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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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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.

Legislators accept Homeland Security grant for Sheriff’s Office to protect waterfront

Erie County Legislators John Mills, Lynne Dixon and Kevin Hardwick, whose districts border waterfronts, along with Legislator Ted Morton, whose district includes the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, announce that the Legislature has taken the necessary steps to receive a State of New York Office of Homeland Security grant totaling $75,169 to increase security of the international border along the Niagara River and Lake Erie. The grant will be utilized by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, which patrols seven days a week/24 hours a day during boating season.

May 2015 Column - As summer travel begins, options to lower local gas prices considered

Later this month millions of travelers will be filling up their gas tanks and hitting the road to celebrate Memorial Day. While the current prices aren’t the highest we have seen in recent years, prices are rising and that hit is noticeable every time we go to the pump.

Elder Abuse Seminar to be held at noon Thursday, May 21 at Lancaster Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton invites residents to attend an Elder Abuse Seminar being held at noon on Thursday, May 21, at the Lancaster Senior Center, 100 Oxford Ave., Lancaster. The purpose of the seminar is to address the various forms of abuse that threaten senior citizens on a daily basis, and to provide valuable assistance to victims, family members or anyone with a concern.

Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events May 9 & June 13

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that a Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Erie Community College’s North Campus. Attendees are asked to enter from Wehrle Drive and follow the posted signs to the drop-off location.

Legislator Morton announces funding approved to repair Losson Road

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that a portion of Losson Road will be repaired this year. At a special session held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Legislature approved more than $29 million for road work, including $500,000 for Losson Road from Borden to Transit.

Legislator Morton supports Common Core Parental Refusal Act

Today, the Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward A. Rath, III and Legislator Ted Morton voicing support for the Common Core Parental Refusal Act.

Legislator Morton questions Poloncarz on lack of attendance at meetings to discuss infrastructure

Today, at a meeting of the Legislature to discuss County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s 2015 infrastructure proposal, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) questioned the administration’s refusal to participate in the Legislature’s Bridge and Infrastructure Maintenance Advisory Board. Neither the County Executive nor a representative from his office have yet to attend a single meeting.

April 2015 Column - Back to work thanks to so many supporters

It is great to be back at work and writing this month’s column after dealing with a serious medical event at the end of February. It was a very difficult time for my family and I, but the outpouring of support from the greater Erie County community was incredible, to this day I am still trying to take it all in.

County Legislators, Meals on Wheels kickoff National Volunteer Month

Members of the Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus kicked off National Volunteer Month by joining dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers on their routes to deliver to those in need. The home meal delivery program wouldn’t be possible without its hundreds of volunteers.