CALL TO ORDER

Met jointly with the Committee on Budget & Appropriations

Guests:

Others In Attendance: CEO: Commissioner Hugh Greechan, First Deputy Commissioner Bud Niccoletti and Kevin Roseman, DPW&T; Assistant Warden Karl Vollmer and Bill Fallon, Department of Corrections; BUDGET: Gideon Grande; BOL: Legislators Borgia, Kaplowitz, A. Williams, Maher and Cunzio; Chris Crane, Greg Casciato, Alessandra Restiano, Ellen Hendrickx, Jason Chervokas GUESTS:Albert Annuziata

 

 

 

Roll Call
MINUTES APPROVAL
1. Minutes of Oct 15, 2018 11:02 AM Accepted

On motion of Legislator Parker, seconded by Legislator Covill, the minutes were approved 5 - 0.

2. Minutes of Oct 22, 2018 10:01 AM Accepted

On motion of Legislator Parker, seconded by Legislator Covill, the minutes were approved 5 - 0.

I. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. ACT-2018-200 : BOND ACT-BCR51-Fleet Vehicle Replacement Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND ($200,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project BCR51 - Fleet Vehicle Replacement.

Joint with B&A

Assistant Warden Karl Vollmer and Bill Fallon; Department of Correction; Commissioner Hugh Greechan and  First Deputy Commissioner Bud Nicoletti, DPW&T

Assistant Warden Karl Vollmer and Bill Fallon from the Department of Corrections and Commissioner Greechan from the Department of Public Works came before the members to discuss ID # 11342- Bond Act - BCR51- Fleet Vehicle Replacement. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $200,000 in bonds of the County, to finance capital project BCR51 that will fund the replacement of aging motor pool vehicles for the Department of Corrections. The It was explained that these vehicles have accumulated excessive mileage, rust and rot and are at the end of their useful life. The vehicles to be purchased include three Ford Fusion Responders, one utility Vehicle and one Ford Explorer. The vehicles are expected to be purchased by the first quarter of 2019. Discussion was held regarding the vehicles that are being replaced, and if they would be hybrid vehicles. First Deputy Bud Nicoletti who joined the meeting later, indicated that he would supply that information. There was also discussion regarding the expended obligated funds as of 2018. Gideon Grande explained that the Bond Act paperwork was created in January 2018, just after the budget had been passed and that the perceived differential between the prior appropriated funds and the approved and expended obligated funds would be reduced by the amounts spent after the January 2018 authorization.  He promised to supply the exact information to the committees. Mr. Grande explained that after a Bond Act is passed and signed, it then goes to the County Executive for approval.  After the CE has signed the Act, there is a 20 day estoppel period for the public to comment and/or challenge the Act, after which the allocated monies can be spent.  With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Tubiolo, the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

a. BOND ACT-BCR51-Fleet Vehicle Replacement-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-BCR51-Fleet Vehicle Replacement - SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
2. ACT-2019-1 : BOND ACT-RB141-Overhead Sign Structure Replacements Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT, amended, authorizing the issuance of SEVEN MILLION ($7,000,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB141 - Overhead Sign Structure Replacements, Various Locations.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti and Kevin Roseman, Traffic Engineer

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti and Kevin Roseman came before the Committee to discuss ID # 11361- Bond Act RB141- Overhead Sign Structure Replacements, Various Locations. This is an Act for an amended Bond act which will increase the $800,000 previously authorized Bond Act by an additional $6,200,000, bringing the total bonding amount to $7,000,000 which will fund the cost of design, construction management and construction associated with the replacement of overhead signs structures and/or sign panels on County roadways. The new signs will meet and/or exceed current design standards and design work is currently underway. Design should be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018. Construction is estimated to take 12 months. Because of climate change, the signs must be upgraded to withstand higher velocity winds. The design to withstand wind gusts that exceed the 110 mph standard set by State by was increased to withstand gusts up to 120 mph. The signs will be built to last a minimum of 50 years. Mr. Nicoletti stated that some signs need seed structural replacement, while others need updated paint to comply with new standards for legibility. (called conspicuity). Legislator asked for a priority lists for replacement which will be supplied by Mr. Nicoletti. He also noted that in addition to the cost for the signs and their installation, the budget includes the cost of traffic control during installation and other ancillary costs. A  list, description and maps of the signs and their locations can be accessed in the full minutes. With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Parker, the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

a. BOND ACT-RB141-Overhead Sign Structure Replacements-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-RB141-Overhead Sign Structure Replacements-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
c. WCC OVERHEAD SIGN REPLACEMENT - List & maps
3. ACT-2019-2 : BOND ACT-RB187-Old Saw Mill River Road, Mount Pleasant Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND ($700,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB187 - Old Saw Mill River Road (Westbound), CR 303, Mt. Pleasant.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti came before the Committee to discuss ID # 11362 - Bond Act RB187- Old Saw Mill River Road, Mount Pleasant. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $700,000 that will fund design, construction management and construction associated with

the rehabilitation of approximately .24 miles of roadway from 1,740 feet west of Grasslands Road to Saw Mill Parkway southbound entrance ramp including milling, resurfacing, concrete curb replacement, drainage repairs, new traffic loops, new pavement markings and related work. This road has an annual average daily count of 6,687 and is in need of rehabilitation to provide safe roadway for the traveling public. The Pavement Condition Index Rating (PCI) in 2016 was 39 and the roadway has continued to deteriorate. Design is anticipated to take six months and will be completed by in-house staff.  Construction is estimated to take six months. Legislator Shimsky asked if there was a projected plan for road maintenance. Mr. Nicoletti stated that as in this instance, the plan is to group together many projects under one contract so as to reduce cost and time.  Each group will stay under $10 million. He also noted that the roadwork covers small sections that are in bad need of repair and that these sections bring down the overall rating of the rest of the roadway(s) where they are located. With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Parker, the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

 

a. BOND ACT-RB187-Old Saw Mill River Road, Mount Pleasant-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-RB187-Old Saw Mill River Road, Mount Pleasant-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
4. ACT-2019-3 : BOND ACT-RB188-Seven Bridges Road, New Castle Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($375,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB188 - Seven Bridges Road, CR 21, New Castle.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti came before the Committee to discuss ID # 11363 - Bond Act RB188- Seven Bridges Road, New Castle. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $375,000 that will fund design, construction management and construction associated with the rehabilitation of approximately .2 miles of roadway from 300 feet north of Cedar Lane to McKesson Hill Road including milling, resurfacing, concrete curb replacement, drainage repairs, new traffic loops, new pavement markings and related work. This road has an annual average daily count of 2,494 and is in need of rehabilitation to provide safe roadway for the traveling public. The Pavement Condition Index Rating (PCI) in 2016 was 49 and the roadway has continued to deteriorate. Design is anticipated to take six months and will be completed by in house staff. Construction is estimated to take six months. With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Parker the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

a. BOND ACT-RB188-Seven Bridges Road, New Castle-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-RB188-Seven Bridges Road, New Castle-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
5. ACT-2019-4 : BOND ACT-RB189-Westchester Avenue, White Plains Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of ONE MILLION, EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND ($1,800,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB189 - Westchester Avenue (Eastbound), CR 62, White Plains.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti came before the Committee to discuss ID # 1136 - Bond Act RB189- Westchester Avenue, White Plains. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $1,800,000 that will fund design, construction management and construction associated with the rehabilitation of approximately 1.2 miles of roadway from 1,824 feet east of Anderson Hill Road to Corporate Park Drive including milling, resurfacing, concrete curb replacement, drainage repairs, new traffic loops, new pavement markings and related work. This road has an annual average daily count of 5,249 and is in need of rehabilitation to provide safe roadway for the traveling public. The Pavement Condition Index Rating (PCI) in 2016 was

52 and the roadway has continued to deteriorate. Design is anticipated to take twelve months and will be completed by consultants. Construction is estimated to take twelve months. With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Parker the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

a. BOND ACT-RB189-Westchester Avenue, White Plains-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-RB189-Westchester Avenue, White Plains-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
6. ACT-2019-5 : BOND ACT-RB191-Union Avenue, Harrison Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($275,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB191 - Union Avenue, CR94, Harrison.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti came before the Committee to discuss ID # 11365- Bond Act RB191- Union Avenue, Harrison. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $275,000 that will fund design, construction management and construction associated with the rehabilitation of approximately .14 miles of roadway from 2,005 feet east of Mamaroneck Avenue to West Street including milling, resurfacing, concrete curb replacement, drainage repairs, new traffic loops, new pavement markings and related work. This road has an annual average daily count of 5,622 and is in need of rehabilitation to provide safe roadway for the traveling public. The Pavement Condition Index Rating (PCI) in 2016 was 54 and the roadway has continued to deteriorate. Design is anticipated to take six months and will be completed by in house staff.  Construction is estimated to take six months. With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Parker the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

a. BOND ACT-RB191-Union Avenue, Harrison-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-RB191-Union Avenue, Harrison-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
7. ACT-2019-6 : BOND ACT- RB192-Long Ridge Road, Pound Ridge Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of ONE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND ($1,250,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB192 - Long Ridge Road, CR3, Pound Ridge.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti came before the Committee to discuss ID # 11366 - Bond Act RB188- Long Ridge Road, Pound Ridge. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $1,250,000 that will fund design, construction management and construction associated with the rehabilitation of approximately .84 miles of roadway from 200 feet north of Pine Brook Road to 600 feet north of Fox Hill Road and approximately .41 miles of roadway from Sunset Lane to the Connecticut State Line including milling, resurfacing, concrete curb replacement, drainage repairs, new traffic loops, new pavement markings and related work. This road has an annual average daily count of 6,653 and is in need of rehabilitation to provide safe roadway for the traveling public. The Pavement Condition Index Rating (PCI) in 2016 was 55 and the roadway has continued to deteriorate. Design is anticipated to take twelve months and will be completed by consultants.  Construction is estimated to take twelve months. With a motion by Legislator Covill and seconded by Legislator Barr the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

 

a. BOND ACT- RB192-Long Ridge Road, Pound Ridge-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT- RB192-Long Ridge Road, Pound Ridge-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
8. ACT-2019-7 : BOND ACT-RB193-Orchard Street, White Plains Signed by Committee

A BOND ACT authorizing the issuance of SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND ($625,000) DOLLARS in bonds of Westchester County to finance Capital Project RB193 - Orchard Street, CR 149, White Plains.

Joint with B&A.

DPW: First Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti

Deputy Commissioner Nicoletti came before the Committee to discuss ID # 11367 - Bond Act RB193- Orchard Street, White Plains. This is a Bond Act in the amount of $625,000 that will fund design, construction management and construction associated with the rehabilitation of approximately .25 miles of roadway from 50 feet west of Orchard Drive to Beech Street including milling, resurfacing, concrete curb replacement, drainage repairs, new traffic loops, new pavement markings and related work. This road has an annual average daily count of 12,952 and is in need of rehabilitation to provide safe roadway for the traveling public. The Pavement Condition Index Rating (PCI) in 2016 was 56 and the roadway has continued to deteriorate. Design is anticipated to take six months and will be completed by in house staff.  Construction is estimated to take six months. With a motion by Legislator Covill and seconded by Legislator Barr, the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

 

 

a. BOND ACT-RB193-Orchard Street, White Plains-DRAFT
b. BOND ACT-RB193-Orchard Street, White Plains-SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
II. OTHER BUSINESS

Unfinished Business and any other agenda items to come before the Committee.

 

III. RECEIVE & FILE
1. 11098 : HON. MARYJANE SHIMSKY: Governing Daily Article - "How Long Can a State Go Without Repairing Roads and Bridges?" Received and Filed

Forwarding a Governing Daily article entitled, "How Long Can a State Go Without Repairing Roads and Bridges?."

With a motion by Legislator Covill and seconded by Legislator Parker, the item below was received & filed with a vote of 5 to 0.

a. COMM - Governing Daily Article - "How Long Can a State Go Without Repairing Roads and Bridges?" - DRAFT
2. 11314 : HON. MARYJANE SHIMSKY: NYTimes Article - "The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground" Received and Filed

Forwarding a New York Times article entitled the "The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground."

With a motion by Legislator Covill and seconded by Legislator Parker, the item below was received & filed with a vote of 5 to 0.

 

a. COMM - NYTimes Article - "The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground" - DRAFT
3. 11316 : HON. MARYJANE SHIMSKY: Livingston County News Article - "NYSAC: Increasing funding for local roads and bridges" Received and Filed

Forwarding a Livingston County News article entitled, "NYSAC: Increasing funding for local roads and bridges an ongoing priority."

With a motion by Legislator Covill and seconded by Legislator Parker, the item below was received & filed with a vote of 5 to 0.

 

a. COMM - Livingston County News Article - "NYSAC: Increasing funding for local roads and bridges" - DRAFT
4. 11320 : HON. MARYJANE SHIMSKY: Correspondence - Support for Miller House restoration Received and Filed

Forwarding correspondence from Constance Messerly Kehoe, Executive Director of Revolutionary Westchester 250, regarding her support the restoration of Miller House and the construction of a classroom building.

With a motion by Legislator Covill and seconded by Legislator Parker, the item below was received & filed with a vote of 5 to 0.

 

a. COMM - Correspondence - Support for Miller House restoration - DRAFT
ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Legislator Covill, seconded by Legislator Parker, the Committee adjourned at {MinutesClosed:h:mm tt}.