Legislation

Legislative Report for Dec. 3, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Public Hearing on the Proposed 2016 County Budget.  Continued reviewing the 2016 Proposed County Budget.  Made numerous calls and conducted research pertaining to the resolution reducing the hours of Dutchess County Airport operations which is on the December county legislative agenda.  Also participated in the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA meeting and handled some commuter concerns regarding the MTA and parking tickets being issued at the New Hamburg Train Station by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. Responded to calls and emails regarding the timbering in Wilcox Park; the fight for increase in wages; criminal justice reform and our mental health crisis; economic development; family services and affordable housing; the 2016 County Budget; the Wappinger FEMA LOMR Application; and upcoming community events.

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December 1 Board Meeting Agenda – Public Hearing on Proposed Budget

Budget 2

The December 1 Board meeting agenda is available at the following link:

http://www.dutchessny.gov/concalendar/calendar.aspx?DeptID=225&ViewType=List#

Legislative Report for Nov. 19, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Conducted an extensive review of the 2016 Proposed County Budget as well as the December Committee agenda as it relates to the County Airport. The Airport FBO wants to reduce its hours of operation from 7am-9:30pm to 7am-7pm going forward.  Responded to calls and emails regarding the timbering in Wilcox Park; the fight for increase in wages; Dutchess County Airport; criminal justice reform; economic development; family services and affordable housing; the MTA and tickets being issued at the New Hamburg Train Station; the 2016 County Budget; the Wappinger FEMA LOMR Application; National Day of Action for Puerto Rico; and upcoming community events.

County Committee Agenda – Pesticide Notification; Well Testing; Toxic Toys; and Microbeads

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an 80,000 member nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to protect NY’s environment and public health will be attending the Government Services and Administration Committee meeting at 5:30 tomorrow.  We will hear testify in support of all four bills up for public hearing tomorrow:

 ·         2015214 A LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING PESTICIDE NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION

·         2015215 A LOCAL LAW FOR WELL TESTING TO PROTECT PROPERTY BUYERS, TENANTS, AND CUSTOMERS OF COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY FROM DRINKING CONTAMINATED WATER

·         2015216 THE CHILDREN’S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT OF 2015

·         2015238 A LOCAL LAW IN RELATION TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PERSONAL COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Citizens Campaign for the Environment have experience working on these issues and have been working  with several counties over the past year (Albany, Suffolk, Westchester on Toxic Toys; Erie, Suffolk, Albany, NYC on Microbeads) to enact similar legislation.

October 8, 2015 County Committee Agenda

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

This month’s agenda is available at the following link:

http://www.dutchessny.gov/concalendar/calendar.aspx?DeptID=225&ViewType=List#

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
4:30 PM Budget, Finance, & Personnel
5:00 PM Public Works & Capital Projects
5:15 PM Public Safety
5:30 PM Government Services & Administration

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
4:30 PM Budget, Finance, & Personnel

2015245 AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT TO AMEND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT TO EXPEND SECTION 108 LOAN REPAYMENTS

2015246 AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AGREEMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE NECESSITY OF COUNTY’S REVIEW AND COMMENT ON CERTAIN LOCAL ACTIONS PURSUANT TO GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW SECTION 239

PRESENTATION: MERGER OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE – CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH (DBCH)

INVITED:
Planning & Development; County Attorney; Budget; County Executive; Mental Hygiene; Health; and Human Resources

5:00PM   Public Works & Capital Projects
2015239 AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (K007150) AND AMENDING THE 2015 ADOPTED COUNTY BUDGET AS IT PERTAINS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – PUBLIC TRANSIT DIVISION (ET5680)

2015240 AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE METRO-NORTH (MTA) LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL NON-PROFIT FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES ON LICENSED PROPERTY FOR THE HOPEWELL DEPOT RESTORATION CORPORATION, AND FOR OTHER COUNTY ACTIVITIES ON THE LICENSED PROPERTY

2015241 AUTHORIZING TWO ACQUISITIONS IN FEE FROM ETHEL BEST FOR THE PROJECT IDENTIFIED AS BRIDGE M-7, COUNTY ROUTE 51 (ACADEMY HILL ROAD) BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER THE ROELIFF-JANSEN KILL, TOWN OF MILAN, DUTCHESS COUNTY
INVITED:
Public Works

5:15PM   Public Safety

2015242 AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION SERVICES BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF TO REQUESTING MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

2015243 AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION SERVICES BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS

2015244 AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION SERVICES BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF TO FIRE DISTRICTS

INVITED:
Sheriff

5:30PM   Government Services & Administration
2015214 A LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING PESTICIDE NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION

2015215 A LOCAL LAW FOR WELL TESTING TO PROTECT PROPERTY BUYERS, TENANTS, AND CUSTOMERS OF COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY FROM DRINKING CONTAMINATED WATER

2015216 THE CHILDREN’S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT OF 2015

2015238 A LOCAL LAW IN RELATION TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PERSONAL COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

INVITED:
Health

Dutchess County Legislature July Committee Agenda

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

This month’s agenda is available at the following link:

http://www.dutchessny.gov/concalendar/calendar.aspx?DeptID=225&ViewType=List#

Meeting times are as follows
4:30 PM Public Works & Capital Projects
5:00 PM Family & Human Services
5:15 PM Government Services & Administration
5:30 PM Budget, Finance, & Personnel