Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 06/25/14: 18 Topics In Today's blog


1)  Media Advisory: Dr. Terrence Murphy Continues Cup of Joe Series In Peekskill 06/28/14

2)  Press Release: Dr. Terrence Murphy Says Breaking Bad Heroin Arrest Reveals Albany Incompetence

3)  new UTY meeting date of July 2, 2014

4)  Changes at Staples Shopping Center move forward 06/23/14

5)  Video: The Truth About Property Taxes

6) Legislative Session Review

7)  Hayworth Wins Crucial Independence Party Line in NY-18

8) MEDIA ALERT: Assemblywoman Galef, Senator Carlucci & Advocates Host Press Conference Applauding Passage of Accessibility Signage Legislation
 06/25/14 1:30 p.m.

9) Ed Cox statements on .......( 5 statements)

10) Two Blues Legends - One Unforgettable Night! 07/03/14

11) An award-winning Singer, and STAX of Soul this weekend at 12 Grapes

12)  ICYMI: The lagging Cuomo economy

13) Steve Israel’s backyard blues

14) Lalor Bill Enables Wappingers Falls to Expand Waterfront Parkland

15) [Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown  Zoning Board of Appeals 06/26/14

16)  Westchester Legislators Approve Stormwater Plans for Saw Mill and Pocantico Rivers

17) Protesting the Al Jazeera Verdict


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For Immediate Release: June 25, 2014
Contact: TJ McCormack (818) 554-2566
Terrence Murphy Hosts Cup Of Joe This Saturday June 28th 10 A.M. At The
Westchester Diner In

Candidate For New York State's 40th Senate District
Forward To Hearing What's Important To Voters Of 40th Senate District
Terrence Murphy of Yorktown is taking his Cup of Joe informal meet and greet to
The Westchester Diner in Peekskill, NY this Saturday June 28th at 6:30

Dr. Murphy, "This is my favorite part of the process. I genuinely love getting
to know the people of the 40th District, and what better way is there to do that
than just having a cup of coffee? I need to know what's going on in the lives of
my neighbors in the Hudson Valley if I'm going to be an effective advocate in
the State Senate.

diner has become today's town square where locals gather to exchange news and
opinions, and that's where I need to be! I'm running for New York's 40th Senate
District seat, and I intend to be the voice of the voters, so first things
first, let's get to know each other!"

Westchester Diner is Located At 300 Albany Post Rd, Peekskill 10566

NOTE: Media
Availability Upon Request Through Contact Above

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2014
Contact: TJ McCormack (818) 554-2566
Terrence Murphy Says Breaking Bad Heroin Arrest Reveals Albany
Candidate For New York State Senate Says Yogurt and Muted Swans Were Given More
Attention Than The Heroin Epidemic

Dr. Terrence Murphy of Yorktown, Republican candidate for New York State Senate says
Albany's incompetence and inability to prioritize has been exposed by the
recent arrest of two drug dealers accused of selling an even more lethal brand of heroin which has killed at least three people.

Federal charges have been brought against the dealers, because under current New York law the two could receive as little as counseling. Last week a series of heroin-related bills were before the legislature. One
bill called for homicide charges against dealers whose sales resulted in death, but it was LEFT OUT OF FINAL CONSIDERATION.

Said Dr. Murphy, "Heroin use in New York is up 45% and overdoses are skyrocketing, so lawmakers in Albany spent precious time making yogurt our state snack and
debating what should happen to some swans. In the meantime, while our laws
remained weak, the dealers were working to make heroin STRONGER and more people

Dr. Murphy went on to say, "Albany is officially the capitol of confusion. For these
two stains on society to face
probation for their crimes under New York law is offensive. Last week our lawmakers had a
chance to put some teeth into our drug laws, and they dropped the


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new UTY meeting date of July 2, 2014
Dear members:

I am changing the next UTY meeting to next Wednesday July 2, 2014, time 8:00PM at he Yorktown Town Hall. On the agenda will be a list of issues that concern us. I will send you a list before the next meeting.


Citizens for an Informed Yorktown

Planning Board
June 23, 2014

Meeting highlights. For a full summary of each item, visit

1. Fieldhome expansion/soccer field
The Fieldhome is still waiting for details of the license agreement with the town for the continued use of the soccer field and the conservation easement to be worked out. In the meantime, the home is considering changing the way it markets the proposed new independent living units.

2. Hudson Valley Islamic Center
Representatives of the Center, expressing their continued efforts to be good neighbors, disputed the contention that the lights are creating a problem for a specific neighboring homeowner. Planning Board members will visit the site during the evening hours.

3. Staples Shopping Center
With Burger Fi no longer interested in leasing space in the former Emigrant Bank building, the applicant showed the board a slightly modified plan that has the flexibility to accommodate a restaurant and a possible second retail tenant.

4. Yorktown Farms wetlands permit
A homeowner continues to be caught in a bind between the need to erect a fence around a new pool and his desire to extend the fence beyond the pool and into a wetland buffer.

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On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:22 PM, Astorino for Governor wrote:

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The Truth About Property Taxes
The Truth About Property Taxes
 Gov. Cuomo - your latest attack ad against me is on property taxes.
Are you serious?
Attacking me on property taxes when you haven't even bothered to pay your own, or at least not the full amount.
This issue isn't going away governor - meet with your local assessor and pay your full share of taxes just like everyone else has to.
And regarding my record on property taxes, here are the facts:
In every year I have been in office we have either reduced or held flat the county's property tax levy.  According to the Comptroller's office, no county in the state has reduced their tax levy as much as Westchester has.
I was elected by a 15-point margin in 2009, in 2-1 democratic Westchester, when I said I would stop the tax madness and I was re-elected last fall by a 13-point margin.  Westchester taxpayers know they can trust me.
Can they trust you Andrew Cuomo?  
Besides not paying your own taxes, you refuse to do anything to rein in the unfunded mandates from Albany that crush local governments and school districts who have no say in the programs but must pay the bill you send them. 
In Westchester, 85 cents of every tax levy dollar we spend goes to pay for your mandated programs.  In some counties, it's much higher.
Stop the nonsense TV ads governor.  Pay your property tax bill and deliver the mandate relief that New Yorkers really need to lower theirs.

On Monday, June 23, 2014 3:10 PM, Assemblyman Kieran Lalor wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
End of Legislative Session Statement from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill)
Positive DevelopmentsFighting The Heroin Problem: "Late last week the Assembly and Senate passed good legislation to deal with the scourge of heroin in our community. We increased penalties for dealers. New penalties are particularly strong when the dealer sells to someone who dies from using the drug. This will put dealers out of business and give prosecutors the tools they need to deal with them. First responders will now be provided with anti-overdose kits, which will save lives. We also approved a public awareness campaign. We can never lose sight of just how dangerous this drug is, so public awareness and acknowledging there is a problem, is vitally important."

Veterans Service Credit: "Both houses of the state legislature passed a bill that I co-sponsored that gives veterans in the state retirement system three years of service credit. Currently, only veterans of specific time periods are eligible for the service credit. The recently passed legislation opens the service credit up to all veterans."

Lyme Disease:
"According to the Centers for Disease Control, Dutchess County has the most confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state.  To help Lyme sufferers, I was proud to co-sponsor an important piece of legislation that just passed the Assembly and Senate. The bill, which is awaiting Gov. Cuomo’s signature, protects doctors treating Lyme disease sufferers with long-term antibiotics."

Medical Marijuana: "I broke with my party and voted in favor of medical marijuana last year and this year. The bill that just passed both houses of the legislature will help ease the suffering of New Yorkers stricken with serious illnesses while providing safeguards to protect against abuse."

Negative Trends"In general, I think that Albany shouldn’t be involved in local decision making. In fact, I have authored legislation that takes power away from Albany on local matters and returns decision-making authority to the local governments.  However, high taxes and escalating fees are the biggest economic problem we face as a state and I believe we need as many checks and balances on tax and fee increases as possible."

Red Light Cameras: "A number of municipalities around the state sought state permission to institute or extend red light camera programs. I voted against these bills. The safety benefits of red light cameras are negligible. Studies show the cameras decrease crashes in the intersection but increase rear-end crashes. The municipalities don't want the red light cameras for safety. They are looking to raise revenue through fines. The tax cap was intended to force municipalities to reduce spending not come up with creative ways to raise money. The way for the state to help our municipalities financially, is to provide mandate relief, not support new ways to separate citizens from their money. Moreover, in an era where privacy is decreasing every day, there are some real concerns about having a camera on every corner."

Local Hotel Taxes: "Historically, only county governments have raised revenue by adding a tax on to hotel occupancy. Last year I was asked for and declined to support state permission for towns and villages to also levy a tax on hotel rooms. This year, many towns and villages around the state asked for state permission for hotel taxes and their state legislators authored bills to do so. I voted against all of these measures because more taxation, regardless of the source, won’t solve our economic problems. Additionally, you can’t turn on the TV without seeing a taxpayer-funded commercial for New York’s tourism industry. It doesn’t make sense for us to tout New York’s tourist destinations and then make that industry less competitive by having the various layers of government taxing hotel stays."

Important Work Left UndoneNo Mandate Relief: "Another year has gone by with no real mandate relief for counties, municipalities and school districts despite the fact that unfunded mandates are a major driver of property and school tax increases. Thoughtful legislation that would have dealt with the unfunded mandate issue in a significant way was killed in committee by Sheldon Silver."

Bipartisan Penal Law Improvement Stalled: "Speaker Silver also killed bipartisan legislation that would give judges in New York State the discretion to sentence the perpetrator of a homicide to actually serve time for each victim. This bill was drafted at the request of a local family who lost two loved ones to a career criminal who was evading the police. Under current law, the judge in that case could not impose a stricter sentence, so the perpetrator, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, was in effect only punished for taking one life when his criminal actions took two lives. This bill would make the penalty fit the crime and provide justice for each victim killed."

Brittany’s Law Obstructed: "Brittany’s Law calls for a violent felon database similar to the registry we have for sex offenders. Brittany and her mother were killed by a paroled violent felon. Had they known about their murderer’s past they wouldn’t have let him into their lives. Both of Brittany’s courageous grandmothers spoke at our press conference about the need for this law which has passed the Senate five times but remains blocked by Sheldon Silver in the Assembly."

Felonious Officials Still Get Pensions: "Despite bipartisan support for a bill that would take state pensions from public officials convicted of violating their oath of office, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to block this important legislation."

Note, countless tax and spending issues remain unaddressed or addressed wrongly in New York State.  For information on budgetary issues please see my statement in opposition to the passage of the 2014-2015 state budget

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:53 PM, Friends of Nan Hayworth wrote:

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"Nan Hayworth wins a decisive victory with support in all four counties winning cities, suburbs and rural areas from east to west."
June 24, 2014
Chester, NY - Dr. Nan Hayworth won the Independence Party Primary in New York's Hudson Valley.  "I am grateful for the support I received throughout the entire district.  The people who supported me have sent a message they want Washington to get out of the way and let us grow jobs and opportunity in the Hudson Valley economy," said Hayworth.
"I thank the voters and realize they want a Representative who will reach across the aisle to provide a genuine voice for the Hudson Valley.  I will continue to be that voice."
The win included an impressive victory in the City of Poughkeepsie that carries a three to one democratic advantage showing Nan Hayworth's message of working with everyone regardless of their party reached the voters across the district.

Nan Hayworth and Sean Patrick Maloney will face each other again in the November 2014 election. Hayworth has the Republican and Conservative Party lines and Maloney has the Democratic and Working Party lines.
Dr. Nan Hayworth is a candidate for Congress in the 18th Congressional District in New York's Hudson Valley, which includes all of Orange and Putnam Counties and parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties. An ophthalmologist for nearly 20 years, Dr. Hayworth was the only woman physician ever to serve as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:33 AM, Sandra Galef wrote: Contact:
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (914) 941-1111
Mike Grubiak for Senator Carlucci (914) 391-8850 (c) 


TOMORROW, June 25th @ 1:30 pm
Assemblywoman Galef, Senator Carlucci & Advocates Host Press Conference
Applauding Passage of Accessibility Signage Legislation
Post New Sign in a Ceremony in Downtown Ossining

WHAT: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator David Carlucci sponsored
landmark legislation which will remove the word "handicap" from
accessibility signs and replace the universal symbol of a person sitting
stationary in a wheelchair to one of a person in a wheelchair in motion.


Assemblywoman Sandy Galef

Senator David Carlucci

Lisa Tarricone and Joe Bravo of Westchester Independent Living Center

Mel Tanzman of Westchester Disabled on the Move

Mark Fang of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission

WHEN: TOMORROW, June 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Market Square, Ossining- Corner of Spring and Main Streets


Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Galef, Advocates and residents will be
taping a sign over an existing "handicap' sign in the heart of downtown

For more information on day of event after 1 pm please contact Sara Rubin at
(914) 261-5503 or Mike Grubiak at (914) 391-8850.

June 25, 2014

Ed Cox statement on CD 18 Independence Party primary

Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement this morning following Dr. Nan Hayworth's win in the 18th Congressional District Independence Party primary:
"Last night's results demonstrate that independent voters in the 18th Congressional District want a representative in Congress who will work hard with both sides of the aisle to promote economic growth, not rubberstamp the Obama-Pelosi agenda," said Cox.
"Nan is one big step closer to returning to Congress. Congratulations to Nan and her team on a great win."
In her victory last night, Dr. Hayworth won the City of Poughkeepsie, in which Democrats outnumber Republicans three to one.
June 24, 2014

Cox statement on passing of Phil Ragusa

Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following statement on the passing of Queens County Republican Party Chair Phil Ragusa:
"We were deeply saddened to learn of Chairman Ragusa's passing today.
"Phil was a good man, was dedicated to Queens County and the Republican Party and was an indomitable County Chair.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ragusa family."
June 24, 2014
Cox Congratulates Zeldin
Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement this evening after Lee Zeldin won the Republican primary in New York's 1st Congressional District:
"Congratulations to State Senator Lee Zeldin on his victory this evening. Sen. Zeldin has spent the last four years fighting for and delivering tax and regulatory relief to Long Island's hardworking taxpayers. We look forward to working with Lee in the general election as Long Islanders replace Nancy Pelosi's rubberstamp Tim Bishop with a war veteran with the tenacity to deliver the economic growth that America desperately needs."
June 24, 2014

Cox Congratulates Stefanik

Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement this evening after Elise Stefanik won the Republican primary in New York's 21st Congressional District:
"Congratulations to Elise Stefanik on her victory this evening. Elise represents the next generation of Republican leaders and is poised to win the general election and go to Congress to push back against the Obama agenda and promote opportunity, economic growth and the repeal of Obamacare."

June 24, 2014

Cox Congratulates Hanna

Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement this evening after Richard Hanna won the Republican primary in New York's 22nd Congressional District:
"Congratulations to Rep. Hanna on his victory this evening.   Rep. Hanna was part of the Republican wave that swept across America in 2010 as New York sent more new Republicans to Congress than any other state. Since arriving in Congress, he has been a reliable champion for economic growth and job creation. We can now look forward to sending him back to Congress in the general election."


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June 24, 2014
ICYMI: The lagging Cuomo economy
In case you missed it, the New York Post had a great editorial yesterday about the lagging Cuomo economy.

Andrew Cuomo is spending $150 million of our tax dollars promoting the absurd notion that New York is "open for business."

Of course, the opposite is true.  Last year, New York's rate of economic growth was less than half the national average, and ranked 46th out of the 50 states.

Care to guess the last year that New York's economic growth outpaced the national average? 

It was 2010 - the year before Andrew Cuomo took office.

Here's the piece:

The Lagging Cuomo Economy 
The New York Post
June 23

Gov. Cuomo's ads trumpet the claim that "New York is open for business." They also say New York "is ranked No. 2 in the nation in new, private-sector job ­creation."
A closer looks tells a different story. According to the latest state data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, last year New York's economic growth ranked 46 out of 50 states. At 0.7 percent, it amounted to less than half the national average.
Worse for the governor is that the performance has lagged the nation every year he's been in office. We have to go back to 2010, the year before Cuomo became governor, to find a time when New York's economy grew faster than the nation's.
What does this mean for New Yorkers? E.J. McMahon of the indispensable Empire Center puts it in perspective: If New York had only grown at the average for the rest of the country, we would have increased the size of our economy by nearly $28 billion - nearly $1,500 per capita.
The story on jobs is even more dispiriting. From the end of 2010 to this April, New York increased jobs at about 6.2 percent. Over the same period, the nation averaged 7.2 percent.
Here's how McMahon puts it: "That single percentage point difference translates into 76,500 jobs.
In other words, while the economy of New York added 440,000 jobs since Cuomo took office, if we'd matched the US since Cuomo took office, we would have added 76,500 more."
Think about what those jobs would mean for 76,500 families. If performing below the American average is what the governor means by "open for business," New York's in bigger trouble than we thought.


On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:26 AM, Ian Prior wrote:

Hey there,
It was a rough night for Steve Israel last night in New York. Not only did he fail in his attempt to influence a Republican primary in his backyard, but Democrats have already lost the general election in NY-22 because . . . there is no Democrat on the ballot for November! Here is the rundown:
NY01: Washington Democrats know that the ethically tarnished Tim Bishop is one of the most vulnerable Members of Congress and the last thing they wanted was for him to face Lee Zeldin in the general. That’s why the DCCC has been launching over-the-top attacks against Zeldin and a Democrat Super PAC meddled in the primary on behalf of George Demos. Well, not only were those efforts unsuccessful, but they actually helped Zeldin make his case on the way to a 24 point blowout.
NY18: In some foreshadowing of the general election in November, Nan Hayworth won an election over incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney. Yes, you read that correctly – Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney lost the Independence Party primary last night despite spending $200,000 trying to win. Now Hayworth is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines, giving her a great opportunity in this swing distict.
NY21: Elise Stefanik also comes out of this primary with a ton of momentum and a top rate campaign operation that is up-and-running four months before the general election. Stefanik offers a fresh and energetic voice for the North Country and is the kind of candidate who can bring new voters to the polls in November. Meanwhile, Aaron Woolf is still driving around the North Country trying to figure out how to get to Watertown and hoping people don’t confuse him with Green Party candidate Matt Funicello.
NY22: Let’s put this in perspective – Mitt Romney won this district by .48 percentage points, but the DCCC couldn’t even get a Democrat on the ballot for November. With Richard Hanna’s win last night, it’s game over for Democrats in this swing seat.
NRCC Comment: “Steve Israel’s worst case scenario in New York unfolded last night. Not only did he fail in his plan to influence the NY-01 Republican primary, which is  in his own backyard, but now Lee Zeldin and Elise Stefanik are rolling into the general election with top rate campaigns and the kind of momentum that will lead them to victory in November.” – NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior
Ian Prior
Northeast Regional Press Secretary
National Republican Congressional Committee
Office: 202-646-6419
Cell: 617-584-3345
Twitter: @iprior1177

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:44 AM, Chris Covucci wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate Release

June 25, 2014

Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654

Lalor Bill Enables Wappingers Falls to Expand Waterfront Parkland

Fishkill, NY - (6/25/14) – New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) announced that he has passed legislation that would enable the Village of Wappingers Falls to expand its waterfront parkland. The State Senate passed Sen. Terry Gipson's (D - Rhinebeck) accompanying bill.

"I'm pleased to reach across the aisle and work with Senator Gipson and Mayor Matt Alexander to pass this legislation," said Lalor. "This will give the village the opportunity to add new waterfront parkland, with a variety of potential new recreation uses for residents. This is a great addition for the village."

The village has long sought to move its old highway garage from the Hudson River Estuary and open up access to the waterfront. In 2012, a developer proposed to donate land to the village and relocate the highway garage. In moving the garage, the village preserved existing recreational uses on the location of the new highway garage. The village now has a waterfront building and new waterfront parkland with potential uses includes a not-for-profit theater group or an estuary boating center with access to the Hudson River. State legislation was required to approve the move.
"We appreciate the bipartisan efforts of our lawmakers, Assemblyman Kieran Lalor and Senator Terry Gipson in helping to create additional parkland with waterfront access on our connection to the Hudson, the Lower Wappinger Creek, a Hudson River Estuary," said Village of Wappingers Falls Matt Alexander.
"The new parkland covered in this bill will be a welcome addition to the village," said Senator Terry Gipson. "Working across the aisle with Assemblyman Lalor we were able to swiftly move this legislation through in Albany. This is an example of bipartisan government working the right way."

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:30 PM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote: Zoning Board of Appeals
Calendar Date:
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:30pm

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Legislators Approve Stormwater Plans for Saw Mill and Pocantico Rivers


Bronx River Reconnaissance Plan Now Receiving Overview


White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) approved the Stormwater Reconnaissance Plan for the Saw Mill and Pocantico Rivers last night at its regular meeting, thus paving the way for more specific recommendations for physical projects and other actions to address flooding around Westchester and in the municipalities located within the Saw Mill River and Pocantico River watersheds.


Approval of the Stormwater Reconnaissance Plan for the Saw Mill and Pocantico River watersheds is a requirement of Westchester’s Storm Water Management Law, which was adopted in 2011 to map out an overall strategy for combating the persistent flooding problems impacting every municipality in the county. The reconnaissance plan covers an area along the Hudson River in southwestern Westchester which drains directly into the Saw Mill River and includes a number of smaller watersheds, streams and stormwater drains. The study encompasses a wide range of land use and development density—from downtown Yonkers to the more residential neighborhoods up county, which have experienced substantial flooding problems and attendant property damages and road closures.


“This reconnaissance plan is three years in the making, and will go a long way toward helping some of Westchester’s most flooding prone municipalities to start the planning process for projects to mitigate this all-too-familiar scourge,” said Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the BOL Infrastructure Committee and also the BOL’s Saw Mill River Watershed Advisory Board. “The county has seen a noticeable uptick in flooding problems caused from heavy downpours and superstorms. Stormwater problems have caused untold millions of dollars of damages throughout the county, and have closed our parkways on numerous occasions. But now we’re moving forward with data collected from the municipalities to help prioritize what projects will have the most benefit for our residents and business owners.”


The most flood prone areas in the Saw Mill and Pocantico River watersheds will be eligible for improvements, said Shimsky, who emphasized three major points regarding the approval of the plan: 1) some flooding problems will not be solved until there is better land use practices and more effective coordination between municipalities, 2) the county still lacks many infrastructure improvements, like stream gauges, to help form an effective stormwater mitigation strategy, and 3) prioritizing projects means that some will be held back until more data is collected.

The good news for municipalities in the approved recon plan is that projects like water detention basins and rain gardens stand as effective measures for flood mitigation, and can be enacted right away. Maintenance of waterways, which in most cases require some permitting, should be given proper attention.

Legislator Shimsky also noted that approval of this reconnaissance plan is a first step, and that three more reconnaissance plans have been submitted by the Administration for BOL approval. The rest should be completed this summer, Shimsky said.


The BOL Infrastructure Committee, along with the BOL Environment & Energy Committee chaired by Legislator Catherine Parker (D-Rye), met today to begin vetting the Bronx River Watershed Reconnaissance Plan.


“Our local partners tell us these plans will make the path toward flood mitigation much clearer for them,” said Parker. “The time for action on flooding is now, not when there is a foot of water in everyone’s basement, and I’m glad the Board of Legislators recognizes this. My colleague Legislator Shimsky deserves a lot of credit for personally taking on the challenge of bringing these reconnaissance plans to the table with all of the municipalities joining in the effort.”


Last year, Legislator Shimsky introduced a new stormwater management bill that would eliminate the requirement for municipalities to pay for half of all the flood mitigation projects enacted by the County. She is planning on reintroducing the bill again during this legislative term.


“The Board of Legislators needs to continue to take the lead on this important issue and make sure the Administration picks up its game to help out,” said Shimsky. “Listening to our municipalities on flooding always is the best guide when developing plans for the county. They have the best boots-on-the-ground experience with flooding, and now we need to stay committed to seeing the short- and long-term solutions through.”


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