(WHITE PLAINS, NY) During last night’s Board of Legislators meeting, an inter-municipal agreement (IMA) between Westchester County and the City of White Plains was approved to provide the City with a 2002 Equipment Response Vehicle (ERV) for use when responding to calls within New York State Counter Terrorism Zone 3.  White Plains will pay the County $1 every year for the next 4 years for the enhancement to their public safety department.  

Legislator Ben Boykin, who is the Chairman of the Board of Legislators’ Public Safety and Social Services Committee and represents White Plains said, “During a time where we need to take every precaution to protect our residents, enhancing the tools at the disposal of public safety departments everywhere is a wise use of taxpayers’ money.  This will only cost White Plains taxpayers a total of $4 over the next 4 years.”

In 2015, Westchester County purchased a new ERV for hazardous devices and no longer requires the use of the older model.  The 2002 vehicle only has 20,000 miles on it and is still functional and strongly complements the County’s new vehicle.  

“After we successfully fought to hire additional police officers, I’m glad we can offer Westchester residents another public safety improvement by having these two resources located in the immediate area,” Boykin concluded.

The IMA passed the full Board of Legislators by a vote of 16-0.