Oneida County Emergency Animal Response Team Development Plans

Oneida County Disaster Planning Committee volunteers are currently developing a contingency plan regarding emergency companion animal services, followed by a plan for livestock and horses in the event of a local disaster. The Committee is looking to form an active emergency County Animal Response Team (CART) that would be ready when needed. The plan would include the development of Pet Friendly Shelter Evacuation sites throughout the county in designated disaster zones.

Picente: Renovations Bring New Life to REA Building; Manager Named for Oneida County Public Market

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has completed months of renovation work at the REA (Railway Express Agency) Wing of Union Station on Bagg’s Square in Downtown Utica. The REA Wing will house the Oneida County Public Market and will also be developed for use for other potential community activities.

Bridge Named in Honor of John “Jack” Williams

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that a resolution was passed by the Board of Legislators naming the Pinnacle Road Bridge in the Town of Paris in honor of former Oneida County legislator and former Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, John “Jack” Williams. The resolution was sponsored by Chairman of the Board Gerald Fiorini, along with Legislators Brian Miller, Richard Flisnik, and Les Porter.

Picente: Outreach Services Begin Wednesday To Assist Orion Workers

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the first steps of a coordinated, inter-agency response to the needs of Orion Bus workers will begin Wednesday, with representatives of the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development and Working Solutions Consortium providing information and assistance outreach to Orion employees. Representatives of the New York State Department of Labor will also be on hand to assist Orion workers.

Picente: Parkway Senior Center Features Inspiring Stories of Local Senior Citizens

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that an inspiring video featuring the life stories of three Oneida County senior citizens will have its premier on Thursday, May 3rd, at 10 a.m. at the Parkway Senior Center in Utica. The video was developed by the Greater Mohawk Valley Community Elderwellness Council, Inc, a non-profit affiliated with the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care.