Countdown Begins on Remodeling, Repairing and Paint Rules

New EPA Regs Aimed at Decreasing Lead Poisoning”

In less than a month, all contractors who perform renovations, painting and remodeling that might disturb lead-based paint in houses, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 will be required to meet stricter guidelines under the new regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oneida County Health Department officials said today.

Picente Announces Countywide Response To Google RFI

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County, in collaboration with SUNYIT, has responded to a Request For Information (RFI) put out by Google. Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. Communities across the country are vying to be the test sight for this Google experiment. 

Partnership Initiative Reduces Lead, Saves Energy

“Window Replacement Classes Precede New EPA Regs”

A public-private ‘green partnership’ between the county’s Lead Primary Prevention Pilot Program and Gro-West, Inc., will again be offering a series of instructional classes on window replacement prior to new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating lead safe work practices which go into effect on April 22, 2010.

Oneida County Children Care Initiative A Huge Success

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative of civic engagement implemented in 2009, successfully completed its first year. The initiative is a collaboration between the Youth Bureau and community agencies who receive funds to provide programming for youth through the Youth Bureau.

County Health Study Seen As Tool to Improve County Health

“University Of Wisconsin ‘Snapshot’ Supports Findings of Community Health Assessment”
A ranking of New York State’s 62 counties finds Oneida County in the middle of the pack overall for those factors influencing population health, but towards the bottom of the list in terms of overall health status; a similar conclusion to those of the recently completed Community Health Assessment, health department officials announced today.