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Legislator Morton appointed to Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board


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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.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today urged Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to sign the Made in America Act into law following the County Executive’s public hearing on the matter, which was held on September 7th.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton commended County Executive Mark Poloncarz and members of the Shared Services Panel for including his recommendation to dredge Como Lake in the County’s Finalized Shared Services Plan that will be submitted to the State of New York.


At the Aug. 18, 2017 special session, the Erie County Legislature passed Legislator Ted Morton’s Made in America Act. Pending approval by the County Executive, the law amends the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be for goods manufactured or produced in the United States.


The Erie County Legislature has approved Legislator Ted Morton’s recommendation to the Erie County Shared Services Panel to dredge Como Lake.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton has been named to the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board with unanimous support by the Legislature. The appointment was announced by Chairman John Mills at the Jan.23 session of the Legislature.

 

“I am honored to be appointed to the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board as Erie County continues to focus on supporting the farming industry. The board’s mission is critically important to many of our communities and residents and I look forward to having a seat at the table to address the needs presented by the board,” said Legislator Morton.

 

For information about the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, please visit www.erie.gov/environment.

 

To contact Legislator Morton’s Legislative Office, please call at 858-8856 or email ted.morton@erie.gov