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Chairman Kaplowitz Announces Task Force to Review-Ethics Waiver Requests

Chairman Kaplowitz Announces Task Force to Review-Ethics Waiver Requests

In 2014, the Westchester County Charter Revision Commission recommended several updates to the Board of Legislators (BOL) regarding the Ethics Board and dealing with employment waiver requests.  The BOL has been discussing this issue and debating various reforms since that time. Read more

Released:08-04-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Board of Legislators, Ferari Associates Agree on Deal to Fund Studies on ‘North 60’ Development

Board of Legislators, Ferari Associates Agree on Deal to Fund Studies on ‘North 60’ Development

Today at the weekly meeting of the Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contracts an amendment was approved to an existing contract with Fareri Associates LP to reimburse the county for studies which are being done on the proposed $1.2 billion bio-science project at the Grasslands Campus.  The project which seeks to develop 60 acres of county-owned property along with an adjacent tract of 20 acres owned by Fareri next... Read more

Released:08-04-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator Testa Proposes Resolution Opposing New Oil Barge Anchorage Sites on Hudson River

Legislator Testa Proposes Resolution Opposing New Oil Barge Anchorage Sites on Hudson River

Legislator John Testa (R) Peekskill, The Board of Legislators’ (BOL) Minority Leader is sponsoring a resolution voicing the BOL’s opposition to a proposed U.S. Coast Guard rule which would create anchorage sites in the Hudson River for vessels carrying oil to refinery’s south of Westchester County. Read more

Released:08-23-2016 | See More _Newsroom

BOL Litigation Committee Rejects Rye City’s Environmental Claims

BOL Litigation Committee Rejects Rye City’s Environmental Claims

On Thursday, the Board of Legislators (BOL) Litigation Committee met with County Attorney Robert Meehan to discuss Westchester County’s response to the Article 78 court action brought against Westchester County by Rye City Mayor Joe Sack.  Among other things, the City of Rye’s complaint claims that the County should not be the lead agency in certifying compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and that Mayor Sack and... Read more

Released:08-25-2016 | 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.

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