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2017 News Archives

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The next meeting will take place Sept.

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Head of county government, to succeed retiring Administrator Joe Mareane next year.

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.

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2017 News Archives

Friday, August 18, 2017 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the September 12, 2017 Primary Election.

Sample Ballots for the September 12, Primary Election will be available soon and will be viewable at...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature, by unanimous vote, adopted a new County Wireless Surcharge Law. The new Local Law repeals the County’s former Local Law, passed in 2002, that established a 30-cent public safety surcharge on postpaid wireless communications...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved appropriation of $20,500 from the Contingent Fund to support acquisition of a Mass Notification System for Tompkins County, and authorized the County to enter into a three-year contract with SwiftReach Company, of Mahwah, New...

In the latest required step to comply with New York State’s County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Law, the Legislature, without dissent, endorsed the recommended Tompkins County Shared Services Plan and sent it back to the County’s Shared Services Panel...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-3 (Legislators Peter Stein, Jim Dennis, and Will Burbank voted no), approved a matter of legislative procedure, amending the so-called “blue card” that must be completed and submitted by those wishing to speak during public privilege of...

Legislators, by a 13-1 vote (Legislator Dooley Kiefer dissenting), approved a resolution of support of development of the Cayuga Solar project in the Town of Lansing.

The measure notes that Cayuga Solar, created by the Cayuga Operating Company, proposes...

The Legislature approved new resolutions regarding acquisition by the County of the Tompkins Trust building on the Ithaca Commons, to house the History Center, along with co-located non-profits, to be known as the Tompkins Center for History and Culture.

The new...

The Legislature, in more than an hour of thoughtful discussion, considered a resolution, recommended by the County’s Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Committee and its Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, to recognize the second Monday in October as “Indigenous...

Ithaca, NY – In its effort to invest in community-based tourism, the Tompkins County Tourism Program offers grants to local organizations to help promote events and develop visitor attractions and amenities. Tourism Program staff will host a workshop for anyone...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person near the intersection of Hanshaw Road and The Parkway in Cayuga Heights. The bite occurred the morning of Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

The dog is described as a small/medium beagle mix. The dog...

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