Picente Asks For Budget Extension

Due to a number of extenuating circumstances, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has requested an extension on the time requirement for the proposed 2011 budget.  
This request comes as the County is still calculating savings from early retirees, who are not required to state their intention to retire until early October, the fact that County Executive Picente is looking to work with unions to freeze wages for this coming year, and because of the need to plan for appropriate job losses in the event that the wage freeze proposal is not accepted.