title_header

ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York


County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

Legislators request designated, available funds be invested into County roads


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that funding has been approved to move the Shoreline Trail Bethlehem Steel Project forward to open access to the waterfront. The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution at the Feb. 26, 2015...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are proud to announce the return of their Prom Dress Drive for the 6th year. Gowns are being collected from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 27. The dresses will...

The working relationship between the County Executive’s Office and the Legislature can be a great benefit to residents when everyone cooperates. As a Legislator, I focus on the district I represent, which includes Hamburg (town/village),...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon delivered thousands of Valentine’s Day cards to local soldiers and veterans through her 5th annual Valentines for Veterans program.

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, along with co-sponsors Chairman John Mills, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath have introduced a proposed local law that would give voters the right to decide on term...

Minority Leader John Mills and Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, Kevin Hardwick and Edward Rath, members of the Erie County Legislature’s Minority Caucus, are again urging the County Executive to release road funds that he has refused to spend while road conditions worsen throughout the County. The Legislators pointed out that more than $1 million is available in the Transfer Tax Fund, which is designated solely for road work, but the administration has allowed it to sit idly while roads crumble.  

The County Executive’s Administration has previously stated that the Transfer Tax Funds would not be spent this year because of concerns that revenue would fall short of its projected total. At the end of last week, the County Executive announced that $720,000 in unanticipated revenue was transferred to the general fund from the Fiscal Stability Authority [Control Board]. The Minority Caucus added that with the delivery of these funds, the County Executive should unlock his hold on the Transfer Tax Funds and immediately designate them to repair roads. The Legislators share the same frustration with many residents who use county roads daily and are asking that infrastructure maintenance and repairs be made a priority. With the unexpected additional revenue, the County Executive must reevaluate his stance on holding the Transfer Tax Funds and utilize the money for its intended purpose and provide safe roadways for residents and visitors. Allowing roads and bridges to further deteriorate will cost the county much more in the future. The Legislature recently concluded its mid-year budget hearings and it was reported that the county is operating below budget, recording a surplus. Any further delay would cost the county the entire construction season.