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Hon. Kevin R. Hardwick

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92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

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

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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.

August 2017 Column - Cooperation Pays Off

Most children are taught at early age to share.  Their natural tendency, of course,  is to say “that’s mine” about everything.  But good parents will teach them the virtue of sharing with others.  The result is good for everyone when they learn to “share and share alike.”

July 2017 Column - Reflecting on a 19th Century Judge

It’s known as Dillon’s Rule and is named after John Forrest Dillon, who was appointed a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Judge by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1869.  Prior to this appointment, Dillon served as the Chief Justice of the Iowa State Supreme Court.  It was in this capacity that Dillon’s Rule was born in an1868 decision.  This 150-year-old decision has direct bearing today on Erie County and local governments throughout the nation. 

Legislator Hardwick reminds residents of Drug & Syringe Drop Box at Grand Island Town Hall, Tonawanda Police Department

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the Sheriff’s Office maintains a Drug & Syringe Drop Box at Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island. The box is located in the front entrance and is accessible Monday – Friday during business hours. In addition, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department has a box located at the police station, 1835 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. For information, please call 876-5300