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Legislator Morton appointed to Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

This month I wanted to talk about a new law I sponsored that will offer additional protections to our seniors residing in nursing homes and will improve access to information that is vital to families that are choosing a nursing home. Ruthie’s Law aims to respond to recent incidents of neglect occurring at nursing homes throughout our community by becoming more proactive and providing more transparency regarding incidents and their causes.  


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton reminds residents that the county hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days every spring.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that Erie County is seeking local businesses to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), coordinated through the Department of Social Services. Through this partnership, businesses provide work assignments and guidance to youths, who are paid through the agency that runs SYEP. 

Legislator Ted Morton today announced that the Legislature has declared April 2017 as Donate Life Month in Erie County.

I wanted to report this month regarding the ongoing contract dispute between the County and AFSCME Local 1095, which represents many of the blue collar workers throughout our county. These workers often work pay check to pay check and in some cases hold second jobs to make ends meet.


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