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ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE DANBY FIRE DISTRICT
November 28, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Danby Fire District will take place on December 12, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Danby Fire Station located at 1780 Danby Road, Town of Danby, Tompkins County, New York, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022. All residents of the Fire District duly registered with the Tompkins County Board of Elections as of November 20, 2017 shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names with the Secretary of the Danby Fire District, 1780 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 no later than November 22, 2017. Request shall include office sought, candidate’s printed name, address, signature, and date.

This notice is given pursuant to Town Law, Section 175-c(2).

Sharon Gaden, Secretary
BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS DANBY FIRE DISTRICT
1780 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 

West Miller Road - Open
November 22, 2017

Construction on the bridge on West Miller Road is now complete. As of mid-day November 22, West Miller Road is open for thru traffic.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

2018 Board Vacancies
November 21, 2017

The Town Board of the Town of Danby invites residents to apply now for volunteer municipal boards seats starting January 2018. Your involvement is welcome and needed. Applications should be received by December 11, 2017


Each year, one seat opens on the Planning Board and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Planning Board is a seven year term. Board of Zoning Appeals is a five year term. The Planning Board meets monthly, on the third Thursday, to review subdivision and development applications, review and revise the Town Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets as needed, usually on the fourth Tuesday of each month, to hear and decide variance requests related to the Zoning Ordinance. Copies of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance are available on the Code/Planning page of the Danby web site and in the Town Clerk’s office.


There are several open seats on the Conservation Advisory Council. Seats on the CAC “roll over” every two years. The CAC advises the Board in the development, management, and protection of the Town’s natural resources. The full charge of the CAC, including recommendations to the Town Board for Conservation Easements on property in Danby, keeping an open space inventory, and drafting management plans for Town of Danby Property, is available in the Town Clerk’s office.


The West Danby Water Commissioners, who tend the rural water system in West Danby, have at least one and possibly two vacancies. Contact the Town Clerk or Tod Sukontarak for more information.


An appointment application is available through the Town Clerk’s office. This simple form includes contact information for the applicant and three simple questions: any experience (professional, educational, etc.) which would assist in the position, a brief description of why you would like to be considered, and what you would hope to accomplish in this position.


If interested, or for more information on these positions, contact Town Clerk Pamela Goddard at townclerk@townofdanbyny.org or (607) 277-4788.

TCAT riders now have access to real-time information
August 29, 2017

ITHACA, NY - Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) this week announced the official release of real-time information to its passengers via mobile apps and on its web site as part of a $1.5 million Information Technology/ Intelligent Transportation System (IT/ITS) project.

 

In the coming weeks, TCAT will install electronic monitors that will display real-time information at its main hubs at Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station, as well as on campus at Sage Hall and Statler Hall stops. TCAT intends to install more of these monitors as funding becomes available.  

Board of Zoning Appeals Seeks Applicants
April 12, 2016

The Town Board of the Town of Danby is seeking three members for the Board of Zoning Appeals to complete the remainders of:

  • a one-year term (ends December 31, 2016); 
  • a two-year term (ends December 31, 2017); and 
  • a three-year term (ends December 31, 2018). 

Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals:

  • Must be residents of the Town of Danby
  • Must submit a Letter of Interest and be appointed by the Town Board
  • Are expected to fulfill the New York State attendance and training requirements for BZA members
  • Follow Town Law, Section  267 (a)

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) consists of five citizens, appointed by the Town Board. These are not salaried positions; however, they play an important role in ensuring that the zoning process is equitable. A zoning law is a community's guide to its future development. The Danby Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial body, existing primarily to act as a buffer for aggrieved applicants requesting relief from the zoning. BZAs have two appellate functions: the review of applications for use and area zoning variances, and the power to render interpretations of the zoning regulations. The Board of Zoning Appeals also conducts environmental quality review (SEQRA) when necessary.

State law requires that BZA members receive at least four hours of training each year on the Town’s zoning ordinance and on case law that affects BZA decisions. Training materials will be provided by the Town. Trainings are also available regionally and online for if you are unable to attend a scheduled in-house trainings. Meetings to hear variance appeals are typically held once a month or once every two months, scheduled as needed to hear variance applications.  

Please contact Town Clerk (607.277.4788 or townclerk@townofdanbyny.org) to fill out an application to join!

Applications received by May 2 will be considered at the May 9 Town Board meeting.

Applications are welcome after this date and will be considered until all vacancies are filled.

Funding for farmland protection
April 05, 2016
Attention Farmers: Funding for farmland protection!

Applications are being accepted until April 25 for the purchase of development rights program through the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets! This program allows farmers to cash in a fair percentage of the equity in their land, creating a financially competitive alternative to selling land for non-agricultural uses. These permanent easements prevent development that would pave over the land, while providing landowners liquid capital that can enhance the economic viability of individual farming operations. 

There will be a meeting to discuss the funding on Tuesday, April 12th from 7-8:30 pm at Tompkins County Public Library BorgWarner Room. Please contact Scott Doyle at Tompkins County Planning at (607) 274-5560 or sdoyle@tompkins-co.org or Town Planner C.J. Randall at (607) 277-0799 or cjrandall@townofdanbyny.org

Gunderman Road Planned Dev. Zone Documents Available
August 24, 2015
On August 17th, The Town Board passed a motion to send a draft of the proposed Planned Development Zone (PDZ) 10 for Summit Enterprise Center, 297-303 Gunderman Rd, on to the Planning Board for review. The rezoning applicant’s documents are available for download on the Code Enforcement, Planning, and Zoning webpage, available by selecting that Department at the top of this page. Once you are on the Code Enforcement, Planning, and Zoning webpage, please click on ‘Documents’ and scroll to the bottom. If you have questions or concerns about the proposed rezoning, please contact Town Planner C.J. Randall at (607) 277-0799 or cjrandall@townofdanbyny.org
Danby Fun Day - Sat. July 11 - Parade Closing
July 10, 2015

The 32nd Annual Danby Fun Day takes place at the Danby Fire Hall on Saturday July 11 from 10am through 4pm. Bring the family for games, music, educational exhibits, a silent auction, and the fabulous Fun Day Parade!

The Parade will roll out along Route 96b, starting at 10:30. In order to facilitate the safe movement of Parade participants, Route 96B will be closed between Miller and Bald Hill Roads from 10:15-12:15.

There will be a detour route from the West Miller Road intersection with Route 96B to Comfort Road, to Lieb Road, to the Bald Hill Road intersection with Route 96B.

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 www.townofdanbyny.org  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.

Danby Town Court New Office Hours
March 25, 2015

The Town Court of the Town of Danby has new office hours, three days a week, in addition to its traditional Tuesday night courtroom hours.

 

The Court Clerk will be available on Moday and Wednesday mornings from 9am until 1pm, and Tueadys from 9am until noon. The Clerk can answer questions, accept payment of fines, and review court-related paperwork during those hours. The Danby Court phone number is 607.277.0095.

 

The Court holds its regular weekly session on Tuesday evenings. starting at 7pm.

 

Please note: The Court Clerk is not the same person as the Town Clerk.

 

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