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2017 News Archives

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Tompkins County seeks candidates for the position of Employee Health and Safety Coordinator. Details HERE . Apply by February 9.

REPOSTED.  Tompkins County seeks applicants for this important Human Resources position. Apply by Feb. 3, Updated 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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2017 News Archives

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized a contract with Insero& Co. CPAs, of Ithaca, to provide continued financial auditing services to Tompkins County government. Insteero, which contracted with the County to conduct external audits of the County’s financial...

In response to a resolution advanced by Legislator Dooley Kiefer, the Legislature, by a vote of 11-2, went on record in support of equality of Internet access (net neutrality) and regulation of the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Federal Communications...

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease spread person to person through coughs or sneezes. Pertussis can affect anyone at any age, but it is particularly harmful to infants who are too young to be vaccinated.

Pertussis is cyclical in...

With what they termed “an abundance of gratitude,” members of the Tompkins County Legislature joined in proclamation “to recognize and thank Joe Mareane for his years of dedicated and tireless service to the residents and employees of Tompkins County, upon his retirement...

The Legislature, in two separate unanimous votes, appropriated funds from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection, for two local projects—the West Hill Wildway – Babcock Acquisition near Coy Glen in the Town of Ithaca and the...

The Legislature learned that the State Public Service Commission has unanimously approved NYSEG’s compressor proposal to address energy and economic development needs as an alternative to the proposed West Dryden Road natural gas pipeline.

At tonight’s meeting,...

The Legislature, without dissent, formally expressed its strong opposition to any tax reform proposal that would eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction and urged Congressman Reed and Senators Gillibrand and Schumer to join publicly in opposing any such...

County Legislature Chair Michael Lane today announced that County Administrator Joe Mareane is taking a medical leave from the County beginning Monday, November 13.

Mareane had earlier announced his plan to retire on February 1, 2018. In order to focus on his...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management has installed its seventh public space recycling station outside the entrance to the County Health Department on Brown Road.

The specially-designed bin features receptacles for both trash...

Concluding a process that started at the beginning of September, the Tompkins County Legislature tonight adopted the County’s 2018 budget and the capital program for the next five years. The budget was approved by unanimous vote.

The $180 million budget increases...

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