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2017 News Archives

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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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2017 News Archives

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed its sixth public space recycling station in Dryden’s Montgomery Park. The specially-designed bin features receptacles for both trash and single-stream recyclable items like cans,...

Residents are urged to attend one of three upcoming public meetings to learn about and comment on the wide-ranging law enforcement shared services study that has been underway since early this year.

At each of the meetings, described below, representatives of the...

In an intense, two-hour session today, the Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee began to examine what comes next, now that it has received the findings from a comprehensive six-month study by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) regarding capacity issues at...

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets. During the hot summer months, bats...

The Legislature’s Old Library Committee today passed three resolutions that advance consideration of disposition of the County’s Old Library site to the full Legislature.

The committee recommended that the site, located at Cayuga and Court Streets in the City of...

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...

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