Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at all Oneida County buildings will be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of Legislator Patricia Hudak. Patricia, or Patty as she was known by many, served for over 11 years on the Oneida County Board of Legislators. While serving on the Board, she was elected by her colleagues to the position of Minority Leader and served on a number of committees, including Ways and Means where she served from 2006 and was Vice-Chair. Patty also served as past Chair of the Rome Democratic Committee.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he is seeking an external audit of the Oneida County Board of Elections and has asked the Oneida County Comptroller’s Office to arrange for and oversee the process.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he is appointing Attorney Gregory J. Amoroso of Rome as Oneida County Attorney, replacing Linda Dillon who will retire from the position at the end of 2011.
The Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care in collaboration with the North Utica Senior Citizen Community Center and the Parkway Senior Center is calling for volunteers to prepare to assist older community residents with snow shoveling.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that new resources have been made available by state government, which has been working in partnership with local governments to address the damage caused this summer by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
End Date of the Consent Order Extended to December 31, 2021
Oneida County will have until December 31, 2021 to eliminate the sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) from its Sauquoit Creek Pump Station under an enforcement order announced by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today.
“Program Aids Employment in Construction Field’
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the tuition for EPA mandated training and certification for two veterans seeking employment in the construction field upon returning from service in Afghanistan or Iraq will be absorbed by the County’s Lead Primary Prevention Program (LPP).
The 2011-2012 Home Energy Assistance Program, HEAP, will open November 16, 2011 for regular benefits and January 3, 2012 for emergency benefits. The heating equipment repair and replacement component of HEAP began October 3, 2011. The scheduled closing date for all three components of the program is March 16, 2012.
HEAP assists eligible low-income households with heating costs, emergency heat related utility costs and applicant owned heating equipment repair or replacement.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is seeking assistance in resolving flooding problems that have impacted communities located along the Sauquoit Creek. Picente has sent a letter to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand, and Congressman Richard Hanna calling for them to work with federal officials and agencies to secure funding that will aid in developing a long-range plan that will address flooding issues once and for all.
Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr, is pleased to announce that several Aging Public Forums will be held throughout the community by the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care and the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care Long Term Council to address the needs of seniors in the county. Michael J. Romano, Director of the Office for the Aging and Continuing Care, invites all who are interested to attend one of the following forums.