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Ted Morton
District 8

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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
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May 2014 Column - Funds available to complete much-needed road work

At the May 8 session I was proud to sponsor a resolution that called for the transfer of $5 million from the undesignated fund balance to this year’s budget to allow for additional road work. Knowing how dire the condition of our roadways is and the fact that the fund balance is currently at $89 million, I supported spending the small percentage of funding to ensure we were repairing as many roadways as possible.

Legislator Morton outraged by lack of support for additional road work

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton cosponsored a resolution at the May 8, 2014 session to transfer $5 million from the undesignated fund balance, which is currently at $89 million, to allow for additional road projects this year. With the extremely poor condition of roadways throughout Erie County, Legislator Morton and his colleagues in the Majority Caucus believe allocating the $5 million for necessary road repair is an appropriate expenditure.

Legislator Morton announces funding for district roadways

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that the proposed 2014 Road Project List, which was released today, includes funding for Rowley Road, between Indian and Borden, in Cheektowaga.

Community Outreach Meetings scheduled Monday, April 28 throughout district

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton will host Community Outreach Meetings on Monday, April 28 to meet with residents to discuss any questions or concerns they may have related to county issues.

April 2014 Column - Cooperation leads to business expansion

Business ribbon cuttings are a grand celebration, commemorating the hard work it took to get to this point. Some business projects faced more hurdles than others, but when these challenges are overcome, and the new business is up and running, there is good reason to celebrate. 

Legislator Morton honors Olympian Adam Page

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Adam Page, a member of the 2014 USA Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal in the Paralympic Games held in Sochi, Russia. A proclamation was presented to Adam, recognizing his success. 

County's Passports on the Move program to be held April 29 in Lancaster

Legislator Ted Morton announces that the Town of Lancaster will host the Erie County Clerk’s Passports on the Move program at the Town Clerk’s Office, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, at Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.

Legislature Majority Caucus implements departmental reform initiatives

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus continues to implement initiatives that will improve efficiency and accountability within the Legislature. Starting in March, the entire Legislative staff was placed on the county’s electronic payroll swipe system; ensuring employees are accountable for their time worked.

March 2014 Column - State of the County leaves unanswered questions

As a first-year legislator, I looked forward to hearing the county executive’s State of the County address last month to gain a sense of exactly what challenges we were facing and to hear an update on successes. When the final word was spoken, I felt very torn in my response, as I was encouraged by some proposals but felt the address as a whole was very incomplete.

Legislator Morton applauds Brownie Troop 415 for a successful food drive

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton recently met with members of Brownie Troop 415 to thank them for their efforts to collect donations for the Tri-Community Food Pantry. The girls were awarded certificates of merit in recognition of their hard work and kindness.