MINUTES
COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

FEBRUARY 12, 2007 (10:00 A.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, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

Absent: Legislators: Spreckman - 1

Motion – Approval of Minutes. Mr. Rogowsky moved that the minutes of January 22, 2007 (Regular Meeting) be approved – Carried.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Metrocenter: LOCAL LAW INTRO. 1-2007: Proposed Local Law authorizing the County to amend a lease agreement with i.park Westchester LLC for approximately 100,000 square feet of space at the Metrocenter @ i.park, 28 Wells Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

There were no speakers.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Negative Declaration: RES 7-2007: Resolution determining that there will be no significant adverse impact on the environment from the purchase of 450 Saw Mill River Road.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 7-2007: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by creating the Capital Project BEL02 – Purchase of 450 Saw Mill River Road.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Act and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 8-2007: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by decreasing the appropriation for Capital Project BLA02 – Land Bank General Purpose.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Act and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Property Purchase: ACT 9-2007: Act authorizing the County to purchase 450 Saw Mill River Road comprising approximately 5.37 acres and containing an approximately 85,000 square foot building located in the Town of Greenburgh from Ardsley Partners, III, L.P. or the current owner of record for general municipal purposes.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Act and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 10-2007: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $6,000,000 in bonds to finance the cost of acquisition of land, building and related improvements at 450 Saw Mill River Road.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Act and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

Mr. Burrows requested the prevailing side to reconsider the vote but it was not acted upon.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Capital Budget Amendment: ACT 11-2007: Act amending the County 2006 Capital Budget by creating Capital Project BEL03 – Renovations to 450 Saw Mill River Road.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Act and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 12-2007: Act authorizing the County to issue up to $7,300,000 in bonds to finance the cost of partial reconstruction of the building located at 450 Saw Mill River Road.

Mr. Rogowsky presented the following Act and moved that the report be ‘POSTPONED”, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, Maisano, LaMotte, Swanson - 5

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will monitor the day to day operations of various service contracts that WCHCC has with outside vendors : was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Packet of legislation including three acts authorizing the County to amend its 2007 Capital Budget, issue a related bond act, and enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Harrison pursuant to which the County will transfer ownership of the following County roads to the Town: Lake Street, Underhill Avenue, and Silver Lake Connection (RB135) was on the 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: Westchester County Airport: Proposed Act amending the Laws of Westchester County to update the rules and regulations for the Westchester County Airport was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Board of Ethics: Reappointment of Patricia Higgins O’Callaghan as a member and Chair of the Westchester County Board of Ethics was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Soil and Water Conservation District: Appointment of Sandra Reyes-Guerra, RLA, as a member of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: African American Advisory Board: Reappointment of Winston A. Ross as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: African American Advisory Board: Reappointment of Mae Williams as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA-Hawthorne Fire District: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Hawthorne Fire District to provide specialized training and fire suppression services was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA-Mt. Pleasant: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Town of Mt. Pleasant whereby the County will grant the Town a license to use an approximately 5 acre site located on the Grasslands Reservation for municipal recreation was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: IMA-Valhalla Fire District: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Valhalla Fire District to provide specialized training and fire suppression services was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer patients for tuberculosis-related services was on the 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: WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer late stage syphilis patients for diagnosis by lumbar puncture was on the 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: WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will refer Department of Health patients in need of emergency medical services and treatment to the WCHCC was on the 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: WCHCC Agreement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC for comprehensive health care services to the inmates at the County’s Department of Correction was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security..

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $2,710,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2LL – Quaker Ridge Road over Pine Brook Blvd & Sheldrake River, New Rochelle was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,600,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2KK – Warburton Avenue over Factory Lane, Hastings-on-Hudson was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,130,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2MM-Gallows Hill Road over Hollow Brook, Cortlandt was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $1,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2NN-Thompson Street over Bronx River, Yonkers was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County, to issue up to $500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB2PP-Fenimore Road over Bronx River Parkway was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $330,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0077-Infrastructure Improvements, Valhalla Campus was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the County to issue up to $2,500,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project B0090-Retrofit Diesel Powered Vehicles was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed act authorizing the issuance of up to $6,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RP22B-PRC/Playland-Existing Ride Acquisition was on the 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: Reduction of Inventory: Local Law amending Subdivision 3 of Section 836.41 of the Laws of Westchester County by reducing the dollar amount of inventory that may be maintained by the Purchasing Agent from a maximum amount of $400,000 to a maximum amount of $50,000 : was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Urban County Application: Proposed Act authorizing the County to submit an Urban County Application under the Federal Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and HOME and American Dream Downpayment Initiatives Programs, including an Amendment to the FY 2004-2008 Consolidated Plan, and to accept such Grants : was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,860,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB074-Hamilton Avenue, CR 52, White Plains was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,590,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB092-Anderson Hill Road, CR 18, Harrison was on the 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: Bond Act: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,200,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project RB095-Ardsley Road, CR 78, Greenburgh was on the 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: IMA-Traffic Enforcement: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into IMAs with municipal corporations located within the County for the purpose of implementing traffic enforcement programs for a five-year term was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: African American Advisory Board: Reappointing Cora Miles as a member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council: Reappointing Carolyn Pellot as the business representative (retail non-food merchant) member of the Westchester County Citizen’s Consumer Advisory Council was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board: Reappointing Scott T. Moore as a member of the Westchester County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Refuse Disposal District No. 1: Reappointing Peter W. Bonhag as a town representative member of the Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 Advisory Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Lawn Fertilizer Application & Sale Regulations: Proposed Local Law adding a new Article XXVI to Chapter 863 of the Laws of Westchester County establishing regulations for lawn fertilizer application and sale within the County of Westchester was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Licensing of Septage Collectors: Proposed Local Law amending the Laws of Westchester County with respect to the licensing of persons engaged in the business of evacuating, removing, collecting or transporting septage as septage collectors was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation and the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Purchase & Conveyance of Land-Village of Port Chester: Proposed Act authorizing the County to purchase and subsequently convey approximately 2.9 acres of real property in the Village of Port Chester for the purpose of providing 35 single family town homes that will remain affordable for a period of not less than 40 years was on the 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: Bond Act-Acquisition of Land-Village of Port Chester: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $480,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BPL10-New Home Land Acquisition was on the 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: IMA-Village of Port Chester: Proposed Act authorizing the County to enter into an IMA with the Village of Port Chester for the provision of funds to purchase, construct or develop public improvements associated with the development of a Housing Implementation Fund Project known as the Fox Island Homes in the Village of Port Chester was on the 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: Bond Act-Infrastructure Improvements: Proposed Act authorizing the issuance of up to $1,135,400 in bonds to finance the following Capital Project BPL01-Housing Implementation Fund related to the Fox Island Affordable Housing Development in the Village of Port Chester was on the 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: Outside Counsel Proposed Act designating an attorney to be retained in an “of counsel” capacity to the County Attorney to represent the County in the lawsuit entitled United States of America, ex rel, Anti Discrimination Center of Metro New York, Inc. v. Westchester County, New York was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Initiation of Lawsuit: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Zbigniew Orlewicz, the owner of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions was on the 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: Initiation of Lawsuit: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Gloria Krieger a.k.a. Gloria Dibetta, the owner of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions was on the 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: Initiation of Lawsuit: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to initiate a lawsuit against Steven Sica, the owner of a Westchester County Affordable Housing unit, for violations of the property’s deed restrictions was on the 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: HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Hand Gun Licensing Proposal: Forwarding a packet of constituent correspondence in opposition to the proposed hand gun licensing proposal was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: Hand Gun Licensing Proposal: Forwarding constituent correspondence in opposition to the proposed hand gun licensing proposal was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ: County Clerk Annual Report: Forwarding the 2006 Annual Report from the Office of the Westchester County Clerk was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

HON. MARTIN ROGOWSKY: Bulb Replacement Program: Forwarding a copy of a flyer from Public Energy Solutions with regard to a program to replace incandescent bulbs with free energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.

HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Nassau County Lawsuit: Forwarding a copy of the lawsuit against the Nassau County Legislature and Board of Elections re: HAVA was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Pistol Permit Licensing: Forwarding correspondence from County Clerk Tim Idoni with regard to the pistol permit process was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Public Service Commission Ruling: Forwarding a copy of the transcript of the Public Service Commission’s ruling with regard to Case 06-E-0894, the electric power outages in Con Ed’s Long Island City Electric Network was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Westchester County Airport: Forwarding constituent correspondence opposing any expansion of the Westchester County Airport was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Emergency Preparedness Project: Forwarding correspondence from the Westchester County Association urging swift approval of the Westchester Community Emergency Preparedness Project was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Grant Amendment Request: Forwarding a request for a grant amendment from the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, Inc. was on the 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: HON. SUE SWANSON: Rent Guidelines Board: Forwarding two resumes for consideration to fill the Public Member vacancy on the Rent Guidelines Board was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: HON. VITO PINTO: Leg Hold Traps: Forwarding correspondence from Legislator Gordon Burrows requesting legislation be drafted outlawing the use of leg hold traps was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. THOMAS ABINANTI: Indian Point: Forwarding a copy of his proposed Resolution requesting the 110th United States Congress enact legislation that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct an Independent Safety Assessment of the Indian Point Power Plants through the reintroduction and passage of H.R.4891 and S.2488 (109th Congress) was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: LEGISLATORS OROS, LA MOTTE, SWANSON, MAISANO, BURROWS: Board of Acquisition and Contract: Proposed legislation to amend the provisions relating to the composition and powers of the Board of Acquisition and Contract and to establish certain procedures for the operation of, and the award of contracts by, the Board of Acquisition & Contract was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Office of the Westchester County Clerk was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Budget Department was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Department of Social Services was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Retention of Outside Counsel: Proposed Act authorizing the retention of Epstein, Becker and Green to act in an “of counsel” capacity to the County attorney and represent the County Executive and the County of Westchester in an action entitled Andrew J. Spano, as County Executive of the County of Westchester and the County of Westchester v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the United States of America was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations and the Committee on Environment and Energy.

COMMUNICATION: COUNTY ATTORNEY: Compromise of Claims: Proposed Act authorizing the County Attorney to compromise the claims of Westchester County to be reimbursed for health care expenditures paid to or on behalf of County employees from the proceeds of settlements with or legal actions against third-party tortfeasors was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

COMMUNICATION: HON. WILLIAM RYAN: Financial Disclosure Form: Forwarding a copy of correspondence from Mamaroneck Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner with regard to a separate financial disclosure form for volunteers was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: HON. BERNICE SPRECKMAN: Hand Gun Licensing Proposal: Forwarding copies of constituent correspondence in opposition to the proposed hand gun licensing proposal was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Legislation.

COMMUNICATION: CLERK OF THE BOARD: Designation of Deputies: Forwarding a copy of the Designation of Deputies for the Department of Correction was on the motion of Mr. Rogowsky received, filed and referred to the Committee on Appointments.

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Lease Agreement Amendment: LOCAL LAW INTRO 1 -2007: Local Law authorizing the County to amend a lease agreement with i.park Westchester LLC for approximately 100,000 square feet of space at the Metrocenter@i.park, 28 Wells Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

Mr. Kaplowitz and Mr. Alvarado 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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Sewer District Operating Budget : ACT 22-2007: An Act amending the 2006 Port Chester Sanitary Sewer District Operating Budget in the amount of $406,000.

Mr. Kaplowitz and Mr. Alvarado 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, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: Bond Act: (BOND) ACT 24-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of up to $750,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project BCR5A – Infrastructure Improvements (2001-2005).

Mr. Kaplowitz and Mr. Alvarado 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, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, LABOR & PARKS: (BOND) ACT 23-2007: An Act authorizing the issuance of up to $8,000,000 in bonds to finance Capital Project S0S01 – Ossining Waste Water Treatment Plant Performance Maintenance.

Mr. Kaplowitz and Mr. Alvarado 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, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY: DA Investigators Collective Bargaining Agreement: ACT 25-2007: An Act approving certain financial terms and conditions of employment requiring legislative approval by laws in a Collective Bargaining Agreement for those employees of Westchester County represented by the District Attorney’s Investigators PBA of Westchester County.

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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

 

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY: Memorandum of Understanding: ACT 26-2007: An Act authorizing the County, acting by and through its Department of Public Safety Services, to renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, the Town of Greenburgh and the Cities of Mt. Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill and Yonkers, through their respective police departments, for the purpose of continuing a County-wide critical incident response team.

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

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY: WCHCC Agreement: ACT 27-2007: An Act authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with WCHCC whereby the County will provide certain police services to WCHCC.

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: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Invest-in-Kids IMA: ACT 28-2007: An Act authorizing the county to enter into IMAs with the Cities of Mt. Vernon, Peekskill and White Plains, acting by and through their respective Youth Bureaus, for the provision of services under the County’s Urban Youth Initiative “Invest-in-Kids” Program.

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

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Tax Warrants: ACT 29-2007: An Act fixing the Tax Distribution Tables for the County (for County Operating Purposes and for County share of MTA), for the County Water District No. 1, and for each of the thirteen Sanitary Sewer Districts in the County.

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: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Swanson - 5

COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS: Tax Warrants: ACT 30-2007: An Act fixing and determining the amounts of County taxes (for County Operating Purposes and for County share of MTA); the Special District Taxes; and other charges against the various towns and cities in the County of Westchester; 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: Rogowsky, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burton, Kaplowitz, Myers, Pinto, Young, Chair – 10

NAY: Legislators: Oros, Burrows, LaMotte, Maisano, Swanson - 5

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Budget Director: RES 11-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Anne Reasoner as Budget Director of the Westchester County Department of Budget.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Resolution adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Council for Seniors: RES 12-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Rose M. Parisi as a District 9 Representative member of the Westchester County Council for Seniors.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Resolution adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Youth Board: RES 13-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Paul Hood as a member of the Westchester County Youth Board.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Resolution adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Board of Ethics: RES 14-2007: Resolution confirming the reappointment of Angelo Rubino as a member of the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Resolution adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Taxi & Limousine Commission: RES 15-2007: Confirming the reappointment of Richard Guberti as a member of the Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Resolution adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS: Housing Opportunity Commission: RES 16-2007: Resolution confirming the appointment of Blanca P. Lopez as a Region 4 representative member of the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Swanson presented the following Resolution and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Resolution adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote:

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY: RES 17-2007: Resolution requesting the 110th United States Congress enact legislation that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct an Independent Safety Assessment of the Indian Point Power Plants through the reintroduction and passage of H.R.4891 and S.2488 (109th Congress).

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

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

Mr. Young requested unanimous consent to consider a resolution calling on the Westchester County Board of Legislators to declare a symbolic elimination on the use of the “N” word n Westchester County beginning in the month of February also known as Black History Month. This was seconded by Mr. Alvarado and granted Resolution 18- 2007.

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

AYE: Legislators: Rogowsky, Oros, Abinanti, Alvarado, Bronz, Burrows, Burton, Kaplowitz, LaMotte, Maisano, Myers, Pinto, Swanson, Young, Chair – 15

NAY: None

MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS & CALL OF THE DISTRICTS:

Memorial Resolutions: RES 19-2007:

Mr. Oros: Myron A. Lasher.

Mr. Oros: and Mr. Ryan: David Woodward.

Mr. Burton and Ms. LaMotte : John Richard Gouveia.

Ms. Swanson: Marie DeMasi, Richard Sherman.

Mr. Kaplowitz: Francis Columbo, Kevin Conboy.

Mr. Pinto and All Legislators: James Albanese.

Mr. Pinto: Ron Doherty, Sr., Anthony J. Esposito, Martha Rogers, Mary Devenuto, Anthony Cacciola.

Mr. Pinto and Mr. Burrows: Nunziato (Tony) Circosta.

Mr. Pinto and Mr. Maisano: Fred DiCarlo.

Mr. Abinanti: Mary Broccoli.

Ms. Bronz and Mr. Ryan: Joe Mazur.

Mr. Young: Walter Royster, Stephanie Jones, Betty Byrd.

On MOTION of Legislator Rogowsky, 6th District, the Board adjourns, to meet on March 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.