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Ted Morton
District 8

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
Fax: 858-8895
Email: ted.morton@erie.gov

 

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Legislators Lorigo, Morton look into leasing option to save on county’s vehicle expenses

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Ted Morton have requested that the county thoroughly examine a leasing option for county vehicles to determine if tax dollars could be saved. Recently, Cattaraugus County partnered with a national car rental company to save $700,000 by leasing 70 vehicles through the company. The Legislators are requesting the county look into this option as it determines how to best maintain its large fleet of vehicles.

Legislators disappointed that ECC budget includes tuition hike

Members of the Erie County Legislature are extremely disappointed that the 2015-2016 Erie Community College budget was approved with a $300 tuition hike. Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath attempted to amend the proposed budget to remove the second consecutive tuition hike. The budget was approved as proposed by a vote of 8-3 with Legislators Lorigo, Morton and Rath voting against.

June 2015 Column - County must reign in spending

We didn’t become one of the highest taxed counties in the country overnight. It happened over time. Unfortunately, now that we top the list, we have to recognize that lowering taxes will also take time but we have to start to reduce spending. Every opportunity for savings has to be considered, even small amounts will add up over time.

Erie County calls on State to stop sale of residents’ personal information

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution that calls on New York State to take action that would prevent the sale of private Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) information. In its resolution the Caucus supports new state law that would prevent unsolicited sharing of personal information.

Legislator Morton votes against omnibus spending package

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Lancaster) today released the following statement after voting against an additional $13 million dollar omnibus spending package proposed by County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

Legislator Morton announces free, guided walk at Como Lake Park

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that a free guided walk will be held on Saturday, June 13 at Como Lake Park. The walk is part of the county’s “A Walk in the Park” series, sponsored by Erie County’s Parks and Health Departments, as well as the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Legislator Morton announces Depew site participating in Social Adult Day Program Open House

Legislator Ted Morton reminds residents that Lord of Life Adult Day Program, located at 1025 Borden Road, Depew, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. 

Legislator Morton calls on State to stop sale of residents’ personal information

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that the Legislature’s Majority Caucus has sponsored a resolution that calls on New York State to take action that would prevent the sale of private Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) information. In its resolution, the Caucus supports new state law that would prevent unsolicited sharing of private, personal information.

Legislator Morton seeks plan to widen portion of William Street, alleviate safety concerns

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton has requested that Erie County move forward with plans to widen William Street between Transit Road and Aurora Street in the Town of Lancaster. In a letter to the County Executive, Legislator Morton states that William Street is too narrow, causing safety concerns for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Legislator Morton honors Alden Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Citizen

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton congratulates Richard “Skip” Jablonski on being named the Alden Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Distinguished Citizen. Legislator Morton honored Mr. Jablonski at the Chamber’s Annual Spring Membership and Election Dinner held Tuesday, May 19 at the Whistle Stop Inn.