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2016 News Archives

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Health Department Rabies Clinics this month. Details HERE.

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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2016 News Archives

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Jim Dennis was excused) authorized the County to accept a total of $31,800 from the City of Ithaca, and Villages of Cayuga Heights, Dryden, Groton, and Trumansburg to support data conversion of municipal police department...

The Legislature approved a Community Mental Health Nurse position to provide utilization review at the Tompkins County Mental Health Department. The vote was unanimous, with Legislator Jim Dennis excused. Operating under Utilization Review Authority for the County Mental...

Dr. William Klepack, Medical Director of the Tompkins County Health Department, has been recognized as 2016 Family Physician of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP).

The award, presented last month at the Academy’s Congress of...

The Tompkins County Health Department is working with the City of Ithaca to address the discolored drinking water issue within the municipal distribution system as well as the lead sampling conducted at city facilities. We do not have indications that these issues are...

Following a year of study on the issue, the Legislature, without dissent, passed a resolution of support for the Commissioner of Personnel to implement procedures to eliminate the criminal conviction disclosure from the Tompkins County employment application (“banning...

Following up on an initial report at the Legislature’s last meeting, County Administrator Joe Mareane presented the Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant services to conduct a feasibility study regarding potential restructuring and shared services involving...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused) authorized a funding agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation for Coddington Road highway safety improvements at the intersections with Burns Road and East King Road in the...

Finance Director Rick Snyder reported on the County’s recent sales of Bond Anticipation Notes (BANs) and New Money Bonds to support County projects. On June 23, nearly $5.3 million in one-year notes were sold at a net interest rate of 0.9580% to Raymond James &...

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets. There have been no confirmed rabid...

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...

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