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2008 Archives

Brooks Announces New "Monroe Manufactures Jobs" Program

Wed, Dec 10 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County has launched a new program in partnership with Monroe Community College to better meet the high demands of the local manufacturing industry.

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Brooks Lights Christmas Tree And Kicks Off Holiday Concert Series

Mon, Dec 01 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks led a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Atrium of the County Office Building and kicked off the 2008 Holiday Concert Series.

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Brooks, Dinolfo Kick Off 5th Annual "Coats for Seniors" Program

Wed, Nov 26 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks and County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo kicked off the fifth annual “Coats for Seniors” program. The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, will collect and distribute winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County.

Press Release (pdf, 187.8k)

Drop Off Locations (pdf, 10.7k)

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Brooks Announces Holiday Viewing Plans for "Clock of the Nations"

Wed, Nov 26 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) has developed a plan with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to grant non-traveling visitors security access to view the historic “Clock of the Nations” this holiday season.

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Brooks Unveils New Public Safety Mobile Communications Unit

Thu, Nov 20 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined several County and City representatives and emergency services personnel for the unveiling of the new Mobile Communications Unit (MCU).

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Brooks Unveils “One Second, Everything Changes” Traffic Safety Exhibit

Tue, Nov 18 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by public safety officials from Steuben and Monroe Counties to unveil the “One Second, Everything Changes” traffic safety exhibit. The exhibit is part of a compelling joint effort to raise safe driving awareness and education among young and new drivers, conveying that all it takes is “one second” to “change everything.”

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Brooks' 2009 Budget: No Property Tax Increase

Wed, Nov 12 2008

Fifth Consecutive Balanced County Budget Preserves 2008 Property Tax Cut; Holds Spending Below Rate of Inflation with No Service Reductions.

2009 Budget Press Release.pdf.pdf (pdf, 123.9k)

2009 Proposed Budget (pdf, 4260.1k)

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Brooks Announces XLI Corporation is Business of the Month

Fri, Oct 31 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that XLI Corporation, a precision manufacturer, has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month.”

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Brooks Announces Pharmaceutical Waste Collection

Thu, Oct 02 2008

County Executive Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services, County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police and Wegmans Food Markets have partnered to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection event.

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County Executive Maggie Brooks to Co-Marshal the 2008 Columbus Day Parade

Thu, Oct 02 2008

Join County Executive Brooks as she Co-Marshals the 2nd annual Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, October 11th, 2008 at 11:30 AM.

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Brooks Launches “Refill Not Landfill” Campaign To Protect Environment

Tue, Sep 30 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks launched the Refill Not Landfill campaign, the latest initiative in Monroe County’s efforts to protect the environment.
Click Here To Visit The Refill Not Landfill Page

Press Release (pdf, 99.2k)

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Upstate County Executives Announce Mandate Relief Commission

Wed, Sep 24 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks , Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney embarked on a statewide tour to announce the creation of the Upstate Mandate Relief Commission.

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Brooks, Clinton Cut The Ribbon on New Adecco Facility

Tue, Sep 23 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton cut the ribbon on Adecco USA, Inc.’s new Eastern Shared Services Center located in Rochester Technology Park in Gates.

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Brooks Announces Lanovara Specialty Foods, Inc. Is Business Of The Month

Tue, Sep 09 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Lanovara Specialty Foods, Inc., a leading wholesale food distributor, has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month”.

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Brooks Announces Southwest Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, Sep 02 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) will collaborate with the towns of Gates, Chili, Wheatland, Riga and the villages of Scottsville and Churchville for an appointment only, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection.

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Brooks Unveils County’s 'Green' Alternative Fuel Station

Fri, Aug 22 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks, along with representatives from RIT and General Motors, unveiled the new Monroe County Green Fuel Station on Scottsville Road. The station is the latest in the County’s efforts to make environmental protection a top priority. The new facility includes a hydrogen fuel cell station, several grades of ethanol fuel and B-20 biodiesel.

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Brooks Unveils Restored Historic Midtown Clock At Airport

Wed, Aug 13 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks unveiled Midtown Plaza’s historic Clock of the Nations at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

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Brooks Announces Drapery Industries, Inc. is Business of the Month.

Fri, Aug 08 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Drapery Industries, Inc. has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month”. “I am proud to announce Drapery Industries, Inc. as the Monroe County Business of the Month. Drapery Industries is a great company and I am proud to have them right here in our community,” said Brooks.

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Brooks Announces $50,000 Grant For Local Literacy Program

Fri, Jul 25 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Mercier Literacy Program founder George Mercier to announce that Monroe County will award funding to the non-profit to be used to expand its literacy program to additional Rochester City Schools.

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Brooks Unveils New Elephant Splash Pool

Wed, Jun 25 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Seneca Park Zoo officials for a ribbon cutting of the new Elephant Splash Pool.

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Brooks Announces Stefan Sydor Optics, Inc. Is Business Of The Month

Wed, Jun 25 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Seneca Park Zoo officials for a ribbon cutting of the new Elephant Splash Pool.

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Swimming At Ontario Beach Starts Saturday

Fri, Jun 20 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park will open for the 2008 Season on Saturday, June 21, which is the first full-day day of summer.

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BROOKS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR PROPERTY TAX CAP

Fri, Jun 20 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced her support for Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed cap on school property taxes.

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BROOKS ANNOUNCES LOCAL MAJOR COMIDA REFORMS TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY

Tue, Jun 17 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced three new reforms that will help ensure accountability in decisions made by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA).

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Brooks Calls On Governor To Restore Day Care Funding

Thu, Jun 12 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks called on Governor David A. Paterson to close a nearly $12 million gap in state funding for subsidized child care.

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Free Movies In County Parks Is Back For 2008

Tue, Jun 10 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will launch its 2008 Season this summer.

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MONROE COUNTY TO HOST NORTHWEST REGIONAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Wed, May 28 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will launch its 2008 Season this summer.

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Brooks Calls For End to Rancor at MCC

Fri, May 23 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks called on the Monroe Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees to end the divisiveness and hidden agendas that have tarnished the current presidential search and begin a new process to select a President.

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County's Historic Dentzel Carousel Opens Friday for its 103rd Season at Ontario Beach

Thu, May 22 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, will open for the 2008 Season on Friday, May 23 rd

Press Release (pdf, 115.1k)

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Brooks: 7,191 Residents Participate in Final Virtual Town Hall

Thu, May 22 2008

The meeting was the fourth and final in a series to seek input from taxpayers to address the significant financial resource gap facing the community.

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Brooks Announces Projects Approved by COMIDA

Thu, May 22 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved assistance for five local economic development projects.

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Brooks Launches Major Reforestation Effort

Thu, May 15 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved assistance for five local economic development projects.

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Brooks Hosts Third Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Thu, May 15 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks hosted her third Virtual Town Hall Meeting to seek input from taxpayers in an effort to address the significant financial resource gap facing the community.

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County to Display Midtown Totem Pole at Zoo

Thu, May 15 2008

The Monroe County Legislature voted to accept the donation of the Midtown Totem Pole for permanent display at Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo.

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Brooks Announces Peko Precision Products Business Of The Month

Thu, May 01 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that PEKO Precision Products, a multi-faceted, advanced center for technology and product commercialization, has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month”.

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Brooks: 8,500 Residents Participate In First Virtual Town Hall

Tue, Apr 29 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that 8,500 County residents participated in last evening’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting. The meeting was the first in a new series to seek input from taxpayers to address the significant financial resource gap facing the community.

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Brooks Celebrates Arbor Day By Planting Trees With Local Youth

Fri, Apr 25 2008

In celebration of Arbor Day, County Executive Maggie Brooks planted Japanese maple trees alongside local schoolchildren at the Ronald McDonald House.

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Brooks Delivers 2008 State of the County Address

Wed, Apr 23 2008

On Tuesday, April 22nd, County Executive Maggie Brooks delivered her State of the County Address at the RIT Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.

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County To Host Computer Recycling Event During Earth Week

Mon, Apr 14 2008

Continuing her successful efforts to promote a cleaner, greener environment, County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County will host a computer recycling event on April 19th.

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Monroe County to Restore Historic Midtown Clock

Fri, Apr 11 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Airport Authority will restore and exhibit Midtown Plaza’s historic “Clock of the Nations.”

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Brooks Announces 2008 Airshow

Wed, Apr 09 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the 2008 ESL International Airshow will be held on July 26 th and 27 th at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

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Brooks, Midtown Announce Expansion Project

Wed, Apr 02 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Glenn William, Midtown General Manager, for the groundbreaking of Midtown Athletic Club's $7 million expansion project.

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Annual Spring Flower Show Opens At Highland Park’s Lamberton Conservatory

Fri, Mar 21 2008

County Executive Brooks announced the opening of the 2008 Spring Flower Show at the Lamberton Conservatory. This seasonal exhibit is a popular annual tradition at Highland Park.

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Brooks and Quatro Denounce Governor's Budget

Wed, Mar 05 2008

County Executive Brooks announced the negative impact of Governor Spitzer’s proposed 2008-2009 Executive Budget on Monroe County taxpayers.

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Brooks Announces CMI is Business of the Month

Wed, Feb 27 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Color Methods, Inc., (CMI) a premier audiovisual services company, has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month”.

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Brooks Awarded Veterans Honor

Thu, Feb 21 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was named Woman of the Year by the Monroe County Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Brooks Announces Projects Approved by COMIDA

Wed, Feb 20 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved assistance for eight local economic development projects.

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Brooks, Frontier Announce Monroe County Wireless Initiative

Wed, Feb 13 2008

County Executive Brooks joined representatives from Frontier Communications, the City of Rochester, Greece, and Pittsford to announce Phase I of the Monroe County Wireless Initiative.

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Monroe County DOT Receives Best Practices Award

Wed, Feb 06 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County DOT has been honored with the 3M “Benchmark County Traffic Safety for 2007” Best Practices award.

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Brooks Announces Weapons Seizure

Fri, Jan 25 2008

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced the recent confiscation of firearms and ammunition in Scottsville.

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Brooks Launches Employee Fitness Contest

Fri, Jan 04 2008

Monroe County begins second year of Wellness Program.

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Brooks Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Wed, Jan 02 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that residents can once again recycle their Christmas trees, free of charge, at a number of locations across Monroe County.

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Brooks Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Wed, Jan 02 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that residents can once again recycle their Christmas trees, free of charge, at a number of locations across Monroe County.

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Brooks Announces Flower City Printing is January Business of the Month

Wed, Jan 02 2008

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Flower City Printing has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for January.

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