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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.

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In the Matter of the Application of The Buffalo City Cemetery, Inc. For Consent to take land for Cemetery Purposes in the County of Erie

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, September 27, 2018 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 the proposed acquisition of Gethsemane Cemetery located off of Reist Street in the Town of Amherst, County of Erie, State of New York, consisting of approximately 5.996 acres and designated as SBL #68.04-1-15.111 (the “Cemetery”), by The Buffalo City Cemetery, Inc., a NY cemetery corporation, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14209 (d/b/a the “Forest Lawn Group”), from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, a NY not-for-profit corporation, 960 James Street, Syracuse NY 13203. Any person interested in the above matter may be heard at said public hearing.

The Buffalo City Cemetery, Inc. will make application at a meeting of the Erie County Legislature to be 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 on October 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM, or any adjournment thereof, for consent to take by deed the Cemetery property.

Dated: Buffalo, New York, August 1, 2018


By ROBERT M. GRABER, Clerk, Erie County Legislature


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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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