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2022 News Archives

The Tompkins County Legislature is inviting the community to participate in a forum on the 2023 recommended county budget. The forum will begin at 7pm on Tuesday, September 27 and will include a brief overview on the recommended budget and an opportunity for Tompkins County residents to provide…
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) Scot Vanderpool, General Manager for TCAT and Julie Ellis-Grove, Comptroller, presented the recommended 2023 agency budget. Vanderpool relayed information on the adaptation that TCAT and other transit agencies have had to go through over the past…
To improve broadband internet access in Tompkins County residents and businesses are asked to participate in a survey to determine the needs and opportunities for broadband in the county. The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (DPS), in partnership with ECC Technologies of…
The Tompkins County Veterans Services Department is extending a community invitation to the annual public watchfire event honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action. The event also will provide an opportunity to dispose of unserviceable American flags respectfully and properly. The…
Tompkins County Expanded Budget Committee Meetings Begin The Tompkins County Legislature gathered as an Expanded Budget Committee to hear the first group of departmental budget presentations. Legislator Deborah Dawson (D-Lansing), who chairs the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee stated…
Funding will support projects focused on COVID-19 recovery and community resiliency. The Tompkins County Legislature is announcing the launch of the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund (“TCRF”), which will provide over $6.5 million in grant funding to a variety of eligible organizations, government…
Highlights of the September 6, 2022 meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature Legislature Hears 2023 Recommended Budget Presentation Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes presented her recommended 2023 County Budget and Capital Budget to the Legislature. The recommended 2023 Tompkins…
The Tompkins County Reimagining Public Safety Plan to “require public disclosure of District Attorney and Assigned Counsel Office statistics on a quarterly and annual basis” has kicked off for community input and implementation. The plan is one of four plans specific to the County organization…
2021 Finance Report and County Audit Finance Director Rick Snyder presented the County’s 2021 financial report. The presentation included that the County’s unassigned fund balance has grown significantly over the past several years, which is currently at $62 million, up around $44 million over…
Legislature Accepts County Resiliency and Recovery Plan Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability Katie Borgella and Cynthia Bianco from Tetra Tech (project management consultant) presented the Tompkins County Resiliency and Recovery plan, which helps the County and municipal governments…