Make Laws, Raise Heck: January 8-12 Tompkins County Government Meetings

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

Tompkins County

Tuesday, January 9

The Facilities and Infrastructure Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature meets at 3 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. in the legislature chambers. Resolutions on the agenda include an audit on solid waste center upgrades.

Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency

Wednesday, January 10

The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency meets at 9 a.m. in the county legislature chambers at 121 E. Court. On the agenda is final approval for incentives on solar projects in Dryden; and final approval of the 323 Taughannock Boulevard project.

City of Ithaca

Tuesday, January 9

The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency Economic Development committee has a report on the Green Street garage request for proposals on the agenda, along with a request from TC Action for a supplemental loan on the child care center project at 661 Spencer road.

Early design review for 310 W. State St. renovations is the only new business on the agenda for the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission this week. The ILPC meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall.

Wednesday, January 10

The Planning and Economic Development committee, consisting of Common Council members, will meet in Common Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. On this month’s agenda is a hearing on the parks and recreation master plan and a vote on creating a planned unit development for “more creative” design at the City Hall site. A web based live stream of the meeting can be viewed here.

The Planning & Development Board Project Review committee meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third floor of City Hall. On the agenda is a subdivision at 209 Hudson Street into three lots; and a look at the Stewart Park inclusive playground.


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Town of Caroline

Wednesday, January 10

The Caroline Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Road for its monthly business meeting. Agenda items will be posted here once available.

Town of Danby

Monday, January 8

The Danby Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road. A brief agenda outline can be found here.

Town of Dryden

Wednesday, January 10

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

Thursday, January 11

The Dryden Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 93 E. Main St. The agenda includes multiple public hearings including the Ag and Farmland Protection Plan and the Natural Resources Conservation Plan

Town of Enfield

Wednesday, January 10

The Enfield Town Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road. No agenda is posted yet, but when it is, it can be found here.

Town of Groton

Tuesday, October 10

The Groton Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 103 Conger Boulevard. The organizational agenda includes multiple appointments and an interesting list of salaries for town employees. The general meeting agenda is here.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, January 8

An organizational meeting of the Ithaca Town Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. On the agenda is approving a gift to the city for supporting gorge rangers in Six Mile Creek.

Town of Lansing

Monday, January 8

The Lansing Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at 29 Auburn Road, with a report from the Solar & Alternative Energy Installations committee on the agenda.

Town of Newfield

Thursday, January 11

The Newfield Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 166 Main St. A public hearing is scheduled for comment on proposed Local Law #1-2018, to repeal the override of the tax levy limit for 2018.

Town of Ulysses

Tuesday, January 9

The Town Board of Ulysses  meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10 Elm St. The agenda includes the consideration of purchasing a tractor for the highway department.

 

 

Village of Cayuga Heights

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Dryden

No meetings listed online.

Village of Freeville

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Groton

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Lansing

Monday, January 8

The Lansing Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Village Office, 2405 N. Triphammer Road. On the agenda is a public hearing on considering development at 1020 Craft Road of professional office space.

Village of Trumansburg

Monday, January  8

The Trumansburg Village Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 56 E. Main St. On the agenda is overriding the tax levy law for 2018.

Dryden Central School District

Monday, January 8

The Dryden Central school board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. On the agenda are a number of approvals of hires and departures.

Ithaca City School District

Tuesday, January 9

The Ithaca City School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the Administration building, 400 Lake Street. [The Board usually goes into executive session at 6 p.m., then goes public at 7 p.m.] You can view the full agenda here.

Lansing Central School District

Monday, January 8

The Lansing school board enters regular session at 7 p.m. in the ES Teacher center. On the agenda, among many reports, is the appointment of Vanessa Gronbach as an “impartial hearing officer” for an unspecified hearing.

Newfield Central School District

No meetings scheduled.

Trumansburg Central School District

Monday, January 8

The Trumansburg school board meets at Charles O. Dickerson High School library at 6 p.m. Here’s the agenda.

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