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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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July 2016 Column - Progress Requires Renewed Cooperation

Last month the other county legislators and I voted on a number of proposed amendments recommended by the Erie County Charter Revision Commission.  One of the more controversial ones called for the creation of a Council of Governments comprised of representatives from the county’s cities and towns.  The council would have the ability to propose local laws to the county legislature, to nominate members of an advisory county planning board and advise the legislature and executive on matters regarding regional cooperation.  The proposal was far from perfect and received much criticism.  The vote in the Legislature was 10-1 against the recommendation.  I was the one.

HAWK signal installed at Sheridan Drive and Rails to Trails entrance to improve safety

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has joined New York State officials and the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) to educate residents about the new High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK (HAWK) signal installed on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. HAWK is a new traffic control device designed to improve pedestrian safety.

Purple Heart sign finds permanent home on Tonawanda’s Vietnam Memorial Highway

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, joined by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Purple Heart recipient Ron Pilozzi, and City of Tonawanda Mayor and Air Force veteran Rick Davis, dedicated the new Purple Heart sign that was recently installed on the Vietnam Memorial Highway in the City of Tonawanda on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. 

Boys and Girls Club, Town of Tonawanda Rec to receive Primetime Funding

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a package approved at the June 9, 2016 session provides funding for the Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns and the Town of Tonawanda Youth and Recreation Program through Erie County’s Primetime Program to support summer activities.

June 2016 Column - The Rules of the Game

The rules of any game are important.  They make a difference in how the game is played and who wins.  Even little known rules have consequences.  Who even heard of the NFL’s “tuck rule” before it cost Oakland a playoff game and propelled New England to a Super Bowl in 2002?