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2018

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  • 05/09/2018 : COMPTROLLER HOLDS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE ON CRUMBLING ROADS IN COLLINS

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. notified Erie County Public Works Commissioner William Geary about the crumbling conditions of deteriorating county roads in the Town of Collins, including ditches littered with old tires, trees and air conditioners. Comptroller Mychajliw was contacted by a concerned taxpayer when they witnessed a school bus crossing the center, yellow line to avoid damaging tire rims by swerving around potholes.

  • 04/30/2018 : AUDIT: THOUSANDS PAID TO SUSPENDED COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO SIT AT HOME

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announced the findings of an audit of the Personnel Department and paid leave. The findings, determined by a review of Department of Personnel records over an 18-month period, identified $105,000 in salary and benefits paid to 20 employees for them not to work. 

  • 04/17/2018 : WALL STREET AFFIRMS STRONG FISCAL LEADERSHIP UNDER COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announced that Wall Street ratings agency “Fitch Ratings” has affirmed the county’s A+ credit rating for long-term bonds.  What this means for taxpayers is that the county can continue to borrow with a relatively low interest rate, which saves money.  It is the sole responsibility of the Office of Erie County Comptroller, as the taxpayers’ Chief Fiscal Officer, to work with ratings agencies in order to obtain a rating to conduct borrowing on behalf of the county. 

  • 04/16/2018 : REPORT: ERIE COUNTY SHARES $184 MILLION IN SALES TAX REVENUE WITH CITIES, TOWNS & VILLAGES

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw issued a report on the breakdown of the approximately $183,687,315 in sales tax revenue Erie County shared in 2017 with three cities, 25 towns and 16 villages across the region.  Based on a 1977 agreement between the County of Erie and the Cities of Buffalo, Lackawanna and Tonawanda, those three cities agreed not to collect their own sales tax. 

  • 04/10/2018 : BOSTON TAXPAYERS AND LOCAL LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION ON CRUMBLING COUNTY ROADS

    Town of Boston officials and taxpayers, along with Erie County Legislator John Mills and Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr., took action to bring attention to the deteriorating roads in that town. School buses transport young students on these roads, littered with potholes and crumbling shoulders, to Boston Valley Elementary School.  Bright road signs that read, “POLONCARZ FIX THIS ROAD NOW,” are now being placed along Zimmerman Road and Back Creek Road.