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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

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February 2017 Column - Making the Most of a Short Month

Just because February is the shortest month, does not mean there is nothing happening.  This is certainly the case at Old County Hall, as the County Legislature grapples with a number of issues vital to our community’s future.

Legislator Hardwick announces grant funds to ensure polling places are ADA compliant

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is pleased to announce that Erie County will receive federal grant funds through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to bring a polling site in the City of Tonawanda into compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA). The site, located at 150 Fillmore Ave. in the City of Tonawanda, was one of five sites approved for grant funds, which also includes the Community Center in the Village of Kenmore.

City of Tonawanda installs AED device at pavilion in Niawanda Park thanks to county partnership

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, City of Tonawanda Clerk Gayle Syposs and Tonawanda Fire Chief Charles B. Stuart announced Jan. 12, 2017 that a new AED device had been installed at the Niawanda Park Pavilion. A second device will be installed at the Kohler Pool.  

January 2017 Column - Policy and Goals 101

A new semester will soon begin at Canisius College.  On Day 1 I will walk into my American Political Process class and tell a group of eager freshmen about public policy.  I will offer a simple definition telling them that it is a course of action to attain a goal.  I will then caution them not to confuse policy with goals, because a single goal can have multiple policies associated with it.  I will assert that most of the time we all agree on a goal.  It is the particular course of action to attain the goal upon which we differ.

Legislator Hardwick announces Island Dispatch maintained as official newspaper of Erie County

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is pleased to announce that the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5, 2017 reorganizational meeting of the Legislature.