Livingston County's Bi-Weekly e-Newsletter

August 25, 2023


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County-Deployed ARPA Funds Elevate Outdoor Recreation in West Sparta

The town of West Sparta is now home to a new community playground and park thanks in-part to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds distributed by Livingston County.


RTS Seeking Public Input as Part of Regional On-Demand Transit Study

Regional Transit Service is seeking the public’s opinion on how to improve services in Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Wyoming Counties.


County, Foodlink Seeking Volunteers for Upcoming Pop-Up Food Pantry

Are you interested in serving your community and helping others? Foodlink and Livingston County are looking to reduce food insecurity throughout the County and are seeking volunteers to help staff a pop-up food pantry.


Livingston County Remembers Long-Time Mount Morris Supervisor, Charles DiPasquale

DiPasquale was a long-time member of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors where he served as Town Supervisor of Mount Morris from 2006-2022. He was a former Chairman of the County's Public Safety and Public Services Committees and was a reliable, steady, warm and professional presence at county meetings.


Livingston County, D.E.C. Reminding Residents to Avoid and Report Giant Hogweed

Livingston County and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are reminding residents to be on the lookout for Giant Hogweed – a very large invasive species that can cause painful burning or scarring.


August is National Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month and the Livingston County Department of Social Services is firmly committed to helping children receive the financial support they need to ensure their basic needs are being met.


Livingston County Tourism Seeking Applications for Eclipse-Related Event Funding

Livingston County Tourism is offering funding to eligible applicants who seek to bolster tourism-driven events and draw visitors to the County during next year’s rare total solar eclipse.



Livingston County Encourages Residents to Stay Up-To-Date on Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Livingston County Department of Health is encouraging residents to speak with their healthcare provider about the importance of staying up-to-date on vaccines to prevent serious illness and the spread of disease throughout our communities. 


County Connections - Howie Green

Name: Howie Green

Department: Dog Control

Job Title: Assistant Dog Control Officer

How long have you been with Livingston County? 1.5 years

What’s your favorite part of your job? Coworkers and the service to the County

If you had to bring one movie, one book and one album to a desert island, which ones would you pick? Movie: Boondock Saints. Book: IT. Album: Pink Floyd's The Wall.

Hot dog preference: red hot or white hot? White hot all day!

Best place in the County to relax? My home!

What’s something unique about you people would never guess just by looking at you? I've been a camp counselor for special needs children since I was 15 Years old!

Buckley Honored by Board of Supervisors for Service to our Nation

Staff Sergeant Ashley M. Buckley was formally recognized for her dedication and service to our nation at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.


GLOW Solid Waste Offering Household Hazardous Waste Collection on August 26, 2023

GLOW Region Solid Waste will be holding a free household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th in Mount Morris for those residing within Genesee, Livingston, Ontario and Wyoming counties.


Department of Health Encourages the Development of Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Care Routines

Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to ensure having a healthy baby. Livingston County is encouraging parents to schedule evaluations, exams and follow-ups as part of their pre-pregnancy and prenatal care routines. 


National Eye Exam Month Serves as a Reminder to Take Care of Your Eyes

Has it been a while since you had your eyes checked? If you answered yes, you're not alone as more than 80 percent of Americans haven't seen an eye doctor in roughly five years. August is National Eye Exam Month and Livingston County is encouraging residents to schedule a routine appointment with an Ophthalmologist to maintain eye health and optimize vision.


Livingston County Seeking Candidates to Serve on New York State Governor’s Youth Council

“Not only is this a resume-building experience for youth, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity for someone to build leadership skills and potentially shape future policies,” said Ryan Snyder, Director of the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development. “I would encourage anyone who has an interest in exploring how government works to consider submitting an application for this outstanding opportunity to represent Livingston County.”


August Marks National Traffic Safety Awareness Month

Every day, nearly 20,000 motor vehicle accidents occur in the United States as traffic-related accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury each year. August marks National Traffic Safety Awareness Month and Livingston County is reminding residents to practice safe driving, avoid road rage and follow posted speed limits and guidelines while operating a motor vehicle.


Livingston County-Wyoming WIC Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Beginning Tuesday, August 1 and continuing through August 7, organizations from across the globe will come together to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week – a time to recognize and provide education surrounding the benefits of breastfeeding and various programs that are available to the public.


August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month

An immune-mediated chronic disease that has no clear cause, psoriasis is characterized by inflammation in the body that may cause plaques or scales due to an overactive immune system that speeds up skin growth. Inflammation related to psoriasis can have a negative impact across the body as it has been attributed psoriatic arthritis, swelling, stiffness and pain in and around the body’s joints.


Livingston County Tourism Highlights Summer Fun and Attractions in Updated Guide

Warm weather, live music, camping, ice cream, outdoor adventures, staycations, vacations and everything in-between – is there a better season than summer to get out and explore all that Livingston County has to offer?


Livingston County Helps Ukrainian Refugees Build New Home

When Vitalii Tsykilov, his wife Kateryna, and their young daughter first came to the U.S. from the war-torn Ukrainian city of Donetsk, they found themselves in an unfamiliar land surrounded by strangers speaking a language they could barely understand. Thanks to the support services provided by Livingston County and local organizations, and the kindness and generosity of the County’s residents, the Tsykilovs are now on the road to building a new, stable life here in the heart of the Genesee Valley.


County Probation Director Lynne Mignemi Named Woman of the Year for 133rd Assembly District

Livingston County Probation Director Lynne Mignemi has been honored as the 133rd Assembly District Woman of the Year by the New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus. This recognition honors and pays tribute to women who have made significant contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship.


County Department of Health Announces Upcoming Rabies Clinics

The Livingston County Department of Health has announced a series of upcoming rabies clinics that are free and open to the public. 


Highway Department Shares Roadwork Updates

The Highway Department is undertaking a series of road improvement projects throughout Livingston County to enhance local transportation infrastructure and ensure safe travel for residents.


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