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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.



September 30, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budget of the Danby Fire District of the County of Tompkins and State of New York has been adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Danby Fire District.

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at the Danby Fire District Fire Station, 1780 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 on the 18th day of October, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Pursuant to Town Law §181, the Board of Fire Commissioners shall hold a public hearing to discuss the contents of the proposed budget. At such hearing, any person may be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as compiled, or for or against any item or items therein contained.

A copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Danby at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or at the Office of Fire District Secretary at the Danby Fire District Fire Station, 1780 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York where it may be inspected by any interest person by calling (607) 319-4721 for an appointment.

Dated: September 30, 2016

By Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners Danby Fire District
Sharon Gaden, Secretary


The proposed amount to be raised by taxes, for the Fire District in 2017, is $514,000. When finally approved, the Fire District amount is included in the Town and County Property tax bill.

The 2016 amount raised by taxes, for the Fire District, was $499,000. 


Severe Drought Information
August 05, 2016

Danby Residents - The current drought is on-going and shows no signs of real relief. The best weather predicitons don't show an improvement until sometime in September or Octover. Please note, and follow the following water conservation information.

Frank Kruppa – Public Health Director


For more information contact: Marcia Lynch at 607-274- 5555 or Frank Kruppa at 607-274- 6304


(Ithaca, NY – August 3, 2016) – The Tompkins County Health Department is reminding 
residents of the continued need for water conservation, despite the rain that’s been received in

“The rain we have received has produced some short-term improvement,” notes Tompkins
County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “However, it is important to note that weather
reports for our area support continued drought, despite some rainfall received over the past three
days. Tompkins County needs 6 to 9 extra inches of rainfall to alleviate much of the drought
impact.” Mr. Kruppa noted that three-quarters of an inch of rain per week would help reverse
“We thank the community for taking this issue seriously and coming together to reduce
consumption,” Kruppa said, “but it’s important to remember that we’re not ‘out of the woods’
yet. It’s important to continue in our efforts to conserve water—both in terms of our ongoing
forecast for continued drought and because additional demand on our water sources is expected,
once our local population increases with the return our the student population later this month.”

The Health Department continues to urge both residents and businesses to follow these practices

 Do not hose down sidewalks, patios or driveways.
 Stop watering lawns.
 Use hand watering for valuable plants and vegetable gardens, and water in the morning or
 If you run your water before using it for cooking, drinking, or showering/bathing, capture
the unused water in a bucket and use for watering plants or filling toilet tanks.
 Do not run washing machines or dishwashers until you have a full load.
 Take shorter showers: If you normally take a 5 minute shower, take a 4 minute shower
for an immediate 20% water reduction. Better yet, take a 3 minute shower for a 40%
 Turn off the water in the shower while lathering or shampooing.
 Install low flow shower heads or other water saving devices.
 Use bath water to fill your toilet tank.
 Flush toilets every other time if possible.
 Do not leave water running while washing dishes, brushing your teeth or shaving.
 Be conservative about your overall daily use.
Additional steps that businesses can take:

1. Restaurants should only serve water to patrons who request it and should inform patrons
of the need to conserve water.
2. Reduce or stop landscape irrigation.
For more water-saving tips, check out the EPA Water Sense web page at:

For local updates, visit: Tompkins County Health Department website at:

City of Ithaca website at:

For more information on the drought:
Northeast region map of drought conditions; updated regularly by the National Drought

Northeast Regional Climate Center special report on the drought, July 2016:


Sign up to Receive Email News/Alerts from Town of Danby
March 27, 2015

Read the Ithaca Journal or Ithaca Times and you will learn that there is a lot going on in Danby. You can receive critical information directly to your "in box" by self-subscribing to email alerts. When something important happens, town officials now have the ability to notify you through email. This is one method of enhancing our emergency notification communication, and simply informing residents of actions and events of interest. Additional information may be posted on the Home Page of the Town of Danby web site. Specific email addresses cannot be viewed, and your contact information will remain private and secure.


To do this: 1.Visit the Town of Danby’s official website  2. Click on link NEWS on the sidebar, directing you to the News page.  3. Scroll to the bottom of the NEWS page. There you will find "Subscribe to Town Of Danby News.  4. Enter your email.  5.  You must "confirm submission" through your email account.