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Agenda for Session No. 15 - July 22, 2021  - Meeting to Begin at 12:00 P.M.
Roll Call  
Invocation    Ms. Vinal  
Pledge of Allegiance    Mr. Todaro
Tabled Items      

Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting     


Minutes of Previous Meetings –  Meeting No. 14

Public Hearing      
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
LORIGO Welcoming Adrienne Grace Co. to East Aurora
GREENE Celebrating Four Decades of Local Journalism at the Akron Bugle
VINAL Recognizing Angel Swann on Being Honored as the Amherst Chamber of Commerce MWBE Business of the Year
JOHNSON Remembering Arthur Edward "Juini" Booth
GREENE Celebrating the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
TODARO Recognizing and Honoring Capozzi Paving and Concrete
MEYERS Congratulating and Honoring Carolanne Hackett on Her Retirement as a Member of the Cheektowaga Police Department
TODARO Recognizing and Honoring Cellino Plumbing
LORIGO Honoring Chief Daniel Denz Upon the Occasion of His Retirement
CHIMERA & JOHNSON Honoring and Recognizing Dion Dawkins of the Buffalo Bills for Hosting Dion's Dreamers "Christmas in July" 716 Day
VINAL Remembering Dr. Herschel J. Balsom
JOHNSON & BASKIN Remembering and Honoring the Life of Jarred John "Weeze" Barker
GREENE Celebrating and Commemorating Jeffrey Maine Upon the Occasion of His Retirement
BASKIN Congratulating and Honoring Jillian Hanesworth, Buffalo's First Poet Laureate
VINAL Congratulating Joseph Mack on Being Drafted to the MLB
TODARO Honoring Jon Taffer and the Launch of His Premium Cocktail Mixers
GREENE Congratulating Joseph Mack on His Selection in the MLB Draft
MILLS Honoring and Recognizing Marion Louise (Rucker) Williams Upon the Occasion of Her 100th Birthday
JOHNSON & BASKIN Recognizing the Frank E. Merriweather Library for Dedicating and Naming Their Auditorium after Eva M. Doyle
TODARO Recognizing and Honoring Michael Brown and The UPS Store
MILLS Honoring and Recognizing the National Buffalo Wing Festival Upon the Occasion of its Twentieth Anniversary
MILLS Honoring and Recognizing the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce as it Celebrates the Sixteenth Anniversary of Taste of Orchard Park
LORIGO Honoring Peter Moore for Receiving a National Award
MILLS Honoring and Recognizing Sarah Stuhr for Earning the Gold Award, the Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
JOHNSON Remembering Shaquelle Darnell Walker, Jr.
MEYERS Honoring the St. Joseph Campus for Sister of Charity Hospital's COVID Unit as Citizen of the Month for July 2021
TODARO Honoring Valint's Meats Upon the Occasion of Their Grand Opening in Lancaster
VINAL Honoring the Williamsville East Boys Baseball Teams on Winning the 2021 Section VI Class A-1 Final

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 Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 2-1 7/20/21 Baskin, Johnson, Vinal & Meyers A LL titled, "The Erie County Minority and Women Business Enterprise Equality and Modernization Act of 2021"  
LL Intro. 3-1 7/20/21 Baskin, Meyers, Vinal & Johnson A LL titled, "The Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021"  
Committee Reports:      
Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 15-1 BASKIN Eight-Year Review & Recertification & Consolidation of Agricultural Districts 5 (Marilla), 12 (Wales), & 13 (Elma)   
INTRO. 15-2 MILLS Legislature Appointment to Represent the Farm Bureau on the Board of Directors for the EC Soil & Water Conservation District    
INTRO. 15-3 TODARO Appropriation of 2021 Public Benefit Funding for Alden  American Legion Post #1377   
INTRO. 15-4 GREENE Transfer of Surplus Property to the Town of Clarence   
INTRO. 15-5 LORIGO, GREENE, TODARO & MILLS Creation of the EC Small Business and Not-for-Profit Relief Program  
INTRO. 15-6 BASKIN & JOHNSON Establishing an EC Gun Violence Alleviation Alliance   
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number From the Description  
COMM. 14E-2 (2021) COMPTROLLER Requesting Authority to Contract - External Quality Review of EC Audit Division  
COMM. 14E-24 (2021) COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Authorization to Apply - NYSDEC Organics Management & Food Waste Drop-off Program Funding  
Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description  
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 15E-1 COMPTROLLER EC 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Finance & Management
COMM. 15E-2 SHERIFF Authorization to Accept Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Grant Public Safety 
COMM. 15E-3 COMPTROLLER Letter to Personnel Commissioner Regarding Health Information Disclosure  Health & Human Services 
COMM. 15E-4 COUNTY EXECUTIVE EC Medical Examiner's Office - Morgue Renovation   
COMM. 15E-5 COUNTY EXECUTIVE 134 West Eagle - Fuel Tank Replacement & Upgrades   
COMM. 15E-6 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Extension of Term Contracts - On-Call Emergency Bridge & Culvert Engineering Services   
COMM. 15E-7 COUNTY EXECUTIVE Letter to Comptroller Concerning Security Measures & Safety in Rath Building Public Safety 
COMM. 15E-8 COUNTY EXECUTIVE ECSD No. 3 - RFP for Southtowns Phase 1 & 2 Expansion Project Energy & Environment 
COMM. 15E-9 COUNTY EXECUTIVE PILOT Agreement - Folwell Apartments Project, City of Buffalo Economic Development 
COMM. 15E-10 DISTRICT ATTORNEY Authorization to Contract/Issue PO  
COMM. 15E-11 BASKIN  Notice of Public Hearing Concerning LL Intro. 1-1 (2021) Energy & Environment 
COMM. 15E-12 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Authorization to Accept Funding & Enter into Contracts for Extended Hours of Youth Engagement Activities   
Communications from the Departments:    

Item Number

Submitted By


COMM. 15D-1 DEPUTY COMPTROLLER Law Department Spending for 05/2021 Finance & Management
COMM. 15D-2 DPW COMMISSIONER Letter to Comptroller Concerning SUNY Erie Roofing Funding Economic Development 
COMM. 15D-3 COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH Updated Nursing Home Outbreak Information - 06/2021 Health & Human Services 
COMM. 15D-4 DEPUTY COMPTROLLER Sales Tax Receipts for 05/2021 Finance & Management 
COMM. 15D-5 DEPARTMENT OF LAW Local Emergency Order Extensions Health & Human Services 
COMM. 15D-6 DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING Public Hearing Minutes for Agricultural District Modification Energy & Environment 
COMM. 15D-7 CLERK OF LEGISLATURE Notice of Public Hearing Concerning LL Intro. 1-1 (2021) Energy & Environment 
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference

COMM. 15M-1

BOTANICAL GARDENS Letter to Chair of Legislature Regarding Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity  Community Enrichment
COMM. 15M-2 NFTA Board Meeting Minutes for Meeting Held on 3/25/2021 Economic Development 
COMM. 15M-3 ASSIGNED COUNSEL PROGRAM Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2021 Finance & Management 
COMM. 15M-4 ASSIGNED COUNSEL PROGRAM Financial Report & Cash Basis for Period 1/1/21 - 6/30/21 Finance & Management 
Memorial Resolutions  








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