GRIFFO:  COUNTY ACTS TO SUPPORT COSMOPOLITAN CENTER, LOANS DAVID MATHIS TO ENSURE SERVICES CONTINUE
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today said Oneida County is acting to support the Cosmopolitan Center and provide vital services to the youth of Utica.
GRIFFO:  VETERANS' SERVICE AGENCY'S ROME OFFICE CLOSING FOR TWO DAYS AS PART OF MOVE TO VA CLINIC
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that the Oneida County Veterans’ Service Agency’s Rome office will be closing two days next week so that all files and office equipment can be transferred to the new site in the Donald J. Mitchell VA Outpatient Clinic at Griffiss Business and Technology Park.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM BEGINS TAKING APPLICATIONS NOV. 20TH
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that the application period for town and village residents impacted by flooding in the storms that hit Oneida County in June will begin on Monday, November 20th.

2006 Disaster Relief Application

GRIFFO FREEZES TAX LEVY, LIMITS SPENDING IN PROPOSED 2007 ONEIDA COUNTY BUDGET
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today released his proposed 2007 Oneida County budget, which keeps property taxes stable and cuts county General Fund spending below the current General Fund budget.
GRIFFO SECURES $1 MILLION FROM STATE TO DEMOLISH BROADACRES
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he has secured $1 million in funding from Gov. George Pataki to demolish the former Broadacres Skilled Nursing Facility in Deerfield.
GRIFFO CALLS FOR THRUWAY TO BUILD E-Z PASS INTERCHANGE IN MARCY
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today called for the New York State Thruway Authority to enhance the region’s transportation system by developing an E-Z Pass Interchange in Marcy.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES IMPROVED SERVICES FOR ONEIDA COUNTY VETERANS
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that the Oneida County Veterans’ Service Agency will be relocating its Rome office into the Donald J. Mitchell VA Outpatient Clinic located on the grounds of Griffiss Business and Technology Park.
GRIFFO:  SAFE STREETS PROGRAM GIVES UTICA YOUTH CONSTRUCTIVE, POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County will fund “Safe Streets – 2006,” a program to offer Utica young people increased recreational outlets, positive programming and alternatives to the streets. Griffo said the project will also provide financial assistance to support programming at the Cosmopolitan Center.
GRIFFO ISSUES STATE, FEDERAL REGIONAL RELIEF CONTACTS FOR ONEIDA COUNTY RESIDENTS WITH FLOOD DAMAGE
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today advised Oneida County residents who suffered property damage at their homes or businesses due to the recent massive flooding that struck Upstate New York to contact agencies as soon as possible to begin the process of getting assistance.
GRIFFO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN ONEIDA COUNTY
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County due to the heavy rains that have resulted in flooding conditions at various locations across the county. The State of Emergency took effect at 6 a.m. and will continue for the next five days as local communities and governments deal with flooding and other damage from recent rains
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GRIFFO DIRECTS HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE HEALTH IMPACTS OF POWER LINE PLAN
Declaring the proposed New York Region Interconnect power line proposal “a public health emergency waiting to happen,” Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he has directed the Oneida County Health Department to work in cooperation with the local effort to investigate the potential health impacts of the project, particularly its route through densely populated areas in and around the city of Utica.
GRIFFO:  ONEIDA COUNTY JOINING REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE TO FIGHT POWER LINE
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today said that Oneida County will be joining a regional steering committee to coordinate efforts aimed at blocking the proposed New York Region Interconnect Power Line.
ONEIDA COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO SIGN UP FOR ELECTIONS INSPECTOR TRAINING
Board of Elections Commissioners Patricia Ann DiSpirito and Angela Pedone Longo and Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today urged Oneida County residents to participate in the democratic process by signing up for training to become election inspectors.
GRIFFO PROPOSES COUNTY CONTRIBUTE $50,000 TO FIGHT NYRI POWER LINE PROJECT
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today said he has asked the Oneida County Board of Legislators to commit $50,000 to support the regional effort under way to block the proposed New York Region Interconnect power line from Marcy to New Windsor.
GRIFFO LEADS REGIONAL ACTION AGAINST POWER LINE
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today said he will lead a conference call of county officials next week to build a regional coalition against the proposed New York Region Interconnect power line from Marcy to New Windsor.

PETITION OPPOSING THE POWER LINE

GRIFFO BEGINS ONEIDA COUNTY ACADEMY 
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that County Government is recruiting local citizens for the first class of the Oneida County Academy, an innovative project designed to help Oneida County citizens better understand the issues that face County Government and how County Government works.
GRIFFO:  COUNTY BEGINS GPS TRACKING SYSTEM TO MONITOR SEX OFFENDERS
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County is implementing his plan to use a GPS tracking system to provide 24/7 monitoring of the most serious sex offenders living in Oneida County.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING FOR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo announced today that the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center will increase its ability to protect children and prosecute those who harm them.
GRIFFO STARTS EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TO PROVIDE EARLY WARNING TO COUNTY RESIDENTS
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that his proposal to implement a new emergency notification system that can help protect residents in the event of fast-moving emergency situations will be implemented in mid-March.
GRIFFO SCHEDULES "COFFEE CHAT" FOR FEBRUARY 28TH AT CASAB'S IN NEW HARTFORD
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced his first “coffee chat” of 2006 will be held at Casab’s Restaurant on Genesee Street in the village of New Hartford on Tuesday, February 28th, beginning at 6:30 am.
GRIFFO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF PROBATION DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR AL BELMONT
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that Oneida County Probation Department Director Al Belmont is among the veteran county employees participating in the County’s Early Retirement Program.
GRIFFO SAYS REVIEW OF COUNTY STRUCTURE WILL PRECEDE FILLING DEPARTMENT HEAD VACANCIES
Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today provided a look at the three-step process being used to combine the opportunity for county government restructuring with the need to provide leadership in departments affected by transitions at the department head level.
GRIFFO CALLS FOR CONSOLIDATION, HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN 2006 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS
Calling for strong, active partnerships to build on Oneida County’s successful efforts of 2005, Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today issued a call for bold efforts to streamline government through consolidation, and to seek state action to build on existing homeland security and cybersecurity assets to create a new Center of Excellence devoted to Homeland Security.

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