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Legislator Morton appointed to Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board


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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.


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