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district 11

Chairman 
John J. Mills
District 11

district 4

Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

district 6

Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

district 8

Edward A. Rath III
District 6

district 9

Ted Morton
District 8

district 10

Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Dates announced for 2016-17 Erie County HEAP Season

Beginning Monday, November 14, 2016, one Regular Erie County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit is available for an eligible household's main source of heat.

Proposed 2017 budget posted - Public hearing to be held Monday, Nov. 21

The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus reminds residents that the annual public hearing on the proposed 2017 budget will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at the Legislature, 92 Franklin St., 4th Floor, Buffalo. 

Legislature continues reforms to increase public participation in legislative process

In the wake of recent concerns by Legislators over the lack of constituent attendance at legislative public hearings, Erie County Legislator Ted Morton and Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announce that the Legislature approved a reform measure (10-0) requiring legislative public hearings be held no earlier than 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Information on National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation proposed rate increase

In April 2016, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (NFG) requested that the New York State Public Service Commission approve an increase in its gas deliery rates. As part of the process, the public is invited to speak. Two sessions will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 -- 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. -- at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Central Branch in the Central Meeting Room, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.

Erie County urges NYS to go forward with ‘open road tolling’ across the state

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high speed EZ Pass system that doesn’t require stopping and thus bringing with it many improvements.