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CURRENT MEETING AGENDA  

Agenda for Session No. 9 - April 29, 2021  - Meeting to Begin at 11:00 A.M. via Zoom      (Notice/Instructions on Home Page)
Roll Call  
Invocation    Mr. Gilmour  
Pledge of Allegiance    Ms. Chimera
 
Tabled Items      

Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting     

 

Minutes of Previous Meetings –  Meeting No. 8

 
Public Hearing      
       
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
VINAL Congratulating and Honoring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus as the 2021 Grammy Award Winner for Best Choral Performance
HARDWICK Congratulating and Honoring Sheriff's Deputy Bradley Girdler and K-9s Loki and Leiche for Their Dedicated and Conscientious Service
MEYERS Remembering Diane K. Domzalski-Power
VINAL Remembering Jack Krajewski
VINAL Remembering Marianne C. Dieter
CHIMERA Congratulating and Honoring Mary Jean Jakubowski, Director of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, on Her Retirement after 30 Years of Service
VINAL Recognizing Mill Middle School as the Regional Winner of the Future City Competition
CHIMERA Recognizing the Western New York Climate Council on Earth Day
CHIMERA Remembering Amy J. Vilz
LORIGO, GREENE, TODARO & MILLS Proclaiming May 2 through May 8, 2021 as National Correctional Officers' Week in Erie County
TODARO Honoring Barkology Upon the Occasion of Its Grand Opening
TODARO Honoring FOCUS, "For Our Community Unity & Support" Addiction Prevention Coalition
TODARO Honoring Vito Fulciniti Upon the Occasion of His Retirement
TODARO Recognizing and Honoring Christopher George for His Heroic Actions
GREENE Recognizing and Honoring John Gaulocher for His 50 Years of Dedicated Service to the Clarence Fire Company
GREENE Recognizing May 22, 2021, as Old Scotland Road Distillery Day in Erie County
GREENE Recognizing May 22, 2021, as Uncle Jumbo's American Vodka Day in Erie County
BASKIN Remembering Elder Walter L. Freeman, Jr.
VINAL Recognizing and Congratulating Scott P. Chamberlain as the New Police Chief of the Town of Amherst
MEYERS & VINAL Remembering Timothy G. Gill
VINAL Remembering Josephine P. Bargnes
LORIGO Recognizing and Honoring the West Seneca Woman's Club Upon the Occasion of Their 50th Anniversary
LORIGO Recognizing Troop 416 for Receiving the Pope Pius XII Award and for Their Involvement in the Community
LORIGO Recognizing and Honoring Experience "Your" Chef for Their Creative and Unique Business Model
LORIGO Recognizing and Celebrating Gabby Kleinman for Her Volunteer Work at the SPCA
LORIGO Recognizing and Honoring Matt English for His Contributions to the Timon Tiger Hockey Program
LORIGO Recognizing and Honoring Dennis Adams for the Publishing of His First Novel
MILLS Honoring Rucker Lumber Inc. on Its 100th Year of Operation in the Town of Boston
MILLS Honoring Nancy and John DiBlasi as They Celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Cozy Corner Restaurant
MILLS Honoring Howard "Hub" Frawley for a Lifetime of Community Service and Nearly Thirty Years of Public Service
MILLS & LORIGO Honoring Daniel Walczak for His Courage and Lifesaving Actions
HARDWICK Congratulating and Honoring Detective David Ljiljanich of the City of Tonawanda Police Department as the Citizen of the Month for April 2021
   

Proposed Local Laws:

     
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
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. 3-1 6/2/20 Vinal A LL titled, "The Business Procurement Enhancement and Promotion Act of 2020" Small Business
LL Intro. 5-1 8/4/20 Lorigo, Rath, Todaro & Mills A LL Requiring Timely Reports on County Mandated Business Closures Made Pursuant to Local or State Regulations Government Affairs
LL Intro. 8-1 12/1/20 Lorigo, Rath, Todaro & Mills A LL titled, "Third Party Food Delivery Services Law" Government Affairs
LL Intro. 1-1 4/27/21 Todaro, Greene, Lorigo & Mills A LL Authorizing Twelve and Thirteen-Year-Old Licensed Hunters to Hunt Deer with a Firearm or Crossbow During Hunting Season with the Supervision of a Licensed Adult  
       
Committee Reports:      
REPORT No. 5 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE  
REPORT No. 5 FINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE  
REPORT No. 7 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
REPORT No. 7 ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE  
REPORT No. 4 COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE  
REPORT No. 2 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE  
REPORT No. 5 HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE  
     
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 9-1 VINAL Waiving Property Tax Interest & Penalties for Asian Center Mall LLC Parcel - Town of Amherst   
       
       
       
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number From the Description From Committee
COMM. 8E-2 (2021) COUNTY EXECUTIVE 2020 Year-End Budget Balancing Amendments & Designations Finance & Management 
COMM. 21E-5 (2020) SHERIFF

Increase TASER Deployment & Expand De-Escalation Training

Public Safety 
COMM. 8E-13 (2021) SHERIFF 

Transfer of Seized Asset Funds – Narco & Rope Rescue Team Vehicles

Public Safety
       
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description  
       
       
       
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 9E-1

LORIGO, TODARO,
GREENE & MILLS

Letter to Commissioner of Social Services Regarding Outstanding FOIL Request Health & Human Services
COMM. 9E-2 SHERIFF Acceptance of 2019 Bomb Squad Grant for FY19 Public Safety 
COMM. 9E-3 MEYERS Submission Pursuant to EC Code of Ethics (Local Law #2 - 2018), Disclosure of Family Members Employed by Any Government Organization RFP 
COMM. 9E-4 COUNTY EXECUTIVE ECSD No. 3 - Emergency Repairs for Southtowns AWTF Influent Pumping System Energy & Environment 
COMM. 9E-5 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Authorization to Accept FY19 Hazmat Grant  Public Safety 
COMM. 9E-6 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Department of Social Services - Budget Amendment & Renewal of Contract with International Institute for Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Program Health & Human Services
COMM. 9E-7 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Department of Social Services - Authorization to Accept Grant Funding from Redlich Horowitz Foundation & Enter into Contract with Family Help Center Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9E-8 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Approval of 2021 Summer Primetime Contract Awards Health & Human Services
COMM. 9E-9 COUNTY EXECUTIVE 2021 Transportation Projects Funding - Design Projects Bonding Funding Changed to Pay-As-You-Go Economic Development
COMM. 9E-10 COUNTY EXECUTIVE One Year Extension of Term Contracts for On-Call General Civil & Geotechnical Engineering Services Countywide Economic Development 
COMM. 9E-11 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Contract Extension of Fourth Department Appellate Division Office Space Economic Development
COMM. 9E-12 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Authorization to Contract for Acceptance of Grant Programs for FY21 Finance & Management
COMM. 9E-13 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Re-Appointment of Trustee to SUNY Erie Board of Trustees Community Enrichment 
COMM. 9E-14 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Appointment to ECMCC Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9E-15 SHERIFF Expansion of Re-Entry Programming Public Safety 
COMM. 9E-16 SHERIFF Transfer of Seized Asset Funds from Crime Stoppers WNY to FAA Pilot Certification Training Public Safety 
COMM. 9E-17 TODARO Submission Pursuant to EC Code of Ethics (Local Law #2 - 2018), Disclosure of Family Members Employed by Any Government Organization RFP 
COMM. 9E-18 MILLS Submission Pursuant to EC Code of Ethics (Local Law #2 - 2018), Disclosure of Family Members Employed by Any Government Organization  RFP 
COMM. 9E-19 LORIGO Submission Pursuant to EC Code of Ethics (Local Law #2 - 2018), Disclosure of Family Members Employed by Any Government Organization  RFP 
COMM. 9E-20 GREENE Submission Pursuant to EC Code of Ethics (Local Law #2 - 2018), Disclosure of Family Members Employed by Any Government Organization  RFP 
COMM. 9E-21 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Authorization to Contract for COVID-19 Community Outreach Services Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9E-22 BASKIN Letter to Legislature Clerk Concerning Transition of Meetings on 4/29/2021 RFP 
COMM. 9E-23 COMPTROLLER Letter to Commissioner of Personnel Regarding Facebook Posts Government Affairs 
COMM. 9E-24 MEYERS Abstention on Intro. 8-1 (2021) RFP 
       
Communications from the Departments:    

Item Number

Submitted By

Description

Reference
COMM. 9D-1 COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE Report on Managerial Confidential Overtime for First Quarter of 2021 Finance & Management
COMM. 9D-2 DEPARTMENT OF LAW Designation in Event of Vacancy, Absence or Inability Government Affairs 
COMM. 9D-3 DIRECTOR OF BUDGET & MANAGEMENT Notification of New COVID-19 Position Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9D-4 COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES Child Protective Caseloads for 03/2021 Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9D-5 COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH Updated Nursing Home Outbreak Information - 4/10/2021 Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9D-6 DEPUTY COMPTROLLER Letter to Legislature Regarding January-February Sales Tax Receipts Finance & Management 
COMM. 9D-7 DIRECTOR OF BUDGET & MANAGEMENT Notification of COVID-19 Related Budget Adjustments Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9D-8 COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH Updated Nursing Home Outbreak Information - 4/17/2021 Health & Human Services 
COMM. 9D-9 DEPARTMENT OF LAW

 Transmittal of New Claims Against Erie County

Government Affairs 
COMM. 9D-10 CLERK OF LEGISLATURE

Letter to Legislature Concerning Transition of Meetings on 4/29/21

RFP
COMM. 9D-11 DEPARTMENT OF LAW

Local Emergency Order Extensions

Health & Human Services 
       
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 9M-1 NYSDEC Invitation for Public Comment - Proposal to Address Contamination at 33-35 Norris Ave., Buffalo Energy & Environment
COMM. 9M-2 NYSDEC Invitation for Public Comment - Program Application and Draft Work Plan for the Michigan-Best Development Site at Best St., Michigan Ave. & Edna Pl., Buffalo Energy & Environment 
COMM. 9M-3 NYSDEC Announcement for Beginning of Contamination Cleanup at 837 Bailey Ave., Buffalo Energy & Environment 
COMM. 9M-4 NFTA Minutes for NFTA Board Meeting Held on 12/10/2020 Economic Development 
COMM. 9M-5 NYSDEC Fact Sheet - Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for the Michigan-Best Development Site at Best St., Michigan Ave. & Edna Pl., Buffalo Energy & Environment 
COMM. 9M-6 NYSDEC Fact Sheet - Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for 33-35 Norris Ave., Buffalo Energy & Environment 
       
Announcements  
Memorial Resolutions  
Adjournment  
       

 


 

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