Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Comptroller Joseph Timpano are closing the books on the 2014 fiscal year.

The county ended the year with a surplus and the county's credit rating was confirmed by all three credit rating agencies.

Picente says the results once again highlight the strong fiscal management of the County's finances. He says the county kept government expenses under budget by nearly $10 million.

The county finished the 2014 fiscal year with a $5.1 million surplus.  It's the county's fourth surplus in a row.  Picente says some of the surplus will go to reducing the county's retirement debt.