Governor Cuomo Announces Major Step for Nano Utica Initiative

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approves Wetlands Permit, Paving the Way for Major Development and Significant Job Creation at Marcy anocenter

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 permit for the Marcy Nanocenter site, enabling the next phase of the Nano Utica initiative. This includes the construction of a 450 MM enabled wafer fabrication campus and significant local job creation that will further solidify New York’s global position as a leader in semiconductor manufacturing and nanotechnology.

Picente Announces 6th Annual Oneida County Sidewalk Art Contest will be held the Week of July 7th

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the 6th Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest will take place the week of July 7th at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 will have the opportunity to draw a positive scene on a single sidewalk slab with sidewalk chalk.

Youth Bureau Seeks Grant Applications for 2015 to Operate High-Quality Youth Programs

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations and cities, towns and villages that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities during 2015.

Picente Kickoffs Off Union Station Centennial Weekend Celebration

Joined By Historical Societies Picente Unveiled The Commissioned Centennial Plaque

County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. alongside members of Oneida County’s Board of Legislators, Elected officials and historical preservation organizations such as the Landmark society and the Historic Railroad Society and others officially kicked off Union Station’s three day Centennial Celebration. Historic Boehlert Center at Union Station in Utica opened in 1914.

Strong Management and Sound Fiscal Discipline lead to 1.5Million dollar Surplus

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced that final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2013 show that the county has achieved an unaudited operating surplus of $1.5Million

“We have ended the year once again with an operating surplus by practicing good government and proving our commitment to fiscal responsibility. You see this commitment in today’s announcement and in the recent raising of the County’s credit rating. ” Said County Executive Picente

Residents affected By The Flood of June 2013 Will Have Important Tax Relief Available

Under the ‘Mohawk Valley and Niagara County Assessment Relief Act,’ home and business owners in Oneida County whose properties sustained major damage in the flooding of 2013 can apply for a property tax reassessment, if their 2013 assessed value did not reflect this damage. This legislation is important tax relief for local property owners who sustained significant damage in last year’s major flooding.

“Healthy Neighborhoods” Grant Focuses On Helping Residents Living In Older Rome Area Housing

Picente: “We’ll Address Health Issues Associated with Some Aged Housing Stock”

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a grant of more than a million dollars being awarded to the Oneida County Health Department for the purposes of improving environmental health surveillance in neighborhoods of Rome and adjoining towns having aged housing stock that creates conditions that lead to  health concerns among the occupants.