After many months of deliberation, the Tompkins County Legislature finally approved the relocation of its’ Chambers and offices to the Old County Courthouse. The legislature has committed to moving to the space currently used as a Supreme Courtroom no later than the end of this year. The legislature is required to vacate its’ current space in the main courthouse to accommodate the needs of the State Court System, who will renovate the current space into the new Supreme Courtroom. A new floor plan was also approved, designed to be more cost effective.
The legislature also unanimously backed a resolution calling for all counties to unite for meaningful mandate relief in New York State. Tompkins County will be joining other counties from around the state to inform local citizens about the importance of mandate relief and how it affects local property taxes and public services, as well as urging them to contact higher public officials regarding the importance of these mandates.