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Erie County Legislature approves Stony Road Bridge work


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We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.


Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced the County Legislature has authorized the construction of a new bridge and culvert on Stony Road over Ellicott Creek in Lancaster.

 

“The residents in that area of town have suffered from severe flooding due to sediment build up in Ellicott Creek. This construction will include approximately 200 feet of dredging on either side of the bridge, which will help provide some relief to residents,” said Legislator Morton.

 

Approved at a legislative session on May 25, 2017, the resolution moves forward the construction of the culvert, which is expected to be completed this year. Work on the bridge will start this year but will not be completed until  next year due to a six-eight month back order for the steel. The bridge will then be completed once the steel arrives.

 

For more information, please call Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or email ted.morton@erie.gov