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Welcome to Caroline, NY

Caroline is a small town with a unique character and strong sense of community. It's a town where people care about others, where community events are a big part of community life. We're located just southeast of the Town of Ithaca. The area is made up of beautiful rolling hills, farms, and several small communities. The Town of Caroline is home to more State forest land than any other town in Tompkins County.
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Public Hearing on Site Plan Review proposed law

May 6, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Caroline Town Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday May 6th, 7pm at the Historic Town Hall 2670 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs, to hear comments from the public regarding the proposed Site Plan Review local law.

The proposed local law has been revised based on the valuable input received at the February and March information sessions. You may read the revised version of the proposed site plan review law here.

Through Site Plan review, it is the intent of this local law to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Town and its residents by providing for the review and approval of Development plans to ensure that land Development occurs in harmony with surrounding uses and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, and without adversely impacting neighboring parcels, property values, public facilities, infrastructure, or the natural environment, or, as applicable, with mitigation measures in place to minimize or avoid any such adverse impacts. The Site Plan review process is intended to guide and protect the Town’s physical development and to help the Town grow in an orderly, efficient, safe, and economical manner which maintains and reflects the uniqueness of the Town and the character of the Town as a rural community and a beautiful and desirable place in which to live. It is further the intent of this local law to ensure that Development complies to the greatest extent possible with the currently adopted Town of Caroline Comprehensive Plan. It is not the intent of this local law to prohibit per se any Land Use Activities, but to ensure all new Land Use Activities subject to Site Plan review as specified in this law will meet the standards set forth in this local law.

The public is invited to provide comments to the Board regarding this proposed law. Please be prepared to make one statement not to exceed 3 minutes in length. If you have longer comments, or are unable to attend the meeting, please email your comments to or mail to: PO Box 136, Slaterville Springs, NY 14881.

Clean-up week April 28th through May 3rd 2014

April 28, 2014
6:00 amto4:00 pm
April 29, 2014
6:00 amto4:00 pm
April 30, 2014
6:00 amto4:00 pm
May 1, 2014
6:00 amto4:00 pm
May 2, 2014
6:00 amto4:00 pm
May 3, 2014
8:00 amto12:00 pm

Clean-up week for the Town of Caroline is set for April 28th through May 3rd 2014.

Items from Town of Caroline households only.

Location for drop off:
Caroline Highway Department
852 Valley Road, Brooktondale NY.
(Take Boiceville Rd. from Rt. 79, turn right onto Valley Rd., Hwy Dept. is on left)

2014 Dates and times:
Mon Apr 28th thru Fri May 2nd 6am – 4pm
Sat May 3rd 8am – 12pm

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Appliances such as stoves, freezers, refrigerators, dishwashers, hot water tanks, dehumidifiers, microwave ovens, toasters, televisions, furniture, lawn mowers, box springs, mattresses, rugs, bicycle’s, toys, drain pipes, and scrap metal.

Additionally: TVs & Computers (screens included) will be accepted but need to be separated from other items.

NOT ACCEPTED: Tires, construction materials, broken glass, hazardous materials, and household garbage.

Direct questions to Cindy Whittaker, Highway Superintendent. Telephone: (607) 539-7610


Board Meeting Agenda for Apr 09 2014

Salute to the Flag (7:00)

Privilege of the Floor: Opportunity for citizens to bring forward matters of concern

Please be prepared to make one statement not to exceed 3 minutes in length

Highway Superintendents Report (7:30)

Supervisors Report – (7:35)

County Representatives Report (7:40)

Department, Committee, & Liaison Reports (7:50)

Discussion and Action Topics


Assessment Review May 22

May 22, 2014
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

Do you think your property is assessed unfairly relative to other similar properties in the area?

The Caroline Town Board has set the Assessment Review date for Caroline property owners to be May 22nd from 3-6 PM at the Caroline Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Road.

A representative from Tompkins County Department of Assessment will be on hand to answer questions. Dan Klein will be also there.

Please bring evidence to support why you think your property is over-valued.

Len Porgorzala and Alan Karasin have been appointed by the Town Board to serve on the Assessment Review Committee.


Flood Mitigation Grant Public Hearing Apr 15

April 15, 2014
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Empire State Development will hold a public hearing and information session on Tuesday April 15, 3-4pm at the Caroline Town Hall regarding their recent $13,000 flood mitigation grant to Tompkins County to remediate a section of Six Mile Creek along the Six-Hundred Road in Caroline.

The public is invited to attend, learn and offer comments.

For additional information contact Robin Alpaugh at Empire State Development: (607) 721-8605


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