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Kevin Hardwick
District 4

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8672
Fax: 858-8895

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Legislator Hardwick announces HEAP Outreaches in Tonawanda, Grand Island

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9 at City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St., Tonawanda. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

November 2015 Column - Election Reflections

The 2015 election ended at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.  What some call the “silly season” was over.  Now that it is behind us, I would like to share some thoughts on this year’s election, as well as elections in general.

Erie County unveils Purple Heart sign, honors recipients of distinguished award for their sacrifices

Erie County has been designated a Purple Heart County, honoring those who were killed or wounded during combat of war and awarded this distinguished honor. The first sign marking this designation was unveiled Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 during a ceremony at the Rath Building.

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.

October 2015 Column - Embracing Excellence

There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough!  Every time a student from Erie County attends a community college in another New York State county we get a bill from that county.  For students attending Niagara County Community College, for instance, that bill is currently a little over $3,000 for a full-time student.  These bills are then passed on to property taxpayers in the students’ city or town.  In recent years this has meant additional property taxes of more than $300,000 per year for City of Tonawanda residents, over $450,000 per year for taxpayers in Grand Island and well over $800,000 added to the county property taxes of citizens of the Town of Tonawanda.