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Upcoming Meetings
Rec/Youth Commission: 10/22
Conservation Board: 10/28
Agriculture Committee: 11/12
Planning Board: 10/23
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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2015 Budget Update

Check out our preliminary 2015 budget  information here. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM.  Over the next few days, I’ll try to explain parts of the budget. Please email me if you have questions.

At our last town board meeting, we agreed to cut items from the budget including trail planning, youth services, community grants, huge cuts to the highway department request and more, totaling $256,000. None of us is happy about the cuts but we brought total appropriations to $5,211,400  ($37,354 less than the 2014 budget) continuing the trend that has brought appropriations down more than $1,000,000 since 2010.

Non-tax revenue has increased more than $500,000 since 2010 – so we’re closing the gap. Our reliance on surplus funds is decreasing. In 2010, we budgeted to use more than $2,000,000 from fund balance. This year, to avoid a spike in the tax rate, we will budget to use $675,000 of fund balance.

~Mary Ann Sumner, Town Supervisor

Next Town Board Meeting


11/6/14 @ 6:30 PM:  Budget Hearing

11/13/14 @ 7:00 PM: Abstract & Agenda Meeting

11/20/14 @ 7:00 PM: Business Meeting




NYS DEC will be releasing left over DMPs on Saturday November 1st.  The Town Clerk’s Office (93 East Main Street) will be open from 9AM to noon.

Areas currently available: 1C, 3M, 3R, 3S, 7F, 7H, 7J, 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R, 9A, 9F,9G

First Come, First Serve although they won’t close an area before the end of the day.


The Town of Dryden has adopted a new fee schedule for building projects. Feel free to contact the Planning Department (844-8888 extension 2) with questions or concerns.

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

The 2014-2015 Winter 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!


In a 5-2 decision New York State Court of Appeals affirmed Dryden’s right to ban fracking through land use regulations.

To read the Court’s decisions, click here.



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