GRIFFO:  TWO COUNTY DEPARTMENTS MOVE INTO 235 ELIZABETH ST. BUILDING 12-08-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that two county offices are completing their relocations into county-owned facilities at 235 Elizabeth St., the building that also houses the Law Library.
GRIFFO:  COUNTY NEEDS MEDICAID SALES TAX TO MEET RUNAWAY MEDICAID COSTS 10-05-04
Saying that “the Medicaid system is broken and we are going broke paying for it, "Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today unveiled his 2005 budget proposal, which freezes the county property tax levy and imposes a 1.5% Medicaid Sales Tax.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES ONEIDA COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH FESTIVAL ON 9/25
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County will hold a major community health event. Griffo said the Oneida County Community Health Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25th, at Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford. The event is co-sponsored by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
GRIFFO:  'EYE-OPENING' FARM TOUR SHOWED STRENGTH, POTENTIAL OF COUNTY FARMS 09-08-04
After a day touring Oneida County farms and agribusinesses, Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today saluted Oneida County’s farmers and offered his support for efforts to increase the economic impact of this vital part of Oneida County’s economy.
NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed was in town to speak to students at Proctor High School and will headline a fundraising dinner.  County Executive Griffo presented Willis with a certificate as an honorary resident of Oneida County
GRIFFO:  VIDEO TO PROMOTE AFRL INSIDE THE BELTWAY 08-26-04
County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today unveiled a promotional video which has been produced as part of the effort to keep the Air Force Research Laboratory off a list of proposed military installation closings next year.
GRIFFO URGES YOUTH TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS AT AVE, PAVE GRADUATION CEREMONY 08-05-04
GRIFFO:  MAP FUNDING CREATES NEW POTENTIAL TO GROW JOBS
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today said that the Federal Aviation Administration multi-million-dollar Military Airport Program (MAP) grant to upgrade the Griffiss Park airfield will create long-term regional economic growth.
GRIFFO LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE TO REFORM MEDICAID AND REDUCE COSTS 07-19-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo  today urged Oneida County residents to make their voices heard while there is still time for state legislators to implement Medicaid reform, and unveiled an e-petition that will be available for residents to sign on-line.

MEDICAID PETITION FORM

GRIFFO SPEAKS TO BOYS STATE 06-28-04
Morrisville, NY - Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo addressed the annual ‘Boys State Convention’ today. 
GRIFFO:  SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY BEING SOLD ON EBAY 06-21-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County has begun using the on-line auction house eBay for selling surplus county property
GRIFFO RAISES ONEIDA COUNTY FLAG FLOWN IN AFGHANISTAN BY ARMY RESERVISTS 06-16-04
Praising their dedication to the cause of freedom, Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today was joined by members of the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion of the U.S. Army Reserve for a special Flag Day ceremony outside the Oneida County Office Building in Utica.
TIMPANO, GRIFFO ANNOUNCE COUNTY FINISHED 2003 WITH SURPLUS 06-02-04
Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano and Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County closed out fiscal 2003 with an operating surplus of $200,000 in its general fund, primarily due to cost savings from holding open employee position vacancies and unanticipated revenue.
GRIFFO URGES DRIVERS TO BUCKLE UP AS PART OF STATEWIDE TRAFFIC SAFETY EFFORT 05-24-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today reminded Oneida County drivers that local law enforcement agencies will be on the alert over the next two weeks as part of a statewide enforcement effort to increase seat belt use.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO LABOR-MANAGEMENT COUNCIL 05-20-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced the appointments to the county’s Labor-Management Council, which will meet in the month of May.
GRIFFO SENDS RESPONSE TEAM TO SHERRILL TO ASSIST ONEIDA LTD. RETIREES 05-14-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that two county departments are setting up outreach hours in Sherrill to help Oneida County residents impacted by Oneida Ltd.’s decision to terminate group health insurance for the company’s retirees.
Griffo Visits Clinton High School Economics Class
GRIFFO:  HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNVEILS PROJECT INCREASING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE 05-04-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today unveiled an innovative project to help Oneida County’s diverse cultural populations overcome language barrier issues when they need health care.
GOVERNOR PATAKI IN UTICA TO THANK AREA ARMY RESERVISTS FOR THEIR SERVICE 04-30-04
Governor George E. Pataki was in Utica today at the Army Reserve Center . Governor Pataki visited with US Army Reservists from the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion who have served in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
GOVERNOR PATAKI IN ROME TO MARK ARBOR DAY 04-30-04
Governor George E. Pataki was in Rome today to celebrate Arbor Day and announce a new round of grants for Cities across the state for reforestation and beautification.
CONGRESSMAN MCHUGH MEETS WITH AREA LEADERS TO DISCUSS ETHAN ALLEN PLANT CLOSING 04-30-04
Rep. John M. McHugh (R-23) was in Utica today to meet with area leaders to discuss the recent announcement of the Ethan Allen plant closing in Boonville.
BOSTON MAYOR TOM MENINO VISITS UTICA
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was in Utica today as a special guest of County Executive Griffo.  Mayor Menino spoke at a luncheon to the public.  The event was sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce.
CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER MOVES TO NEW HOME 04-29-04
County Executive Joseph A. Griffo and Oneida County District Attorney Michael Arcuri were on hand April 29th to officially open the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center in Utica
ONEIDA COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOSEPH A. GRIFFO ADDRESSED STUDENTS AT THE ANNUAL DWI-TRAFFIC SAFETY SPONSORED EVENT HELD AT MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 04-29-04
GRIFFO PLEDGES FULL EFFORT TO ASSIST ETHAN ALLEN EMPLOYEES, FAMILIES 04-20-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today pledged a long-term partnership to help the employees and families affected by the planned closing of the Ethan Allen plant in Boonville.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY, GRIFFISS INSTITUTE CREATE IT INTERNSHIPS FOR TEENS 04-15-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County will provide at least 50 disadvantaged youth with information technology (IT) internships this summer through a partnership with the Griffiss Institute for Information Assurance.
GRIFFO:  GIVE COUNTIES FLEXIBILITY ON SALES TAX EXEMPTION PERIODS 04-15-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he is asking the Oneida County Board of Legislators to support his call for increased flexibility for counties that want to extend a sales tax break to their residents.
GRIFFO:  DECISION ON VERNON DOWNS A BIG WIN FOR THE REGION'S ECONOMY 03-17-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today called the State Racing and Wagering Board’s action to approve a license for Vernon Downs "a huge step forward for our region’s economy.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY PANEL BEGINS REVIEW OF LEASED OFFICE SPACE 02-16-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that a panel designed to reduce costs by reviewing County Government’s leases for office space has held its first meeting.
GRIFFO READS WITH WATSON-WILLIAMS STUDENTS, CALLS READING 'VITAL TO EVERYONE'S FUTURE'
GRIFFO CALLS FOR REFORMS IN STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS  02-12-04
Declaring that Oneida County needs tax stability and more job growth to achieve its potential, Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today presented his 2004 State of the County Address to students and community leaders at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus.

GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY HELPS BUSINESSES HURT BY ANTI-SMOKING LAW
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County will immediately begin granting waivers to businesses that have lost money due to the state’s indoor smoking ban. Griffo also announced a revised enforcement policy designed to ensure compliance with the law.
ONEIDA COUNTY CHANGES WEB SITE TO OCGOV.NET TO INCREASE ACCESS, PROMOTE E-GOVERNMENT 01-15-04
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County has simplified its Web site address to www.ocgov.net to make it more concise and user-friendly, and is also updating departmental pages to provide more information and give visitors an opportunity to engage in e-government activities.
ONEIDA COUNTY EXECUTIVE  JOSEPH A. GRIFFO'S INAUGURAL SPEECH
GRIFFO:  2004 BUDGET BEGINS NEW ERA OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today unveiled his 2004 budget proposal, calling it "a major step that creates a climate of fiscal responsibility and accountability in County Government." 
New York State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi visits Oneida County 7/09/03

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