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Welcome To Lansing

The Town of Lansing is located in the northern part of Tompkins County on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake.
29 Auburn Road Lansing, NY 14882 (Click for directions)
Supervisor & Town Board 607-533-8896 or 607-533-8819, Clerk 607-533-4142, Code Enforcement & Zoning 607-533-7054 - (Fax: 607-533-3507), Court 607-533-4776, Highway 607-533-4328, Parks & Recreation 607-533-7388   Office hours appear on the Department pages
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NEW! Click here to download the Town Newsletter +++ Town Board meeting times have changed! The meeting time is now 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month. +++ Click here to download the 2016 AUD file.

In Case of an Emergency...

emergencybttnIn a life-threatening emergency, please dial  911  right away. 

Give your name, address, and the nature of the emergency for a prompt response.  *The 911 system is able to locate addresses and phone ID of caller as well as maintain communication with fire, police, hospital, etc. personnel in the field.

To prepare sensibly for possible emergencies go to http://www.tompkinsready.org/  Tompkins County Emergency Preparation website

This site has guidance for residents on how to prepare for emergencies that may occur. The best emergency preparation is done with thoughtfulness and detailed organization ahead of time. This site also has updates on any emergency conditions that may be developing in the County such as: road closings, icy road alerts, weather alerts, etc. Here you will also find tips on safe use of generators and other winter heating devices, as well as, the radio stations that carry up-to-date alerts and information.

It is wise to study the section on power outages because they are likely to happen at some point in our area.


PETS 
  Planning for your pets' care in an emergency situation is an important task.

Access to a warm shelter and adequate food and water can be challenging in a town-wide emergency situation.
Visiting the websites below will help you better plan ahead for their care in an emergency.

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An excerpt from the Tompkins ready website –
In an emergency, public safety officials will inform you of what to do. These announcements will come in the form of television and radio bulletins, so make sure your emergency supply kit has a battery-powered radio in it! The bulletins are likely to advise you to do one of three things: 
  1. Stay put and stay tuned. 
    • Gather the family and keep your pets close by. 
    • Stay in your home. 
    • Keep listening to the radio for further developments. 
  2. Evacuate if you are told to do so. 
    • Grab your emergency supply kit
    • Gather your family -- anyone who is home (including pets). 
    • If You Have Time 
      • Unplug all appliances, turn off all lights, and shut off the electricity to the house (at the main breaker box). This prevents damage to electrical appliances due to power surges. 
      • Shut off your home's water supply at the main water valve. This prevents floodwater or sewage from entering your home through the pipes. 
      • If there is a flood coming, move furniture and valuables to a higher floor. 
      • Call someone out of town to tell them where you are going and when you expect to get there. 
      • Shut and lock all windows; lock the doors.
      • Follow evacuation instructions given by local officials. Sometimes, they will instruct you to go to a nearby shelter. 
  3. Shelter in Place (usually only in hazardous materials or bioterror incidents): 
Please note the reference to the emergency supply kit. The detailed list can be found on tompkinsready.org under the -emergency preparation- button. Additional emergency planning lists can be found specifically for the elderly, special needs individuals, young children, and for households with pets.

Below is a list of potential emergencies and the responsible partner for handling the crisis.
  • Power Outage:  NYSEG/ Town of Lansing
  • Power Lines Down NYSEG/ Lansing Highway Dept.
  • Ice Storm: Lansing Highway Department/ County Sherriff’s Office/Town of Lansing
  • Sever Wind Damage TC Emergency/ Town of Lansing-Highway and Fire Depts.
  • Wash-outs Lansing Highway Department
  • Flooding Emergency Lansing Highway Dept./Lansing Fire Dept./Town of Lansing
  • House Fire Lansing Fire Department
  • Brush Fire Lansing Fire Department
  • Car Accidents Lansing Fire Dept./ TC Sherriff/ EMT
  • Chemical Spill Lansing Fire Dept./ TC Emergency Dept.
  • Disease TC Health Dept./Town of Lansing/ Lansing Central Schools
  • Earthquakes Town of Lansing/ TC Emergency Dept.
  • Gas leak or explosion 911/ NYSEG/Lansing Fire and Highway Departments
  • Terrorism TC Sherriff Dept./TC Emergency Dept./Town of Lansing
Useful Contact Numbers

NYSEG  **Dangerous Electrical situation- call 911  

Gas Emergency   1 (800) 572-1121 Power outage  1 (800) 572-1131

Bang’s Ambulance (607) 277-4911

Town of Lansing
Highway Department (607) 533-4328
Supervisor’s Office (607) 533-8996/8819
Codes Office (607) 533-7054

TC Health Department (607) 274-6600 http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/health

ZBA Public Hearing - Hatfield

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF LANSING ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Lansing, New York, will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 6:40 PM at the Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York, at the following time and on the following matter:

Consideration of an Application made by David Hatfield, of 18 Wilson Road, Tax Parcel # 32.-1-22.1 for an Area Variance from, Section 504, Schedule II; AREA,FRONTAGE,YARD,HEIGHTS AND COVERAGE REQUESTMENT of the Town of Lansing Land Use Ordinance. Mr. Hatfield is requesting to construct a Pavilion on an existing concrete slab located 55 feet from the center of the road, whereas the Town Land Use requirements would require the setback of 60 feet from the center of the road.

The above referenced Application is open to inspection at the office of the Town of Lansing Planning Department located at 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York. Persons wishing to appear at the hearing may do so in person or by Attorney or other representation. All interested persons or representatives thereof will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Individuals with visual, hearing, or manual impairment and requiring assistance should contact Rachel Jacobsen at the Town of Lansing 533-7054 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the Public Hearing.

By Order of:

Henry (Hurf), Chairperson

Zoning Board of Appeals

Town of Lansing, 25Auburn Rd Lansing NY 14882 August 1, 2016

Walnut Ridge Dairy

Walnut Ridge Dairy
31 Holden Road, Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-4896
office.walnutridgedairy@gmail.com

Walnut Ridge Dairy has seen growth in a variety of ways since its establishment in 1951. Starting with 14 cows and 140 acres, Walnut Ridge Dairy is now a second generation farm with 1,400 cows, including 1,200 heifers and young stock. The farm grows approximately 50 percent of the feed that is fed to their cows on 2,000 acres, including corn, alfalfa and a grass mix.

Four unrelated families own and operate Walnut Ridge Dairy today, and they take pride in making family, animal health and well-being and being stewards of the land as the top priorities in their business, as well as profitability, which is critical in obtaining the other three priorities. To do so, cooperation amongst the families and a willingness to try new innovative ideas is essential for the farm’s success. With 28 employees to aid on the farm, Walnut Ridge Dairy ships high-quality milk to Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Auburn.

Walnut Ridge Dairy is proud to be considered a Lake Friendly Farm and Dairy of Distinction, both notable accomplishments within the community and agriculture industry. The farm’s partners are also members of and active in the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA), New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC), Cayuga Marketing and Farm Credit East. With four families involved in the business, the community involvement is plentiful and includes All Saints Church, Lansing United Methodist Church, St. Mary’s School, YMCA, AGR Fraternity, 4-H, Lansing Youth Mission, Tompkins County Area Development, Lansing Community Library, Groton Girl Scouts, St. Anthony’s of Padua Church and the Tompkins Ag Protection Board.
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Feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions about our farm, the agriculture industry or if you simply care to stop by for a tour of our farm.

Walnut Ridge Dairy Partners:
Keith Chapin John Fleming Skip Hardie Steve Palladino

Lansing Is Open For Business

As you explore Lansing please visit its many wonderful businesses. 

Click on the logos to visit their Web sites.

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 cargill logo  adc  bw logo  nextjennaration
       
       
If your business is located in Lansing, NY and you would like to be included on this page, please send your logo (150px x 150px .PNG format) and the link to your Web site to webmaster@lansingtown.com.


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Town of Lansing Codes Revision Committee

The Town of Lansing is seeking volunteers to serve on a new Codes Revision Committee to review and make recommendations to the Town Board regarding revisions to various Town laws and regulations, including the Land Use Ordinance (Zoning), Subdivision Regulations, Sign Law, among others. The Town is looking for three or four interested residents to serve on the Committee, along with members from the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, the Town Planning Consultant, and the Attorney for the Town (who will assist as needed). The Committee is expected to meet once a month at a time to be determined by the Committee.


Applications are available in the Supervisor's Office, Town of Lansing, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882, or can be found on the Town's website at www.lansingtown.com (please right-click this link and download the application)

How To Use Our Web Site

We hope you will enjoy using our new Web site.  It is laid out differently from the old one, but all our information is here.  Using this site is easy: when you click an item on the main menu at the left, another horizontal menu appears with more information about that category or department.  For instance when you click on the Planning Board link the menu at the top gives you links to the Planning Board's agendas and minutes and some other related links.

 

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Events

 

June 15, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
July 20, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
August 8, 2011 Mon. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting
August 17, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
August 22, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting-Working session
September 12, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting
September 20, 2011 Tue. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
September 21, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
September 26, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting-Working session
October 18, 2011 Tue. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
October 19, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
October 24, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting-Working session
November 9, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting-Public Hearing 2012 Town Budget
November 14, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting CANCELED
November 15, 2011 Tue. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
November 15, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
November 28, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting-Working session CANCELED
December 12, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting
December 20, 2011 Tue. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting CANCELED
December 21, 2011 Wed. 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Town Board Meeting
December 26, 2011 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Town Hall Planning Board Meeting-Working session CANCELED

*Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meeting dates are subject to change*

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Members serve five year terms

 Judy Drake
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2018

Henry (Hurf) Sheldon, Chairman
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2020

Linda Hirvonen
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2019

 Maureen Cowen
October 21, 2015 - December 31, 2020

Chris Williams
February 16, 2017 - December 31, 2022

Peter Larson, III, Alternate
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Drop-in Center

The Lansing Community Drop-In-Center - "Bridging the Gap." The Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. during the Lansing School year. (The Center follows the Lansing school calendar for vacations, holidays and snow days.)

Located on the second floor of the Community Center, we offer a stimulating environment for children two years of age and older. Younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our day consists of free play, circle time, snack, and arts and crafts.

Three paid employees staff the Center, but the program relies on parents volunteering their time on a rotation schedule, usually once a month, to help maintain a high adult to child ratio.

A donation of $3 per hour per child with a maximum of $6 per day for a family is encouraged. For more information, please call 533-7658 during program hours.

About Lansing

Lansing from the AirThe Town of Lansing is the second largest town in Tompkins County, with 60.7 square miles, in Tompkins County (after Dryden with 93.9 sq. miles).  The north part of the township is largely farm land.  The town is a few minutes from the City of Ithaca and Cornell University.  Lansing, Michigan was named for the New York Town after two sons of a Revolutionary War veteran residing near Conlon Road migrated west to Michigan.

In 2010 the town's population was 11,033 people. 3,529 of those live in the Village of Lansing. Lansing is the third most populous town in the county after Dryden and Ithaca city and town. The population is evenly split by gender.

Major businesses include Cargill Deicing technology, The Cayuga Power Plant and BorgWarner Morse Systems.  In the Village The Shops at Ithaca Mall, Cayuga Mall and Triphammer Marketplace define a thriving retail and professional center.  The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is in the Village of Lansing, next to the thriving Cornell Business and Technology Park.  Retail space in the town and village abounds. Inns, bed and breakfasts and restaurants attract visitors, and the town boasts a number of churches and a synagogue.

Lansing farms generate almost one-third of the $67 million total farm product sales in the Tompkins County, making it the most vital farming community in the county.  The town has over 17,000 acres of  farmland that provides over 100 jobs, at least 40 of them full time, with a combined payroll of at least $3 million.  About $17 million of that comes from dairy farms.  8,472 acres in Lansing are farmed by owners, and an additional 8,570 acres are leased.

In 2010 the median household income was $71,067. The median age was 34.8 years old, and median household value was $127,800. Lansing residents are above the national average in education with 95% holding a High School diploma, and 57.2 with bachelor's degrees. 56% of those over 15 are married. 12.4% is foreign-born.  Estimated per capita income in 2013 was $35,715, up from $29,047 in 2000.  The estimated median house or condo value in 2013 was $316,327.  The median gross rent in 2013 was $1,038.

The most common occupations in Lansing are:

  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (12%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Lansing's governmental bodies and taxing authorities include the Town Board, Village Board of Trustees, Lansing Fire District, Lansing Central School District Board of Education and Lansing Community Library Board of Trustees. The Town maintains an active and successful recreation program with many sports programs. The Recreation Department maintains four parks, including Myers Park that includes a marina as well as camping areas, a play ground and pavilions.  The Village of Lansing also maintains Dankert Park on the south side of the Village.

Lansing schools are above average with 72% of graduates earning Regents diplomas. Class sizes are below average and annual attendance rate is 96.1%.  graduation rate is 95%.  Most of the Town, and part of the Village is in the Lansing Central School District.  The rest of the Village is in the Ithaca City School District.

The earliest settlers in Lansing resided in Onondaga County in the Town of Milton.  In 1808 the name Milton was changed to Genoa and in 1817 the Town of Lansing was set off from Genoa under the act that created Tompkins County.  The first settlers to arrive in Lansing came in the year 1791 from the Border Settlements of the Minisink Valley of New York and Pennsylvania.  Others also arrived from New Jersey, Connecticut, and other areas of New York and Pennsylvania.

Because of General Sullivan’s Expedition in 1779 there were no Indians in this area and after the land was divided into 100 Military Lots, settlers were anxious to settle this fertile land of the lakes.  They came by land route from the south and water route from the north, traveling in the winter when the waterways made frozen roads and the forest undergrowth was at a minimum.  Grist mills, saw mills, clothing mills, blacksmith shops, and tanneries soon provided services to the early farmers.

The ensuing 200 years have seen Lansing change from a town of many small, self sufficient villages to an area which depends on several large shopping districts in the incorporated Village of Lansing in the south of the town.  The northern part of the town still has many prosperous farms, but many of the residents work in industries in and outside of the town, and at Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882
Supervisor & Town Board 533-8896 or 533-8819, Clerk 533-4142, Code Enforcement & Zoning 533-7054 (fax: 533-3507),
Court 533-4776, Highway 533-4328, Parks & Recreation 533-7388

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