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Community Announcement re.: Secondary Dwelling Units and Rental Registry

posted Sep 8, 2017, 2:18 PM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 10:44 AM ]


The Town of Ithaca has had a moratorium on new two-family dwellings and the addition of a secondary dwelling unit on existing single-family dwellings in many parts of the Town for the past 18 months to allow for the review and drafting of regulations to address concerns about rental properties. 

Attached is a summary sheet providing background information, along with a brief description of the proposed regulations.  Also attached are the draft regulations, written in local law format, in their entirety.   

Written comments on the proposed regulations can be submitted by mail or email, as follows:

By mail:

Ithaca Town Board

215 N. Tioga Street

Ithaca, NY   14850

By email:Ithaca Town Clerk, Paulette Rosa:

Verbal comments on the proposed regulations can be heard during the following:

 The public comment period (“Persons to Be Heard”) at the Ithaca Town Board meeting on September 11th.  Persons to Be Heard takes place at approximately 5:35pm.

 A public hearing on the proposed new regulations is tentatively scheduled for October 16, 2017, 5:30pm, at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga Street. 

 If you have questions concerning the proposed regulations please contact:

Bruce Bates, Director of Code Enforcement,  607-273-1783, or Susan Ritter, Director of Planning,  607-273-1747. 

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Memo and draft legislation