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Legislators David Tubiolo and Lyndon Williams Secure Funding for Summer Basketball Program for the City of Mount Vernon

Legislators David Tubiolo and Lyndon Williams Secure Funding for Summer Basketball Program for the City of Mount Vernon

Recently, at the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Legislators David Tubiolo (R-Mount Vernon & Yonkers) and Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) secured funding for the Summer Basketball Program for the City of Mount Vernon. The grant was for $20,600. Read more

Released:12-02-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators Set Schedule for Budget, Airport Lease Review

Legislators Set Schedule for Budget, Airport Lease Review

On Thursday, The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) received County Executive Rob Astorino’s proposed 2017 Operating Budget.  The $1.8 Billion budget does not raise taxes or cut jobs but it comes with a $15 million hole that the County Executive wants the BOL to fill by passing a 40 year lease with a private equity firm to take over operations at the Westchester County Airport.  The County Executive announced... Read more

Released:11-11-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Budget and Appropriations Committee Reviews Proposed Capital Budget

Budget and Appropriations Committee Reviews Proposed Capital Budget

  On Monday the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Budget and Appropriations Committee met with the County’s Budget Director to review County Executive Rob Astorino’s proposed 2017 Capital Budget.  The Capital Budget details the County’s anticipated costs for infrastructure items like roads, bridges, parks and county owned facilities.  Read more

Released:10-18-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester County Legislators Pass Resolution Against Hudson River Oil Barge Anchorage Site

Westchester County Legislators Pass Resolution Against Hudson River Oil Barge Anchorage Site

On Monday evening, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously passed a resolution opposing the U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to create 10 anchorage sites for up to 43 oil vessels in the Hudson River between Yonkers and Ulster County.  Nearly 1000 acres of the Hudson River would be used by the anchorage sites off the shores of Westchester county alone. Read more

Released:09-13-2016 | See More _Newsroom

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Westchester Legislators’ Public Information Session on Playland Revitalization a Big Success

Playland

 

White Plains, NY – More than 200 people flocked to the Little Theater at the Westchester County Center last night for a public information session on the four proposals to revitalize Playland, the 280-acre County Park and National Historic landmark. The event was hosted by the Westchester County Board of Legislators and moderated by Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining), chair of the BOL’s Government Operations Committee

 

The info session began with trade show-style presentations from representatives of the four revitalization proposals—Sustainable Playland, Standard Amusements, Central Amusements and the Paidia Company / Legoland—and attendees spent over an hour perusing displays, talking with the various representatives and gathering flyers and other materials related to the different proposals. The BOL’s entire Democratic caucus and one Republican legislator also showed up for the event.

 

The four proposals were presented in detail to the public, and then Borgia led an hour-long Q & A period in which both broad and specific concerns were addressed to the representatives of the revitalization proposals.

 

“I’m very pleased that so many people turned out for this information session,” said Borgia. “It was important for our evaluation process to give members of the public an opportunity to see the four proposals side by side and discern the differences between them. That’s the level of openness and transparency to the decision-making process regarding the future of Playland rightfully deserves.”

 

The BOL moved forward last month with its evaluation of the top four proposals for the revitalization of Playland when the BOL Government Operations Committee outlined goals for the decision process and began in-depth discussions with the four Playland RFP respondents regarding proposed operations, financial viability and intended modifications to the park and infrastructure.

 

Many of the questions fielded by the representatives of the four proposals dealt with economic viability, maintaining Playland’s amusement offerings, environmental protections, public access and projected attendance figures.

 

“The Board of Legislators has made a lot of information is available on the decision process because the revitalization of Playland will impact residents throughout the county, as well as in Rye,” said Borgia, who added that the BOL Government Operations Committee will soon make its own recommendation about which Playland proposal is right for Westchester.

 

“After that, the Board of Legislators will look to collaborate with the Administration in working with the group entrusted with Playland’s future,” said Borgia.

 

In today’s meeting of the County’s Acquisition and Contract Board, BOL Chairman Jenkins (D-Yonkers) provided for the record prior legislation showing that in 1980 the BOL had approved the management agreement with Marriott to operate Playland.

 

Also, the BOL has retained the services of an outside auditor to review the financial aspects of all four Playland revitalization proposals.

 

Links to each of the Playland proposal presentation can be found on the Government Operations Committee page on the BOL website: http://westchesterlegislators.com/committees.html?id=2029

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