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Ted Morton
District 8

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92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
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Legislator Morton secures additional funding for Hull House

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that the Hull Family Home and Farmstead located in Lancaster will receive funding in the 2016 Erie County budget to support its mission of preserving this important piece of local history. At Legislator Morton’s request an additional $2,500 will be given to the Hull House, which is located at the intersection of Genesee Street and Pavement Road in Lancaster. The Legislature approved the expenditure at today’s annual Budget Meeting, bringing the county’s total investment to $5,063 for next year.

Legislator Morton announces funding for Lancaster Rural Cemetery

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that the Lancaster Rural Cemetery will receive funding in the 2016 Erie County budget to support its effort to preserve the town’s history, which is a resting spot for many early settlers. At Legislator Morton’s request, $2,500 was allocated for the Lancaster Rural Cemetery. The Legislature approved the expenditure at today’s annual Budget Meeting.

Legislator Morton secures $25,000 for Plymouth Crossroads

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for funding for Plymouth Crossroads, located in Lancaster, in the 2016 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $25,000 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to support Plymouth Crossroads’ efforts to help at-risk youths succeed by providing a safe place to live.

Legislator Morton calls on Mark Poloncarz to expedite Losson Road claims

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.

Legislator Morton announces HEAP Outreaches in Lancaster, Cheektowaga

Erie County Ted Morton announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed.   

Erie County Legislature opposes ECIDA’s policies that overregulate private business

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus approved a resolution that urges the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) to reconsider some of its recent actions that threaten to harm this region’s private business development and growth. The resolution also urges the ECIDA to refrain from pushing through policy ideas before they are properly vetted.

Many thanks to voters for support, budget process underway

I want to start this month’s column by thanking the residents of the 8th District – eastern Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Depew and Alden for trusting me with their vote and electing me to another term in the Erie County Legislature. I am proud of the work my colleagues and I accomplished in my first term, most notably creating the first tax decrease in a decade. I am honored to have earned another term to continue to make Erie County great.

Legislator Morton calls on Gov. Cuomo to increase infrastructure funding

In the wake of the recent $8.3 billion bailout from New York State to the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling on him to increase infrastructure funding for Western New York.

Legislator Ted Morton Addresses Western New York Kidney Connection

At a Meet and Greet hosted by the Western New York Kidney Connection held on September 27, 2015, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) offered a testimonial on his experience donating a kidney and great work the Kidney Connection does.

September 2015 Column - Community group forming to address growing drug issues

For my column this month I wanted to talk about a very serious issue going on in our community. As many know, Depew and Lancaster face a serious drug problem. Recently several residents of Depew brought up concerns that drug transactions are occurring on their street. The police were informed that marijuana was being grown in plain sight. There are even serious issues with drugs at Lancaster High School.