Tompkins County Government Happenings: July 10-14

Categories Ithaca, Politics

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week.

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Let’s put every government action we can on the public record. Hyperlinks go to the meeting agenda for further information, if available. County meetings are at the top, then the city of Ithaca, then towns alphabetical by name, then villages in the same arrangement. We’ll get to school boards, too, but not this week.

Tompkins County

Monday, July 10

The Budget, Capital and Personnel committee of the Tompkins County legislature will meet at 4 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. On the agenda are resolutions to appropriate $50,000 for support of transitional housing program and $20,500 for a mass notification system.

TruthSayers covered how a mass notification system could affect odd/even parking in the city here.

Tuesday, July 11

The county legislature’s Facilities & Infrastructure committee meets at 3 p.m. in the legislative chambers at 121 E. Court St. The agenda includes approval of an audit that covers the final payment to Bouley Associates, Inc. for the Tompkins County Public Library’s first renovation phase, and authorizing a grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation to build a food scraps “tipping area” at the recycling center.

City of Ithaca

Monday, July 10

The Board of Public Works meets at 4:45 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. The agenda includes resolutions to allow an “encroachment” by Coltivare into the Cayuga Street right-of-way and making the intersections of the intersections of Hancock Street with Lake and Willow avenues four-way stops.

Tuesday, July 11

The Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. Public hearings are scheduled for changes to buildings at 105 Dearborn Place and 55 Ridgewood Road, and for applying Historic Landmark designation to buildings at 403 College Ave. and 411-415 College Ave.

Wednesday, July 12

The Disability Advisory Council meets at 12:15 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. On the agenda is discussion of how its members can best give ideas to the new “Mobility, Accessibility, and Transportation Commission” proposed under the city’s council/commission restructuring plan.

The Civil Service Commission meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of City Hall. On the agenda is discussion of new job requirements for the supervisor of water & sewer operations, among other business.

The Planning & Economic Development committee meets at 6 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. There are public hearings scheduled on new waterfront zoning rules, a new rule to involve citizens in implementing Fair Housing laws, and on making new “active use” requirements for buildings on the Commons. After the hearings, the committee will vote on these issues to send them on to full Common Council for a vote.

Town of Caroline

Wednesday, July 12

The Caroline Town Board business meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Caroline Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Springs Rd. On the agenda is a report on the county Council of Government’s EMS task force findings and passing a resolution to ask for a draft environmental impact statement for the new Cargill mine shaft project.

Town of Danby

Monday, July 10

The Danby Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road. On the agenda is a continuation from June of a public hearing on a new solar zoning law, along with consideration of adopting a new law.

 

Town of Dryden

Wednesday, July 12

The Dryden Agriculture Advisory committee meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Dryden Town Hall, 93 E. Main St.

Thursday, July 13

The Dryden Town Board has its “abstract & agenda” meeting at 7 p.m. at the Dryden Town Hall, 93 E. Main St.

Town of Enfield

Wednesday, July 12

The Enfield Town Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road. A public hearing is scheduled on a proposed local law to override the tax levy limit.

Town of Groton

Tuesday, July 11

The Groton Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Groton Town Hall, 101 Conger Blvd. On the agenda is a public hearing and a vote on a moratorium on commercial energy facilities.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, July 10

The Ithaca Town Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. On the agenda is a public hearing and a vote to override the local law limiting the tax levy and discussion on extending the building moratorium on new two-family dwellings.

 

Town of Lansing

Monday, July 10

The Town of Lansing planning board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road.

Town of Newfield

Thursday, July 13

The monthly Newfield Town Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Newfield Town Hall, 166 Main St.

Town of Ulysses

Tuesday, June 13

The Ulysses Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10 Elm St., Trumansburg. The agenda includes hearings on proposed purchases of two parcels of land, one on Salo Drive and one at 1284 Taughannock Boulevard.

Village of Cayuga Heights

No meetings scheduled this week.

Village of Dryden

No meetings scheduled this week.

Village of Freeville

No meetings scheduled this week.

Village of Groton

No meetings advertised this week.

Village of Lansing

Monday, July 10

The Planning Board meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Lansing office, 2405 N. Triphammer Road. A discussion of the Lansing Meadows planned development area is on the agenda.

Village of Trumansburg

Monday, July 10

The Board of Zoning Appeals will two appeals for variances at a 6 p.m. meeting in the Village Hall, 56 E. Main St.

The Village Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall, 56 E. Main St. The agenda includes the new business of adding handicapped parking at the farmers’ market.

Josh Brokaw is an independent reporter based in Ithaca, N.Y.
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