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2017 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.

Opportunities to serve on several Planning & Sustainability advisory boards. Further details HERE.

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, without dissent, approved funding for two projects, under the County’s new Natural Infrastructure capital program, and for a third from the County’s Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection. (Legislators Carol Chock...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislators Carol Chock and Martha Robertson were excused), allocated $50,000 in Contingent funding to support the transitional housing initiative, developed by the Ithaca/Tompkins Continuum of Care. The funds were allocated to the...

Reconsidering a decision from its last meeting, the Legislature, by a 10-2 vote, approved the recommended name for the Tompkins Trust building on the Ithaca Commons, being purchased by the County as a new home for the History Center and co-located non-profits. The...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted the audited Tompkins County Financial Report for the 2016 fiscal year.  Finance Director Rick Snyder delivered a detailed report to the Legislature, noting that the County received an “unmodified opinion” on the basic...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislators Carol Chock and Martha Robertson were excused) agreed to grant $2,000 in County Tourism Program funds to the Community Arts Partnership, to help support a professional development workshop focused on capacity building to...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council (EMC) has taken a position on the issue of indoor and outdoor lighting, specifically regarding the presence of blue light in the environment.

The resolution passed by the Council at its June 8th meeting features...

Tompkins County today released the final report from a wide-ranging, six-month-long population study related to capacity issues at the Tompkins County Jail. 

The Tompkins County Legislature late last year retained the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) to...

Tompkins County Public Library Director Susan Currie has announced the July 20 launch of phase two of the 21st Century Library Renovation.

Phase two follows the successful February completion of a full public restroom remodel, the replacement of carpet throughout...

On Wednesday, July 19th, the Tompkins County Shared Services Panel will invite public comment on Tompkins County’s draft county-wide Shared Services Plan.

The public hearing will be held on July 19th, 5:30 p.m., at Tompkins County Legislature Chambers, located at...

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane today announced his plan to retire on February 1, 2018. Mareane has served in the Administrator’s position since October 2008, succeeding Stephen Whicher.

Mareane will leave the County after a 37-year career in...

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