What’s On The Agenda? This Week in Tompkins County Government

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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 in descending alphabetical order by name, then villages in the same arrangement. School board agendas coming soon.

Tompkins County

Tuesday, August 1

The Tompkins County Legislature meets at 5:30 p.m. in the legislature chambers at 121 E. Court St. The agenda includes a vote on scheduling a public hearing on a proposed local law which would increase surcharges on the sales of wireless communications devices (e.g. cell phones).

Wednesday, August 2

The Tompkins County Government Operations committee meets at 3:30 p.m. in the legislature chambers at 121 E. Court St. The agenda includes a meeting with the Indian Creek Neighborhood Association to discuss options regarding the county-owned Harris B. Dates/Biggs property across from Cayuga Medical Center, and resolutions to endorse a shared services plan presented by the county administrator.

Thursday, August 3

The Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality committee meets at 3 p.m. in the legislature chambers. On the agenda is a discussion with True Cost Tompkins about the cost of living in Tompkins County when transportation is included; approving an appropriation from the contingent fund for terminal pay for the employment & training director; and an authorization to proceed with requests-for-proposals (RFPs) for a “medium-scale wind site feasibility project.”

City of Ithaca

Tuesday, August 1

A TCAT-ADA meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 108 E. Green St.

The Cable Access Oversight committee meets at 4:30 p.m. at Pegasys Studios, 519 W. Green St. On the agenda is the access studio coordinator’s report on 2016 and 2017 usage fees, an update on the high-definition studio upgrade, and a report on 2018 budget information to municipalities.

The Natural Areas Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Water Treatment Plant conference room, 202 Water St. On the agenda is an open discussion and talk about invasive plant & animal actions recently taken.

Wednesday, August 2

Common Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall at 108 E. Green St. Voting items on the agenda will be:

  1. A new ordinance “to expand the street level active use zone,” requiring properties to have “active uses” on their ground floors, e.g. retail instead of residential.
  2. A new zoning plan for the waterfront area.
  3. Approval of an amendment to the Housing and Urban Development entitlement “citizen participation plan,” which requires governments using HUD funds to have a way in place for citizens to give input to those projects.
  4. Resolution approving new artwork on the Dryden Road parking garage.

Also on the agenda is a report from the Workforce Diversity Advisory Committee of a new tax abatement program (CIITAP) toolkit to ensure diversity in hiring in projects that receive abatements.

The Disability Advisory Council meets at 12:15 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. On the agenda is a discussion of how to transition to the newly proposed commission structure for the city of Ithaca.

Friday, August 4

The Commons Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall on the third floor.

Town of Caroline

Tuesday, August 1

The Caroline Town Board agenda meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Caroline Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Springs Rd. On the agenda are committee reports and interviewing candidates for the Caroline Planning Board.

Town of Danby

Thursday, August 3

The Danby Community Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road.

 

Town of Dryden

Tuesday, August 1

The Dryden Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at the Dryden Town Hall, 93 E. Main St., pending applications that need review.

Town of Enfield

Wednesday, August 2

The Enfield Planning Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road.

Town of Groton

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, July 31

The Town of Ithaca Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. The special meeting is scheduled to hear an application for a variance from Julie Crowley to construct a building at 987 Taughannock Boulevard that exceeds the height requirement by 3 feet, 3 inches, and exceeds the 10 percent lot building by about 2.5 percent.

Tuesday, August 1

The Town of Ithaca Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. The main order of business is a public hearing on allowing construction at Maplewood Apartments to proceed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., instead of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. as initially agreed upon.

Thursday, August 3

The Town of Ithaca Conservation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. The agenda includes a deer management update and an overview of town tree cutting and pruning practices.

Town of Lansing

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Newfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ulysses

No meetings scheduled.

 

Village of Cayuga Heights

Friday, August 4

A special Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Road. No agenda is yet available.

Village of Dryden

No meetings scheduled this week.

Village of Freeville

Tuesday, August 1

The Freeville Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at 5 Factory St. No agenda was yet available.

Village of Lansing

No meetings scheduled this week.

Village of Trumansburg

No meetings scheduled this week.


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