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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

Legislature approves changes to county ethics law, adds language to increase transparency

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law at the Oct. 22, 2015 session that amends and improves the Erie County Code of Ethics. The amendments now ensure that every elected official will fill out the ethics disclosure form for any year, or part of year, they spent in office, regardless if they still hold office at the time the form is due to be submitted.

Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Event - Sept. 26

The Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus announces that a Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at various sites throughout the county. Residents are welcome to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications, syringes, inhalers, liquids, ointments, patches, etc. However, products that contain mercury or radioactive materials will not be accepted.

Erie County to host Electronic Recycling Event Saturday, Sept. 12

The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus - Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Legislator Kevin Hardwick, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath - announce that an Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at GM Tonawanda Engine Plant No. 1, 2995 River Road, Tonawanda. For additional information, please contact the County Legislature at 858-7500 or Erie County’s Hazardous Waste Hotline at 858-6800 ext. 4.

Legislature Majority Caucus announces fall 2015 dates for Free Rabies Clinics

The Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus - Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Legislator Kevin Hardwick, Legislator Ted Morton & Legislator Edward Rath - announce the dates for Free Rabies Clinics. All clinics are held from 4 to 7 p.m. Pet owners are welcome to bring dogs, cats or ferrets, that are at least three (3) months of age, to a clinic to receive a free rabies vaccination.

Erie County, largest Upstate County in New York, opposes Minimum Wage Board’s Recommendation of $15 for fast food workers

Today, the Erie County Legislature opposed the recent recommendation of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State by the New York Minimum Wage Board. Per the recommendation, rates would be raised incrementally in New York City, reaching $15 by 2018. Statewide, chains with at least 30 locations would be forced to pay employees a wage of $15 an hour by July 2021. The county resolution was approved 6-5.