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2018 News Archives

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The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium is recruiting for a full-time Executive Director. More information HERE.

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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2018 News Archives

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved the issuance of up to $22 million in tax-exempt revenue refunding bonds by the Tompkins County Development Corporation.  The bonding refinances the outstanding principal amount of Civic Facility Revenue Bonds issued in 2004 by...

The Legislature, without dissent, reaffirmed three calls for action on the part of New York State, which had been urged by the County Legislature earlier this year.  Acting on member-filed resolutions advanced by Legislator Mike Sigler, the Legislature approved...

It will cost more to dispose of garbage in Tompkins County next year.  Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There will also be changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed...

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal...

After listening to two hours of public comment and engaging in close to another hour-and-a-half of thoughtful discussion, the Tompkins County Legislature went on record against the Cayuga Operating Company’s current proposal to repower the Lansing coal-fired plant.  The...

Culminating weeks of discussion on the part of two of its committees, the Legislature took a stand in support of marijuana legalization in New York State.  The resolution, which supports what the State is already doing, favors bringing an end to marijuana prohibition;...

Due to anticipated weather concerns, the time of the Friday, November 16 meeting of the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee has been changed.

The meeting will begin at 10AM (delayed from its scheduled time of 8:30AM).

The...

The Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature listened to an hour-and-a-half of public comment today, then reached a recommendation to advance to the Legislature regarding the future of the Cayuga Power Plant. 

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Concluding a process that started at the beginning of September, the Tompkins County Legislature tonight adopted the County’s 2019 budget and the 2019-2023 Tompkins County Capital Program. The budget was approved by unanimous vote.

The $187.5 million budget, which...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, confirmed County Administrator Jason Molino’s appointment of Lisa Monroe as Director of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.  Monroe, who has served as NY Connects Coordinator for the Office for the Aging since 2013, and as the...

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