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Legislator Morton calls on Mark Poloncarz to expedite Losson Road claims


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 (R-Cheektowaga) is urging the County Executive to ensure that insurance claims filed for vehicles damaged by a large pothole on Losson Road near Borden Road in Cheektowaga are processed quickly. According to reports, numerous vehicles were damaged in just one day last week. (Click here to reviw a copy of the letter.)


“It is extremely disappointing to read media reports that 15 cars were damaged in one day by a pothole reportedly created during the construction. The county is responsible for the safety of residents and this is not acceptable. As a result, I have sent a letter to the County Executive urging him to expedite the claims process and assist these residents who suffered damage to their vehicles,” said Legislator Morton.


The stretch of Losson Road between Borden and Transit has sat in disrepair for several years as the county worked to begin construction on a new sewer line. The sewer line is being installed this year with a full rebuild of the road slated to occur in the spring of 2016.


“The residents of South Cheektowaga have waited years for this seriously deteriorated section of roadway to be rebuilt, and now that construction is commencing, for a large pothole to cause damage to so many residents’ vehicles only adds insult to injury. I sent a letter to the County Executive asking him to work with us to aid our constituents. With the significant delay the county had in starting this project the least we can do for our residents is to ensure their claims are resolved in an expeditious manner,” Legislator Morton concluded.