TWENTIETH DAY

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

December 21, 1999

 

 

          Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the County Legislature of Suffolk County, New York, held in the County Center, Riverhead, New York, at 9:30 a.m., pursuant to notice duly given.

 

          The meeting was called to order at 9:40 a.m. by Presiding Officer Hackeling.  The Clerk called the roll and the following were found present:  Legislators Caracciolo, Guldi, Caracappa, Fisher, Levy, Carpenter, Holst, Bishop, Postal, Tonna, D'Andre, and Hackeling.  Legislators *Towle, *Haley, *Foley, Rizzo, *Alden, and *Binder being absent.

 

          Pledge of Allegiance followed by invocation.

 

*  9:45 a.m. - Legislator Alden arrived.

 

*  9:50 a.m. - Legislator Towle arrived.

 

*  9:55 a.m. - Legislator Foley arrived.

 

*10:50 a.m. - Legislator Binder arrived.

 

*11:10 a.m. - Legislator Haley arrived.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Suffolk County Executive Pro Forma Resolutions:

 

No. 141-99 - (Corrected Copy)  Accepting and appropriating fund in the amount $2,939.00, on behalf of the Suffolk County Office for Women’s Services from various organizations for participation in Women’s Health Awareness Day.

 

No. 156-99 - Accepting and appropriating funds in the amount of $2,450.00 which represent 50% of the fines collected by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for violations of the New York State Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act.

 

No. 157-99 - Accepting and appropriating Federal asset forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department from the DEA in the amount of $5,974.03.

 

No. 158-99 - Accepting and appropriating funds in the amount of $1,750.00 which represent 50% of the fines collected by the Suffolk County Health Services for violations of the New York State Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act.

 

No. 159-99 - Accepting and appropriating State forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the amount of $10,000.00.

 

No. 160-99 - Accepting and appropriating State forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department in the amount of $2,925.00.

 

No. 161-99 - Accepting and appropriating State forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the amount of $1,280.26.

 

No. 162-99 - Accepting and appropriating State forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the amount of $50,000.00.

 

No. 163-99 - Accepting and appropriating funds in the amount of $293.00, on behalf of the Suffolk County Office for Women’s Services from various organizations for participation in Women’s Health Awareness Day.

 

No. 164-99 - Accepting and appropriating NYS asset forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department in the amount of $1,500.00.

 

No. 165-99 - Accepting and appropriating Federal asset forfeiture funds on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department from the DEA in the amount of $16,852.00.

 

No. 166-99 - Accepting and appropriating funds in the amount of $3,775.00 which represent 50% of the fines collected by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for violations of the New York State Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act.

 

John C. Cochrane, County Treasurer:  On Dec. 3, 1999 the SC Treasurer borrowed the following amounts from the indicated funds:  Fund #475 - Water Protection $5,300,000.00 and these funds were repaid on Dec. 6, 1999.

 

Fleet Bank as Investment Manager:  Statement for the Vanderbilt Museum Trust Fund for the period Nov. 1-30, 1999.

 

Suffolk County, New York:  Preliminary Official Statement dated Dec. 8, 1999 for $35,000,000 Public Improvement (Serial) Bonds, 1999 Series C AND $250,000,000 Tax Anticipation Notes, 2000 (RA Series I) and Notice of Sale.

 

State of New York Public Service Commission:  CASE 99-G-1469 - Petition of the Brooklyn Union Gas Company and KeySpan Gas East Corp. for a multi-year restructuring agreement - Procedural Ruling (Issued Dec. 17, 1999).

 

 

*** THERE WERE NO PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR THIS MEETING ***

 

          Mr. Foley offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Hackeling and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  16 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 2 absent, Mr. Haley and Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2264   - 1999

Introduced by the Presiding Officer

 

RESOLUTION NO.   1257     -1999, AMENDING THE IMPLEMENTING OF TAXES FOR THE YEAR 1999-2000 FOR THE TOWNS OF BROOKHAVEN, EAST HAMPTON, SHELTER ISLAND  (TOWN PORTION OF TAX LEVY ONLY)

 

          BE IT RESOLVED, that the taxes for the year 1999-2000 be levied as amended against the taxable property in the Town of Shelter Island and Town of Brookhaven to revise the amount to include the STAR program exemption and for the Town of East Hampton to revise the amount of Town General Fund which was incorrectly reported to the Legislature as follows, to wit:

   

TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

School Districts

$

4,775,914.00

Highway (Town Wide)

 

482,202.00

Highway (Town Outside Village Wide)

 

137,850.00

Fire Districts

 

380,950.00

Sewer Districts (Town Only)

 

28,800.00

General (Town Wide)

 

2,437,766.00

General (Town Outside Village)

 

114,365.00

TOTAL TOWN PURPOSES

$

8,357,847.00

 

 

 

County Tax - General Mandated

$

368,127.00

County Tax - General Discretionary

 

445,566.00

1997-1998 Surplus - County Tax General Mandated

 

(545,926.00)

1997-1998 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

82,191.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Mandated

 

15,442.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

115,890.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Mandated

 

4,691.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Discretionary

 

26,194.00

District Superintendent of Schools

 

175.00

SUB-TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

512,350.00

LESS CREDITS:

 

 

         Excess Tax Extension

 

(278.04)

NET TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

512,071.96

 

 

 

Adjustments Mandated By Law

 

 

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-County

 

14,821.45

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-Comm.College

 

713.45

Erroneous  Assessments & Tax Refunds-Town Only

 

35,568.46

 

 

 

Sum Total of Adjustments Mandated by Law

$

51,103.36

 

 

 

TOTAL COUNTY PURPOSES

$

563,175.32

 

 

 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF LEVY

$

8,921,022.32

 

 

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN

 

 

School Districts

$

504,226,987.01

STAR Exemption

 

(38,275,451,08)

Highway (Town Wide)

 

27,562,619.89

Highway (Town Outside Village)

 

1,177,380.11

Fire Districts

 

43,540,715.89

Fire Protection Districts

 

307,291.00

Water Districts

 

455,556.00

Lighting Districts

 

4,420,000.00

Sewer Districts (Town Only)

 

143,100.03

Refuse and Garbage Districts

 

25,978,143.00

Ambulance Districts

 

4,251,941.00

Park Districts

 

56,658.00

Dock Districts

 

17,389.00

Unpaid Water Rents

 

1,721.54

Demolition Unsafe Structures

 

558,588.02

Erosion Control Districts

 

749,619.00

Clean-Up of Premises

 

84,468.16

Real Property Tax Law - Article 7

 

5,529,765.00

General (Town Wide)

 

17,010,106.56

General (Town Outside Village)

 

2,294,893.44

TOTAL TOWN PURPOSES

$

600,091,491.57

 

 

 

County Tax - General Mandated

$

9,515,584.00

County Tax - General Discretionary

 

11,517,283.00

1997-1998 Surplus - County Tax General Mandated

 

(15,233,296.00)

1997-1998 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

2,293,427.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Mandated

 

400,347.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

3,004,570.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Mandated

 

121,267.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Discretionary

 

677,090.00

District Superintendent of Schools

 

3,795.00

SUB TOTAL

$

12,300,067.00

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 1

 

67,911.00

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 7

 

2,540.07

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 10

 

4,294.40

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 11

 

29,799.80

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 12

 

381.98

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 14

 

415.42

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 19

 

2,184.25

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 20

 

22,652.75

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 23

 

22,536.67

SUB TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

12,452,783.34

LESS CREDITS

 

 

         Excess Tax Extension

 

(19,533.58)

NET TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

12,433,249.76

 

 

 

County Police District Mandated

$

1,903,565.00

County Police District Discretionary

 

88,345,713.00

1997-1998 Deficit - Police District Mandated

 

118,519.00

1997-1998 Surplus - Police District Discretionary

 

(4,370,503.00)

1998-1999 Deficit - Police District Mandated

 

34,358.00

1998-1999 Deficit - Police District Discretionary

 

2,264,603.00

District Court District Discretionary

 

1,048,531.00

1997-1998 Deficit - District Court District Discretionary

 

544,382.00

1998-1999 Surplus  - District Court District Discretionary

 

(841,029.00)

County Sewer Dist. No. 1 - Discretionary

 

551,679.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 7 - Discretionary

 

1,007,045.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 8 - Discretionary

 

79,452.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 9 - Discretionary

 

68,529.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 10 - Discretionary

 

766,477.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 10 - Construction Only

 

3,001.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 11, Zone A - Discretionary

 

349,347.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 11, Zone B - Discretionary

 

1,164,013.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 11, Zone B-Const. Only

 

1,873.00

County Sewer Dist. No. 12-Discretionary 

 

107,344.00

 

 

 

Adjustments Mandated By Law

 

 

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-County

 

359,858.50

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-Comm.College

 

18,508.30

Erroneous  Assessments & Tax Refunds-Town Only

 

6,425,000.70

Erron. Assessments & Tax Refunds-Police Dist

 

1,447,986.42

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refunds-Dist. Ct.

 

17,781.64

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refunds - S.D. #1 (T10)

 

4,557.29

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #1 (T12)

 

6,377.06

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #1 (T21)

 

2,692.23

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #8 (T19)

 

9,180.28

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #10 (T20)

 

116.44

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11A (T22)

 

321.12

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11B (T31)

 

438.57

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11B (T25)

 

21,300.30

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11B (T30)

 

79.36

Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#12 (T34)

 

174.37

 

 

 

Sum Total of Adjustments Mandated by Law

$

8,314,372.58

 

 

 

TOTAL COUNTY PURPOSES

$

113,894,521.34

 

 

 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF LEVY

$

713,986,012.91

 

 

TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON

 

 

 

 

 

School Districts

$

42,188,978.36

Highway (Town Outside Village)

 

3,491,384.00

Fire Districts

 

2,319,251.00

Fire Protection Districts

 

1,660,599.44

Water Districts

 

13,950.00

Lighting Districts

 

215,068.00

Sewer Districts ( Town Only)

 

496,479.00

Refuse and Garbage Districts

 

3,901,855.00

Airport District

 

254,015.00

Special Road Assessment Districts

 

40,146.00

General (Town Wide)

 

11,333,048.00

General (Town Outside Village)

 

9,397,089.00

TOTAL TOWN PURPOSES

$

75,311,862.80

 

 

 

County Tax - General Mandated

$

3,129,000.00

County Tax - General Discretionary

 

3,787,213.00

1997-1998 Surplus - County Tax General Mandated

 

(4,393,875.00)

1997-1998 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

661,514.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Mandated

 

123,726.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

928,552.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Mandated

 

39,876.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Discretionary

 

222,647.00

District Superintendent of Schools

 

1,509.00

SUB-TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

4,500,162.00

LESS CREDITS:

 

 

         Excess Tax Extension

 

(6,177.28)

NET TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

4,493,984.72

 

 

 

Adjustments Mandated By Law

 

 

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-County

 

120,324.70

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-Comm.College

 

5,715.92

Erroneous  Assessments & Tax Refunds-Town Only

 

516,776.43

 

 

 

Sum Total of Adjustments Mandated by Law

 

642,817.05

 

 

 

TOTAL COUNTY PURPOSES

$

5,136,801.77

 

 

 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF LEVY

$

80,448,664.57

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney

          County Executive of Suffolk County

 

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Hackeling offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Guldi and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  16 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 2 absent, Mr. Haley and Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No.   2265 - 1999

Introduced by the Presiding Officer

 

RESOLUTION  NO.   1258 -  1999,  AUTHORIZING AMENDED TAX WARRANTS FOR THE TOWNS OF BROOKHAVEN AND EAST HAMPTON AND SHELTER ISLAND TO BE SIGNED BY THE PRESIDING OFFICER AND THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE

 

          RESOLVED,  that  the  taxes and levies as  extended  on  the 1999-2000  tax and  assessment  rolls  for the Town of Brookhaven School District and Town of Shelter Island are hereby amended to correct the amount reported to include the STAR program exemption and for the Town of East Hampton General Town Wide Fund are hereby amended to correct the amounts which the towns incorrectly reported to the Legislature, and the same hereby are ratified and confirmed in the revised amounts set forth in the Exhibits attached hereto and made a part hereof;  and be it  further

 

          RESOLVED, that the amended tax warrants for the Towns of Brookhaven, East Hampton and Shelter Island for the collection of such taxes as are provided by law be annexed to the tax rolls of the Towns of Brookhaven, East Hampton and Shelter Island, under the seal of the County, and signed by the Presiding Officer and Clerk of the County Legislature.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney

          County Executive of Suffolk County

 

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

 

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       TO THE SUPERVISOR OF SAID TOWN:

 

 

 

School Districts

$

504,231,994.08

 

STAR Exemption

 

(38,275,451.08)

 

Highway (Town Wide)

 

27,562,619.89

 

Highway (Town Outside Village)

 

1,177,380.11

 

Fire Districts

 

43,542,799.76

 

Fire Protection Districts

 

307,291.00

 

Water Districts

 

455,556.00

 

Lighting Districts

 

4,420,000.00

 

Sewer Districts (Town Only)

 

143,100.03

 

Refuse and Garbage Districts

 

25,978,143.00

 

Ambulance Districts

 

4,251,941.00

 

Park Districts

 

56,658.00

 

Dock Districts

 

17,389.00

 

Unpaid Water Rents

 

1,721.54

 

Demolition Unsafe Structures

 

558,588.02

 

Erosion Control Districts

 

749,619.00

 

Clean-Up of Premises

 

84,468.16

 

Real Property Tax Law - Article 7

 

5,529,765.00

 

General (Town Wide)

 

17,010,106.56

 

General (Town Outside Village)

 

2,294,893.44

 

        TOTAL PAYABLE TO SUPERVISOR

$

600,098,582.51

 

 

 

 

 

        TO THE TREASURER OF SAID COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Tax - General Mandated

$

9,515,584.00

 

County Tax - General Discretionary

 

11,517,283.00

 

1997-1998 Surplus - County Tax General Mandated

 

(15,233,296.00)

 

1997-1998 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

2,293,427.00

 

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Mandated

 

400,347.00

 

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

3,004,570.00

 

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Mandated

 

121,267.00

 

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Discretionary

 

677,090.00

 

District Superintendent of Schools

 

3,795.00

 

SUB TOTAL

$

12,300,067.00

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 1

 

67,911.00

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 7

 

2,540.07

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 10

 

4,294.40

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 11

 

29,799.80

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 12

 

381.98

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 14

 

415.42

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 19

 

2,184.25

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 20

 

22,652.75

 

Relevy of Unpaid Sewer Rents & Charges- SD No. 23

 

22,536.67

 

SUB TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

12,452,783.34

 

LESS CREDITS

 

 

 

         Excess Tax Extension

 

(19,533.58)

 

        Total Payable to County Treasurer for County Purposes

$

12,433,249.76

 

 

 

 

County Police District Mandated

$

1,903,565.00

 

County Police District Discretionary

 

88,345,713.00

 

1997-1998 Deficit - Police District Mandated

 

118,519.00

 

1997-1998 Surplus - Police District Discretionary

 

(4,370,503.00)

 

1998-1999 Deficit - Police District Mandated

 

34,358.00

 

1998-1999 Deficit - Police District Discretionary

 

2,264,603.00

 

District Court District Discretionary

 

1,048,531.00

 

1997-1998 Deficit - District Court District Discretionary

 

544,382.00

 

1998-1999 Surplus - District Court District Discretionary

 

(841,029.00)

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 1 - Discretionary

 

551,679.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 7 - Discretionary

 

1,007,045.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 8 - Discretionary

 

79,452.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 9 - Discretionary

 

68,529.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 10 - Discretionary

 

766,477.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 10 - Construction Only

 

3,001.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 11, Zone A - Discretionary

 

349,347.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 11, Zone B - Discretionary

 

1,164,013.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 11, Zone B-Const. Only

 

1,873.00

 

County Sewer Dist. No. 12-Discretionary 

 

107,344.00

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments Mandated By Law

 

 

 

  Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-County

 

359,858.50

 

  Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-Comm.College

 

18,508.30

 

  Erroneous  Assessments & Tax Refunds-Town Only

 

6,425,000.70

 

  Erron. Assessments & Tax Refunds-Police Dist

 

1,447,986.42

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refunds-Dist. Ct.

 

17,781.64

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refunds - S.D. #1 (T10)

 

4,557.29

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #1 (T12)

 

6,377.06

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #1 (T21)

 

2,692.23

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #8 (T19)

 

9,180.28

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D. #10 (T20)

 

116.44

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11A (T22)

 

321.12

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11B (T31)

 

438.57

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11B (T25)

 

21,300.30

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#11B (T30)

 

79.36

 

  Erroneous Assessment & Tax Refund - S.D.#12 (T34)

 

174.37

 

 

 

 

 

Sum Total of Adjustments Mandated by Law

$

8,314,372.58

 

Excess Due to Tax Extension

 

20,883.57

 

 

 

 

 

        TOTAL PAYABLE TO COUNTY TREASURER

$

113,915,404.91

 

 

 

 

 

        TOTAL AMOUNT OF WARRANT

$

714,013,987.42

 

 

 

TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON

 

 

 

 

 

       TO THE SUPERVISOR OF SAID TOWN:

 

 

 

 

 

School Districts

$

42,197,486.36

Highway (Town Outside Village)

 

3,491,384.00

Fire Districts

 

2,319,442.12

Fire Protection Districts

 

1,660,599.44

Water Districts

 

13,950.00

Lighting Districts

 

215,068.00

Sewer Districts ( Town Only)

 

496,479.00

Refuse and Garbage Districts

 

3,901,855.00

Airport District

 

40,146.00

Special Road Assessment Districts

 

254,015.00

General (Town Wide)

 

11,333,048.00

General (Town Outside Village)

 

9397089

 

 

 

        TOTAL PAYABLE TO SUPERVISOR

$

75,320,561.92

 

 

 

        TO THE TREASURER OF SAID COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

 

County Tax - General Mandated

$

3,129,000.00

County Tax - General Discretionary

 

3,787,213.00

1997-1998 Surplus - County Tax General Mandated

 

(4,393,875.00)

1997-1998 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

661,514.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Mandated

 

123,726.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

928,552.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Mandated

 

39,876.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Discretionary

 

222,647.00

District Superintendent of Schools

 

1,509.00

SUB-TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

4,500,162.00

LESS CREDITS:

 

 

         Excess Tax Extension

 

(6,177.28)

        Total Payable to County Treasurer for County Purposes

$

4,493,984.72

 

 

 

Adjustments Mandated By Law

 

 

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-County

 

120,324.70

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-Comm.College

 

5,715.92

Erroneous  Assessments & Tax Refunds-Town Only

 

516,776.43

 

 

 

Sum Total of Adjustments Mandated by Law

$

642,817.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excess Due to Tax Extension

 

8,322.82

 

 

 

TOTAL PAYABLE TO COUNTY TREASURER

$

5,145,124.59

 

 

 

        TOTAL AMOUNT OF WARRANT

$

80,465,686.51

 

 

TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

       TO THE SUPERVISOR OF SAID TOWN:

 

 

 

 

 

School Districts

$

4,776,069.53

Highway (Town Wide)

 

482,202.00

Highway (Town Outside Village Wide)

 

137,850.00

Fire Districts

 

381,054.28

Sewer Districts (Town Only)

 

28,800.00

General (Town Wide)

 

2,437,766.00

General (Town Outside Village)

 

114,365.00

 

 

 

        TOTAL PAYABLE TO SUPERVISOR

$

8,358,106.81

 

 

 

        TO THE TREASURER OF SAID COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

 

County Tax - General Mandated

$

368,127.00

County Tax - General Discretionary

 

445,566.00

1997-1998 Surplus - County Tax General Mandated

 

(545,926.00)

1997-1998 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

82,191.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Mandated

 

15,442.00

1998-1999 Deficit - County Tax General Discretionary

 

115,890.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Mandated

 

4,691.00

County Tax - Suffolk Community College Discretionary

 

26,194.00

District Superintendent of Schools

 

175.00

SUB-TOTAL - COUNTY PURPOSES

$

512,350.00

LESS CREDITS:

 

 

         Excess Tax Extension

 

(278.04)

      Total Payable to County Treasurer for County Purposes

$

512,071.96

 

 

 

Adjustments Mandated By Law

 

 

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-County

 

14,821.45

Erroneous Assessments & Tax Refunds-Comm.College

 

713.45

Erroneous  Assessments & Tax Refunds-Town Only

 

35,568.46

 

 

 

Sum Total of Adjustments Mandated by Law

$

51,103.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excess Due to Tax Extension

 

320.67

 

 

 

        TOTAL PAYABLE TO COUNTY TREASURER

$

563,495.99

 

 

 

        TOTAL AMOUNT OF WARRANT

$

8,921,602.80

 

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2203-99                                                                Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer 

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1259  - 1999, APPROVING PAYMENT TO GENERAL CODE PUBLISHERS FOR PC/CODEBOOK PROPOSAL

 

            WHEREAS, the Suffolk County Legislature has directed the Clerk of the Legislature to enter into a contract to allow for the posting of the Laws of Suffolk County on the internet; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Clerk of the Legislature has met with General Code Publishers and arranged for the creation of the Suffolk County PC/CodeBook and an associated Web Service with a set up charge of $8,200; now, therefore be it

 

            RESOLVED, that the payment of $8,200 for the provisions of said services is hereby approved.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

 

                     Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2208-99                                                             Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1260- 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT  (CHARLES F. DORSETT, JR., JOHN HENRY DORSETT and BARBARA CARTER)

(0200-206.00-03.00-018.001 P/O and

0200-206.00-03.00-018.001 P/O n/k/a

0200-206.00-03.00-018.001)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0200, Section 206.00, Block 03.00, Lot 018.001, and acquired by tax deed on March 11, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 18, 1999, in Liber 11951, at Page 921, and otherwise known as and by;

 

PARCEL I     -  Tax Map No. 0200-206.00-03.00-018.001 P/O

 

          Town of Brookhaven, Pt Jeff Plaza Map 469 Lots 41-44 Inc; and

 

PARCEL II    -  Tax Map No. 0200-206.00-03.00-018.001 P/O

 

          Town of Brookhaven, Pt Jeff Plaza Map 469 Lots 158-159;

 

and being the same parcel which is registered in the County of Suffolk on Certificate of Title Number 146646; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on March 11, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 18, 1999 in Liber 11951 at Page 921.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, CHARLES F. DORSETT, Jr. and BARBARA CARTER have made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and CHARLES F. DORSETT, Jr. and BARBARA CARTER have paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate shall receive and deposit the sum of $27,143.84, plus any and all other charges due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant through November 30, 1999, in addition to any and all other charges due the County of Suffolk to the date of the closing; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that CHARLES F. DORSETT, Jr. and BARBARA CARTER, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said CHARLES F. DORSETT, Jr., JOHN HENRY DORSETT and BARBARA CARTER, upon receipt of the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to CHARLES F. DORSETT, Jr., JOHN HENRY DORSETT and BARBARA CARTER, c/o Craig A. Hecht, Attorney at Law,  53 Osborne Avenue, Mount Sinai, New York 11766, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

                     Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2209-99                                                   Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1261 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT (INTERNATIONAL ACQUISITIONS SERVICES, INC.) (0200-361.00-04.00-001.000)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0200, Section 361.00, Block 04.00, Lot 001.000, and acquired by tax deed on April 8, 1997, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on April 24, 1997, in Liber 11827, at Page 130, and otherwise known as and by Town of Brookhaven, Stony Brook Hgts Map 489 B19 314 to 317 Inc; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on April 8, 1997, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on April 24, 1997 in Liber 11827 at Page 130.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, THE PEOPLES BANK, as mortgagee, by Jeffrey P. Lee, Vice President, has made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and THE PEOPLES BANK, as mortgagee, by Jeffrey P. Lee, Vice President, has paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $27,114.77, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that THE PEOPLES BANK, as mortgagee, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said INTERNATIONAL ACQUISITIONS SERVICES, INC., for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to INTERNATIONAL ACQUISITIONS SERVICES, INC., 30 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, New York 11545, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

                     Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2210-99                                                   Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1262 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT   (SHIRLEY FRANKLIN)

(0200-828.00-04.00-038.002)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0200, Section 828.00, Block 04.00, Lot 038.002, and acquired by tax deed on March 11, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 18, 1999, in Liber 11951, at Page 921, and otherwise known as and by Town of Brookhaven, Wm H Moffit Map 610 237  Lot 825 & 826 Ex Pt to Rd; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on March 11, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 18, 1999 in Liber 11951 at Page 921.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, JOHN PRUDENTI, ATTORNEY for Shirley Franklin, has made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and JOHN PRUDENTI, Attorney for Shirley Franklin, has paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $4,505.26, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that JOHN PRUDENTI, Attorney for Shirley Franklin, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said SHIRLEY FRANKLIN, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to SHIRLEY FRANKLIN, c/o John Prudenti, Attorney At Law, 1235 Montauk Highway, Mastic, New York 11950, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2211-99                                                   Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1263 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT   (BERTHA DUNLAP)

(0200-976.00-04.00-024.000)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0200, Section 976.00, Block 04.00, Lot 024.000, and acquired by tax deed on March 11, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 25, 1999, in Liber 11953, at Page 365, and being intended to be the same parcel which was filed in the office of the Registrar of the County of Suffolk on Certificate of Title Number 75104, and otherwise known as and by Town of Brookhaven, Bellport Acres Map 2126 Lot 32; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on March 11, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 25, 1999 in Liber 11953 at Page 365.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, KENNETH F. GRABIE, Esq., as Guardian for Bertha Dunlap, has made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and KENNETH F. GRABIE, Esq., as Guardian for  Bertha Dunlap, has paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $10,453.98, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that KENNETH F. GRABIE, Esq., as Guardian for Bertha Dunlap, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate, having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said BERTHA DUNLAP, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to BERTHA DUNLAP, c/o Kenneth F. Grabie, Attorney at Law, 235 Brooksite Drive, Hauppauge, New York 11788-1021, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

                    Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2212-99                                                   Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1264  - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT  (SOLAMAN ABISHOUR, MAURICE ABISHOUR and ISAAC ABISHOUR) (0800-094.00-02.00-008.000)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Smithtown,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0800, Section 094.00, Block 02.00, Lot 008.000, and acquired by tax deed on May 21, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on May 28, 1999, in Liber 11965, at Page 948, and otherwise known as and by Town of Smithtown, Smithtown Pines Map 1404 Lots 115 to 120; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on May 21, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on May 28, 1999 in Liber 11965 at Page 948.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, SOLAMAN ABISHOUR, MAURICE ABISHOUR, and ISAAC ABISHOUR have made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and SOLAMAN ABISHOUR, MAURICE ABISHOUR, and ISAAC ABISHOUR, have paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $4,654.04, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that SOLAMAN ABISHOUR, MAURICE ABISHOUR, and ISAAC ABISHOUR, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate, having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said SOLAMAN ABISHOUR, MAURICE ABISHOUR, and ISAAC ABISHOUR, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to SOLAMAN ABISHOUR, MAURICE ABISHOUR, and ISAAC ABISHOUR, 13 Bridlepath Road, Smithtown, New York 11787, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

                     Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2213-99                                                   Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1265 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT (SETH MARSHALL, as temporary Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Marshall) (0800-161.00-03.00-015.000)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Smithtown,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0800, Section 161.00, Block 03.00, Lot 015.000, and acquired by tax deed on March 26, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 30, 1999, in Liber 11954, at Page 377, and otherwise known as and by Town of Smithtown,  Pleasant Greens Map 3097 Sec 1 Lot 14; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on March 26, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on March 30, 1999 in Liber 11954 at Page 377.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, SETH MARSHALL, as temporary Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Marshall, has made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and Seth Marshall, as temporary Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Marshall, has paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $19,318.47, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has terminated collection of Use & Occupancy fees from the applicant upon receipt of the above sum; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that SETH MARSHALL, as temporary Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Marshall, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate, having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said SETH MARSHALL, as temporary Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Marshall, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to SETH MARSHALL, as temporary Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Marshall, 29 Rainbow Drive, Hauppauge, New York 11788, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

                    Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2214-99                                                             Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1266  - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT  (MARY J. AIELLO)

(0900-053.00-02.00-013.001)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Southampton,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0900, Section 053.00, Block 02.00, Lot 013.001, and acquired by tax deed on July 21, 1995, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on August 8, 1995, in Liber 11736, at Page 550, and otherwise known as and by Town of Southampton,  Sch Dist 472405 N-R Halsey Heirs E-E Howell S-J Schellenger W-Hamlin; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on July 21, 1995, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on August 8, 1995 in Liber 11736 at Page 550.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, MARY J. AIELLO a/k/a MARIE J. AIELLO has made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and MARY J. AIELLO a/k/a MARIE J. AIELLO  has paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $2,265.44, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that MARY J. AIELLO a/k/a MARIE J. AIELLO, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate, having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said MARY J. AIELLO, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to MARY J. AIELLO, 4 Rene Drive, Staten Island, New York 10306, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

                     Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2215-99                                                             Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1267 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT  (ROBERT J. NELSON)

(0900-099.00-01.00-052.000)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Southampton,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0900, Section 099.00, Block 01.00, Lot 052.000, and acquired by tax deed on May 5, 1998, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on May 8, 1998, in Liber 11892, at Page 615, and otherwise known as and by Town of Southampton,  Sch Dist 6 N-N Sea Rd E-Kings Ln S & W-DeWeil; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on May 5, 1998, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on May 8, 1998 in Liber 11892 at Page 615.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, ROBERT J. NELSON has made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and ROBERT J. NELSON has paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $16,337.31, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has terminated collection of Use & Occupancy fees from the applicant upon receipt of the above sum; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that ROBERT J. NELSON, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate, having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said ROBERT J. NELSON, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to ROBERT J. NELSON, 374 North Sea Mecox Road, Southampton, New York 11968, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2216-99                                                             Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1268 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE SALE, PURSUANT TO LOCAL LAW 16-1976, OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER SECTION 46 OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT (AUGUST SOLLOCH and ERIKA SOLLOCH, his wife) (0400-115.00-03.00-065.000)

 

          WHEREAS, the COUNTY OF SUFFOLK acquired the following described parcel:

 

          ALL, that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with any buildings and improvements thereon  erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Huntington,  County of Suffolk, and State of New York, described on the Tax Map of the Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency as District 0400, Section 115.00, Block 03.00, Lot 065.000, and acquired by tax deed on March 30, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on April 2, 1999, in Liber 11955, at Page 010, and otherwise known as and by Town of Huntington, “Map of Northport Manor”,  filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk on December 20, 1905 as Map No. 52,  known and designated as P/O Lot 65; and

 

          FURTHER, notwithstanding the above description, it is the intention of this conveyance to give title only to such property as was acquired by the County of Suffolk by Tax Deed on March 30, 1999, from John C. Cochrane, the County Treasurer of Suffolk County, New York, and recorded on April 2, 1999 in Liber 11955 at Page 010.

 

          WHEREAS, in accordance with Suffolk County Local Law 16-1976, provision has been made for the sale of such real property acquired by the County through tax sale; and

 

          WHEREAS, AUGUST SOLLOCH and ERIKA SOLLOCH have made application to the Division of Real Estate for the acquisition of said above described parcel and AUGUST SOLLOCH and ERIKA SOLLOCH have paid the application fee therefore; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has received and deposited the sum of $15,859.81, as full payment of all amounts due the County of Suffolk pursuant to said Local Law by applicant  through November 30, 1999; and

         

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate has determined that AUGUST SOLLOCH and ERIKA SOLLOCH, had an interest in the subject parcel at the time of application as specified in Section 1, Local Law 16-1976 (as amended) ; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate, having found that all requirements of said Local Law 16-1976 have been complied with, has approved said application; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Division of Real Estate requests authority pursuant to said Local Law 16-1976 to Quitclaim the County's interest to said AUGUST SOLLOCH and ERIKA SOLLOCH, his wife, for the above stated consideration plus or minus the usual real estate closing adjustments; now, be it therefore

 

          RESOLVED, this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, hereby  finds and determines that adoption of this law is not an action within the meaning of the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations adopted thereto.  See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.2 (b) (2).  The Legislature further finds and determines that even if the adoption of the local law is an action within the meaning of  SEQRA, the adoption of the law is a Type II action constituting a legislative decision in connection with routine or continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priority. See 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.13 (d) (15) and (21) . As a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 617.5 (a) (1); and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the Director of the Division of Real Estate be and he hereby is authorized to execute and acknowledge a Quitclaim Deed to AUGUST SOLLOCH and ERIKA SOLLOCH, his wife, 2761 SW Tierson Road, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953, to transfer the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property and on the above described terms.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2242-99                                                                         Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1269 - 1999, ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL 100% STATE GRANT FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, DIVISION OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES FOR A DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM-AMITYVILLE

 

           WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health has awarded additional 100% State grant funds of $50,000 to the Department of Health Services for a Diabetes Education Program-Amityville; and

 

           WHEREAS, these 100% State grant funds are not included in the 1999 adopted County Budget; now, therefore be it

 

           RESOLVED, that the County Comptroller and the County Treasurer be and they hereby are authorized to accept and appropriate these grant funds as follows:

 

REVENUES:

 

001-3401-State Aid:  Public Health                         $50,000

 

APPROPRIATIONS:

 

Department of Health Services (HSV)

Patient Care Services

Diabetes Education Initiative

001-4148

                

Fees for Services                                  50,000

4560 Fees for Services, Non-Employees                          50,000

 

and; be it further

 

         RESOLVED, that the reporting Category for the County Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) is H155.

 

DATED:December 21, 1999

 

 

         APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

         

               Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2217-99                                                             Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by Presiding Officer at the Request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1270 - 1999, TO READJUST, COMPROMISE, AND GRANT REFUNDS AND CHARGE BACKS ON CORRECTION OF ERRORS/COUNTY TREASURER BY:  COUNTY LEGISLATURE  #95

 

            WHEREAS, the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk may cancel assessments and grant refunds of taxes, in the case of erroneous or improper assessments, pursuant to the provisions of the Real Property Tax Law and the Suffolk County Tax Act; and

 

          WHEREAS, the properties represented by the item numbers or tax map numbers indicated below have been erroneously or improperly assessed as appears from the certificates of the Assessors of the respective towns in which said properties are situated as described below and the procedures as provided in the Real Property Tax Law have been fully complied with; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that the taxes for the properties represented by the item numbers or tax map numbers as shown for the year or years specified be readjusted or refunded in full or in part in the amount set opposite each such parcel as hereinafter indicated, and

 

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the amount of such adjustment or refund be charged back to the respective town as provided by law.

 

 

 

 

                                                               Original               Corrected               Charge back &

Description                        Year                     Tax                    Tax                         Refund, if paid

 

0200-787.00-05.00-043.000          98/99            $3347.78            0            $3347.78

(Item No. 47-16560)

 

0200-498.00-02.00-006.000          98/99            $2649.16            0            $2649.16

(Item No. 22-29760)

 

0500-393.00-02.00-038.000          98/99            $2448.05            0            $2448.05

 

0500-393.00-02.00-037.000          98/99            $2955.96            0            $2955.96

 

0500-393.00-02.00-032.000          98/99            $2341.22            0            $2341.22

 

0500-393.00-02.00-030.000          98/99            $1832.10            0            $1832.10

 

0500-393.00-02.00-041.000          98/99            $  885.29       0            $  885.29

 

0500-393.00-02.00-042.000          98/99            $2063.11            0            $2063.11

 

0500-393.00-02.00-043.000          98/99            $2055.83      0                  $2055.83

 

0500-393.00-02.00-044.000          98/99            $2198.00      0                  $2198.00

 

0500-393.00-02.00-046.000          98/99            $2016.68      0                  $2016.68

 

0500-393.00-02.00-047.000          98/99            $2223.42      0                  $2223.42

 

0500-393.00-02.00-050.000          98/99            $2164.74      0                  $2164.74

 

0500-393.00-02.00-051.000          98/99            $2301.90      0                  $2301.90

 

0500-393.00-02.00-052.000          98/99            $1954.56      0                  $1954.56

 

0500-393.00-02.00-053.000          98/99            $2369.29      0                  $2369.29

 

0500-393.00-02.00-054.000          98/99            $1365.26      0                  $1365.26

 

0500-393.00-02.00-055.000          98/99            $4238.01      0                  $4238.01

 

0500-393.00-02.00-014.000          98/99            $1201.14      0                  $1201.14

 

0500-393.00-02.00-014.000          97/98            $1754.86      0                  $1754.86

 

0500-393.00-02.00-015.000          98/99            $1977.21      0                  $1977.21

 

0500-393.00-02.00-016.000          98/99            $  773.16 0                  $  773.16

 

0500-393.00-02.00-018.000          98/99            $  550.68 0                  $  550.68

 

0500-393.00-02.00-020.000          98/99            $2312.43      0                  $2312.43

 

0500-393.00-02.00-024.000          98/99            $1915.07      0                  $1915.07

 

0500-393.00-02.00-025.000          98/99            $2760.21      0                  $2760.21

 

0500-393.00-02.00-026.000          98/99            $2200.92      0                  $2200.92

 

0500-393.00-02.00-027.000          98/99            $2247.35      0                  $2247.35

 

0500-392.00-03.00-097.000          98/99            $  694.27 0                  $  694.27

 

0500-392.00-03.00-098.000          98/99            $2240.08      0                  $2240.08

 

0500-392.00-03.00-099.000          98/99            $2165.11      0                  $2165.11

 

0500-392.00-03.00-100.000          98/99            $2184.13      0                  $2184.13

 

0500-392.00-03.00-101.000          98/99            $2200.58      0                  $2200.58

 

0500-325.00-01.00-003.002          98/99            $2335.86      0                  $2335.86

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

              Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Hackeling offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Guldi and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  13 Legislators in favor; 4 opposed, Mr. Alden, Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. Binder, and Mr. Tonna; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 1776-99                                                                                         Laid on the Table 7/29/99

Introduced by Presiding Officer Hackeling and Legislators Caracappa and Guldi

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1271-1999, ADOPTING LOCAL LAW  NO. YEAR      , A CHARTER LAW TO ESTABLISH SUFFOLK COUNTY SPORTS COMMISSION

 

          WHEREAS, there was duly presented and introduced to this County Legislature at a regular meeting held on                      , 1999,  a proposed local law entitled, "A CHARTER LAW TO ESTABLISH SUFFOLK COUNTY SPORTS COMMISSION" and said local law in final form is the same as when presented and introduced; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that said local law be enacted in form as follows:

 

          LOCAL LAW NO.-          , SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

A CHARTER LAW TO ESTABLISH SUFFOLK COUNTY SPORTS COMMISSION

 

          BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, as follows:

 

 

Section 1.  Legislative Intent.

 

          This Legislature hereby finds and determines that sports facilities and programs unite people through a common interest that encourages solidarity and pride in the local community.

 

          This Legislature further finds and determines that joining together in a common sports interest and working for a common goal strengthens the local sense of community encourages pride in the accomplishments and achievements of fellow citizens, and creates goals and objectives for student athletes in our local schools and colleges.

 

          This Legislature also finds that local sports facilities and programs, by encouraging participation, promotes physical fitness and mental health.

 

          This Legislature also finds and determines that  sports facilities and programs promote communication which breaks down ethnic and class barriers, encourages competition in a fair manner, provides discipline for young people, expands recreational opportunities for everyone, and stimulates the local economy through athletic events and promotional activities.

.

          This Legislature further finds that encouraging local sports programs honors the accomplishments of amateur and professional athletes, and other individuals associated with amateur and professional athletics.

 

          Therefore, the purpose of this law is to accomplish the following:

 

1.) make Suffolk County a national and international magnet and mecca for sports of all kinds by communicating the presence of our natural resources, facilities, and local athletic talents to the world;

 

2.) enrich the quality of life of Suffolk County residents through participation in sports activities, programs, and events;

 

3.) bring economic benefits to Suffolk County through the revenue generated  by sports activities and related tourism;

 

4.) support and encourage every aspect of sports and physical fitness from the amateur  to the professional level; and

 

5.) facilitate communication and cooperation between County government, municipalities, colleges, universities, and businesses to help promote sports activities in Suffolk County.

 

Section 2.  Amendment.

 

          A new Article XLII of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CHARTER is hereby created to read as follows:

 

ARTICLE XLII

Suffolk County Sports Commission

 

§42-1.  Creation of Commission.

 

A.) The Suffolk County Sports Commission is hereby created to consist of the following seven (7)  members to serve five- (5)-year terms beginning January 1, 2000:

 

1.) one (1) representative from the educational community to be designated by the Presiding Officer;

 

2.) a local sports leader to be appointed by the Presiding Officer of the County Legislature;

 

3.) one (1) representative from the business community to be appointed by the County Executive;

 

4.) one (1) representative from the tourism industry to be appointed by the County Legislature;

 

5.) one (1) representative from the health community to be appointed by the Presiding Officer of the County Legislature;

 

6.) the Commissioner of the County Department of Economic Development, or his or her designee; and

 

7.) the Commissioner of the County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, or his or her designee.

 

B.) The Chairman of the Commission shall be jointly designated by the County Executive and the Presiding Officer of the County Legislature for a five (5) year term of office commencing January 1, 2000.

 

C.) Nothing contained herein shall preclude a future agreement between the Suffolk County Sports Commission and any nonprofit or not-for-profit organization that may be organized under the Laws of the State of New York and/or federal law for tax-exempt purposes to support, enhance, or implement the activities of this Commission.

 

§42-2.  Powers of Commission.

 

A.) The Suffolk County Sports Commission shall have the power to:

 

 1.) attract, promote, sanction, and/or sponsor regional, national, and international sports competitions and events in Suffolk County;

 

 2.) promote and encourage the improvement of the quality of existing sports facilities and stadia;

 

 3.) promote an increase in the number of sports facilities and stadia;

 

 4.) promote the development of training centers for amateur and professional sports;

 

 5.) encourage professional sports franchises and national governing bodies of amateur and professional sports to locate in Suffolk County;

 

 6.) serve as a resource and focal point for the collection and dissemination of sports information in Suffolk County;

 

 7.) develop, promote and foster sports and physical fitness programs in schools and local communities;

 

 8.) sponsor sports workshops, clinics, and conferences;

 

 9.) provide recognition for outstanding developments, achievements, and contributions in sports;

 

10.) stimulate and promote sports research;

 

11.) promote mainstreaming of, and expand the opportunities in sports for all Suffolk County residents;

 

12.) develop programs to promote personal health and physical fitness through sports participation in cooperation with medical and similar professional societies;

 

13.) promote ethical practices at all levels of sports competition;

 

14.) create business opportunities and jobs by attracting sports franchises and/or events to Suffolk County and by developing the sports industry in the  area;

 

15.) work in conjunction with neighboring sports commissions to further the goal of attracting new sports entities and events to Suffolk County;

 

16.) develop a Suffolk County website to access sports information at the college, high school, amateur, and professional level;

 

17.) act as a conduit for information pertaining to sports events and access to athletic facilities between the County, State, Town, and Village governments, and colleges, universities, private schools, and school districts;

 

18.) coordinate activities involving or pertaining to athletic activities engaged in by Town, Village, State, or local government and colleges, universities, private schools, and school districts;

 

19.) work with any Sports Hall of Fame to promote, enhance, or coordinate their activities;

 

20.) secure State, federal, or private aid for sports activities within Suffolk County;

 

21.) advise, and make recommendations to, the County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation regarding the use of County resources for sports and recreational activities; and

 

22,) perform such other duties and responsibilities as may be directed by duly enacted Resolution of the County of Suffolk.

 

§42-3.  Resources.

 

A.) The County of Suffolk shall provide at least $100,000.00 of County appropriations during the first year that this Commission is in existence, said funding to be provided pursuant to Section 327-14(B)(1) of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CODE.

 

B.) The Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to accept private donations and/or grants, and aid from State, federal, or local governments to implement the programs of the Commission.

 

C.) The Commission shall actively solicit private contributions through fundraising events and programs that may be established by any nonprofit or not-for-profit organization that may be organized under the Laws of the State of New York or federal law for tax-exempt purposes.

 

D.) The Commission shall appoint an Executive Director, subject to confirmation by at least a majority of the entire membership of the County Legislature, who shall carry out and implement the policies of the Commission.  The Commission may delegate authority to the Executive Director to act in the name of the Commission between meetings of the Commission, provided that such delegation is in writing, and that specific powers to be delegated are enumerated.

 

E.) Within the appropriations provided therefor, the Commission may employ such officers, employees, counsel, and technical consultants as may be necessary and appropriate to implement and carry out its duties and responsibilities under this Article.  This Commission may appoint such other staff as may be necessary and appropriate to implement and carry out its duties and responsibilities under this Article, within the appropriations provided therefor by the County of Suffolk.

 

F.) The County of Suffolk shall provide a principal office for the Commission at a site to be determined by the Suffolk Space Management Steering Committee, established pursuant to Section 22-2(A) of the SUFFOLK COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE.

 

Section 3.  Applicability.

 

          This law shall apply to activities occurring on or after January 1, 2000.

 

Section 4.  Severability.

 

          If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.

 

Section 5.  SEQRA Determination.

 

          This Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) lead agency, hereby finds and determines that this law constitutes a Type II action pursuant to Section 617.5(c)(21) of Title 6 of the NEW YORK CODE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS (6 NYCRR) and within the meaning of Section 8-0109(2) of the NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW as a promulgation of regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and legislative decisions in connection with continuing agency administration, management and information collection.  The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is hereby directed to circulate any appropriate SEQRA notices of determination of non-applicability or non-significance in accordance with this law.

 

Section 6.  Effective Date.

 

                    This law shall not take effect until at least sixty (60) days after its adoption, nor until approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the County of Suffolk voting on a proposition for its approval if within sixty (60) days after its adoption there is filed with the Clerk of the County Legislature a petition protesting against this law in conformity with the provisions of Section 34(4)  of the NEW YORK MUNICIPAL HOME RULE LAW and upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          DISAPPROVED BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY

 

          Date of Disapproval: January 20, 2000

 

          On January 20, 2000 the County Executive filed the following message of disapproval:

 

          I am returning Resolution 1271-99; A Charter Law to Establish Suffolk County Sports Commission to you vetoed.  The Resolution, while laudable in its goals, is improperly funded.

 

          Under § 42-3 (A) of the Resolution, at least $100,000 of County appropriations must be provided pursuant to § 327-14(B)(1) of the Suffolk County Code.  Section 327-14(B)(1) specifically states that the revenues from the hotel and motel tax distributed thereunder be designated for:

 

                    The care, maintenance and interpretation for the general public of the historic

                    structures, and sites and unique natural areas that are managed by the Suffolk

                    County Department of Parks and Recreation for sites and activities that are open

                    to tourists on a regular and predictable basis.  (Emphasis added).

 

Suffolk County Code § 327-14(B)(1), Suffolk County, N.Y., December 25, 1996, New York
State enabling legislation requires the same distribution of tax revenues as is contained in the Suffolk County Code. N.Y. Tax Law § 1202-o(6) (McKinney Supp. 1999).

 

          A plain reading of § 327-14(B)(1) does not allow for the use of hotel and motel tax revenues for the attraction of sporting events.  The types of sporting events contemplated by Resolution 1271-99 are not interpretive of “historic structures and sites and unique natural areas.” Id.; Suffolk County Code § 327-14(B)(1).  Nor are the holding of these events “activities that are open to tourists on a regular and predictable basis.”  N.Y. Tax Law § 1202-0(6) (McKinney Supp.1999); Suffolk County Code § 327-14(B)(1).  Use of this funding source would, therefore, be in violation of State and County law.

 

          Developing, promoting and fostering sports and physical fitness programs in schools and local communities are laudable goals and ones, which I support.  Having an entity such as that which was proposed would offer an exciting opportunity to create a working partnership with the business community, education facilities, the medical community, youth and sports minded individuals and the government.   Another goal of the Commission should be to expand access to youth and community recreational activities.  I look forward to working with the County Legislature in addressing the funding source and moving forward on this initiative.

 

          I, therefore, am vetoing Resolution No. 1271-99 as it improperly funds the contemplated Suffolk County Sports Commission with hotel and motel tax revenues in violation of State and County Law.

 

          I urge the Legislature to sustain my veto.

 

                                                                   Robert J. Gaffney

                                                                   Suffolk County Executive

 

VETO OVERRIDE NOT ADOPTED FEBRUARY 1, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracciolo offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Foley and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2117A-99                                                  83799-31682P              

 

BOND RESOLUTION NO.  1272 OF 1999

 

A   RESOLUTION    AUTHORIZING  THE   ISSUANCE  OF $780,000 SERIAL BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, TO PAY THE COST OF THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EXISTING COURT COMPLEX, GRIFFING AVENUE, RIVERHEAD, INCLUDING PLANNING IN CONNECTION THEREWITH  (CP 1123)

 

          WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described has been duly approved in the adopted capital budget for the current fiscal year; and

 

          WHEREAS, the plan for the financing of the maximum estimated cost of such capital project, as hereinafter set forth in this resolution, is in conformity with such capital budget; and

 

          WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project hereinafter described, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

          RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk, New York, as follows:

 

          Section 1.  The specific object or purpose to be financed pursuant to this resolution is to pay the cost of the reconstruction of the existing court complex, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, including planning in connection therewith (CP 1123).

 

          Section 2.  The total maximum estimated cost of such specific object or purpose is $780,000 ($760,000 for reconstruction and $20,000 for planning),  and the plan for the financing thereof is by the issuance of $780,000 serial bonds of said County hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 3.  It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is twenty years, pursuant to subdivision 12(a)(1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 4.  This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

 

          Section 5.  The faith and credit of said County of Suffolk, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

          Section 6.  The validity of such bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be contested only if:

 

          1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for                       which said County is not authorized to expend money, or

 

          2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the                       date of publication of this resolution are not substantially                        complied with,

 

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or

 

          3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions                       of the Constitution.

 

          Section 7.  This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the official newspapers of said County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 6, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracciolo offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Foley and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2117-99                                                                         Laid on Table 11/23/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1273 - 1999, AMENDING THE 1999 CAPITAL BUDGET AND PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH RENOVATION TO THE EXISTING COURT COMPLEX, GRIFFING AVENUE, RIVERHEAD (CAPITAL PROJECT NUMBER 1123)

 

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has requested funds for the Renovation to the existing court complex, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead; and

 

WHEREAS, there are sufficient funds within the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the cost of said request; and

 

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998 has established a priority ranking system as the basis for funding Capital Projects such as this project; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County Legislature, by resolution of even date herewith, has authorized the issuance of $780,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), Environmental Conservation Law Article 8, hereby finds and determine that this law constitutes a Type II action, pursuant to Volume 6 of New York Code of Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”), Section 617.13 (d)(1) and (8).  Since this law is a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that it is hereby determined that this project, with a  priority ranking of fifty-nine (59) is eligible for approval in accordance with the provisions of Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the County Department for Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to take such action as may be necessary, pursuant to Section C8-2 (X) of the Suffolk County Charter to complete such exterior facade restoration, interior restoration, restore main exterior stairway, other miscellaneous improvements; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the 1999 Capital Budget and Program be and they are hereby is amended as follows:

 

Program No.  1123

Program Title:  Renovation to the Existing Court Complex, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead

 

                                                                   Current                  Revised

                                                                   1999             1999

                                                Total             Capital                     Capital

                                                Est’d             Budget &        Budget &

                                                Cost              Program          Program

1.  Planning, Design & Supervision          $   975,000          $  20,000 $  20,000

 

3.  Construction                                $1,960,000          $160,000          $760,000

 

4.  Site Improvements                     $   600,000          $600,000      $     0

 

6.  TOTAL                                          $3,535,000          $780,000          $780,000

 

and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the proceeds of $780,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds be and they are hereby appropriated as follows:

 

Project No.                        J.C.               Project Title                                 Amount

525-CAP-CAP-11027               20               Planning for Renovations to the           $20,000        Ref-525-1123.110                              Existing Court Complex, Griffing

                                                          Avenue, Riverhead

 

525-CAP-CAP-11036               20                Renovation to the Existing Court           $760,000

Ref-525-1123.312                                    Complex, Griffing Avenue,

                                                          Riverhead

                            

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracciolo offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Guldi.  On a roll call vote:  15 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Alden; 2 absent, Mr. Caracappa and Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2118A-99                                                  83799-31589P              

 

BOND RESOLUTION NO.  1274  OF 1999

 

A   RESOLUTION    AUTHORIZING  THE   ISSUANCE  OF $795,000 SERIAL BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, TO PAY PART OF THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS OF COURTROOMS FOR CRIMINAL COURTS, RIVERHEAD COUNTY CENTER COMPLEX, INCLUDING PLANNING IN CONNECTION THEREWITH  (CP 1124)

 

          WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described has been duly approved in the adopted capital budget for the current fiscal year; and

 

          WHEREAS, the plan for the financing of the maximum estimated cost of such capital project, as hereinafter set forth in this resolution, is in conformity with such capital budget; and

 

          WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project hereinafter described, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

          RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk, New York, as follows:

 

          Section 1.  The specific object or purpose to be financed pursuant to this resolution is to pay part of the cost of the construction and alterations of Courtrooms for Criminal Courts, Riverhead County Center Complex, including planning in connection therewith  (CP 1124).

 

          Section 2.  It is hereby determined that the maximum estimated cost of such specific object or purpose is $885,000, and the plan for the financing thereof is as follows:

 

a)       By the issuance of $90,000 serial bonds of said County heretofore authorized to be                issued for the planning for modification to interior and exterior of criminal courts                     buildings, Riverhead, pursuant to Bond Resolution No. 1208-98, dated December                15, 1998; and

 

b)       by the issuance of $780,000 serial bonds of said County hereby authorized to be

          issued for the construction and alterations of Courtrooms for Criminal Courts,

          hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the Local Finance Law; and

 

c)       by the issuance of $15,000 serial bonds of said County hereby authorized to be

          issued for the planning in connection with the construction and alterations of

          Courtrooms for Criminal Courts, hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to

          the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 3.  It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is twenty years, pursuant to subdivision 12(a)(1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law; computed from December 15, 1999, the date of issuance of the first obligations issued therefor.   It is hereby further determined that the cost of planning  in connection with the construction and alterations of courtrooms for criminal courts, Riverhead County Center Complex described in Section 1 hereof will be financed as part of the cost of such construction and that the period of probable usefulness of such planning is twenty years pursuant to subdivision 12 (a) (1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law and that Section 3 of Bond Resolution No. 1208-98 dated December 15, 1998 is hereby amended accordingly.

 

          Section 4.  This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

 

          Section 5.  The faith and credit of said County of Suffolk, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

          Section 6.  The validity of such bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be contested only if:

 

          1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for                       which said County is not authorized to expend money, or

 

          2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the                       date of publication of this resolution are not substantially                        complied with,

 

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or

 

          3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions                       of the Constitution.

 

          Section 7.  This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the official newspapers of said County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracciolo offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Guldi and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  15 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Alden; 2 absent, Mr. Caracappa and Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No.  2118-99                                                                        Laid on Table 11/23/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1275 - 1999, AMENDING THE 1999 CAPITAL BUDGET AND PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS OF COURTROOMS FOR CRIMINAL COURTS, RIVERHEAD COUNTY CENTER COMPLEX (CAPITAL PROJECT NUMBER 1124)

 

      WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has requested funds for the planning, construction and alterations of courtrooms for Criminal Courts, Riverhead County Court Complex; and

 

      WHEREAS, there are sufficient funds within the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the cost of said request; and

 

      WHEREAS, Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998 has established a priority ranking system as the basis for funding Capital Projects such as this project; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County Legislature, by resolution of even date herewith, has authorized the issuance of $795,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), Environmental Conservation Law Article 8, hereby finds and determines that this law constitutes a Type II action, pursuant to Volume 6 of New York Code of Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”), Section 617.13 (d)(1) and (8).  Since this law is a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that it is hereby determined that this project, with a  priority ranking of fifty-three (53) is eligible for approval in accordance with the provisions of Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to take such action as may be necessary, pursuant to Section C8-2 (X) of the Suffolk County Charter to complete such planning for lobby lighting, stairway from second to third floor, exterior lighting and modify prisoner corridors; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the proceeds of $795,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds be and they are hereby appropriated as follows:

 

Project No.                        J.C.               Project Title                                 Amount

525-CAP-CAP-11033               20               Planning for Construction and               $15,000        Ref-525-1124.106                              Alterations of Courtrooms for

                                                          Criminal Courts, Riverhead

                                                          County Center Complex

 

525-CAP-CAP-11037               20                Construction and Alterations               $780,000

Ref-525-1124.317                                    of Courtrooms for Criminal

                                                          Courts, Riverhead County

                                                          Center Complex

                            

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mrs. Carpenter offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher.  On a roll call vote:  16 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Alden; 1absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2119A-99                                                  83799-31684P              

 

BOND RESOLUTION NO.  1276 OF 1999

 

A   RESOLUTION    AUTHORIZING  THE   ISSUANCE  OF $65,000 SERIAL BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, TO PAY THE COST OF THE PARTIAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE COHALAN COURT  COMPLEX  (CP 1125)

 

          WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described has been duly approved in the adopted capital budget for the current fiscal year; and

 

          WHEREAS, the plan for the financing of the maximum estimated cost of such capital project, as hereinafter set forth in this resolution, is in conformity with such capital budget; and

 

          WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project hereinafter described, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

          RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk, New York, as follows:

 

          Section 1.  The specific object or purpose to be financed pursuant to this resolution is to pay the cost of the partial reconstruction of the Cohalan Court Complex (CP 1125).

 

          Section 2.  The maximum estimated cost of such specific object or purpose is $65,000,  and the plan for the financing thereof is by the issuance of $65,000 serial bonds  of said County hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 3.  It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is twenty years, pursuant to subdivision 12(a)(1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 4.  This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

 

          Section 5.  The faith and credit of said County of Suffolk, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

          Section 6.  The validity of such bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be contested only if:

 

          1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for                       which said County is not authorized to expend money, or

 

          2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the                       date of publication of this resolution are not substantially                        complied with,

 

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or

 

          3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions                       of the Constitution.

 

          Section 7.  This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the official newspapers of said County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mrs. Carpenter offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  16 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Alden; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No.     2119-99                                                                   Laid on Table 11/23/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1277 - 1999, APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE RENOVATIONS/IMPROVEMENTS TO COHALAN COURT COMPLEX (CAPITAL PROJECT NUMBER 1125)

 

      WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has requested funds for Renovations/Improvements to Cohalan Court Complex; and

 

      WHEREAS, there are sufficient funds within the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the cost of said request; and

 

      WHEREAS, Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998 has established a priority ranking system as the basis for funding Capital Projects such as this project; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County Legislature, by resolution of even date herewith, has authorized the issuance of $65,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), Environmental Conservation Law Article 8, hereby finds and determine that this law constitutes a Type II action, pursuant to Volume 6 of New York Code of Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”), Section 617.5 (21) and (27), in that the law authorizes information collection, including basic data collection and research, and preliminary planning processes necessary to formulate a proposal for an action, but does not commit the County to commence or approve an action.  Since this law is a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that it is hereby determined that this project, with a  priority ranking of forty six (46) is eligible for approval in accordance with the provisions of Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to take such action as may be necessary, pursuant to Section C8-2 (X) of the Suffolk County Charter to complete such planning for renovations/improvements to Cohalan Court Complex; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the proceeds of $65,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds be and they are hereby appropriated as follows:

 

Project No.                        J.C.               Project Title                                 Amount

525-CAP-CAP-11038               20               Renovations/Improvements            $65,000        Ref-525-1125.110                              to Cohalan Court

                            

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Foley offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Caracappa and duly adopted with the following recorded vote: 16 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Alden; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2122A-99                                                  83799-31361P              

 

BOND RESOLUTION NO.  1278  OF 1999

 

A   RESOLUTION    AUTHORIZING  THE   ISSUANCE  OF $40,000 SERIAL BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, TO PAY PART OF THE COST OF RENOVATIONS TO PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, YAPHANK  (CP 5194).

 

          WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described has been duly approved in the adopted capital budget for the current fiscal year; and

 

          WHEREAS, the plan for the financing of the maximum estimated cost of such capital project, as hereinafter set forth in this resolution, is in conformity with such capital budget; and

 

          WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project hereinafter described, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

          RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk, New York, as follows:

 

          Section 1.  The specific  object  or purpose  to be financed pursuant to this resolution is to pay part of the cost of the renovations to Public Works building, Yaphank  (CP 5194).

 

          Section 2.  It is hereby determined that the maximum estimated cost of such specific object or purpose is $65,210, and the plan for the financing thereof is as follows:

 

a)       By the issuance of $25,000 serial bonds of said County heretofore authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to Bond Resolution No. 1313-96, dated December 17, 1996; and

 

b)       By the issuance of $210 serial bonds of said County heretofore authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to Bond Resolution No. 368-98; and

 

c)       By the issuance of $40,000 serial bonds of said County hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 3.  It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is twenty years, pursuant to subdivision 12 (a) (1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law; computed from December 17, 1996, the date of issuance of the first obligations issued therefor.  

 

          Section 4.  This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

 

          Section 5.  The faith and credit of said County of Suffolk, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

          Section 6.  The validity of such bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be contested only if:

 

          1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for                       which said County is not authorized to expend money, or

 

          2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the                       date of publication of this resolution are not substantially                        complied with,

 

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or

 

          3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions                       of the Constitution.

 

          Section 7.  This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the official newspapers of said County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Foley offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Caracappa and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  16 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Alden; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2122-99                                                                         Laid on Table 11/23/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1279 - 1999, APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE RENOVATIONS TO PUBLIC WORKS BLDG - YAPHANK (CAPITAL PROGRAM NUMBER 5194)

 

      WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has requested funds for the renovations to the Public Works building in Yaphank; and

 

      WHEREAS, there are sufficient funds within the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the cost of said request; and

 

      WHEREAS, Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998 has established a priority ranking system as the basis for funding Capital Projects such as this project; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County Legislature, by resolution of even date herewith, has authorized the issuance of $40,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), Environmental Conservation Law Article 8, hereby finds and determines that this law constitutes a Type II action, pursuant to Volume 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”), Section 617.5C (21) and (27), in that the law authorizes information collection, including basic data collection and research, and preliminary planning processes necessary to formulate a proposal for an action, but does not commit the County to commence or approve an action.  Since this law is a Type II action, the Legislature has no further responsibilities under SEQRA; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that it is hereby determined that this project, with a  priority ranking of fifty nine (59) is eligible for approval in accordance with the provisions of Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the County Department for Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to take such action as may be necessary, pursuant to Section C8-2 (X) of the Suffolk County Charter to continue with renovations to the Public Works building in Yaphank; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the proceeds of $40,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds be and they are hereby appropriated as follows:

 

Project No.                        J.C.               Project Title                                 Amount

525-CAP-CAP-50104               20               Renovations to Public Works            $40,000        Ref-525-5194.110                              Bldg - Yaphank

                            

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracappa offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Tonna.  On a roll call vote:  12 Legislators in favor; 5 opposed, Mr. Caracciolo, Mr. Levy, Mr. Alden, Mr. Bishop, and Ms. Postal; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2246A-99                                                  83799-31563P              

 

BOND RESOLUTION NO.  1280 OF 1999

 

A   RESOLUTION    AUTHORIZING  THE   ISSUANCE  OF $1,000,000 SERIAL BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, TO PAY PART OF THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MINOR LEAGUE BALL PARK IN THE TOWN OF ISLIP (CP 6416).

 

          WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described has been duly approved in the adopted capital budget for the current fiscal year; and

 

          WHEREAS, the plan for the financing of the maximum estimated cost of such capital project, as hereinafter set forth in this resolution, is in conformity with such capital budget; and

 

          WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project hereinafter described, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

          RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk, New York, as follows:

 

          Section 1.  The specific  object  or purpose  to be financed pursuant to this resolution is to pay part of the cost of the construction of a minor league ball park in the Town of Islip (CP 6416).

 

          Section 2.  It is hereby determined that the maximum estimated cost of such specific object or purpose is $19,900,000, and the plan for the financing thereof is as follows:

 

a)       By the issuance of $4,500,000 serial bonds of said County heretofore authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to Bond Resolution No. 1212-1998, dated December 15, 1998; and

 

b)       By the appropriation and expenditure of $14,400,000 monies received as State aid therefor, which monies have been appropriated therefor pursuant to Resolution 642-1998;

 

c)       By the issuance of $1,000,000 serial bonds of said County hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 3.  It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is thirty years, pursuant to subdivision 11(a)(1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law; computed from June 15, 1999, the date of issuance of the first obligations issued therefor.

 

          Section 4.  This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

 

          Section 5.  The faith and credit of said County of Suffolk, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

          Section 6.  The validity of such bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be contested only if:

 

          1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for                       which said County is not authorized to expend money, or

 

          2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the                       date of publication of this resolution are not substantially                        complied with,

 

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or

 

          3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions                       of the Constitution.

 

          Section 7.  This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the official newspapers of said County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracappa offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Tonna and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  12 Legislators in favor; 5 opposed, Mr. Caracciolo, Mr. Levy, Mr. Alden, Mr. Bishop, and Ms. Postal; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2246-99                                                                         Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1281 - 1999, AMENDING THE 1999 CAPITAL BUDGET AND PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF MINOR LEAGUE BALL PARK (CAPITAL PROJECT NUMBER  6416)

 

      WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has requested funds for the Construction of Minor League Ball Park, Central Islip; and

 

      WHEREAS, there are insufficient funds within the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the cost of said request; and

 

      WHEREAS, Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998 has established a priority ranking system as the basis for funding Capital Projects such as this project; and

 

          WHEREAS, it has been determined that the current upturn in the construction industry has caused a dramatic increase in labor and material costs; and

 

          WHEREAS, it has been further determined that measures have been taken to reduce the cost of the construction contracts substantially; and

 

          WHEREAS, the estimated cost of construction of the project is $19,900,000.00; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County Legislature, by Resolution 642-1998 accepted a grant from NYS Empire State Development Corporation in the amount of 14,400,000.00 for construction of the ball park and Resolution 1213-1998 appropriated an additional $4,500,000.00 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds for the construction of the ball park, therefore an additional appropriation of $1,000,000.00 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds is required; and

 

          WHEREAS, funds have not been included in the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the County’s cost of this project and pursuant to Section C4-13 an offsetting authorization is not required because this project will receive in excess of 50% State Aid: and

 

          WHEREAS, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act Environmental Conservation Law Article 8 (hereinafter “SEQRA”), Resolution No. 100-1998 classified the action contemplated by this as an Unlisted Action; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that it is hereby determined that this project, with a  priority ranking of sixty (60) is eligible for approval in accordance with the provisions of Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to take such action as may be necessary, pursuant to Section C8-2 (X) of the Suffolk County Charter to complete Construction of Minor League Ball Park; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED, that the 1999 Capital Budget and Program be and they are hereby amended as follows:

 

Program No.            6416  

Program Title:   Construction of a Minor League Ballpark

 

                                                                   Current                  Revised

                                                                   1999             1999

                                                Total             Capital                     Capital

                                                Est’d             Budget &        Budget &

                                                Cost              Program          Program

 

1.  Planning, Design & Supervision          $  1,600,000          $  0              $  0

 

2.  Land Acquisition                                $  2,091,000          $  0              $  0

 

3.  Construction                               $16,209,000  $  0              $1,000,000B

 

6.  TOTAL                                          $19,900,000  $  0              $1,000,000B

 

                  

and be it further

 

          RESOLVED, that the proceeds of $1,000,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds be and they are hereby appropriated as follows:

 

Project No.                        J.C.               Project Title                                 Amount

525-CAP-CAP-64006               20               Construction of Minor League            $1,000,000    Ref-525-6416.310                              Ball Park, Central Islip

                                                                                     

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Bishop offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Towle and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  16 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 2 absent, Mr. Haley and Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2241-99                                                                         Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Legislator Levy 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1282  - 1999, AMENDING THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN AND THE 1999 OPERATING BUDGET IN CONNECTION WITH A NEW POSITION TITLE IN THE REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICE AGENCY (MAPPING PRODUCTS DEVELOPER)

 

            WHEREAS, the Department of Civil Service/Human Resource has completed a review of the duties and the responsibilities of the proposed new title in the Real Property Tax Service Agency; and

 

            WHEREAS, on the basis of this review they have determined that a new title of Mapping Products Developer be created; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Department of Civil Service/Human Resources has recommended that the salary grade as presented herein; and

 

          WHEREAS, there are sufficient unexpended and uncommitted funds in the 1999 Real Property Tax Service Agency budget to cover the costs of this Mapping Products Developer; now, therefore be it

 

            RESOLVED, that the Suffolk County Classification and Salary Plan and the 1999 Operating Budget be and they are hereby amended as follows:

 

ADDITION TO THE CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN

 

Spec #                   J/C  Title                     Gr      BU

1124               C  Mapping Products Developer      29           2

 

AMENDING THE 1999 OPERATING BUDGET

001-RPT-1355

 

                                              1999        1999

Position                        Fd -Agy -Org -Unit        Gr.        Adopted  Modified  Difference

Mapping Products Developer       001-RPT-1355-2000         29              0                 1                    +1

Mapping and Coordinator Supervisor  001-RPT-1355-2000          29                 1 0                     -1

 

DATED:  December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Alden offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Hackeling and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2251-99                                                                         Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the  Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1283 - 1999, AMENDING THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TEMPORARY CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN FOR TEMPORARY PERSONNEL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

      WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has requested an increase in the hourly rates for temporary personnel employed by the Department of Public Works so as to attract qualified and trained personnel; and

 

      WHEREAS, the Department of Public Works has experienced difficulty in recruiting temporary Bridge Operators, Lock Tenders and Laborers to cover odd shifts and regular personnel on leave and increased work load during peak work periods; and

 

WHEREAS, there has not been an increase in salaries under the Temporary Classification and Salary Plan for temporary personnel in the Department of Public Works for the titles of Lock Tender, Laborer and for Bridge Operator since 1988; and

 

          WHEREAS, the current pay scale for these positions is not sufficiently competitive for recruitment purposes; and

 

WHEREAS, there are sufficient funds within the 2000 Adopted Operating Budget to compensate for said increases; now, therefore, be it

 

      RESOLVED, that the Suffolk County Temporary Classification and Salary Plan be and hereby is amended as follows

 

Spec.                              From Current           To Amended

No.       Position Title      JC    Hourly Wages          Hourly Wages

 

7239     Bridge Operator       NC    $5.50              $9.00 Day

                                                         $9.25 Rotating

                                                         $9.60 Night

 

7044     Lock Tender   L      $5.50 Day              $9.00 Day

                                      $5.65 Rotating          $9.25 Rotating

                                      $5.85 Night           $9.60 Night

 

7001     Laborer         L      $5.50 Day              $8.00 Day

                                      $5.85 Night           $8.50 Day

 

and be it further

 

      RESOLVED, that the amended hourly rates will become effective on the first day of the next full pay period after the adoption of this resolution, but not before January 1, 2000.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Foley and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No.  1803-99                                                                          Laid on the Table 8/10/99

Introduced by Legislator Guldi

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1284-1999, AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF PARCEL TO TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON (SECTION 72-h, GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW)

 

          WHEREAS, the County of Suffolk is the owner of a parcel of vacant land; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County of Suffolk has declared this parcel to be surplus County property; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Town of East Hampton has requested that this property be obtained from the County of Suffolk for the purpose of open space and parkland; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that the Director of the County Division of Real Estate, or his deputy, is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed, pursuant to Section 16-4(E) of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CHARTER, to execute and deliver a quitclaim deed to the Town of East Hampton in consideration for the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) and the Town's pro rata share of real property taxes for said property, more particularly described and designated as Suffolk County Tax Map No. District 0300, Section 48, Block 3, Lots 44 and 45, pursuant to Section 72-h of the NEW YORK GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, for the purpose of transferring the interest of Suffolk County in the above described property to the Town of East Hampton for the purpose of open space and parkland; and be it further

 

          RESOLVED,  that said quitclaim deed issued by the Director of the County Division of Real Estate, or his deputy, pursuant to this resolution, shall contain a reverter clause to the effect that title to the said above described parcels (SCTM# 0300-048-03-44 and 45) shall revert to the County of Suffolk in the event that the above-described property is not used for the above-described public governmental purposes or in the event that the Town of East Hampton attempts to sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of or does, in fact, sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of said subject property without said property being used thereafter for the above described public governmental purposes subsequent to delivery of said deed to the Town of East Hampton or in the event that the Town of East Hampton imposes a back-charge or fee against the County for the actual or projected cleanup cost of the debris on the property in violation of Resolution No. 1028-1991 or in the event that the Town violates Res. No. 256-1998.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Binder offered the following resolution, seconded by Ms. Fisher and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  15 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 2 abstentions, Mr. Caracappa and Mr. Haley; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro Res. No.   2001 -99                                                                                       Laid on the Table 9/14/99

Introduced by Legislators Binder, Postal, Tonna, Holst, Carpenter, Alden, Rizzo, Hackeling, D’Andre, Levy, Foley, Fisher, Guldi, Caracciolo, Haley, Bishop, Towle

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1285-1999, ADOPTING LOCAL LAW NO. 1 YEAR 2000, A LOCAL LAW TO IMPOSE CIVIL PENALTIES ON ACTS OF BIAS

 

          WHEREAS, there was duly presented and introduced to this County Legislature at a regular meeting held on October 5, 1999,  a proposed local law entitled, "A LOCAL LAW TO IMPOSE CIVIL PENALTIES ON ACTS OF BIAS" and said local law in final form is the same as when presented and introduced; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that said local law be enacted in form as follows:

 

          LOCAL LAW NO.1 - 2000, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

A LOCAL LAW TO IMPOSE CIVIL PENALTIES ON ACTS OF BIAS

 

          BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, as follows:

 

Section 1.  Legislative Intent.

 

          This Legislature hereby finds and determines that there has been an increase in the number of bias related incidents of violence committed in Suffolk County based upon the race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or health-related condition of another individual or group of individuals.

 

          This Legislature further finds that these bias related incidences of violence are the cause of much property damage vandalism committed in the community.

 

          This Legislature also determines that there should be an additional deterrent  at the local level to this outrageous behavior.

 

          This Legislature further finds and determines that there is a compelling interest in eradicating bias crime due to impact on the victim, the community, and society in general.

 

          Therefore, the purpose of this law is to impose local civil penalties for bias related activities in Suffolk County in order to protect the public health and safety by eliminating the epidemic of hate violence and protecting citizens from the violence it precipitates and its tragic effects on society.

 

Section 2.  Definitions.

 

A.)         "Person" shall mean any natural person, individual, corporation, unincorporated association, proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock association, or other entity or business organization of any kind.

 

B.)      “Of another” shall mean property is that “of another” if any person, other than the actor, has a possessor or proprietary interest therein.

 

C.)         “Tamper” shall mean to interfere with something improperly, to meddle with it, displace it, make unwarranted alterations in its existing condition, or to deprive, temporarily, the owner or possessor of that thing.

 

D.)         “Deface” shall mean to place on any public or private property any symbol, object, characterization, appellation, or graffiti, including, but not limited to, a burning cross, Nazi swastika, profanity, or obscenity.

 

E.)         “Commission” shall mean the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission.

 

Section 3.  Amendment.

 

                   Chapter 89 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CODE is hereby amended by the addition of a new Article III, Section 89-10, to read as follows:

 

ARTICLE III

 

Bias Acts

 

§89-10.  Prohibition of  Bias Related Activities.

 

A.) No person shall, by reason of any motive or intent relating to, or any antipathy, animosity, or hostility based upon, the race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or health-related condition of another individual or group of individuals, knowingly vandalize, deface, or otherwise damage:

 

1.) any church, synagogue, or other building, structure, or place used for religious worship or other religions purpose;

 

2.) any cemetery, mortuary, military monument, or other facility used for the purpose of burial or memorializing the dead;

 

3.) any school, educational facility, community center, hospital, or medical clinic owned or operated by a religious or sectarian group;

 

4.) the grounds adjacent to, and owned or rented by, any institution, facility, building, structure, or other place described in subsections (1), (2), or (3) of this paragraph; or

 

5.) any personal property contained in any institution, facility, building, structure, or other place described in subsections (1), (2), or (3) of this paragraph, or on the grounds of such places.

 

B.) No person shall, by reason of any motive or intent relating to, or any antipathy, animosity, or hostility based upon, the race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or health-related condition of another individual or group of individuals:

 

1.) knowingly damage or threaten to damage the personal or real property of another;

 

2.) tamper with the personal or real property of another for the purpose of causing substantial inconvenience to that person or another; or

 

3.) deface the property of another.

 

C.) No person shall, by reason of any motive or intent relating to, or any antipathy, animosity, or hostility based upon, the race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or health-related condition of another individual or group of individuals, communicate in writing or by telephone a threat to commit a misdemeanor, involving violence or property damage, or to commit any felony.

 

D.) 1.) The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission is hereby authorized to     promulgate and issue such rules and regulations as shall be necessary and sufficient to implement this law.

 

2.)  The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission shall enforce this law by referring the civil proceedings to the County Department of Law.

 

Section 4.  Civil Penalties.

 

A.)      Any person who intentionally violates any provision of this law shall be liable for a civil penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for a first offense; Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for a second offense, and Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for a third offense. In addition, any person who intentionally violates any provision of this law shall, in the discretion of the Court,  also be subject to a requirement to participate in Diversity Training conducted by or through the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, on such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the Court.

 

B.)      Any civil penalty may only be assessed by the Court following a hearing and opportunity for an alleged violator to be heard and upon clear and convincing evidence that the alleged violation occurred.

 

Section 5.  Applicability.

 

          This law shall apply to any actions occurring on or after the effective date of this law.

 

Section 6.  Severability.

 

          If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.

 

Section 7.  SEQRA Determination.

 

          This Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) lead agency, hereby finds and determines that this law constitutes a Type II action pursuant to Section 617.5(c)(21) of Title 6 of the NEW YORK CODE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS (6 NYCRR) and within the meaning of Section 8-0109(2) of the NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW as a promulgation of regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and legislative decisions in connection with continuing agency administration, management and information collection.  The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is hereby directed to circulate any appropriate SEQRA notices of determination of non-applicability or non-significance in accordance with this law.

 

Section 8.  Effective Date.

 

          This law shall take effect immediately upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

       /s/ Robert J. Gaffney

       County Executive of Suffolk County

          After a public hearing duly held on January 10, 2000

 

          Date of Approval: January 11, 2000

          Filed with the Secretary of State on February 4, 2000

 

          Mr. Foley offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Guldi and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2070-99                                                             Laid on Table  11/23/99

Introduced by Legislator Foley

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1286–1999, ESTABLISHING COUNTY POLICY TO INCLUDE PURCHASE OPTIONS IN VEHICLE LEASE AGREEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, certain County departments lease vehicles for limited periods of time using various grant funds; and

 

WHEREAS, many of these vehicles are returned to the dealer with low mileage and significant remaining useful life; and

 

 WHEREAS, if these vehicles could be purchased by the county after the grant expires, they would provide a low cost source of additional county fleet vehicles; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the County of Suffolk shall not enter into vehicle leases on or after the effective date of this Resolution which are funded by state or federal grants unless such leases include an option-to-purchase clause, provided  there is no specific legal impediment to do so under the pertinent grant; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, that any vehicle so acquired via the purchase option shall be distributed to the Department of Health Services or the Division of Human Services for use in its programs upon transfer of title to the County of Suffolk.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Alden offered the following resolution, seconded by Mrs. Carpenter and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  15 Legislators in favor; 1 opposed, Mr. Levy; 1 abstention, Mr. Haley; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res.  No. 2159-99                                                                                      Laid on the Table 11/23/99

Introduced by Legislator Alden

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1287-1999, AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES FOR PROPERTY TAX FOR MICHAEL AND SOPHIE CZERNIAWSKI (SCTM NO. 0500-162.00-04.00-073.000)

 

          WHEREAS, Michael and Sophie Czerniawski are the owners of record of the parcel of real property located at 185 Grand Boulevard, Brentwood, New York 11717, bearing SCTM Number 0500-162.00-04.00-073.000; and

 

          WHEREAS, in March of 1995 Mr. Czerniawski was unemployed, then he suffered a severe heart attack and had to undergo bypass surgery, and has not been able to work since then.  The application process for Social Security benefits took a very lengthy period of time before an approval and any kind of money was received.  In the meantime they were living on his small VA Comp. money of about $90.00 per month along with Mrs. Czerniawski part time job; and

 

          WHEREAS, Mrs. Czerniawski was making her payment, thinking they will apply that payment of the last half of the previous year and the first half of the current year.  That was not the case, the payment was applied to the current year and left the back taxes unpaid.  The penalties were adding up and she did not realize the back taxes were not being paid but in fact falling further behind; and

 

          WHEREAS, Mrs. Czerniawski is out of work and collecting worker’s compensation and has been hospitalized for kidney stones.  The payment of the interest and penalties will pose a financial hardship on the Czerniawskis; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby authorizes the Suffolk County Treasurer, pursuant to Section 30 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT, to waive the penalties and interest on the parcel of real property located at 185 Grand Boulevard, Brentwood, New York 11717, bearing SCTM Number 0500-162.00-04.00-073.000.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Alden offered the following resolution, seconded by Mrs. Carpenter and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res.  No. 2161-99                                                                                      Laid on the Table 11/23/99

Introduced by Legislator Alden

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1288-1999, AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES FOR PROPERTY TAX FOR JOSEPH AND THERESA CARAVELLA (SCTM NO. 0500-270.00-04.00-006.000)

 

          WHEREAS, Joseph and Theresa Caravella are the owners of record of the parcel of real property located at 24 Fortieth Street, Islip, New York 11751, bearing SCTM Number 0500-270.00-04.00-006.000; and

 

          WHEREAS, Theresa Caravella received a heart transplant five years ago.  She is heavily medicated for rejection and infection.  This medication causes forgetfulness and is the cause of the delay in paying her taxes.  She has been accustomed to her payments being made through her mortgage that has now been satisfied; and

 

          WHEREAS, when she realized her taxes were due they were only three weeks late.  Her husband drove to Riverhead to pay the taxes but found out the exorbitant amount due as a result of late interest and penalty charges; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Caravellas are senior citizens with disabilities on a fixed income but are unable to afford the penalty and interest charges that have accumulated; and

 

          WHEREAS, the Caravellas made it a point to pay their taxes as soon as they realized they were due, only three weeks later.  They have an excellent record of being good and faithful taxpayers.  The payment of the interest and penalties will pose a financial hardship on the Caravellas; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby authorizes the Suffolk County Treasurer, pursuant to Section 30 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT, to waive the penalties and interest on the parcel of real property located at 24 Fortieth Street, Islip, New York 11751, bearing SCTM Number 0500-270.00-04.00-006.000.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracciolo offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Alden.  On a roll call vote:  11 Legislators in favor; 4 opposed, Mr. Haley, Mr. Foley, Mr. Levy, and Mr. Bishop; 2 abstentions, Ms. Fisher and Mr. Holst; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2074-99                                                                       Laid on the Table 11/23/99

Introduced by Legislator Caracciolo

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1289-1999, AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES FOR PROPERTY TAX FOR KATHLEEN DEBOER  (SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX MAP NO. 0600-128.00-06.00-035.00)

 

          WHEREAS, Kathleen Deboer is the owner of record of a parcel of real property located at 17 East Second Street, Riverhead, New York 11901, bearing  SCTM No. 0600-128.00-06.00-035.00; and

 

          WHEREAS, Ms. Deboer  is a new resident of Riverhead Town and falsely assumed that she could  make partial payment for the second half of taxes for tax year 1998-1999; and

 

          WHEREAS, as a result, Ms. Deboer did not pay the second half of her 1998-1999 real property taxes in a timely manner; and

 

          WHEREAS, the penalty and interest charges that became due when the real property taxes were not paid in a timely manner impose a financial hardship on this property owner; and

 

          WHEREAS, the second half of taxes for 1998-1999 remained outstanding through no fault of Ms. Deboer; and

 

          WHEREAS, Chief Deputy Treasurer General L. Rains has indicated his willingness to waive the penalty and interest for the second half of the 1998-1999 tax bill of the property owner; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby authorizes the Suffolk County Treasurer, pursuant to Section 30 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT, to accept the amount of One Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-four and 42/100 Dollars ($1,324.31) for the second half of taxes for tax year 1998-1999 and advertising charges, if applicable, in full payment of back taxes from the property owner and refund the interest charges and penalty charges in the amount of One Hundred Thirty-five and 75/100 Dollars ($135.75) for a parcel in 17 East Second Street, Riverhead, New York 11901, bearing  SCTM No. 0600-128.00-06.00-035.00.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Caracciolo offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Alden and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  11 Legislators in favor; 4 opposed, Mr. Haley, Mr. Foley, Mr. Levy, and Mr. Bishop; 2 abstentions, Ms. Fisher and Mr. Holst; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No.  2075-99                                                                                          Laid on the Table 11/23/99

Introduced by Legislator Caracciolo

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1290-1999, AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES FOR PROPERTY TAX FOR THOMAS AND W. ODOWD (SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX MAP NO.  0200-080.00-01.00-004.000)

 

          WHEREAS, Thomas and W. Odowd are the owners of record of a parcel of real property located at 4 Farm Road, Shoreham, New York 11786 bearing  SCTM No. 0200-080.00-01.00-004.000; and

 

          WHEREAS, Mr. Odowd paid his taxes late because of various illnesses and hospitalizations, including surgery, which affected both him and his wife; and

 

          WHEREAS, as a result, Mr. Odowd did not pay the second half of his 1998-1999 real property taxes in a timely manner; and

 

          WHEREAS, the penalty and interest charges that became due when the real property taxes were not paid in a timely manner impose a financial hardship on these property owners; and

 

          WHEREAS, the second half of taxes for 1998-1999 remained outstanding through no fault of Mr. Odowd; and

 

          WHEREAS, Chief Deputy Treasurer General L. Rains has indicated his willingness to waive the penalty and interest for the second half of the 1998-1999 tax bill of the property owners; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby authorizes the Suffolk County Treasurer, pursuant to Section 30 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT, to accept the amount of Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Eighty-eight and 31/100 Dollars ($2,788.31) for the second half of taxes for tax year 1998-1999 and advertising charges, if applicable, in full payment of back taxes from the property owners and refund the interest charges and penalty charges in the amount of Three Hundred Fifteen and 08/100 Dollars ($315.08) for a parcel in Shoreham, New York 11786 bearing SCTM No. 0200-080.00-01.00-004.000 .

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Towle and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2206-99                                                                                   Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1291 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE, DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF ABANDONMENT OF THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK IN PROPERTIES DESIGNATED AS TOWN SOUTHAMPTON SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX MAP NOS. 0900-242.00-01.00-039.000) & 040.000 (Item NOS. 974043.00 & 974044.00) PURSUANT TO SECTION 40-D OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT

 

            WHEREAS, a parcel of properties lying, situate and being in the Town of Southampton designated as Suffolk County Tax Map Numbers 0900-242.00-01.00-039.000 & 040.000 (Item Nos. 974043.00 & 974044.00), known as scrub property, Westhampton, formerly assessed to unknown owner; and

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Suffolk acquired said property designated as Suffolk County Tax Map Number 0900-242.00-01.00-039.000 & 040.000 (Item Nos. 974043.00 & 974044.00) by tax deed dated June 17, 1997 and recorded in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office in Liber 11838 at page 149 for unpaid 1994/95 taxes; and

 

            WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Suffolk Department of Planning, Division of Real Estate and the Suffolk County Treasurer’s Office that due to a remapping of that area property no longer exists, therefore, property should not have been taken; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 40-C of the Suffolk County Tax Act, the tax deed to Suffolk County be canceled and pursuant to Section 40-D of the Suffolk County Tax Act, the Director of the Division of Real Estate, Department of Planning, be authorized to file a certificate of abandonment of Claim of title, which Suffolk County holds pursuant to said tax deed.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

         

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Guldi offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Towle and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2207-99                                                                                   Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1292 - 1999, AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE, DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF ABANDONMENT OF THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK IN PROPERTY DESIGNATED AS TOWN SOUTHAMPTON SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX MAP NO. 0900-306.00-03.00-010.000) (ITEM NO.   804721.00) PURSUANT TO SECTION 40-D OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT

 

          WHEREAS, a parcel of property lying, situate and being in the Town of Southampton designated as Suffolk County Tax Map Numbers 0900-306.00-03.00-010.000 (Item No. 804721.00), known as scrub property, Westhampton, formerly assessed to Harold H. Boswell; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County of Suffolk acquired said property designated as Suffolk County Tax Map Number 0900-306.00-03.00-010.000 (Item No. 804721.00) by tax deed dated June 17, 1997 and recorded in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office in Liber 11838 at page 149 for unpaid 1994/95 taxes; and

 

          WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Suffolk Department of Planning, Division of Real Estate and the Suffolk County Treasurer’s Office that due to a remapping of that area property no longer exists, therefore, property should not have been taken; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 40-C of the Suffolk County Tax Act, the tax deed to Suffolk County be canceled and pursuant to Section 40-D of the Suffolk County Tax Act, the Director of the Division of Real Estate, Department of Planning, be authorized to file a certificate of abandonment of Claim of title, which Suffolk County holds pursuant to said tax deed.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

        APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

         

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Ms. Postal offered the following resolution, seconded by Mrs. Carpenter and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No.  2221-99                                                                       Laid on the Table 12/7/99

Introduced by Legislator Postal

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1293-1999, AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES FOR PROPERTY TAX FOR RUBY M. DAVID  (SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX MAP NO. 0100-154.00-02.0-020.000)

 

          WHEREAS, Ruby M. David is the owner of record of a parcel of real property located at 157 Tremont Road, Lindenhurst, New York 11757, bearing  SCTM No. 0100-154.00-02.0-020.000; and

 

          WHEREAS, Ms. David, a widow whose sole income is her social security benefits, fell behind on her property taxes; and

 

          WHEREAS, Ms. David is the sole caregiver to her mother, Emily Wilson, age 99 years, and her mother-in-law, Suzanne David, age 89, who are both severely disabled, frail senior citizens who live with her; and

 

          WHEREAS, as a result, Mrs. David was unable to pay her real property taxes in a timely manner; and

 

          WHEREAS, the penalty and interest charges that became due when her real property taxes were not paid in a timely manner impose a financial hardship on this property owner; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is vitally important that Ms. David’s homestead be preserved to secure a safe environment for these elderly women, the older of whom receives Medicaid home-care assistance and who might otherwise be subject to nursing home placement; and

 

          WHEREAS, Chief Deputy Treasurer General L. Rains has indicated his willingness to waive the penalty and interest for the 1995/1996, 1996/1997, 197/1998, and 1998/1999 tax bills of the property owner; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby authorizes the Suffolk County Treasurer, pursuant to Section 30 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX ACT, to accept the following amounts for taxes for the following tax years, and advertising charges, if applicable, in full payment of back taxes from the property owner without payment of the interest charges and penalty charges, if any, as long as payment is made before June 10, 2000, for real property located at 157 Tremont Road, Lindenhurst, New York 11757, bearing  SCTM No. 0100-154.00-02.0-020:

 

                        Penalty and Interest

            Tax Year:  Taxes:                  To Be Waived:   

          1995/1996     $  6,940.96     $ 4,068.22  

          1996/1997     7,056.40             3,641.10

          1997/1998          7,008.74                2,633.91

          1998/1999       7,050.62      1,641.13

          TOTAL:          $28,056.72              $ 11,984.36

                    

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Binder offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Tonna.  On a roll call vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2231A-99                                                  83799-31371P              

 

BOND RESOLUTION NO.  1294  OF 1999

 

A   RESOLUTION    AUTHORIZING  THE   ISSUANCE  OF $80,000 SERIAL BONDS OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, TO PAY PART OF THE COST OF THE ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON CR 10, ELWOOD ROAD AT NYS-25, JERICHO TURNPIKE, TOWN OF HUNTINGTON  (CP 3301.218).

 

          WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described has been duly approved in the adopted capital budget for the current fiscal year; and

 

          WHEREAS, the plan for the financing of the maximum estimated cost of such capital project, as hereinafter set forth in this resolution, is in conformity with such capital budget; and

 

          WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project hereinafter described, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

 

          WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

          RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of the County of Suffolk, New York, as follows:

 

          Section 1.  The specific  object  or purpose  to be financed pursuant to this resolution is to pay part of the cost of the acquisition of land for intersection improvements on CR 10, Elwood Road at NYS-25 Jericho Turnpike, Town of Huntington (CP 3301.218).

 

          Section 2.  It is hereby determined that the maximum estimated cost of such specific object or purpose is $90,000, and the plan for the financing thereof is as follows:

 

a)       By the issuance of $10,000 serial bonds of said County heretofore authorized to be issued for the acquisition of land pursuant to Bond Resolution No. 1217-96, dated December 17, 1996; and

 

b)       By the issuance of $80,000 serial bonds of said County hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law.

 

          Section 3.  It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is thirty years, pursuant to subdivision 21(a)  of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law; computed from June 15, 1999, the date of issuance of the first obligations issued therefor.   It is hereby further determined that the cost of planning in connection with the acquisition of land for intersection improvements described in Section 1 hereof will be financed as part of the cost of such acquisition of land and that the period of probably usefulness of such planning is thirty years pursuant to subdivision 21(a) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law and that Section 3 of Bond Resolution No. 1217-1996 dated December 17, 1996 is hereby amended accordingly.

 

          Section 4.  This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

 

          Section 5.  The faith and credit of said County of Suffolk, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

          Section 6.  The validity of such bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be contested only if:

 

          1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for                       which said County is not authorized to expend money, or

 

          2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the                       date of publication of this resolution are not substantially                        complied with,

 

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or

 

          3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions                       of the Constitution.

 

          Section 7.  This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the official newspapers of said County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

DATED: December 21, 1999

 

          APPROVED BY:

 

          /s/ Robert J. Gaffney        

          County Executive of Suffolk County

                  

          Date of Approval: January 3, 2000

 

          Mr. Binder offered the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Tonna and duly adopted with the following recorded vote:  17 Legislators in favor; 0 opposed; 1 absent, Mr. Rizzo.

 

Intro. Res. No. 2231-99                                                                         Laid on Table 12/7/99

Introduced by the Presiding Officer at the request of the County Executive and Legislator Binder

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1295 - 1999, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES IN CONNECTION WITH INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON C.R. 10, ELWOOD ROAD AT NYS  25, JERICHO TURNPIKE, TOWN OF HUNTINGTON (CP 3301.218)

 

          WHEREAS, the Director of the Division of Real Estate has requested funds for the acquisition of properties in connection with intersection improvements on C.R. 10, Elwood Road at NYS 25, Jericho Turnpike, Town of Huntington; and

 

          WHEREAS, there are sufficient funds within the 1999 Capital Budget and Program to cover the cost of said request; and

 

          WHEREAS, Resolution No. 471-1994 as revised by Resolution No. 571-1998 has established a priority ranking system as the basis for funding Capital Projects such as this project; and

 

          WHEREAS, the County Legislature, by resolution of even date herewith, has authorized the issuance of $80,000 in Suffolk County Serial Bonds; now, therefore, be it

 

          RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Art (“SEQRA”), Environmental