The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is advising child support recipients of changes to the issuance of benefits. The New York State Child Support program is transitioning to new debit cards. As of June 15, 2017, all child support debit card holders will have their child support payments posted to the new Bank of America debit MasterCard. Deposits to the old EPPIcard will end on June 14, 2017.
Over the past five years, Cattaraugus County has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of Gonorrhea. The average number of reported cases between 2012—2014 was 16.33. The rate increased slightly in 2015 to 21 cases. In 2016, the rate jumped 68% to 65 reported cases. There has also been an increase in number of reported gonorrhea cases across the state. In 2014, 6,616 cases were reported. In 2015, the rate increased 24% to 8,719 reported cases.
MADISON COUNTY DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES
Madison County seeks a Director to provide accurate, timely information and advice on real property appraisal, equalization and assessment for our Real Property Tax Services Office. The work involves responsibility for the administration, supervision and operation of the Real Property Tax Services Office.
Cattaraugus County ranks third in the state of New York for the number of adults who smoke tobacco. The county has the highest number of adults who smoke tobacco in Western New York. The age adjusted percentage of adults who smoke in Cattaraugus County is 31.5 which is twice the New York State rate of 15.4% (Figure 1).1 In Western New York, the age adjusted percentage of adults who smoke is 20.8%.
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The Cattaraugus County Health Department and Rural Revitalization Corp. have partnered together to offer a well and septic system repair program. This Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program helps low-to-moderate income homeowners repair or replace failing septic systems, private water supplies, and public water services in Cattaraugus County.
There are eligibility requirements to be in the program:
FROM THE DESK OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR
It is my pleasure to present to you the Cattaraugus County Health Department’s 2016 Annual Report. This report provides an overview of the many services that the department provides in an effort to preserve and promote public health in Cattaraugus County.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is ready to help area youth find summer jobs through the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Department will assist youth between the ages of 14 and 20 who meet eligibility requirements with job interview skills, professional conduct and in finding employment. Last year Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services staff assisted 144 area youth from communities across Cattaraugus County.