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Brooks Deploys Resources to Assist Erie County with State of Emergency

Fri, Nov 21 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks authorized the deployment of resources to assist Erie County with its current State of Emergency. The assets deployed include three Monroe County Fire Bureau Structural Collapse Rescue Teams, in addition to public works crews and equipment that will assist in an unprecedented snow removal effort.

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Brooks & Goodwill Will Partner To Host Clothing Donation Drive At Ecopark

Thu, Nov 13 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County, in cooperation with Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, will be holding a gently used clothing drive in recognition of America Recycles Day and in support of a new ‘Clothes The Loop’ state-wide textile recycling campaign. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, November 15th, at the Monroe County ecopark facility, 10 Avion Drive, 14624.

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Brooks Extends Record Tax Rate Stability: No Hike for 11th Straight Year in 2015

Wed, Nov 12 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented a balanced County Budget for 2015 that holds the property tax rate flat for a record eleventh straight year, complies with the County’s Taxpayer Protection Act by holding spending below the rate of inflation, and ensures County taxpayers will receive a Tax Rebate by coming in under the State Tax Cap.

2015 Proposed Monroe County Budget.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Brooks Kicks-Off monroe200, Invites ROC Millennials to Help Shape County’s Future

Fri, Oct 24 2014

First-of-its kind local effort to produce a comprehensive report & help guide policy

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Brooks Kicks-Off monroe200, Invites ROC Millennials to Help Shape County’s Future

Sat, Oct 25 2014

First-of-its kind local effort to produce a comprehensive report & help guide policy

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Brooks Announces New Partnership Between County & Cornell Cooperative Extension

Tue, Oct 21 2014

CCE-MC to lease office space from County in Seneca Park; County to acquire, demolish & return outdated CCE-MC office property to Highland Park

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Brooks Kicks Off 11th Annual “Coats For Seniors” Program

Tue, Oct 14 2014

County Executive Brooks was joined by County Clerk Dinolfo and Legislature Majority Leader Tucciarello to kick-off the eleventh annual “Coats for Seniors” program.  The initiative will once again collect and distribute donated winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County.

Coats for Seniors 2014.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Brooks Announces Greece Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Thu, Oct 09 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the Town of Greece to hold an appointment-only household hazardous waste (HHW) collection at the Greece Department of Public Works on Long Pond Road on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00pm.

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Brooks, Warren, & Frontier Announce New Next Generation E-911 System

Thu, Oct 02 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, City of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, and Frontier Communications Chairman & CEO Maggie Wilderotter announced the signing of an important contract between the City of Rochester/Monroe County 911 Center and Frontier Communications for a new, state of the art IP-based Next Generation E-911 system.

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County Executive Brooks Reaches Out to Local Millennials for Monroe 200

Thu, Oct 16 2014

Monroe County will soon be launching “The Monroe 200” and County Executive Maggie Brooks needs you to help make it a success.

Open Monroe 20 Letter.pdf (pdf, 215.2k)

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Brooks & Hoffman: “PLAN 2014” A Risky Deal for Property Owners & Public Infrastructure

Mon, Sep 22 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Wayne County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Hoffman voiced their opposition to the International Joint Commission (IJC) Plan 2014 that will change the current regulations controlling the level of Lake Ontario.

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Brooks Announces County To Partner With DEA For “National Take Back Day”

Mon, Sep 22 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County will once again partner with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a special pharmaceutical waste collection day. The County, local law enforcement agencies and the DEA will hold several no-cost “National Take Back Day” collection events on Saturday, September 27th, at various sites throughout Monroe County.

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Brooks Announces Calkins Road Wegmans Pharmaceutical Drop Off

Mon, Sep 15 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is once again partnering with Wegmans and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, September 20th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wegmans Calkins Road store located at 745 Calkins Road.

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Brooks Announces Extended "Back to School" Hours for Immunization Clinic

Tue, Sep 09 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Dr. Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent of the Rochester City School District to announce extended hours for the County’s Immunization Clinic located at 111 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Extended hours at the clinic are intended to serve students who are at-risk of being withheld from school for not having the proper vaccinations.

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Brooks Announces Fee Brothers, Inc. is September Business of the Month

Thu, Sep 04 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Fee Brothers, Inc., a 4th generation family owned and operated business that recently celebrated 150 years of business has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for September of 2014 and is now featured on the Monroe County website at monroecounty.gov. Fee Brothers, Inc. is a world-renowned manufacturer of cocktail mixes, botanical waters, brines, cordial syrups, and bitter. Their 97 different products are distributed across the world and are used by many of the top bars and restaurants right in Rochester.

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Brooks Announces Gates-Chili Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Fri, Aug 29 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the Towns of Gates, Chili, Wheatland, Riga and the Villages of Scottsville and Churchville to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the new Town of Gates Highway Garage located at 475 Trabold Road, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 pm.

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Monroe County To Test New "CodeRED" Emergency Telephone Notification System

Wed, Aug 27 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Emergency Communications Department will begin testing the new CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service that sends telephone calls, text messages, and emails to notify the public about important public safety information.

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Brooks Showcases New "Have A Plan" App & Announces STOP-DWI Crackdown for Labor Day

Fri, Aug 15 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks showcased the new, free “Have A Plan” mobile app that provides tools and resources for users to get home safely if they are impaired. The app is available to download free of charge on iPhone, Droid and Windows platforms.

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Brooks Announces County Recognized for Innovative United Way Campaign

Thu, Aug 07 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the County has won the United Way of Greater Rochester’s Campaign Cabinet Incentive award for its innovative “Change Our World” effort, implemented internally as part of the County’s participation in the United Way’s 2014 Live United campaign.

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Brooks Congratulates County's Newest Firefighters at Graduation Ceremony

Thu, Aug 07 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks led a graduation ceremony to honor 51 fire recruits who completed the Monroe County Fire Bureau’s Basic Firefighter Training at the Public Safety Training Facility. These new firefighters represent the 94th, 95th, and 96th Basic Firefighter graduating classes, a training program that dates back to 1993.

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Brooks Announces Wegmans Mt. Read Pharmaceutical Drop Off

Thu, Jul 31 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is partnering with Wegmans and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, August 9th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mt. Read Wegmans located at 3701 Mt. Read Blvd. in the Town of Greece.

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Brooks Announces Start of Work on Ontario Beach Algae Removal Project

Tue, Jul 22 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the start of work on vital infrastructure needed for the Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan Program Implementation Project at Ontario Beach Park. Upon completion, the Project is expected to result in additional open swimming days and improvement in the aesthetic appearance of the Park, particularly in the swimming and pier areas.

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Brooks Announces “Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest” to Return to Highland Park This Weekend

Thu, Jul 10 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the County will again host the Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest at the Highland Park Festival site from today, Thursday, July 10th through Sunday, July 13th. Now in its seventh year, this event has become one of our community’s hottest summer-time festivals.

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Brooks and Spaull Unveil Public Awareness Campaign for Safe Harbour Program

Tue, Jul 01 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Center for Youth Executive Director Dr. Elaine Spaull for the launch of a new public awareness campaign to highlight the pervasive issue of human trafficking and the success of the County’s collaborative Safe Harbour Program.

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Brooks Announces Swimming At Ontario Beach Is Now Open For 2014

Fri, Jun 27 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park, located in Rochester’s Charlotte Neighborhood, is now open for the 2014 Season.

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Brooks Reminds Ginna-Area Residents to Pick-up New Supply of Potassium Iodide

Thu, Jun 26 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks reminded Monroe County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone surrounding the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant that they have until Monday, June 30, 2014 to pick-up their new supply of Potassium Iodide (KI). The medication, supplied by the New York State Office of Emergency Management, is available free-of-charge at three area Wegmans stores.

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Brooks Announces 2014 Season Of Free Movies In Our Monroe County Parks

Wed, Jun 25 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will return for the 2014 summer season.  This year, the County Parks Department will screen a total of 5 quality motion pictures at Ontario Beach Park and the Highland Park Bowl.

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Brooks Announces Irondequoit Wegmans Pharmaceutical Drop Off

Wed, Jun 25 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is once again partnering with Wegmans and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, June 28th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Titus Avenue Wegmans located at 525 Titus Avenue in the Town of Irondequoit.

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Monroe County Hosts 15th Airport 5K to Benefit Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Sat, Jun 21 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by representatives from Lifetime Assistance, Inc. and other Airport 5K sponsors, kicked off the 15th Annual Airport 5K Walk/Run at US Airports Hangar at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).

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Monroe County Hosts Full-Scale Active Shooter Drill At Monroe Community College

Fri, Jun 20 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Federal, State, and local law enforcement partners at the Brighton Campus of Monroe Community College (MCC) for a multi-agency exercise simulating an active shooter situation on a college campus.

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Brooks Announces PKG Equipment, Inc. is June Business of the Month

Fri, Jun 13 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that PKG Equipment, Inc. has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for June of 2014 and is now featured on the Monroe County website at monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks Announces Northwest Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, Jun 10 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the Towns of Ogden, Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden, and Parma and the Villages of Hilton, Brockport, and Spencerport to hold a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Town of Ogden DPW located at 2432 S. Union St.

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Brooks Announces Potassium Iodide Distribution to Ginna-Area Residents

Thu, Jun 05 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by representatives from Wegmans Food Markets, announced the distribution of Potassium Iodide (KI) to Monroe County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone of the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. The medication, supplied by the New York State Office of Emergency Management, will be provided free-of-charge at three area Wegmans stores from June 5th – June 30th.

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Brooks Announces Winners of 2014 STOP-DWI DVD Contest

Mon, Jun 02 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the winners of the 4th Annual Monroe County STOP DWI DVD contest. This contest invites local high school students to create 30-second public service announcements regarding the dangers of drunk driving. Brooks was joined at the award ceremony by STOP DWI Coordinator Peggy Duffy and local high school students.

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Brooks Announces Opening & Schedule For Historic Dentzel Carousel At Ontario Beach

Wed, May 21 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, will open for the 2014 Season on Friday, May 23th.  This year will be the carousel’s 109th continuous season at the Park, where it first opened in 1905.  To mark the first day of the 2014 season, FREE carousel rides will be offered, regardless of age, from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Brooks Announces Precision Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation (PGM) is May Business of the Month

Tue, May 20 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that  Precision Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation (PGM) has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for May of 2014 and is now featured on the Monroe County website at monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks Encourages Students And Parents To Prepare For Prom With Safety In Mind

Thu, May 15 2014

With many proms approaching this weekend across the county, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks reminds students to make the right choices about alcohol and other drugs on prom night. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration one-third of all fatal car accidents involving teens are alcohol related. Additionally, a study performed by Students Against Destructive Decisions found that 54 percent of teens across the nation say they have consumed more than four drinks on prom night.

2013monroecountyguidetopromsafety.pdf (pdf, 1113.1k)

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Brooks Announces Hazardous Household Waste And Electronics Collection On County's Eastside

Tue, May 13 2014

County Executive Brooks announced that the County will team up with the Towns of Perinton and Pittsford as well as the Villages of Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport to hold a free household hazardous waste, paper shredding and electronics collection day on Saturday, May 17th.

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County Continues Partnership With Drug Enforcement Agency For “National Take Back Day”

Fri, Apr 25 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that Monroe County will once again partner with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a special pharmaceutical waste collection day. The County, local law enforcement agencies and the DEA will hold several no-cost “National Take Back Day” collection events on Saturday, April 26th, at various sites throughout Monroe County.

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Brooks Invites Community to Help Pick-Up-The-Parks

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the 5th annual Pick-Up-The-Parks Project, a green initiative hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department in partnership with Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop and Cascades Recovery, will be held this Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m.

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Monroe County, Penfield & Webster To Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Towns Penfield and Webster have joined forces to hold an appointment-only one day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Penfield Highway Garage, 1607 Jackson Road, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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11th Annual Taste of Our Community Wine & Food Event

Tue, Apr 15 2014

The 11th Annual Taste of Our Community will be held on May 2 at Monroe Community Hospital. For more information visit MCH-Foundation.org.

mchtasteofourcommunity2014wine_posterlivetext.pdf (pdf, 149.2k)

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Monroe County Enforces Statewide STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day Crackdown Effort

Fri, Mar 14 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

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Brooks Issues State Of Emergency

Wed, Mar 12 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has issued a State of Emergency today, Wednesday, March 12th effective at noon. In addition, all County facilities will be closed at 11 a.m., the County’s Emergency Operations Center will be partially activated at noon, and a Travel Restriction will be put in place effective 1 p.m. All residents are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for winter weather-related challenges.

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Brooks Issues Travel Advisory And Urges Caution During Winter Storm

Tue, Mar 11 2014

With a major winter storm predicted, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has issued a Travel Advisory for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. through midnight. All residents are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for winter weather-related challenges.

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Brooks Kicks-Off Monroe County's 2014 United Way Campaign

Fri, Mar 07 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by United Way President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Carpino, kicked-off the 2014 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign for Monroe County employees. 

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Brooks Announces Record Donations for Tenth Annual “Coats for Seniors” Program

Tue, Jan 28 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks thanked the community for offering its generous support to the County’s 2013 “Coats for Seniors” program.   The initiative, which ran from November 18, 2013 to January 2, 2014, collected and distributed more winter coats for local seniors in need than ever before. “Coats for Seniors” was launched in 2004 and is sponsored by Monroe County and Medical Motors.

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Brooks Announces New Program to Better Serve Travelers with Special Needs at Airport

Thu, Jan 23 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by representatives from the Arc of Monroe County and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to announce a new community outreach program, available to passengers with special travel needs at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC). ROC Your Flight allows participants to experience first-hand the Airport and the passenger security screening processes prior to flying from ROC. 

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Brooks, Warren & Legislative Leaders Announce CityGate to Move Forward

Tue, Jan 14 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced a bipartisan effort has ensured that the CityGate project will move forward, including Western New York’s first Costco location in the City of Rochester. Warren played an integral role in securing support for CityGate after Brooks made a personal appeal for her assistance to end a Legislative impasse stalling the project.

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