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2016 News Archives

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TOMPKINS TODAY

Tompkins County seeks applicants for this important Human Resources position. Apply by Dec.15, 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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2016 News Archives

Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimate is based on children with a blood lead level of 5...

At today’s second meeting of the Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee, County Administrator Joe Mareane reported that two consultant proposals have been received in response to the County’s Request for Proposals to conduct a socially focused population study of the...

The Tompkins County Legislature formally adopted amendments to the County Administrator’s 2017 Recommended Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years, as recommended by the Expanded Budget Committee. The vote was unanimous. There were no changes to the...

Through six separate unanimous votes, Legislators authorized the issuance of up to nearly $4.7 million in serial bonds and notes to finance County capital projects. The projects include several bridge repair/replacement projects, including the Ludlowville Road Bridge...

The Legislature received a briefing on results of a more than year-long intensive study of the county’s municipal court system by the Municipal Courts Task Force from Task Force Chair Ray Schlather. The Task Force was charged in 2015 by the Tompkins County Council of...

Taking up an item postponed at their last meeting, Legislators scheduled a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Tompkins County Charter, the product of two years of intensive line-by-line review. Legislators, however, delayed the hearing to November 15th, from...

The Legislature, without dissent or discussion, scheduled a November 1st hearing on a proposal to opt-in on a new Local Law that would provide a restricted sale price exemption on houses subject to a housing trust; the exemption covering the difference between the...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight recommended that the Legislature amend County Administrator Joe Mareane’s 2017 Recommended Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years. The recommendation came by a unanimous vote of 14-0.

The...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, October 22, held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back. The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee supported eight more changes, as they completed their second night of acting on potential amendments to County Administrator Joe Mareane’s Recommended 2017 County Budget

Much discussion, however, related to an...

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