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Hon. Kevin R. Hardwick

Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8672
Fax: (716) 858-8818

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Majority Caucus supports proposal to eliminate fee veterans are required to pay to obtain their military records

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus sponsored a resolution at Thursday’s session in support of proposal that would eliminate fees charged to veterans and/or their next of kin to obtain records. The bill, H.R. 4325, was recently introduced by Rep. Brian Higgins. 

HEAP Outreach scheduled for Dec. 5 in City of Tonawanda

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that HEAP applications are being accepted. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households. Complete HEAP information can be found HERE.

November 2017 Column - The 2018 County Budget

This past Tuesday our annual experiment with democracy continued, as voters cast ballots for a number of offices including Erie County Sheriff, Comptroller and Clerk.  In addition, all eleven seats in the County Legislature were up.  At this writing I do not know the results of these contests.  But I want to congratulate the victors and extend my gratitude to the candidates who fell short.  Now it is back to the business of making county government work.

October 2017 Column - Our Stake in Federal Tax Reform

I pay a lot of taxes.  Many of my neighbors do, too.  In fact, a number of studies have concluded that residents of Western New York pay some of the highest state and local taxes in the nation.  As both a county legislator and a homeowner this literally hits close to home.  I have worked hard to keep Erie County taxes down.  But even though the general county property tax rate on true valuation has decreased during my tenure, I am well aware that my constituents struggle each year to pay their total property tax bill, which includes school taxes, city or town taxes, and even village taxes for those in the Village of Kenmore. 

Legislator Hardwick announces schedule for Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes

Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave., Kenmore is one of several sites for the next series of Erie County Senior Services' Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes. This course is designed for individuals who help elderly relatives or friends and is held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from October 18 - November 22.