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2016 News Archives

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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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2016 News Archives

The Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Tompkins County Law Enforcement Shared Services Initiative (police consolidation study) will be presented to the Tompkins County Legislature by County Administrator Joe Mareane at the Legislature’s meeting July 5th...

With gardening, hiking and outside gatherings – it’s a great time to be outside and enjoy the season! It is also time to take the steps needed to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to people...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of the County’s newest food scraps recycling drop spot, in conjunction with the Brooktondale Farmers Market.

Located at the Brooktondale Community Center at 522 Valley Road, this pilot...

The Legislature approved County financial support to enable Tompkins Community Action to develop the Amici House Project, which will serve homeless and housing-vulnerable young people. The action authorizes the County to acquire a parcel of land at 661 Spencer Road,...

The Legislature took five separate actions regarding Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). All were approved by unanimous vote.

Following a public hearing, it approved adoption of the College’s $41.6 million 2016-17 Operating Budget. The Budget contains no...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-3 (Legislators Mike Sigler, Glenn Morey, and Dave McKenna voted no), went on record opposed to some provisions of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, approved in the U.S. Senate, with a modified version...

The Legislature heard a presentation on the final report of the county’s Energy and Economic Development Task Force, from task force chair Charlie Trautmann. The Task Force, comprised of local business leaders, government officials, and environmental advocates, was...


By a vote of 10-4, Legislators Glenn Morey, Mike Sigler, Peter Stein, and Dave McKenna voting no, the Legislature adopted a Local Law permitting the Legislature to override the tax levy limit for 2017. The law does not necessarily mean that the Legislature will...

The Legislature, following a public hearing, adopted a new Local Law that creates a new chapter of the County Code, revising residency requirements for the positions of Corrections Officer and Assistant District Attorney, intended to assure an adequate pool of qualified...

The Tompkins County Department of Finance has come to an agreement with the online short-term home rental company Airbnb concerning the collection of local hotel room occupancy tax. Beginning July 1, 2016 anyone booking rooms in Tompkins County through Airbnb will...

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