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Erie County Legislature Public Hearings

Public hearings conducted by the Erie County Legislature are held in the Legislative Chambers (unless otherwise noted) located at Old County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Remarks and presentations from all speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. 


Public Hearing Notice/Media Advisory 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to New York State Tax Law, Section 1432 and General Municipal Law, Article 2, Section 6-d, the Erie County Legislature will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 2:00 P.M., at 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Buffalo, New York 14202.  

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear public comment concerning: 

  • The appropriation of $12,500,000 of Transfer Tax revenue from the Erie County Road Repair Reserve Fund (budgeted 2023 revenue) for road and bridge work in 2023 and 
  • The appropriation of $7,485,000 of prior year surplus Transfer Tax revenue from the Erie County Road Repair Reserve Fund for road and bridge work in 2023.  


Dated:            Buffalo, New York, February 1, 2023

By:                  Robert M. Graber, Clerk, Erie County Legislature 



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Regulation on Reporting for Elected and Appointed Officials


Standard Work Day Explained:

Correctly reporting the number of days worked during a reporting period helps ensure the benefits your employees receive are accurate. But, since elected and appointed officials usually do not work a fixed schedule or have preset hours, determining the number of days they’ve worked requires a different process.

Without a standard work day, you cannot determine the correct number of days worked to report for an official. Since retirement benefits are based in part on service credit, correctly reporting the number of days these members work during a reporting period helps ensure the benefits they receive are accurate.

The Erie County Legislature establishes standard work days for your elected and appointed officials by adopting a resolution.

The Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution must be adopted at the first regular meeting held after the first 180 days of taking office, or whenever a new elected or appointed office is established.  This resolution must be filed with the Office of the State Comptroller within 45 days of adoption.

Additionally, the resolution must be posted on the public website for at least 30 days; if there is a current resolution, VIEW IT HERE

(NOTE: If "VIEW IT HERE" is an inactive link, then there is no current Standard Work Day Resolution to view.) 


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Phone: (716) 858-7500
Fax: (716) 858-8895

Erie County Legislature
92 Franklin Street - 4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

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