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Legislator Morton calls for Town Hall on Parks Master Plan


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) calls on the Erie County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to hold town hall meetings to provide public input on Erie County Parks Master Plan.


“I appreciate the Parks Department Commissioner speaking before the Legislature’s Energy and Environment Committee to discuss public input on the Parks Master Plan update, but I was disappointed to learn that the department does not plan to hold public forums,” stated Legislator Morton.


Approved by the Legislature at the July 14, 2016 session, the resolution allows the county to retain a consultant to update the county park system’s master plan.


“Many residents have reached out to me over concerns with Como Lake Park, including the fact that the lake has not been dredged in over a decade. I’m calling on the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to hold a town hall meeting in Lancaster so our residents can have a say on the issues that concern them the most with Como Lake Park and every other county park,” concluded Legislator Morton.

For additional information, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or email