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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.



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.

Gunderman Rd - Planned Development Zone 10 (PDZ 10)
March 15, 2016
JLF Holdings, LLC (David Hall, Applicant) has proposed rezoning of Planned Development Zone 10 (formerly known as Angelheart Design), located at 279-303 Gunderman Road, from the currently permitted commercial use (clothing manufacturer) to a mixed-use business incubator with a 8,000 sq. ft. future addition. Copies of the Applicant’s proposed rezoning and development proposal are available online along with at

The Town is currently conducting environmental quality review (SEQR) of the project, a process where the Town Board assesses the environmental significance of this proposal, an action over which they have discretion to approve. Those forms are also available along with supporting documentation from the Applicant at More information on the SEQR process is available from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at

Questions and comments should be directed to: C.J. Randall, Town Planner, via email at; via phone at (607) 277-0799; or via mail at 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.