Dutchess County Legislature

Legislative Report for Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended Legislative Committee and Board Meetings.  Also attended the Village Board Meeting. Met with 3 constituents. Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; community events; and Metro North. Conducted extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/jail construction and started reading the Expanded Full Environmental Assessment Form.

Bills: Voted for Lead Agency Resolution.  Although the County Legislature didn’t receive the EAF report which was dated August 6, 2015 until last week, under SEQR, the County became lead agency back in September by operation of law.  A Notice of Intent Letter was sent out back in August of 2015 to all involved agencies and no one objected to it.

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Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

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Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond

 

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

Impacts of Crude Oil Spill In or Near the Hudson River

Crude Oil Spill

County Officials passed Resolution No. 2015107 requesting that NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) complete a full environmental impact study on the increasing amounts of crude oil being transported via trains and barges to refineries by way of the Hudson River.