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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 - Leslie Connors
Town Councilperson - Frank "Jim" Holahan
Town Councilperson - Jack Miller Jr.
Town Councilperson - Matt Ulinski


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.



Town Board, Public Hearing Community Development Block Grant
July 02, 2018
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Danby will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 PM on July 9, 2018 at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY, to hear all interested parties and citizens for the purpose of hearing public comments on the Town of Danby’s community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2018 program year. The CDBG program is administered by the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR), which makes funding available to eligible local governments for housing, economic development, public facilities, public infrastructure, and planning activities, with the principal purpose of benefitting low/moderate income persons. The hearing will provide further information about the CDBG program and will allow for citizen participation in the development of any proposed grant applications and/or to provide technical assistance to develop alternate proposals. Comments on the CDBG program or proposed project(s) will be received at this time. The hearing is being conducted pursuant to the Town of Danby Fair Housing Plan and Section 570.486, Subpart I of the CFR and in compliance with the requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. 

The location of hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, or those in need of translation from English, those individuals should contact Town Clerk Pamela Goddard at 607-277-4788, at least five days in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements. Written comments may also be submitted to Fair Housing Officer C.J. Randall at cjrandall@townofdanbyny. org or 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 until July 9, 2018.
Seeking Applicants - Planning Board Vacancy
June 19, 2018

Planning Board Vacancy

For the past several years, the Town of Danby Planning Board has been guided by the Chairmanship of Frank Kruppa. Frank is also the Tompkins County Public Health Director and Commissioner of Mental Health. His perspective as both a resident of Danby and Director of public health initiatives at the County level has been invaluable. Frank has announced that he and his family are moving out of Danby to a new home in Dryden, and so will have to resign his seat and position as Chair on the Planning Board. His last meeting was the June  21 meeting. We are sorry to see him go, but happy that he and his family will have their own home closer to his county Health Department office.

The Town Board of the Town of Danby invites residents to apply now for this vacant seat on the Planning Board. Planning Board service is usually a seven year term. The current vacancy is to fill the remainder of Frank Kruppa’s term, which runs through the end of December 2018. Therefor, the appointee will be serving for roughly six months, and then would be encouraged to reapply for a full term. It is hoped that this vacancy will be filled by mid-July.


The Planning Board meets monthly, on the third Thursday, to review subdivision and development applications, and review (and revise as needed) such Town planning documents as the Comprehensive Plan and 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.

A new Planning Board Chair will be selected by the Town Board from the current members of the Planning Board.

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 this position, contact Town Clerk Pamela Goddard at 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.