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Agenda for Session No. 6 - March 23, 2017
Roll Call  
Invocation  –  Ms. Grant  
Pledge of Allegiance  –  Ms. Dixon  
Tabled Items  –  None  
Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting   –   None  
Minutes of Previous Meeting –  Meeting No. 5  
Public Hearing  –  None  
       
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
Dixon Recognizing April as "Alcohol Awareness Month" in Erie County in Conjunction with the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Mills, Lorigo, Loughran, Dixon, Hardwick, Morton, Rath, Burke, Grant, Miller-Williams & Savage Recognize and Acknowledge C. Douglas Hartmayer's Contributions and Leadership to the WNY Region and to Congratulate him on his Retirement as the Director of Public Affairs for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Mills, Lorigo, Loughran, Dixon, Hardwick, Morton, Rath, Burke, Grant, Miller-Williams & Savage Honoring "National Kidney Month", Pray for Those with Kidney Disease and Awaiting Kidney Transplants, Recognize and Honor the Programs that Support National Kidney Awareness, and Proclaim March 2017 as "National Kidney Awareness Month" in Erie County
Mills Honoring Karen C. Erickson as the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2016 Citizen of the Year for her Dedication to the Community
Mills Honoring Ernest P. Masullo as the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for his Dedication to the Community
Mills Honoring Carla Marrazzo State Farm Insurance Agency as the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2016 Emerging Business
Mills Honoring Lake Shore Memorial Fund as the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2016 Not for Profit of the Year
Mills Honoring Manguso Land Surveying PC  as the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2016 Small Business of the Year
Mills Honoring Mickey Rats and Captain Kidds as the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2016 Large Business of the Year, and Thanking Richie Alberts for his Dedication to the Town of Evans
Mills Honoring the Town of Boston's Bicentennial to be Commemorated on April 5, 2017  
Mills Honoring The Springville Journal on its 150th Anniversary  
Morton Congratulating Frank Cullinan for his 50 Years of Service to the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association
Morton Congratulating Kara Hassenfratz on Being Named the New York State Winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program
Savage Honoring Donna M. Fernandes as the Erie County Legislature's Citizen of the Month for March 2017, and Honor and Thank her for her Dedicated Service to the Buffalo Zoo as its President and CEO
       
Proposed Local Laws:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
LL Intro. 8-1  4/11/16 Miller-Williams & Grant A LL in the Relation to Prohibiting the Asking of Questions Regarding or Pertaining to an Applicant's Prior Criminal Convictions on Preliminary Employment Applications in Erie County Government Affairs
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 Approved
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. 5-1  3/20/17 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
       
Committee Reports:    
Report No. 4 Economic Development Committee  
Report No. 4 Energy & Environment Committee  
Report No. 3 Finance & Management Committee  
Report No. 3 Government Affairs Committee  
Report No. 5 Health & Human Services Committee  
Report No. 5 Public Safety Committee  
       
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Intro. 6-1 Mills Appointments to the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Approved
Intro. 6-2 Mills, Lorigo, Rath & Morton Support for Medicaid Relief for Local Governments Approved 
Intro. 6-3 Miller-Williams Support for Increased Funding for Bilingual Education in New York State Community Enrichment
Intro. 6-4 Grant & Burke Denouncing the Proposed Federal "Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act" Government Affairs
Intro. 6-5 Grant Voicing Concern About Installation of Vehicle Tracking "Starter Interrupt" Devices Government Affairs 
Intro. 6-6 Mills & Hardwick Support for County Employees in the Comptroller's Office Receive & File
       
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 5E-17 County Executive Appointment to the EC Board of Ethics Approved, as amended
Comm. 5E-14 County Executive Barco Lot Transfer - Conveyance of Land from Buffalo Bills, LLC Approved
Comm. 5E-18 County Executive Declaration of Need Approved, as amended
       
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
 Intro. 6-7 Grant, Mills, Lorigo, Loughran, Miller-Williams, Savage, Hardwick, Rath, Burke, Morton & Dixon Standing in Unity with the WNY Congressional Delegation to Ensure the Viability of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Approved
Intro. 6-8 Mills, Lorigo, Rath, Hardwick, Morton, Dixon, Loughran, Grant, Miller-Williams, Savage & Burke Standing in Unity with the WNY Congressional Delegation to Ensure the Viability of the Meals on Wheels Program Approved
Intro. 6-9 Miller-Williams Improving Service to Patients at Erie County Medical Center Finance & Management
Comm. 6M-6 Great Lakes Health System Letter Regarding ECMCC Finances Finance & Management
Comm. 6E-20 Burke Letter to Chair Mills Regarding Request for Public Hearing Concerning LL Intro. 5-1 (2017) Government Affairs
Comm. 6E-21 Burke Letter to Government Affairs Committee Chair Regarding Speakers at Committee Meeting Government Affairs
       
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 6E-1 County Executive Department of Senior Services - Amend 2017-2018 Appropriations for Case Management Contract Agencies Approved
Comm. 6E-2 Mills Letter to Clerk of the Legislature Calling a Special Meeting Regarding Declaration of Need for ECFSA/ECMCC Borrowing Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-3 Mills Letter to Clerk of the Legislature Regarding Public Notice Regarding Appointment of Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-4 Mills Letter to Clerk of the Legislature Regarding Letters of Interest for Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-5 Mills Letter to Republican Party Caucus Regarding Potential Candidates for Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-6 Mills Letter to Democratic Party Caucus Regarding Potential Candidates for Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-7 Mills Letter to Conservative Party Member Regarding Potential Candidates for Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-8 Mills Letter to Independence Party Member Regarding Potential Candidates for Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6E-9 County Executive Various Highway Maintenance Facilities - 2015 New Salt Storage Buildings - Construction Contingency Fund Increase Economic Development
Comm. 6E-10 County Executive EC Sewer District No. 3 - Contact No. 54 STP-A General - Contract Close Out Energy & Environment
Comm. 6E-11 County Executive Black Rock Canal Park Improvement, City of Buffalo - Phase III - Award of Construction Contract Energy & Environment
Comm. 6E-12 Mills Letter to Chair of Energy & Environment Committee Regarding Interviews for Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Energy & Environment
Comm. 6E-13 Comptroller Audit Regarding Sheriff's Office Bail Bond Payment and Collection Procedures for Period Jan. 1 - Nov. 30, 2016 Finance & Management
Comm. 6E-14 County Executive Department of Health - Authorization to Apply for Licensed Home Care Service Agency Status Health & Human Services
Comm. 6E-15 County Executive Department of Health - Acceptance of Grant Award - "Opioid Overdose Prevention Contract - Building Local Health Department Capacity" Health & Human Services
Comm. 6E-16 Dixon Letter to Department of Health Commissioner Regarding Committee Discussion Concerning Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Health & Human Services
Comm. 6E-17 County Executive Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Acceptance of FY2016 Critical Infrastructure Grant Public Safety
Comm. 6E-18 County Executive Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Acceptance of FY2016 Technical Rescue Grant Public Safety
Comm. 6E-19 County Executive Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Software Consulting Services - Globalquest Staffing Solutions Inc Amendment Public Safety
       
Communications from the Departments:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 6D-1 Clerk of the Legislature Notice of Special Meeting Regarding Declaration of Need for ECFSA/ECMCC Borrowing Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6D-2 Clerk of the Legislature Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Agricultural District Eight-Year Review & Consolidation: Sardinia - District No. 6, Holland - District No. 11, and Concord - District No. 15 Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6D-3 Clerk of the Legislature Public Notice Regarding Appointment/Reappointment of Commissioner of the EC Water Authority Receive, File & Print
Comm. 6D-4 Clerk of the Legislature NYS DEC Documents Received Receive & File
Comm. 6D-5 Comptroller's Office Notice of Audit of Cash Collections and Handling Procedures at Point of Service Areas Within the Department of Parks Golf Courses  Receive & File
Comm. 6D-6 Comptroller's Office Notice of Audit of Petty Cash, Change-Making and Imprest Funds for Period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016 Receive & File
Comm. 6D-7 Department of Public Works ECC STEM Building Status Report - Feb. 2017 Community Enrichment
Comm. 6D-8 Department of Law Letter to Regarding Legalities of LL Intro. 3-1 Government Affairs
       
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
Comm. 6M-1 NYS Department of State Notice of Local Law Filing for Local Law 1 (2017) Receive & File
Comm. 6M-2 Buffalo & EC Public Library Mar. 16, 2017 Board of Trustees Agenda Receive & File
Comm. 6M-3 Buffalo & EC Naval & Military Park Mar. 23, 2017 Board of Directors Agenda Receive & File
Comm. 6M-4 Trustees, Buffalo & EC Public Library Follow-Up Information to Committee Discussion Community Enrichment
Comm. 6M-5 The New York State Society of Professional Engineers Inc Letter to Legislators Regarding LL Intro. 3-1 (2017) Government Affairs
       
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Memorial Resolutions    
Adjournment      
       

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