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Board of Legislators Response to State of the County (with video)

Board of Legislators Response to State of the County (with video)

  Board of Legislators (BOL) Chairman Michael Kaplowitz, a Democrat representing Somers, New Castle and Yorktown delivered the BOL’s response to County Executive Rob Astorino’s State of the County Address.  Below is a link to the video and a transcript of his statement. Read more

Released:04-23-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator Harckham Calls for New Federal Hearing on Gas Pipeline

Legislator Harckham Calls for New Federal Hearing on Gas Pipeline

Legislator Peter Harckham (D) North Salem, Has made a formal request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to suspend the approval process for the expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline that bisects the 1500 acre Blue Mountain Reservation, part of the Westchester County Parks System.  Legislator Harckham is Chair of the Board of Legislators Parks, Planning and Housing (LPPH) Committee.  The LPPH Committee has been monitoring the Algonquin... Read more

Released:04-08-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators to Receive Playland Report, Update from Astorino Administration

Legislators to Receive Playland Report, Update from Astorino Administration

On Wednesday, Legislator Peter Harckham (D) North Salem, Chair of the Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing Committee, (LPPH) announced, at a meeting of the committee, that Deputy County Executive, Kevin Plunkett would forward to the BOL, the report on operations at Playland Amusement Park that was produced by Consultant Dan Biederman of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures.  Read more

Released:04-02-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator Sheila Marcotte Proposes Website Improvements to Protect Consumers Against Unscrupulous Contractor’s

Legislator Sheila Marcotte Proposes Website Improvements to Protect Consumers Against Unscrupulous Contractor’s

Legislator Sheila Marcotte (R) Eastchester, New Rochelle, Tuckahoe, has proposed a plan to allow Westchester residents to more easily access two county databases that monitor home improvement contractors.  The proposal would allow consumers the ability to easily check both a contractor’s licensing status as well as if the contractor has any liens and or judgements against them, all on one webpage. Read more

Released:03-17-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Authorize Action to Recover $17 Million of Taxpayer Money

Westchester Legislators Authorize Action to Recover $17 Million of Taxpayer Money

On Monday at a Special Meeting of the Board of Legislators legislation was passed that enabled County Attorney Robert Meehan to amend the legal proceedings against the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The vote was unanimous. The court action is an attempt to recover approximately $17 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) that were earmarked for Westchester County but reallocated outside of Westchester by HUD. Read more

Released:03-16-2015 | See More _Newsroom

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Government Operations (2012-13)

 

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Chair: Catherine Borgia


Commitee Members: Gordon Burrows, Peter Harckham, Judy Myers, Virginia Perez, William Ryan, MaryJane Shimsky, Michael Smith, Bernice Spreckman, Alfreda Williams


Staff: Tara Bernard


The Committee on Government Operations (GO) is a new committee that merges the Committee on Housing, Planning and Government Operations (HPGO) and the Committee on Public Works, Transportation, Labor and Parks (PWTLP)—into one committee providing oversight on a number of County projects, issues and initiatives. Because of the numerous topics covered by Government Operations, meetings are structured to separately address the primary interests of the original committees.

For meetings dealing with public works, transportation and parks issues Tara Bernard is the coordinator.  This part of the committee monitors construction and maintenance projects that relate to county-owned and operated infrastructure, including its 200 bridges and 179 miles of county-owned roadway; 7 County-operated wastewater treatment plants; sewer and water lines; a materials recovery facility that receives recyclables collected by 35 municipalities; Westchester County Airport, the Norwood Jackson Correctional Facility and the county’s office buildings, parking structures and county courthouse. The Committee also oversees the Parks Department’s management of Rye Playland, Westchester County Center and the county’s more than 17,000 acres, 50 recreational facilities and 6 public golf courses

Debby Linhardt is the coordinator for meetings dealing with affordable housing programs, projects and issues, planning topics, and government operations which includes oversight over the agencies, commissions, boards and departments of the County Executive's Office, Human Resources & Labor, the Board of Elections (including HAVA issues), Westchester Community College, and the County Clerk's Office. The Committee also evaluates and analyzes proposed labor legislation to determine if the government policy underlying the legislation is fair to workers and reviews and evaluates labor policies and issues of concern.  For housing and planning issues, the committee includes non-legislator advisory members who are leaders in the business and housing communities: Thomas McGrath, Sr. VP, Community Preservation Corp.; Albert Annunziata, Exec. Dir., Building and Realty Institute; Dennis McDermott, Vice President and regional community relations officer for JPMorgan Chase Bank; Blanca Lopez, Director of the Neighborhood Preservation Co.of Human Development Services of Westchester, Port Chester, NY.

Committee agenda items are generally referred to the Committee from the Board of Legislators agenda and includes communications on proposed legislation from the County Executive and the legislators, other proposals, news items and correspondence from the public on issues of interest. The Committee further initiates and explores topics of public interest and advises the County Board of further action required. Items voted out of committee are sent to the County Board for approval.


QUICK LINKS

Proposed Playland Improvement Plan (Oct 2, 2013)

Winbrook Phase I - Executive Summary

Certificate of Incorporation with Sustainable Playland

Asset Management Agreement with Sustainable Playland 

Profit/Loss for Tibbetts Pool & Wilson's Woods

Bridge Strikes:

- American Transportation Research Institute Research Findings on Truck Navigation Systems

- Bridge Strike Prevention Signs

Playland Informational Request Vendor Response Version 1 (posted 5/29/2013)

Presentation by Save Playland Amusement Park (4/30/2013) (Video)

Presentation on Playland by Sustainable Playland (Video),  

- Presentation by Mega Funworks  (1/29/13) (Video

- Presentation by American Skating Entertainment Centers (1/29/13) (Video

- Presentation by Pinnacle Indoor Sports (1/29/13) (Video

Presentation on Playland by Standard Amusements (Video)

Presentation on Playland by Central Amusements International (Video)

Presentation on Playland by Legoland (Video)

 


PLAYLAND WEEKLY UPDATES

 

Week ending 6/23/2013: Weekly Attendance | 

Week ending 6/30/2013: Weekly AttendanceReport on Accounts

Week ending 7/7/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts

Week ending 7/14/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 7/21/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 7/28/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 8/4/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 8/11/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 8/18/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 8/25/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 9/1/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 9/8/2013: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Week ending 9/29/2013/FINAL: Weekly Attendance | Report on Accounts | 2013 Attendance Report by Type

Weather Impact Summary 2004-2012

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