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Danby Town Hall 

1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-9419

Town Supervisor - Fredric "Ric" Dietrich
Town Clerk - Pamela Goddard
Town Councilperson - Rebecca Brenner
Town Councilperson - Leslie Connors
Town Councilperson - Frank "Jim" Holahan
Town Councilperson - Jack Miller Jr.


Welcome to the Town of Danby's official website!


We are very proud and excited to announce The Town of Danby has a new official website( as well as official town email addresses. Please note that email addresses for town officials have changed. The most current contact information is listed on this website - if an email address ends in, it is current. 

The new website and email has a much more stable and secure system. With this change we will improve transparency, allowing elected and appointed officials' and town department's direct access to edit their webpage, and also allowing better and quicker communication with the residents.



Town Board - Public Hearings to Reconvene
July 12, 2016


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Danby has adjourned following Public Hearings to reconvene on these dates at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road (aka Route 96B):

July 18, 7:00pm -  Subdivision Amendments -  to hear all comments of interested persons related to considering adoption of Town of Danby Local Law 1 of 2016 “A Local Law Amending the Subdivision and Land Division Regulations of the Town of Danby,” The intent of this local law is that, “The power to approve, approve with conditions, or deny subdivision plat applications is vested in the Planning Board as provided by these regulations. Land annexations are not subject to Subdivision Review, as defined herein, but rather are subject to a more limited land division review process, as set forth in these regulations. The Code Enforcement Officer shall be responsible for enforcement of the regulations related to land annexations.”

August 8, 7:00 p.m. - Groundwater Protection Law ,to hear all comments of interested persons related to considering adoption of Town of Danby Local Law 2 of 2016 “Town of Danby Groundwater Protection Law,” The intent of this local law is to comprehensively protect and preserve the quality and quantity of the Town’s groundwater resources. This proposed local law has been formulated to protect groundwater resources that serve as the sole source of drinking water for residents and businesses in Danby. The law amends the Town’s existing Zoning Ordinance to afford adequate protection of groundwater resources.


The full text of the proposed Local Laws is on file in the Office of the Danby Town Clerk, located at 1830 Danby Road, and is available for review during office hours.

By Order of the Town Board.

Pamela S. Goddard, Town Clerk

Speed Limit Change on Comfort Road
May 11, 2016

A speed limit change for Comfort Road has been approved by the NY State Department of Transportation.

35MPH on Comfort Road beginning at Lieb Road and continuing North to the intersection of 96B, a distance of 3.9 miles (+/-). (The paved, country road section.)

25MPH on Comfort Road beginning at Bald Hill Road and continuing North to the intersection of Lieb Road, a distance of 1.68 miles (+/-). (The dirt, town road section.)


New signage, posting the new speed limits, will be installed over the next month.

This is a good time to get in practice, driving more slowly on Comfort Road.

Please be aware of, and considerate of, walkers and other pedestrian traffic on this and all roads in the Town of Danby. 


Bad News from TCAT
March 29, 2016

TCAT, Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, currently operates 7 bus trips a day on weekdays from Danby to Ithaca, and 7 trips back from Ithaca to Danby. The proposal is to eliminate the 3rd and 5th trips of the day to and from Danby for the summer. The schedules that would be eliminated are the ones that stop at the Danby Fire Hall at 9:15 am and 1:55 pmThe best way to find out additional information is to check the TCAT website or to call them.

The reason given for these cuts is that TCAT has been unable to hire enough drivers to fill all the routes it operates. Schedules are being cut back throughout the County to bring the number of routes in line with the number of drivers available. A shortage of bus drivers is a problem throughout upstate New York.

TCAT has planned public information sessions to gather input. Two are scheduled at the Borg Warner East room in the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca, from noon to 2 p.m. and again 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Additional public information sessions will be held at Cornell University. Cornell ridership makes up about 70 percent of TCAT’s ridership during the academic year and more than 50 percent over the summer. Information about these sessions will be posted in the near future here on TCAT’s website and via Cornell information outlets.