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HomeMy WebLinkAboutTown Correspondence Cover Sheet ONLY 2013CORRESPONDENCE LISTING January 29, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Correspondence between Herb and students from Eastchester NY re facts about Ithaca for school project 2. SPCA reports 3. Handicapped parking permit issuing report for 2012 4. TCCOG resolution re support for ban on fracking 5. Letter from New Yorkers for Active Transportation re funding for alternative non-motorized transportation initiatives 6. newsletter from Village of Cayuga Heights 7. Canalway Trail Times winter 2012-13 8. Human Services Coalition annual luncheon invite 9. TC Chamber of Commerce annual dinner invite TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING February 13, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Denial of request for speed limit reduction on Pine Tree Rd 2. Letter from NYS DEC requesting we fill out online survey 3. Letter and newsletter from Constitution Pipeline re proposed pipeline in the Northeast 4. HUNT newsletter 5. Letter from Chuck Schumer re application process for the NEH’s Preservation and Access Education and Training Program 6. City of Ithaca newsletter 7. Invitation to Clothed with Dignity event TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING February 13, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Email from resident Maria DiFrancesco in opposition of sprawl on West Hill 2. Letter from Fingerlakes ReUse center re donation of materials 3. Letter from Dan Mitchell, Ithaca Beer, requesting waiver of TCO fee 4. SPCA report February 2013 5. Memo from TC Development Corp re public hearing on 3/18/13 for CMC tax- exempt revenue bond 6. Memo from TC Industrial Development Agency re public hearing on 3/18/13 for CMC tax-exempt revenue bond 7. Letter from TC Assessment re Town’s responsibility to set up Local Advisory Board of Assessment Review 8. JYC Program Annual Report for 2012 9. NYMIR /FEMA training on sexual harassment in the workplace 10. Letter from PEGASYS re educational access TV 11. Erie Canalway Annual Report for 2012 TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING March 25, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter from Barbara Lifton re support for TB resolution regarding seizure of LGRIMF funds 2. Cayuga Heights Fire Company Annual Banquet invitation 3. AOT annual Town Finance Schools, tentative schedule 4. Employer Forum Spring 2013 newsletter TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING April 8, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. IC Gerontology Institute Workshop Series 2. TC3.biz Customized Workplace Training Programs 3. TC Environmental Management Council Annual Report 4. CMC Annual Meeting invitation 5. IC Board of Trustees Comprehensive Presidential Assessment breakfast 6. Laberge Group letter re New York’s Regional Economic Development Council’s new electronic grant application program TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING June 10, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter to Herb from Franz Vacca re school project about Ithaca 2. Letter from Diana Graser, NYT DOT, re status of request for lower speed limit on Forest Home Drive 3. TCAC tickets and report 4. TCAD annual report 5. NYS GFOA seminar info 6. Report on drinking water in Tompkins County 7. Brochure about 21st annual Lakeview Golf Classic 8. Town of Dryden Zoning Ordinance Amendment re fee schedule 9. CMC 2012 Annual Report TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING June 24, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter from NYS DOT granting request for lower speed limit Forest Home 2. Email w/attachments from Tee Ann Hunter to the Board re. Asset Management 3. Resilient Communities for America Agreement (signed by Herb) 4. Letter from Time Warner Cable re programming changes and improved Internet speeds 5. SPCA seizure report for May 6. Email from Tee-Ann re with Multiyear Capital Planning booklet from NYS Comptroller 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING July 8, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Verified statement and invoice to Karen Herzog, 107 Pine Tree Road, re property cleanup 2. Letter from Lynne Irwin, Cornell, re Cornell Local Roads Program, proposed termination of 3. Invitation from United Way: Party by the Pond 4. Letter from TCAT re presentation of draft 2014 Operating and Capital Budget 5. 6. 7. 8. TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING July 22, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Highway Capital Project Status Report 2. NYS DOT order to repeal speed limit on section of Forest Home Drive and order establish new speed limit 3. Letter to Kathryn Boor, Cornell College of Ag and Life Sciences, re support for Cornell Local Roads Program 4. SPCA dog seizure and disposition report, May/June 5. Tompkins Weekly article re town signing Resilient Communities Pct 6. Sheen Housing Annual Report 7. NYMIR Spring 2013 newsletter 8. Public Statement Hearing announcement re coal-fired Cayuga generating station in Lansing 9. Inergy brochure re Pipeline Safely 10. Rural Futures Summer 2013 newsletter TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING August 12, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter to David Whalen, Time Warner, re intent to migrate analog PEG channels to digital-only 2. Letter from Moody’s re Town’s rating of Aa2 3. Letter to Mina Amundsen re support for Cornell’s Complete Street Initiative 4. Letter to Anthony Foxx, US DOT, re support for Application for Small Community Air Service Development Grant for Ithaca airport 5. Letter from Herb and Svante designating Better Cities & Towns Inc as lead applicant for NYSERDA Cleaner Greener Communities 6. 2102 Youth Survey, Tompkins County Results 7. INHS open house 10 Hawthorne Circle 8. CMC Foundation Gala 2103 invitation 9. Climate Smart & Climate Ready Conference schedule (past) 10. Kopernik Observatory & Science Center conference on “Extreme Weather, Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation.” 11. Canalway Trail Times Spring/Summer 2013 12. TCAT 2012 Yearbook, June 2013 System Report, 2014 Draft Budget 13. Financial Statements of SCLIWC for 2012, prepared by Sciarabba & Walker TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING August 26, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter in support of Ehrhart Propane’s proposal for wood pellet storage. – H.Engman 2. Letter from Ms. Titus to garner support for opposing a proposed Peterson Pasture Hedgerow Removal by NYS DEC 3. TCAC Report of Seizures 4. Wingz liquor license renewal 5. Invitation to PRI’s 10 year anniversary activities 6. Ithaca Fire & Rescue Newsletter 7. ACEC NY Seminar on Doing Business with NY Environ. Facilities Corp 8. Postcard from COI Planning re.: Local Historic Distric giving a website for more information and restrictions TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING September 20, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Country Club of Ithaca liquor license renewal 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING October 7, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter from Frank and Blythe Baldwin re donation for proposed East Hill bird sanctuary; response from Herb 2. Letter to Park Foundation re Community and Rural Development Institute’s request for support for local agriculture program 3. Letter to Jon Jensen, Park Foundation re TOI’s fiscal sponsorship of Better Cities & Towns 4. email from Peter Forlano re County’s proposed Cayuga Village at Biggs property 5. email from George Frantz re County’s proposed Cayuga Village at Biggs property 6. email from Pat Dutt re County’s proposed Cayuga Village at Biggs property 7. email from David Gross, FHIA, re Journal article on TCAT 8. email from Luanne Prosperi Stefanucci re County’s proposed Cayuga Village at Biggs property 9. email exchange between Herb and Linda Grace re County’s proposed Cayuga Village at Biggs property 10. email from Joe Wetmore re town’s authority to limit development 11. email from WG Tomek re TCAT 12. CSI Annual Report 13. Letter from Broome County Executive re the Association for Vision Rehabilitation Employment 14. Workers’ Center newsletter 15. TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us 16. 17. CORRESPONDENCE LISTING October 21, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. Letter from Liese Bronfenbrenner re cutting TCAT funding; Herb’s reply 2. Letter from Linda Grace-Kobas re development of Biggs property and increase in greenhouse gas emissions due to water use 3. Card from Warren Allmon to Herb re support for PRI 4. SPCA report for September 5. Dog Control Officer Inspection Report 6. TC Administration memo re library budget deficit 7. Town of Ulysses proposed zoning amendment to change Article XX- Nonconformance 8. Ithaca Fire & Rescue newsletter 9. Free State Cyber Security Webinar 10. Invitation from Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc to learn more about their organization 11. American Farmland Trust Harvesting Opportunities Conference flyer TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us CORRESPONDENCE LISTING December 9, 2013 Please review the following correspondence and indicate, by placing your initials in the right hand column adjacent to the correspondence that you wish to receive a copy. We can forward a copy to you via e-mail or make a hard copy. Please indicate your preference next to your name at the bottom of this form. Correspondence – Item Please initial if you would like to receive a copy 1. CEO Notification Letters and CD for SLIHC and LIHC Projects: Cayuga Trails Townhomes (Biggs Property) 2. Letter from Herb to Christopher Dirr, NRP Group, re Cayuga Trails Townhomes 3. Letter from Herb to Ulysses town board re their work on establishing a conservation zone and lakeside zoning 4. NYS Ag and Markets Shelter report 5. Letter from Better Housing re their submission of a grant for funding home rehabilitation 6. notice of public hearing, Town of Ulysses, re amending their zoning 7. IPEI annual report 8. NYS Parks and Trails newsletter TOWN OF ITHACA 215 NORTH TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us Class 4R ro William E. Cottle School Two Siwanoy Boulevard r q Eastchester, NY 10709 January 3, 2013 Dear Supervisor Engman: My name is Franz. I am a fourth-grade student at the William E. Cottle School in Eastchester, NY. This year my class will learn about New York State. Our class project is New York A to Z. We are going to research 26 towns and cities that begin with the letters of the alphabet. I selected Ithaca. In the computer lab, I am using the Internet to research facts about Ithaca. I have a few questions for you, too. Hopefully, you can help me. Here are the questions: • How did Ithaca get its name? • In what year was it founded and by whom? • Who was the first mayor, supervisor or person in charge? • What are the positions in the government? • Who makes the laws? • What are the most famous landmarks? • What were the most important businesses in the early years? • What are the most important businesses now? • Were there any special events in Ithaca's history that you think I should know about? I appreciate any help you can give me. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Franz Vacca ETOWN Class 4R �,�„ William E. Cottle -F `'JJ Two Siwanoy Boulevard CA Eastchester, NY 10709 January 11, 2013 Dear Supervisor Engman: Happy New Year! Thank you so much for writing back with the answers to all of my questions! I cannot believe how much I learned about Ithaca! It sounds like a beautiful place, especially near Cayuga! From your letter, my class Iearned a lot about Cornell University and Ithaca, too. I like the brochure, especially Tutelo Park. Until now, I had never heard of the Tutelo Indian tribe. I am sure my project will be a great success now that 1 have all of this information to include! Thank you, again, for taking so much time to write to me! My class and I cannot thank you enough! Someday, I hope to visit Ithaca! Sincerely, Franz Vacca OF -r- ' ' TOWN OF ITHACA ;:181 21 . �Yo¢ 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithacamy.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721,Ext 125;HEngmanCa?town.ithaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 January 21, 2013 David Cabrera Class 4B William E. Cottle School Two Siwanoy Boulevard Eastchester, NY 10709 Dear David: Thank you for your interest in the Town of Ithaca. It is a beautiful place with a good economy. We are very happy to live here and many tourists find it a great place to visit. To answer some of your specific questions: 1. Ithaca was given its name by Simeon DeWitt, who first surveyed the area and like many others of his time chose to name places new to them after older places in Greek and Roman history. Ithaca was a place in Greece. 2. The Town of Ithaca and Village (now City) of Ithaca were both fo and ecl i n 1 l . They were carved out of the larger Town of Ulysses. I don't kno%v %vhy tll,lt happened. Of course, there were Native Americans already here. BefOrc the Europeans arrived, the Cayugas controlled the area and allowed the Tutel(3s to stay here after they were driven out of the coastal states by the European irrimn rants. The Town has named one of its best parks in honor of the Tutelos. 3. The first Town Supervisor was Nathan Herrick. There have been 60 more Town Sul)crvisors elected since. 4. The "I'mvn Board serves as both the legislative and executive (managing) branches of govcrnment. There is a related, but separate judicial (court) branch. There are seven members of the Town Board including the Town Supervisor, all elected for 4-vcar terms. 5. As the legislative branch, the Town Board makes the laws with advice from Town stttt'f and the public. 6. Wc; have many wonderful landmarks in the Town of Ithaca: Cayuga Lake, r'"k, Buttermilk Falls, The Museum of the Earth, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Class 4B William E. Cottle School Two Siwanoy Boulevard Eastchester, NY 10709 January 8, 2013 Town Hall. 215 North Tioga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Supervisor Engman: My name is David Cabrera. I am a fourth-grade student at the William E. Cottle School in Eastchester, NY. This year my class will learn about New York State. Our class project is New York A to Z. We are going to research 26 towns and cities that begin with the letters of the alphabet. I selected Ithaca. In the computer lab, I am using the Internet to research facts about Ithaca. I have a few questions for you, too. Hopefully, you can help me. Here are the questions: • How did Ithaca get its name? • In what year was it founded and by whom? • Who was the first mayor, supervisor or person in charge? • What are the positions in the government? • Who makes the laws? • What are the most famous landmarks? • What were the most important businesses in the early years? • What are the most important businesses now? • Were there any special events in Ithaca's history that you think I should know about? I appreciate any help you can give me. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Oum c 4 rmi David Cabrera OF 1, TOWN OF ITHACA 18 21 ;— 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 Yo w w.town.ithacamy.us T,r.,r: Si;;u:rvisor(607)273-1721,Ext 125;HEn rnan town.ithaca.ny.us TMNN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 EN&NEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 January 21, 2013 Lucas Iommazzo Class 4G William E. Cottle School Two Slwanoy Boulevard Eastchester, NY 10709 Dear Lucas: Thank you for your interest in the Town of Ithaca. It is a beautiful place with a good economy. We are very happy to live here and many tourists find it a great place to visit. To answer some of your specific questions: 1. Ithaca was given its name by Simeon DeWitt, who first surveyed the area and like many others of his time chose to name places new to them after older places in Greek and Roman history. Ithaca was a place in Greece. 2. The Town of Ithaca and Village (now City) of Ithaca were both founded in 1821. They were carved out of the larger Town of Ulysses. I don't know why that happened. Of course, there were Native Americans already here. Before the Europeans arrived, the Cayugas controlled the area and allowed the Tutelos to stay here after they were driven out of the coastal states by the European immigrants. The Town has named one of its best parks in honor of the Tutelos. 3. The first Town Supervisor was Nathan Herrick. There have been 60 more Town Supervisors elected since. 4. The Town Board serves as both the legislative and executive (managing) branches of government. There is a related, but separate judicial (court) branch. There are seven members of the Town Board including the Town Supervisor, all elected for 4-year terms. 5. As the legislative branch, the Town Board makes the laws with advice from Town staff and the public. 6. We have many wonderful landmarks in the Town of Ithaca: Cayuga Lake, "" Buttermilk Falls, The Museum of the Earth, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Class 4G William E. Cottle School Two Siwanoy Boulevard Eastchester, NY 10709 January 10, 2013 Dear Supervisor Herb Engman: My name is Lucas Iommazzo. I am a fourth-grade student at the William E. Cottle School in Eastchester, NY. This year my class will learn about New York State. Our class project is New York A to Z. We are going to research 26 towns and cities that begin with the letters of the alphabet. I selected Ithaca. In the computer lab, I am using the Internet to research facts about Ithaca. I have a few questions for you, too. Hopefully, you can help me. Here are the questions: • How did Ithaca get its name? • In what year was it founded and by whom? • Who was the first mayor, supervisor or person in charge? ,•, • What are the positions in the government? • Who makes the laws? • What are the most famous landmarks? • What were the most important businesses in the early years? • What are the most important businesses now? • Were there any special events in Ithaca's history that you think I should know about? I appreciate any help you can give me. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Lucas lommazzo _Q 12, TOWS! OF ITHACA •� 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 4'w Yog www.town.ithaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721,Ext 125; HEngman@town.ithaca.nv.Us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 January 8, 2013 Franz Vacca Class 4R William E. Cottle School Two Siwanoy Boulevard R Eastchester, NY 10709 I Dear Franz: i Thank you for your interest in the Town of Ithaca. It is a beautiful place with a good r^* economy. We are very happy to live here and many tourists find it a great place to visit. i To answer some of your specific questions: i 1. Ithaca was given its name by Simeon DeWitt, who first surveyed the area and like many others of his time chose to name places new to them after older places in Greek and Roman history. Ithaca was a place in Greece. 2. The Town of Ithaca and Village (now City) of Ithaca were both founded in 1821. They were carved out of the larger Town of Uly,,scs. I don't know why that happened. Of course, there were Native Amcric:tris already here. Before the Europeans arrived, the Cayugas controlled the arca and allowed the Tutelos to stay here after they were driven out of the coastal states by the European immigrants. The Town has named one of its best parks in honor of the Tutelos 3. The first Town Supervisor was Nathan Herrick. There have been 60 more Town Supervisors elected since. 4. The Town Board serves as both the legislative and executive (managing) branches of government. There is a related, but separate judicial (court) branch. There are seven members of the Town Board including the Town Superviso ' all elected for 4-year terms. 5. As the legislative branch, the Town Board makes the laws with a (vice from Town staff and the public. 6. We have many wonderful landmarks in the Town of Ithaca: Cayuga Lake, Buttermilk Falls, The Museum of the Earth, Cornell University, Ithaca College, t and mat iy more. I have enclosed a brochure—maybe you would like to pick out your faN orite. 7. Early in the Town's history grist mills for grinding grains were very common. The many streams and waterfalls provided water power for many enterprises. Later on, famous area businesses were Ithaca Gun,Ithaca Clock and Morse Chain, which made timing chains for cars and trucks and motors for other things. S. Now the most important business is education. With Cornell University partly in the Town and Ithaca College nearly totally in the Town, higher education creates much o the prosperity of the region. We also value tourism and agriculture, especially fruit and vegetable farming and wineries. We do have some new, high tech firms, mostly spin-offs from research from our educational facilities. 9. Many people (including residents?) get confused by the Town of Ithaca surrounding the City of Ithaca. They are independent governments, but we do a lot of cooperating. The Town has a population of about 20,000 and the City has about 30,000 people. I hope this info mation is helpful. Good luck with your project. Since 1 rb ngman Town Supervis 7n �1 RECEDED •-• r -3 - 5 2013 TOWN OF ITHACA STATE OF NEW YORK TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGION 3 333 EAST WASHINGTON STREET SYRACUSE, NY 13202 www.dot.ny.gov CARL F,FORD,P.E. JOAN MCDONALD REGIONAL DIRECTOR COMMISSIONER January 31, 2013 Ms. Paulette Terwilliger Town Clerk, Town of Ithaca 215 N. Tioga Street Ithaca, New York 14850 Dear Ms. Terwilliger: RE: REQUEST FOR LOWER SPEED LIMIT ON PINE TREE ROAD This is a further response to your December 4 letter and resident support requesting a lower speed limit on Pine Tree Road between Route 79 and Ellis Hollow Road. Our traffic engineers have completed their review. The current speed limit for the full length of Pine Tree Road, between Route 79 and Route 366, is 35 MPH. Test drives on the section between Route 79 and Ellis Hollow Road indicate that the most appropriate speed limit is the current 35 MPH limit. Based on this, we have determined that a further reduction of the speed limit would not be appropriate at this time. Your interest in this matter has been greatly appreciated. Very truly yours, DIANA L. GRASER. P. E. Regional Traffic Engineer cc: Jeffrey Smith, Tompkins County Highway Manager Herbert J. Engman, Town of Ithaca, Town Supervisor Peter C. Stein, Tompkins County Legislature, District 11 f6 2 Dear Herb and David, �ow �� � 1 c ry 18, 2013 Thank you for your efforts so far to build support for an "East Hill bird sanctuary" off Pine Tree Road. We hope it will materialize and be an addition to the community. Enclosed please find a preliminary drawing of a bridge over the ditch between the Town Park and the proposed sanctuary, which would allow easy access from one to the other. The final construction would depend on approval from the town, with respect to height above the creek, width, and strength. The bridge will be for foot traffic, including skis, and will have railings. We would like to use 6 to 12 inches of fill to raise the south face of the ditch for more space under the bridge. We believe that there will be a cost to the Town of Ithaca for up-keep of the trails so they remain safe and easily passable. Also another trail or two might be added. We propose to donate a 40 thousand dollar fund to the Town or to the Finger Lakes Land Trust with the earnings from that fund to be used for upkeep, instead of using tax dollars. Finally we agree to pay for the cost of survey to establish the property lines where our pasture meets the town property. Feel free to contact us with any questions or snags that surface. Thanks! Frank and Blythe Baldwin 10� 149 Pine Tree Road, 272 1796 113 fil Aoft" _ ' RECEIVED 13 MAn 01 2013 `TOWN OF ITHACA TOW Ci.ERK February 18, 2013 Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Dear Ithaca Town Board, I would like to request that the more recent TCO fee, of$1000, for the Ithaca Beer Co. project be waived (refunded). While we are currently up and operating under the current TCO, we have two items that still need to completed for the Final CO. The first is a mill room. We had an unexpected change in equipment which has delayed the finishing of our mill room. It is due to be installed by the end of 'auk, March, at which time we can finish the room around it and get it up to code. The second item that is remaining is grass coverage. Between this summer drought and late season, we were unable to get the required amount of grass coverage. Once Spring arrives, and conditions improve, we will see the necessary grass coverage. We expect to have both of these items completed by our July deadline. Thanks for your consideration. Sincerely, Dan Mitchell •—. 606 Elmira Rd. Ithaca. NY '14350 ph. (607) 273-0766 fax (607) 273-0815 www ithacabeer.com r � February 26,2013 Lisa B. Carrier-Titti Network/Record Specialist Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Ms. Carrier-Titti, Thank you for your recent donation to Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc. Materials donated to our programs are kept out of landfills and support us in our efforts to fulfill our organizational mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through reuse.We have enclosed an itemized receipt detailing your donation. Finger Lakes ReUse transforms used items into local resources by reselling materials at low prices,and teaching job skills through our computer refurbishing and deconstruction programs. Our ReUse Center is open to the public every day and features furniture, housewares, building materials,computers,and electronics.The eCenter program refurbishes computers and electronics for reuse,teaches valuable technology skills, and provides access to technology for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Our Deconstruction Services program—an environmental alternative to demolition—creates jobs and greatly reduces the volume of materials sent to landfills(25%to 40%of our nation's waste stream is construction&demolition debris). We work with an outstanding team of staff and volunteers, and continue to establish partnerships with other organizations in the community including the Ithaca Youth Bureau's Computer All Stars program, Habitat for Humanity, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center,Tompkins Community Action, and Challenge. In 2011 we kept over 350 tons of materials out of the landfill, and sold nearly 100,000 items including teacups, cabinets, lamps, desks, refurbished laptops, refurbished printers,trinkets,doors,lumber, and much more! Proceeds from our services and the sale of used materials help support our educational and job training efforts:to date we have created 14 living wage jobs and have provided over 10,000 hours of volunteer and job-training opportunities in the construction and technology fields. Thank you for your support of the mission and programs of Finger Lakes ReUse. Sincerely, Diane Cohen Executive Director ,�►� u+� ................................................................................................................................... 2255 N.Triphammer Rd(in the Triphammer Mall) • Ithaca,NY 14850 ► 607.257.9699•info@fingerlakesreuse.org•www.fingerlakesreuse.org w..a—Iw4r .«+....o.,.r+Wo. 1 ' N N N N N N N N N N N N N N O O O O O O O O O O O H m v V L C a N N N N N N N N N N N N N N O O Co O O O O O O O O m v N N CV N N N N N N N N N N r r r r r r r r r r r 3 " o U > cli 00 a O LU LLI ui U) ~ ONo N a6 � Mo (A Q N Z Z Z Z V j W m •0 (0 M CO) M O O O N rG > co !cs r 8 O M O 6� J > > ~ ~ 0 J co V coUcoULOCl) (Q�7 L cc 000 0 m to m co o U > > o o r.- ---32 in v N yv Cl) O g 0 0 0 f 0 � � LO '� D O X N 0) tO r r Z C11 C-4 Z Z Q Q Q g if1 to M U U N O2 XQ U Z U r 0 Ql O D U U U) a a N LL o > d d d d C4 w �+ v o v v v C,4 o 0 0 0 > > >> Q Q Q Q a D d rn in LO u� u> C + d W W W p W d d d d a d a d — 0 _ ._ ._ c, CO P r r r N m m m 'a u� m 0 0 0 0 "' Q ^ Q _ _j _j _ o m N m m m p CL a n s a U U U U v a n J d J J J ! o. 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O 0) E2 m m m L v LL d c o r m N A LL L¢L laL = OCM U N o = 0 0 0 m O c v v a L a Cl V N p cliN N N O O O N O O C U m W @ M LL It M O (D 7 Lin > VJ N Z =y I- N >, 2, i. Q a. g x CO 0 0) a) O m 00 1;CD H CL U 0 cm c 4 m m i 1 Paulette Terwilliger ?010N :rom: Maria DiFrancesco <mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:39 AM To: Paulette Terwilliger Subject: [http://aliveprojects.com] West Hill Development Dear Town of Ithaca Representatives: I am a Town of Ithaca resident, and I am deeply disturbed by plans to increase population density in the vicinity of my home and on West Hill. We are already dealing with problems of ineffective traffic flow and increased crime due to drug use, poverty and a number of other social issues. Increasing population density on West Hill will, I am positive, increase the problems we are already facing. My husband and I only recently moved to this area, and in part to escape this kind of(badly planned,badly conceived) development. I would hate to have to move again,but if this kind of development takes precedence over the will of current residents,then that is what we might have to do. Please DO NOT continue development on West Hill.We are in favor of greatly limiting and remaining the community that cherishes more open land and ecological/environmental conservation over sprawl that will increase levels of contamination, criminal a ctivity,noise pollution and a myriad of other problems. i Office of the Supervisor 93 East Main Street Dryden, NY 13053 607 844-8888 .�pWN °� D12yD�N supervisor@dryden.ny.us www,drvden.nv.us March 15, 2013 Mr. Herb Engman, Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga St Ithaca, NY 14850, Dear Supervisor Engman, On behalf of the Town of Dryden, I strongly support lowering the speed limit on Forest Home Drive to 35 miles per hour from the Route 366 intersection west to the Dryden Town line or beyond to where the 25 mph speed limit is posted. This road is narrow and curvy with limited line-of-sight. The current speed limit is not safe for the many runners, pedestrians and bicyclists who share the road with vehicular traffic. Thank you for pursuing the proposal to reduce the speed limit. Sincerely, Mary Ann Sumner, Supervisor ? � THE ASSEMBLY CHAIR Assembly Steering Committee STATE OF NEW YORK COMMITTEES t1 1 Agriculture ALBANY •- - Election Law Environmental Conservation Higher Education BARBARA LIFTON Mental Health Member of Assembly 125'"District Legislative Commission on Rural Resources t' March 18, 2013 r 41. O��f4 Dx Ms. Paulette Terwilliger a �`_'! Town Clerk, Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga St Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Members of the Ithaca Town Board: Thank you for sending me a copy of the Town Board's Resolution 2013-44, regarding the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, including the seizure of funds collected and the Budget Division's refusal to authorize the grant application process for the 2012-2014 cycle. I share your concerns. Please see the attached letter I sent to the Speaker regarding these issues. Again, many thanks for writing. Please feel free to contact me again on this issue or any other matter of state concern. Sincerely, Barbara S. Lifton Member ole Assembly 125th District BSL/ljf "wftl'' Enc. Speaker letter for Town Clerks Association ALBANY OFFICE:Room 555,Legislative Office BuiEding,Albany.New York 12248•518-455-5444 DISTRICT OFFICE:106 East Court Street,Ithaca,New York 14850.607-277-8030 P -? THE ASSEMBLY CHAIR Assembly Steering Committee STATE OF NEW YORK COMMITTEES t ALBANY Agriculture Election Law Environmental Ccnserva0on Higher Education BARBARA LIFTON Mental Health Member of Assembly 129h District Legislative Commission on Rural Resources March 6, 2013 Sheldon Silver, Speaker New York State Assembly 932 Legislative Office Building Albany,NY 12248 Dear Speaker Silver: As we consider the proposed 2013-14 Executive Budget and its impact on community needs, I urge that the Assembly restore funding to critical local government programs that benefit all New Yorkers. Specifically, I support the Town Clerks' Association of Tompkins County petition that directs the New York State Division of Budget to authorize the application process for grants through the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund. Specifically, I support the Town Clerks' Association of Tompkins County petition to immediately end the practice �+ of sweeping money collected for a dedicated purpose and using it for other purposes. New York State has long understood the importance of efficient records management policies and procedures. In order to establish and maintain such procedures, in 1987,New York State established the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, a dedicated fund. However, for at least the last four years, a total of $3,394,000 has been taken from this dedicated fund to cover other New York State budget deficiencies. In addition to that, for 2013, the Budget Division has refused to authorize the application process for the 2012-2014 cycle. A critical piece of New York's local government management is work carried out by town clerks. Town clerks are responsible for ensuring the continuity of government, providing protection from liability, ensuring the integrity of records, and preserving historical documents. Without the financial support from the New York State, these important procedures cannot be accomplished. I urge you to support the petition of the Town Clerks' Association of Tompkins County and restore funding to these vital for local governments programs. Many thanks for your consideration of this important request. Sincerely, I Barbara Lifton Member of Assembly `,..� 125th District BSL/al ALBANY OFFICE:Room 555,Legislative Office Building,Albany,New York 12248•518-455-5444 DISTRICT OFFICE:106 East Court Street,Ithaca,New York 14850.607-277-8030 m Public Employer Risk Alaimyetnet7t AssocialJoit, bic. 1)Corm211 Road, bithaw, NYJ?110 P0. Box Affil It ly, NY 1�?12-1-250 11 Fay('377)737-&.132 1611 J-wL,jjj Jj5(884)737 6209 i. 1Z M A, April 8, 2013 Judy Drake, Human Resource Manager Town of Ithaca ()VVN OF 215 North Tioga Street [rHAC1j, Ithaca, NY 14850 NTINGI, Dear Ms. Drake: Enclosed is a copy of your recently completed DERMA Loss Control Evaluation. This evaluation is one of the factors used to determine you organization's discount earned toward you Workers' Compensation benefits contribution. Members who develop and implement effective safety and loss control programs may receive a substantial discount on their contribution. The amount of discount will vary with the degree of compliance and the results. Initial evaluations will receive the full discount available in anticipation of full cooperation with safety efforts and programs during the first year of participation. Keep in mind that the safety and loss control programs also help to keep workers' accident frequency and severity down, as well as earning a contribution discount. The attached evaluation assigns points to the various elements of a loss control program that should be in place in your organization. Please review the entire evaluation carefully and, together with your safety coordinator and committee, develop a plan to achieve the goals outlined and work in the areas indicated as needing improvement. I am available to assist with the development and implementation of these goals. If you have any questions concerning our meeting or the evaluation, or if I can be of any assistance prior to my next contact, please feel free to email me at parchbold@perma.org or call me at (888) 737-6269, ext. 3025. Sincerely, pe&/-A,-e4 aid Peter Archbold Senior Loss Control Consultant NEw YORK'S PREMIER PROVIDER OF WORKERS' COM PLNSAFION 1:0R PUBLIC ENTI 1 IFS GOALS ,..� 1. The Safety Coordinator should complete the PERMA Safety Coordinator Program. 2. Accident investigations should include a review of the indirect accident costs. i .s PERMA f AINEFOEVLUAORPORT RM Member: TOWN OF ITHACA Manager/Administrator: HERB ENGMAN, SUPERVISOR Safety Coordinator: JUDY DRAKE, HR MANAGER Contact: JUDY DRAKE Date: April 5, 2013 Evaluator: Peter Archbold Major Program Categories Point Value Points Earned I. Safety Policy Statement 10 10 2. Safety Coordinator 10 7 3. Safety Committee 10 10 4. Transitional Duty Program 10 10 5. Hazard Assessment/PPE 10 10 6. Training and Participation 10 10 7. Accident Investigation/Records Management 10 9 Fleet Safety 10 10 d. Facility& Equipment Inspection 10 10 10. Results 10 10 Grand Total 100 96 1. Safety Policy Statement 10 points • The chief administrative officer or governing body has approved and implemented a written safety policy statement and loss control program. • Policy outlines and indicates a dedication of financial and human resources to safety management. • Assigns administrative and employee responsibilities. • Provides and maintains a safe work environment. Findings: No change, member has the recommended elements. 2. Safety Coordinator 7 points • A Safety Coordinator has been appointed and is actively involved in the safety and loss control program. • Duties and responsibilities have been defined and written. • Safety Coordinator has completed the PERMA Safety Coordinator Program. Findings: The safety coordinator should complete the PERMA Safety Coordinator program. 3. Safety Committee 10 points • A Safety Committee has been established and is represented by key managers, department heads, and employees. • Mandatory attendance is required at regularly scheduled meetings. • Agendas are prepared for each meeting and minutes are kept on tile. The results of the Safety Committee actions are communicated to all employees. • Management reviews the results of the Safety Committee meetings and provides feedback and/,O ` decisions on recommended actions. s Findings: The safety committee is very active. 4. Transitional Duty Program 10 points • A Transitional Duty program has been written, implemented and includes: • Designated tasks for each department. • Specific time limits are set. • Transitional duty includes off the job injuries. Findings: Transitional duty is in place. 5. Hazard Assessmentl PPE 10 points • Written Hazard Assessments are conducted for all job titles. • A process has been established to identify loss exposures or hazards, determine if controls are in place, and recommend corrective measures to help eliminate or control the hazard or exposure. • Employees are trained to recognize hazards/exposures and to correct and report them. • Employees are issued and trained on all required personal protective equipment. Findings:The hazard assessment has been completed. 6. Training and Participation 10 points � • OSHA/PESH required safety training is conducted and documented for all employees. • -Back Injury/Safe Lifting policy and program. • Wellness policy and program. • Violence in the workplace policy and program. Findings: Member has an active training program. 7. Accident Investiaation/Records Manaaement 9 points • All accidents are investigated and reported to PERMA within 24 hours. • Accident investigations are conducted and documented after every accident or near miss and include root cause analysis, direct and indirect costs, and recommendations for corrective action, with a.process for the follow-up and completion of.corrective actions. • The following records are maintained on site: All required state workers' compensation forms PERMA incident report Accident investigation report DOSH 900 log of injuries and illnesses Self inspection safety reports Safety training courses Safety committee agendas and minutes Findings: Member has it all with the exception of the review of indirect accident costs. 8. Fleet Safety 10 points • Driver licenses are reviewed and checked on a scheduled basis/LENS program. • Drivers are required to attend a driver orientation and defensive driving course. • Drivers conduct pre-trip and post trip inspection of vehicles. • All vehicles have preventive maintenance records. ;^ Findings: Member has all these elements. 9. Facility and Equipment Inspection 10 points • Self inspections for facility and equipment are conducted on a regular basis and documented. • Member cooperates with PERMA in all site inspections, responds and complies with recommendations in a timely manner. Findings: Member has an active self-inspection program. 10. Results 10 points • The member has instituted steps that have produced demonstrable positive results in safety and claims. r� COOPV OF 11, 18 21 TOWN OF ITHA+CA Yo 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 IP www.town.ithaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125; HEngman@IownJthaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING (607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 April 10, 2013 Jeffrey B. Smith Highway Director Tompkins County Highway Division 170 Bostwick Road Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Jeffrey: Town of Ithaca Planning Director Susan Ritter, Public Works Director Jim Weber and I have discussed your letter of February 20, 2013 requesting feedback on priority projects for County roads. We have listed several below. We thought that an exhaustive list of all needs in the Town would not serve your purpose. The projects listed are not necessarily in priority order given the nature of readiness and funding. A. King Road to Burns Road This is a major connection between Route 96B and 79 and thus a major commuter and commercial route. We anticipate a need for sidewalks along a portion of King Road as development intensifies near the corner of 96B and King Road. B. Pleasant Grove Road at Cradit Lane A new intersection at this point diverting traffic onto the Cornell campus would help improve safety concerns and relieve traffic congestion at the one-lane bridges in Forest Home. Both Cornell and the Town of Ithaca have placed a high priority on this intersection in our transportation plans. C. Havts Road to the Medical Complex on 96 This area has a high commuter usage and crossing 96 is a tricky move during commuting times. D. Mitchell Street-Pine Tree Road-Ellis Hollow This is a high-use area needing both vehicle and pedestrian emphasis. Increased development will result in the urbanizing of this area. 00"4 E. Sheffield Road-79-96 (via Hayts) This is a major commuting route with potential to take pressure off other state and town roads in the area. F. Warren and Hanshaw These roads attract a large volume of traffic and while a sidewalk has been built along Warren from Hanshaw to the schools and another will be built from. the Village of Cayuga Heights to Sapsucker Woods Road, extensions to Forest Home and Cornell are needed. A traffic light at Warren and Hanshaw may become necessary. Again, these are just some of the roads needing attention. Other parts of Pine Tree Road and Coddington Road as well as others also deserve consideration when feasible. Please get in touch if you need additional/different information. Sincerely, Herbert J. E an Town Supe isor ABBOTT ASSOCIATES E D �+, (A NYS Limited Partnership) 301 Maple Avenue, F-s [TOVWVN y Ithaca, NY 14850-4949 Bruce D.Abbott Managing Agent Phone: (507)272-9434 abbottm mt baka.com Fax: (607)319-5173 FROM: Bruce D.Abbott,Managing Agent ABBOTT ASSOCIATES LP The Abbott Holding Company,President General Partner for Abbott Associates LP TO: Residents of Maple Hill Apartments and Other Interested Parties DATE: April 12,2013 SUBJECT: Intent to Dissolve the Housing Company: Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses,Inc. (UDC-850) To Whom It May Concern: The attached document,Notice of Owner's Filing of Notice of Intent to Dissolve,has been issued by the Assistant Commissioner of New York State Homes&Community Renewal,a state agency that supervises the ownership and management of Maple Hill Apartments. Abbott Associates Limited Partnership is the owner of a housing company know as Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses,Inc. The housing company assets are currently comprised solely of Maple Hill Apartments,located at 301 Maple Avenue,Ithaca,NY. Abbott Associates LP has applied to dissolve the housing company,and the attached is a mandatory document under New York State regulations that must be distributed at minimum to each current resident of Maple Hill,and posted in conspicuous places on the property. Those wishing to view the actual Notice of Intent submitted to the State and dated February 5,2013, may do so at the rental office by scheduling an appointment at least 24 hours in advance on any business day beginning May 1,2013,between the hours of 1:30 p.m.and 4:00 p.m. This Notice does not in any way alter a previous notice distributed to all tenants and Section 8 agencies by Abbott Associates dated December 10,2012,that allows all existing tenants and appli- cants to renew their leases or sign new ones up until the date of September 30,2013,as along as all such tenants and applicants accept an end-date of their lease of August 31. 2014,after which all tenants must be vacated. Questions regarding this notice or any other aspect of the dissolution procedure may e-mail the owner at the above address,mail,or drop off a letter at the rental office,F-5. Very truly yours, * Bruce D.Abbott Abbott Associates Attachment Andrew M.Cuomo Darryl C.Towns Governor Commissioner f New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal 25 Beaver Street New York,NY 10004 Notice of Owner's Filing of Notice of Intent to Dissolve Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses, Inc. Please take notice that the owner of Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses, Inc. has filed with the Division a Notice of Intent to dissolve under Section 1750 of the Regulations and remove the housing company from the Mitchell-Lama program. The Division will review the Notice and supporting documents for completeness, and may request additional information or documentation as is deemed appropriate. Upon finding that all required information has been submitted, the Division will authorize the owner to hold a public meeting, on notice to the tenants, at which the owner will describe its plan for transition and future management of the development, the effect upon rents and occupancy, and anticipated repair and capital work. At the meeting the tenants will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the plan. The owner will make the Notice of Intent and supporting documents, except for rent rolls and rent registrations which contain information protected by a right of privacy, available for inspection by the tenants on request at a location at or near the premises. Very truly yours, Richmond McCurnin Assistant Commissioner Form#OLA BO-1 (11-7-07) Web Site: www.dlicr.state.nv.us Email address: dhcrinfo@dhcr.state.ny.us ABBOTT ASSOCIATES RECLE (A NYS Limited Partnership) on%% 301 Maple Avenue, F-5 � ry^ Ithaca, NY 14850-4949 TOWN OF ITHACA T04Y'N CLERK Bruce D.Abbott Managing Agent Phone: (607)272-9434 abbott2if,mL(o:�aka.com Fax: (607)319-5173 FROM: Bruce D.Abbott, Managing Agent ABBOTT ASSOCIATES LP The Abbott Holding Company, President General Partner for Abbott Associates LP TO: Residents of Maple Hill Apartments and Other interested Parties DATE: April 17,2013 SUBJECT: Notice of Intent to Prepay Mortgage: Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses,Inc. To Whom It May Concern: We are writing to advise you that Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses,Inc.,and Abbott Associates LP, the Owner of the property known as Maple Hill Apartments(the"Property") has decided to prepay ,,..., the first mortgage loan for this property on or before September 1,2013. The first mortgage matures on September 30,2013. Prepaying the mortgage will trigger"enhanced vouchers"for eligible residents. if the mortgage matured (was to be paid by September 30,2013),enhanced vouchers would not be provided. The Owner has agreed,for itself and anyone else who may become the owner of the property,that during the sixty(60)days after the prepayment,the rent for your unit will not be increased. (If you are required to recertify your income during that 60-day period and your income has increased since your last income certification,your share of the rent for the unit may increase,as has always been the case.) Prepayment of the mortgage could result in an increase in rent after the 60-day period following prepayment. It does not necessarily mean that your portion of the rent will go up. If you are living in your unit on the date on which the Owner prepays (scheduled for Wednesday, August 28,2013) and if"you are income eligible,you may be eligible to receive an enhanced housing voucher. The enhanced voucher may enable you to continue living here paying the greater of your same tenant rent or 30%of your monthly adjusted income for rent. You also may use the housing voucher to move to another eligib le unit of your choice at a different property. In order to stay in your current unit with the assistance of the enhanced voucher,the local public housing authority must determine that the total rent for the unit is reasonable,that you are in an appropriate size unit, and that the unit meets the housing quality standards of the housing voucher program. This applies to you,even if you are not currently receiving Section 8 assistance. You are advised to call Tompkins Community Action Section 8 (607)273-8816 or Ithaca Housing Authority Section 8(607)273-8629 to assess your eligibility for the enhanced voucher program. Please be reminded as stated in previous notices,that you will be allowed an additional year from September 30,2013 to August 31,2014 to remain at Maple Hill,even though there will be a change in ownership. You are not being asked to leave Maple Hill on or before September 30,2013, Page 2. We have copied HUD on this notice,and they will be aware of the Owner's intent to prepay the mortgage. If you have any questions,please call HUD's Multifamily Housing Representative for the Buffalo Office at(716)551-5755,as well as,the Maple Hill Rental Office at(607)319-0692. E-mail to our address above is the preferred format for questions of this nature,however,hand-delivered or first-class mail is also acceptable. Sincerely yours, Bruce D.Abbott,Managing Agent Abbott Associates cc: Ms.Teresa Bainton,Director,Multifamily Housing,New York Office U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development Mr.Wayne Willard,Director,Multifamily Housing,Buffalo Office U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development Mr.Herbert Engman,Supervisor,Town of Ithaca Assemblywoman Barbara S.Lifton,NYS Legislature Chairwoman Martha Robertson,Tompkins County Legislature �`1 William E. Cottle School Two Siwanoy Boulevard Eastchester, NY 10709 May 9, 2013 f { l 1 Herb En man < ti 215 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Supervisor Engman, Thank you so much for the information you gave me for my project. It certainly helped me, and I sent you a copy of my final published product with this letter. I found the history that Ithaca has e*** had since 1812 to be very interesting. All of the information you gave me was put into my final essay. I hope that you like it! I am glad that I picked Ithaca. I would love to visit one day. Thank you once more! Sincerely, Franz Vacca sem► Ithd ( NY .IAV`, 7 36% 1 � - • re_ le x fJor`F w�c: [Lha.; tha {. i �� .� y � 2 .�ra ild �• 1 y i f _ a end+a let f i r 7A.£i"W 7F 7"'W 7F.A"W 7F.5'w 71;.4"W 7F.7"W 7f; 2'W J Town/City Essay: Ithaca, IVY By, Franz Vacca 4R Ithaca, NY is located in south-central New York State, in Tompkins County. Its coordinates are at 42.440N, 76.490W. Ithaca is in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Its elevation is about 810 ft. Of the 30,014 residents of Ithaca (last update from 2010), 15,121 are men and the other 14,893 Ithaca residents are women. It is partly urban, suburban and rural, with a land area is 5.46sq mi. There is a central city area, a suburban housing area, and a rural farm and lake area. Ithaca's climate is mostly within the U.S. average, though it has more precipitation than the average and less sunshine. Ithaca's natural resources are salt and it is part of the major dairy region. Ithaca has an interesting history. It was founded in 1821. It was given its name by Simeon de Witt who first surveyed the area and liked to name new places after those in ancient Greece, Rome and Italy. Ithaca was controlled by the Cayuga Indians before the Europeans arrived. When the Cayuga Indians were driven away from their land, they allowed the Tutelo Indians to occupy their land. The first town supervisor of Ithaca was Nathan Herrick, and 60 more supervisors have been elected since. Early in Ithaca's history, most businesses relied on the strong water power from the many streams and waterfalls in and around Ithaca. Grist mills for grinding grains were common. A few of the most famous businesses were Ithaca Gun, Ithaca Clock and Morse Chain. In modern-day Ithaca, the most important businesses have to do with education, with Cornell University and Ithaca College in the heart of Ithaca. Ithaca also values tourism and agriculture, especially fruit and vegetables. The most important jobs right now are store manager, company driver, tour guide, teller, dentist, and software specialist. Ithaca's median income is $27,342.00. 110� Ithaca's town board serves as the legislative and executive branches of government, which means that the town board makes the laws and manages Ithaca. There is also a judicial branch of Ithaca which manages the court. There are seven members of the town board, who are all elected for 4-year terms. Ithaca's town board makes the laws with advice from Town staff and the public. Ithaca takes education seriously. Some of its elementary schools are Northeast School, Immaculate Conception School and Fall Creek Elementary School. Some of its middle schools are Boytown and Dewitt Middle Schools. Ithaca also has some high schools such as Lehman Alternative School, Ithaca Senior High School, Cascadilla School, and Enfield School. Finally, Ithaca has 2 important colleges/universities— Cornell University and Ithaca College. Tourism is a very important job in Ithaca because there are many breathtaking landmarks, especially Buttermilk Falls and Cayuga Lake. Many parks, such as Tutelo Park, were made to honor the Tutelo Indians that roamed the area where Ithaca is now located. Tutelo Park has an area of 8.31 acres and is home to many species of wild birds. Cayuga Heights is a very important historic marker, along with Cornell University and Judd Falls. There are 4 cemeteries in Ithaca: Calvary, Davis, East Lawn, and Fisher (Inlet Valley). The city of Ithaca is located in south-central New York State and has many important landmarks; takes education seriously, has 3 political branches, along with a very interesting history. It is an ideal place to live, attend school or visit. ` R.Y}•aut�r RECEIVED STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY 2 4 2013 REGION 3 333 EAST WASHINGTON STREET TOWN Or ITHACA SYRACUSE, NY 13202 TOWN CLERK www.dot.ny.gov CARL F.FORD,P.E. JOAN MCDONALD REGIONAL DIRECTOR COMMISSIONER May 22, 2013 Ms. Paulette Terwilliger Town Clerk, Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, New York 14850 Dear Ms. Terwilliger: RE: REQUEST FOR LOWER SPEED LIMIT ON FOREST HOME DRIVE Thank you for your May 14 letter requesting a lower speed limit on Forest Home Drive between Route 366 and the Hamlet of Forest Home. A formal investigation will be conducted at the subject location. Please be aware that our review requires sufficient field investigation and analysis to assure a proper response. Upon completion of the investigation, you will be notified of the results and our determination. To carry out the Department's initiative to be more responsive to our customers, we encourage you to submit any information which may be helpful in our investigation. This may include petitions, letters from the public, accident data, maps, etc. This information should be submitted to my office at the above address. Your interest in this matter is greatly appreciated. Very truly yours, DIANA L. GRASER, P. E. Regional Traffic Engineer cc: J. B. Smith, Highway Director, Tompkins County Highway Division H. J. Engman, Supervisor, Town of Ithaca M. Sumner, Supervisor, Town of Dryden P. C. Stein, County Legislator, District 1 I J, • r gip, l2 -�Lac 50.09-1.0c AFeE NED r•., Regional Traffic Engineer Region No. 3 ?' f 6 2013 Department of Transportation i ompxtns County Highway Division Gentlemen and Ladies: The Town Board of the Town of Ithaca by a resolution adopted Monday, May 13, 2013, and the County Superintendent of Highways of the County of Tompkins, hereby request the Department of Transportation, pursuant to Section 1622.1 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, to establish a lower maximum speed at which vehicles may proceed on Forest Home Drive between Route 366 and the Hamlet of Forest Home. Upon receipt of the notice that the regulation herein requested has been established, the Town of Ithaca, will provide, install, and maintain signs in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law and conforming to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices of the Department of Transportation. Dated: lvl Town Cler Dated: 511q15 3 ';'C/ - Su rihten t i Comments by County Superintendent: TE 9a(2/78) 00. l y Reca v® Traffic Safety & Mobility MAY 21 2013 Referred To: P MEETING OF THE ITHACA TOWN BOARD Monday,May 13,2013 TB RESOLUTION NO. 2013-069 : Petition to Lower Sneed Limit on Forest Home Drive between Route 366 and Hamlet of Forest Home WHEREAS the Town of Ithaca has received a request to reduce the speed limit on a portion of Forest Home Drive from 45 mph to 35 mph and WHEREAS this section of Forest Home Drive is very popular with runners, including Cornell sports teams,other pedestrians and cyclists and WHEREAS visitors to the Cornell Plantations cross the road to use the trails, admire the extensive plantings, and attend various celebrations and foot races and WHEREAS the"flatrocks" area attracts many waders and dog-walkers during the warmer months and WHEREAS the road is narrow and contains a couple of blind curves and WHEREAS the safety of all the users of the road would be improved with a slower speed limit and WHEREAS the owner of almost all the land on the road -Cornell University-supports the change in speed limit as do the Town of Dryden and the Forest Home Improvement Association Now therefore be it RESOLVED that the governing Town Board of the Town of Ithaca does hereby request that Tompkins County forward to the New York State Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division the Town's request to reduce the speed limit to 35 mph on Forest Home Drive between Route 366 and the hamlet of Forest Horne at the beginning of the current 25 mph zone and include the letters of support from Cornell University, the Town of Dryden and the Forest Home Improvement Association. MOVED: Rod Howe SECONDED: Eric Levine VOTE: Ayes—Howe, Levine, Goodman,Engman, Hunter and DePaolo STATE OF NEW YORK) COUNTY OF TOMPKINS) SS: TOWN OF ITHACA: I, Paulette Terwilliger, Town Clerk of the Town of Ithaca, do here ertify that the above resolution is an exact copy of the same adopted by the Ithaca Town Board of Ithaca at a meeting e 1 `�'da May,2013. � SEAL Pau ctte erw1 1 er,Town Clerk 170 Bostwick Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 607-274-0300 FAX 607-272-8489 May 16, 2013 Dianna L. Graser, PE NYSDOT Transportation System Operations Engineer 333 East Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202 Re: Speed Limit Request Dear Ms. Graser, Please find enclosed a request for reduced speed limits on Forest Home Drive, between Rt. 366 and the Hamlet of Forest Home, in the Town of Ithaca. The appropriate TE 9a and Resolution are submitted for your review and action. Please do not hesitate to contact me, at (607) 274-0300, if I can assist further in your determination. Sincerely, Jeffrey B. Smith Highway Director E l s re "%4 cc w/o enclosures: Paulette Terwilliger, Ithaca Town Clerk JS/gll ���� Recycled paper t TOWN OF ITHACA I.-IE; 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us Pauleue Tci%ciIIiLer.Tm\n Clerk Phone: (607)273-1721 Debra DeAugistine,Deputy Town Clerk ptemilli=er(wumtl.iihaea.n�.us Fax: (607)273-5854 ddeaugistine@town.ithaca.ny.us May 30, 2013 New York State Department of State Attn. Secretary of State Miscellaneous Records, 6"' Floor 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12231 Dear Mr. Secretary, Pursuant to the requirements of the Uniform Notice of Claim Act, the Town of Ithaca has passed TB Resolution No. 2013-081: Approval to Certify the Secretary of State as a Receiver of Notice of Claims on May 28, 2013. The resolution also identifies the Town Clerk at the above address as the Town Official to whom the State should send notification of a receipt of claim to. I will be completing the form when it becomes live on the DOS site on June 17, 2013 but since the legislation is in effect as of the first I have sent this notice. If anything further is required, please let me know. Sincerel , Paulette Terwilliger Town Clerk Enc. MEETING OF THE ITHACA TOWN BOARD Tuesday,May 28, 2013 TB RESOLUTION NO. 2013 —081: Approval to Certify the Secretary of State as a Receiver of Notice of Claims WHEREAS, New York State passed a new law effective June 2013, entitled"Uniform Notice of Claim Act", which allows notice of claims to be served on the secretary of state instead of directly on the municipality at a fee of$250; and WHEREAS, a municipality must file a certificate designating the secretary of state as an agent who may be served with a notice of claim, and which includes to whom and to where the notice of claim is to be sent; and WHEREAS, failure to file the certificate causes a municipality to forfeit its right to receive a portion of the notice of claim filing fees; Now, therefore,be it, RESOLVED,the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca hereby certifies the secretary of state to receive notice of claims for the Town of Ithaca; and be it further RESOLVED,that the secretary of state shall notify the Town Clerk of any notice of claim by sending notice to Town of Ithaca Town Clerk, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. MOVED: Pat Leary SECONDED: Eric Levine VOTE: Ayes —Leary, Levine, Hunter, DePaolo, Goodman, Howe and Engman STATE OF NEW YORK) COUNTY OF TOMPKINS) SS: TOWN OF ITHACA: I, Paulette Terwilliger, Town Clerk of the Town of Ithaca, do hereby certify that the above resolution is an exact copy of the same adopted by the aca Town Board of Ithaca at a meeting on the 28`h day of May, 2013. SEAL _ Paulette Terwilliger, Town Clerk Certificate of Designation For Service of Notice of Claim of TOWN OF ITHACA (Pursuant to Section 53 of the General Municipal Law) It is hereby certified that: FIRST: TOWN OF ITHACA is a public corporation as defined in Section 66 of the General Construction Law of the State of New York. SECOND: The name of the public corporation is: TOWN OF ITHACA THIRD: The principal location of the public corporation is in the county of TOMPKINS FOURTH: The public corporation hereby designates the Secretary of State of the State of New York as its agent upon whom a Notice of Claim against the public corporation may be served. FIFTH: The name,post office address and email address of an officer,person or designee,nominee or other agent-in-fact to which the Secretary of State shall transmit a copy of any Notice of Claim served upon the Secretary of State as the Public Corporation's agent is: Post Office Address: TOWN OF ITHACA 215 N TIOGA ST ITHACA, NY 14850 Email Address: PTERWILLIGER@TOWN.ITHACA.NY.US SIXTH: The time limit for service of a Notice of Claim upon the public corporation is: 5 days SEVENTH: Any statutory provisions uniquely pertaining to the public corporation and the commencement of an action or proceeding against it are as follows: NOT PROVIDED EIGHTH: The New York State Vendor Identification Number(Vendor ID) for the public corporation is: 0156000992 Note: If the public corporation does not have a Vendor ID issued by the Office of the State Comptroller the Department of State will contact the public corporation regarding issuance of a Vendor ID when fees for service of Notices of Claim are available for distribution. The public corporation will not receive distributions of its share offees for service of Notices of Claim until it has been assigned a Vendor ID by the Office of the State Comptroller. NINTH: Distributions to the public corporation for its share of fees for service of Notices of Claim will be sent to the following Remittance Address: TOWN OF ITHACA 215 N TIOGA ST ITHACA,NY 14850 Note: The Remittance Address for public corporations with a Vendor ID must match the public corporation's Remittance Address in the New York State Vendor Management System. If the Remittance Address provided does not match the address on file in the New York State Vendor Management System, the public corporation's share of fees cannot be distributed. To update the public corporation's Remittance Address on file in the New York State Vendor Management System the public corporation must access and update its vendor record at www.osc.state.ny.us. Date: June 28,2013 PAULETTE TERWILLIGER TOWN CLERK Signature Title of Signer 114� FILED BY THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF STATE ON: 06/28/2013 FILE NUMBER: 20130628000218 APaulette Terwilliger From: NYS DOS Notice of Claim <eDesignation@dos.ny.gov> Sent: Friday,June 28, 2013 10:11 AM To: Paulette Terwilliger Cc: eDesignation@dos.ny.gov Subject: NYS DOS Notice of Claim Designation Filing Acknowledgement:20130628000218 Attachments: 20130628000218.pdf New York State Department of State Division of Corporations PLEASE PRINT THIS EMAIL FOR YOUR RECORDS Thank you for filing your Certificate of Designation for Service of Notice of Claim with the Department of State.Attached is an acknowledgement copy of the filed document for your records. CORPORATION NAME: TOWN OF ITHACA DESIGNATION ID NUMBER: 208 COUNTY: TOMPKINS p.,,fOST OFFICE ADDRESS FOR TOWN OF ITHACA .MAILING OF NOTICE OF CLAIM: 215 N TIOGA ST ITHACA NY 14850 EMAIL ADDRESS FOR PTERWILLIGER(@TOWN.ITHACA.NY.US TRANSMISSION OF NOTICE OF CLAIM: NYS VENDOR ID NUMBER: 0156000992 REMITTANCE ADDRESS: TOWN OF ITHACA 215 N TIOGA ST ITHACA NY 14850 Notices of Claim will be sent to the public corporation's email address if one has been provided. Paper copies of Notices of Claim will be mailed to the public corporation's Post Office address if an email address has not been provided. All information in the Certificate of Designation for Service of Notice of Claim must be kept current. Public Corporations that do not maintain current information may not receive copies of Notices of Claim served or their share of fees. Certificates of Amendment of Designation for Service of Notice of Claim can be filed electronically at www.dos.n og v/corps/notice of claim.html. Please note the Designation ID Number listed above will be required to file a Certificate of Amendment of Designation for Service of Notice of Claim. Public corporations-that have a NYS Vendor ID Number must ensure that all information in the NYS Vendor .Management System is current. If the remittance address provided above does not match the address on file in the NYS Vendor Management System, payments cannot be processed. Updates to NYS Vendor Information can be made at www.osc.state.ny.us. General information regarding Notices of Claim can be found at www.dos.ny.gov. 1 n't 'o u n s il n(9 Flic a For Local Elected Official Signatories: E� As a local elected official,I support the Resilient Communities for America Agreement. Elected Official Namef&Tide: Signature: A --'Y' Jurisdiction: Address: 2 City: State: ZIP: Elected Official's E-mail:- Staff Contact Name&Title: 7r" 5 Staff Phone: _,2 E-mail: CSF" As an advocate for strong communities,I will assist the campaign in recruiting another five local elected officials as signatories.Please contact me at the e-mail address above For Other Civic Leader Endorsers: (Non-local elected officials,including governors,military leaders,federal agency officials,Congressional leaders,NGO leaders) 0 Asa civic leader,I endorse the Resilient Communities for America Agreement. Date: Name&Tide: Signature: Organization: Phone: —E-mail: Resilient Communities for America Agreement We, the mayors and local leaders of America, will lead the creation of more resilient cities, towns, and counties, built to overcome our nation's CLIMATE, ENERGY, and ECONOMIC challenges. A. CALL TO ACTION Communities across the country arc on the front lines of three related challenges: record-breaking extreme weather,reli- ance on costly foreign energy,and ongoing economic uncertainty. As the pace of change quickens,city and county govern- ments must work to make communities more"resilient":able to bounce back:from disruptions in a sustainable way and maintain a good duality of life for all.As local elected officials: 1. We urge state and federal leaders to support our local resilience initiatives and to take meaningful steps to build resilience and security throughout the nation. 2. We commit to building community resilience through our own local actions,such as the paths to resilience described below. 3. We commit to sharing our annual progress,solutions,and success stories with other local governments through the Resilient Communities for America online platform. PATHS TO RESILIENCE � CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS • Evaluating local vulnerabilities to extreme weather and a changing climate,from heat waves and air pollution to droughts and floods. • Adopting and implementing preparedness policies that protect vulnerable populations and natural resources from extreme weather and other climate impacts. • Reducing the community's carbon footprint to help reverse climate change and avoid the costs of adapting to more severe ch nate impacts. ENERGY SECURITY • Transitioning to a renewable energy future to achieve greater energy independence,protect communities from price spikes, and ensure more reliable power during heat waves and other disruptions. • Implementing energy efficiency programs that help residents,businesses,and municipal government save money and energy,lower carbon emissions,and reduce demand on the grid during severe weather events. INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL • Investing in upgrades to community facilities to safely serve the needs of changing communities decades into the future. • Creating new models to finance improvements and manage risks to community assets through engagement with the private sector. • Harnessing innovations in information technology and green infrastructure to optimize performance and reduce costs through more efficient operation. ECONOMIC PROSPERITY • Retaining and attracting investment by safeguarding businesses from extreme weather and ensuring reliable access to energy, water,and other key resources. • Supporting the private sector in creating more diversified local economies that are more resilient to economic downturn, through job creation in sectors such as clean energy,advanced manufacturing,and local agriculture. STATE OF NEW YORK—DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRAFFIC AND SAFETY DIVISION STUDY NO.: 3130094 NOTICE OF ORDER FILE: 50.12-Loc TROOP: C THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS FILED AN ORDER WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE WHEREBY: SECTION: 1150.12 SUBDIVISION: (ah) PARAGRAPH: ( ) OF THE DEPARTMENT'S REGULATION IS (X ) ADDED O AMENDED to read as follows: O REPEALED 35 MPH on Forest Home Drive, a Town highway, between a point 0.3± mile east of the easterly Fall Creek bridge and the Ithaca/Dryden Town line, a distance of 0.7± mile. The above order will be effective upon the installation, modification or removal of the necessary traffic control device(s) required by and conforming to the State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. June 6, 2013 APPROVED BY !�,�� �. �� �f ��_;:�.�' Regional Traffic Engineer (DATE) (SIGNATURE) (TITLE) DESCRIPTION: Order establishes a 35 MPH speed limit on the above described section of Forest Home Drive. COUNTY: Tompkins LOCALITY: Town of Ithaca OTHER RELATED ACTIONS ( )NONE (X ) Identify: repeal 1150.12(ab) cc: ( ) CITY ( ) ( ) VILLAGE ( ) SHERIFF (X ) REGION (3)TRAFFIC ENGINEER -- >(X ) TOWN (X ) STATE POLICE O OTHER—Specify: (X ) COUNTY SUPT. O PERMITTEE DLG:JML: TE 3e (10108) STATE OF NEW YORK-DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRAFFIC AND SAFETY DIVISION STUDY No.: 3130094 NOTICE OF ORDER FILE: 50.12-Loc TROOP: C THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS FILED AN ORDER WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE WHEREBY: SECTION: 1150.12 SUBDIVISION: (ab) PARAGRAPH: ( ) OF THE DEPARTMENT'S REGULATION IS ( ) ADDED ( } AMENDED to read as follows: (X ) REPEALED The above order will be effective upon the installation, modification or removal of the necessary traffic control device(s) required by and conforming to the State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. June 6, 2013 APPROVED BY Regional Traffic Engineer (DATE) (SIGNATURE) (TITLE) DESCRIPTION: Order repeals 45 MPH speed limit on Forest Home Drive. COUNTY: Tompkins LOCALITY: Town of Ithaca OTHER RELATED ACTIONS ( )NONE (X ) Identify: add 1150.12(ah) cc: ( ) CITY { ) ( ) VILLAGE O SHERIFF (X ) REGION (3)TRAFFIC ENGINEFR ---o-(X) TOWN (X ) STATE POLICE O OTHER—Specify: (X ) COUNTY SUPT. ( ) PERMITTEE DLG:JML: TE 3e (10108) - 1 - ' t� [!RECEIVED STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TOWN OF fTHACA REGION 3 o 333 EAST WASHINGTON STREET SYRACUSE, NY 13202 www.dot.ny.gov CARL F.FORD,P.E. JOAN MCDONALD REGIONAL DIRECTOR COMMISSIONER June 12, 2013 Ms. Paulette Terwilliger Town Clerk, Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, New York 14850 Dear Ms. Terwilliger: RE: REQUEST FOR LOWER SPEED LIMIT ON FOREST HOME DRIVE This is a further response to your May 14 letter requesting a lower speed limit on Forest Horne Drive between Route 366 and the Hamlet of Forest Home. Our traffic engineers have completed their review of this location and determined that lowering the existing 45 MPH speed limit on Forest Horne Drive to 35 MPH would be appropriate. The official order authorizing the lower speed limit will follow. Upon receipt of the official order,the Town may install the necessary signing to implement the 35 MPH speed limit. Your interest in this matter has been greatly appreciated. Very truly yours, �� //9�� DIANA L. GRASER, P. E. Regional Traffic Engineer cc: J. B. Smith, Highway Director, Tompkins County Highway Division H. J. Engman, Supervisor, Town of Ithaca M. Sumner, Supervisor, Town of Dryden P. C. Stein, County Legislator, District 1 I Paulette Terwilliger From: tee-ann hunter <tdh12344@hotmaTcom> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 2:1.9 PM To: Paulette Terwilliger; ddeaugustine@town.ithaca.ny.us Subject: FW: Long Term Debt Attachments: Bond Schedule.xlsx Paulette and/or Deb, Would you please put a copy of this in Board Correspondence. I will also be sending you a preceding one re capital planning. Thanks Tee-Ann From: tdh12344@hotmail.com To: hengman@town.ithaca.ny.us; rd@richdepaolo.com; elevinetown@gmail.com; bgoodman@town.ithaca.ny.us; pll7@cornell.edu; rlh13@cornell.edu; msolvig@town.ithaca.ny.us Subject: Long Term Debt d--Qate: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:36:33 +0000 To All, Maybe some of you have had a chance to look over the capital planning info I sent. I'm building a case here, so if you've got the time give it a look. I'm appreciative of the info Mike prepared and would like to ask that we take this a step further. What is lacking for me is a bond payment and retirement schedule that takes things out to the point at which bonds are being retired and gives us some sense of when we will reach a steady state, when do things level out relative to bond retirement and new borrowing. With the information provided, I have no sense of whether we are entering a feverish blip of borrowing that will cease after 2018, or are we facing ongoing capital costs that annually exceed our revenue stream by 1+ million dollars. To answer this requires long term capital planning. As a town we tend to straddle the line between large town / small town. For purposes of efficiencies the Town Board has relinquished the responsibility to review capital projects, review bid specifications, and participate (other than through adopting a resolution) in the award of bids. This is the large town approach which I am willing to accept with a few improvements to our operations. If we consider ourselves large enough that we do not have time to review capital projects at the board level, then we should, at the very least, have an asset inventory and prioritized capital improvement plan in place to provide a context within —,hich to make these big ticket decisions. I have attached a spread sheet that provides an example of the steady state" point I'm looking for, it's highlighted. I'd be interested to hear what others of you think and would like to have a brief discussion of this placed on either the next Town Board or Operations Committee agenda. 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Tioc a Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 �W Yom www.town.ithaca.ny.us I'aulcitr Tcir%illiticr.To\%ii Clerk Phone: (607)273-1721 Debra DeAugistine.Deputy Town Clerk plelNvilG cr«towil.ittlaca.ny.us Fa x: (607) 273-58:x-{ ddeaugistine@town.ilhaca.ny.us June 2.6, 2013 Karen Herzog Ptd Box 183 Brooktondale, NY 14817-0183 Certified Mail # 7009 2820 0002 8919 7859 Dear Ms. Herzog, Enclosed is the Verified Statement and Invoice pertaining to the clean-up of your property at 107 Pine Tree Ro,id which has been filed in the Office of the Town Clerk as required by Town Code, 2054. Alum,, Questions should be directed to Bruce Bates, Director of Code Enforcement. Sin9A-7 7,,-� Paulette Terwilliger Town Clerk Also sent to: Karen Herzog 107 Pine Tree Rd Ithaca, NY 14850 q Q� Certified Mail # 1 1 �J � OF 1p >F �> ciVED TOWN OF ITHACA fa zi , u''"° ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT �NorLEF;7Nkc215 N. TIOGA STREET, ITHACA, NY 14850 ° �CK A www.town.ithaca.ny.us PHONE (607)273-1721 FAX(607) 273-5854 V 1E 19 11 IF 111E IDS SS T A T IE M IE IV 7f A N D 11 AI V O Il C 1E DATE: June 26, 2013 INVOICE NO: FB2013-101 TO: Karen Herzog 107 Pine Tree Road Ithaca, NY 14850 FOR: Property Clean-Up Services - 107 Pine Tree Road Quantity Description Unit Price Amount 1 Property Clean-Up Services - 107 N. Pine'I'ree Read 5 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 1 Town Surcharge: 50% of CIean-U Costs $ 500.00 $ 500.00 F_ Total: $ 1,500.00 Payment is due within 30 Days of receipt of Verified Statement and Invoice. Make all checks payable to: TOWN OF ITHACA If you have any questions concerning this Invoice, please call (607) 273-1721. Mail Payment and a Copy of this Invoice to: TOWN OF ITHACA .., ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 215 N. TIOGA STREET ITHACA, NY 14850 $OF `2, ,q; TOWN OF ITHACA %—ti E 2, 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 i Y01L- www.town.ithaca.ny.us 0C— TOWN CLERK (607) 273-1721 PLANNING (607) 273.1747 ZONING (607) 273-1783 PUBLIC WORKS (Roads, Parks, Trails, Water, Sewer& Engineering) (607) 273-1656 FAX (607)273-1704 Statement of Cost 107 Pine Tree June 18, 2013 Location: 107 Pine Tree Rd. Owner of record: Karen Herzog Agreement/Breed Enterprises, Property Clean up, ---------------------$1000.00 Town's surcharge (50% of cleanup cost, section 205-4C, Code of The Town of Ithaca) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------$ 500.00 Total ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------$1500.00 Bruce W. Bates ate Director Code Enforcement and Zoning TOWN OF ITHACA SPACE IIIiL(IW FttR h111N1CAVAL US1 li 215 NOR'1'll'I'IU(:A ti I'Rlsls 1' — ITHACA,NIiW YORE 41850 -------•Voucher No.�—.yM.N..f Voucher FUND AI'1'R(tl'1t1AT1(,1N —AMOUNT DITARTMI:N'I' �" _�5.�. caQ_ ` 1 Olt AGENCY C:odc hufurcentent 0,AIl11ANT", Itrecd Enterprises NAM1hl?. 5221 Willimrmtce Rd AND Truntansbur•g,NY 14886 _-.._ _._._.____._._._._..._. __.--•--•_-._ ADDRESS .Audited by '1'F.:ItMS Check No.���.—�� DA'rF.s QTY DESCRIPTION OF'MATFRIAI S Olt SI:iRVIC14S UNIT PRICIi. AMOUNT' _ 6114/201.1 101 Pinc True Rd Cleanup per contract $1,000.110 !�1 N(YFICE: Governmental purchase orders may be accepled in lieu of exentplion certificate. 'rax Exemption Number-P-125-28 (SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE SIDE) TOTAL. $1.1100.110 CLAIMANT'S CERTIFICATION I,_ _ _ certify that rhe above account in the amount of$ is true and correct; that tie same items,services and disbursements charged were rendered to or for the Town of Ithaca on the dates stated: Ileal mo part lues been paid or satisfied:that tuxes,tuns which the Town of Ithaca is exempt,are not included;and that the amount claimed is actually due. DATE SIGNATURE TITLE (SPACE BELOW FOR MUNICIPAL USE) DEPARTMENT APPROVAL APPROVAL FOR PAYMENT The above services or materials were rendered or This claim is approved and ordered paid from furnished to the Town of Ithaca the appropriations indicated above. on the dates slated and the charges are correct. e .. DA E AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL DATE AUDITING COMMITTEE Breed Enterprise ! j; : (t ' ' ,�1 10'"`5221 Williammee Road Trumansburg NY 14886 6/ 4/2013 2866 01 Town of Ithaca Code l mlbreement/Zoning Dept. 215 'N Tioga St Ithaca NY 14850 c/o Herbert Engrnan"Town Supervisor RATE Exterior clean-up of 1.07 Pine Tree Rd ' 000.00 11000.00 Sales Tax 8.00% 0.00 $1,000.00 A OF 1THACA �9i-" Toga Street z New York 14850 PITNEY OOWES � 02 1P $ 006.310 0004642907 JUN 27 2013 7909 2829 0002 8919 7859 MAILED FROM ZIP CODE 14850 I6" f� RECEif s REQUESTED /A � a� P AUr, 012013 - 'NN OF ITHACA ENFOP.CEMFN1 • ■ Complete items 1,2,and 3.Also complete tT re Item 4 N Restricted Delivery is desired. X i ■ Print your name and address on the reverse Addresses so that we can return the card to you. Iw b ■ Attach this card to the back of the maiiplece, C .. or Delivery or on the front If space permits, J �+ i. Article Addressed to- D. Is delivery address item t? p Yes f If YES,enter delivery address below: ❑No I, I 3. Service lyps ❑Ceri ied Mail O Express Mail t7 Registered ❑Return Receipt for Merchandise ❑insured Mall CI C.O.D. 4. Restricted Delivery?05ft Fee) p Yes 2. Article Number � P ,�`�CJ-1, � ^^ (]lensfer from servirae label) �aJ PS Form 3811,February 2004 Domestic Return Receipt 102s85-02-M-1540 tf�J t! 1r J� 145 TOMPKlNS } T� I - Y DIVISION TOWrq Off ITHACq 170 Bast is 1'd2� Baca N 14850 7O�'Nci_ra►c 7 -p 00 AX�6 8 9 July9, 2013 Re: Highway Capital Project Status Report To Whom It May Concern, Please review the enclosed Capital Project Status Report regarding the projects(s) in your area. If, after reviewing this, you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact John Lampman, P.E., Associate Civil Engineer, at (607) 274-0307, or by e-mail, at jlampman(a,tompkins-co.org. Thank you! Sincerely, Geri Lockwood Administrative Assistant Enclosure(s) CR 110, ELLIS HOLLOW ROAD RECONSTRUCTION ■ Capital Account: HZ50xx.59239 Consultant: Fisher Associates (Rochester) • County Share: 87% Functional Class: Rural Major Collector ■ Location: Town of Dryden Project Length: 3.07 centerline miles ■ 2009 ADT- Phase 1: 4061 vpd 2009 ADT- Phase 2: 3387 vpd 1. This is not a federal aid project. It will reconstruct Ellis Hollow Road between Game Farm Road and Thomas Road in 2 phases. It will rehabilitate roadway pavement (10-foot lanes, 5-foot paved shoulders) and improve drainage. To avoid right-of-way conflicts, the road centerline was moved 2 feet south the Phase 1 work area and southern ditches were converted to storm sewer. Alignment and sight-distance deficiencies will be addressed. 2. Schedule: Original Target Actual a. Start Design Work - - October 2001 b. Last of 4 Public Input Meetings June 2006 - Nov 2006 c. County selects Design Alternative July 2006 - December 2008 d. Phase 1 Pre-construction Public Mtg. May 2007 - July 2010 e. Complete 1s'phase construction November 2007 - August 2011 f. Phase 1 Shoulder Coloring - - October 2012 g. Start Design Phase 2 - November 2012 December 2012 h. Public Input Meeting - May 2013 May 2013 i. Phase 2 Construction Award - February 2015 j. Phase 2 Pre-Construction Public Mtg. - March 2015 k. Complete Construction Phase 2 - November 2015 3. Budget: .........Total: $4,601,836 ..........County Share: $4,001,836 .........Cornell: $600,000 4. Expenses: Approved Expended Remaining a. Design - phase 1 $247,780 $247,780 $0 b. Design - phase 2 127,220 54,067 73,153 c. Construction - phase 1 1,766,836 1,766,836 0 d. Construction - phase 2 2,460,000 0 2,460,000 e. Total $4,601,836 $2,068,683 $2,533,153 5. Points of Interest a. A public information meeting was held in May concerning Phase 2 design. Widespread support was expressed for paved shoulders as in Phase 1. Some supported contrasting-color shoulders; others did not; many were neutral. b. A general movement of the centerline similar to that completed throughout the Phase 1 area does not appear to be needed in Phase 2. 'There are only isolated areas where approximately 2-foot movement to the south will be needed. c. Staff continues to evaluate traffic speed data taken before and after Phase 1 construction and before and after shoulders were colored. A report will be presented to committee in the summer of 2013. d. The County's capital plan includes funding for Phase 2, completing reconstruction to Game Farm Rd, in 2015. e. Cornell's Community Initiative will partially fund Phase 2 construction. 1 07/08/13 CR 173, GAME FARM ROAD BRIDGE ■ Account: HZ50xx.59239 & D5111.54411 IN Consultant: Delta Engineers (Binghamton) ■ County Share: 77% Functional Class: Urban Collector ■ Location: Towns of Dryden & Ithaca IN Traffic Count (2008): 1874 vpd 1. . This project replaces the bridge carrying Game Farm Road over Cascadilla Creek between Ellis Hollow Road and Route 366 near Varna. This road has high vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. The existing bridge is narrow- only 22 feet wide- and in a poor sight distance area. Construction will address these deficiencies. The. existing bridge was built in 1938. 2. Schedule . Original Tar et Actual a. Bid opening May 2010 December 2013 b. Begin construction June 2010 May 2014 c. Complete construction Nov. 2010 September 2014 3. Budget: ........ Total: $1,075,000 ......... County Share: $825,000 ...........Cornell: $250,000 4. Expenses: Approved Expended Remaining a. Design $75,000 $52,554 $22,446 b. Construction 955,000 0 955,000 c. Inspect. & Superv. 45,000 0 45,000 A'q d. Total $1,075,000 $52,554 $1,0220446 5. Points of Interest a. • Highway is coordinating improvements to trail and trailhead parking at bridge with Towns of Dryden and Ithaca. b. The County's capital plan includes funding for construction of the new bridge in 2014. C. The Cornell Community Transportation Investment Initiative will fund up to $250,000 of this project. m ILI (mt c M • .r! CinmC.nmar :..1 b1T[OY YohGi v .urr srpt rni `.d. . : 1 llI BRIDGE ELEVATION 2 07/08/13 UPSTREAM FOREST HOME DRIVE BRIDGE ■ Capital Account: HZ50xx.59239 ■ Consultant: Erdman Anthony (Rochester) ■ County Share: 25% (split w/ Town & CU) ■ Functional Class: Urban Minor Arterial ■ Location: Town of Ithaca ■ Traffic Count (2009): 4,105 vpd 1. Both Federal TEP and Bridge Reconstruction monies are obligated to rehabilitate this. one-lane, metal truss bridge over Fall Creek. Built in 1909 by the Groton Bridge Co., the bridge has been subject to frequent structural and safety flags in recent years. The bridge width and -its above deck structure will be maintained. The County has an agreement with the Town of Ithaca and Cornell for project cost sharing. Construction is planned for 2013. 2. Schedule- Original Target Actual a. Fed Enhancement Funds Obligated February 07 b. Consultant Contract Executed Sept 07 December 07 c. First Public Meeting April 2008 May 08 d. Final Public Meeting January 2009 February 09 e. State approves Design Report May 2008 March 2010 March 2010 f. Right of Way Certification April 2013 June 2013 g. State approves Final Design Sept 2008 July 2013 h. Begin construction April 2009 August 2013 i. r Complete construction Sept 2009 June 2014 3. Budget: Total Federal State County Town Cornell $2,077,000 $1,603,000 $135,750 $91,075 $86,675 $160,500 77.2% 6.5% 4.4% 4.2% 7.7% * - State (Marchiselli) & some Federal funding are not committed at this time. 4. Expenses: Approved Expended Remaining Reimbursed a. Design $315,000 $315,000 $0 $140,163 b. Right of Way 12,000 3,688 8,312 $0 c. Construction 1,595,000 0 1,595,000 $0 'd. Inspect. & Superv. 155,000 0 155,000 $0 e. Total $2,077,000 $318,688 $1,758,312 . $140,163 5. Points of Interest a. All right-of-way needed for the project (3 owners) has been obtained. Cornell donated small permanent and temporary easements to the County. b. NYSDOT is finalizing approvals of special specifications. Once approved, Erdman Anthony and the Highway staff will make final revisions to plans and resubmit them for DOT approval to advertise for bids. C. The construction and inspection estimate is $1,621,600. 12 07/08/13 CR 109, HANSHAW ROAD RECONSTRUCTION ■ Capital Account: HZ50xx.59239 ■ Consultant: Fisher Associates (Rochester) ■ County Share: 6% ■ Functional Class: Urban Collector/ Minor Arterial ■ Location: Town of Ithaca ■Traffic Count: 6,080 vpd Project Length: 1.33 centerline miles 1. a. This project restores travel lanes & shoulders & upgrades drainage from Sapsucker Woods Rd to Cayuga Heights. An ADA compliant walkway is proposed for the north side of the road. Marchiselli (state)funds are-committed for design and a portion of right of way costs. b. Controversies include right-of-way, walkway, 30-ft pavement width (existing exceeds this in most locations), landscaping, potential pedestrian hazards at Pleasant Grove Rd intersection, and a new traffic signal at Warren Road. 2. Schedule Original Target Actual a. NYS approves design contract October 2004 February 2005 b. First Public Meeting November 2004 February 2005 c. Third Public Meeting May 2005 November 05 d. Public Hearing March 2007 e. State approves Design Report August 2005 March 2008 f. Right of Way Certification November 2012 November 2012 g. State approves Final Design January 2006 April 2013 May 2013- h. Begin construction April 2006 July 2013 i. Complete construction 2006-07 May 2014 County, Town, 3. Budget: Total Federal(80%) State(12.3%)* & Cornell (6.7%) a. Total $6,319,000 $5,055,200 $843,150 $420,650 Budget(Expenses: Approved Expended Remainina Reimbursed b. Scoping & Design $757,325 $743,083 $14,242 $366,652 c. Right of Way 689,675 512,075 177,600 0 d. Construction 4,448,200 0 4,448,200 0 e. Construction Eng. 423.800 0 423,800 0 f. Total $6,319,000 $1,255,158 $5,063,842 $366,652 Federal &State(Marchiselli)shares of Construction are not yet committed. Project shares assume such funding. 4. Points of Interest a. Suit-Kote Corporation of Cortland was awarded a contract for Base Bid work at their low bid of$3,474,275.85. b. Suit-Kote will tentatively begin construction on July 22. A public pre-construction meeting will be held the previous week. c. Highway is continuing to explore colored shoulders options-with the contractor and NYSDOT. d. Cornell's Community Transportation Initiative will fund $250,000 of the project cost. This translates to $157,000 for the original project scope plus $93,000 to build the walkway between Salem Drive and Sapsucker Woods Road. 13 07/08/13 CR 11 9, CODDINGTON ROAD RECONSTRUCTION ■ Capital Account: HZ50xx.59239 ■ Consultant: Clark, Patterson, Lee (Rochester) ■ County Share: 6.5% ■ Functional Class: Urban / Rural Major Collector ■ Location: Town of Ithaca ■ Traffic Count: 4,576—2,339 vpd Project Length: 3.1 miles 1. This project was to reconstruct the road with drainage facility upgrades from the Danby town line to the Ithaca city-line. Due to budget constraints, only reconstruction at the Burns and King Road intersections is included at this time. 2. Schedule Original Targe Actual a. NYS approves design contract October 2004 February 05 b. 1st Public Information Meeting November 2004 March 2005 March 05 c. 2nd Public Meeting September 05 November 05 d. 3rd Public Meeting May 2005 July 2006 August 06 e. 4th Public Meeting October 2006 December 06 f. State approves Design Report August, 2005 February 2014 g. Right of Way Certification April 2015 h. State approves phase 1 Design January, 2006 June 2016 i. Begin construction - phase 1(Burns) May, 2006 April.2017 j. Complete construction - phase 1(Burns) 2006-07 October 2017 3. Budget: Total - Federal(80%) State(13.1%)* County(6.9%) a. Project Shares $8,324,200 $6,659,360 $1,090,208 $574,633 Budget/Expenses: Approved Expended_ Remaininq Reimbursed r" b. Scoping & Design $1,094,400 $795,720 $298,680 $452,362 c. Right of Way 400,000 0 400,000 0 d. Construct- (Burns) 1,008,991 0 1,008,991 0 e. Const Engr- (Burns) 90,809 0 90,809 0 f. Constr- (S of Troy Rd) 5,179,000 0 5,179,000 0 g. Const Eng. (S of Troy) 551.000 0 .551.000 0 h. Total $8,324,200 $795,720 $7,528,480 $452,362 Federal &State (Marchiselli)shares of Construction& ROW Acquisition are not yet committed. 4. Points of Interest a. NYSDOT rejected Highway's application.for Highway Safety funds to reconstruct the Burns Road intersection area through a statewide allocation. Safety funding was previously approved, but inadequate MAP-21 allocation prompted need for ,reapplication. Rejection will delay construction until 2097. b. In February Highway submitted applications to fund the remainder of the project in 3 other phases. None of these applications were funded. c. The Design Report must be updated and its approval reconsidered by the County Legislature in light of a 2008 court decision limiting the County right-of-way to areas currently 'used,' and reconfiguring work areas.to align with available funding. d. A public information meeting will be scheduled prior to finalizing the Design Report. 14 07/08/13 CR 174, PINE TREE ROAD BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS ■ Capital Account: HZ50xx.59239 ■ Consultant: Barton & Loguidice (Syracuse) ■ County Share: 28% (split w/Town & CU) ■ Functional Class: Urban Minor Arterial ■ Location: Town of Ithaca ■ Traffic Count: 10,400 vpd ■ Project Length: 0.3 miles 1. The County will receive federal Transportation Enhancement and NYS Multi-Modal funding for a bicycle & pedestrian project that will connect bike- and walkways between Dryden Road (Rte 366) and East Hill Plaza and widen Pine Tree Road, through-a narrow, former railroad overpass. Cornell will contribute $200,000 toward the project through its Community Transportation Initiative. 2. Schedule Original Target Actual a. Fed Funds Obligated Dec 2008 b. Consultant Contract Executed July 2009 April 2010 c. First Public Meeting May 2010 June 2010 d. Final (4th) Public Meeting January 2013 'January 2013 e. State approves Design Report January 2010 July 2013 f. Right of Way Certification March 2010 September 2013 g. State approves Final Design May 2010 September 2013 h. Begin construction Sept 2010 December 2013 L Complete construction August 2011 August 2014 3. Budget/Estimate: Total Federal State Count Town Cornell a. Budget $1,468,734 $686,734 $512,000 $35,000 $35,000 $200,000 b. Proposed Shares 46.8% 34.9% 2.4% 2.4% 13.6% 4. Expenses: Approved Expended Remaining Reimbursed a. Design $152,000 $118,690 $33,310 $57,292 b. Right of Way 2,000 0 2,000 $0 c. Construction 743,734 0 743,734 $0 d. Inspect. & Superv. 59,000 0 59,000 $0 e. Total $956,734 $118,690 $838,044 $57,292 5. Points of Interest a. B&L is, updating the project Design Report in response to NYSDOT comments. The most significant DOT comment questioned whether 8 feet was wide enough for a shared use trail. The recommended-minimum width is 10 feet, although 8 ft is permissible. The County Legislature approved the Design Report in April. The document is available online at hftp://www.tompkins- co.org/highway/pinetree.htmi. b. Option 2 from this report.was designated the preferred design alternative. It will provide an ADA-compliant, paved, 8-foot wide trail, supported where necessary by a 250-foot long retaining wall along the west side of the road. It will also replace the existing overpass with a new pedestrian bridge. 15 07/08/13 1 • o�OF iT�$' �ezi - TOWN OF ITHACA 41� Yoz PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 106 SEVEN MILE DRIVE, ITHACA, N.Y. 14850 publicworks @town.ithaca.ny.us PHONE(607)273-1656 Roads,Parks,Tralis,Engineering,Sewer,and Water FAX(607)272-6076 July 9,2013 Kathryn J.Boor,PHD The Ronald P.Lynch Dean College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 260 Roberts Hall Cornell University Ithaca,New York 14853 Re:Cornell Local Roads Program Dear Dr. Boor: ,A� Cornell has prided itself on being an institution that prepares students to survive and excel in the reality of life. When given the opportunity to continue a program that has developed a reputation of high quality research and training and has received accolades from the sponsoring State and Federal agencies,you are considering ending this long standing partnership. Cornell is ideally situated to continue the services and programs that it has developed over the years by having a knowledgeable and experienced staff and a proven and tested training and outreach program, centrally located within the State of New York, allowing all municipalities access and a large educational and economic benefit to the local community. The Town of Ithaca Public Works Department has utilized the resources offered by Cornell through the Local Roads Program, • by borrowing safety and educational videos from your available "Video Catalog", • LTAP staff provide in-house "Pavement Maintenance Workshop", • attending"Powers&Duties of Local Highway Officials"Workshop, • attending"Reducing Liability for Local Highway Officials", • attending"Roadway and Roadside Drainage", • attending"Basics of a Good Road", • attending "Asphalt Paving Principles", P� • provided input/comments on the redesign of the LTAP manual for"Surveying Methods for Local Highway Departments",which was a great opportunity for our survey staff, The Town provided equipment for use in a demonstration at the 68th Annual School for Highway Superintendents on overweight permits/weight limits. The"Annual School for Highway Superintendents"brings together experts from your institution and across the industry to present topics that affect everyday operations across the state. This event is organized and very professional in its presentation.Also, this event brings hundreds of municipal officials and their staff to the Ithaca area, boosting the economic impact to the community. I urge you to keep Cornell at the forefront of education of municipal officials by preparing and submitting a competitive proposal in response to New York State Department of Transportation's Request for Proposals of this vital program. esp tfully submitted, i es Weber ice"1 Director of Public Works cc:Ithaca Town Board David Skorton,Cornell University President e Tompkins County Council of Governments Cable Television Subcommittee 320 N. Tioga Street Ithaca,New York 14850 David J. Whalen Director, Government Relations Time Warner Cable, CNY Division, Northeast 120 Plaza Drive Vestal, NY 13850 July 18, 2013 Dear Mr.Whalen: The 13 municipalities representing the Tompkins County Council of Governments Cable Television Subcommittee (the Committee) are in receipt of a May 30, 2013 letter indicating the intention of Time Warner Cable to migrate existing analog PEG channels to digital-only, "on or about July 23, 2013." The Committee strongly objects to the proposed action on several grounds, and urges Time Warner Cable to delay the transition until the concerns outlined below are addressed. Channels vs. Bandwidth Time Warner Cable proposes to replace three analog public access channels with three digital channels. As noted in the May 301h letter, analog channels "require up to 14 times more bandwidth than channels in digital format." While we understand Time Warner Cable's motivation to reallocate bandwidth for commercial purposes,we see this as a taking of public property, without due process or compensation. The US Supreme Court described "the requirement to reserve capacity for[PEG] channels [as] similar to the reservation of a public easement, or a dedication of land for streets and parks, as part of a municipality's approval of a subdivision of land." Denver Area Educ. Telecoms. Consortium v. FCC, 518 U.S. 727, 760-61 (1996). In essence, Time Warner Cable is unilaterally moving to assume control over 93% of our public "land" using the rationale that our houses now only need to be 7%of their current size in order /OftN to achieve the same purpose. The Committee responds that the land is the land, and it should be able to determine its public use, whether that means building more houses (channels), or living in smaller houses with the balance of the land reserved for future use. Under the current e proposal,the public"capacity," as measured by our existing percentage of bandwidth real estate,would be greatly reduced. There are several potential remedies, including devising and implementing analog to digital conversion formulae, including HDTV-capable PEG channels. In the alternative, financial or other compensation would also be considered. We welcome the opportunity to discuss these remedies further, prior to the proposed analog to digital migration. Channel Placement and "Mapping" According the May 30 letter,Time Warner Cable intends to reassign channels 13, 15 and 16 to digital channels 97-3, 97-4, and 97-5. As proposed, only subscribers with Time Warner supplied hardware will be able to access PEG channels in their familiar locations, via "channel mapping." It is unclear for how long "channel mapping"would occur. Of greater import is the fact that subscribers utilizing digital sets with CLAM tuners but no Time Warner hardware (a significant percentage of subscribers) would only be able to access PEG channels at their new digital locations. This is unacceptable. PEG channels have brand identity and number recognition with viewers,just as commercial channels do. Major broadcast networks (such as NBC-3, CBS-5 and ABC-9) are available on the digital O.AM at their native channel numbers. Digital PEG channels should also be available to subscribers at their familiar numbers, 13, 15 and 16 on all tiers. Digital Adapters Time Warner Cable is proposing to make digital adapters (DA) and remote controls available, upon request, to subscribers who require them in order to continue to receive PEG programming on sets that are not digital-capable. This would be free of charge until January 1, 2015. The May 30 letter goes on to say, "Just as is the case today, no customer will be required to subscribe to a tier higher than the BST in order to continue to view the PEG channels." However, any arrangement that requires rental of hardware is tantamount to a subscription to a "higher tier," as only certain subscribers to the basic tier would require the rental. We feel that any proposal that results in a situation where any subscribers at any time have to subsidize Time Warner Cable beyond the entry-level subscription in order to receive PEG programming is wholly unacceptable. Time Warner Cable should provide the necessary hardware permanently free of charge to the relatively small percentage of subscribers requiring �...1 it. Finally, the May 30'h letter did not indicate whether channels other than PEG channels would remain available on the analog spectrum after the PEG migration. If this is the case, the Committee proposes that PEG channels be made available on the digital and analog spectrums until the system-wide transition to digital is complete. Thank you for your attention to these matters. We look forward to your reply. Sincerely, C: (D P)f Herbert J. Engman Chair, Cable Television Subcommittee Tompkins County Council of Governments cc: Alice J. Kim, Time Warner Cable Carol McTague, New York Public.Service Commission Jaclyn Brilling, New York Public Service Commission OF IT, 18 21 TOWN OF ITHACA � — 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125; HEngmanCatown.ithaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK (607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS (607)273-1656 ENGINEERING (607)273-1747 PLANNING (607)273-1747 ZONING (607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 July 18, 2013 Re: Application for Small Community Air Service Development Grant - Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, New York. Dear Secretary Foxx: The Town of Ithaca is home to Ithaca College and part of Cornell University. Therefore I write in support of the grant application from the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The local economy of Ithaca and Tompkins County, housing Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College, is overwhelmingly centered on the educational sector. Each of these entities serves interests that stretch beyond state and national boundaries to the farthest reaches of the globe. These educational institutions have also become known for growing high-tech and advanced manufacturing components that rely on having a means of rapid transportation to reach their customers, suppliers and investors. With that said, the nearest interstate highway is over 20 miles away, leaving the community isolated in the middle of Upstate New York. Isolated, that is, if it were not for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. For many years now it has been evident that without the airport and the scheduled air service it brings, the employment opportunities and economic strength of the local economy would be severely compromised. The volatility of the airline industry, continued congestion in the New York, Newark, and Philadelphia air traffic control area and more recent events concerning contract towers, have all served to undermine the stability of our passenger base. The Small Community Air Service Development grant will help us to expand our air service offerings and re-establish customer loyalty by providing more non-stop destinations to less congested airports and thus more reasons for the community to use their local facility. In a world of global competition, easy access to the world market has become an essential factor for our future wellbeing. Your favorable consideration of Ithaca's application would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, /H'e'rb rt ngman Town S ervisor . + w MOODYS ?iU(;rc'c'I7wliil S1rCc`t c%N 1',irk. til 1000 INVESTORS SERVICE July 24, 2013 '� � Mr. Mike Solvig. To4�PP/ Ithaca (Town of) NY <�kgcq 215 North 'f foga Street Ithaca, NY 14850-4321 Dear Mr. Solvig: We wish to inform you that on July 25, 2013, Moody's Investors Service reviewed and assigned an Underlying rating of Aa2 to Ithaca(Town ot) NY, Public Improvement Serial Bonds, 2013. In order for us to maintain the currency of our ratings, we request that you provide ongoing disclosure of current financial and statistical information. Moody's will monitor this rating and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to revise or withdraw this rating at any time in the future. The rating, as well as any revisions or withdrawals thereof, will be publicly disseminated by Moody's through normal print and electronic media and in response to verbal requests to Moody's Rating Desk. In accordance with our usual policy, assigned ratings are subject to revision or withdrawal by Moody's at any time, without notice, in the sole discretion of Moody's. For the most current rating, please visit www.moodys.com. Should you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me or the analyst assigned to this transaction, Kristina Piccarreto at 212-553-4771. Sincerely, M' Geordie Thompson VP-Sr Credit Officer/Manager cc: Mr. Keith Korycinski 120 Walton Street Suite 600 Syracuse.NY 13202 MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE New Issue: Moody's assigns Aa2 to the Town of Ithaca's (NY) $3.5M G.O. Bonds Global Credit Research-25 Jul 2013 Affirms Aa2 on $5,1M of outstanding rated parity debt ITHACA(TOWN OF)NY Cities (including Towns. Villages and Townships) NY Mood)rs Rating ISSUE RATING Public Improvement Serial Bonds, 2013 Aa2 Sale Amount 53,450,000 Expected Sale Date 07/31/13 Rating Description General Obligation Moody's Outlook NOO Opinion w NEW YORK, July 25, 2013--Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa2 underlying rating to the Town of Ithaca's(NY)$3.5 million General Obligation Public Improvement(Serial)Bonds, 2013. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the Aa2 rating on$5.1 million of outstanding rated parity debt. The bonds are secured by a generat obligation pledge as limited by the Property Tax Cap-Legislation (Chapter 97(Part A)of the Laws of the State of New York, 2011).The proceeds of the bonds will finance various townwide improvements,including infrastructure repairs and replacements, road improvements, parking, and any costs associated with the issuance of the bonds. SUMMARY RATING RATIONALE The Aa2 rating reflects the town's ample reserve levels, moderately-sized tax base with significant institutional presence, and modest debt profile. STRENGTHS -Stable, moderately-sized tax base with sizable institutional presence -Ample reserve levels -Modest debt profile CHALLENGES -Fixed costs as a percentage of operating expenditures -Property tax limitations DETAILED CREDIT DISCUSSION STRONG RESERVE LEVELS ENHANCE FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY Moody's expects the town's financial position to remain strong given conservative budgeting practices and ample reserves,which mitigate its reliance on economically sensitive sales tax revenues. Management has closely monitored expenses and increased revenues to maintain healthy fund balances across the combined operating funds (General Town-wide, General Part-Town, and Highway Funds), ending fiscal 2012 with a combined fund o ' balance of$4.7 million(64.5%of operating revenues),compared to$3.5 million(58.4%of operating revenues)in fiscal 2009.Conservative budgeting for sales tax revenues,which accounts for 40.8%of revenues across the town's operating funds,contributed to the$306,000 operating fund surplus in fiscal 2012,and town officials report current sales tax receipts are 3.5%above the same time last fiscal year. The fiscal 2013 budget includes a$775,000 fund balance appropriation across the town operating funds, compared to a$731,000 fund balance appropriation in fiscal 2012.Additionally,the budget includes a 2.05%levy increase,with$30,000 excess levy capacity,as well as a 7.6%budget-to-budget increase for all operating funds net of capital expenditures.Based on year-to-date results,town officials expect to replenish the fund balance appropriation and generate a small operating surplus.Management anticipates rising fixed costs,particularly for pension and employee benefit expenses,will remain a challenge,given limitations imposed by the property tax cap.Future reviews will assess the town's ability to address these challenges while maintaining ample reserves. TAX BASE STABILITY SUPPORTED BY SIGNIFICANT INSTITUTIONAL PRESENCE Moody's anticipates that the town's moderately-sized tax base will remain stable given the institutional presence of Ithaca College(A2/stable outlook)and Cornell University(Aa1 /stable outlook).Located in Tompkins County(G.O. rated Aa1/stable outlook)in upstate New York,the town's$1.2 billion tax base has demonstrated five-year average annual growth(2008-2013)of 0.6%.Ithaca College,with an enrollment of 6,950 students,is located entirely within the town and employs 1,560,making it the second largest employer.Cornell University's upstate campus,which is located partially within the Town of Ithaca,also provides significant stability to the community, with 20,900 students and 8,080 employees.The two universities have also helped to keep the town's sales tax receipts healthy despite the economic downturn.Wealth indicators are affected by the significant student population but still exceed the national averages with per capita income and median family income at 105%and 135%respectively. DEBT BURDEN EXPECTED TO REMAIN MANAGEABLE Moody's anticipates that the town's modest direct debt burden(0.9%of full value)will remain manageable given limited future borrowing plans and aggressive ten-year amortization of principal(77.8%).Management recently established a five-year capital improvement plan for the first time,with plans to fund capital expenditures on a pay- �1 go basis over the next several years,reducing the town's reliance on bond issuance.All outstanding debt is fixed rate and the town has not entered into any derivative agreements. The town participates in the New York State and Local Employees'Retirement System(ERS).The town's annual required contribution(ARC)for the plan was$545,000 in fiscal 2012,or 7.1%of operating expenditures.The town's adjusted net pension liability, under Moody's methodology for adjusting reported pension data,is$3.6 million,or a low 0.52 times operating revenues. Moody's uses the adjusted net pension liability to improve comparability of reported pension liabilities.The adjustments are not intended to replace the town's reported liability information,but to improve comparability with other rated entities.We determined the town's share of liability for the state-run plan in proportion to its contributions to the plan.The town's total fixed costs,including pension,current- year urrentyear OPEB,and debt service,represented a combined$1.3 million in fiscal 2012,or 16.7%of operating expenditures. WHAT COULD MAKE THIS RATING GO UP -Continued fiscal conservatism and stable reserve levels -Significant growth in taxable value and improvement in the town's demographic profile WHAT COULD MAKE THIS RATING GO DOWN -Weakened reserve levels,which limit financial flexibility -Deterioration of the town's tax base and demographic profile KEY STATISTICS 2010 Population: 19,930(9.5%increase since 2000) 2013 Full Valuation:$1.3 billion 2013 Fu[I Value Per Capita:$64,286 Direct Debt Burden:0.9% Overall Debt Burden:2.7% Payout of Principal(10 years):77.8% Fiscal 2012 General Fund Balance:$3.3 million(61.1%of General Fund revenues) Fiscal 2012 Combined Operating Fund Balance:$4.7 million(64.5%of operating revenues) Fiscal 2012 Net Cashlinvestments:$4.4 million(60.4%of operating revenues) 2010 Per Capita Income:92%of state, 105%of nation 2010 Median Family Income: 125%of state, 135%of nation Tompkins County unemployment(May 2013):5.1%(NY:7.4%, US:7.3%) RATING METHODOLOGY The principal methodology used in this rating was General Obligation Bonds Issued by US Local Governments published in April 2013.Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology. 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If in doubt you should contact your financial or other professional adviser. -27 o' C(nj: U MEMO OF 12, From: Ilerh ( ngman and Svante Myrick Town Supen-isor,Town of I tliaca Mavor, Cite of I thaca To: Cleaner CTreener Communities Team New Fork State Energy Research and Development Authority 17 C01111"hia Circle Albany, New fork 122o3-6399 Dear Cc,C Tea iii: ()n lxwhaIf of the Tow it of I thaca a11d the City of ItIiaca, we are I-x)th pleased to designate Better? Cities k Towns Inc. as the load applicant for the NYSI;RDA Cleaner Greener Communities Category II grant to jointly update our zoning ordinances.es.The project will specifically address sustainahility- -incl resiliency across intermunicipal lxnundaries through the technical writing,and a.,;sistancc toward implementation of a city and town gide form-based cede. We are excited about the timeliness of this opportunity given that a fornl-based code Ls one of the recommendations of the Town:c Comprehensive flan and revising the zoning is one of the ven, first steps toward implementation.The Cit' is also)currently looking at a Berm-based code for Collegetown and continuing to develop their Comprehensive Pian with an eve toward implementing it form-based Code.This is a great oplwtunity for coordination and collalxtration between adjacent municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through regional~mart growth. The project iti descritx!d in greater detail in materials. Please do not hesitate to contact Robert Steutecille from Better! Cities& Towns I nc. (primary Ix)inl of contact) if you need any additional information. Sincerely. I-{erb 62' /.Town Sc � revisor Svante Myrick, Mayor Town of I thaca City of I thaca cc: Site Ritter,Town of Ithaca Director of Planning Joann Cornish, City of Ithaca Dirc for of Planning I,d Marx,Tompkins County Planning Com mi.-;.tiioner y ° 1 TOWN OF ITHACA 4 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 4'w Ya4 Www.town.1thaca.ny.US Town Supervisor(607)273-1721. Ext 125; HEnyman@town.ithaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK (607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS (607)273-1656 ENGINEERING (607)273-1747 PLANNING (607)273-1747 ZONING (607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 August 7, 2013 Mina Amundsen University Planner Cornell University 102 Humphreys Service Building Ithaca, NY 14853 RE: Phase II Implementation Grant — Category 3: Capital Projects Dear Mina, On behalf of the Town of Ithaca, I am pleased to provide a letter of support for Cornell's Complete Street application that is being submitted for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, Phase II Implementation Grant funding. The Town of Ithaca supports Cornell's Complete Street Initiative which focuses improvements on Tower Road and East Avenue as both are critical connecting streets for the community and heavily used by pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and other vehicles. The Town believes that the improved streetscape will have a positive effect on the quality of life and livability on Campus and in the Ithaca community. The project will result in significant improvements to safety through changes in infrastructure for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. These changes will likely result in long term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions through changes in travel behavior and greater use of alternative modes. In addition, the use of Green Infrastructure (GI) practices will further reduce energy use, improve the environment and improve community livability. This project is consistent with the following Cleaner Greener Southern Tier Regional Sustainability Plan goals: • Transportation Goals-The project improves safety and connectivity of the pedestrian, bicycle and transit network and increases the use of alternative modes of transportation. • Land Use and Livability Goals -Encourages the development and strategic investment in communities. • Water Management Goals— Implements on-site storm water management. +a r"1 Cornell's Complete Streets Initiative is consistent with the Town's desire for transportation improvements to create a more walkable, bike friendly, and transit friendly community and the Town of Ithaca fully supports these efforts. Sincerely, Herbert J. gman Town Supervisor OF 12, 18 21 TOWN OF ITHACA `. — 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 41W Y°� www.town.1thaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125;HEn man@town.ithaca.n .us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273.1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING (607)273-1747 ZONING (607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 August 12, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: I am pleased to support Ehrhart Propane's proposal to create a wood pellet storage capacity at its property in the Town of Ithaca. The Town of Ithaca envisions the Inlet Valley corridor as an agricultural value added, sustainability oriented area of the Town. It is home to Ithaca Beer, a garden supply store, two farmer road side stands and some agricultural production. Wood pellets are a renewable resource energy supply. They can help wean our society off some coal, gas and oil while supporting local farm and forest businesses. Our Town of Ithaca sustainability plan seeks to support alternative forms of energy production and we are actively seeking aggressive carbon reduction goals by the years 2020 (30%) and 2050 (80%). The site proposed for the storage facility is zoned light industrial. While the approximately 50 foot height of the silo exceeds the Town maximum, a site plan review for it and the adjacent building can be brought before the Planning Board for review. Since the height exceeds the Town maximum a variance would be needed from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Should the grant be awarded the Town can work with Ehrhart to get through these processes. Please let me know if I can provide additional 'information. Since el r ert . E� an Town Sup icor 6e, a 7-HE ITHACA J0URNAL LAS S 1 FIE D r ,aDs35€ Leges fQ Legafs X35€#' Leges l35a� L�a1s Peterson Pasture Hanger District; Town of grassland nesting birds. By period may appeal the final orverifyidentity upon re- ments must have an identi- Hedcerow Lodi: -Seneca County, NY. consolidating these sec- decision (36 CFR 215.13), quest' -Comments well be liable name attached or Removal Pro}ect The proposed action would tions, this pasture could be Comments that are most accepted for a K-day peri- verification of identity will 30-Day Comment authorize the removal of improved both for birds and useful are those that are od following publication of be required. A scanned Period old hedgerows in Peterson for grazing. Preliminary es- specific or have a direct re- this notice in the Ithaca signature may serve as ver- In accordance with notice, pasture. in its current timates indicate that the to- lationship to the proposed Journal. The publication ification on electronic com- comment and appeal regu• state,the pasture is divided tal proposed hedgerow re- action, and include support- date in the Ithaca Joumaiis meats. lations (36 CFR 215), the into 11 "sections" by rows moval, cumulatively, equals ing reasons for the Re- the exclusive means for Brian Emerson. Deputy USDA Forest Service is of trees and shrubs that approximately 8 acres of sponsible Official to consid- calculating the comment District Ranger for the Hec- providing notice of opportu- likely follow old fence rows, trees and shrubs. er.Forappeal eligibility each period. Do not rely upon for Ranger District, Is the nity to comment on pro- As a result, each section is Only those individuals or individual or representative dates or timeframe informa- Responsible Official for this posed management activi- visually isolated from the organizations who submit from each organization sub- tion provided by any other decision. Additional infor- ties on the Finger Lakes other and of a size that is comments during this 30- mitting Comments must ei- source. Regulations pro- -nation regarding this pro- National Forest>Hector too small to be optimal for day notice and comment ther sign the comments hibit extending the leng;'n of posal can be obtained from `he comment period (36 Paul Wdowski, Hector - - CFR 215.6).Individuals and Ranger District. 5218 St Rt organizations wishing to be 414, Hector, NY14841, eligible to appeal must (e07)546.4470 ext. 311 or meet information require- email ments of 36 CFR 215.6. atpwidowsk:@fs.fed.us. Postal,hand-delivered,oral. 8/2/2013 electronic and facsimile commentsthe proposal will be accepted. Postal comments must be submit- ted to Brian Emerson in c/o 4 Paul Widowski.Hector ' Ranger District. 5218 St Rt 414. Hector, NY,14841. Ate► Oral comments may be submitted by phone to (607)546-4470 ext. 311. or 1 / in person at the j HectDistrict - fice (5218.5218 Stt Rt 414, Hec- tor, NY, 14841). Hand- delivered comments may also be submitted at the Hector Ranger District of- /f l fice. The office hours for /�/ those submitting brat hand-delivered comments are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., s Monday through Friday, - eluding holidays. Com- ments may also be submit ted by facsimile to (607) 546-4474. s Paul WVidawski, Peterson Pas- f - tore Hedgerow Removal Projmentst.mustronic com- meats must be submitted in a format such as an email message. plain text (.txt), rich text (.riff), Word (.doc or .docx) or Portable ►' l]✓��l/''_' Document F r^;e r r� :.-i.u S. PIeGe �ubiect AW �p�o� Am wlr nwc NY -* . .7!1���-, �l .�� .� 1 �, ice. ,l��t•ilwi lo FAA �a.... � /1tw°�:�' f�'!►w1 I IMP �i � ���r►I�err1 jt�ii` ♦�-°W,�'• fl 41�, IMP XWE'll Mi Tj fz- �'�'r tart.' �rj�111'��� °� `� r y�,j:��. 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In the past almost 50 years, I have seen many changes in the traffic patterns in my neighborhood, and before something bad happens, I would like to strongly express my concern about how fast people are driving on Rt. 79 at the bottom of Honness Lane, and how that has become a major safety concern. People are driving their vehicles well over the 45 mph speed limit on their way into Ithaca. They are easily going over 55-60 mph. The problem is so bad that I can not safely take a right turn onto Rt. 79's westbound lane. From the bottom of Honness Lane, there is a significant blind spot for about 200 feet to the left on the westbound side of the highway due to overgrowth. It is particularly bad during the spring, summer and fall when the leaves are full. My wife and I literally can not see the cars coming, and that has made us afraid to make even a right-hand turn onto the westbound lane of Rt. 79. The problem has become so alarming that, instead of taking State Street to my office in Collegetown, I must drive the more cumbersome and circuitous route along Pine Tree Road and Mitchell Street (or Dryden Road) to get to my place of business each day. That's just not right. I am respectfully requesting that your department please clear out the overgrowth and lower the speed limit to 35 mph between east of Pine Tree Road and west of Honness Lane toward city limits. Please also ask local law enforcement to patrol the area more regularly. If people start getting fined often enough for breaking the speed limit, they will eventually alter their driving habits to accommodate public safety. Thank you, Gus Lambrou 156 Honness Lane Ithaca, NY 14850 TEL. 607-273-6142 CC: Herb Engman, Rich DePaolo, Rod Howe, Peter Stein,Jeff Smith, Kenneth Lansing, Michael Soroka and Ray Schlather, esq. OF 1p TOWN OF ITHACA 18 21 � . 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 rp yowww.town.ithaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125;HEngmanMown.ithaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING (607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 September 25, 2013 Park Foundation PO Box 550 Ithaca, NY 14851 To Whom It May Concern: The Community and Rural Development Institute's (CaRDI) request for support to develop a network of individuals to support local agriculture through active engagement in and with local government has my strong support. A number of governments in Tompkins County have instituted programs to help ensure the sustainability of agriculture. Several have set aside funds to provide matches for NYS grants for the purchase of development rights (PDR). The Town of Ithaca, for example, has one such agreement in place and another close to completion. There are also right to farm laws in several municipalities. However, isolated attempts to support agriculture may not succeed unless there is a widespread commitment among many municipalities to provide enough agricultural activity to enable infrastructure services like equipment and agricultural supplies dealers. That is where CaRDI's proposed program could provide extremely valuable training. As more local government officials and community agriculture supporters learn about the techniques for agricultural sustainability the more likely the few attempts already undertaken will ultimately succeed. In addition to PDR and right to farm laws, more people need to support inclusion of agricultural objectives in local government comprehensive plans. A special challenge is encouraging agriculture within the constraints of local codes and zoning laws. These can hamper the development of roadside stands and agricultural tourism efforts. I'm certain there would be interest in the Town of Ithaca and many other municipalities for serving on the proposed task force that would develop the pilot for Tompkins County. Plc�itie get in touch if I can provide addition information. Since,rc F ' r ert . Eng Town Supervi or l 0 F �7+ ' - -- TOWN OF ITHACA L18 21 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 � � YQ4 www.town.ithaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125: HEnaman@townAhaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 September 26, 2013 Frank and Blythe Baldwin 149 Pine Tree Road Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Frank and Blythe: As you probably know, Zack from the Finger Lakes Land Trust has been trying to set up a closing date for the wonderful transfer of your property to the Town of Ithaca to create an even larger natural area in the Eastern Heights neighborhood. It reminded me that we have discussed a number of related element to the transfer which will have to be explained to the Town Board when it accepts the generous donation. Detailing those additional issues will also help to keep expectations clear for all of us. Here is my understanding of what you have offered in the past: I. A donation to help pay for maintenance of the land - $40,000 (see letter of February 18, 2013 enclosed) 2. Payment for the building of a footbridge according to specifications drawn up by your engineer- ? (I have not heard a cost level for the bridge) 3. Creation of a fund to pay for a forest management plan developed by your forester- ? (again I have not heard of a figure for this work). Did you anticipate that these donations would occur at the closing or on some other schedule? Knowing this I can establish the separate accounts for proper accounting of income and expenses. If you could clarify the remaining points I can better explain the whole project to the Town Board. Again, thanks so much for your vision and incredible generosity. It is exciting to know this terrific undertaking is close to fruition. Sincerely, erbert J. Engman Town Supervisor e OF 1T, O �cz E+ 9 1421,. Yp0- September 27, 2013 To: Jon Jensen The Park Foundation 301 East State Street/Martin Luther King Jr. St. Ithaca, New York 14850 Dear Mr. Jensen: The Town of Ithaca is pleasccl to serve as the fiscal sponsor, on behalf of Better Cities& Towns,for the education and outreach of the Form Ithaca Cleaner Greener Communities project.The project will specifically address sustainability and resiliency across intermunicipal boundaries. Better Cities&Town will coordinate a consultant team who can provide education, outreach and even technical writing of a potential city and town wide form-based code. We are excited about the timeliness of this opportunity given that a form-based code is one of the recommendations of the Town's Comprehensive Plan and revising the zoning is one of the very first steps toward implementation.The City is also currently looking at a form-based code for Collegetown and continuing to develop their Comprehensive Plan with an eye toward implementing a form-based code.This is a great opportunity for coordination and collaboration between adjacent municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through regional smart growth. We hope that the Park Foundation,through its Sustainable Ithaca program,can support this request for $25,000 to kick-off the education and outreach initiative.We thank you for your consideration of this proposal. Sincerely, erb Engman,Tq+ Supervisor Town of Ithaca cc: Paulette Terwilliger From: Herb Engman Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 1:59 PM To: Paulette Terwilliger Cc: Debra DeAugistine Subject: FW: RESPONSE TO 9-30-13 JOURNAL ARTICLE ON TCAT Herbert J. Engman Town Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 273-1721 Ext. 125 From: David William Gross [mailto:dwg5@cornell.edu] Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 1:11 PM To: Herb Engman; Jennifer Dotson ; Peter C. Stein Cc: wya@cs.cornell.edu; Claudia Fuchs ; Montana Petersen ; Joe Turcotte; bruceb2@mindspring.com Subject: RESPONSE TO 9-30-13 JOURNAL ARTICLE ON TCAT Dear Herb, Peter, and Jennifer, ill three of you were mentioned in the Journal article this morning that referenced FHIA's concerns about our 80+ buses going through Forest Home daily during the week. We really appreciate your ongoing interests. As President of FHIA, I have written extensively on this concern and participated with Claudia Fuchs (one of our other officers) in various meetings including with TCAT and with you Peter. I won't attempt to review our concerns again here or layout our suggested changes in routing but I would be happy to resend you that information should you wish. However, with regard to today's Journal article, I do find several inaccuracies and important omissions. • Route 81 (not 82) goes through Forest Home and then only for the 6 express buses northbound to the A lot in the morning. This is the least of our concerns as we have indicated in the past. The northbound 81 bus does not conflict with walkers (who are across the street) or cyclists (who are generally campus bound at that time of day). • TCAT indicated that Forest Home has upwards of 20-25 out of service buses daily. They occur all day and in both directions so we don't believe the issue is that they are solely moving back and forth to the garage as implied in the article. We remain totally baffled by this unnecessary addition to our Forest Home bus traffic. • Our primary concern is still about Routes 31 and 37 that total 40 buses daily. Our proposed rerouting of them through the long proposed Cornell gateway at Cradit Farm Road (and on across Thurston Bridge) is still what we believe to be the best solution for all stakeholders. It would actually reach more pickup points on East Avenue in addition to north campus, Furthermore, it is actually a shorter route for commuters going to the Kennedy Hall area. Most of all it would enable new levels of service on Campus Road (and Gates Hall) with considerable new ridership. It's become abundantly clear to us that our appeal to logic including even expanding ridership as the way to reduce the safety issues in Forest Home is not welcomed. Instead the TCAT reasoning is that "we are not aware of any safety issues" in Forest Home. To those who believe that, we strongly encourage them to take a few minutes at busier times of the day to see the risks first hand. As always,we welcome the opportunity to explore any possible remedies and promise whatever flexibility that is needed at our end. "' David David W. Gross, Ph.D. President Forest Home Improvement Association 122 Judd Falls Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607 257-0996 2 11 l Subject: WHCA Proposed I �� � [ ] pose sale of County lands for Cayuga Village Dear Pam & Will, I am writing in opposition to the proposed sale of County lands off Dates Drive to facilitate the development known as "Cayuga Village Townhomes." This project proposed by the Tompkins County Planning Department is supposed to be an example for the EPA's Climate Showcase Communities program. According to the EPA's own information, Climate Showcase Communities are to provide leadership in community-based greenhouse gas reduction and promoting transportation and land use initiatives that reduce energy use and save money. Once again here in Ithaca we have a very bad land use decision being sold by slapping the "sustainable development" tag on the project. Contrary to the sales pitch provided the public to date, this projects represents no progress whatsoever toward a more sustainable Tompkins County, nor does it provide any design or policy concepts that contribute to the effort to prevent climate change that are worth showcasing. Even within Ithaca and Tompkins County there are already a number of residential developments, located in much more suitable locations, which demonstrate both the feasibility and wisdom of energy efficient construction. Moreover what benefit in "innovations" that may be incorporated into creating more energy efficient dwellings as part of this proposed project is lost due to its location in an area at the far outer edge of the Ithaca urbanized area; and a location where its residents will have no choice but to drive everywhere. _'s isolated site off Dates Drive, over 112 mile from the nearest TCAT bus stop mile, along busy roads that lack sidewalks. The only destination within reasonable walking distance, if one considers walking on a busy street a suitable, safe choice, is Cayuga Medical Center. For low- and moderate income workers who many times have limited transportation options, the isolated location is particularly poor. To take advantage of TCAT would require a1/2 mile or more walk over streets with no sidewalks, in a climate noted for its harsh winters. There is no bus shelter at the nearest TCAT bus stop. Those of us who routinely utilize the TCAT Rte. 21 bus for our workday commute know well that many times the bus is full before it reaches Ithaca during the weekday morning rush hour. Even if the wild projections for reducing reliance on the automobile for project residents were to materialize, this TCAT route lacks the capacity to accommodate even and moderate increase in ridership. Because of the isolated nature of the site, according US Census data on commutation patterns in Tompkins County, we can expect 95% or more of residents to rely on single occupancy automobiles to commute to work. We can expect that 95% or more trips will be by automobile. This equates to another 350-400 vehicles on Rte. 96 & Cliff Street each day; an additional 1 million-plus vehicle miles traveled on West Hill each year (it's 3.5 miles from the "village" site to the corner of Buffalo & Fulton). Those 3.5 miles represent an additional 37,000-plus gallons of gas burned each year; and an additional 470-500 tons or more of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere each year. Is this really what the EPA Climate Showcase Communities program is all about? fhe proposed project is blatantly contrary to the newly adopted Town of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan. The Town's new comprehensive plan, reflects the thoughtful collaboration of Town officials, citizen and staff. The Plan places the site within a large "Semi-Rural Neighborhood" area. These areas are intended to accommodate limited low-impact residential development in a semi-rural 2 setting, while preserving the open character of the surrounding countryside. The anticipated development densities in these areas of the Town, according to the Comprehensive Plan, is only 1 .5 Dwellings per acre - about 50% the density proposed by the Tompkins County Planning Department and developer. This is another example of packaging up a bad development as "sustainable" and hoping nobody will look too closely. There's nothing sustainable in the proposal. The project proposes nothing innovative, and nothing that furthers the effort to reduce the impacts of climate change that are worthy of showcasing. It does little or nothing to increase the supply of decent affordable housing in Tompkins County. Indeed, it is far too similar to so many other developments in the Ithaca area over the past several decades to be considered anything but conventional residential sprawl. Moreover, like recent West Hill affordable housing developments such as Linderman Creek and Overlook Hills, it will be just another isolated low- and moderate income ghetto, lacking most of the services low- and moderate income residents needed. From the standpoint of sustainable, environmentally responsible land use policy, the site is a very poor choice for the type of development proposed. In terms promoting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Tompkins County, the site is a very poor choice for any sort of Climate Showcase project. In terms of promoting the development of decent, affordable housing, the site is a terrible choice. Sincerely, x George R. Frantz, ASLA, AICP Land Use & Environmental Planner 604 Cliff Street, Ithaca, New York 14850 Reply via web post Reply to sender Reply to group Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (1) RECENT ACTIVITY: • New Members 1 Visit Your Group YAHOO!G RO III, Switch to: Text-only, Daily Digest•Unsubscribe•Terms of Use•Send us Feedback From: George Frantz Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 8:13 PM ,—,To: Will Burbank ; Pam Mackesey_ .c: WestHillCivicAssociation@yahoogroups.com ; Cy— 'a Brock ; West Community ; legislature tompkins-co.ora ; mayorm rick cit ofithaca,or ; jdotson cit ofithaca.or ; HEn man town.ithaca.ny,Lis t 3 -Paulette Terwilliger From: Herb Engman Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:04 AM To: Paulette Terwilliger Cc: Susan Ritter Subject: FW: [WHOA] Proposed sale of County lands for "Cayuga Village" Herbert J. Engman Town Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 273-1721 Ext. 125 From: pforlano [mailto:pforlano@twcny.rr.com] Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:40 PM To: WestHillCivicAssociation@yahoogroups.com; Will Burbank; Pam Mackesey Cc: WestHillCivicAssociation@yahoogroups.com; Cynthia Brock; West Community; legislature@tompkins-co.org; mayormyrick@cityofithaca.org; jdotson@cityofithaca.org; Herb Engman Subject: Re: [WHCA] Proposed sale of County lands for "Cayuga Village" Thank you George, for saying what I have been thinking all day. You have my 100% agreement and support. 1 dope we can persuade our legislators to listen to and work with the community. In a perfect world elected officials would be looking out for a community rather than approving short term quick solutions that serve no one very well. Sometimes it does seem hopeless. is it too cynical to believe that decisions have get made long before they are presented to the public and therefore the role of our representatives is to sell us on propositions that are essentially done deals. I have to say that Will's statement about supporting the sale sounded like a party line. There was no original thinking, no passion, just a regurgitation of what has already been presented. The needs of a neighborhood should come from the people who reside here not from a profit motivated developer. I don't know the recent history of this land but it seems to me that the county could have come to the community before moving ahead with any project. Anyway, I like what you wrote and wanted to let you know. Peter Peter A. Forlano 607-273-7705 pforlano@twcny.rr.com From: Georgi Frantz Sent: Monda �eptemb 30,\2013 8:13 P To: Vill Burb k\;-_PaM ackes Cc: \ stHill v1cAssociation ahoo rou s.com ; Cynthia Brock ; We Cam . ity ; legislature@tompkins-co.org ; mayormyrick@cityofithaca.org ; jdotson@ciryofithaca.org ; HEngman(d)town.ithaca.ny.us 1 Paulette Terwilliger From: Herb Engman Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:02 AM To: Paulette Terwilliger Cc: Susan Ritter Subject: FW: Opposed to sale of Biggs Property FYI. Herb Herbert J. Engman Town Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 273-1721 Ext. 125 From: Pat Dutt [mailto:pduttster@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 9:09 PM To: Herb Engman; mayormyrick@cityofithaca.org; West Community; legislature@tompkins-co.org; pmackesey@twcny.rr.com; westhillcivicassociation Cc: George Frantz; Sophiezapala@aol.com; Andrejs Ozolins Subject: Opposed to sale of Biggs Property Dear County Legislators, I urge you to reject the sale of Biggs Property based on the following observations and/or facts: 1. The residents of West Hill, along with Town and City Representatives and Cornell are gathering for a visioning meeting this Friday. We began planning for this meeting in July, and to sell this property now will undermine our efforts to plan together for the West Hill; this will also send a strong message to West Hill residents that the Tompkins County Legislators are not interested in planning with the residents (who are the largest stakeholders on the West Hill) and not interested in supporting the West Hill, which is already a fractured and crime-ridden community. 2. The developer and Better Housing purport to help the poor, yet renters are not even allowed to buy their property for 15 years! Not 2 or 3, but 15 and by that time, surely major repairs will be necessary. This is so that interests outside the community (wealthy individuals and corporations) can take tax breaks—for 15 years! In addition, anyone living out on the outskirts would need a car, and according to existing studies, a car costs $11,000 a year in Ithaca, hardly a throw-away sum for a poor family. 3. Even after repeated and direct questioning to the developer and a legislator: "What taxes will this ,,,.,,,,development pay?"we have gotten no actual quantity. Either this project has not been thoroughly researched ,y any of the promoting parties, or there is a deliberate attempt to muddle the tax issue. We believe, after looking at the numbers (data we asked for, and was not given to us) that this development will be paying close to "0" in taxes for 15 years. If each unit would normally pay $4,000, and there are 60 units, 15 years, this equates to a loss of 3.6 million in tax dollars, hardly an insignificant sum especially when the Town and City must provide services to these 60 units. i 4. We need to put a stop to the siphoning of wealth outside the community. We believe the time has come explore this issue of using local developers, local workers and creating developments designed for our community and to be integrated into existing neighborhoods. We intend to raise this issue at our visioning /"1 meeting. 5. Before any more development occurs,we not only need to address the issue of infrastructure with the Town and the City, but we need to come up with solutions. 6. As other residents on the West Hill have suggested, I too urge you to consult The Minority Report which is on the West Hill website, httl2:Hithacawest.orgLwp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/minority_report final.pdf. 7. We do not agree that the proposed development would be a"model'for other communities to emulate,we believe, rather, that the proposed development is a beginning, and we can do better, especially given the intellectual resources that Ithaca has at its fingertips. Respectfully, Pat Dutt ithacawest.oru plantcycle.net independentsciencenews.org 2 G1.7 INUI lit I Wga Ott L.A L Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 273-1721 Ext. 125 -----Original Message----- From: Linda Grace [mail to:lindagkRtwcny.rr.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:11 PM To: Herb Engman Subject: Your remarks tonight Dear Mr. Engman -- I am interested in knowing why you misled the county legislature at its meeting this evening by saying there has been no significant development along Rte. 96 in the past 7-10 years. That is just not true. The Overlook ,•development with its hundreds of units looms above the hospital and has caused significant problems for people .iving in the area with its traffic and loss of green space. You did not tell the legislature about that development and its failures. Why? I would also like to know why you made the statements that you "expect" the town zoning and planning boards to approve the Cayuga Village development. Are you prescient? Or will the hearings you are required to hold be mere shams? The legislative meeting held tonight was a joke. Decisions are being made in back rooms.and the public is kept in the dark. This project is not transparent. You do no justice to the people already living on West Hill. We are not represented. Sincerely, Linda Grace-Kobas 2 Evergreen Lane Ithaca, NY 4 hECEIVED A000%, NT C`? 2013 Liese Bronfenbrenner TOWN OF iTHACA 393 Savage Farm Drive TOWN CLERK 607 257 2570 liese.bron@gmail.com October 1,2013 Herb Engman.. Town of Ithaca 215 N.Tioga St. Ithaca NY 14850 I noticed the article in yesterday's journal about the Town no longer contributing to TCAT.Yes, I realize the daily bus traffic through Forest Home is a problem and needs to be resolved. But I am writing about bus coverage in the rest of the Town. Mny of us are dependent on TCAT even with a long hike to the bus stop. But we "oldies"are becoming more dependent than ever because the cab companies are switching over completely to vans,that require real agility and climbing skill to get into because to the height of the door sills.... in some cases impossible. I have asked for a sedan when 1 called for a cab....but those cabs are never sent, mainly because of so few (or eventually no) sedans.Yes there is Gadabout....great for medical and dental appointments ....but not for shopping, banking, visiting,lectures, movies etc. TCAT also serves a large student population residing in the Town....for many of turn it is the only form of transportation. And I am sure their rental payments include their share of the Town taxes paid by the land lord. As a former Forest Horner and still a Forest Homer at heart, l realize that the community is having problems with the TCAT runs through the village. But I am not sure that should be the reason for cutting bus service to the rest of the town.With the large student population residing in the town, bus service probably keeps many student drivers off the village roads..... and most take the buses going through the center of the campus.....I know, I ride these,standing room only buses. Thanks foryour consideration, Liese Bronfenbrenner, Forest Home resident for 48years. O On Oct 2, 2013, at 3:19 PM, Herb Engman wrote: Dear Ms. Grace-Kobas: I stated at last night's Legislative meeting that there had been no significant residential development on West Hill for the past 6 or 7 years. I could not remember the date of completion of Overlook. Subsequently I have learned it was 2007. I went on to say that I saw no housing projects being completed for at least the next couple of years, which would bring the building hiatus to almost a decade. Later in the meeting I stated that I had forgotten about the expansion of EcoVillage, because we have received no complaints about that project. In the past year we have had new housing built on both East Hill (e.g., Belle Sherman Cottages) and on South Hill (e.g., Holley Creek). Therefore claims that West Hill has borne the brunt of housing development in the Town recently certainly are not true. It also is not true for the long term since West Hill, including the Inlet Valley area, has only 14% of the population of the Town, up only 1% from 2000-2010. Given the time limit of three minutes there is precious little time to talk about any issue. Overlook has provided sorely needed housing for a lot of people. It is not perfect, but it is not the source of all evil as has sometimes been portrayed. As the Sheriff and District Attorney explained a t a recent public meeting, there has been an increase in crime throughout the county. My own neighborhood association (Forest Horne Improvement Association) last week sent out a message advising residents to lock their cars because of the loss of money and other items of value from unlocked cars. I did not have the time to explain that upon previous complaints about Overlook I met with the owner and he subsequently changed managers. Given the Sheriff's belief that the crime rate at and around Overlook is not substantially different from other places in the County I'm not sure if another replacement of management is warranted. �I am not prescient; I am experienced. After 4 years on the Town Board and nearly 6 more as Town Supervisor, I ,ave some modest skill at reading the tea leaves and knowing the law. If the County project meets the criteria (zoning,environmental review, etc.) there is no legal way to stop it. State law says that a municipality may not deprive a property owner of all the ability to receive value from a property. At this point I do not see any legal obstacle to the County project although one could arise along the regulatory pathway. I do not agree that people on West Hill are unrepresented. There are times when elected representatives may not agree with individuals over a particular policy or practice. There are many other issues where representation leads to good water;sewer being taken care of, roads being paved, etc. I have offered in the past to meet with anyone at any time to discuss Town issues.That offer still stands. Herb Town Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 607) 273-1721 Ext. 125 From: Linda Grace [mailto:lindagk twcny.rr.coml sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 5:52 PM To: Herb Engman Cc: Paulette Terwilliger; Bill Goodman; Will Burbank(willburbank(&gmail.com); IWest( ithacawest.org Subject: Re: Your remarks tonight Dear Mr. Engman: We residents who live in the area around the hospital and along Rte. 96 are resigned to living with Overlook. We complain about it, but it is there and there is nothing we can do about it. The fact that many people found housing there is at least one good outcome. The reason your remarks yesterday were misleading is because you were describing the lack of residential development on West Hill using the entire West Hill as your template.The Overlook issue is important because it is right across the road from the proposed Cayuga Village. You were negating the cumulative effects of putting one big development so close to another. Your remarks are not accurate if you look at the area bounded roughly by PRI and DuBois Road. That area HAS born the brunt of development, with Overlook and the expansion of Cayuga Medical Center facilities. If Cayuga Village is built, you will add a tremendous amount of additional traffic to the single traffic intersection for the hospital, Overlook and the two-lane busy highway.There is only one turn lane at this intersection. I have personally witnessed more than one accident there. /0"'"a residents who live in the area around the hospital truly do not understand the contradictions made at last night's meeting: 1)Proponents say this project is about sustainability and preventing climate change yet you would take away green space, cut down trees, and create large parking areas. What is your plan to mitigate the effects of the increased energy usage of this project? Why do you not propose to retrofit existing housing? 2) Proponents say buses will transport people into the city, yet the county is considering cutting its TCAT contribution. We certainly look forward to participating in an open and fair town regulatory process. Linda From: 1West[mailto:iwest-bounces@ithacawest.org]On Behalf Of Herb Engman Sent:Thursday,October 03,2013 10:29 AM r"� To: Linda Grace Cc: 13ill Goodman; Paulelle Terwilliger; IWest@ithacawest.org Subject: Re: [IWC Your remarks tonight Dear Ms. Grace-Kobas: You make a good point regarding the recent concentration of housing development along Rte. 96.Traffic will he one of the criteria in the review of the County and any other project.To date other studies like The Route 96 Corridor Study (a joint project of the County, City of Ithaca and the Towns of Ithaca and Ulysses)and one done by the Town Planning Committee did not indicate enough congestion to justify denying approval of some new housing in the area. I keep comparing West Hill to our other hills and South Hill already has an intersection in the City labeled "F" in service and no West Hill intersection has that. Another comparison is this: over the past few decades growth has been most dramatic on East and South Hills. Land owners now seem to have turned their attention to West Hill and until we bet our new Comprehensive Plan and zoning in place there is little the Town can do to discourage development. It should be pointed out that the Town does not build housing. We must deal with proposals as they are presented and,if the project meets current zoning and other laws, we can not legally deny the building permits. The Town has actively supported programs by Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services and Better Housing for Tompkins County to retrofif existing housing.The Town has never funded either new or retrofitted housing. Better Housing has said there will he a sidewalk built for the County project to the bus stop at the professional building.There is also a good connection to the Black Diamond Trail.The County project uses much less open space than permissible for Iradidonal housing under current zoning. 1 have proposed cutting the TCAT contribution for two major reasons: the Town no longer has the funds($50,000 is .75% of our total tax levy and 2%of the tax levy in the Townwide Account out of which the TCAT amount is paid)and TCAT has not delivered under any of the contract conditions with the Town.This is a good year to cut the funds since the County will contribute $800,000 more per year through it new mortgage tax and the stale will provide three new buses in addition to it hydrogen-fueled bus to he delivered in a year or two.Town residents already pay for TCAT service through their County,State and federal taxes as well as fares.Since the County is a partner in TCAT it will be interesting to see if it can convince TCAT to improve services. Thank you getting engaged with these public policy issues. Herb Herbert J. Engman Town Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca,NY 14850 2 P'ow\ „ .,Paulette Terwilliger From: Luanne M. Prosperi Stefanucci <lps8@cornell.edu> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:25 AM To: Herb Engman; Linda Grace cc:. Bill Goodman; Paulette Terwilliger;IWest@ithacawest.org Subject: RE:Your remarks tonight Mr. Engman, The concept of sustainability is larger than traffic congestion and a single intersection. East Hill has: the major employer in Ithaca,gas stations,grocery stores, retail, medical, restaurants,offices, recreational opportunities,frequent bus service,.... These things are almost entirely absent from West Hill in the Town of Ithaca.South Hill certainly has more of the above than West Hill. Residential growth should occur where these things exist,yet the Town's comprehensive plan contains more planned residential growth and potential rezoning on West Hill than elsewhere,does it not? The statement you make below is one we have heard from you multiple times:"If the County project meets the criteria /aft4oning, environmental review, etc.)there is no legal way to stop it.State law says that a municipality may not deprive a ,jroperty owner of all the ability to receive value from a property.” , Does this mean the Town is required to approve proposed increases in density for the large scale projects we've seen proposed,from single-family homes to medium-density residential,for example?If the Town Board,Town Planning Board,and Planning Committee of the Town Board do not have the authority to refuse rezoning requests based on infrastructure, environmental,and quality of life concerns, why do any of these bodies exist? Didn't Overlook, EcoVillage, Linderman Creek, Holochuk, Biggs,Alterra all get rezoned?And rezoned solely for the purpose of being developed? "If you build it, they will come" seems to be the philosophy of land management on West Hill in the Town of Ithaca.And adding residential growth in the almost complete absence of services does not make a sustainable community,does it? e—• aulette Terwilliger From: Joseph Wetmore <autumnleavesusedbooks@yahoo.com> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:57 AM To: Luanne M. Prosperi Stefanucci;Herb Engman; Linda Grace Cc: Bill Goodman; Paulette Terwilliger;IWest@ithacawest.org Subject: Re: [IW] Your remarks tonight Hi all "State law says that a municipality may not deprive a property owner of all the ability to receive value from a property." is one of the most over used excuses around. Towns clearly have the ability to limit the potential uses that a property can have. We do it all the time: it's called zoning. What a Town cannot do is eliminate ALL USES. So the Town is well within its authority to limit development, especially in an area where the land is being farmed. 110�.II it takes is elected officials who are willing to tell large property owners that we will make our decision based on what is best for the community, not on what will make you the most money. ! f Paulette Terwilliger From: W.G.Tomek <wgtl@cornell.edu> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:18 AM To: Paulette Terwilliger Subject: [http://aliveprojects.com] bus service Until I moved to Kendal in June, I used the TCAT service, and I many residents of the Town of Ithaca benefit from bus service. Moreover, I can't help but note that residents of the Town, especially Forest Home and Cayuga Heights, are strong verbal proponents of energy saving, being "green," etc., but these same residents don't want a bus going by their home! Moreover,I guess the Town can't afford to support TCAT even though it is a benefit to many residents and to society in general. We need to put our money where are mouth is. i „,.t,taulette Terwilliger From: Linda Grace <lindagk@twcny.rr.com> Sent: Friday,October 04, 2013 1:00 PM To: Herb Engman Cc: Paulette Terwilliger, Bill Goodman;Will Burbank(willburbank@gmail.com) Subject: Clarifying town position on water use Dear Mr. Engman: The Town of Ithaca's Fall newsletter is just out,and this is what it has to say about WATER USE AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS: "The Conservation Board has been studying ways to reduce one of the Town of Ithaca's main contributions to greenhouse gas emissions:the water pumped to our taps from Cayuga Lake. Because the city must soon tap into this source while it rebuilds its Six Mile Creek water treatment system,it is even more important to recognize that huge amounts of energy are used to lift many tons of water to storage tanks on the town's East,South,and West Hills before we can get it back down to our homes.The Bolton Point water plant uses cheap electricity provided mostly by utilities burning fossil fuels, so pumping less water uphill would reduce the town's carbon footprint.The Conservation Board has advised restructuring water rates to reduce water consumption,and will continue to advocate for a change of billing policy at local or intermunicipal levels to provide financial incentives for thrifty water use. Even if your ten thousandth gallon costs no more than your first,the Conservation Board urges all residents to conserve water as a way to reduce pollution.” If the Conservation Board is recommending that we conserve water to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by having to pump it up the hills, can you tell me how you can reconcile building a development on the Biggs property with hundreds of additional residents on West Hill? Thank you for your thoughts on this issue. Linda i iB 21 TOWN OF ITHACA � 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 �Ae Yo4 www.town.ithacamy.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721,Ext 125;HEn man0town.ithaca.n .us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING (607)273-1747 PLANNING (607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 October 7, 2013 Liese Bronfenbrenner 393 Savage Farm Drive Ithaca, New York 14850 Dear Mrs. Bronfenbrenner: Thank you for your letter of October 1, 2013. Let me assure you that the withdrawal of the Town of Ithaca's $50,000 annual contribution to TCAT would have no effect upon ,r.., services to the people of the Town of Ithaca. Our payment has been such a tiny part of TCAT's budget ($13,000,000) that it resulted in no improvement to services and thus will have no negative effect in its absence. While $50,000 is nearly inconsequential in the TCAT budget it is huge in the Town's. We are now facing financial difficulties and must focus on our primary responsibilities to Town residents. Funding TCAT adds .75% to the tax levy. It is helpful to remember that Town residents are already paying for TCAT services through county, federal and state taxes as well as rider fares. Despite numerous requests to TCAT for improvements to bus services over the past 5 years, we have always been told "no." The requests have been throughout the Town, including the Village of Cayuga Heights. Given the expenditure of$250,000 with no benefits, it seems foolish to me to continue to waste Town taxpayer money. Please let me know should you experience a decline in TCAT services in the coming year. Sincerely, e ert J. Engma Town Superviso emit Paulette Terwilliger From: Mike Smith Sent: Monday,October 21, 2013 8:46 AM To: Paulette Terwilliger Cc: Susan Ritter Subject: FW: CB Membership Paulette— When you get to the Committee appointments for next year, I have received the email below from Susan Perri saying that she does not want to be re-appointed to the Conservation Board. Thanks Mike Michael J. Smith Senior Planner Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 P: 607-273-1747 ,4 4: 607-273-1704 E: msmith@town.ithaca.nv.us From: Susan Perri (mailto:susanperrimpa@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 8:25 AM To: James Hamilton Cc: Vladimir Micic; Mike Smith; ICShawContact; Ellie Stewart; TIngraham; Andy Goodell; J MeigsContact; E HoffmannContact; NPatelContact; Nick Goldsmith Subject: CB Membership Dear CB, As you may be aware,my two-year appointment will be coming to a close after the first of the year. Sadly I will not be continuing with my CB membership. I have just accepted a volunteer position with the Grant Professionals Association co-editing their peer-reviewed journal. This together with my increasingly busy work and family schedules will be all that I can manage. The main consideration here is my passing the torch for management of our Facebook page - if indeed we want to continue that. I will gladly show anyone the ropes who is interested. I believe Vlad and James are already listed as Administrators, and can post and moderate content at any time. I thank you for this opportunity to be part of all your good works, and for all I've learned in doing so. I look forward to staying in touch with all you continue to do, and being part however I can going forward. Best, Susan 1 Susan Perri MPA Grants Specialist 585.278.5261 www.socialgoody.org Please consider Me entvtnnment G%tr pi-inthiq Ibis e-mail CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE-This e-mail transmission,and any documents,files or previous e-mail messages attached to it may contain information that is confidential or legally privileged.If you are not the Intended recipient,or a person responsible for delivering It to the Intended recipient,you are hereby notified that you must not read this transmission and that any disclosure,copying,printing,distribution or use of any of the information contained In or attached to this transmission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.If you have received this transmission in error,please Immediately notify the sender by telephone or return e-mail and delete the original transmission and its attachments without reading or saving In any manner.Thank you. I'00"\ 2 ,�... SEs L�q I ' �d Finger Lakes Land Trust r� 202 East Court Street (� N Ithaca,New York AS-50 �' Tel: (607)275-9487 / Fax: (607)275-0037 `� ��� ` Zvorkiiig to protect the natural iiitegritt/of[lie Finger,Lakes Rcgiou. October 23, 2013 , Lu,J Herb Engman Town of Ithaca 215 North Tioga Street Ithaca,NY 14850 Dear Mr. Engman, I want to thank you for your contribution of$11,000.00 to the Stewardship Endowment for the Baldwin Preserve. The Town of Ithaca's generous support helps the Finger Lakes Land Trust continue its mission and make land conservation efforts possible. The Land Trust has been busy pursuing projects that protect vanishing farm lands, preserve significant natural areas and establish partnerships that will allow us to accomplish even more in the future. Recent highlights include accepting conservation easements that will protect a rare stretch of undeveloped shoreline at the tip of Keuka Lake's Bluff Point, secure undeveloped lake shore and forested uplands on Seneca Lake's west side, and forever preserve an iconic, 650-acre lakeside farm overlooking Cayuga Lake's eastern shore. Wherever you live, the Land Trust is working to protect vital landscapes that are close to home. From the sweeping expanses of prime farmland in the northern half of the region to rugged hillsides and gorges in the south, the Land Trust is working cooperatively with landowners and local communities to secure those landscapes that dune the character of our region. During the coming months, we'll update you on recent conservation successes through our quarterly printed newsletter, The Land Steward. For the most up to date information on our activities and events, please visit our web site at wxvw.fllt.org often where you can sign-up for The Living Land, our monthly e- newsletter. Ag/irector mmitment to local conservation. Si ,.mss An Ex ®Rccycled Palm Email: iiAfoeL,fllt.org Website: w'w,'w'.fllt.org ,..*Paulette Terwilliger From: Sandy Dutkowsky <sdutkowsky@ithaca.edu> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:59 PM To: Paulette Terwilliger Subject: Re: Friday Noon Hi Paulette. I believe we talked a a few months ago about my limited ability to participate in the ethics committee given my work schedule. For better or for worse this has not changed. I do not see any changes in my schedule occurring before the end of the year and the end of my term. Since the current issue in question deserves the committees'full attention and consideration, I think it is in everyones' best interest the that I submit my resignation. Sincerely, Sandra Dutkowsky On Oct 30, 2013, at 12:33 PM, "Paulette Terwilliger" <PTerwillieer@town.ithaca.ny.us>wrote: Sounds like Friday noon works. I will get two pizzas again. Please bring$5 to chip in and we have soda here. Thank you Paulette 1 O F IT� 18 21 TOWN OF ITHACA + 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 W yo www.town.ithacaa.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125;HEngman@town.Ithaca.ny.us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607)273-1763 FAX(607)273-1704 October 31, 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Baldwin, Jr. 149 Pine Tree Road Ithaca, New York 14850 The Frank C. Baldwin, Jr. Trust c/o The Trustee 149 Pine Tree Road Ithaca, New York 14850 Re: Gifts to Town of Ithaca of Land and Money for Public Purposes Dear Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, individually and as Trustees of the Frank C. Baldwin, Jr. '^ Trust: The Town of Ithaca ("Town") hereby acknowledges receipt of unique and valuable gifts made by each and both of you to the Town for the public purposes of extending an existing Town park area, creating a new wildlife conservation area, and the extension and creation of public walking, recreation, and wildlife observation trails. These gifts substantially advance the Town's Master Plan for public trails, recreation, and the conservation of open and natural spaces within the Town. The specific gifts that the Town acknowledges as received consist of the gifting and donation of the following items: (i) The gift and donation of over 14 acres of valuable real property located along Pine Tree Road, commonly known as part of 149 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, New York, and being the undeveloped and natural lands behind your home at the corners of said Pine Tree and Snyder Hill Roads; (ii) Tax gift and donation of$40,000.00 to fund the site improN,ernents, including public walking and bicycle trails and pathways, the promotion of tihccies diversity, as well as to fund the permanent conservation project and the emplaced conservation easement upon the site to assure permanent public use, conservation, and enjoyment of ,,,*.,, such donated lands. The said conservation easement was established and donated by you to the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Inc., a New York State not-for-profit corporation and registered IRC § 501(c)(3) organization ("FLLT"), and such conservation easement is to A'%� be perpetually managed by FLLT and the Town to achieve the public and conservation purposes sought by you through this gifting process; and (iii) The gift and donation of an additional $3,200.00 through not requiring, at closing, the Town to reimburse the survey costs you had paid during the development and negotiation of the conservation easement referred to above. Please let this letter serve as a gift tax receipt and verification that the gifts as made were made and will be utilized solely and exclusively for public purposes in accord with Internal Revenue Code § 170 (more specifically, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c)(1)) and the guidelines of IRS Circular 526 (2012). It is through remarkable gifts like these, and through the sense civic pride and service you have each and all exhibited,that the Town is able to remain a wonderful place to live, with open spaces, nature preserves, public trials, and all the recreation and sight seeing benefits these donations bring. Now, I must move on to the required IRS disclaimers. While such gifts are deductible for income tax reporting purposes, the Town of Ithaca does not guarantee the deductibility of such gifts or the economic value or net tax impact of such gifts due to, for example, the 50% limit rule relative to adjusted gross income, items of tax preference for purposes of the federal alternative minimum tax, or environmental taxes imposed on individuals and corporations. Each of these restrictions and limitations, among other tax rules, may affect deductibility or the ability of such deduction to achieve an actual benefit to the donor(s). Further, and in accordance with IRS Circular 230, we advise that any discussion of a federal tax issue contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used (and may not be so used) by any recipient for the purpose of(i) avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the recipient under United States federal tax laws, or(ii) for promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein. On behalf of the Town of Ithaca and all of its residents and visitors, I wish to personally thank each of you for the generous donation of your time, efforts, land, and monies to further the parkland, trail, conservation, open space, and green space plans of the Town of Ithaca. If you should have any questions or concerns about this correspondence, or if you should need any further verification or certification of such gifts and their exclusive use for only allowed public purposes under both New York State Town Law and the tax code, please do not hesitate to contact me. Res*ertJ. y yours, ot En n Town Super 'sor 'ierb Engman From: Susan Ritter Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:39 PM To: Herb Engman Subject: RE: Municipalities Focus Group Reminder Follow Up Flag: Follow up Flag Status: Flagged _ j i Herbs A couple of things came up when I mentioned this at the Planning Dep staff meeting. it would be good know if this project would just increase signage overall (which there is plenty of already) or if this is intended to replace some signage with a more consistent theme (a good idea). Staff mentioned the odd placement of some "Welcome to Tompkins County and Ithaca" signs. One is in the Town of Ithaca on Elmira Road. This is well beyond the County line, so it seemed oddly placed. The project could re-think the placement and purpose of signs like these. Staff also discussed the fact that the Town of Ithaca does not allow off-premise signs, which is good for keeping out billboards, but bad for promoting farm operations/stands that are open to the public. This project might be able to —benefit some farm operations, if the wayfaring signage project is to include promotion of some business attractions. If n, then agriculture should be included, at least for operations that are open to the public for much of the year-- Indian Creek Orchards comes to mind. As we learn more about this project we might be able to weigh-in with better ideas, �- Sue iv Susan Ritter, Director of Planning Town of Ithaca 215 N. Tioga Street / Ithaca, NY 14850 607-273-1747 From: Herb Engman Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:25 AM To: Susan Ritter Subject: FW: Municipalities Focus Group Reminder Sue, I plan to attend this meeting. Do you have any thoughts on the topic for the Town? Herb Herbert J. Engman Town Supervisor -Town of Ithaca '15 North Tioga Street Ithaca. NY 14850 (607) 273-1721-Ext.-1,-25 From: Laurene Mongelli Gilbert [mailto:Img4CabcorneII.edu] Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:22 AM To: mayor(&cayuga-heights.ny.us; caravan@lightlink.com; mayormyrick@citvofithaca.org; Herb Engman; I supervisor@)townofcaroline.org; supervisor@town.danby.ny.us; tninney(@twcny.rr.com; Don Hartill; supervisor( dr)den.ny.us; info aOd)den-ny.org; grotonvilftmail.com; rrc driscoll(damail.com: Glenn E. Morey; Roy L. r.•�.1 Barriere; mayor0trumansburg-nQov;, roxanne.m.marino(a�gmail.com; cityadminCaltompkins-co.org; mrobertsonOtompkins-co.org;tknipeftompkins-co.org Subject: Municipalities Focus Group Reminder Greetings: Remember to mark this date on your calendars! See details below.If you haven't yet responded an RSVP would be greatly appreciated.Thank you. The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is working with Tompkins County to develop a Wayfinding and Interpretive Signage Plan for the county. To craft an appropriate and effective plan,peter j. smith & company,the plan consultants,together with-the Cotinan -the-Chamber are conducting focus groups with tourism,economic development,transportation,recreation and municipal stakeholders. We would like to invite you to participate in the Municipalities Focus Group session. The Focus Group has been scheduled as follows: Date: Thursday,November 7,2013 Time: 1:00-2:30 PM Location: The Conference Room Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce 904 East Shore Drive Ithaca,NY 14850 You don't need to prepare anything for the meeting-we will have a few simple questions ready for group discussion. It would be greatly appreciated if you could confirm your attendance with me as soon as possible by email at lmg4C&cornell.edu or by phone at(607)272-1903. A simple definition of Way,indi=spatially knowing where you are,where you want to go,and how to get there from your present location. It refers to the user experience of orienting/choosing a path within the environment,and to the set of elements that aid orientation. _ Further Information about the Project The Wayfinding&Interpretive Signage Plan is being developed for Tompkins County,its towns and villages and the City of Ithaca. The project includes the design of a comprehensive directional and interpretive signage system for pedestrians, bicyclists and automobile users. The plan will concentrate on the gateway areas into Tompkins County and its municipalities and main routes within the urbanized area that are likely to be travelled by visitors. The resulting product will provide consistency in the physical design and placement of wayfinding signage county-wide. The plan is also envisaged to help "build the brand" for the county by directing visitors to and informing them about the county's attractions and unique places. Thank you! Laurene Mongelli Gilbert 2 OF 17, - ' TOWN OF ITHACA 18 21 4 - 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 rp Y'� V4'ww.tow11.1thaca.fly.IIS Town Supervisor(607)273-1721,Ext 125;HEngman@town.ithamny.us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS(607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273-1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING (607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 November 11, 2013 Darryl Towns Commissioner NYS Homes and Community Renewal Hampton Plaza 38-40 State Street Albany, New York 12207 Re: Conifer Village at Cayuga Meadows Ithaca, New York Dear Commissioner Towns: I am pleased to express the Town of Ithaca's enthusiastic support for the Conifer Village at Cayuga Meadows proposal on Trumansburg Road in Ithaca, New York. This proposed development is a much needed 68 home senior affordable housing proposal across from Cayuga Medical Center and the health services corridor in Ithaca. The Town encouraged senior housing in this location partially because of its proximity to the only hospital in the area. Ithaca has long had a tremendous need for more affordable housing. The housing market is greatly impacted by the colleges and university and this pressure influences the availability and cost of decent housing for those most vulnerable such as the elderly. The Town has been working proactively to address the need for more affordable housing since the County released a study in 2006 that detailed the need for more than 2,500 new affordable homes over ten years. The Town in an effort to fulfill this need has worked with Conifer and Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. over the last several years to approve this Cayuga Meadows proposal. The Town granted preliminary site plan approval, rezoned the Cayuga Meadows parcel specifically to accommodate senior affordable housing, approved variances and specifically exempted the proposal from an area wide development moratorium. Currently the Town is working with Conifer to complete the final approvals for the property which would allow Cayuga Meadows to quickly move towards construction. (0111) We request that you give Cayuga Meadows your utmost consideration and hope you will provide the funding necessary to help address the affordable housing needs in our Town. Sincerely, Herbert J. gman Town Supervisor � ©F .r: �, O �C} TOWN OF ITHACA Q ��w.`Yo�4- 215 N. Toga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 www.town.ithaca.ny.us Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125 ; HEn man(F0own.ithaca.n .us TOWN CLERK (607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS (607)273-1656 ENGINEERING (607)273-1747 PLANNING (607)273-1747 ZONING (607)273-1783 FAX(607)273-1704 November 25, 2013 P. Christopher Dirr, Vice President — Development The NRP Group, LLC 5309 Transportation Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44125 Dear Mr. Dirr: Re: Cayuga Trails Townhomes — Local Status Harris B. Dates Drive, Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County (the "Development") I am writing to you in regard to the above referenced Development. I understand that this is a mixed-income development serving households earning 30% - 90% AMI. I also understand that this Development is an EPA Climate Showcase Community. This Development is consistent with the Town's current Comprehensive Plan and would provide for a diverse range of affordable housing options in our community. As the area median income has increased in Tompkins County and the Town of Ithaca many residents have been forced to locate their housing far from the communities in which they were raised, local employment opportunities, the many proximate amenities including parks, medical and retail services, and the high performing schools that service the Town of Ithaca. We look forward to continuing to work with you to introduce this innovative development with the potential to benefit the Town and the entire community. Sincerely, Herbert J. E man Town Supe isor Z7� °F #T ° ' �- � D 8 2.11 TOWN 4F ITHACA � Lr 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 yo Www.town.1thaca.11y.LIS Town Supervisor(607)273-1721, Ext 125 ; HEngman@town.ilhaca.n .us TOWN CLERK(607)273-1721 PUBLIC WORKS (607)273-1656 ENGINEERING(607)273.1747 PLANNING(607)273-1747 ZONING(607) 273-1783 FAX(607)273-1.704 November 26, 2013 Town Board Town of Ulysses Elm Street Trumansburg, NY Dear Town Board Members: I am glad to read you are working on a conservation zone and lakeside zoning for the Town of Ulysses. Protection of the western shore of Cayuga Lake is extremely important and will be Lreatly enhanced by the Ulysses legislation. As you may know, the Town of Ithaca passed similar legislation several years ago. I am happy to report that we have had no problems with our local law. Staff reports only a couple of inquiries related to docks, and those issues were easily resolved. \Vc were successful in obtaining NYS authorization to also regulate into a portion of Cayuga Lake. Our conservation zone helped to protect the steep slopes near Treman Marina and it was ultimately helpful to NYS Parks in securing an additional 60 acres of land to help protect the soon-to-be-complete Black Diamond Trail. Please let me know if I or staff at the Town of Ithaca can provide any further information and best wishes for an outcome as positive as the one we have experienced. Sincerely, 'Herbert J. Engma Town Supervisor A0=41 RECEIVE] On EC 0 5 413 TOWN OF ITHACA TOWN CLERK CEO Notification Letter for SLIHC Projects—Outside of NYC Certified Mail— Return Receipt Requested CEO Name: Mr.Herb Engman CEO Title: Town Supervisor Mailing Address:215 N.Tioga St_,Ithaca,NY 14850 Date II y'/13 RE: Transmittal of SLIHC Program Application for: 51.111C Fundin Project Name: Cayiwa trails Project Location:SW corner of intersection of 1larris B. Dates Dr.&Indian Creek Rd. Project Sponsor: Better housing for Tompkins County. Inc. Dear Mr.Engman: This is to inform you of our intention to submit the above-referenced and enclosed application under the New York State Low-Income Housing Credit Program(SLIHC)to the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. This Program was established by Article 2-A of the Public Housing Law which authorized State tax credits for owners of rental housing that is reserved for households earning 90%or less of the area median income. Under the Internal Revenue Code Section 42(m)(1)(A)(ii),an allocation of Credit to a project cannot be made unless the chief executive officer(or the equivalent)of the local jurisdiction within which the proposed project is located is notified and is provided a reasonable opportunity to comment on the project. If you have any comments regarding the enclosed application,please submit them within 30 days of receipt of the enclosed application to: New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal(DHCR) 38-40 State Street;61s Floor Albany,New York 12207 Attention:Arron Adler,Program Manager (518)486-5444 The returned certified mail postal receipt for this package,accepted and signed for by your office,will be returned to the applicant for forwarding to DHCR to serve as proof that the requirements of Section 42(m)(1)(A)(ii) have been met by this State Low-Income Housing Credit Program applicant. If you wish to discuss the enclosed application or any other aspect of the proposed project,please feel free to contact me at the address above or call me at(607)273-2187 ext. 207. XSinceity, Project Representative/Sponsor/Developer; And Project Representative/Sponsor Developer Organization Cc: Arnon Adler New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal 38-40 State Street Albany,New York 12207 LT TECH t,OWN OF ITHACA CLERK CEO Notification Letter for LIHC Projects—Outside of NYC Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested CEO Name: Mr.Herb Engman CEO Title: Town Supervisor Mailing Address:215 N.Tioga St., thaca,NY 14850 Date: li7- C3 RE: Transmittal of LIHC Program Application for: LIHC Funding Project Name: Cayuga Trails Project Location:SW comer of intersection of Harris B.Dates Dr.&Indian Creek Rd. Project Sponsor: Better Housing for Tompkins County,Inc_ Dear Mr.Engman: This is to inform you of our intention to submit the above referenced and enclosed application under the Low-Income Housing Credit Program(LIHC)to the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. This Program was established by the Tax Reform Act of 1986(with a new Section 42 in the Intemal Revenue Code)which authorized federal assistance in the form of tax credits for owners of rental housing that is reserved for households earning 60%or less of the area median income. Under the Internal.Revenue Code Section 42(m)(1)(A)(ii),an allocation of Credit to a project cannot be made unless the chief executive officer(or the equivalent)of the local jurisdiction within which the proposed project is located,is notified and is provided a reasonable opportunity to comment on the project. If you have any commcnts regarding the enclosed application,please submit them within 20 days of receipt of the enclosed application to: New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal(DHCR) 38-40 State Street;6a'Floor Albany,New York 12207 Attention: Arron Adler;Program Manager (518)486-5044 The returned certified mail postal receipt for this package,accepted and signed for by your office,wilt be returned to the applicant for forwarding to DHCR to serve as proofthat the requirements of Section 42(m)(1)(A)(ii) have been met by this Low-Income Housing Credit Program applicant. If you wish to discuss the enclosed application or any other aspect of the proposed project,please feel free to contact me at the address above or call me at(607)273-2187 ext.207. XSincely, / Project Representative/Sponsor/Developer; And Project Representative/Sponsor Developer Organization Cc: Amon Adler; New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal 38-40 State Street Albany,New York 12207 t-1 CV - 0 Q c� ro r- 0 0co E Ln df C: N r_ V aa�G C �. p -; E L L .t'! Cl) .� o 0 O o M t.17 v J c� � � 'V ,•epaulette Terwilliger From: Bill Goodman Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 2:55 PM To: Paulette Terwilliger Subject: FW:Tonight's board meeting... Attachments: IMG 0502.JPG Importance: High Hi Paulette,for Correspondence. From: Mark Lesselroth [mailto:mark@brennerbd.com] Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 12:50 PM To: Bill Goodman Cc: Herb Engman; Waltraud Lucente Subject: Tonight's board meeting... Importance: High Dear Bill, If my information from Herb is correct, my request for the Town Board to consider a street name change should be on the /`'agenda for tonight. I wanted to send you this email in advance to provide you an update on where things stand as a result of a urief survey we conducted of the residents from Briarwood Drive. Most had no issues with changing the name from Briarwood Dr.to Lucente Lane. However,some run their business out of their home and expressed some concern as it would cause them to have to change their bank information,business cards, etc. In lieu of that we asked if they would be ok with adding a street sign name not unlike State Street in downtown Ithaca that is also knows as Martin Luther King St.,and everyone was ok with that. I've attached a photo which I plan on bringing to tonights meeting but thought it would make sense to share with you in advance. So while it would be nice to file the necessary paperwork to legally change the name some day,for now we'd be very content and happy if it were possible to add a street name to Briarwood to honor my stepfather's legacy to Ithaca. look forward to meeting you in person this evening. Regards, Mark Lesselroth ti Principal Brenner Business Development Creating Partnerships for GrowthTM T: 315.455.7404 F: 315.455.7484 C: 315.569.0642 nark@brennerbd.com Skype: mlesselroth 1 a xb 3 -r r U in a t� a` Rd v 4 "}.o,.�iwae� '_!rp^s'd3'ar rix+ 5 UYY. Mr..7 A1 � h a 4i I q, k. r �� 7 M�lVX'.�.x«aSiokt`: ✓r'.�v aG. ��,;0 h£ 3 A mmmm TO�MPKINS/C�OrUNTY CHANIBER OF COMMERCE www.tompkinschamber.org � tiC���T�e December 12, 2013 Mr. Herb Engman, Town Supervisor Town of Ithaca 215 N. Tioga Street Ithaca,NY 14850 Dear Herb: Lam' Congratulations on being elected the Town Supervisor for the Town of Ithaca. This is a very important position for the businesses and residents of the Town and we want to thank you for taking on this responsibility. Your work is valuable to the business community and the Chamber. Please let me know if there's any way that I or members of our Board of Directors can help. Thanks again for all you do for our community. Since ly, D .lean McPheeters President 904 East Shore Drive • Ithaca, NY 14850 • Phone: (607) 273-7080 Fax: (607) 272-7617 r Oft-ice of the Supervisor 93 Fast Main Street Dryden,NY 13053 607844-8888 `�OWI_4 °r DRYD.t,, supervisor@dryden.ny.us ww),v.drvden.nv.us December 17, 2013 Joseph Martens, Commissioner Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-0001 Dear Commissioner Martens: The Town of Dryden, the Town of Ithaca and Tompkins County officials and staff have cooperated for years planning an extension of the Town of Ithaca East Hill Trail across Game Farm Road into the Town of Dryden. — , extended trail will benefit the community in many ways: as an off-road bicycle and pedestrian commuter ruute to Cornell University; as a recreational trail for the many hikers, runners, cyclists and nature enthusiasts who now use the East Hill Recreation Way; and as an additional Tompkins County tourist destination. The new trail will add to the extensive trail network in Tompkins County including the Jim Schug Trail in the Town of Dryden, the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, the South Hill Recreation Way, and the Fingerlakes Trail, as well as the Black Diamond and the Gateway Trail to be completed in the near future. The extension of the East Hill Trail is an important objective of the 2005 Town of Dryden Comprehensive Plan and is identified as a key action in the Tompkins Priority Trails Strategy which envisions linking our major multi-use trails to form a 51 mile County- wide network. It is key to achieving our vision of creating a destination-quality trail resource that will bring im- portant economic development benefits to our community. To extend the East Hill Trail we need to cross New York State land where the Richard E Reynolds Game Farm is located. The safest route and least expensive to construct is to follow the old railroad bed, which is the foun- dation of the current East Hill Trail. This option would not interfere with Game Farm operations since the area in question is not currently used for pheasant rearing or for any other public purpose. As the name of the ad- jacent road implies, the Game Farm is an iconic local feature that has operated in the area for decades with few if any serious problems with the public. We believe that the trail extension will increase public support and help to deter any public threat to Game Farm operations. Most trails are the result of cooperation among many governmental and other entities. The Jim Schug Trail passes through DEC property along Dryden Lake. The Black Diamond is mostly on State Parks land; the gerlakes Trail on DEC lands, the current East Hill Trail on Cornell University land, the South Hill Trail on Town of Ithaca land. Thus, extending the trail across the Game Farm property would not be unusual. What we need is DEC permission to build the trail extension on the rail bed across the Game Farm site. We do not ask for any financial or other assistance. Construction and maintenance will be done by the Town of Dryden. Other property owners along the rail bed from Game Farm Road to the Route 13 intersection have agreed to negotiate easements for the trail. We're ready to proceed with design and acquisition of easements as soon as we receive DEC's permission to use the rail bed that crosses the Game Farm site. We look forward to your consideration of our request. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us if you need further information. Sincerel , �} Mary Ann Sumner Herbert J. Engman Town Supervisor Supervisor, Town of Ithaca Town of Dryden 215 North Tioga Street 93 East Main Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Dryden, NY 13053 (607) 273-1721 Ext. 125 (607) 844-8888 Ext. 226 HEngman(@town.ithaca.ny.us supervisor@dryden.ny.us Ed Marx Tom Knipe Commissioner of Planning Senior Planner and Tourism Coordinator Tompkins County Tompkins County 121 East Court Street 121 East Court Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 274-5560 (607) 274-5560 emarx@tompl<ins-co.org tknipe@tompkins-co.org CC: Kathy Mosher Assistant Commissioner of Natural Resources, Zip 12233-1010 Patricia Riexinger Director, Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources, Zip 12233-4750 Kenneth Lynch Regional Director, Region 7 Department of Environmental Conservation 615 Erie Blvd. West - Syracuse, NY 13204-2400 F1.,ge 2 United tray --)f Tompkins County 313 North Aurora Street Ithaca, New York 14850 e . . Phone 607.272.6286 ` k Fax 607.272 2736 wtivw.u wtc.c rg December 20, 2013 Judy Drake Town of Ithaca 215 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Dear Town of Ithaca employees, Thank you for participating in the 2013-2014 United Way of Tompkins County Campaign. Your combined employee campaign pledges totaling $494.00 helps improve education, increase financial stability, and promote better health in our community. A special thank you to Judy Drake for serving as the Employee Campaign Coordinator. Together, our work helps: • Our children be ready to succeed in school through quality childcare and early learning. Almost 700 children learn, play, and grow in the nine childcare programs in which United Way invests. • Our neighbors grow their financial stability and become self sufficient. Our investment in Challenge Workforce Solutions enables 200 neighbors racing unemployment or underemployment to gain skills necessary to secure stable jobs. • Our families, friends and colleagues five healthy lives. Approximately 4,500 families, seniors, and single adults in Newfield access nutritious, quality food through the Newfield Kitchen Cupboard. • Over 2,000 of our seniors develop supportive relationships, friendships and a sense of community through Lifelong's many social, learning, and exercise activities in which United Way invests. Please be assured that 100% of your gift to UWTC's Community Care Fund, special initiatives, partner agencies, or another United Way directly supports programs and services because of UWTC's Corporate Cornerstone Partners' Program. Together, we are able to meet immediate needs while creating lasting change. Thank you for investing in our community through United Way. Sincerely, (;J 11 mes A. Brown resident cc: Herb Engman, Town Supervisor � � - Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.