HelpContact UsFOILSite Map

Custom Navigation

Living in Tompkins County linkLearning in Tompkins County linkVisiting Tompkins County linkBusiness in Tompkins County linkTompkins County Government link

Funding Approved for Building Assessment for Possible Heritage Education Center

You are here:

You are here

> Funding Approved for Building Assessment for Possible Heritage Education Center

TOMPKINS TODAY

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

previous next

Funding Approved for Building Assessment for Possible Heritage Education Center

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Legislature, by unanimous vote agreed to appropriate $15,000 in contingent funds to support a structural, mechanical, and codes assessment of the Tompkins Trust building on the Ithaca Commons, an initial step in the County’s exploration of possible acquisition and reuse of the building as a new home for The History Center in Tompkins County and a proposed heritage education center bringing together compatible non-profits.

The study will assess the condition of the building’s structural and mechanical systems, as well as any required code-related improvements. As part of its longstanding role in providing space for a museum that preserve the records and artifacts that document the county’s history, the County allocates about $100,000 annually to underwrite The History Center’s occupancy costs.

Administrator Joe Mareane said the study should take about 60 days, and that the matter will come back to the Legislature once the study is completed.