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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.

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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Senator Grisanti Asks Judge For Maximum Penalties Against Tonawanda Coke

Senator Grisanti Asks Judge For Maximum Penalties Against Tonawanda Coke

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-Buffalo) today submitted a letter to the Chief District Judge of the United States District Court asking for the maximum fine that is allowed by law to be handed to Tonawanda Coke Corporation for the illegal actions and willful violation of environmental law that resulted in health-related problems and illnesses for some residents who live near the Tonawanda Coke facility.
 
As chairman of the New York State Senate's Environmental Conservation Commission, Sen. Grisanti believes his request to Chief District Judge William M. Skretny for the maximum monetary penalties be levied against Tonawanda Coke for the environmental health and safe harm done to residents of Western New York calls for accountability to be taken upon the corporation.