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Ted Morton Provides an Update On Como Lake’s Condition, It’s Not Good


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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) recently visited Como Lake Park to observe the rapid deterioration of the lake.

 

“What I saw was astonishing. The drought, coupled with years of neglect, is completely destroying Como Lake and devastating the quality of the park. I’ve been continuing to urge the County Executive to work with the Legislature and myself to dredge the lake, as anyone can clearly see that it’s needed,” stated Legislator Morton.

 

Legislator Morton, residents and local officials have been fighting to get the lake dredged. Unfortunately the  County Executive did not include dredging in this year’s Capital Budget. Legislator Morton took several pictures and video footage of the lake’s condition as its current state is unbelievable.

 

“With the lake long overdue for dredging, I simply cannot support the Capital Projects Budget since it does not include dredging. Our constituents and the neighbors who live near the lake deserve far better than this,” concluded Legislator Morton.