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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.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the County Legislature of the County of Erie, New York, shall be held at Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Buffalo, New York, in said County, on the 26th day of June, 2018, at 6:00 o'clock P.M., Prevailing Time, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing upon a proposed increase and improvement of facilities of Erie County Sewer District No. 5 in said County. 

The increase and improvement of such facilities consisting of improvements to the sanitary sewers, manholes, and other collection system assets, improvements to the Transit Valley and Bryant and Stratton Pumping Stations, and preparation of a capacity analysis to evaluate current flows and future service requirements; all as more fully described in the report and estimate of cost prepared by the County Engineers (Erie County Department of Environment and Planning) which has been filed with the County Legislature and which has been approved by the Board of Managers of said District on April 9, 2018 (the “Report”). 

The maximum estimated cost of such increase and improvement of facilities is $1,000,000, will be apportioned in accordance with applicable flat charges, hook-up charges and charges based on units, assessed value and footage specified in the District's Benefit and User Charge formulas, as such formulas currently exist and as amended from time to time. 

The expenditures for such increase and improvement of facilities will not cause additional costs for property owners in the District for hook-up fees, and the annual cost of such expenditures to the Typical Property (as defined in the County Law) is $10.87 for the District. The County Legislature has heretofore caused to be prepared and filed for public inspection with the Clerk of the Erie County Legislature, a detailed explanation of how such costs were computed, as incorporated in the Report. 

Dated: Buffalo, New York, May 24, 2018. 


By Robert M. Graber, Clerk, Erie County Legislature 



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Establishing a Standard Work Day for Elected Officials

            WHEREAS, the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System requires that a standard work day be established for retirement credit purposes; and 

            WHEREAS, in order to be in full compliance with Regulation 315.4, legislative action is warranted. 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT 

            RESOLVED, that the Erie County Legislature hereby establishes the following as standard work days for elected officials and will report the following Standard Work Day to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the Clerk of the Legislature: 

 and be it further 

            RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be posted on the Legislature’s website pursuant to rules promulgated by the New York State Comptroller, and a copy shall be transmitted by the Clerk of the Legislature to the New York State Comptroller, Erie County Commissioner of Personnel and to Laurie Haug, Senior Payroll and Roster Clerk – Erie County Department of Personnel. 

REFERENCE: INTRO. 10-3 (2018)

Posted May 25, 2018


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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