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Jacobs Alerts Motorists to Renew Local and Avoid Vehicle Registration Delays

Jacobs Alerts Motorists to Renew Local and Avoid Vehicle Registration Delays

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to make motorists aware that renewing your vehicle registration through the local Auto Bureau or utilizing the signature green-postage paid envelopes, can generate up to $1.5 million in additional revenue for the county and is done without any delays.

Recently the Department of Motor Vehicles identified a defect in registration documents supplied by their vendor. “According to the NYS DMV, this has prevented the printing of most registrations and window stickers that were ordered starting January 1, 2013,” said Jacobs. “As a result, there will be a delay in printing the registrations and stickers for motorists who ordered new, duplicate or renewal documents through Albany since January 1.”

County Clerk Jacobs Reminds Families to Track Santa’s Flight Around the World

County Clerk Jacobs Reminds Families to Track Santa’s Flight Around the World

Erie County, NY- County Clerk Christopher Jacobs wants to remind children, and their parents, if they want to know Santa’s whereabouts  Christmas Eve they can “track” the gift-giving journey through the NORAD Tracks Santa website.

For more than 50 years, NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which usually spends its time monitoring the air space above the US and Canada for unexplained or criminal aerospace activity, has tracked Santa’s flight using four high-tech systems- radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets.

“It started when a department store ad accidentally listed the agency's phone number as a way to follow Santa,” said Jacobs. “A NORAD worker who answered a call from a child wondering about Santa's whereabouts decided to follow the ruse and the agency has been involved with the tradition ever since.”

Jacobs to Modify Operating Hours at Erie County Auto Bureau in Cheektowaga

Jacobs to Modify Operating Hours at Erie County Auto Bureau in Cheektowaga

Goal of improving the overall customer experience remains a priority

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs announced that beginning in January 2013, the Auto Bureau in Cheektowaga will revise its hours of operations on Wednesdays and will be open from 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

The change is a result of a re-engineering study conducted by the Clerk that tracked customer usage and came about when Jacobs was visiting the Cheektowaga Auto Bureau one morning and noticed a pattern. “This location had a constant flow of customers trying to come in and conduct business with us as early as 10 a.m.,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs “Thank-A-Vet” Announces New Partnership with Metro Roberts Realty

First of its kind initiative will offer career path for Veterans

Erie County, NY County Clerk Chris Jacobs is pleased to announce a new partner in his “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program but “this goes well beyond a mere discount,” said Jacobs.
 

Metro Roberts Realty Owner Jim Roberts upon hearing of the Clerk’s “Thank A Vet” program proposed this idea to Chris Jacobs, to offer Veterans an opportunity to become a licensed real estate agent and get into real estate as a career.  Under this initiative Metro Roberts Realty will fund 100% of the start-up costs for a Veteran to become a licensed real estate agent in New York State.
 

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to remind snowmobilers to register their sleds “locally” and avoid the registration rush by doing so at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus. For information and complete instructions on how to register your snowmobiles go to www.erie.gov/registrations.

“Snow has already begun to fly and we do not want any snowmobiler to be delayed in being properly registered”, said Jacobs. “Our winters are more fun on a snowmobile and we want riders ready to enjoy the season.”

Clerk Jacobs and Marrano Homes Mark Milestone with “THANK-A-VET” Discount Program

Clerk Jacobs and Marrano Homes Mark Milestone with “THANK-A-VET” Discount Program

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, along with “THANK-A-VET” participating merchant Marrano Homes hosted a Veterans Day Outreach, where veterans were invited to enroll in the County Clerk’s “THANK-A-VET” Discount Program. The event was held in one of Marrano’s new innovative green model homes located in Princeton Estates in West Seneca.

“The program is a way for us to recognize the service and sacrifices made by the over 53,000 veterans in Erie County,” Jacobs said.  “I am delighted that Marrano Homes enlisted in our “THANK-A-VET” initiative and offers such generous discounts to veterans who purchase one of their new homes.”

This event also served to mark the programs milestone of signing-on over 350 businesses throughout Erie County and issuing over 2,000 Discount Cards to area veterans. Marrano Homes was one of the first merchants to sign-on to the program soon after Jacobs took office.

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner-Up to Support Our Veterans

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner-Up to Support Our Veterans

Erie County, NY- Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving a real caffeine jolt to Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program.  “We at Dunkin’ Donuts love our veterans, and our participation in the Erie County Clerk’s “Thank-A- Vet” Discount Program shows how grateful we are for their service to our country,” stated Timothy E. Cloe, whose firm Northern Star Restaurant Management Inc., has been running Dunkin’ Donut franchises in Erie, Chautauqua and portions of Niagara counties since March 2011.

All Erie County Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be offering 10% discount to Veterans presenting the Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” discount card. 

“I am pleased to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts to offer this discount to our veterans,” said Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. “Veteran’s Day is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate our nation’s heroes, and the Thank-A-Vet Discount Program allows us to show our gratitude all year long.”