Westchester Legislators: Board Meeting Preview and Media Schedule for Week of May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2013

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-815-4462 (cell)

Westchester Board of Legislators: Week of May 19

Board & Committee Meeting Preview and Media Schedule

A preview of what is happening at the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) next week:

Monday, May 20, 2013

9:00 AM

Public Safety & Security – Hon. Virginia Perez, Chair

Committee Coordinator: Debby Linhardt (914-995-8163)

1) Emergency Services Commissioner John Cullen to discuss the inter-municipal agreements (IMAs) with Westchester municipalities for the county to distribute specialized equipment; for fire suppression services with the Valhalla and Hawthorne Fire Districts; and the regional partnership agreement with Dutchess and Putnam Counties to receive funding from the 2012 Hazardous Materials Grant Program

10:00 AM

Budget & Appropriations – Hon. Judy Myers, Chair

Committee Coordinator: Sally Schecter (914-995-2832)

1) Emergency Services Commissioner John Cullen and Chief Information Officer John McCaffrey to discuss the IMAs for fire suppression services with the Valhalla and Hawthorne Fire Districts and Emergency 911 Equipment Replacement

2) Community Mental staff to discuss the agreement with Westchester County Health Care Corporation for Employee Assistance Program Services

3) Department of Health staff to discuss the agreement with the Westchester County Health Care Corp. and Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physicians Services for the County to refer patients for x-ray and Tuberculosis services

4) Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Patty Chemka to discuss entering into a grant agreement with the FAA for the Storm Water Management Program, and for Heavy Equipment Acquisition

5) Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor to discuss the Playland Reporting Act

6) Deputy Planning Commissioner Norma Drummond to discuss the purchase and transfer of property to develop 75 affordable Affirmatively Further Fair Housing rental units at Route 6 and Clayton Blvd. in Somers

7:00 PM

Regular Meeting of the Board of Legislators in the Chamber

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

7:20 AM

Board of Legislators Majority Leader Peter Harckham with WVOX Host T.J. McCormack

Weekly radio chat

Listen LIVE on WVOX radio 1460AM. Web streaming LIVE at http://www.wvox.com

Listeners have the opportunity to call in with questions at 914-636-0110 or by emailing westchesterbolradio@gmail.com

10:00 AM

Government Operations—Hon. Catherine Borgia, Chair

Committee Coordinator: Tara Bernard (914-995-6297)

1) Public Safety Commissioner George Longworth to discuss Bond Acts for Heavy Equipment and Public Safety Headquarters Building

2) Bill Mooney to discuss the plan for rolling out and moving forward with the Sustainable Playland agreement

3) Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor and Peter Tartaglia to discuss their analysis of last year’s marketing activities for Playland and their marketing plan for this year

4) Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Patty Chemka to discuss Airport related bond acts for Storm Water Management Program, Rehabilitation of Various Taxiways, Airport Planning Studies, Heavy Equipment Acquisition, Miscellaneous Restoration and Rehabilitation, and Terminal System Upgrade

5) Department of Public Works staff to provide a bridge update and discuss placing a bench at a bus stop on the eastbound side of Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers across from the Shoprite County

6) Executive Chief of Staff George Oros to discuss the gift of property from a Somers Resident

1:00 PM

Community Services—Hon. Alfreda Williams, Chair

Committee Coordinator: Melanie Montalto (914-995-8620)

1) Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler to provide an update on the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals and discuss any next steps

4:00 PM

Press conference announcing the 2013 Jandon Scholars

BOL Rotunda

Thursday, May 23, 2013

7:35 AM

Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins with WVOX Host T.J. McCormack

Weekly radio chat

Listen LIVE on WVOX radio 1460AM. Web streaming LIVE at http://www.wvox.com

Listeners have the opportunity to call in with questions at 914-636-0110 or by emailing westchesterbolradio@gmail.com

Please note: Latest Board and committee meeting agendas (including “TBA” agendas) posted online at http://westchesterlegislators.com/component/jevents/month.calendar/

*** All meetings are WEB STREAMED LIVE on the Legislature’s website at http://www.westchesterlegislators.com. Just press the MEETING VIDEO-ON-DEMAND button and scroll down to the COMMITTEE section ***

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