Erie County, NY

Erie County, NY This is the official page of Erie County, NY. Follow for news, alerts, and other information. Erie County is a metropolitan center located on the western border of New York State covering 1,058 square miles and consisting of 3 cities and 25 town governments.
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It has almost a million residents. Erie County is governed under a home rule charter which provides for the separation of legislative and executive functions. County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, elected to a four year term, is the chief executive officer of the County. The County Legislature, consisting of 11 members elected to two year terms, is the County's governing body. Other elected positions are Comptroller, County Clerk, District Attorney, and Sheriff.

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The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has announced additional "Shot and a Chaser" vaccination clinics:• May 12: ...
05/08/2021

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has announced additional "Shot and a Chaser" vaccination clinics:

• May 12: Flying Bison Brewing Company in Buffalo;
• May 15: Steelbound Brewery & Distillery in Springville; and
• May 15: Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo.

Register for any clinic at: erievax.powerappsportals.us

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has announced additional "Shot and a Chaser" vaccination clinics:

• May 12: Flying Bison Brewing Company in Buffalo;
• May 15: Steelbound Brewery & Distillery in Springville; and
• May 15: Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo.

Register for any clinic at: erievax.powerappsportals.us

Now that walk-ins are widely available, it's easier than ever to get your COVID-19 vaccine—just come in, get the shot, h...
05/08/2021

Now that walk-ins are widely available, it's easier than ever to get your COVID-19 vaccine—just come in, get the shot, hang-out for 15 minutes, then go about your day.

Of course, you can still schedule an appointment—as early as the same day! Call the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Vaccine Hotline at 716-858-2929, or visit: erie.gov/covid19/vaccine

Now that walk-ins are widely available, it's easier than ever to get your COVID-19 vaccine—just come in, get the shot, hang-out for 15 minutes, then go about your day.

Of course, you can still schedule an appointment—as early as the same day! Call the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Vaccine Hotline at 716-858-2929, or visit: erie.gov/covid19/vaccine

⚠️ ENDING TODAY: the 2021 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale. There's still time to get your order in at: eriecompostersale....
05/08/2021

⚠️ ENDING TODAY: the 2021 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale. There's still time to get your order in at: eriecompostersale.ecwid.com

Cc: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

⚠️ ENDING TODAY: the 2021 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale. There's still time to get your order in at: eriecompostersale.ecwid.com

Cc: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

05/07/2021

Please Share: Our Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has a full schedule of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in May in Buffalo. If you or someone you know still needs to be vaccinated please call our Vaccine Hotline at 716-858-2929 to schedule an appointment at any of these upcoming clinics.

Via County Executive Mark Poloncarz: "For the past months, the Toronto Blue Jays have been working with the Buffalo Biso...
05/07/2021

Via County Executive Mark Poloncarz: "For the past months, the Toronto Blue Jays have been working with the Buffalo Bisons, City of Buffalo, and Erie County to bring the Jays back to Buffalo and it starts on June 1 with fans in the stands!"

"I support having a full house at every game - 100% capacity - but all must be vaccinated for it to happen. So #GetVaccinated!"

Visit: erie.gov/covid19/vaccine

Buffalo, we’re BACK!
We’ll see you June 1st 👋

Do you get too much junk mail or unwanted phone calls? Then register for the next broadcast of "Take the 'Con' out of Co...
05/07/2021

Do you get too much junk mail or unwanted phone calls? Then register for the next broadcast of "Take the 'Con' out of Consumer" on Thursday, May 13, from the Erie County Office of Consumer Protection. This episode will focus on the Do Not Call Registry and how to avoid the unwanted mail so many of us receive.

You must pre-register at: erie.webex.com/erie/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4e843ff02270538ce998ac294f32cbcc

More info about the office at: erie.gov/ConsumerProtection

Sign up for broadcast fourteen: Do not Call/Unwanted Mail. Broadcast date: 5/13/2021 at 3 pm. To register, https://erie.webex.com/erie/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4e843ff02270538ce998ac294f32cbcc
Erie County, NY

The 2021 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale ENDS TOMORROW! Get your order in at: eriecompostersale.ecwid.com Cc: Erie County...
05/07/2021
Welcome to the Erie/Niagara County 2021 Earth Day Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale

The 2021 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale ENDS TOMORROW!

Get your order in at: eriecompostersale.ecwid.com

Cc: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

Erie County, in partnership with the Western NY Stormwater Coalition, is excited to again offer area residents discounted Compost Bins & Rain Barrels at our Spring 2021 sale. Orders must be placed by May 8th• Pick-up date/time and location are options to select as items are added to your order. Di...

FBI Buffalo Warns of Grandparent Scams
05/07/2021
FBI Buffalo Warns of Grandparent Scams

FBI Buffalo Warns of Grandparent Scams

Jeremy Bell, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo Field Office, issues an alert about a costly scam that is occurring throughout western Ne...

The Erie County Department of Social Services has released eight Requests for Proposals.To see these and other RFPs, go ...
05/07/2021

The Erie County Department of Social Services has released eight Requests for Proposals.

To see these and other RFPs, go to: erie.gov/purchasing

For more information on Erie County Department of Social Services RFPs, visit www.erie.gov/purchasing

The Erie County Clerk's Office has created a brochure to help those interested in starting a new business, outlining the...
05/07/2021

The Erie County Clerk's Office has created a brochure to help those interested in starting a new business, outlining the resources available and answering questions new business owners may have.

Visit: www2.erie.gov/clerk/business

The Erie County Clerk's Office has created a brochure to help those interested in starting a new business, outlining the resources available and answering questions new business owners may have.

Visit: www2.erie.gov/clerk/business

05/07/2021

🩸 ConnectLife has declared a blood emergency based on high demand from traumas and surgeries & low supply.
According to CDC, COVID-19 vaccines in use do not interfere w/ blood donation - there is no waiting period. Make an appt. at (716) 529-4270.
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Timeline Photos
05/07/2021

Timeline Photos

EXCITING NEWS!
Beginning May 10, the Shoreline Trail Enhancement construction project will be starting and continue through the summer, this will include the repaving and selective reconstruction of approximately 5.5 miles of the Shoreline Trail from Niawanda to Aqua Lane Park in the City and Town of Tonawanda. This will result in some closure of the trail while sections are being repaired. Detours will be made available where possible.

If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need (Alzheimer's, developmental disabilities,...
05/07/2021

If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need (Alzheimer's, developmental disabilities, dialysis, mobility impaired, service animal, etc.), the people whose job it is to respond when you call for help in an emergency need to know. Click to fill out the Emergency Services Functional Needs Registry Form to make your needs known to local emergency assistance officials.

Data will be kept strictly confidential. Go to: www2.erie.gov/emergencyservices/functional-needs-registry-form

If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need (Alzheimer's, developmental disabilities, dialysis, mobility impaired, service animal, etc.), the people whose job it is to respond when you call for help in an emergency need to know. Click to fill out the Emergency Services Functional Needs Registry Form to make your needs known to local emergency assistance officials.

Data will be kept strictly confidential. Go to: www2.erie.gov/emergencyservices/functional-needs-registry-form

Are you age 55 or over? Looking to upgrade your job skills? Need information on career choices? Seeking full- or part-ti...
05/06/2021

Are you age 55 or over? Looking to upgrade your job skills? Need information on career choices? Seeking full- or part-time employment?

Start with these resources compiled by Erie County Senior Services: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/employment

#seniors #jobs #employment

Are you age 55 or over? Looking to upgrade your job skills? Need information on career choices? Seeking full- or part-time employment?

Start with these resources compiled by Erie County Senior Services: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/employment

#seniors #jobs #employment

PUBLIC WEBINAR: May 19, 6 – 8 PM, on Erie County's Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update, designed to make our communities...
05/06/2021

PUBLIC WEBINAR: May 19, 6 – 8 PM, on Erie County's Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update, designed to make our communities more resistant to losses from natural and man-made disasters, and to enable eligibility for federal funding. All interested residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to attend and review the plan.

Details & meeting link at: eriecountynyhmp.com/events/risk-assessment-review-webinar

For more info, contact Melissa Calhoun at Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services: (716) 858-6578

PUBLIC WEBINAR: May 19, 6 – 8 PM, on Erie County's Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update, designed to make our communities more resistant to losses from natural and man-made disasters, and to enable eligibility for federal funding. All interested residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to attend and review the plan.

Details & meeting link at: eriecountynyhmp.com/events/risk-assessment-review-webinar

For more info, contact Melissa Calhoun at Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services: (716) 858-6578

You can "Name the Gnome!" Win gnome-tastic prices by giving our Healthy Lawns Gnome a name.Enter by May 15. Go to erie.g...
05/05/2021

You can "Name the Gnome!" Win gnome-tastic prices by giving our Healthy Lawns Gnome a name.

Enter by May 15. Go to erie.gov/HealthyLawns for contest instructions…
…and learn more about how you can take the pesticide-free pledge and make your lawn a safe home for the gnomes!

Cc: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County

You can "Name the Gnome!" Win gnome-tastic prices by giving our Healthy Lawns Gnome a name.

Enter by May 15. Go to erie.gov/HealthyLawns for contest instructions…
…and learn more about how you can take the pesticide-free pledge and make your lawn a safe home for the gnomes!

Cc: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Via our EC200 - Erie County Bicentennial page, here are two easy recipes for Chicken Tinga and Chur...
05/05/2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Via our EC200 - Erie County Bicentennial page, here are two easy recipes for Chicken Tinga and Churros:

Photos from Mark Poloncarz's post
05/05/2021

Photos from Mark Poloncarz's post

Check-out "Library by Mail" a new FREE service that brings library materials to the homebound through the mail—offered b...
05/05/2021

Check-out "Library by Mail" a new FREE service that brings library materials to the homebound through the mail—offered by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

Learn more at: buffalolib.org/locations-hours/library-mail

Questions? Call: 716-858-7156
…or email: [email protected]

Cc: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Check-out "Library by Mail" a new FREE service that brings library materials to the homebound through the mail—offered by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

Learn more at: buffalolib.org/locations-hours/library-mail

Questions? Call: 716-858-7156
…or email: [email protected]

Cc: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is engaged in its first large-scale expansion in over a century, and Erie ...
05/05/2021

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is engaged in its first large-scale expansion in over a century, and Erie County is proud to support the project. The gardens are owned by the people of Erie County, and this expansion will better accommodate visitors to one of our region's most unique—and increasingly popular—cultural gems.

More at: buffalogardens.com

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is engaged in its first large-scale expansion in over a century, and Erie County is proud to support the project. The gardens are owned by the people of Erie County, and this expansion will better accommodate visitors to one of our region's most unique—and increasingly popular—cultural gems.

More at: buffalogardens.com

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

Use our Real Property Parcel Search to look up real property information, including tax history, on properties in Erie C...
05/05/2021

Use our Real Property Parcel Search to look up real property information, including tax history, on properties in Erie County. Delinquent Erie County property taxes may be paid online, and taxpayers who own property in the City of Buffalo may pay their current county property taxes online.

Go to: www2.erie.gov/ecrpts/real-property-parcel-search

Use our Real Property Parcel Search to look up real property information, including tax history, on properties in Erie County. Delinquent Erie County property taxes may be paid online, and taxpayers who own property in the City of Buffalo may pay their current county property taxes online.

Go to: www2.erie.gov/ecrpts/real-property-parcel-search

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 PM (via Zoom). Provide your input on the proposed Agribusiness Park to s...
05/04/2021
The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 PM (via Zoom). Provide your input on the proposed Agribusiness Park to support Southtowns growers on the site of the former Eden-Angola airport.

Registration Required: ecidany.com/agpark

Cc: Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency is a public benefit corporation created to promote and assist private sector industrial and business development in Erie County

Here are the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) pop-up vaccination clinics for the upcoming weeks. More to be anno...
05/04/2021

Here are the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) pop-up vaccination clinics for the upcoming weeks. More to be announced soon.

Sign-up and learn more at: bit.ly/erievax …or call (716) 858-2929.

Here are the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) pop-up vaccination clinics for the upcoming weeks. More to be announced soon.

Sign-up and learn more at: bit.ly/erievax …or call (716) 858-2929.

05/04/2021

DEADLINE TOMORROW: Wednesday, May 5th is the deadline for local organizations to apply for Erie County, NY Arts & Cultural Funding. Learn more & apply: erie.gov/cultural

"May the 4th be with you."(Via EC200 - Erie County Bicentennial)
05/04/2021

"May the 4th be with you."

(Via EC200 - Erie County Bicentennial)

The Sith Lord has returned to the Museum! However, the Museum Jedi and Sith Lord have entered into a truce to protect the galaxy- making sure to wear their masks and follow social distancing protocols.

Check out our Instagram and Facebook stories today for a May the 4th surprise!

Erie County Senior Services, in collaboration with community partners, offers the Going Places Transportation Program as...
05/04/2021

Erie County Senior Services, in collaboration with community partners, offers the Going Places Transportation Program as a service to older adults (aged 60+).

For more info, including service areas & instructions on scheduling a ride, go to: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/transportation

#seniors #transportation

Erie County Senior Services, in collaboration with community partners, offers the Going Places Transportation Program as a service to older adults (aged 60+).

For more info, including service areas & instructions on scheduling a ride, go to: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/transportation

#seniors #transportation

05/04/2021
▶️ LIVE at 2:00 PM: #COVID19 media update. County Executive Mark Poloncarz & Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Co...
05/04/2021

▶️ LIVE at 2:00 PM: #COVID19 media update. County Executive Mark Poloncarz & Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Commissioner Gale Burstein will update the community on COVID-19 developments and Erie County's response.

Livestreamed on this page (facebook.com/ErieCounty) & youtube.com/ErieCountyNY

MEDIA: Media may access the conference through a Webex link that will be communicated by email to local newsrooms. Reporters should plan to log in about five minutes prior to the start of the press conference. A pool video feed will be available. See graphic for detailed advisory.

More resources at: erie.gov/COVID19

Need vaccine information? The schedule for the Erie County #COVID19 Information Line (716.858.2929) is:• Weekdays: 8 AM ...
05/03/2021

Need vaccine information? The schedule for the Erie County #COVID19 Information Line (716.858.2929) is:

• Weekdays: 8 AM – 6 PM
• Saturday: 9 AM – 12 noon
• Sunday: closed

More info at: erie.gov/covid19

Cc: Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Need vaccine information? The schedule for the Erie County #COVID19 Information Line (716.858.2929) is:

• Weekdays: 8 AM – 6 PM
• Saturday: 9 AM – 12 noon
• Sunday: closed

More info at: erie.gov/covid19

Cc: Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

05/03/2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This past year has been a difficult one for many, thank you to our partners in the mental health community for their good work promoting wellness & reducing stigma. And remember: it's okay to ask for help.

For more resources, visit: erie.gov/mentalhealth

05/03/2021

JOB FAIR TOMORROW: May 4th from 11AM -2PM, join dozens of the region's top employers and growing startups at the Virtual Be in Buffalo Career Fair.

Register today: https://bit.ly/3mSw8pc

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95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY
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Erie County is a metropolitan center located on the western border of New York State covering 1,058 square miles and consisting of three cities and 25 town governments. It has almost a million residents. Erie County is governed under a home rule charter which provides for the separation of legislative and executive functions. County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, elected to a four-year term, is the chief executive officer of the County. The County Legislature, consisting of 11 members elected to two-year terms, is the County's governing body. Other elected positions are Comptroller, County Clerk, District Attorney, and Sheriff.


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Please tell me the county will reconsider using the convention center!! There is NO PARKING available (without cost). I've been saying for months - get it to the Primary Care doctors and care centers!! Comments Eileen Leary Shelly Chodora Seel I agree 100%. Parking is critical. But they do need centralized distribution due to vaccine storage requirements, centralized database training, equitable distribution, etc. the convention center is not the answer. They need pa… See More · Reply · 3h Patti Scarfia Why not use the fairgrounds? · Reply · 46m Eileen Leary Fairgrounds...good option. How about all the banquet halls that have absolutely no business these days. Hearthstone, Samuels Manor, etc. They have ample parking, WiFi, multiple rooms for social distancing, etc. If they are open for 15 hours (use the other hours for cleaning please) and they vaccinate 200 per hour, they can get to their goal. Find a banquet hall in the north, city, and south. Easy peasy! This is not rocket science....it has been done before on a smaller scale and Florida is handling it nicely on a large scale. Fly someone to Lee County to see their system. One thing that Lee County has that Buffalo does not is good weather! Thus they are using tents.
"When voters entrust someone with the power and responsibility of public office, they expect them to work on behalf of the best interests of our community." #HowardJohnson said this on December 20, 2020. So my question to you Mr. Howard Johnson is how true do you stand to your words? It has been brought to my attention that a good friend of yours who pushes your campaign is in fact a known criminal. When the voters entrust you with power and responsibility of public office, how do we know you will work on behalf of the best interests of our community and not your friends? Will you be impartial or have no moral sensibility?
Why does Erie County have no places to get vaccine. I’m considered in tier 1b, essential worker. But still we wait. What’s going on.
Is there a Facebook group associated with genealogy for the Lancaster Village area of the county? One of my great aunts, Louisa Laveing, lived there for decades and am interested if any relatives of her family are still in that area.
Mayor #ByronBrown Commissioner #byronlockwood The primary objectives of the #buffalopolicedepartment include: protecting life and property, preventing crime, suppressing criminal activity, apprehending and prosecuting violators of the law, regulating non-criminal conduct, and preserving the peace. Members are supposed to respond to calls, take appropriate action regarding any violation of the law, maintain a strictly impartial attitude and be courteous, and they shall take a neutral position in dispute of a civil nature (See https://www.bpdny.org/.../BPD-MANUAL-OF-PROCEDURES...). Furthermore, employees shall not participate directly or indirectly, in any unlawful compromise between complainants and offenders and are expected to give both badge number and name when requested (Officer Dickson refused to give me his name). Unfortunately, Officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 has taken it upon himself to conduct himself in a manner that is outside the scopes of the Buffalo Police Department's manual of procedures. This officer has discriminated against me and tried to file false charges on me, he then retaliated against me for giving a witness statement to Internal Affairs about himself, he has been partial to me and my property (I have the officer on video refusing to watch evidence to a crime, calling me a liar for the second time, depriving me of my property against the Constitution and Buffalo manual of procedures, etc.), told me to remove my cameras off my house without due process when there is high level of vandalism and criminal damage to my property, deprived me of full use and access to my property, and he has taken a position which is clear in a civil dispute. I have an order of protection in place with 5 outstanding warrants against the person Officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 has taken a side with and abused his power to criminally prosecute me on false charges because of it. Officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 has made several attempts to make an unlawful compromise between me and the offender over the last 5 months. I am in Supreme and Criminal Court and any and all compromises will go through a Court of Law, not a partial police officer. Due to the officers rogue behavior, partial attitude, and abuse of power I hereby request that this officer is to never be dispatched to my home again. I do not wish for this officer to set one foot on my property as I am in fear of him continuing to retaliate against me for filing good faith complaints which I have a legal right to do. I fear the relationship with the officer and my offender is friendly in nature and that is why he has committed the acts above. I am attaching a copy of the video where officer Dickson was partial to me, depriving me of my property, refusing to take the appropriate action to define a crime, and falsely charging me with harassment. I do not feel safe nor protected when this officer is dispatched to my home. On the contrary, I feel undue stress and fear of retaliation. I plead that this officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 is no longer allowed to respond to calls involving my person or home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc6MyWc4cZ8&feature=youtu.be
The vaccination appointments that are cancelled this week should be rescheduled the first day vaccines are back. The people who have appointments on these days should not be out of luck.
Good job liberals, you NY people who voted for this government, don't whine, since you got the exact government you voted for.
Cuomo and crew..Do as they say not as they Do Serving Gail Bernstein and Mark Polancarz at their homes today on Thanksgiving...but they both, as did Cuomo, traveled for Thanksgiving so we missed them. Once again...do as they say not as they do. Hypocrites. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10225442801763954&id=1442574074 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=133521205217111&id=100056776974225 https://artvoice.com/2020/11/26/thanksgiving-protestors-serve-papers-to-mark-poloncarz-and-gail-burstein/ Do as they say not as they do. He said NOT to travel for Thanksgiving and he, Polancarz, and DOH Hit squad leader Gail 'OT QUEEN' Berstein leader ALL traveled for Thanksgiving. Are you FED UP WITH their LIES and HYPOCRISY YET ?!
why did the Holling senior homes apts here at 1 holling dr.. 14216 .. STOP .. letting us recycle ? no more green bins
This is a evil racist city. God curse you all bigots
Why am I receiving prerecorded calls after 9pm on my home phone? Thought no calls after 9 and besides I completed my census in April! 🤬