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2016 News Archives

Seventeen employees of Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing, New York were successfully extricated this morning, after being trapped in an elevator below ground late last night.

Last night, at approximately 10 p.m., an elevator carrying the 17 Cargill employees to a salt...

Extrication efforts are in progress to remove miners trapped in an elevator below ground late last night at the Cargill Salt Mine in the Town of Lansing. Continued extrication is proceeding rapidly.


Below is a statement issued by Tompkins County...

The Lansing Fire Department, working with Cargill Salt, Inc. and assisted by other agencies, is coordinating a rescue situation at the Cargill Salt Mine, located on Portland Point Road in Lansing.

At 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, an emergency call came in to the Tompkins...

At its 2016 organizational meeting, the Tompkins County Legislature reelected Legislator Michael Lane (D) to a third year as Chair of the Legislature. Legislator Daniel Klein (D) was elected Vice Chair. The positions of Chair and Vice Chair are filled each year by...

The Legislature, without dissent, confirmed County Administrator Joe Mareane’s appointment of Lance Salibury as Supervising Attorney of the County’s Assigned Counsel Office. (Legislator Martha Robertson was excused.) As is required, Mr. Salisbury’s appointment has also...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Martha Robertson was excused), approved the appropriation of $46,500 from the Contingent Fund to purchase officer body cameras and related services by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. Funds will support program hardware...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Martha Robertson was excused), approved amendment of the County’s five-year Capital Program to add a renovation project for the Tompkins County Public Library building, at an estimated total cost of $1.4 million. 

The...

The Legislature took three actions related to Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, all related to support of affordable housing. All were approved by unanimous votes, with Legislator Martha Robertson excused and Legislator Carol Chock abstaining, recusing herself...

On behalf of the Tompkins County Legislature, County Administrator Joe Mareane today announced that New York State has accepted a revised countywide Government Efficiency Report, enabling homeowners within the County to receive a State “tax freeze” rebate check equal to...

Tompkins County organizations planning Community Celebrations or projects with potential to draw visitors from outside Tompkins County are invited to apply for financial support from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. Grant guidelines and applications are available at...

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