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
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
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
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.
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.