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Kevin Hardwick
District 4

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

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April 2015 Column - Spring Cleaning

The snow has finally melted and our thoughts are turning to the annual ritual of spring cleaning.  In like fashion, our local governments are also preparing to clean up the mess left by the most brutal winter in recent memory.

County Legislature creates Pawn Shop Law to aid law enforcement in recovery of stolen goods

The Erie County Legislature approved a local law (11-0) at the March 26, 2015 session that would require pawn shops to upload information, including photos, serial numbers, marks of identification, and the name and image of the seller, for items they purchase. This information must be uploaded onto a database before re-selling to allow members of law enforcement an opportunity to search for a stolen item. By requiring pawn shop owners to take this step, victims of theft will have a better opportunity to recover stolen items.

Proposed revision to county’s ethics law would expand requirements for filing financial disclosure forms, improve transparency

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that he has proposed a revision to Erie County’s ethics law that would require additional reporting from elected officials, improving transparency. This proposal will be considered at the March 26, 2015 session.

Legislator Hardwick joins Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels volunteers for Champions Week

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick participated in Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels’ Community Champions Week, joining a team of dedicated volunteers on their route to deliver nutritious meals to residents in need.

Legislator Hardwick announces Pothole Hotline, email

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that Erie County’s Department of Public Works has added an email for residents to report a pothole. The email is in addition to a complaint tip line, (716) 858-7966, where residents can leave a voicemail with a complaint.