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2011 News Archives

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TOMPKINS TODAY

The next meeting will take place Sept.

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Head of county government, to succeed retiring Administrator Joe Mareane next year.

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.

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2011 News Archives

Organizations or individuals interested in participating in the development of the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Plan for 2012-2020 are invited to attend a community workshop on Tuesday January 10th, 2011. The workshop will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-3, increased bonding authority for improvements to the new Human Services Annex building. (Legislators Pam Mackesey, Frank Proto, and Kathy Luz Herrera voted no.) The Legislature authorized up to $1.3 million in bonding to support design...

After approving three resolutions related to the issue of gas drilling two weeks ago, the Tompkins County Legislature has now called for a statewide ban in high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. The resolution was approved by a vote of 14-1 (Legislator Frank...

The County's Independent Redistricting Commission, charged with preparing a recommended plan for reapportionment of County legislative districts, narrowed its review process further at its tenth meeting Thursday, members reaching consensus that a 14-district plan should...

The Legislature's Capital Plan Review Committee, meeting in special session Tuesday, recommended that bonding authority be increased for improvements to the new Human Services Annex building on West State Street, to reflect added cost since preliminary plans and financial...

The Legislature's Capital Plan Review Committee today continued to examine plans to improve the new Human Services Annex building (formerly occupied by Carpet Bazaar) into space to be initially occupied by the County Office for the Aging (COFA). The intent is to configure...

Awards announced today by Governor Andrew Cuomo through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative provide significant support for projects initiated by Tompkins County to help spur economic growth and job creation in the Southern Tier.

The Tompkins...

County Highway Division Manager Bill Sczesny reports the necessary approval from the state Department of Transportation has been received, and Newfield Depot Road Bridge reopened this morning, Tuesday, December 6.

Looking ahead to next month's annual election of leadership for the County Legislature, Legislator Mike Lane, in a statement to the Legislature, urged that "a more publicly transparent selection process" be used for choosing legislative leadership for 2012.

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The Tompkins County Legislature, through three coordinated resolutions adopted without dissent, took an official stand on issues related to gas drilling though horizontal drilling and high-volume hydrofracturing the Marcellus shale.

It approved comments for...

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