GRIFFO LAUNCHES FOUR-COMMUNITY "COFFEE & CONVERSATION" OUTREACH SERIES
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he will be reaching out to local residents through a four-stop “Coffee & Conversation” series that will begin in Utica from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. December 1st at the Marr-Logg Restaurant on Culver Avenue. Griffo will also visit coffee shops in Boonville, Deansboro, and Rome.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR ERIC FAISST
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County Health Department Director Eric Faisst is leaving Oneida County to assume a similar position in Madison County.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER TED MOHR
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County Social Services Commissioner Ted Mohr is retiring from his post effective December 31st.
GRIFFO BEGINS COUNTYWIDE PROJECT AIMED AT CONSOLIDATION
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced in partnership with the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, he will begin a major effort to examine the potential for consolidations of services among public safety agencies to improve protection and reduce costs.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY HELPS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RESPOND TO QUESTIONS ON PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County is sending all local governments a booklet designed to help local officials respond to public health questions, particularly regarding a pandemic or other infectious disease outbreak.

Elected Official's Guide to Public Health

GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY DEVELOPS PREPAREDNESS STEPS TO PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL OF AVIAN FLU
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County is developing a multi-step preparedness approach to address the potential of an avian flu pandemic.
GRIFFO:  NO TAX INCREASE IN 2006 ONEIDA COUNTY BUDGET
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today unveiled his proposed 2006 county budget, which holds the budget for county property taxes stable for the second consecutive year.
GOVERNMENTS, AGENCIES WILL PARTNER TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS FOR KATRINA VICTIMS
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that County Government and local agencies will work collaboratively to assist relief efforts aimed at helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina through the Oneida County Katrina Aid Partnership. 
GRIFFO UNVEILS ENERGY ACTION AGENDA, CALLS FOR 5 SALES-TAX FREE WEEKS ON GASOLINE
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today released a series of long-and short-range action items to address soaring gasoline prices, increased home heating costs and promote greater conservation and reliance upon alternative energy sources.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY WILL ADOPT A COUNTY TO HELP HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County will initiate an “Adopt-a-County” project in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
GRIFFO WILL IMPLEMENT SALES TAX CUT
County Executive Releases Financial Forecast; Outlines Multi-Year Vision for Oneida County’s Fiscal Health
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that the county’s 1.5% sales tax will be cut by a third starting December 1, 2006.
GRIFFO:  APPLEBEE'S NAMES ONEIDA COUNTY EMPLOYER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today thanks Applebee’s Restaurant for its selection of Oneida County as Employer of the Month for August, entitling all Oneida County employees to a 10% discount.
GRIFFO WILL REJECT PAY INCREASE IF COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he will reject any scheduled salary increases for the duration of his term in any years when the county budget requires a property tax levy increase.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR ONEIDA COUNTY RESIDENTS
County Executive Joseph A. Griffo is helping residents afford medications by offering a discount drug program to residents of Oneida County , New York .  The innovative program, which will be available to all Oneida County residents beginning July 1, 2020 , will provide discounts of up to 21 percent for branded prescription drugs and discounts of up to 38 percent for generic prescription drugs at no cost to the County.

Oneida County Drug Discount Program
Questions & Answers

Participating Pharmacies

GRIFFO'S VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMS TAX EXEMPTION SIGNED INTO LAW FOR ONEIDA COUNTY
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today signed into law a proposal he had developed to provide a property tax credit to Oneida County’s volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
WHOOPING COUGH' REPORTED IN AREA SCHOOLS
Eight cases of pertussis, a highly contagious respiratory disease commonly known as Whooping Cough, have been reported locally since May 19th

PERTUSSIS FACT SHEET

BRAC 2005
Department of Defense Recommendations

NEADS:  Unchanged
ROME LABPortion to be realigned

DFAS: Closed

List of Affected Military Installations in New York State

GRIFFO RELEASES COUNTY'S FIRST VEHICLE REPLACEMENT POLICY 05-25-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today released the county’s first-ever countywide vehicle replacement policy as a step towards maximizing efficiency.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY PLANS TO PARTICIPATE IN NEXT TWO SALES TAX-FREE WEEKS 05-24-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he is asking the Oneida County Board of Legislators to approve the return of sales tax-free shopping to Oneida County during sales tax-free shopping weeks in late August and next January.
GRIFFO:  NEW BUDGET REPORT SHOWS COUNTY ON TRACK AFTER FIRST QUARTER 05-23-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today released the county’s first-ever Quarterly Progress Report, which covers the first quarter of the county’s 2005 fiscal year and reports that the budget appears to be on track to meet projections.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR RESTAURANT FACILITY AT UNION STATION ANNOUNCED 04-21-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced the release of a Request for Proposal which seeks to identify interested parties to enter into a lease to operate the restaurant facility at Union Station.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

GRIFFO PROPOSES COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BREAK FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, AMBULANCE CREWS
04-13-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he is sending the Oneida County Board of Legislators a proposed local law to create a property tax exemption targeted for Oneida County ’s volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
Griffo Names Panel to Outline Future For Oneida County Airport 04-07-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced the appointment of a committee to propose long-term options for the future of the current Oneida County Airport.
Oneida County is receiving federal Military Airport Program funding to renovate Griffiss Park’s airfield.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY TO SUE DRUG MAKERS OVER MEDICAID PRESCRIPTION OVERCHARGES 03-09-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County will file a lawsuit in Federal Court against major drug manufacturers, alleging that the defendants engaged in fraudulent and deceptive conduct resulting in millions of dollars of overcharges for which taxpayers had to foot the bill.
LEADERS FROM AROUND STATE JOIN GRIFFO TO CALL FOR STATE ACTION TO CAP MEDICAID 03-02-05
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today issued this statement in response to the Wednesday, March 2, Cap Medicaid Now rally in Utica.  “What this rally showed is that Medicaid is causing tremendous hardship to taxpayers everywhere in New York State. The pain is so great that it can no longer be ignored, and we are working together to make sure it is not ignored,” Griffo said.
GRIFFO:  OVERHAUL GOVERNMENT THROUGH REFORM, RESTRUCTURING 01-04-05
Speaking to more than 250 students, elected officials and community members at Westmoreland High School, Griffo called for reforms at all levels of government and a reduction in the size and scope of costly programs such as Medicaid.
GRIFFO DELIVERS STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS Jan. 4th  at WESTMORELAND HIGH SCHOOL
Speech Broadcast on BOCES Distance Learning Network
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he will deliver his 2005 State of the County Address at Noon on Tuesday, January 4th at Westmoreland High School .

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