Legislating & Hell Raising Chances: Tompkins County Meetings, September 25-29

Categories Ithaca, Politics

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

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Join us this Wednesday, September 27, at the Tompkins County Workers Center for a potluck and media making session. See more details at this link.

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. If you see a meeting missing from this list, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org.

Tompkins County Democratic Committee

Thursday, September 28

If you’re registered as a Democrat in Tompkins County and want to have a say in the workings of the county Democratic Committee, the county committee will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. Here’s the agenda for the meeting, which also includes a city committee meeting directly afterwards.

Tompkins County

Monday, September 25

The Public Safety committee of the Tompkins County Legislature meets at 3:30 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. in the legislature chambers. On the agenda is a presentation of the Law Enforcement Shared Services study by Center for Governmental Research [CGR] and an update on a request coming forward in October from the Emergency Medical Services task force. (Here’s a Matt Butler report on the presentation CGR made at City Hall on the shared services survey last week.)

County budget meetings continue at 5:30 p.m. in legislature chambers at 121 E. Court St. The departmental presentations scheduled for September 25 are from information technology, Department of Social Services, the sheriff’s office, among others.

Tuesday, September 26

County budget meetings continue at 5:30 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. Departments and agencies making presentations include Tompkins Community Action, Office of Human Rights, TCAT, and human relations.

Thursday, September 28

The Tompkins County Council of Governments meets at 3 p.m. in at the Old Jail, 125 E. Court St. No agenda yet available.

County budget meetings continue at 5:30 p.m. in legislature chambers at 121 E. Court St. Department presentations scheduled for September 28 include rural libraries and the Tompkins County Public Library, the airport, Cooperative Extension, and county administration.

City of Ithaca

Monday, September 25

The Board of Public Works meets at 4:45 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. On the agenda is a resolution to approve “community designed bike racks” and continuing discussion of installing a four-way stop at Clinton and Plain streets.

The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall.

Tuesday, September 26

The Planning & Development Board meets at 6 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. On the agenda is site plan review for the proposed Lakeview 60-bedroom project at Court & Meadow streets; a duplex at 217 Columbia St., a six-story, 80-foot building at The Nines, and apartments on Elm Street.

Wednesday, September 27

The Community Police Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. On the agenda is a review of the Ithaca Police Department 2018 budget submission.

Thursday, September 28

The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency board meets at 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of City Hall. On the agenda is approving an agreement to acquire the Green Street parking garage site from the city and authorize the issuance of a request for proposals for a project sponsor. See Josh Brokaw’s report on the plans so far for the Green Street garage site at the link.

The city Workforce Diversity Advisory committee meets at 9:15 a.m. on the second floor of City Hall.

 


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Town of Caroline

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Danby

Monday, September 25

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

 

Town of Dryden

Wednsday, September 27

The Dryden Recreation and Youth Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 93 E. Main St.

Thursday, September 28

The Dryden Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 93 E. Main St. On the agenda is a public hearing to consider an application by Modern Living Rentals to build up to 42 townhomes at 802-812 Dryden Road in Varna; and a public hearing to “consider the final plat submitted” by Distributed Sun LLC to subdivide a 158 acre parcel at 2150 Dryden Road for siting large-scale solar energy.

Town of Enfield

Wednesday, September 27

The Enfield Renewable Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road.

Thursday, September 28

The Enfield Community Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road.

Town of Groton

Tuesday, September 26

The Town of Groton will be holding budget workshops at the Town Hall, 101 Conger Boulevard. The workshops start at 6 p.m. with the Town Clerk, 6:20 p.m. with the Court, 6:40 p.m. with the highway superintendent, and 7 p.m. with highway employees.

Wednesday, September 27

The Groton Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 101 Conger Boulevard, if applications are received.

Thursday, September 28

An additional budget workshops meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m., if needed.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, September 25

The Town of Ithaca Board meets at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St., at 5:30 p.m. for its monthly “study session.” On the agenda is discussion of water supply to Varna; continuing discussion of draft legislation for owner occupancy requirements for new two-family units; and discussion of submitting the Ellis Hollow water tank project to the state comptroller.

 

Town of Lansing

Monday, September 25

The Town of Lansing Planning Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road. On the agenda is site plan review for Cornerstone Group’s “Milton Meadows” apartment project.

Town of Newfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ulysses

Tuesday, September 26

The Town Board of Ulysses meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10 Elm St. On the agenda is the introduction of the 2018 town budget.

Thursday, September 28

The Town Board of Ulysses meets at 8 a.m. at the Town Hall, 10 Elm St. for a 2018 budget meeting.

 

 

Village of Cayuga Heights

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Dryden

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Freeville

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Groton

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Lansing

Tuesday, September 26

The Lansing Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Village Office, 2405 N. Triphammer Road. There’s an informal proposal for a possible Planned Development Area at the Ithaca Mall on the agenda for discussion, and a continuation of a public hearing for Park Grove Realty LLC proposal to build 14 10-unit townhome buildings on a 19 acre parcel in the high density residential district.

Village of Trumansburg

Thursday, September 28

The Trumansburg Planning Board is continuing its hearings scheduled for last week at 7 p.m. at the Trumansburg Elementary School auditorium., on two properties: a subdivision request at 5 Camp Street, and remodeling at 203 E. Main St.


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