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Erie County Legislature Public Hearings

Public hearings conducted by the Erie County Legislature are held in the Legislative Chambers (unless otherwise noted) located at Old County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Remarks and presentations from all speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 - 6 PM 

Concerning the 2019 Real Estate Transfer Tax Surplus Appropriation

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the County Legislature of the County of Erie, New York, shall be held in the Chambers of the Legislature at Old Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Buffalo, New York, in said County, on the 7th day of February 2019 at 6:00 P.M., for the purpose of conducting a public hearing to hear public comment on Intro. 2-4 (2019), concerning the Citizens Salary Review Commission’s report.            

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to New York State Tax Law, Section 1432 and General Municipal Law, Section 6-d, the Erie County Legislature will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature at 92 Franklin Street, Fourth Floor, Buffalo, New York. 

            The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear public comment concerning: 

            - The appropriation of $13.1 million of Transfer Tax revenue from the Erie County Road Repair Reserve Fund (budgeted 2019 revenue) for road and bridge work in 2019; and 

            - The appropriation of $2.5 million of prior year surplus Transfer Tax revenue from the Erie County Road Repair Reserve Fund for road and bridge work in 2019.

 

BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, NEW YORK. 

Dated: Buffalo, NY, February 7, 2019 

By: ROBERT M. GRABER, Clerk, Erie County Legislature 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 - 6 PM

Proposed Cemetery Mergers, Concerning Oakwood Cemetery & Lancaster Rural Cemetery into the Forest Lawn Group: In the Matter of the Application of The Buffalo City Cemetery, Inc. d/b/a Forest Lawn Group For Consent to take land for Cemetery Purposes in the County of Erie through mergers

             NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that upon the direction of Erie County Legislature Chair Peter J. Savage, the Erie County Legislature will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature, located on the 4th  Floor of the Old County Hall, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY.

             The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider public testimony regarding (i) the proposed merger of the Oakwood Cemetery Association (“Oakwood”), consisting of what is commonly known as the “Oakwood Cemetery” located in the Village of East Aurora, with and into The Buffalo City Cemetery, Inc. d/b/a Forest Lawn Group (the “Forest Lawn Group ”) and (ii) the proposed merger of the Lancaster Rural Cemetery Association (“Lancaster Rural”), consisting of what is commonly known as the “Lancaster Rural Cemetery” located in the Town of Lancaster, with and into the Forest Lawn Group.

             Any person interested in the above matters may be heard at said public hearing.

             Following the Public Hearing, the Forest Lawn Group will make application at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Erie County Legislature, held in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature, located on the 4th Floor of the Old County Hall, 92 Franklin St., in the City of Buffalo, New York, or any adjournment thereof, for consent to merge with Oakwood and Lancaster Rural.

 

BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, NEW YORK.

Dated: Buffalo, NY, January 18, 2019

By: ROBERT M. GRABER, Clerk, Erie County Legislature 

 

 

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Regulation on Reporting for Elected and Appointed Officials

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Standard Work Day Explained:

Correctly reporting the number of days worked during a reporting period helps ensure the benefits your employees receive are accurate. But, since elected and appointed officials usually do not work a fixed schedule or have preset hours, determining the number of days they’ve worked requires a different process.

Without a standard work day, you cannot determine the correct number of days worked to report for an official. Since retirement benefits are based in part on service credit, correctly reporting the number of days these members work during a reporting period helps ensure the benefits they receive are accurate.

The Erie County Legislature establishes standard work days for your elected and appointed officials by adopting a resolution.

The Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution must be adopted at the first regular meeting held after the first 180 days of taking office, or whenever a new elected or appointed office is established.  This resolution must be filed with the Office of the State Comptroller within 45 days of adoption.

Additionally, the resolution must be posted on the public website for at least 30 days; if there is a current resolution, view it here. (If "here" is an inactive link, then there is no current Standard Work Day Resolution to view.) 

 

 

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Phone: (716) 858-7500
Fax: (716) 858-8895

Erie County Legislature
92 Franklin Street - 4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

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