Board of Directors

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is a New York public benefit corporation which was created by the State Legislature at the request of Oneida and Herkimer Counties by the passage of Article 8, Title 13-FF of the New York Public Authority Law on September 1, 1988.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of ten members representing an outstanding combination of interests and experiences in the private and public sectors.

Authority Board of Directors

Kenneth A. Long, Chairman

  • Business Manager of the Central Valley Central School District and former Herkimer County Legislator
  • Appointed By: Herkimer County Legislature
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2013
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

 Vincent J. Bono, Vice Chairman

  • Partner in Bono Brothers LLC, Property Management Group; Vice Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature; and Chairman of the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency.
  • Appointed by: Herkimer County Legislature
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2014
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

Harry A. Hertline, Treasurer

  • Korean War Air Force Veteran, Retired GE Unit Contract Manager, and former Minority Leader Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

 Neil C. Angell

  • Town of Verona Dairy Farmer and former Oneida County Legislator and Member of the Agricultural Economic Development Committee
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2014
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

 James M. D'Onofrio

  • President of Arlott Office Products and Member of Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2016
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

James A. Franco

  • Part-time DPW Superintendent, Village of Herkimer
  • Appointed By: Herkimer County Legislature
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

Barbara Freeman

  • Retired Teacher; Member, Village and Town of Boonville Environmental Councils
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2013
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

Nancy A. Novak

  • Manager Safety & Regulatory Compliance at Bonide Products, Inc.; Member, Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange and Mohawk Valley Safety Professional Consortium
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
  • Appointment/Term Start Date: 3/24/2015
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

Robert J. Roberts, III

  • Business Consultant - RJR & Associates
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/01/2014
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

James Williams

  • Retired from the United States Postal Service, Army Vietnam War Veteran and Member of the Ava Town Planning Board
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

Authority Committee Members

Audit Committee

Treasurer Harry A. Hertline – Chairman Audit Committee

Vincent J. Bono – Vice Chairman Audit Committee

Robert J. Roberts, III


Finance Committee

Treasurer Harry A. Hertline – Chairman Finance Committee

Robert J. Roberts, III – Vice Chairman Finance Committee

Vincent J. Bono


Governance Committee (Established in 2006)

Barbara Freeman – Chairperson Governance Committee

Nancy Novak

James Williams


FOIL Appeals Committee (Established in 1993)

James D'Onofrio - Chair

James Franco

Barbara Freeman

 

Past Authority Board Members

 

  • Alfred A. Barbato, Sr. (1995-2004)
  • Larry Barton (2004-2005)
  • Gerald C. Brodock (1988-2005)
  • R. W. Burrows, Jr. (1988-1995)
  • Vincent Casale (2009-2012)
  • Louis Critelli (1992-2008)
  • Alicia Dicks (2009-2014)
  • A. Frank Dolan (1988-1991)
  • Donald Gross (1995-2013)
  • Robert Julian (1988-1990)
  • Michael Lane (1988-1992)
  • David Link (1988-1995)
  • Robert McLaughlin (1988-2009)
  • Charles Patterson (1992-1995)
  • Dr. Guy Wilcox (1988-2004)
  • David Yeaton (1997-2008)
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Board of Directors

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is a New York public benefit corporation which was created by the State Legislature at the request of Oneida and Herkimer Counties by the passage of Article 8, Title 13-FF of the New York Public Authority Law on September 1, 1988.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of ten members representing an outstanding combination of interests and experiences in the private and public sectors.

Authority Board of Directors

Kenneth A. Long, Chairman

  • Business Manager of the Central Valley Central School District and former Herkimer County Legislator
  • Appointed By: Herkimer County Legislature
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2013
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

 Vincent J. Bono, Vice Chairman

  • Partner in Bono Brothers LLC, Property Management Group; Vice Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature; and Chairman of the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency.
  • Appointed by: Herkimer County Legislature
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2014
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

Harry A. Hertline, Treasurer

  • Korean War Air Force Veteran, Retired GE Unit Contract Manager, and former Minority Leader Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

 Neil C. Angell

  • Town of Verona Dairy Farmer and former Oneida County Legislator and Member of the Agricultural Economic Development Committee
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2014
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

 James M. D'Onofrio

  • President of Arlott Office Products and Member of Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2016
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

James A. Franco

  • Part-time DPW Superintendent, Village of Herkimer
  • Appointed By: Herkimer County Legislature
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

Barbara Freeman

  • Retired Teacher; Member, Village and Town of Boonville Environmental Councils
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2013
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

Nancy A. Novak

  • Manager Safety & Regulatory Compliance at Bonide Products, Inc.; Member, Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange and Mohawk Valley Safety Professional Consortium
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
  • Appointment/Term Start Date: 3/24/2015
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

Robert J. Roberts, III

  • Business Consultant - RJR & Associates
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/01/2014
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

James Williams

  • Retired from the United States Postal Service, Army Vietnam War Veteran and Member of the Ava Town Planning Board
  • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
  • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
  • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

Authority Committee Members

Audit Committee

Treasurer Harry A. Hertline – Chairman Audit Committee

Vincent J. Bono – Vice Chairman Audit Committee

Robert J. Roberts, III


Finance Committee

Treasurer Harry A. Hertline – Chairman Finance Committee

Robert J. Roberts, III – Vice Chairman Finance Committee

Vincent J. Bono


Governance Committee (Established in 2006)

Barbara Freeman – Chairperson Governance Committee

Nancy Novak

James Williams


FOIL Appeals Committee (Established in 1993)

James D'Onofrio - Chair

James Franco

Barbara Freeman

 

Past Authority Board Members

 

  • Alfred A. Barbato, Sr. (1995-2004)
  • Larry Barton (2004-2005)
  • Gerald C. Brodock (1988-2005)
  • R. W. Burrows, Jr. (1988-1995)
  • Vincent Casale (2009-2012)
  • Louis Critelli (1992-2008)
  • Alicia Dicks (2009-2014)
  • A. Frank Dolan (1988-1991)
  • Donald Gross (1995-2013)
  • Robert Julian (1988-1990)
  • Michael Lane (1988-1992)
  • David Link (1988-1995)
  • Robert McLaughlin (1988-2009)
  • Charles Patterson (1992-1995)
  • Dr. Guy Wilcox (1988-2004)
  • David Yeaton (1997-2008)
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