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BOL Committee Members Troubled by Possible Environmental Impact from Pipeline Expansion on County’s Blue Mountain Reservation

BOL Committee Members Troubled by Possible Environmental Impact from Pipeline Expansion on County’s Blue Mountain Reservation

Letter to Federal Energy Regulation Committee Demands Additional Review of Project White Plains, NY – In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) delivered yesterday afternoon, several members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor, Parks, Planning & Housing Committee expressed their serious concern with the environmental impacts of the proposed Spectra Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM ) natural gas pipeline expansion project within Blue Mountain Reservation, which... Read more

Released:11-14-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator Harckham Tells Westchester “Stop Leaking Taxpayer Money”

Legislator Harckham Tells Westchester “Stop Leaking Taxpayer Money”

Calls for Audit of County’s Antiquated Plumbing Fixtures White Plains, NY - Westchester County Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North Salem) has proposed a bill at the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) that would direct the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) to conduct an audit of water fixtures in all County buildings, parks and other facilities to determine how much water—and taxpayer money—could be saved by the installation of... Read more

Released:10-28-2014 | See More _Newsroom

BOL Majority Leader Borgia Hosts Women’s Business Forum at WCC

BOL Majority Leader Borgia Hosts Women’s Business Forum at WCC

    White Plains, NY - Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) hosted a forum last week entitled “Keeping the Doors Open for Business” aimed at local small businesses owned and operated by women. The event was the first in a series intended for small businesses in Westchester County. The forum took place at the Westchester Community College (WCC) Gateway Center in Valhalla, NY. The WCC Gateway to... Read more

Released:10-15-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Pass Bond Act for Water Treatment, Saves Taxpayers $90 million

Westchester Legislators Pass Bond Act for Water Treatment, Saves Taxpayers $90 million

On Monday, October 6th, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) passed a critical bond act that will save Westchester County taxpayers up to $80 million and hopefully end the threat of $37,500 per day in fines levied against Westchester County from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Read more

Released:10-06-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Vice Chair Maisano Proposes Law to Combat Impact of "Puppy Mills"

Vice Chair Maisano Proposes Law to Combat Impact of "Puppy Mills"

  Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Jim Maisano (R, New Rochelle) proposed legislation this week that would ensure that dogs and cats sold by pet "dealers” or “sellers" in Westchester County are maintained in a safe and healthy environment, and his legislation seeks to stop the unregulated flow of puppies from high volume and inhumane breeders and their transporters. Read more

Released:09-19-2014 | 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)

 


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Weather Impact Summary 2004-2012

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