Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

The Town of Danby in New York

Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Town Clerk Appointments 11am–6pm Mon–Fri
Town Clerk 607-277-4788
Town Court 607-277-0095
Town Court Hours Mon-Wed 8am-11am

Meet the Town Board

The Town Board is the governing, legislative, and policy-making body of the Town.

The Board is comprised of four Council members, who are elected to a four-year term, and the Supervisor who is elected to a two-year term. The Supervisor has the additional role of presiding over Town Board meetings.

The Town Board is the branch of government that appropriates funds for governmental functions and services. The Town Board controls town finances, the town budget, and salaries. With the exception of elected officials, the Town Board hires Town employees as well as appoints members of boards serving the Town such as the Planning Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Conservation Advisory Council.

The Danby Town Board meets regularly twice a month on the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday. These are public meetings to discuss and make decisions on pending Town business such as scheduling public hearings to consider legislation, awarding bids for equipment and materials, approving all expenditures, developing Town policies, and much more.  Pre-COVID, meetings were held in the Danby Town Hall at 7pm. Currently, all town meetings are conducted via videoconference. 

Danby residents who would like a subject to be added to the agenda should email the Town Supervisor or the Town Clerk at least five days before the meeting. However, almost all meetings include an item for Privilege of the Floor near the beginning of the agenda. Anyone may speak on any topic during this period; advance notice is not required, but there may be a time limit.

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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