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2015 News Archives

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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

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2015 News Archives

Following a public hearing, the Legislature authorized the County’s application for $691,500 in Community Development Block Grant funds, through the New York State Homes and Community Renewal Housing Trust Fund.  The grant funds, to be applied for in this year’s...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard seven more budget presentations in a second night of review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2016 County budget.

The 2016 Recommended Budget supports total expendituresof $171 million, with...

The Community Housing Development Fund (formerly known as the Housing Fund) - Funding Round 10: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now open
The Community Housing Development Fund, formerly referred to as the Housing Fund, is a joint effort of...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight began review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2016 County Budget, hearing their first eight presentations from County departments, beginning a committee review process that will run through most...

Both the Tompkins County Solid Waste Division Office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will resume their regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September 8th...

On August 17th, 2015, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) adopted emergency regulations to prevent the spread of disease caused by Legionella bacteria. The Health Department explained the goal is to prevent Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks similar to...

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has delivered to the County Legislature a 2016 Recommended County Budget that maintains services, reinvests in infrastructure, addresses organizational pressure points, and remains within the County’s projected property tax cap...

The Legislature, by a vote of 10-3 (Legislators Jim Dennis, Mike Sigler, and Glenn Morey voted no: Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera was excused) requested that New York State assess the health and environmental risks associated with large-scale new natural gas pipelines and...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera was excused), approved an agreement for the County to forgo collection of County taxes, for the years 2014-2016, in an amount not to exceed $5,400, on two parcels on Lake Street, now owned by the City of...

In the third of a series of necessary actions, the Legislature extended for two more years the added one-percent sales tax for the County, authorized as required by the New York State Legislature, as it has been in two-year increments since 1992.  Approval came without...

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