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2020 News Archives

The Tompkins County Department of Assessment will be mailing renewal exemption applications on December 18 for all exemptions that must be applied for on a yearly basis.  Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus and trying to limit the number of people visiting the Assessment office to file…
Resolution Changes Composition of Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency to Include a Local Labor Representative. A resolution to change the composition of Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) sponsored by Legislator Anna Kelles (D-Ithaca) passed unanimously (14-0). Kelles…
Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca are announcing two upcoming community forums as part of the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative between the two municipalities. Tompkins County Mental Health Commissioner and Public Health Director Frank Kruppa will hold a forum on the County’s Mental…
Tompkins County Public Health and Emergency Operations Center officials held a virtual COVID-19 update Wednesday detailing the recent spike in positive cases and answering questions from the public. The update is archived on the County’s YouTube channel. Tompkins County Public Health Director…
Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca are sharing updates on the Reimagining Public Safety collaborative and encouraging community members to continue to provide input. On Friday, December 11th at 4 pm, County and City officials will host a town hall outlining community input to date, answering…
The Tompkins County Legislature unanimously approved a financing plan that will increase the annual household fee to $70 for 2021. This $10 increase from the annual fee in 2020 is designed to help offset a significant increase in costs for contracted recycling services. The total proposed 2021…
Legislature Receives COVID-19 Update from Emergency Operations Center Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino and Public Health Director Frank Kruppa presented the 16th bi-weekly COVID-19 update to the Tompkins County Legislature. The update came as the County surpassed 1,000 total positive…
Tompkins County Health Department and Emergency Operations Center officials held a live streamed COVID-19 Update Monday. Officials detailed the recent increase in positive cases and guidance on gatherings and travel leading into the fall and winter holidays. The Tompkins County Health Department…
Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca are hosting a series of Community Voices Public Forums for community members to share perspectives and visions for reimagining public safety. For example, community members may choose to provide input based on their recent interactions with law enforcement and…
Final Draft State Route 13 Corridor Study Presented to Legislature The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council conducted a corridor study of State Router 13 from Warren Road in Lansing to the Village of Dryden. Consultants…