Picente: Oneida County Gets OK to Access Federal Military Airport Program Funds

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County has received re-designation under the Military Airport Program (MAP) so that Griffiss Airport can receive federal funding set aside for capital projects that are transforming former military facilities. The airport has been re-designated for a period of five years, through the 2016 federal fiscal year.

Picente Joins Partners for Announcement of New Program to Support At-Risk Students

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. will join representatives of local community partners, including the Community Foundation, Mohawk Valley Community College, and the Literacy Coalition at a news conference to announce an exciting new program aimed at helping young people achieve the dream of college.

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Place: MVCC Educational Opportunity Center, 524 Elizabeth Street, Utica (corner of Elizabeth Street & Third Avenue in downtown Utica).

Picente: County ebay Sales Hit $2 Million Dollar Mark

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that the Oneida County ebay program of using surplus items as a revenue-generating mechanism for the county has hit $2 Million in revenue.

The program began in July of 2004 as a way to sell off surplus items that County Departments were no longer going to use, but which could still have a usable life to someone else. Under the program, all items any department designates as surplus are reviewed by the staff of Oneida County’s Purchasing Department to determine what can be sold.