Oneida County Children Care Initiative Completes Another Successful Year

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative of civic engagement implemented in 2009, recently completed a very successful second year. The initiative is collaboration between the Youth Bureau and community agencies who receive funding from the Youth Bureau to provide programming for youth.

Picente: Grant will help McDonough Hardwoods create 21 Jobs

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that McDonough Hardwoods, LLC, has received a $315,000 community development block grant. The Office of Community Renewal administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the State of New York. The NYS CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible cities, towns, and villages. The grant will assist the company with working capital as well as create 21 new jobs. The total cost of the project will be $4.5 million.

County to Conduct Paint Stabilization Pilot Study

“Method of Cost-Effective Interim Lead Hazard Control Sought”
The Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention Program (LPP), through its New York State Department of Health grant, will conduct a pilot project designed to study the impact of using new paints containing primer as a method of stabilizing deteriorating lead paint surfaces in Utica’s pre-1978 houses, County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.

Oneida County to Offer Civil Service Exam for 911 Center Employment

As a result of the consolidation of the New Hartford and Utica Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) into a single PSAP for the entire county, the Oneida County PSAP is in need of staff. The position of a Public Safety Telecommunicator is a civil service position within Oneida County government. The civil service examination for this position is administered by the Oneida County Personnel Department. Applications for this exam must be submitted no later than February 2nd. The exam will be given on March 19th.

Picente: Inner-City Residents Have Opportunity To Attend Free Renewable Energy Training Class

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Johnson Park Center will host a no-cost introductory training seminar on renewable energy beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 10th at JPC, located on Johnson Park in Utica’s Cornhill neighborhood.