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COMPTROLLER: POLONCARZ ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES PILING UP FOOD CHARGES ON COUNTY CREDIT CARD

October 28, 2020

The Office of Erie County Comptroller today released a report on county charges to the Imprest Fund, which is essentially the county’s credit card for what is supposed to be smaller purchases.  The Imprest Fund allows for the county to buy things without the normal regulations and safeguards that would typically be required for certain items, like putting purchases out to public bid for the lowest possible cost.  Legislature approval is not needed for Imprest Fund purchases.

POLONCARZ ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO RELEASE INFORMATION ON COUNTY EMPLOYEE COVID CASES

October 26, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. called on Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to answer questions about multiple positive COVID-19 cases of Erie County employees.  In a letter sent to the Poloncarz Administration, Comptroller Mychajliw highlighted many concerns about unreported COVID cases among county workers.

COMPTROLLER SAVES TAXPAYERS ALMOST $700,000 BY REFINANCING OLD DEBT

October 23, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr.  announced today he saved taxpayers $662,532 by refunding older bonds.  Refunding is similar to when a homeowner “refinances” a mortgage to save money with a lower interest rate. 

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.

 

 

The Erie County Comptroller’s Office is monitoring expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic and how your tax dollars are being spent. Whether it is local tax dollars from the county surplus or federal funds, your taxes are being used to cover costs associated with the county-wide response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. You have a right to know how this money is spent.