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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

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.

Community Outreach Meetings scheduled Monday, April 28 throughout district

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton will host Community Outreach Meetings on Monday, April 28 to meet with residents to discuss any questions or concerns they may have related to county issues.

April 2014 Column - Cooperation leads to business expansion

Business ribbon cuttings are a grand celebration, commemorating the hard work it took to get to this point. Some business projects faced more hurdles than others, but when these challenges are overcome, and the new business is up and running, there is good reason to celebrate. 

Legislator Morton honors Olympian Adam Page

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Adam Page, a member of the 2014 USA Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal in the Paralympic Games held in Sochi, Russia. A proclamation was presented to Adam, recognizing his success.