The Rockland County Legislature meets tonight with votes scheduled to take place on a variety of items including three-month bus service contracts and approval of revenue anticipation notes.
The legislature will vote on approving contracts for the operation of the TappanZeeExpress and Transport of Rockland bus services from January 1 through March 31, 2012. The agreement is limited to three months because the Federal Transit Administration has directed the county to seek competitive bids.
Legislators will vote on accepting a $171,000 grant from the New York State Commission on National and Community Service for the county’s AmeriCorps program to fund it from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012.
They will receive and act on resolutions to give the county commissioner of finance authority to issue Revenue Anticipation Notes. with a value of $55 million would be issued in expectation of collection of real estate taxes for 2012 and another $45 million would be issued in expectation of sales and compensating use tax revenues, mortgage tax revenue and funds from the state and federal government.
The Environmental Committee will ask for a vote on a resolution urging the state assembly and senate to pass their respective pending bills to enact “The Rockland-Bergen Bi-State Watershed .” The Economic Development Committee is putting forward a referral urging the state legislature to eliminate the MTA payroll tax for all not-for-profit agencies within its service area.
Two projects for Rockland Community College are on tap. The legislature will vote on hiring a design firm to provide the design services for a master plan study for RCC. JMZ Architects and Planners, P.C. of Glens Falls was selected from 14 firms that submitted bids. The contract is not to exceed $122,000 and funds are noted as already provided in a capital projects account.
A second resolution involves the awarding of a $1,560,000 contract for rehabilitation of the glass roof of the college’s cultural arts center. Helmer-Cronin Construction, Inc. of Stony Point was one of four to submit bids for the roof work and additional $9,100 of safety railings.
The full meets at 7 p.m. in New City. View the full agenda here.