Make Laws, Raise Hell: January 29-February 2 Tompkins County Governing Opportunities

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

 Tompkins County

Thursday, February 1

The Tompkins County Government Operations committee meets at 9:30 a.m. at the legislative chambers on 121 E. Court St. On the agenda is revising a policy in the county administrative manual to comply with the State Environmental Quality Review act, and passing a resolution to ask Charter to “enter into dialogue” to “explore restoring” WENY-TV to basic cable.

Friday, February 2

The Transportation committee meets at 9 a.m. in the legislative chambers on 121 E. Court St. The committee will be talking with Tim Logue and Eric Hathaway, city engineers, about Route 13 traffic.

City of Ithaca

Tuesday, January 30

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. for a special meeting looking at the proposed Chain Works project on South Hill, and looking for a recommendation on the Parks master plan.

 


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Town of Caroline

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Danby

No government meetings scheduled, but if you want to get involved with the Community Council it meets on Thursday night, 7 p.m., at the 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, January 29

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 an update on the Green Building Policy grant from Nick Goldsmith, town & city sustainability planner, discussing NYSERDA grant options, and following the meeting at 6 p.m. there will be a report on the Inlet Valley study.

Thursday, February 1

The Town of Ithaca Conservation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. There will be discussion of a letter to the “Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases,” and talk of 2018 work goals for the board.

Town of Lansing

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Newfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ulysses

No meetings scheduled.

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, January 30

The Lansing Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Village Office, 2405 N. Triphammer Road. The public hearing on developing 1020 Craft Road into professional office space continues, and there will be an informal presentation from McDonald’s on possible alterations to the restaurant. There will also by a presentation by developer Eric Goetzmann, regarding a new concept for residential development behind BJ’s.

Village of Trumansburg

No meetings scheduled.

Dryden Central School District

No meetings scheduled.

Ithaca City School District

No meetings scheduled.

Lansing Central School District

No meetings scheduled.

Newfield Central School District

Thursday, February 1

The Newfield Central School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Weaver conference room at Newfield Elementary. Board documents are here.

Trumansburg Central School District

No meetings scheduled.

Featured photo: The Emerson Chain Works in March 2016. Josh Brokaw/TruthSayers


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