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BOL Committee Receives Independent Report on Environmental Impact of Proposed Gas Pipeline Expansion in County Park

BOL Committee Receives Independent Report on Environmental Impact of Proposed Gas Pipeline Expansion in County Park

Recommendations Include Not Widening Right of Way, Surveying Wetlands, $$ for Monitoring White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor, Parks, Planning & Housing Committee (LPPH), chaired by Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North Salem), met today to receive and discuss a new, independent environmental assessment of potential impacts to Blue Mountain Reservation from the expansion project proposed by the Houston, Texas-based Spectra Energy Corporation for its Algonquin natural... Read more

Released:01-15-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Democrat and Republican Leaders Tout Shared Services

Democrat and Republican Leaders Tout Shared Services

  White Plains, NY - In a bipartisan vote, the Board of Legislators authorized an intermunicipal agreement (IMA) between the County and the Town of Cortlandt whereby the County will provide police services to the Town that will supplement the New York State Police, the agency responsible for patrolling and responding to emergencies in Cortlandt.The vote took place at the regular meeting of the Board of Legislators on Monday evening and... Read more

Released:01-08-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Democratic Legislators Urge Administration to Install Temporary Street Lights along Playland Parkway

Democratic Legislators Urge Administration to Install Temporary Street Lights along Playland Parkway

  White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislators Catherine Parker (D-Rye) and MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson) urged the Astorino Administration today to install temporary street lights along a stretch of the Playland Parkway as soon as possible. The County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) has said that it will be replacing the street lamps in place now along the roadway, but many have been out of service for over a year. In... Read more

Released:01-07-2015 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator MaryJane Shimsky and Senator Charles Schumer Speak at Ashford Avenue Bridge

Legislator MaryJane Shimsky and Senator Charles Schumer Speak at Ashford Avenue Bridge

"Legislator MaryJane Shimsky shows Senator Charles Schumer one of the problem spots on the Ashford Avenue Bridge.  Legislator Shimsky spoke at the Senator's press conference calling for prompt federal approval of the AAB's rehabilitation project."           Read more

Released:01-05-2015 | See More _Newsroom

BOL Majority Leader Borgia Introduces Children’s Product Safety Act

BOL Majority Leader Borgia Introduces Children’s Product Safety Act

  White Plains, NY - Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) recently introduced legislation requiring retailers to test toys for sale which may contain certain dangerous chemicals, thus potentially preventing them from ever reaching county residents, and today, along with several of her colleagues from the Democratic Caucus, she joined health and environmental advocates to unveil a report at a special press conference detailing the presence... Read more

Released:12-10-2014 | 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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