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Legislator Rath provides additional funding for district community organizations


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oneilj - Posted on 12 December 2017

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III is pleased to announce that the 2018 Erie County budget will include funding for several key organizations located in his district. Approved at the Dec. 7, 2017 session, Legislator Rath secured a significant investment for the community.

“After reviewing the proposed budget, I recognized a need to make adjustments to benefit the communities in my district and want to thank my colleagues for their support. I focused on funding a variety of organizations, all of which provide a great service to Amherst, Clarence, Akron/Newstead and beyond,” said Legislator Rath. “I believe these investments will have a positive impact throughout the year.” 

Organizations in Legislator Rath’s District receiving funding are: Akron Community Band, Newstead Historical Society and American Legion 900 (Akron); Clarence Museum, Rock the Barn, American Legion Post 838 (Clarence) and the Clarence Concert Association; and Jewish Community Center’s Cultural Arts programming, The Village Cooperative Market of Williamsville and American Legion Post 1672 (Amherst)

The additional funding was added into the 2018 budget while also decreasing the property tax rate for the fourth consecutive year. 

For information or assistance, please contact Legislator Rath’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8676 or email edward.rath@erie.gov.