Make Laws, Raise Hell: Nov. 20-25 Government Happenings in Tompkins County

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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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

Monday, November 20

The Health and Human Services Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. in the legislative chambers. The Office for the Aging will make a presentation on its involvement with housing; and there will be a discussion on the Department of Social Services’ required client contributions to the cost of temporary housing – read, charging people to stay at the homeless shelters. See the agenda here.

Tuesday, November 21

The Tompkins County Legislature meets at 5:30 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. in the legislative chambers. Resolutions on the agenda include, but are not limited to: Establishing 2018 solid waste annual fee; agreeing on architecture & design services for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture planned for the former Tompkins Trust building on Seneca Street; awarding fall 2017 tourism project and initiative grants; and spending money on natural resource protection around the West Hill Wildway and the Black Diamond Trail.

City of Ithaca

 

Tuesday, November 21

The Planning & Development Board Project Review committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Common Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. On the agenda are the Brindley Street bridge rebuild; and a duplex at 601 S. Aurora St.

 

 


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Town of Caroline

Tuesday, November 21

The Caroline Watershed committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Springs Road.

Town of Danby

Monday, November 20

The Danby Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road. On the agenda is a discussion of board & committee vacancies, and the regular reports from the codes & planning office.

Town of Dryden

Tuesday, November 22

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

Town of Enfield

Monday, November 20

The Enfield Town Board will be holding a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 168 Enfield Main Road. On the agenda is a motion to finalize the 2018  town budget.

Town of Groton

Wednesday, November 22

The Groton Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 103 Conger Boulevard, if any applications are received. No agenda available yet.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, November 20

The Town of Ithaca Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. The one appeal on the agenda is for a variance to subdivide a lot at 519 Elm St. Extension.

Town of Lansing

Monday, November 20

The Lansing Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing. A public hearing is scheduled for a proposal from Crown Castle to construct a Verizon cell tower at 10901 East Shore Drive.

Town of Newfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ulysses

Tuesday, November 21

The Ulysses Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10 Elm St. On the agenda is consideration of a site plan for building a 45-square-foot sign at the Ridersport Honda building at 1575 Trumansburg Road.

Village of Cayuga Heights

The Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. at Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Road. On the agenda is a public hearing on replacing ALL zoning laws and ordinances with a revised zoning law.

Village of Dryden

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Freeville

Tuesday, November 21

The Freeville Planning Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 5 Factory Street. No agenda available yet.

Village of Groton

Monday, November 20

The Board of Police Commissioners, at 6 p.m., and the Board of Trustees, at 7 p.m., are supposed to have third Monday of every month meetings, according to the village website. No agenda available.

Village of Lansing

Monday, November 20

The Lansing Board of Trustees meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Office, 2405 N. Triphammer Road. On the agenda is a public hearing for a proposed law to change the Cayuga Heights sewer rate, and considering the Planning Board’s recommendation on making a planned development zone at the Shops at Ithaca Mall.

Village of Trumansburg

No meetings scheduled.

 

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