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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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Legislator Rath announces the passage of the
Erie County Silver Alert System, which aids in the locating
of missing adults who suffer from Alzheimer's or
other memory disorders.

Legislator Rath presents a proclamation to Bob Meiss,
president/CEO of Beechwood Continuing Care, to mark
Asbury Pointe's 10th anniversary. Also pictured, Karen Grady,
Executive Director of Asbury Pointe and Ray Meissner,
community resident.

 

Eagle Scout

Legislator Rath talks with an Eagle Scout about his
efforts to repair a monument site at Williamsville Cemetery.

Reading to kids

Legislator Rath reads to a group of students at
EduKids in Amherst.  

Convention Center

Legislator Rath reviews plans for improvements made
to the Convention Center during the summer of 2010.

Legislator Rath asks his colleagues to support
his resolution that would create the Erie County
Silver Alert Law System. The resolution passed
moments later 15-0.

Rotary

Legislator Rath joins local officials at an Amherst
South Rotary Club meeting.

Daisy Troop

Legislator Rath presented certificates to
Daisy Troop 345 from Amherst during their visit
to County Hall in January 2011.

JCC

Legislator Rath takes part in a ceremonial
groundbreaking event held at the Jewish
Community Center in Amherst. The JCC is
expanding its facility.

Taste of Williamsville

Legislator Rath sells silver coins during the 2010
Taste of Williamsville held on Island Park.

snow bear

Legislator Rath was the guest judge for the 2011
Williamsville Winterfest Snow Sculpture Contest.
He chose a polar bear created by local teens at the
first place entry.

Chamber After Hours

Legislator Edward Rath addresses the attendees at
the March 15, 2011 Amherst Chamber of Commerce
After Hours event.

K9 Unit Ride along

Legislator Rath with Amherst Police Officer Stevens and
Judge standing with the new K9 Unit truck. The new vehicle
prepares Officers Stevens and Judge to respond to school
drug searches, missing person reports and other calls
requiring tracking or searching.

ASO April 10, 2011

Legislator Edward Rath presented a proclamation
recognizing Amherst Symphony Orchestra's 65th
anniversary to Steven Thomas, conductor/music
director, and Anthony Latona, Association Board
President, during the April 10, 2011 "Double the
Bass"concert.

Farmers Market

Legislator Edward Rath with his daughter shopped at the Pasta
Peddler's booth at the Williamsville Farmers Market.
Matt Reda, also pictured, is one of the many vendors selling
outstanding goods during the weekly event. The Farmers
Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May-October.  

straw fest

Legislator Rath, a member of the Williamsville Rotary,
serves Strawberry Festival attendees during the annual
event on June 22, 2011.

Legislator Rath honored the Rotary Club of Buffalo during the
June 30, 2011 session for 100 years of service to the WNY community.

 


Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III presented
a proclamation recognizing Upstate New York Transplant
Services' 30th anniversary to Sallyann Ieraci, UNYTS Vice
President of Community Relations, and Rahwa Ghirmatzion,
Community Engagement Specialist. The presentation was
held during the Nov. 3, 2011 session of the Erie County Legislature.


The County hosted a Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
on May 12, 2012 at ECC North. Hundreds of residents
disposed of hazardous materials, making their homes
and the environment safer.

Congratulations to retired United States Army Captain
John Kasmer, of Amherst, honored at the Naval and
Military Veterans Appreciation Tribute Award Ceremony
at Naval Park Cove in September 2012.

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Community Forum April 10 to discuss repairs to Hopkins Road

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that an Informational Open House will be held by the Erie County Department of Public Works - Division of Highways regarding the Hopkins Road reconstruction project. 

April 2014 Column - Creating additional taxing district not the answer

The proposal of a special taxing district for the Buffalo and Erie County Library System has been discussed for several years. Library administrators and trustees are still pushing to have the measure go to public vote this November.  However, as we learned at this past Community Enrichment Meeting, it appears the library is not close to being ready to present its proposal and numerous, important questions unanswered.

Erie County calls for reform to state labor law

The Erie County Legislature is calling on New York State to reform a 129-year-old outdated New York State labor law that drives up the cost of construction projects and hinders business development. As a result of the Scaffold Law being in place, Erie County and New York State continue to lose business as companies choose to develop in states that don’t impose such restrictions.

March 2014 Column - Review of the 2014 State of the county

In the County Executive’s 2014 State of the County address, I was hoping to gain a more incisive look into the actual state of the county. However, two issues that I believe are critical to understanding the true state of the county, the budget and infrastructure, were quickly passed over.

Legislator Rath alerts residents to utility worker scam

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath reminds residents to be mindful of any worker who shows up at their door. Recently an incident was reported in Amherst in which three unknown men gained entry into a home, robbing the owner of precious belongings, under the guise of Erie County Water Authority workers.