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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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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in memory of a friend who passed away after years of battling the disease. Along with his colleagues, Legislator Pat Burke and Legislator Peter Savage, the rookie Legislators were challenged by County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw.

County Executive's request to NFL highlights need for transparency during stadium discussions

Legislator Ted Morton is pleased that the County Executive has taken steps to gather appropriate information from the National Football League to determine if a new stadium is necessary to make the Buffalo Bills viable, however, the request to obtain access to the team's financial books, reiterates Legislator Morton's position that transparency is critical to the process. A position that the County Executive hasn't supported himself. 

Legislator Morton stresses importance of repairing Zurbrick Road, calls on County Executive to fulfill campaign promise

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is calling on the County Executive to invest critical funds into Zurbrick Road, which traverses the Town of Cheektowaga and Village of Depew, and has been in disrepair for approximately 10 years. In a letter hand delivered to the County Executive on Tuesday, August 05, 2014, Legislator Morton officially requests that funding for repairs be designated.

July 2014 Column - Connecting with the community through business tour

Small businesses are a large part of our community. By providing employment, contributing to the tax base, and reinvesting dollars into the economy, local businesses are the foundation of our villages, towns and cities.

County, Town push for creek maintenance at Stony Road to avoid flooding

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton and Town of Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli met recently to discuss maintenance of Ellicott Creek to avoid flooding issues. Specifically, the officials targeted the area near Stony Road, located in the northern part of town, as it has been prone to jamming and flooding in the past.

June 2014 Column - Has CPS been ignoring issue of excessive caseloads?

Why did it take so long? That was the main question I felt was surrounding the recent Legislature hearing with the Department of Social Services commissioner, who also oversees the county’s Child Protective Services division. The issues within CPS have not been properly responded to in the past, and with the timing of the new staffing plan, I question why the department has been so slow to respond.

Legislator Morton calls on Poloncarz to abide by open meetings law regarding stadium working group

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton sent a letter on Monday, May 19, 2014 to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz requesting that the New Stadium Working Group and the Erie County Stadium Corp. operate as transparently as possible and fully comply with the Open Meetings Law.

May 2014 Column - Funds available to complete much-needed road work

At the May 8 session I was proud to sponsor a resolution that called for the transfer of $5 million from the undesignated fund balance to this year’s budget to allow for additional road work. Knowing how dire the condition of our roadways is and the fact that the fund balance is currently at $89 million, I supported spending the small percentage of funding to ensure we were repairing as many roadways as possible.

Legislator Morton outraged by lack of support for additional road work

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton cosponsored a resolution at the May 8, 2014 session to transfer $5 million from the undesignated fund balance, which is currently at $89 million, to allow for additional road projects this year. With the extremely poor condition of roadways throughout Erie County, Legislator Morton and his colleagues in the Majority Caucus believe allocating the $5 million for necessary road repair is an appropriate expenditure.

Legislator Morton announces funding for district roadways

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that the proposed 2014 Road Project List, which was released today, includes funding for Rowley Road, between Indian and Borden, in Cheektowaga.