Press Releases - 2019

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November
11/19/19 ERIE COUNTY ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT IDENTIFIES MILLIONS IN ENERGY SAVINGS
11/18/19 ERIE COUNTY DESIGNATED AS A “CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY”
11/14/19 POLONCARZ ADDS VOICE, SIGNATURE TO CALL ON BOOK PUBLISHERS TO EXPAND ELECTRONIC ACCESS, LOWER PRICE FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES
11/12/19 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPENING TODAY
11/8/19 Statement of County Executive Mark Poloncarz on U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Wolford’s “Green Light Law” Decision
11/4/19 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC WORKS, EMERGENCY SERVICES EMPHASIZE WINTER PREPARATION
11/4/19 MOODY’S RAISES ERIE COUNTY CREDIT RATING TO A 1
October
10/30/19 QUAKER STREET BRIDGE IN TOWN OF COLLINS RE-OPENS
10/28/19 ERIE COUNTY SHARED SERVICES PANEL PLAN IDENTIFIES MILLIONS IN POTENTIAL SAVINGS FOR MUNICIPALITIES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS
10/28/19 LIVE WELL ERIE MOBILE SERVICES UNIT ROLLS OUT
10/21/19 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
10/15/19 ERIE COUNTY ROADS GIVEN THEIR HIGHEST RATING IN DECADES BY GREATER BUFFALO-NIAGARA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL
10/14/19 GUEST COLUMN: Early voting offers unique opportunity to head to the polls
10/4/19 EC DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY SERVICES RECEIVES OVER $900,000 IN FEDERAL GRANTS
10/1/19 POLONCARZ PRESENTS 2020 ERIE COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET
September
9/30/19 ERIE COUNTY’S FISCAL STRESS DECREASES IN LATEST NYS COMPTROLLER REPORT
9/19/19 ERIE COUNTY BUDGET MONITORING REPORT REVEALS 2019 BUDGET IS ON TARGET, IN THE “BLACK”
9/18/19 POLONCARZ, SCHINZEL PROVIDE PARKS UPDATE
9/16/19 FALL SEMESTER 2019 CLASSES OPENING FOR UNIVERSITY EXPRESS
9/13/19 ERIE COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES OFFICE WARNS RESIDENTS OF ALLEGED STAR EXEMPTION SCAM TARGETING LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS
9/10/19 PUBLIC FORUMS SET FOR CITIZENS TO TAKE PART IN 2020 ERIE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
9/9/19 POLONCARZ UNVEILS "LIVE WELL ERIE"
9/4/19 AUTUMN SCHEDULE SET FOR SENIORS HIKING CLUB
August
8/27/19 EC DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL 2019 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
8/26/19 POLONCARZ RAISES CONCERNS ON PROPOSED HOT MIX ASPHALT PLANT IN HAMBURG
8/9/19 ERIE COUNTY’S CAPITAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE APPROVES PROJECTS TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY CONSERVATION, ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS IN 2020
July
7/23/19 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND ERIE COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU SPONSOR SUMMER PRIMETIME PICNIC
7/19/19 POLONCARZ SIGNS LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING AN ERIE COUNTY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD
7/17/19 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES NEW SNOWPLOWING AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES
7/16/19 POLONCARZ ADVOCATES FOR ERIE COUNTY AT WHITE HOUSE NORTHEAST LOCAL LEADERSHIP DAY
7/15/19 “LET’S TALK RECYCLING” COMMUNITY FORUM TO PROVIDE EXPERT INSIGHTS ON RECYCLING, REUSE
7/12/19 POLONCARZ PROCLAIMS TEACHROCK DAY IN ERIE COUNTY
7/10/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON FILING OF GREEN LIGHT LAW COMPLAINT
7/10/19 REGIONAL NIAGARA RIVER/LAKE ERIE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN – PHASE 2 COMPLETED
7/8/19 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH NYS NURSES ASSOCIATION
7/5/19 GUEST COLUMN: Road Work in Focus this Summer
7/3/19 POLONCARZ, CANNON JOIN EC SOCIAL SERVICES STAFF TO CUT RIBBON AT NEW APPLETREE OFFICES
7/2/19 POLONCARZ APPOINTS TROY SCHINZEL ERIE COUNTY PARKS COMMISSIONER
7/1/19 POLONCARZ, JANCEWICZ PROVIDE 4TH OF JULY ANTI-DWI UPDATE
7/1/19 POLONCARZ, GEARY ANNOUNCE PROMOTION OF JOHN DENNEE TO DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS FOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
June
6/28/19 RELEASE OF NYS EMERGENCY WINTER RECOVERY FUNDS ENABLES $1.1 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL ERIE COUNTY ROAD WORK
6/27/19 POLONCARZ, BRUSO, PARTNERS JOIN TO ANNOUNCE NEW DOG PARK AT COMO LAKE PARK
6/26/19 POLONCARZ, CANNON WELCOME CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY BACK TO COUNTY SERVICE
6/21/19 Statements From Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz
6/7/19 GUEST COLUMN: Proof of county progress in lower taxes, more jobs
6/6/19 2019 ERIE COUNTY BUSINESS ASSISTANCE DIRECTORY PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE, UPDATED INFORMATION
6/3/19 ERIE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT DEPLOYS GOATS TO COMBAT INVASIVE PLANTS
6/3/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON GOODELL STADIUM COMMENTS
May
5/31/19 ICYMI: NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH HONORS ERIE COUNTY ANTI-STIGMA COALITION WITH COMMUNITY CARE AWARD
5/31/19 POLONCARZ APPOINTED TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
5/29/19 BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM’S BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT AT STATEWIDE FORUM
5/24/19 SHENK APPOINTED COMMISSIONER OF ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES
5/23/19 ERIE COUNTY CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES, PARTNERS TO HOST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING COURSE FOR 911 CALL TAKERS
5/23/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON DEPUTY ACHTYL
5/23/19 POLONCARZ BUDGET BALANCING ACTIONS PROVIDE FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS
5/21/19 FOSTER FAMILIES CHANGE LIVES
5/20/19 POLONCARZ, HOGUES HONOR STEPHAN LEWY AS 2019 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR OF THE YEAR
5/17/19 ERIE COUNTY CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES HOSTS LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL SERVICE
5/9/19 ELDER LAW DAY 2019 BRINGS FREE LEGAL ADVICE, INFORMATION ON AGING FOR SENIORS, CAREGIVERS
5/6/19 GUEST COLUMN: Celebrate Older Americans Month in May
5/6/19 STATEMENT ON MILITARY LEAVE ISSUE
5/2/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON MILITARY LEAVE ISSUE
5/1/19 SPRING SEMESTER 2019 CLASSES OPEN FOR UNIVERSITY EXPRESS
April
4/29/19 STUDENTS’ SOLUTIONS TO PLASTIC POLLUTION TO BE DISPLAYED AT BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
4/26/19 ERIE COUNTY PARKS, SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENTS DEBUT SENIORS HIKING CLUB
4/23/19 RATH BUILDING TO RESUME FULL OPERATIONS WEDNESDAY
4/23/19 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SEEKS ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES TO HOST 2019 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
4/22/19 RATH BUILDING CLOSED TODAY DUE TO MAJOR WATER BREAK
4/22/19 RATH BUILDING TO RE-OPEN TUESDAY WITH SOME LIMITATIONS
4/17/19 2018 YEAR-END BUDGET BALANCING AMENDMENTS, DESIGNATIONS CLOSE FISCAL YEAR
4/17/19 ERIE COUNTY REENTRY RESOURCE CENTER TO BE ESTABLISHED TO STRENGTHEN REENTRY SERVICES
4/16/19 NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RECOGNIZES CRITICAL WORK OF 911 CALL TAKERS
4/15/19 POLONCARZ, CANNON ANNOUNCE HIRING OF FOSTER CARE OMBUDSPERSON TO OVERSEE ISSUES, SOLVE PROBLEMS EXISTING IN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
4/15/19 GOOD NEWS ON TAX DAY: ERIE COUNTY’S LONG-TERM DEBT REDUCED BY $98 MILLION SINCE 2012
4/13/19 POLONCARZ: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TAX AND A FEE?
4/11/19 ERIE COUNTY DIVISION OF SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES
4/8/19 GUEST COLUMN: Building a Healthier, Cleaner, Better-Connected Erie County
4/8/19 POLONCARZ JOINS IN PREPARATIONS FOR ARMED FORCES WEEK
4/5/19 POLONCARZ SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING A COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE TASK FORCE
4/4/19 POLONCARZ SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING A COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE FOR THE 2020 U.S. CENSUS
4/2/19 ALL WOMEN’S EQUAL PAY DAY BRINGS TOGETHER COUNTY OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR RENEWED CALL TO ACHIEVE PAY EQUITY
4/1/19 ERIE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES
4/1/19 COUNTY ENGINEERING STUDY IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO IDENTIFIES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RELICS FROM EARLY 1800s
4/1/19 POLONCARZ APPOINTS STONE TO SUNY ERIE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
March
3/27/19 Poloncarz Delivers 2019 State of the County Address
3/26/19 ERIE COUNTY, PARTNERS OFFERING RAIN BARRELS AND COMPOST BINS
3/25/19 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS READIES 2019 ROAD WORK AGENDA
3/21/19 TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF WNY MONUMENT PROJECT HEADED TO ERIE COUNTY
3/20/19 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR “SENIOR OF THE YEAR”
3/14/19 GUEST EDITORIAL: March is Women’s History Month
3/13/19 POLONCARZ, KALER OUTLINE NEXT STEPS IN CONVENTION CENTER DISCUSSION
3/8/19 POLONCARZ, KING JOIN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
3/8/19 MAGIC CARPET BRINGS SKIING EASE TO EMERY PARK
3/7/19 ERIE COUNTY, PARTNERS JOIN WITH CRIME STOPPERS TO HELP STOP THE VIOLENCE
3/1/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON DIRSCHBERGER VERDICT
February
2/28/19 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES COUNTY SUPPORT FOR BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS
2/26/19 RATH BUILDING SEVENTH FLOOR SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICES UNVEIL NEW LOOK
2/25/19 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR ALL OF ERIE COUNTY HAS BEEN LIFTED
2/24/19 POLONCARZ ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR ALL OF ERIE COUNTY
2/21/19 2020 CULTURAL FUNDING APPLICATION RELEASE AND APPLICANT BRIEFING SCHEDULED
2/21/19 ERIE COUNTY DEP PRESENTS “THEY’RE DEMANDING LESS WASTE” WORKSHOP FOR RESTAURANTS & EVENT PLANNERS
2/20/19 EC DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING ANNOUNCES 2019 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
2/14/19 ERIE COUNTY SETS THE PACE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
2/13/19 EC PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS GOLF SEASON PASSES
2/12/19 POLONCARZ APPOINTS KAREN KING AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC ADVOCACY
2/12/19 2018 ERIE COUNTY SALES TAX RECEIPTS SHOW GROWTH OVER 2017
2/11/19 GUEST COLUMN - Community cooperation, communication essential in winter storm
2/7/19 POLONCARZ INTRODUCES RESOLUTION TO EXTEND INTEREST-FREE PERIOD TO PAY COUNTY TAXES FOR INDIVIDUALS FURLOUGHED DURING SHUTDOWN
2/4/19 POLONCARZ APPOINTS HOGUES AS PERSONNEL COMMISSIONER
2/1/19 POLONCARZ LETTER TO WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF INTERGOVERMENTAL AFFAIRS OUTLINES TARIFFS’ NEGATIVE IMPACTS
January
1/29/19 POLONCARZ ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR BUFFALO, NORTHERN ERIE COUNTY; EC SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICES ASKS CLIENTS TO POSTPONE VISITS TODAY DURING WINTER STORM
1/25/19 ERIE COUNTY COMPLETES CLIMATE ACTION AND SUSTAINABILITY PLAN FOR INTERNAL OPERATIONS
1/24/19 WINTERFEST RETURNS TO CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK
1/24/19 ERIE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFERING SUPPORTS TO FURLOUGHED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
1/24/19 POLONCARZ COMMENDS ERIE COUNTY CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS
1/23/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON INGERSOLL RAND INTENTION TO END MANUFACTURING IN CHEEKTOWAGA
1/22/19 ERIE COUNTY SEEKING TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS
1/18/19 POLONCARZ, ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES HONOR ELMER WIENCLAWSKI AS JANUARY 2019 “SENIOR OF THE MONTH”
1/17/19 TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE FROM ERIE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
1/17/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON NYS LEGISLATURE ACTION TO SUPPORT FURLOUGHED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
1/17/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BLONDINE HARVIN
1/9/19 ONGOING FEDERAL SHUTDOWN HAS STOPPED MULTIPLE COUNTY PROGRAMS, THREATENS SNAP FUNDING
1/4/19 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES 2019 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AWARDS
1/4/19 TOWN OF CHAFFEE-SARDINIA TRANSFERS EMERGENCY DISPATCH DUTIES TO VILLAGE OF EAST AURORA
1/3/19 GOODRICH ROAD DEBUTS NEW LOOK IN NEW YEAR
1/2/19 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF WAYNE WISBAUM