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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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Town of Caroline Drinking Water Supply Survey

In order to help protect the availability and quality of our drinking water resources, the New York Rural Water Association (a non-profit organization) is working with the Town of Caroline’s Aquifer Protection Committee on a source water protection plan.

An initial step in the development of this plan is to collect information on the nature of groundwater supply issues here in Caroline.

Your help in our effort to protect the drinking water of Caroline would be greatly appreciated. Our hope is that you can spend a few minutes and complete the following water supply survey. Responses to this survey will be confidentially sent to the New York Rural Water Association. We hope to collect the responses to this water well survey by September 30, 2014.

A short survey is found here

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Brooktondale Rd Closed RT 79 to Banks Rd. from 8/20- 8/21

Issued By: Tompkins Co. Emergency Management

Affected Jurisdictions: Tompkins County

BROOKTONDALE RD CLOSED TO ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC between RT 79 and Banks Rd. from 6am 8/20-5pm 8/21.

Tompkins County Highway will be closing Brooktondale Rd. between Rt. 79 and Banks Rd, Town of Dryden Wednesday August 20th at 6am through Thursday August 21st 430pm for pipe replacement.

ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC from #52 on Rt 79 end to #59 on Banks Rd. end. There will be a detour on Besemer Rd.

Please contact the Tompkins County Highway Division at (607) 274-0300 with any questions or concerns.

Property Tax cap Override Local Law Sept 02

September 2, 2014
7:00 amto8:00 am

The Caroline Town Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed local law to Override the Property Tax Cap on Tuesday September 2nd at 7 PM at the Town Hall.  A copy can be obtained from the Town website or from the Town Clerk.

Board Meeting Agenda for Wed Aug 13th 2014

Salute to the Flag (7:00)

Budget discussion with Code officer and Historian

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 (7:45)

Discussion and Action Topics


Seeking two applicants for Joint Youth Commission

The Town of Caroline is seeking two applicants to fill voting positions on the Joint Youth Commission.

The Joint Youth Commission is committed to offering a wide variety of youth programs in our community to complement and balance the services offered by the school and other community organizations. This volunteer appointment requires attending a monthly meeting of all the participating municipalities and is held at the Ithaca Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Please consider volunteering your valuable time to help our youth develop into healthy, productive citizens in our community.

The Youth Commission has listed the following as its service priorities:

First Time Employment

Programs that would increase employment opportunities for youth with a focus on youth who are between the ages of 14-18 and who are first time job seekers.

Employment Training

Employment training opportunities including job readiness workshops designed for the middle school population.

Healthy Personal Development and Life Skills

Community based programs during non-school hours to encourage healthy personal development and life skills as well as promoting community involvement.

For more information on current programs visit

For additional information please contact Tim Seely at or 793-0454

If interested please complete the application found here and submit to the Caroline Town Clerk.

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