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2005 Archives

Commissioners announce new voting equipment display January 5, 2006

Fri, Dec 30 2005

Commissioners Peter Quinn and Tom Ferrarese announced today that they have arranged with three vendors to provide our community with a first look on January 5, 2006 at equipment that the vendors intend to submit to New York State for certification.

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Passport Services To Be Unavailable in Auto License Bureaus

Thu, Dec 29 2005

By order of the Federal Government, the Monroe County Clerk’s Office will no longer be able to accept U.S. Passport applications at its Auto License Bureaus, both permanent and mobile, effective Tuesday, January 3, 2006.

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Brooks Issues County’s Deteriorated Paint Pilot Project Report

Fri, Dec 02 2005

County Executive Maggie Brooks issued a report detailing the results of Monroe County’s Deteriorated Paint Pilot Project. Brooks directed the Monroe County Health Department and Monroe County Human Services Department to jointly conduct the pilot program in order to benchmark the risk of lead poisoning in housing units occupied by public assistance clients.

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Legislature Adopts Brooks’ 2006 Budget

Tue, Nov 15 2005

A Bi-Partisan Super Majority of Monroe County Legislators voted to adopt County Executive Maggie Brooks’ 2006 Monroe County Budget. The County Executive’s budget was approved “as proposed,” without any amendments.

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Brooks Announces Opening Of Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) For 2005-2006

Mon, Oct 31 2005

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the 2005-2006 heating season’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will open on November 1st this year.

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Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge Opens To Traffic On November 1st

Fri, Oct 28 2005

The Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge will be open to vehicular traffic beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The structure will remain in place through March 31, 2006.

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Brooks Appointed to Federal Medicaid Commission

Fri, Jul 08 2005

Monroe County Executive is the only public official from a local government named to the national panel

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Brooks Announces New Medicaid Savings Initiative

Tue, Jun 28 2005

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced a new “home-grown” initiative to reduce the cost of Medicaid, without affecting services or patient care. Monroe County physicians are now being encouraged to voluntarily adhere to prescribing standards for their Medicaid patients.

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Brooks Applauds Xerox For Investment In Monroe County

Thu, Jun 23 2005

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today joined in announcing that Xerox Corporation will invest $59 million to build and equip a 120,000 square foot plant in Webster to produce a new specialized toner for printer cartridges. The company will create more than 40 new jobs and retain another 50 jobs.

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Brooks Hosts Medicaid Reform Summit

Wed, May 11 2005

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks hosted a Medicaid Reform Summit with leaders representing county governments in the Central/Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Joining Brooks at the Summit were: Onondaga County Executive Nicholas J. Pirro, Chemung County Executive Thomas Santulli and representatives of Oneida, Wayne, Livingston and Genesee Counties.

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Renaissance Square Project Partners Introduce Design Architect Moshe Safdie

Fri, Apr 15 2005

County Executive Maggie Brooks introduced Moshe Safdie, of Moshe Safdie & Associates, as the Design Architect for the Renaissance Square project. The Design Architect will spearhead a team that also consists of an Associate Architect, Mechanical/Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer and Construction Consultant.

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Dinolfo Announces Passport Savings Day On Saturday April 16

Wed, Apr 13 2005

Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo today announced a Passport Savings Day on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the County Clerk’s Office, 39 W. Main St. The office will be open to conduct passport transactions only. Passport Photos will be available at the reduced price of $5.00 on Saturday only.

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Brooks Announces Technology Strategy Details

Wed, Apr 13 2005

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Upstate Telecommunications Company, the Local Development Corporation formed to modernize, streamline and update Monroe County’s technology infrastructure, is now fully operational and has begun preliminary work.

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Monroe County Files Suit over Inflated Drug Costs

Fri, Apr 01 2005

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that Monroe County is filing a lawsuit in federal court against 77 drug companies for falsely inflating the prices of prescription drugs purchased by Medicaid in Monroe County.

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Renaissance Square Project Partners Announce Recommended Design Team

Tue, Mar 29 2005

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Main & Clinton Local Development Corporation’s Proposal Review Team has offered recommendations for the five Prime Consultants who will jointly form the Renaissance Square Design Team. Main & Clinton LDC is the entity formed to manage the Renaissance Square Project.

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Brooks Calls For Medicaid Reform In Albany

Tue, Jan 04 2005

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today joined County Executives from across New York, and representatives of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), to collectively call for much needed Medicaid reform from Albany.

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