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Agenda for Session No. 14 - July 9, 2020
Roll Call  
Invocation    Mr. Hardwick
Pledge of Allegiance    Mr. Meyers
Tabled Items    Rules of the Legislature for 2020  

Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting     


Minutes of Previous Meetings –  Meeting No. 13

Public Hearing      
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
GILMOUR & MILLS Remembering Richard "Dick" A. Smith
BASKIN Remembering Dr. Camille Nicole Megna-Acorlor, Businesswoman in the Field of Dentistry
JOHNSON Celebrating the 41st Anniversary of Black Music Month and Recognizing Sheila L. Brown, the Late Mack Luchey, the Late Rick James and 716th Borough and Power 96.5's 2020 Buffalo Black Music Month Artists of the Year, Griselda Records
VINAL Remembering George J. Roberts
HARDWICK Recognizing and Honoring Alexandov "Frank" Corbett as the Erie County Legislature's Citizen of the Month for April, 2020
HARDWICK Recognizing The Kiwanis Club of the Tonawandas on Its 100th Anniversary
GILMOUR Remembering Donald E. Galluch, Social Worker in the Lackawanna School District
MILLS Honoring and Recognizing Officer Leonard Govenettio on His Retirement from a 32 Year Career with the Orchard Park Police Department
MILLS Honoring and Recognizing Lieutenant Joseph Ray on His Retirement from a 17 Year Career with the Orchard Park Police Department
RATH Remembering Richard "Dick" Gallagher
RATH Recognizing and Acknowledging Drew Kennedy for Over 24 Years of Dedicated Service with the Erie County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department
RATH Recognizing and Acknowledging Steve Ferenczy Upon the Occasion of His Retirement as Athletic Director of Williamsville North
TODARO Honoring and Remembering Terry Galanis, Sr.
TODARO Recognizing and Congratulating Kevin Krauss for Being Honored with the Prestigious Excel Award from Erie 1 BOCES
TODARO Recognizing and Congratulating Laura and Hanna Ross of The Pink Cow on Its 10th Anniversary
TODARO Honoring and Remembering Deodata V. Picone

Proposed Local Laws:

Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
LL Intro. 9-1 9/23/19 Lorigo A LL creating the Road and Infrastructure Specialist Advisory Board Government Affairs
LL Intro. 1-1 1/31/20 Meyers, Vinal, Baskin, Johnson, Chimera & Hardwick A LL titled, "The Jail Management Transparency and Accountability Act" Public Safety
LL Intro. 2-1 3/3/20 Rath A LL banning individuals from holding elected offices or being appointed to certain boards or commissions who are convicted of certain felony charges otherwise known as the "Public Trust and Accountability Act" Government Affairs
LL Intro. 3-1 6/2/20 Vinal A LL titled, "The Business Procurement Enhancement and Promotion Act of 2020" Government Affairs
Committee Reports:      
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 14-1 HARDWICK & CHIMERA Support for Environmental Protection Agency Follow-Up Community Conversation on the Tonawanda Coke Site Remediation & Next Steps  
INTRO. 14-2 BASKIN & JOHNSON Supporting the Establishment of Juneteenth as an Observed EC Holiday  
INTRO. 14-3 BASKIN Establishing a Standard Work Day for Elected Officials  
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number From the Description  
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description  
COMM. 14M-8 NFTA Letter to EC Jail Management Superintendent Regarding Bus Services to EC Correctional Facility  
INTRO. 14-4 LORIGO, RATH, TODARO & MILLS Opposition to State Withholding Aid & Incentives for Municipalities Funding  
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 14E-1 VINAL Abstention on Intro. 10-1 (2020) RFP
COMM. 14E-2 BASKIN Letter Supporting the Declaration of Juneteenth as an Annually Observed EC Holiday Government Affairs
COMM. 14E-3 JOHNSON Invitation to Jail Management Superintendent to Attend Informational Public Safety Committee Discussing Holding Center "Closure" Proposal Public Safety
COMM. 14E-4 JOHNSON Request for Testimony/Written Comments Concerning EC Sheriff's Proposal to "Close" EC Holding Center Public Safety
COMM. 14E-5 COMPTROLLER Revenue Anticipation Note Finance & Management
COMM. 14E-6 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Notice of Appointment of Director of Veterans Service Agency RFP
COMM. 14E-7 COUNTY CLERK EC Clerk's Office Annual Report for 2019 Government Affairs
COMM. 14E-8 COMPTROLLER Report of Apportionment & Distribution of Net Collections from Sales Tax - 03/2020 - 05/2020 Finance & Management
COMM. 14E-9 SHERIFF Authorization to Enter into Agreement to Accept FY 2019 Operation Stonegarden Grant Public Safety
COMM. 14E-10 COUNTY EXECUTIVE & SHERIFF Joint Resolution Requesting Transfer of Telephone Funds for Implicit Bias Training Public Safety
COMM. 14E-11 BASKIN Request for Legal Aid Bureau to Nominate Replacement on EC Corrections Specialist Advisory Board Public Safety
COMM. 14E-12  COUNTY EXECUTIVE SUNY Erie 2020-2021 Budget Placeholder Community Enrichment 
COMM. 14E-13 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Licensed Land Surveying Services for Legal Issues Throughout the County Economic Development
COMM. 14E-14 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Construction of Stone Parapet Walls - Chestnut Ridge Park Economic Development
COMM. 14E-15  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Shoreline Trail Enhancement Project - Acceptance of Funds & Construction Contractor Agreement Economic Development
COMM. 14E-16 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Limited Access Agreement w/NFTA & County of Erie - 61 Smith St., Buffalo Economic Development
COMM. 14E-17 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD Nos. 1-6 & 8 - Board of Managers Resolutions Energy & Environment
COMM. 14E-18 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Plan Consultant Public Safety
COMM. 14E-19 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD No. 3 - Engineer Term Contract Agreement Energy & Environment
COMM. 14E-20 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD No. 6 - Ammonia Removal Pilot Study Energy & Environment
COMM. 14E-21  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD No. 8 - East Aurora WRRF Influent Building & Screen Replacement Project Energy & Environment
COMM. 14E-22 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  2018 Capital Road Overlay Contract A - Towns of Cheektowaga, Amherst & Tonawanda Economic Development
COMM. 14E-23 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Donation of Three County Highway Vehicles to Town of West Seneca Highway Dept.  
COMM. 14E-24 HARDWICK GA Committee Discussion on Tonawanda Coke - 7/16/2020 Government Affairs
COMM. 14E-25 BASKIN Public Notice Concerning SUNY Erie Budget Public Hearing RFP
Communications from the Departments:    

Item Number

Submitted By


COMM. 14D-1 DEPT. OF LAW Local Emergency Orders, EC State of Emergency Declarations & Extensions Health & Human Services
COMM. 14D-2 COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE A Report on Enrollment at SUNY Erie Community Enrichment
COMM. 14D-3 COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE ECDoH Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Grant for 4/1/2018 - 3/31/2019  Health & Human Services
COMM. 14D-4 DEPUTY COMPTROLLER Letter Concerning Reduced County Medicaid Obligations Health & Human Services
COMM. 14D-5 COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE A Report on Return to County Facilities Concerns Received from EC Employees Health & Human Services
COMM. 14D-6 DIRECTOR OF BUDGET & MANAGEMENT Budget Monitoring Report for Period Ending 05/2020 Finance & Management
COMM. 14D-7 DEPT. OF LAW Transmittal of New Claims Against EC Government Affairs
COMM. 14D-8 DEPT. OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES 2020 Annual Report - 2019 Equalization Rates & 2019-20 Tax Rates Finance & Management
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 14M-1 NFTA Letter to Legislature Regarding Resumption of Fare Collection Economic Development
COMM. 14M-2 VISIT BUFFALO NIAGARA First Quarter Reports for 2020 Economic Development
COMM. 14M-3 NYSDEC Invitation for Public Comment - Brownfield Cleanup Proposed Remedy for 170 Jamison Rd., Elma Energy & Environment
COMM. 14M-4 NYSDEC Fact Sheet - Brownfield Cleanup Program Draft Supplemental Investigation Work Plan & Interim Remedial Measure - 1001 East Delavan Ave., Buffalo Energy & Environment
COMM. 14M-5 NFTA NFTA Board Minutes for Meeting Held on 5/28/2020 Economic Development
COMM. 14M-6 EC CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD Request for Testimony/Written Comments Concerning ECSO's Proposal to "Close" the EC Holding Center Public Safety
COMM. 14M-7 EC CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD Community Meeting Regarding Closing & Repurposing of the EC Holding Center Public Safety
Memorial Resolutions  






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