Legislature Reappoints Water Authority Commissioner

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM EDT

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Legislature Reappoints Water Authority Commissioner

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM EDT

(WKBW release) The Erie County Legislature reappointed Fran Warthling to the Erie County Water Authority Board of Commissioners Thursday.

According to a news release, Warthling was approved unanimously, 11-0, in a bipartisan effort.

Warthling now enters his third term as a Water Authority Commissioner. In his testimony before the Legislature, he cited several accomplishments from his tenure being: increasing the bond rating to “AA+” twice, relinquishing health insurance benefits for board members, completing a $115 million five-year infrastructure investment program, installing stand-by power generators at all major facilities and attaining a customer satisfaction rating of 92 percent.

“I am proud to support Fran Warthling as our representative on the Water Authority Board,” said Terry McCracken (D-Lancaster), Chair of the Energy & Environment Committee. “He has always been very responsive when issues arise. I know he will continue to be proactive in finding ways to wisely spend taxpayer dollars, creating reforms and providing the best service possible. I know he has the best interests of Erie County residents at heart.”

Warthling is the owner of Warthling Properties, LLC, a property management group, and is the Vice President of Diamond Cutters of Western New York, a wholesale and retail jewelry business. He resides with his family in Lackawanna.