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

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

Zoning Update Process

Dear Town of Danby Residents,

I hope you are all enjoying the spring weather!

Tonight there will not be a Planning Group meeting – the Planning Group meetings have been put on hold while the Conservation Working Group, Hamlet Working Group, and Ag Working Group all proceed at full speed to update the zoning and end the subdivision moratorium as quickly as possible.

The Hamlet Working Group last met April 23rd a video of that meeting is available here: https://youtu.be/IJdh4u8Bn4M

At the meeting we discussed a proposal for zoning in 2 Hamlet Zones that would make it much easier to invest in the Hamlet. That proposal is available here: https://towndanby.digitaltowpath.org:10768/content/Generic/View/13:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/1262.docx

Hamlet Working Group meetings will continue on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 7pm and can be found on the Town’s Calendar www.townofdanbyny.org/calendar

The Conservation Working Group meets this Friday at 7 via Zoom.

The Conservation Working Group meeting will discuss a proposal from Joel Gagnon for reorienting the approach to the Low Density Residential Zone – which you can find here: https://towndanby.digitaltowpath.org:10768/content/Generic/View/12:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/1264.docx

We will also discuss a first full draft of a map based on the zones discussed in previous meetings – breaking the Low Density Residential Zone into 4 new zones. That map now covers the whole town and is available here:  https://towndanby.digitaltowpath.org:10768/content/Generic/View/12:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/1263.pdf

Conservation Working Group meetings will continue on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 7pm and can be found on the Town’s Calendar www.townofdanbyny.org/calendar 

The Ag Working Group will have their first meeting this Saturday at 11am in person @ Dotson Park, near the pavilion.

All working group meetings are open discussions with anyone in the Town able to fully participate and guide the Zoning Update and the future development of the Town, please come and participate if you are available. 

Zoom Details for Friday’s Conservation Working Group meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/97082791227

Meeting ID: 970 8279 1227

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Sincerely,

David West, LEED AP

Town Planner

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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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