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Agenda for Session No. 19 - October 18, 2018
Roll Call  
Invocation    Mr. Hardwick
 
Pledge of Allegiance    Mr. Bruso
 
Tabled Items        
Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting       

Minutes of Previous Meeting –  Meeting No. 18

 
Public Hearing      
       
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
RATH Honoring John Faller on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
RATH 

Honoring Joe “Baby Joe” Mesi on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Louise, Estelle and Mary Weigel on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH Honoring Werner “Babe” Birrer on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
RATH 

Honoring Bill Bradshaw on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Jeff Yeates on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Jimmy and Rickey Williams on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring James “Chick” Hewson on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Barry Smith on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Gina Castelli on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Lonnie Nielsen on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Marv Hubbard on being inducted into the 2018 class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

RATH 

Honoring Martin Wachadlo on receiving the Owen B. Augspurger Award from the Buffalo History Museum

RATH 

Honoring the Niagara Frontier Council for the Social Studies on receiving the Daniel B. Niederlander Award from the Buffalo History Museum

RATH 

Honoring Jonathan White on receiving the Red Jacket Award from the Buffalo History Museum

RATH 

Honoring Holly Augspurger Donaldson on receiving the Red Jacket Award from the Buffalo History Museum

LOUGHRAN & RATH Acknowledging BlueCross BlueShield of WNY for Receiving the Community Service Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
LOUGHRAN & RATH Acknowledging Wendel for Receiving the Innovation Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
LOUGHRAN & RATH Acknowledging ACV Auctions for receiving the Entrepreneur Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
LOUGHRAN & RATH Acknowledging David Schutte and the Schutte Hospitality Group for receiving the Hospitality Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
LOUGHRAN & RATH Acknowledging Allegra C. Jaros for receiving the Woman of Distinction Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
LOUGHRAN & RATH Acknowledging Northtown Automotive Companies on being named the Business of the Year from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
DIXON Honoring October Citizen of the Month
MILLS, LORIGO, RATH, HARDWICK, & DIXON Recognizing the Polish American Congress of WNY & Celebrating 100 Years of Poland's Independence 1918-2018
RATH Congratulating Ryan Gaske & the Clarence High School Football Team & Recognizing the Entire Team for their Sportsmanship & Team Spirit
   

Proposed Local Laws:

     
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
LL Intro. 1-2  10/3/17 Burke A LL to Prevent Medical Waste from Entering the Great Lakes, Also Known as the Erie County Pharmaceutical Water Pollution Act Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 4-1  2/27/17 Burke Preventing Underground Tattoo Parlors: A LL to Increase the Ability of Law Enforcement to Prevent Illegal Tattooing Government Affairs
LL Intro. 8-1  4/12/17 Burke Honeybee Protection Act Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 12-1  7/10/17 Lorigo A LL Requiring Disclosure of Origin and Composition of All Manufactured Parts in Surgically Implanted Dental Devices Health & Human Services
LL Intro. 14-1  9/21/17 Burke A LL in Relation to Erie County Investing in Local Businesses and Residents, and in Doing so Investing in American Produced Products and Citizens, Also Known as "The Invest in Erie, Invest in America Act" Economic Development
LL Intro. 15-1  10/3/17 Burke A LL Amending Local Law No. 1-1959, Constituting the Erie County Charter, as Amended, Amending Article 10, in Relation to Establishing an "Erie County Water Quality Commission" Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 16-1  10/3/17 Burke A LL Protecting Children's Respiratory Health: Banning Smoking in the Car with Children Health & Human Services
LL Intro. 17-1  10/5/17 Burke A LL Entitled, "SPRAWL PREVENTION ACT" Otherwise known as "MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACT" for the Creation of an Erie County Planning Board Finance & Management
LL Intro. 20-1  11/1/17 Morton A LL Requiring that All County Contracts Include Provisions that Ensure Goods and Materials Purchased or Used Shall be Manufactured in New York Economic Development
LL Intro. 23-1  12/7/17 Mills A LL Banning Smoking Near and Inside Bus Shelters Health & Human Services

LL Intro. 2-1  3/8/18

Dixon, Lorigo, Rath, Hardwick & Mills A LL Amending LL #2 (2014) to Include the Known Abuse of Drugs on Property as a Violation of the Social Host Law Health & Human Services

LL Intro. 3-1  3/13/18

Rath A LL banning individuals from holding elected offices or being appointed to certain boards or commissions who are convicted of certain felony charges Government Affairs 
LL Intro. 6-1 7/16/18 Burke  A LL Entitled "The Erie County Campaign Finance Reform Act, Ending Pay to Play"  Government Affairs 
LL Intro. 7-1 7/23/18 Savage, Mills & Burke A LL Entitled "The Public Health Protection Act of 2018" Health & Human Services 
LL Intro. 8-1 9/6/18  Baskin  A LL Entitled "ERIE COUNTY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD" in relation to establishing an advisory board for the Erie County Jail Management Division  Public Safety 
LL Intro. 9-1 9/18/18 Bruso A LL Entitled the "Energize NY Benefit Financing Program Law of Erie County" in relation to establishing a sustainable energy loan program in Erie County Energy & Environment 
       
Committee Reports:      
REPORT NO. 14 ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE   
REPORT NO. 16 FINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE   
REPORT NO. 13 HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE   
REPORT NO. 14 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE      
REPORT NO. 13  PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE   
     
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 19-1 BURKE Corrupt Officials Looking for Leniency after Indictment Need to be Stopped
INTRO. 19-2 MILLS Urging the Governor to Include Funding for the Town of Evans' Sturgeon Point Marina Project in the 2019 NYS Budget
INTRO. 19-3  LOUGHRAN & LORIGO Requesting the Chair of the EC Legislature Remove Commissioner Schad from His Appointment as Commissioner of the ECWA  
INTRO. 19-4 LORIGO, MILLS, DIXON, RATH & HARDWICK Urging the Governor to Sign the "Rural & Agricultural Jobs Act"  
       
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number From the Description Reference
COMM. 18E-17  Health & Human Services Committee 

Authorization to Enter into Contract with Trillium Health, Inc. 

Amendment to COMM.18E-17 

 

 
INTRO. 18-2  Government Affairs 

A Resolution Amending the Erie County Legislature’s Rules of Order 

 
 
       
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 19E-17
SAVAGE

Letter to Budget Director Concerning 2018 Budget Documents for 2019 Budget Process


COMM. 19E-18 SAVAGE Letter to Clerk of Legislature Concerning 2019 Budget – Additional Member of Finance and Management/Budget Committee  
COMM. 19E-19 SHERIFF Access Agreement with Big Fish Entertainment LLC  
INTRO. 19-5  BURKE, BRUSO & SAVAGE  Fairness and Safety for Wendt Corporation Employees   
       
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 19E-1 RATH Letter to Public Works Commissioner Regarding Current Condition of Shisler Rd.  Economic Development
COMM. 19E-2 LORIGO Constituent Input Regarding the Convention Center Economic Development
COMM. 19E-3 COUNTY EXECUTIVE 2019 Tentative EC Budget Finance & Management/ Budget
COMM. 19E-4  COMPTROLLER  Review of 2019 Revenue Projections  Finance & Management/ Budget
COMM. 19E-5 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Acceptance of Grant Award - "Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act" Health & Human Services
COMM. 19E-6  COUNTY EXECUTIVE Authorization to Contract with Train for Change, Inc. Public Safety
COMM. 19E-7 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Indigent Legal Services Grant Amendment  Finance & Management
COMM. 19E-8 COUNTY EXECUTIVE DASNY Grant for Times Beach Nature Preserve Capital Improvements Energy & Environment
COMM. 19E-9  COUNTY EXECUTIVE Amendment to Existing Agreement Between SUNY Erie & Nuventive, LLC Community Enrichment
COMM. 19E-10 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Approval of Deaf Access Services Contract with SUNY Erie Community Enrichment
COMM. 19E-11 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Acceptance of a Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant  
COMM. 19E-12 COUNTY EXECUTIVE NYS Office of Mental Health Workforce COLA Funding Health & Human Services
COMM. 19E-13 COMPTROLLER 2018 Revenue Anticipation Note Notification Finance & Management
COMM. 19E-14  SHERIFF  Authorization to Accept 2018-2021 Human Trafficking Grant  Public Safety 
COMM. 19E-15 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Award of Construction Contract for Replacement of Heise Rd. Bridge Over Ransom Creek Economic Development
COMM. 19E-16 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Federal-Aid Project - Pavement Rehabilitation/Resurfacing for Abbott Rd., McKinley Pkwy. & Armor Duells Rd. in Towns of Hamburg & Orchard Park Economic Development
     
Communications from the Departments:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 19D-1 DEPARTMENT OF LAW Transmittal of New Claims Against Erie County Government Affairs
COMM. 19D-2 DIRECTOR OF BUDGET & MANAGEMENT Budget Monitoring Report for Period Ending August 2018 Finance & Management
COMM. 19D-3 DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES Public Comment Invitation - 2019 Programs & Services for Older Adults in Erie County Health & Human Services
   
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 19M-1 MINORITY & WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES UTILIZATION ADVISORY BOARD Minutes for Meeting Held May 21, 2018 Minority & Women Business Enterprise Committee
COMM. 19M-2 NYSDEC Public Comment Invitation - Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Doat St., Buffalo Energy & Environment
COMM. 19M-3 EDEN TOWN CLERK Resolution of Eden Town Board - Notifying EC of Defects on County Highways in Eden Economic Development
COMM. 19M-4 EC CITIZENS SALARY REVIEW COMMISSION 2018 Citizens Salary Review Commission Final Report Finance & Management
COMM. 19M-5 NYSDEC Public Comment Invitation - Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on River Rd., Town of Tonawanda Energy & Environment
COMM. 19M-6  BUFFALO & EC PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Proposed Agenda for Meeting to be Held October 18, 2018 Community Enrichment
COMM. 19M-7  ASSIGNED COUNSEL PROGRAM Quarterly Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2018 Government Affairs
   
   
Announcements  
Memorial Resolutions  
Adjournment  
       

 

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