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2012 Archives

Statement From County Executive Maggie Brooks

Mon, Dec 24 2012

Brooks Statement Regarding the December 24th, 2012 Tragedy in Webster

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Brooks Statement on Finger Lakes Economic Development Council Award

Wed, Dec 19 2012

Finger Lakes Economic Development Council awarded “Best Plan”

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Brooks Signs Significant new Airport Lease Agreement with Multiple Airlines

Wed, Dec 19 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Delta Airlines have signed a new Airline-Airport Use & Lease Agreement to operate at the Greater Rochester International Airport through December 31, 2015.

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Cancer Mission 2020 Petition Drive

Tue, Dec 18 2012

 
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Gary Mervis, of Camp Good Days and Special Times, for a petition drive to end cancer by 2020.

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Brooks Kicks Off Holiday Concert Series

Mon, Dec 03 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Monroe County Legislature President Jeff Adair, Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot, and students from Wheatland-Chili High School to kick-off the County's annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday concert series.

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Brooks Announces Highland Park’s Lamberton Conservatory to Re-Open With Annual Holiday Show

Thu, Nov 29 2012

Monroe County’s Lamberton Conservatory will officially re-open to the public on Friday, November 30th, after being closed for much of the fall season, due to the renovation of its exterior entry plaza.

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Brooks Unveils 2013 Budget

Wed, Nov 14 2012

Maintaining a steadfast commitment to protect local taxpayers, County Executive Maggie Brooks presented her proposed Budget for 2013.

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Brooks Announces Free Pharmaceutical Waste Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

Tue, Oct 30 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have partnered to hold a special pharmaceutical waste collection event on Friday, November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the RIT campus (Lot H off Jefferson Road).

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Brooks Rescinds Emergency Actions; Closes Monroe County Emergency Operations Center

Tue, Oct 30 2012

Update: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has rescinded the Evacuation Order as of 9:30am on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Brooks also rescinded Monroe County’s declared State of Emergency as of 9:30am on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

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Road Closures as of 7:30 a.m. 10/30/12

Tue, Oct 30 2012

Update: County Executive Maggie Brooks has announced additional road closures since the last update.

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Monroe County to Survey Damage Caused by Storm

Tue, Oct 30 2012

Update: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was briefed this morning by public safety and partnering agencies on the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Brooks Declares Evacuation for Select Lakeshore Residents

Mon, Oct 29 2012

Update: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has signed an evacuation order effective immediately for select lakeshore residents who reside in low-lying areas along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

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Brooks Orders County Offices Closed

Mon, Oct 29 2012

Update: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has ordered the closure of all non-emergency related Monroe County Offices, including the County Office Building effective 4pm.

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Updated Shelter Information

Mon, Oct 29 2012

Update: Please be advised, the Red Cross has just informed us that the Ogden Town Hall will NOT be an emergency shelter. Further information regarding shelter will follow.

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Brooks Declares State of Emergency

Mon, Oct 29 2012

October 29, 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has declared a State of Emergency effective at 11:30AM today. Please continue to check back for additional updates as they become available.

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Brooks Activates Monroe County Emergency Operations Center in Preparation for Hurricane Sandy

Sun, Oct 28 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced she has ordered the activation of the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center (MCEOC) to oversee the coordination of, preparation for, and response to Hurricane Sandy.

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Brooks Announces Southwest Airlines To Launch Operations In April 2013

Thu, Oct 18 2012

ROC is one of four cities in the nation that Southwest Airlines will convert operations to in April of 2013, as part of its ongoing merger with AirTran.

southwest_april_2013_schedule_announcement.pdf (pdf, 77.1k)

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Brooks Kicks-Off 9th Annual "Coats for Seniors" Program

Wed, Oct 17 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo and County Legislator Steve Tucciarello to kick off the ninth annual “Coats for Seniors” program. The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, will once again collect and distribute donated winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County.

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Monroe County Ranks 8th in Nation Among Top 100 Best Government 'Green Fleets'

Mon, Oct 15 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County’s Fleet Division has been ranked the 8th best Government “Green Fleet” in North America by Government Fleet magazine.

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Niagara and Wayne Counties to Host Public Review of Regional Harbor Dredging Management Plan

Fri, Oct 12 2012

The Lake Ontario counties of Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego, the town of Greece and the city of Oswego are jointly undertaking an update and expansion of the Regional Harbor Dredging Management Plan completed in 2000.

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Brooks Announces Greece Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Wed, Oct 10 2012

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 20, 2012 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Brooks Announces Names of Zoo's Three African Lions

Sat, Sep 29 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Zoo officials and local community members to announce the results of the naming contest for the Zoo’s three African lions now residing in the A Step Into Africa Exhibit.

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Brooks Announces Continued Partnership with Drug Enforcement Agency for Upcoming "National Take Back Day" Collection Events

Wed, Sep 26 2012

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.

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Brooks Announces Calvary Automation Systems is Business of the Month

Wed, Sep 12 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Calvary Automation Systems (Calvary) has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” and is featured on the Monroe County website, monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks Announces Gates-Chili Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Mon, Aug 27 2012

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 Town of Gates Highway Garage located at 475 Trabold Road, on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Brooks Announces New “ROC" Airport Logo

Sat, Aug 18 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) Director Michael A. Giardino and Delta Air Line representatives during pre-game events at Frontier Field to unveil a new airport logo.

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Monroe County Announces New Online Publication of Annual Unpaid Taxes List

Wed, Aug 15 2012

Monroe County today announced the posting of annual unpaid taxes to its award-winning website, www.monroecounty.gov. The data, posted online for the first time in 2012, is readily available to the public in an easily viewable and searchable format.

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Brooks Declares Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience a Success

Fri, Jul 27 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by representatives from Monroe Community College (MCC), Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise, to congratulate the first-ever graduating class of the Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience at the MCC Applied Technology Center.

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Brooks Announces Six Month Smiles is Business of the Month

Thu, Jul 26 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Six Month Smiles, Inc. has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” and is featured on Monroe County’s website, monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks Announces Free Pharmaceutical Waste Collection at Mt. Read Wegmans

Thu, Jul 19 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is once again partnering with Wegmans to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, July 28th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wegmans located at 3701 Mt. Read Blvd. in the Town of Greece.

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Brooks, Zoo Officials Announce Naming Contest for Lion Trio

Fri, Jul 06 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by officials from the Seneca Park Zoo to announce a summer-long naming contest for the Zoo’s three African lions.

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Brooks Signs Legislation to Prohibit Cyber Bullying in Monroe County

Mon, Jul 02 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks signed into law legislation to prohibit cyber bullying of youth in Monroe County.

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Brooks Announces 2012 Season of Free Movies in the County Parks

Fri, Jun 22 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will return for the 2012 summer season. The County Parks Department is partnering with Highland Hospital and Frontier Communications to bring residents a total of 10 quality motion pictures at Ontario Beach Park and the Highland Park Bowl.

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Brooks Applauds DiNapoli for Confirming Success of COMIDA Program

Wed, Jun 20 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks applauded New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli following his visit to local energy and telecommunications firm 5LINX Enterprises Inc.

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Brooks Dedicates Crime Lab Library to Dr. Ray Santirocco

Fri, Jun 08 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks dedicated the Monroe County Crime Lab's library to the late Dr. Ray Santirocco for his dedication and leadership in the field of public safety.

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Brooks Opposes International Joint Commission Water Regulation Plan

Thu, Jun 07 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks sent a letter of opposition to the water regulation plan proposed by the International Joint Commission (IJC), which oversees regulation of water levels in Lake Ontario. The proposed plan, known as “Bv7,” makes major changes to the regulation of water levels in Lake Ontario that will cause millions of dollars in damage to property owners and recreational boaters.

 

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks

Wed, Jun 06 2012

On The 68th Anniversary of D-Day

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Brooks Announces Continued Partnership with Wegmans for Pharmaceutical Drop-Offs

Tue, May 29 2012

Monroe 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 2nd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calkins Road Wegmans located at 745 Calkins Road in the Town of Henrietta.

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County’s Historic Dentzel Carousel Opens For It's 107th Season at Ontario Beach

Thu, May 24 2012

Monroe County ExecutiveMaggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte will open for the 2012 Season on Friday, May 25th.

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Brooks Unveils A Step Into Africa Exhibit

Thu, May 17 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks unveiled A Step Into Africa, the Zoo’s state-of-the-art exhibit which is the only one in the U.S. focusing on the Ngorongoro Crater region of Tanzania, Africa.

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Brooks Announces St. John Fisher College Will Host 2012 State of the County Address

Thu, May 17 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that she will deliver the 2012 State of the County Address at St. John Fisher College’s Cleary Auditorium on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

SOTC 2012 Invitation.pdf (pdf, 710.8k)

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Brooks Announces Pharos Systems International is Business of the Month

Wed, May 09 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Pharos Systems International has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” and is featured on the Monroe County website, monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks, Zoo Officials Announce Giant Step in Polar Bear Reproduction

Tue, May 01 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by officials from the Seneca Park Zoo, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and the Monroe County Parks Department to announce that on March 1, 2012, the Zoo partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) for the world’s first artificial insemination of a polar bear.

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

Thu, Apr 19 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the 3rd annual Pick-Up-The-Parks Project, a green initiative hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department and local businesses Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Cascades Recovery.

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Brooks Announces Rochester Music Hall of Fame

Mon, Mar 26 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks joined local members of Monroe County’s arts and culture community to officially launch the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.

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Brooks Announces Efforts To Combat Driving Under The Influence

Thu, Mar 15 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office along with all local law enforcement will be participating in a countywide impaired driving crackdown during select weekends throughout the year.

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Brooks, Zoo Officials Announce Grand Opening of A Step Into Africa

Thu, Mar 15 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks, along with officials from the Seneca Park Zoo and Seneca Park Zoo Society announced the grand opening date of A Step Into Africa, the Zoo’s new state-of-the-art exhibit, which will be the only one in the United States focusing on the Ngorongoro Crater region of Tanzania, Africa.

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Brooks Announces Accolades from State-Level APWA for Monroe County Crime Lab, Ecopark

Thu, Mar 08 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the New York State Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) awarded the Monroe County Crime Lab with the Public Works ‘Project of the Year’ Award and the Monroe County Ecopark with the ‘Technical Innovation’ Award.

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Brooks in Albany to Lead Charge for Real Pension Reform

Wed, Feb 29 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has traveled to Albany to join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and local government leaders from across New York State, in an advocacy effort to ensure Legislators understand the importance of passing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tier VI reform plan.

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Brooks Welcomes National Cell Phone Safety Awareness Campaign

Tue, Feb 28 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks welcomed a nationally sponsored, state-of-the-art public awareness campaign aimed at educating students, parents and teachers on the appropriate, healthy use of cell phones among Monroe County’s youth population. 

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Brooks Taps Former U.S. Navy Pilot, Officer to Serve as Airport Director

Tue, Feb 21 2012

Commander Michael Giardino (U.S. Navy, ret.) selected for impeccable qualifications, background in aviation operations, financial management, and emergency preparedness.

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Brooks Announces Mahany Welding Supply Is Business of the Month

Tue, Feb 07 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Mahany Welding Supply has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month."

Business of the Month - Mahany Welding Supply.pdf.pdf (pdf, 128.5k)

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Brooks Announces Success In Attracting Southwest Airlines To Monroe County

Fri, Jan 20 2012

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Southwest Airlines has confirmed its intent to bring their low-cost air service to the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).

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Brooks Statement on Kodak Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Thu, Jan 19 2012

Statement from Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks regarding Kodak's decision to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.

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Brooks Unveils New Plastics Recycling Public Education Campaign

Fri, Jan 13 2012

County Executive Maggie Brooks unveiled a new Public Education Campaign aimed at informing consumers on the expansion of the County’s plastics recycling/recovery program which includes most plastics labeled #1 - #7.

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