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Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Will post all “Clerk Plates” on county website and make available for all citizens

Erie County, NY - A long-held traditional perk of County Clerk’s has been the ability to dole out a limited number of “Clerk Plates” with such desirable prefixes as “EC or ER.”

County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to end this practice and plans on listing all available plates on the county website with a simple request form. “Plates will then be awarded on a first come first serve basis,” stated Jacobs. “My goal here is to remove any perception of favoritism in awarding these plates.”

Prefixes other than “EC” and “ER” that the Clerk has available are “B, BF, BL, BU, CE, and E” and are the same cost as a typical license plate which is $28.75. Approximately 70 of these plates are currently available. The “Clerk Plates” can only be issued for passenger vehicles and are not obtainable for commercial vehicles, motorcycles or trailers.

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Says Poloncarz is projecting faulty revenues for Auto Bureau

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is sounding an alarm after seeing the County Executive’s revenue estimates for the Erie County Auto Bureau for the 2014 budget year. “I am very concerned about these estimates, they are half a million more than my office projected for the Auto Bureau in our submission to the County Executive’s budget office,” said Jacobs. “I have put my concerns in writing to Comptroller Mychajliw, who is charged with reporting to the Legislature on the validity of the County Executive’s revenue estimates.”

“The Erie County Legislature needs to know that from the moment they receive the County Executive’s proposed 2014 budget that it is out of balance more than $550,000 because there is no way the Auto Bureau will hit the revenue amount the County Executive has put in his budget,” stated Jacobs.

Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) today announced he will co-sponsor legislation to waive the fee for the state's new "veteran" driver's licenses, becoming the first Western New York legislator to support an effort to drop the fee.

 

Senator Grisanti Sponsoring Electronics Recycling

Senator Grisanti Sponsoring Electronics Recycling

New York State Senator Mark J. Grisanti will host a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 28.

Electronic waste can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Country Day School, located at 1545 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda.

Old televisions, laptop and desktop computers, cellular telephones, printers, video games and other devices can be dropped off for recycling.

For a list of what items can be accepted, visit www.sunnking.com

New York State STAR Exemption - Registration Required

New York State STAR Exemption - Registration Required

ALBANY, NY - New York State Department of taxation and Finance has announced a new initiative that changes the way homeowners apply for the basic STAR Tax Exemption. The Tax Department as of August 26th, 2013 and confirmed by the department in a written statement, has mailed out 550,000 STAR registration letters to Homeowners in 17 Western Region Counties. These counties include; Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates. Including this most recent mailing, the total outreach is 2.6 million homeowners.

Grisanti Announces New Dates And Times For ‘Bringing Government To You’ Satellite Office Hours

Grisanti Announces New Dates And Times For ‘Bringing Government To You’ Satellite Office Hours

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced his district office will be holding special satellite office hours at town halls in the 60th District in an effort to interact with constituents as part of his “Bringing State Government To You” approach to representing his district that spans from Grand Island to Brant.

The new dates and times reflect a change in Grisanti’s previous efforts to interacting with the residents of his district, which includes the towns of Grand Island, Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Evans and Brant as well as the City of Tonawanda.

“These opportunities to meet with a member of my staff will help establish easy and efficient communication between my district office and my constituents,” said Senator Grisanti. “There is no cost to the taxpayer as I reach out to constituents and bring state government to their community.”

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Hamburg

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Hamburg

Environmental Conservation Committee Chairman Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will be hosting a free electronics recycling collection event in the Town of Hamburg.

"As the Chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, we must dispose of our electronics both responsibly and safely. We have previous held successful events in the Town of Tonawanda and the Town of Grand Island where we have collected literally hundreds of thousands of pounds of electronics. I hope the residents of Hamburg and the surrounding communities take advantage of this free opportunity to clean out their homes and dispose their old electronics safely," said Senator Mark Grisanti.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 17, 9am-2pm

 

WHERE:

Hamburg Town Hall

6100 South Park Avenue

Hamburg,  NY 14075

 

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