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The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) adopted an off-site commercial solar policy on October 12, 2017. The policy will make available a property tax incentive to promote community solar projects. Community solar projects allow anyone to purchase...

The Tompkins County Legislature formally adopted amendments to the County Administrator’s 2018 Recommended Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years, as recommended by the Expanded Budget Committee. The vote was unanimous. There were no additional changes to...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-2 (Legislators Carol Chock and Dooley Kiefer voted no) authorized the County Finance Department to enter into an arrangement with Systems East, Inc., of Cortland, NY, its current tax collection software provider, to provide the Department...

Through three separate unanimous votes, Legislators authorized the issuance of up to nearly $1,525,000 in serial bonds and notes to finance County capital projects. The projects include reconstruction and resurfacing a portion of Eliis Hollow Road, reconstructing the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized the Tompkins County Development Corporation to issue up to $26,500,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds on behalf of Ithaca College, refinance bonds issued for a project in 2011. The Legislature’s action qualifies the interest...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight recommended that the Legislature amend County Administrator Joe Mareane’s 2018 Recommended Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years. The recommendation came by a unanimous vote of 12-0.

As...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee supported additional changes, as they completed their second night of acting on potential amendments to County Administrator Joe Mareane’s Recommended 2018 County Budget

At their second voting meeting October 12,...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee have begun to recommend changes to County Administrator Joe Mareane’s Recommended Budget delivered to them last month, marking the start of a new phase of the County’s 2018 budget process.

At their initial voting...

The Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) has an at-large vacancy and invites Tompkins County residents to apply for membership.

The BOH is a volunteer board that serves as the governing body for the Health Department. The eight board members each serve six-year...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, confirmed County Administrator Joe Mareane’s appointment of Kit Kephart for a five-year term as Tompkins County Commissioner of Social Services.

Commissioner Kephart has been employed by Tompkins County in the Department of...

Acting on a member-filed resolution initiated by Legislator Carol Chock, the Legislature, without dissent, approved a resolution in support of aid to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and their United States citizens, following the damage and devastation caused by...

Tompkins County Public Library will host an after-hours unveiling of its much-anticipated teen center and 21st century learning lab and a public celebration of outgoing director Susan Currie’s contributions to the Library, Friday, October 13 from 5 to 7 p.m..
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The Legislature tonight held its annual Community Budget Forum, inviting residents to learn about and comment on the County’s recommended 2018 budget currently under review by the Legislature.

About 18 people attended, and ten of them spoke during the hour-long...

 In three sessions this week, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee concluded the presentation phase of the budget process, hearing presentations from 16 County departments and agencies, as it continued to review County Administrator Joe Mareane’s 2018...

The New York State Commission of Correction (COC) today consented to a three-month extension of Tompkins County Jail’s long-standing 18-bed variance, but indicated that is the final extension the County will receive. The decision came at the Commission’s meeting with...

There will be an organizational meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation International on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Training Room of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Administration Building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY.

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The Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today formally received results from the Law Enforcement Shared Services Study conducted by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), commissioned by Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca, with participation by Cayuga Heights...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on the 1800 block of Dryden Road in the Town of Dryden. The bite occurred Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m.

The dog is described as a greyish brown pit bull or pit...

The Tompkins County Legislature will hold its annual Community Budget Forum on Monday, October 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The public information meeting on the budget will be held at County Legislature Chambers, located on the second floor of the Governor Daniel D...

The Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee today considered the focus of its future work, now that the County has received results from the jail population study conducted on behalf of the County by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR).  The CGR report found...

The Tompkins County Legislature, without dissent, urged the United States Congress to pass the new bipartisan-supported “Dream Act of 2017,” to prevent the revocation of legal status from immigrant youth protected under the five-year-old Deferred Action of Childhood...

The Legislature went on record in unanimous support of a New York State Electric and Gas petition to the State Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting permission to construct a pressure-boosting compressor station project to address safety, pressure, and reliability...

The Legislature bid a fond farewell to Legislator Peter Stein, who last week announced he will resign from the Legislature effective September 22, since he is moving out of District 11 (Town of Ithaca), which he represents.

Calling it a “bittersweet moment,”...

MWBE Workshop
Tompkins Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, September 28, 9AM-12PM

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are pleased to announce the second in their workshop series being...

In three sessions this week, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard budget presentations from 19 County departments and agencies, its first full week of review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s 2018 Recommended Budget.

The following...

A free workshop titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease will be held Monday...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County Sponsors Forum March 10

On March 10, The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will sponsor a free forum entitled Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance.

The two-hour...

Help Paying for In-Home Care

The Office for the Aging has funding to provide in-home care for older adults (age 60+) who require assistance with activities of daily living. Families or individuals who are struggling with either providing...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has had several inquiries regarding the sudden turn of events regarding the position of Tompkins County District Attorney. We are writing this to clarify what has happened and what the procedure will be going forward.

On July...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older, on a first come first served basis, while the supply lasts. The coupons are for the purchase of fresh fruits and...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do yard work for senior citizens in the spring and summer months. The office is currently updating its list and is in need of more workers.

If you might be interested...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Friday, May 6, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a relative...

Are you interested in enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities living in long term care facilities? Do you possess excellent communication skills, assessment and problem solving abilities? The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has a rewarding...

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling Christmas trees. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the Solid Waste Division website, www....

Do you know of an individual (age 60 +) who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through civic engagement and...

The next Aging Services Network Meeting will be Friday, December 11th from 12-1 at the NY Connects/Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 West Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca.

Assistant Attorney General, Mike Danaher, will be presenting Smart Seniors...

A free workshop titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" will be held Thursday, November 19, 2:00– 3:00 pm at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Ms. Blumkin, a local...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, September 26, in conjuction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back.  The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

The Fall issue of the quarterly newsletter, IN SUPPORT OF CAREGIVERS, is now available at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. The newsletter can also be read online at http://tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa/...

Register Early!

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  You will learn to...

The new 2015-2016 Curbside Recycling Guidelines will be hitting your mailbox in the days ahead! The brochure is produced by the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, and sent to all households in the County. It covers the 12-month period from July 2015 through...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights is commemorating Fair Housing Month with workshops geared toward tenants and landlords.

There will be a fair housing workshop for landlords on...

A free workshop titled "Creative Self-care for Caregivers" will be presented by Emily Millen, LCAT, to family caregivers of older adults on Thursday, March 5,  6:30 PM- 8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street,...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for LGBT Caregivers” will be presented on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Mariette Geldenhuys, a local attorney,...

Do you know of an older adult who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award.

The...

This information is provided by Solar Tompkins.  Tompkins County government partnered with Solar Tompkins on this successful program.

Solar Tompkins is meeting its ambitious goal of doubling the total deployment of residential solar power in a single year...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is launching a new poster contest that invites Tompkins County artists of all ages to apply their creative efforts to the question, “What Would MLK Say Today?” The submission deadline is 12 noon on Monday, January...

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Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information HERE

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