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Agenda for Session No. 15 - July 26, 2018
Roll Call  
Invocation  –  Mr. Mills  
Pledge of Allegiance  –  Mr. Burke  
Tabled Items   –     
Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting   –    

Minutes of Previous Meeting –  Meeting No. 14

Public Hearing  –    
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
SAVAGE, BASKIN, LORIGO, MILLER-WILLIAMS, HARDWICK, LOUGHRAN, RATH, BURKE, BRUSO, DIXON & MILLS Recognizing and Honoring Father Joseph Bayne for His Service to the Community 
MILLS  Honoring Mary Jo Hultquist for Her Dedication to Serving the Residents of the Town of Eden 
RATH  Congratulating the Volunteers of the Food Bank of WNY on the 11th Annual Walk off Hunger 
DIXON Honoring Dr. Cynthia A. Zane on Her Retirement as President of Hilbert College

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"   
LL Intro. 7-1 7/23/18 Savage, Mills & Burke A LL Entitled "The Public Health Protection Act of 2018"  
Committee Reports:      
Report No. 13 FINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE     Amendment to Item No. 2, COMM. 14E-43  
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 15-1 BASKIN New York State Mortgage Assistance Program  
INTRO. 15-2  HARDWICK Re-Appropriation of 2018 Public Benefit Funding  
INTRO. 15-3  DIXON  Transfer of Surplus Property to Access of WNY - AMENDMENT  
INTRO. 15-4 SAVAGE Appointments to the Citizens Salary Review Commission  
INTRO. 15-5 LORIGO, MILLS, HARDWICK & RATH Appointment of E. Thomas Jones as Commissioner of the ECWA, to Fill Vacancy   
INTRO. 15-6 LORIGO & MILLS Opposition to Raising the Age for Service of Alcohol  
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number From the Description Reference
INTRO. 14-2

Finance & Management Committee

SAVAGE, BASKIN, BURKE & BRUSO - Excluding Veteran Disability Compensation from the Income Calculation for an Erie County Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption  
INTRO. 14-5

Health & Human Services Committee

BASKIN - Support for Breast Milk and Babies  
COMM. 14E-42 Finance & Management Committee COMPTROLLER - 2018 RAN Resolution  
COMM. 14E-45 Economic Development Committee COUNTY EXECUTIVE - Placeholder - Fleet Services - Authorization to Enter into Contract with Enterprise Fleet Management    AMENDMENT  
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 15-7 SAVAGE Appointment of a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy  
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference

Letter to Legislature Regarding the Death of India Cummings

Public Safety
COMM. 15E-2 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD No. 3 - Contract Close Out - CIR Electrical Construction Corp.  
COMM. 15E-3 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD No. 3 - Contract Close Out - South Buffalo Electric, Inc.  
COMM. 15E-4 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   ECMC - Medical Examiners Building - 2018 Roof Recoating  Economic Development 
COMM. 15E-5 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   ECSD Nos. 4 & 5 - Partial Closures of Capital Reserve Funds  Energy & Environment 
COMM. 15E-6 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   ECSD No. 5 - Increase & Improvement of Facilities Energy & Environment 
COMM. 15E-7 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   ECSD Nos. 1-6 & 8 - Section 271 Resolutions  Energy & Environment  
COMM. 15E-8 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   ECSD Nos. 1, 4, & 5 - Construction Inspection Term Contract Agreement  Energy & Environment  
COMM. 15E-9 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens - 2016 State & Municipal Facilities Program - Acceptance of Funds  Economic Development  
COMM. 15E-10 DIXON  Letter to SUNY Erie President Regarding Information Hot Line with Lemire LLC  Government Affairs 
COMM. 15E-11 DIXON  Letter to Chair Savage Regarding Press Release from Lemire Group  Government Affairs 
COMM. 15E-12 COUNTY EXECUTIVE   CSEA Local 815 Erie County Unit Job Upgrades - ECDMH - AMENDMENT  
COMM. 15E-13  COMPTROLLER  Letter to Commissioner of Central Police Services Concerning Fentanyl Exposure at EC Lab  Public Safety
COMM. 15E-14 LORIGO Letter to Public Safety Committee Chair Regarding Upcoming Committee Discussion Public Safety
COMM. 15E-15 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Establish Senior SNAP Enrollment 2018-2019 Grant Funding  
COMM. 15E-16 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Contract with The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. Health & Human Services
COMM. 15E-17 COUNTY EXECUTIVE BENLIC Pre-Emptive Bid Powers - Agreement with EC Finance & Management
COMM. 15E-18  SHERIFF  Seized Assets Fund Transfer  Public Safety
Communications from the Departments:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 15D-1 DIRECTOR OF BUDGET & MANAGEMENT Mid-Year Budget Hearing Data  Finance & Management
COMM. 15D-2  COUNTY ATTORNEY  County Attorney Opinion - Concerning Operational Control of ECWA  Energy & Environment
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 15M-1 ASSIGNED COUNSEL PROGRAM Financial Report for the Period 1/1/18 - 6/30/18  Government Affairs 
COMM. 15M-2 ASSIGNED COUNSEL PROGRAM Quarterly Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2018  Government Affairs 
COMM. 15M-3  NYS DEC  Public Notice Fact Sheet - 441 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo Energy & Environment
Memorial Resolutions  



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