Buffalo, NY – It’s been a month since an Erie County Comptroller’s report was released, showing questionable actions by workers at the Bureau of Weights and Measures.
Edwin Gonsiorek is accused of storing his classic car in a county building and falsifying county reports resulting in hefty fines to local businesses.
Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo wants Gonsiorek to report to the Finance and Management committee meeting. Lorigo says an email invitation was sent to Gonsiorek to attend the committee’s June 19th meeting, but Gonsiorek didn’t show.
"Its a huge issue. There are problems with the fines and fees Mr. Gonsiorek has levied going back several years. These aren't fines and fees on just large corporations, they're on small mom and pop businesses that are the life blood of our community," said Lorigo.
The Poloncarz administration does not know why Gonsiorek didn’t attend the last committee meeting, but did say Gonsiorek is free to talk to the committee.
Eyewitness News tried several times to reach out to Gonsiorek for comment on this story, but he hasn’t responded back. Larigo has once again invited Gonsiorek to attend the next Finance and Management committee meeting on Monday.
“When we request someone who runs a county department to come, typically they do. If he doesn't show up again, then we'll subpoena him and we have that power," said Lorigo.