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Upcoming Meetings
Rec/Youth Commission: 5/27
Conservation Board: 5/26
Agriculture Committee: 5/13
Planning Board: 5/28
Genung Nature Preserve Along a mile of Fall Creek as it takes a great loop on its way to Cayuga Lake, the Genung Preserve is open for people to explore an easy trail through various habitats and enjoy a quiet respite from the noise of everyday life.
Welcome Welcome to Dryden! Our quality of life, trails, natural beauty and excellent services make Dryden top the list of towns to love in Tompkins County. Come see what we have to offer-you may be surprised!

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Free Rabies Clinics

The spring 2015 Tompkins County Health Department rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets will be:

Wednesday May 6 in Lansing at the Central Fire Station
Thursday May 7 in Danby at the Danby Fire Hall
Wednesday May 13 in Dryden at the Tompkins Co. SPCA
Thursday May 14 in Enfield at the Old Highway Garage
Wednesday May 20 in Ithaca at the Town Highway Garage

For more information please call 274-6688 or Rabies Clinics Spring 2015.

Next Town Board Meeting


5/14/15 @ 7:00 PM: Abstract & Agenda Meeting

5/21/15 @ 7:00 PM: Business Meeting



2015 Property Assessments

Local Assessment Review Day will be May 15th from 3 to 6PM at the Dryden Town Hall, 93 East Main Street

Tompkins County has released  the 2015 property assessment details.  To review your assessment, click here.  If you feel your assessment is incorrect, we encourage you to participate in the local assessment review day.

Forms and additional information are available at the Town Clerks Office, the Tompkins County Assessment Office and on-line at

Planning Board Vacancy

  • Have an interest in the future development of Dryden?
  • Looking for a stimulating volunteer opportunity to learn more about the community?
  • Like being involved in planning with a focus on sustainability?


There is currently a vacancy on our Town Planning Board.   The Planning Board is currently reviewing the 2005 Comprehensive Plan  to make recommendations  to the Town Board for updating the plan. The Planning Board also reviews and approves subdivisions and site plans as required by town zoning. In addition, the Town Board may call upon the Planning Board for opinions or recommendations on other issues before the Town Board including trail development, transportation planning, water and sewer improvements.

This board meets monthly at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Dryden Town Hall.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit your application  to our Town Clerk.

New Recreation Program Guide is here! Online Registration now open!

The 2015 Spring Recreation Program Guide is here!

Please click here to view it.

To register online, go to to log in or create your account to register today!

Food Scrap Recycling Drop Spot Open in Dryden

(Ithaca, NY) The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Town and Village of Dryden – has opened a food scrap recycling drop spot at the Dryden Town Highway Department.

The drop spot is open every Saturday from 9:00am to Noon. The free service allows residents to expand their recycling options and reduce their trash disposal costs.

The material collected each week is taken to Cayuga Compost in Trumansburg for processing, with the resulting compost marketed to landscapers, homeowners, and organizations as a soil amendment.

The Solid Waste Division offers toolkits to encourage residents to participate in food scraps recycling. The program is seen as playing a significant role in meeting the County’s goal of 75% waste diversion by 2016.

Food Scrap Recycling Drop Spots are also located at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center in Ithaca, at Cayuga Compost on Agard Road, at the Lansing Village Office (Saturdays only) and at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Willow Avenue in Ithaca (Sundays only).

Staff is on hand each week at the drop spot to answer questions and provide written material about the benefits of food scrap recycling. Residents also receive a supply of replacement compostable bags, as well as caddies and transportation containers for users new to the program.

The Dryden Town Highway Department is located at 61 E. Main Street (Route 392). Follow the signs to the drop spot location.

For more information on food scraps recycling, visit


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