Valhalla Fire District to reimburse it for services rendered to the County was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Intermunicipal Agreement: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Hawthorne Fire District to reimburse it for services rendered to the County was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Identity Theft: Local Law requiring all commercial businesses in Westchester offering public Internet services to have a secure network to protect the public from identity theft was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Easement Agreement: Act authorizing the County to grant an easement to Yonkers Gateway Motel over a portion of the Putnam Right-of-Way for ingress and egress, in return for which the Motel will grant a similar easement to the County for use by the South County Trailway was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Grant Application: Resolution authorizing the Chief Information Officer to file a grant application with NYS for the Quality Communities Program was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. JUDY MYERS: County Golf: Constituent correspondence regarding the recently awarded contract between the County and Bill Casper Golf, Inc. was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. JUDY MYERS: County Golf: Constituent correspondence regarding the recently awarded contract between the County and Bill Casper Golf, Inc. was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Town of Yorktown requesting the addition of 52 parcels of property into the Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. JAMES MAISANO: Buses on Pelhamdale Road: Constituent correspondence regarding County buses on Pelhamdale Road south of Boston Post Road was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Legislation: Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County with respect to regulating the content of fuels was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy and the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Legislation: Act requiring that all diesel-powered on-road and non-road vehicles owned, leased or operated by or on behalf of the County be powered by sulfur diesel fuel was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy and the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Legislation: Local Law with respect to idling time of diesel powered vehicles was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy and the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HONS. JAMES MAISANO, GEORGE OROS & SUZANNE SWANSON: County Golf: Memorandum regarding the County contract for a golf professional at Saxon Woods Golf Course was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HONS. JAMES MAISANO & TOM ABINANTI: Eminent Domain Reform: Local Law to restrict the use of eminent domain was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Identity Theft: Local Law to protect employees from the impacts of identity theft resulting from the actions of their employers was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Social Security Numbers: Local Law to restrict the use of Social Security numbers was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Indian Point: Indian Point timeline was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Biofuels: Quick facts on biofuels was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Clean Energy Programs: EPA’s State and Local Clean Energy Programs was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Zone Pricing: Resolution supporting State legislation that would prohibit zone pricing of gasoline was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Co-op/Condo Assessment: Correspondence from Legislator Kaplowitz to the New York State Senate opposing amendments to State law in relation to the assessment of condominium or cooperative residential properties was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Energy Crisis 2005: Outline of the national energy crisis and suggested solutions was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Clean Water Protection/Flood Prevention: Draft resolution in support of the NYS Clean Water Protection/Flood Prevention Act. was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Smart Gun Technology: Memorandum from Legislator Kaplowitz regarding Smart Gun Technology was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Clean Energy: Press article on wind energy was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: PCB’s: Technical journal article on PCB use in buildings was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Solar Energy: Press article on solar energy education in local schools was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Cost of Radiological Preparedness: Resolution supporting state legislation that would offset the cost of radiological preparedness by requiring that the fee be paid by licensees was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Alternative Minimum Tax: Correspondence from Legislator Kaplowitz to Senator Schumer supporting reform of the AMT was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Smart Meters: Resolution urging the NYS Public Service Commission to permit County residents to obtain “smart meter” technology and prohibit Con Edison from implementing saturated AMR in the County was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Identity Theft: Press article on identity theft was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. JAMES MAISANO: United Water Company: Constituent correspondence regarding United Water Company and the possibility of a public takeover of its operations was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: County Bond Counsel: Act authorizing the County to retain various law firms to provide bond counsel services to the County was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Counsel Retainer: Act designating an attorney be retained to represent the Department of Human Resources in an Article 78 proceeding, Deem v. NYS, Westchester County Department of Human Resources, et al was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. GORDON BURROWS: Budget Calendar: Memorandum and Resolution to the Chairman regarding a proposal to change key dates on the County Budget calendar was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM J. RYAN: Public Safety Network: Correspondence from NYSAC offering assistance regarding relocation of the County’s public safety licensees to comparable facilities.” and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Agreement with WCHCC: Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC For comprehensive health care for inmates at the County’s Department of Correction was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Family, Health and Human Services.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Acceptance of Grant: Acceptance of the COPS 2005 Technology grant to the Department of Public Safety was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Grant Application: Resolution authorizing the Chief Information Officer to file a grant application with NYS for the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant Program was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 2006 Tax Warrants: Act fixing and determing Tax Distribution Tables for the County for County Water District No.1, refuse Disposal District No. 1 and each of the 13 Sanitary Sewer Districts. was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: 2006 Tax Warrants: Act fixing and determining the amounts of County Taxes, Special District Taxes, and other charges and levying such amounts against Westchester County towns and cities was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $5,345,000 in bonds to finance Equipment Replacement at Westchester County Health Care Corporation (MC001) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $950,000 in bonds to finance Information Technology Upgrades at Westchester County Health Care Corporation (MC002) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: County Water District No.1: Act directing the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities to proceed with improvements for County Water District No. 1. was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Act authorizing the County to purchase and convey .964 acres of real property in the City of Mount Vernon for the purpose of providing affordable housing was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $900,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land in Mount Vernon to provide affordable housing (BPL10) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the City of Mount Vernon to develop the James Varick Homes and to accept a related grant for purposes of providing affordable housing was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: James Varick Affordable Housing Development: Bond Act authorizing the issuance of $400,000 in bonds to finance the cost of infrastructure improvements associated with the James Varick Affordable Housing project (BPL01) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Compromise of Claim: Act authorizing the County to compromise the County’s right to be reimbursed for health care and wage benefits (Police Officer K.P) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Rodeo Ban: Constituent communication requesting that rodeos be banned in Westchester County was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
COMMUNICATION: HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Tibbetts Brook Park: Constituent correspondence regarding the development and preservation of Tibbetts Brook Park was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Fire Sprinklers in County Animal Shelters: Constituent correspondence in support of fire sprinklers in facilities that shelter animals for more than 24 hours was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Sewer District Modification: Resolution from the Village of Port Chester requesting that 4 parcels be removed from the County Sewer District (Rockland Avenue) was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Sewer District Consolidation: Local Law allowing for the consolidation of all operations & maintenance costs incurred in the County sanitary sewer system was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Broadband Investment & Consumer Choice Act: Resolution from the Village of Rye Brook opposing the Broadband Investment & Consumer Choice Act and the Video Act of 2005 was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: South County Trailway: Correspondence from the Greenburgh Town Supervisor requesting a feasibility study for a ramp that would connect the South County Trailway to the Dobbs Ferry/Ardsley Ashford Road Bridge was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Bedbugs: Press article on bedbug infestations was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Commencement of Legal Action: Act authorizing the County Attorney to commence an action against Jaime Barrera for monetary damages was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Retainer of Counsel: Act designating an attorney be retained to represent HR in an Article 78 proceeding entitled Deem v. NYS and the Westchester County Department of Human Resources was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: Military Service Credit: Resolution requesting that Congress pass legislation crediting Nurse Corp. Cadets with military service was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: MTA Noise Problem: Constituent correspondence regarding Metro North Harlem Line noise along Garth Road was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
COMMUNICATION: HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Rental Horse Licensing: Local Law licensing the use of a horse in a rental horse business was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.
COMMUNICATION: HON. JAMES MAISANO: Water Supply Tunnel: Memorandum from Legislator Maisano to the County Executive regarding plans for a new water supply tunnel was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: DPW Machinery & Equipment: Itemized list of all machinery and equipment under the jurisdiction of DPW for the County road system was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.
COMMUNICATION: HON. TOM ABINANTI: Healthy Air Bills: Fact Sheet on the County’s pending Healthy Air legislation from Environmental Defense was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.
COMMUNICATION: HON. JUDY MYERS: Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment: Resolution from the Greenburgh Town Democratic Committee opposing the use of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment was on motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.

SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: Standing and Special Committees: ACT 1-2006: Act regarding Standing and Special Committees of the Board of Legislators.
Mr. Rogowsky 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Rogowsky, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Swanson, Young, Chair – 17.
NAY: None.
SPECIAL ORDER: CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: Board Personnel: RES 2-2006: Resolution delegating to the Chairman of the County Board of Legislators the power to appoint necessary Board employees other than the Clerk of the County Board of Legislators for the 2006-2007 term.
On motion of Mr. Oros, seconded by Mr. Maisano, the motion to Table the following item was defeated by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Spreckman, Swanson – 6.

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

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

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Spreckman, Stewart-Cousins, Young, Chair – 12.

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Swanson – 5.
Memorial Resolutions: RES 3- 2006:
Mrs. Swanson: Filomena Santoro, Milton Stanley Waterbury, Maurice Peter McKenna, Jr.
Mrs. Stewart-Cousins: Aaron Jerome Booker, Stuart Ross, Ann Butler.
Mrs. LaMotte: George C. Duff.
Mr. Kaplowitz: Claude M. "Al" Alford, Shirley Vinacour.
Mrs. Bronz, Mr. Pinto & Mr. Abinanti: Milton A. Williams, Jr.
Mrs. Spreckman: Kitty Ackerman.
Mr. Pinto: John K. Ciccone, Eleanor Kerester.
Mr. Rogowsky: Dr. Meyer Texon.
Mr. Maisano: Walter Scholwin, George Cotrona, Concetta Gonzalez.
Mr. Oros, Mr. Ryan & Mr. Burton: George Begany.
Mrs. Bronz & Mr. Abinanti: Richard W. D’Amico.
Mr. Burton: Lydon Amy, James Julius Everett, Jr..
The above-named Legislators presented the following memorial Resolutions and moved their adoption, which were declared adopted.

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS: 13th District (Mr. Rogowsky): Move that when the Board adjourns, it adjourns to meet on February 6, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

On MOTION of Legislator Rogowsky, The Board adjourned.