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Legislature Moves to Accept American Rescue Plan Funds as Lost Revenue Replacement, Additional Expanded Budget Committee Meeting to Discuss Funds Planned for August 10 Following the Legislature’s agreement in the July 19th Expanded Budget Committee to use 100% of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds…
Following a previous meeting on June 30th encompassing a series of presentations from County staff and an initial discussion on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds set to be received by Tompkins County, a second meeting of the Expanded Budget Committee (Committee of the whole Legislature) was held…
The Tompkins County Tourism Program is now accepting applications for the fall 2021 Community Celebrations grant cycle, open through Friday, Sept. 10.  A total of $10,000 in funding is available, with an average award range of $500 to $1,000 per application. Community Celebrations Grants assist…
Legislature Gathers In-Person Following 16 Months in Virtual Format Vice Chairwoman Shawna Black (D-Ithaca) thanked County staff for managing the past year of virtual meetings and for instituting a hybrid (online and in-person) approach quickly following the lifting of the New York State…
As part of an ongoing virtual panel series on critical local issues, the Tompkins County office of Human Rights hosted an expert local group to discuss violence in Ithaca and America. Dr. Ken Clarke, Director of the office moderated the panel and introduced the context of reported local and…
Tompkins County is set to receive a total of nearly $20 million in one-time relief funding from the Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP). The Tompkins County Legislature held a meeting of its Expanded Budget Committee (all Legislators were present, save Glenn Morey who was excused) to discuss the…
Due to low staffing levels, the Tompkins County Department of Motor Vehicles is continuing with the appointment system initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic for at least the next 30 days while new employees are trained and onboarded. The Tompkins County DMV Office continues to be open to the…
Discussions Begin on Use of American Rescue Plan Funds Interim Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes presented an overview of the $19.8 million of one-time American Rescue Plan funds made available to the County, including key dates, restrictions on use of the funds, and options for use of…
Link to PDF of Annual Report Message from Director Daniel Cornell:  Thank you for your interest in the Tompkins County Department of Probation and Community Justice Annual Report for 2020. As a Department we entered 2020 with the January 30th retirement of Probation Director Patricia Buechel,…
The Tompkins County Legislature is seeking community input on the use of $19.8 million in one-time funding made available through the American Recovery Plan Act (ARP). Input is being sought through a survey asking Tompkins County residents to rank their top three priorities for the funds;…