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2018 News Archives

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Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical leadership position in county government. Applications accepted through May 4.

Flu illness is now widespread.  Are you vaccinated? Flu vaccine is available at the Health Department by appointment. Call 274-6616.

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.

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2018 News Archives

With the arrival of warmer weather imminent, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is reminding residents that uncovered loads are against the law, and subject to a surcharge at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

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The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal has announced that the Slaterville Fire Station will host the Coalition’s spring collection event for unwanted medications next Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The Slaterville Fire Station is located at...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-1 (Legislator Mike Sigler voted no; Legislator Glenn Morey was excused) urged the U.S. Congress to immediately enact a law that mirrors provisions of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, as introduced in the United States Senate, which...

Naloxone Program Approved for All County Facilities, to Enhance Community Safety
The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), authorized the Department of Emergency Response to partner with other agencies, departments and community...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution urgently supporting State legislation, introduced in the Senate by Senators Helming and O’Mara, to establish a third county court judgeship in Tompkins County.  The third county...

By proclamation from Chair Martha Robertson ,the Legislature honored and recognized Theda (“Teddy”) Zimrot, the County’s third and longest serving Director of Human Rights, who died April 7.  From 1983-1995, Zimrot served first as Investigator, then as Directo, of the...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized County Administrator Jason Molino to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to participate in an eleven-county “Raise the Age” Compliance Coalition.  (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused.) Execution of the MOU,...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution of support for s Gun Buyback Event, proposed by Sheriff Ken Lansing and District Attorney Matt Van Houten.  The event, to receive and buy guns turned in by members of the public...

The Legislature’s special Housing Committee today delved into the matter of condominium development, receiving a briefing from Director of Assessment Jay Franklin on how condominiums are assessed in New York State, how they differ from some other types of clustered...

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) was recently awarded a Member and Community Health Improvement grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to improve childhood lead testing rates for the years 2018-2020. “The grant funds will be used to purchase lead testing...

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