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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.



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.  

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  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.