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Agenda for Session No. 10 - May 25, 2017
Roll Call  
Invocation    Mr. Lorigo  
Pledge of Allegiance    Mr. Loughran  
Tabled Items    None  
Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting      None  
Minutes of Previous Meeting –   Meeting No. 9  
Public Hearing    None  
       
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
DIXON Honoring WGRZ Anchor Scott Levin on His Many Years of Respected Journalism  
LOUGHRAN & RATH Honoring Dolores Sapienza on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Ballroom as the "Dolores Attea Sapienza Ballroom"  
LOUGHRAN Honoring Thomas Grace as the Erie County Legislature's Citizen of the Month for May 2017   
MILLS, LORIGO, LOUGHRAN, DIXON, HARDWICK, MORTON, RATH, BURKE, GRANT, MILLER-WILLIAMS & SAVAGE Recognize and Acknowledge Emergency Medical Services Week as May 21-27, 2017 in Erie County and to Thank All First Responders and Homeland Security and Emergency Services Providers in Erie County for Their Service to the Community  
MILLS Honoring Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe) as it Celebrates the Month of May 2017 as Older Americans Month  
MILLS Congratulating Thomas V. DiSimone, Boy Scout Troop 285, on Attaining the Rank of Eagle Scout  
MILLS Congratulating George Jonathan David Weimer, Boy Scout Troop 285, on Attaining the Rank of Eagle Scout  
       
Proposed Local Laws:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
LL Intro. 10-1  7/11/16 Loughran & Hardwick Requiring a Minority Business Utilization and Women-Owned Business Utilization Commitment by Persons or Firms Contracting with the County of Erie Law Government Affairs
LL Intro. 14-1  8/29/16 Burke Pharmaceutical Water Pollution Act Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 17-1  9/29/16 Lorigo & Loughran A LL Repealing the Erie County Code of Ethics Established by Local Law Number Ten of Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Nine as Amended by Erie County Local Law Number Four of Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Four and Erie County Local Law Number Four of Two Thousand and Fifteen, and Establishing a New Erie County Code of Ethics Government Affairs
LL Intro. 18-1  11/10/16 Burke Erie County School Bus Safety Law Public Safety
LL Intro. 19-1  11/10/16 Grant, Savage, Loughran, Burke & Miller-Williams A LL in Relation to Fair Housing in Erie County Economic Development
LL Intro. 1-1  1/23/17 Burke Erie County Pharmaceutical Water Pollution Act Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 3-2  2/28/17 Lorigo A Local Law amending Local Law No.1-1959, Constituting the Erie County Charter, as Amended, in Relation to Adjustment of Job Qualifications for the Erie County Commissioner of Public Works Government Affairs
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. 5-2  5/8/17 Burke Erie County Conversion Therapy Ban Government Affairs
LL Intro. 6-1  3/21/17 Lorigo A LL Repealing the Erie County Code of Ethics Established by Local Law Number Ten of Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Nine as Amended by Erie County Local Law Number Four of Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Four and Erie County Local Law Number Four of Two Thousand and Fifteen, and Establishing a New Erie County Code of Ethics Government Affairs
LL Intro. 7-1  3/23/17 Loughran A Local Law amending Local Law No. 1-1959, Constituting the Erie County Charter, as Amended, in Relation to the Adjustment of Job Qualifications for the Erie County Commissioner of Public Works Government Affairs
LL Intro. 8-1  4/12/17 Burke Honeybee Protection Act Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 9-1  4/21/17 Hardwick & Savage A Local Law amending Local Law No. 1-1959, Constituting the Erie County Charter, as Amended, in Relation to the Adjustment of Job Qualifications for the Erie County Commissioner of Public Works Government Affairs
LL Intro. 10-1  4/25/17 Miller-Williams, Grant, Savage, Hardwick, Loughran, Rath,Burke, Morton, Dixon, Lorigo, Mills A Local Law in Relation to Increasing Accountability in Nursing Homes Otherwise Known as "Ruthie's Law" Health & Human Services
       
Committee Reports:    
Report No. 4 Community Enrichment Committee  
Report No. 8 Economic Development Committee  
Report No. 8 Energy & Environment Committee  
Report No. 6 Finance & Management Committee  
Report No. 9 Health & Human Services Committee  
Report No. 9 Public Safety Committee  
       
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Intro. 10-1 Burke Seeking Permission from NYS to Amend the Erie County Tax Act Approved
Intro. 10-2 Lorigo & Burke Home Rule Request Decreasing the Time a Vacant Property May Sit in Foreclosure Finance & Management
Intro. 10-3 Savage Calling on New York State to Pass Legislation Allowing for "Car Pops" to be Prosecuted as Felony Burglaries Public Safety
Intro. 10-4 Mills, Lorigo, Rath, Morton, Dixon, Hardwick, Grant, Savage, Miller-Williams & Loughran Supporting the Federal Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members Act of 2017 Approved
Intro. 10-5 Burke, Savage & Miller-Williams Saying No to a New York State Constitutional Convention on the 2017 Ballot Government Affairs
Intro. 10-6 Burke Improving South Buffalo Pedestrian Waterfront Access Approved
       
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
From the Economic Development Committee:
Comm. 8E-28 County Executive NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program Approved
       
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Intro. 10-7 Dixon Support for Increased Penalties for Assault of Police Animals Government Affairs
Intro. 10-8 Lorigo & Mills Support for Opioid Crisis Related Services Approved
Comm. 10E-21 County Executive Teamsters Local 264 – 2017-2018 Successor Collective Bargaining Agreement Finance & Management
Comm. 10E-22 Burke Letter of Absence from Legislative Session Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-23 Burke Letter to Legislators Regarding Session No. 10 (2017) Receive & File
Comm. 10E-24 County Executive Open Item - 2017 Road, Bridge & Infrastructure Project Appropriations Economic Development
Comm. 10D-6 Office of the Sheriff, Division of Correctional Health Letter Regarding Intro. 7-8 (2017) Proposed Appropriations Health & Human Services
       
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 10E-1 County Executive County Executive and Chair Mills Appointment to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-2 Mills Letter to Clerk of the Legislature Calling a Public Hearing Regarding LL Intro. 10-1 (2017) Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-3 Mills Letter to Clerk of the Legislature Calling a Public Hearing Regarding Proposed 2017-2018 ECC Budget Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-4 Mills Letter of Absence from Committee Meetings Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-5 Loughran Letter of Absence from Committee Meetings Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-6 County Executive Appointments to the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board Receive, File & Print
Comm. 10E-7 County Executive EC Sewer District No. 3 - Engineer Term Contract Agreement - Work Order GPI-1 Receive & File
Comm. 10E-8 County Executive Award of Construction Contract - Maple Road (CR 192) Joint Rehabilitation - Town of Amherst Approved
Comm. 10E-9 County Executive Award of Construction 2017 Capital Overlay Contract A - Lake Street, Old Lake Shore Rd & Maple St - Towns of Evans, Hamburg, Aurora & Elma Approved
Comm. 10E-10 County Executive Agreement with NYSDOT & Award of Construction - Locally Administered Federal Aid Project - Bridge Replacement, Stony Rd Over Ellicott Creek - Town of Lancaster Approved
Comm. 10E-11 County Executive Betterment Project Agreement with NYSDOT - General Repairs of Six Bridges - Towns of Aurora & Elma Approved
Comm. 10E-12 County Executive Springville Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project - USACE, NYSDEC & EC Project - Contract for Engineering and ROW Acquisition Services Town of Concord & Ashford Approved
Comm. 10E-13 County Executive Sprague Brook Park - Campsite Electric Installation Project Approved
Comm. 10E-14 County Executive Grant Programs - Authorization to Contact Approved
Comm. 10E-15 Comptroller Interim Financial Report for Three-Month Period Ended Mar. 31, 2017 Finance & Management
Comm. 10E-16 Comptroller Performance Audit of EC Department of Personnel - The Family and Medical Leave Act for Year Ended Dec. 31, 2015 Finance & Management
Comm. 10E-17 County Executive Department of Social Services Division of Youth Services - Youth Detention Programming Health & Human Services
Comm. 10E-18 County Executive Department of Mental Health - Authorization to Allow Department to Contract with BestSelf Behavioral Health Inc Health & Human Services
Comm. 10E-19 County Executive Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Acceptance of FY16 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant Public Safety
Comm. 10E-20 County Executive Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Transfer of Homeland Security Trailer to Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team Public Safety
       
Communications from the Departments:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 10D-1 Clerk of the Legislature Notice of Public Hearing Regarding LL Intro. 10-1 (2017) Receive & File
Comm. 10D-2 Clerk of the Legislature Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed 2017-2018 ECC Budget Receive & File
Comm. 10D-3 Clerk of the Legislature NYS DEC Documents Received Receive & File
Comm. 10D-4 Interim Commissioner, Department of Public Works Notice of Disrepair - Prior Written Notice Law Receive & File
Comm. 10D-5 Interim Commissioner, Department of Public Works Notice of Disrepair - Prior Written Notice Law Receive & File
       
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 10M-1 Chair, EC Industrial Development Agency & Buffalo & EC Regional Development Corporation Policy Committee Appointments for ECIDA and ECRDC Receive & File
Comm. 10M-2 Buffalo & Ec Public Library Apr. 20, 2017 Board of Trustees Agenda Receive & File
Comm. 10M-3 NFTA Notice of Proposed Rule Making Receive & File
Comm. 10M-4 Visit Buffalo Niagara 1st Quarter, 2017 Reports, Financial Statements and 2016 Audited Financial Statements for Visit Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Receive & File
Comm. 10M-5 Dan Gernatt Jr Letter to Chair Mills Regarding Condition of Bridges and Infrastructure in WNY Receive & File
Comm. 10M-6 Lawrence Culp Letter to Legislator Hardwick Regarding Safety on the Niagara River Energy & Environment
Comm. 10M-7 EC Fiscal Stability Authority Resolution Approving 2016 ECFSA Annual Financial Audit Finance & Management
Comm. 10M-8 EC Board of Ethics Annual Report of Activities for 2016 Government Affairs
       
Announcements      
Memorial Resolutions    
Adjournment      

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