As the weather warms, it’s important to be on the lookout for new invasive species growth in our homes and forests like giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and the spotted lanternfly. These are just a few. Knowing how to identify and report them is crucial.
MOOG Asks for Tax Break Before Expansion Project
The project is estimated to cost between $70 million and $80 million, which includes the cost of construction and the equipment. Moog is requesting an break in taxes from Erie County that they say will help their growth and keep them in WNY.
Extended Outreach Center Hours for Passport Applicants
The Outreach Center in West Seneca, will be open with expanded hours every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for new first-time passport holders.
Marilla Receives County Grant Funding for Community Center
Renovations to the community center will be possible by funds from Erie County’s Community Development Block Grant program.
Erie County’s Fiscal Stress Score Improves
Any score of 45 or above indicates a local government is susceptible to, or in moderate or significant fiscal stress under the State Comptroller’s rating system.
State Continues to Advise People of Ongoing Covid Infections
Erie County is currently one of the 19% of counties nationwide that are classified as low communty levels. Governor Kathy Hochul encouraged fellow New York residents to continue using the tools to protect against and treat COVID-19.
County Clerk to Continue Purple Heart Ceremony
Veterans or surviving family members of veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart may submit their request to be included in the 2022 edition of the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit by July 29.
Slate of “New Aurora Republicans” to Challenge Incumbents in Aurora Republican Committee
A group of 20 local Republicans announced that they have come together to form a campaign group known as the “New Aurora Republicans” to challenge the incumbent members of the Aurora Republican Committee.
Councilman Seeks to End Marilla Secession Talks
Marilla councilman Brian Nolan has made a case to discontinue talks of seceding from Erie County based on research and questions over loss of resources. Supervisor Gingrich has said that a portion of the next work session on May 24 will be devoting to the topic.
A Path to the Expansion of Broadband is on the Horizon
Erie County, in conjunction with the broadband consulting firm ECC Technologies, has officially released a preliminary plan for the development of an Open Access Networ, aiming to connect municipalities and other community anchor institutions such as libraries and schools across nearly 400 miles of fiber optic broadband infrastructure.