Westchester County
New York


HON. KENNETH JENKINS: West Nile Virus Prevention Act


Department:Board of LegislatorsSponsors:D16 Legislator Kenneth W. Jenkins


  1. COMM-West Nile Virus Prevention Act-DRAFT


A Memo of Legislation proposing, an ACT to require all Westchester County storm water basins be treated based on formula derived from the previous winters weather pattern.

Meeting History

Apr 16, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Legislators Regular Meeting

On motion of Mr. Harckham the above item was received, filed and referred to the Committees on Legislation, Environment & Energy and Budget & Appropriations.

Sep 4, 2012 3:00 PM Video Terms 2010-15 (Environment & Energy) Committee Meeting

Chair Kaplowitz noted that there was no proposed legislation before us at this time.

Chair Kaplowitz thanked WCDOH Deputy Commissioner Morrissey and Mr. Vaselekos for attending and addressing the committee. He also thanked them for the work they and their staff do related to WNV and all environment and health issues.

The DOH staff reviewed their standard operating procedures regarding to West Nile Virus (WNV) prevention and treatment. The County purchased some flat-head minnows and put them in ponds on golf courses to test how long they would live with larvacide.

The members of the Legislature's Pest Management Committee (PMC) also addressed the committee on this issue. Most stated that they would expand the larvacide program. A summary of their remarks, along with the June 2012 WCDOH Data Brief on WNV, were handed out to the committee members and are on file.

Chair Kaplowitz thanked the members of the PMC for their work on this and all topics.