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Local Laws - 1978


Local Law No. 1

            Amends Local Law No. 1-1959 by repealing and replacing section 1803 of Article XVIII of the charter, paragraphs A, B, C, D and E. Allows for one additional week for: 1) the presentation of budget changes by the Erie County Legislature to the county executive, 2) the return o the budget from the county executive to the legislature, 3) the adoption fo the final budget and requires amendments made less than 48 hours in advance of the annual budget meeting be considered and voted on individually.

 Local Law No. 2

             Amends Local Law No. 1-1959 by amending article XX of the charter and providing that any local law which would change the term of office for county legislatures is subject to mandatory referendum. 

 Local Law No. 3

            Amends Local Law 1-1959 establishing the Office of Disaster Preparedness under the county charter.

 Local Law No. 4

            Amends Local Law No. 1-1960 by establishing an Office of Disaster Preparedness under the administrative code. 

 Local Law No. 5

            Amends Local Law No. 1-1960 by appointing a member of the Erie County Legislature to the county development coordination board under the administrative code.

 Local Law No. 6

            Amends Local Law No. 1-1960 by implementing a procedure for public contract bids under the administrative code.

 Local Law No. 7

            Amends Local Law No. 1-1959 by adding Article 11, section 202 to the county charter, which specifies that contracts should be awarded according to the best public interest. 

 Local Law No. 8

            Implements the New York State Freedom of Information Law and repeals local law no. 10-1975.

 Local Law No. 9

            Licensing of surplus space in the county clerk’s allocated office area.

 Local Law No. 10

            Establishes limitations on the county real estate tax levy and provides for a mandatory public referendum on the subject.

 Local Law No. 11

            Restricts the imposition of new taxes and the increase of existing sales and use tax and other fees and provides for a mandatory public referendum. 

 Local Law No. 12

            Minority business utilization commitment by persons or firms contracting with Erie County.

 Local Law No. 13

            In accordance with section 22 of New York State General Municipal Law, the release and return to owners of real property within Erie County of certain fire insurance proceeds against which the county of Erie would otherwise be entitled to claim.