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Dinolfo Announces Extended Swimming Hours at Ontario Beach Park

Thu, Jul 21 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that hours for public swimming at Ontario Beach Park will be extended for Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd due to the high heat and humidity.

swimming_extended_hours_at_ontario_beach_park.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Kicks-Off Monroe County 2016 Summer Reading Program

Mon, Jul 18 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo kicked-off the 2016 Summer Reading Program. This fun and engaging program will encourage youth in our community to continue to read throughout the summer.

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo on Baton Rouge, LA Tragedy

Sun, Jul 17 2016

"My heartfelt condolences go out to the officers killed or wounded in Baton Rouge, their grieving families and the law enforcement community who suffered yet another tragedy today...

dinolfo_statement_baton_rouge_tragedy.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces COMIDA Recommendations

Wed, Jul 13 2016

With the final appointment to the COMIDA board having been confirmed by the County Legislature on July 12, 2016, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is announcing several recommended practices for adoption by COMIDA and its board.

Dinolfo Announces COMIDA Recommendations.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Extended Swimming Hours At Ontario Beach Park

Wed, Jul 13 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that hours for public swimming at Ontario Beach Park will be extended for tonight, Wednesday, July 13th, due to the high heat and humidity.

Extended Swimming at Ontario Beach Park.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Advises Residents To Stay Safe In Warm Temperatures

Tue, Jul 12 2016

With temperatures expected to rise into the 90’s and humidity rising as well, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo reminds residents to exercise caution over the upcoming days.

Heat Advisory 7.12.16.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Appoints Mendoza To Serve As Full-Time Public Health Commissioner

Mon, Jul 11 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced her appointment of Dr. Michael Mendoza to the position of Public Health Commissioner. Dr. Mendoza has been selected after serving as Interim Commissioner of Public Health since April 2016.

Mendoza Appointed to Serve as Full-Time Public Health Commissioner.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

Fri, Jul 08 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 13th in the County Office Building Atrium, located at 39 West Main Street in Downtown Rochester. The drive will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Blood Drive Press Release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Statement From County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo

Fri, Jul 08 2016

"Acts of violence have become an unfortunate reality known all too well across the Country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families of last night’s deliberate attack on law enforcement in Dallas. May God bless the City of Dallas, their first responders and especially the police officers. As Americans, we must come together to take care of each other in these tragic times. It is our duty to create a better tomorrow for our children and future generations – a tomorrow that does not include senseless acts of violence, but instead a more peaceful world."

Statement from County Executive Dinolfo re: Dallas.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Naming Contest for New Sea Lion Pup

Thu, Jul 07 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Seneca Park Zoo officials announced that the sea lion pup born to 7-year-old Marina on June 19 is doing very well and can now be seen on exhibit. Animal care staff has determined that the sea lion pup is female.

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Dinolfo Unveils Project Proposal to Transform ROC Airport for the 21st Century

Thu, Jul 07 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo was joined by representatives from the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to announce details regarding the ROC Airport project proposal submission for the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Solicitation.

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Dinolfo Announces 2016 Season of Free Movies & Music in Our Monroe County Parks

Thu, Jul 07 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced the schedule for the County’s “Movies in the Parks… and Music, Too!” 2016 Summer Season. This year, the Monroe County Department of Parks will host two fun evenings, featuring live music and quality motion pictures at Ontario Beach Park and the Highland Park Bowl.

Movies at the Bowl Press Release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Monroe County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Fourth of July Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Fri, Jul 01 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced that Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving this Fourth of July weekend.

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Dinolfo Announces Swimming at Ontario Beach Open for 2016

Fri, Jun 24 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park, located in Rochester’s Charlotte Neighborhood, is now open for the 2016 Season.

2016 Swimming at Ontario Beach Park.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Birth of Sea Lion Pup at Seneca Park Zoo

Tue, Jun 21 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Seneca Park Zoo officials are pleased to announce the birth of a California sea lion pup at the Zoo. The pup was born earlier this week to 7-year-old Marina and the gender will be determined by animal care staff as the pup develops.

Sea lion pup release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces New "On The Road" Veterans Discount Card Service

Thu, Jun 16 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Laura Stradley, Director of the Monroe County Veterans Service Agency (VSA), announced an expansion of the Monroe County Veterans Discount Card Program. The Monroe County VSA will be taking the Veterans Discount Card Program “on the road” to events throughout the community and bring with them the ability to print discount cards on site at no cost to the Veteran.

Veterans Discount Card Program.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Heralds Final Passage Of LDC Legislation In NYS Senate and Assembly

Thu, Jun 16 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces that the New York State Legislature approved legislation permitting the County to refinance the debt of three Local Development Corporations (LDCs). Final approval came late this afternoon with unanimous approval in the New York State Assembly. This action allows Dinolfo to dissolve the Upstate Telecommunications Corporation (UTC), Monroe Security & Safety Systems (M3S) and Monroe Newpower Local Development Corporations.

Dinolfo Heralds Final Passage of LDC Legislation in NYS Assembly and Senate.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Urges NYS Legislature To Support Bills Allowing Transportation Network Companies To Operate In Upstate New York

Tue, Jun 14 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo authored a letter to the local New York State Legislature delegation urging the adoption bills A6090 and S4280 which amend New York State insurance law, vehicle and traffic law, general municipal law and transportation law, as they relate to Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), which will allow ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber to operate in Monroe County and Upstate New York.

Uber Letter of Support Release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Joint Statement From Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn On Today's Terrorist Attack In Orlando

Sun, Jun 12 2016

“Monroe County mourns the horrific loss of life in today's deliberate, brutal and cowardly attack in Orlando, Florida,” says County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their loved ones and the entire Orlando community in the wake of today's terrorist attack. Monroe County residents stand with the people of Orlando and offer our support.”

joint_statement_from_monroe_county_executive_cheryl_dinolfo_and_sheriff_patrick_oflynn_on_todays_terrorist_attack_in_orlando_florida.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Greater Rochester International Airport To Receive Grant For Capital Improvements

Fri, Jun 10 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe County Airport Director Michael Giardino announced the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) has been selected to receive a grant from New York State. The grant, totaling $428,000 will be used to make improvements to the Monroe County Airport Authority Hangar.

ROC Airport Grant.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Improvement In Monroe County's Credit Outlook

Thu, Jun 09 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that bond rating agencies Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings have affirmed Monroe County’s investment-grade credit ratings and improved the County’s fiscal outlook. As the fiscal outlook continues to improve, the County will benefit through securing lower interest rates for future borrowing and the service of existing debt.

Improved Credit Outlook Release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Wegmans Concerts By The Shore At Ontario Beach Park Are Underway

Wed, Jun 08 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo reminds residents to come out to Ontario Beach Park for the annual Wegmans Concerts by the Shore this summer season. In its first successful week, the band “Exit 24” entertained residents and visitors alike with their fun performance.

Concerts by the shore.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Northwest Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Mon, Jun 06 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) is hosting a joint Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in conjunction with the Towns of Hamlin, Ogden, Clarkson, Sweden and Parma, and also the Villages of Hilton, Brockport and Spencerport. The collection is taking place at the Village of Hilton Department of Public Works, 50 Henry Street, on Saturday, June 18th from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Statement From County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn On Motorcycle Safety

Mon, Jun 06 2016

“The recent number of accidents involving motorcycles over the past few weeks is concerning. As County Executive, the safety and well-being of all Monroe County residents is a top priority,” said County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. “I urge all motorists driving either a passenger vehicle or a motorcycle to use extreme caution to avoid accidents.”

Motorcycle Safety.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Monroe County Health Officials Discuss Zika Risk And Prevention Of Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Tue, May 31 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo joined Interim Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza to educate Monroe County residents on the risk and prevention of Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. With warmer weather having arrived, together with occasional rain, mosquitoes have begun to emerge. As worldwide attention continues to focus on the health effects of the Zika Virus, Monroe County health officials are seeking to clarify what is currently known about the level of risk for Zika locally and steps that residents can take to avoid more common mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

Zika Risk and Prevention.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Monroe County To Participate In Statewide Stop-DWI Memorial Day Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Fri, May 27 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving this Memorial Day weekend.

DWI Crackdown - Memorial Day.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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

Fri, May 27 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, will open for the 2016 Season on Friday, May 27th. This year will be the carousel’s 111th continuous season at the Park, where it first opened in 1905. To mark the first day of the 2016 season, FREE carousel rides will be offered, regardless of age, from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

2016 Carousel Opening.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Giardino Named Community Person Of The Year By The Hearing Loss Association Of America Rochester Chapter

Thu, May 26 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) Director of Aviation, Michael A. Giardino was unanimously named ‘Community Person of the Year’ by the Board of Directors of the Hearing Loss Association of America Rochester Chapter (HLAA Rochester). The Board presented Mr. Giardino with the award during their annual dinner held last evening.

HLAA Award Release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Announces Next Step In Dissolution of LDCs

Fri, May 06 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo continues to work towards the dissolution of the LDCs that were the subject of today's court proceedings. Dinolfo has proposed legislation to the New York State Senate and Assembly to assist in this process. This legislation, if enacted, will permit the County to refinance the LDCs’ debt. Under the current arrangement, the County payments to these LDCs, among other things, services the LDCs’ existing debt. The proposed legislation will authorize the County to convert its contractual obligation to debt service. The County’s refinancing of this debt accounts for significant savings to the taxpayers of Monroe County. The value of the total savings from refinancing the UTC and M3S debt is more than $4,300,000.

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Dinolfo Announces Official 2016 Opening of the Monroe County Golf Courses

Fri, Apr 15 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that Monroe County’s three public golf course facilities, located at Churchville Park, Durand Eastman Park and Genesee Valley Park, will officially open for the 2016 golf season on Saturday, April 16th. The Monroe County Department of Parks resumed full operational responsibility of the three County-owned golf courses in 2015, while contracting for pro-shop related services with Kless Meyers Golf Management, LLC.

golf_course_release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Monroe County to Host Public Meeting on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Fri, Apr 15 2016

Monroe County’s Office of Emergency Management has completed a draft update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP documents the County’s vulnerability to hazards, and its strategy to reduce that vulnerability. The completed draft can be found at www.monroecountyhmp.com.

hazard_mitigation_plan_418_release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Airport Road Closure - Departures Traffic Detours Posted

Wed, Apr 13 2016

Beginning April 22, 2016 a temporary road closure will be in effect at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) for ALL Upper Level Roadway Departures Traffic. The road closure will be posted and detour signs will direct all vehicles to drop off passengers flying out on the Lower Level Arrivals Roadway during this time.

airport_road_closure_release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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Dinolfo Selects Mendoza to Serve as Interim Commissioner of Public Health

Tue, Apr 12 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced her appointment of Dr. Michael Mendoza to the position of Interim Commissioner of Public Health. Dr. Mendoza will also continue his role as Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine and as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

mendoza_interim_commissioner_of_public_health.pdf (pdf, 183.5k)

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Deadline Approaching for Applications for Office of Public Integrity Director

Tue, Apr 12 2016

Monroe County is announcing that the deadline to apply for the position of the Director of the newly created Office of Public Integrity in Monroe County is May 6, 2016.

office_of_public_integrity__director_job_posting_reminder.pdf (pdf, 145.8k)

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Dinolfo Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, Apr 05 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) will host a joint Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in conjunction with the Towns of Penfield and Webster. The collection will take place at the Town of Penfield Highway Garage, 1607 Jackson Road, on Saturday, April 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

household_waste_collection__press_release.pdf (pdf, 190.6k)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection NEXUS Mobile Enrollment Team Coming Back to ROC Airport

Tue, Apr 05 2016

The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) will again be a host site for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection mobile NEXUS enrollment team on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. NEXUS enrollment will be held in the International Arrivals Hall at the ROC Airport, 1200 Brooks Avenue.

nexus_mobile_enrollment2016.pdf (pdf, 122.9k)

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Dinolfo Names Dr. Nadia Granger As Monroe County Medical Examiner

Tue, Apr 05 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced her appointment of Dr. Nadia A. Granger to the position of Monroe County Medical Examiner. Dr. Granger’s appointment follows the service of Dr. Caroline Dignan, who served as Medical Examiner for the past ten years.

medical_examiner_release.pdf (pdf, 163.8k)

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Dinolfo and O’Flynn Urge Caution on Roads During Winter Weather Warning

Sun, Apr 03 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn are urging residents to use additional caution when traveling overnight and during the morning commute.

dinolfo_and_oflynn_urge_caution_on_roads_during_winter_weather_warning_4.3.16.pdf (pdf, 206.9k)

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Dinolfo Honors Local Vietnam Veterans For “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

Wed, Mar 30 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo paid tribute to local Vietnam Veterans during Monroe County’s annual “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The ceremony featured members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20 of Rochester and was held to offer recognition and appreciation for all veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

vietnam_veterans_day_2016_press_release.pdf (pdf, 173k)

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Dinolfo Selects Corinda Crossdale To Serve As Department of Human Services Commissioner

Mon, Mar 21 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced her appointment of Corinda Crossdale as Commissioner of the Monroe County Department of Human Services. Crossdale previously worked for Monroe County as the Office for the Aging Director from January 2004 until June 2012.

dinolfo_selects_corinda_crossdale_to_serve_as_department_of_human_services_commissioner.pdf (pdf, 292k)

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Dinolfo Announces Nationwide Search For Office Of Public Integrity Director

Fri, Mar 18 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced a nationwide search for a Director of the newly created Office of Public Integrity in Monroe County.

office_of_public_integrity__director_job_posting.pdf (pdf, 158.5k)

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Monroe County To Participate In Statewide St. Patrick's Day Crackdown Enforcement

Tue, Mar 15 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced that Monroe County will participate in a statewide crackdown on impaired driving on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend from March 17th – March 20th. New York State Police, Monroe County Sheriffs, and municipal law enforcement agencies from across the state will be out in force to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

dwi_crackdown__st_patricks_day.pdf (pdf, 165.6k)

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Dinolfo Kicks-Off Monroe County's 2016 United Way Campaign

Wed, Mar 09 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, joined by United Way President and Chief Executive Officer Fran Weisberg, kicked-off the 2016 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign for Monroe County employees.

2016_monroe_county_united_way_kickoff_release.pdf (pdf, 161.7k)

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Dinolfo's Office of Public Integrity Legislation Passes

Wed, Mar 09 2016

The Monroe County Legislature voted to approve a local law to amend the Monroe County charter to create an Office of Public Integrity. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo submitted the referral to the County Legislature on January 11th, delivering on her promise of a more open and transparent County government.

dinolfos_office_of_public_integrity_legislation_passes.pdf (pdf, 208.8k)

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Dinolfo Announces Two Gray Wolves Moving To Seneca Park Zoo

Wed, Mar 02 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Seneca Park Zoo officials announced the arrival of two gray wolves, Timber and Willow, to our Seneca Park Zoo. The two-year-old wolves, born at New York State Zoo in Watertown, were successfully transferred from the Buffalo Zoo earlier this week.

wolves_release.pdf (pdf, 205k)

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Monroe County Planning Board To Hold Public Information Meeting On 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Project

Tue, Mar 01 2016

The Monroe County Planning Board will sponsor a public information meeting on the proposed 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM in Auditorium A at Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road. The meeting will include a brief presentation of the program as well as an opportunity for the public to ask questions about, and comment on, projects contained in the proposed program.

capital_improvement_project_public_information_meeting.pdf (pdf, 159.7k)

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Monroe County To Partner With West Irondequoit Central School District In Shared Service Agreement

Fri, Feb 26 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and West Irondequoit Central School District (WICSD) Superintendent Jeffrey Crane announced a shared service agreement that will allow the District to utilize the County’s fueling station in Irondequoit. The station, conveniently located at the Van Lare Wastewater Treatment Plant, will now serve as a primary fueling location for the District’s fleet of vehicles.

west_irondequoit_central_school_district_fuel_sharing_agreement.pdf (pdf, 161.4k)

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Nationwide Job Search Announced For Chief Economic Development Officer

Thu, Feb 18 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that she will be conducting a nationwide search for a Chief Economic Development Officer for Monroe County.

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Dinolfo Keeps Travel Advisory For Monroe County In Effect Until 5 A.M. Wednesday Morning

Tue, Feb 16 2016

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo urged Monroe County residents to continue to avoid unnecessary travel through tonight. The travel advisory will expire at 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

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Dinolfo Urges Residents To Take Precautions During Extreme Cold Weather

Fri, Feb 12 2016

With forecasts predicting periods with temperatures plunging below zero over the weekend, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today urged residents to take the proper steps needed to prepare for weather-related challenges

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Monroe County to Participate In Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Fri, Feb 05 2016

The Crackdown Enforcement Effort will run from Friday, February 5th through Monday, February 8th.

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County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Submits Legislature Referral To Create Office Of Public Integrity

Tue, Jan 12 2016

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo submitted a referral to the County Legislature recommending that the body enact a local law amending the County Charter to create an Office of Public Integrity.

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Cheryl Dinolfo Takes the Oath of Office to Become the 6th Monroe County Executive

Tue, Jan 19 2016

Pledges to work to ensure a brighter future with more economic opportunity for our entire community

dinolfo_inauguration__media_release.pdf (pdf, 0k)

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