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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

Negotiate Not Litigate

Negotiate Not Litigate

  Statement from Chairman Michael Kaplowitz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision on County of Westchester v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Read more

Released:02-18-2015 | See More _Newsroom

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County Legislator Shimsky Named to Mass Transit Task Force for Bridge to Replace the Tappan Zee

White Plains, NY - Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson) has been named to a twenty-nine member task force to examine mass transit options for the new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. The announcement was issued on Friday by New York State Thruway Authority Board Chairman Howard P. Milstein.   

The task force has been charged with identifying transit options for the new bridge and the I-287 corridor through Westchester and Rockland counties; developing funding strategies to establish and sustain transit operations; and creating a corridor management plan to ensure a viable transit system.

“Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge provides us with the opportunity to develop the regional mass transit system that our area needs,” said Shimsky. “The combined bridge replacement and transit undertaking will be the single largest infrastructure project in the Hudson Valley, creating tens of thousands of jobs and remaking our region for the better.  I am honored to be included on the task force that will facilitate such important work.”

Legislator Shimsky, who represented former New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky on the Tappan Zee's Stakeholders Advisory Working Group (SAWG) for Traffic and Transit from 2007 through 2010, has devoted much of her tenure on the Westchester County Board of Legislators to infrastructure issues and called public attention to the deteriorating condition of County-owned bridges.

Tags: District 12-MaryJane Shimsky

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