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ELIZABETH I LARABY, age 29, of Main Street in Brookfield, was arrested on 2/17/17 for Aggravated
Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree.

CHRISTOPHER A JOHNSON, age 30, of North Peterboro Street in Canastota, was arrested on 2/19/17 for
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MARK E STONE, age 49, of Moore Road in Kirkville, was arrested on 1/14/17 for Unlawful Possession of

UPDATED: 2/21/2017
Newly Formed Strategic Planning
Committee To Focus On Madison
County Success

(Wampsville, NY – February 15, 2017)  Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Becker and
Madison County Administrator Mark Scimone today announced the formation of a special Steering Committee to
help guide an upcoming strategic planning initiative.   Work associated with this plan is aimed at strategically
aligning County Departments and the entire County workforce on projects and programs that provide both
outstanding service and value to the citizens and taxpayers of Madison County. The initiative is referred to as
Madison County’s Success Plan.

“Through the Success Planning process, we are working to focus our efforts on delivering high quality services
while also providing value to the taxpayers of Madison County,” Chairman Becker said.
According to Chairman Becker, the Success Plan will be comprised of three key integrated areas of focus: The
first outlines specific goals that define success for the year for Madison County; the second is an Operating Plan
detailing the work to achieve the goals; and the third is a quarterly performance scorecard that will measure
success in achieving the goals.

“We want the Success Planning process to be very open and collaborative,” Chairman Becker said.  “Our
Steering Committee will represent voices from Madison County’s business, education, health care and non-profit
communities, as well as men and women from various departments within Madison County.”
In addition, Madison County residents will have the opportunity to contribute to the planning process through
focus groups that will be conducted in February and a public input survey.  The survey is now accessible on the
County’s website ( and at various locations across the County including libraries, the
Department of Motor Vehicles office, Town Halls, and the County Office Building.  

Members of the Success Plan Steering Committee include:

•        Mark Scimone, Madison County Administrator
•        Pete Walrod, Supervisor, Town of Georgetown
•        Joseph Magliocca, Supervisor, City of Oneida
•        Eric Faisst, Director, Madison County Public Health Department
•        Teisha Cook, Director, Madison County Mental Health Department
•        Althea Barney, Probation Supervisor, Madison County Probation Department
•        Wally Fallon, Senior Highway Crew Supervisor, Madison County Highway Department
•        Mary Burkett, Senior Motor Vehicle Representative, Madison County DMV
•        Betsy Kennedy, Director, Cazenovia Public Library
•        Melissa Spicer, CEO, Clear Path for Veterans
•        Kipp Hicks, Executive Director, Madison County Industrial Development Agency
•        Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D., President, Cazenovia College
•        June Clarke, Superintendent of Schools, Canastota Central School District
•        John Clute, Mayor, Village of Wampsville

“The Success Plan and performance scorecard will be shared with the community so it will be easy for residents to
see what the goals are, what the plan is to achieve the goals, and what grade we are scoring on our work to
achieve the goals,” County Administrator Scimone said.  “The entire process is collaborative and provides the
community with an opportunity to see the blueprint we will be following to provide best in class service and value
our community.”         

Madison County has hired TransPro Consulting, a national public sector management company, to help guide
Success Plan development.   

Work on the Success Plan will take place over the next several months and will be presented to the Madison
County Board of Supervisors for adoption in June.

CLICK HERE to download and print a PDF version of the survey.
Madison County Deputies Charge
Oneida Man With Welfare Fraud and
Grand Larceny

(WAMPSVILLE)  Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Francis W. Dieteman, age 38 of Oneida,
New York and charged him with Offering a False Instrument For Filing in the 1st degree (Class E Felony), Grand
Larceny in the 4th degree (Class E Felony) and Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree (Class E Felony).

It is alleged that Dieteman fraudulently filed public assistance paperwork with the Madison County Department of
Social Services when he failed to report his total earned income from his computer business.  As a result,
Dieteman received $5,029 in public assistance that he was not entitled to receive.

Dieteman was issued appearance tickets directing him to appear at Lenox Town Court on February 28, 2017 to
answer the charges.    
Oneida Police Investigating Fatal Accident on
Lenox Avenue, Pedestrian Struck and Killed
by Motorist

On Wednesday evening, February 22, 2017, the Oneida City Police and Oneida City Fire Departments were
summoned to Lenox Ave. near the intersection with West St., for a reported personal injury motor vehicle

Upon the arrival of police units, it was found that an elderly female pedestrian had been struck while crossing
Lenox Ave.  The elderly female was seriously injured and was being given CPR and other first aid measures by
passersby’s who had stopped to help.  The victim was subsequently treated by members of the Oneida Fire
Department and Vineall Ambulance.  She was transported to the Oneida Health Care Center Emergency Room
where she was pronounced dead a short time later.  The victim is identified as being Joyce L. Eberlein, age 81, of
Lenox Ave., Oneida.  

It has been determined that Ms. Eberlein was walking northbound crossing Lenox Ave., approximately at its
intersection with West St., when she was struck by a 2010 Chevrolet being operated by Richard J. Leahey, age
68, of 442 Broad St., Oneida.  Mr. Leahey was operating his vehicle eastbound on Lenox Ave. at the time of the

The accident remains under investigation.  No charges have been filed against the operator of the vehicle at this
time.   Charges may be pending upon completion of the accident investigation.

Members of the Oneida Police Department were assisted at the scene by members of the Madison County
Sheriffs’ Department and the New York State Police accident reconstruction team.   
The Sherrill American Legion, 168 East Seneca Street in
Sherrill, will be hosting an Ash Wednesday Fish Fry on
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5PM to 8PM.  Eat in or take
out available, cost is $9.  Dinner includes haddock, cole slaw,
french fries and a roll.