Make Laws, Raise Hell: Meetings in Tompkins County, November 27-December 1

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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 27

The Tompkins County Transportation committee meets at 10 a.m. at the legislative chambers on 121 E. Court St.  Three Republicans and one Democrat will discuss the Dryden Rail Trail crossing and a Route 13 Traffic study.

Wednesday, November 29

The Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. at 125 E. Court St. in the Old Jail conference room. A report on the Strategic Tourism Planning Board’s diversity and inclusion statement will be provided.

City of Ithaca

Monday, November 27

The Board of Public Works meets on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St., at 4:45 p.m. On the docket is adding a four-way stop at Cascadilla and Cayuga streets by Gimme Coffee, and setting 2018 parking garage and lot rates.

Tuesday, November 28

The Planning & Development Board will meet at 6 p.m. in Common Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. with a light work-load. On the agenda is final approval of the the Brindley Street bridge rebuild; and a public hearing on the proposed duplex at 601 S Aurora St.

Wednesday, November 29

The Community Police Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall.


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Town of Caroline

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Danby

Monday, November 27

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

Town of Dryden

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Enfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Groton

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, November 27

The Town Board Study Session meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. in the Aurora Room. On the agenda is a continued discussion about the draft legislation of owner occupancy requirements for new two-family units, and new accessory dwelling units and the establishment of a Rental Operating Permit Program.

Tuesday, November 28

The Town of Ithaca Agriculture committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. There will be a presentation by Jennifer Tavares of the county Chamber of Commerce on small short-term loans for farmers.

Town of Lansing

The Planning Board will meet at the Town Hall at 29 Auburn Road. The only agenda meeting item is a site plan review of Milton Meadows Apartments on Auburn Road

Town of Newfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ulysses

Tuesday, November 28

The Ulysses Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10 Elm St. No agenda is available at this time.

Thursday, November 30

There will be a presentation on all sections of proposed zoning changes at the Trumansburg Elementary School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. See the draft zoning changes here.

Village of Cayuga Heights

A Planning Board meeting is listed on the village calendar, but no agenda is listed.

Village of Dryden

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Freeville

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Groton

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Lansing

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Trumansburg

No meetings scheduled.

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