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2013 News Archives

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Tompkins County seeks candidates for the position of Employee Health and Safety Coordinator. Details HERE . Apply by February 9.

REPOSTED.  Tompkins County seeks applicants for this important Human Resources position. Apply by Feb. 3, Updated details HERE.

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

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2013 News Archives

The Legislature approved a capital project that will renovate the County Public Safety Building to increase jail capacity and be expected to decrease the County's inmate board-out expenses. (The vote was unanimous, with Legislator Nate Shinagawa absent.)


The Legislature, by a vote of 13-1, implemented a provision of New York State Tax Law that authorizes the County to apply an additional .25 percent Mortgage Recording Tax for mass transportation services. (Legislator Dooley Kiefer voted no; Legislator Nate Shinagawa was...

In light of information being circulated by an out-of-state firm, Tompkins County Clerk Aurora R. Valenti informs citizens that her office can quickly provide a copy of a homeowner's deed at little or no cost.

A Delaware-based company is contacting Tompkins...

The Ithaca Reform Temple will not be available for use as a poll site for the September 10 Primary Election due to flooding earlier this summer.

Voters who would have used that site (Lansing Districts 5 and 7) will now go to the Lansing Village Hall, located at...

At a brief special meeting, the Legislature took the final step to authorize extension of the County's additional one percent sales tax. With the Legislature's action, the one percent tax, in effect since December 1, 1992, is extended through November 30, 2015.


The Legislature's Government Operations Committee today received the report from a four-month-long study of a County work group that examined the County's Livable Wage policy, in effect for the past decade.

The County's 2003 Livable Wage policy encourages, but...

Information on the proposed capital project that would renovate the County's Public Safety Building to increase jail capacity is now posted on the County Administration web site.

To view the information from LaBella Architects, presented to three committees and...

The Legislature's budget committee today recommended that the Legislature implement a provision of New York State Tax Law that authorizes the County to apply an additional .25 percent Mortgage Recording Tax for mass transportation services.

Last month, State Tax...

The Democratic and Working Families parties will have a countywide Primary Election on September 10, 2013.

Polls will be open from noon until 9 p.m. You must already be enrolled in one of those parties to vote in this election. Sample Ballots are posted at...

A service this Saturday will honor George H. Ehle, who was Tompkins County's last surviving Civil War veteran.

The memorial event will be held on Saturday, August 24, at 11:00 a.m., at Mr. Ehle's gravesite in Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg.

The event...