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Proposed Concept Plan for Varna-Freeville Rail Trail
Cornell’s Design Connect Group worked with the community to generate ideas for converting this section of the Lehigh-Valley railroad bed into a recreational trail. Their report can be viewed here. The Town of Dryden appreciates this important contribution by a talented cross-disciplinary team from Cornell University as we continue to consider this trail project.
Bolton Point 2015 Annual Water Quality Report
can be viewed here.
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 www.recycletompkins.org.
Drop Spot Attendant Opportunity
According to the U.S. EPA, food scraps comprise 18% of the waste stream. To divert valuable resources from the waste stream, Tompkins County has established food scraps recycling drop spots at five locations across the County. These staffed drop spots offer residents a convenient means to recycle food scraps and feature regular hours, most often one day a week.
Tompkins County is currently seeking candidates for Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot attendants to oversee and staff select food scraps recycling drop spots. This attendant will be responsible for the safe flow of vehicles and pedestrians on site. In order to ensure quality customer service, the attendant may be asked to provide outreach materials and information regarding food scraps recycling. Specific areas of accountability include productivity, safety, and smooth operation of the receiving and unloading process. Each staffed drop spot is currently open for three or four hours on weekend days.
For more information, please contact Kat McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPOSED AMENDED ZONING ORDINANCE
The Town Board of Dryden has made minor amendments to its Zoning Ordinance and introduced it as the Town of Dryden Zoning Law. The Town Board will hear comments and consider its adoption at a public hearing during the scheduled Town Board meeting on Thursday, January 15th at 7 PM for public comments. The Zoning Law with proposed changes can be found here.
A synopsis of the proposed changes can be found here.
The 2015 Adopted Budget can be found here.
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