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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 Proposed Local Law

Town of Caroline
Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law

Please take notice that on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., the Caroline Town Board will hold a public hearing at the Historic Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs, NY to hear any and all comments regarding the proposed Local Law: Discontinuance of Minimum Designation of a Portion of Level Green Road.  The Town Clerk has received a petition to discontinue the minimum maintenance designation of a portion of Level Green Road that begins at a point approximately 1,040 feet from Seventy Six Road and ends a point 3,168 feet north on Level Green Rd.  The remaining portion of Level Green Road is not affected by this local law. The Public Hearing will take place at 7:00 p.m. right before the regularly scheduled Agenda Meeting.  To view the proposed law please visit the town of Caroline web page; or you can stop by the Town Clerk’s office to view.

Marilou Harrington –Lawson, CMC
Caroline Town Clerk

607-539-6400 ext. 1

Public Meeting To Discuss The Future Of Ambulance Service In Caroline Beyond 2015

As you may already have read, there is a possibility that 2015 will be the last year of operation for Slaterville Volunteer Ambulance (SVA) due to a volunteer shortage.  While efforts are ongoing to try to address this issue, the Caroline Town Board is exploring alternatives should SVA be unable to continue its operations.  SVA is currently the only advanced life support provider in the Town of Caroline and between 2011 and 2013 responded to 1,117 calls (average 372/year).
While the Caroline Town Board believes that (SVA) provides a tremendously valuable service to our community, the law does not require that a town maintain ambulance service.  Should SVA be unable to maintain its operations in 2016, multiple options exist, which include:

  • Having no town supported ambulance service in Caroline
  • Contracting for service with a for-profit ambulance service outside of Caroline (e.g. Bangs)
  • Creating a town run, paid ambulance service in Caroline

Each of these comes with a cost in terms of impact on taxes, response time to a medical emergency, or both.
The Town Board is sponsoring a public meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Brooktondale Community Center to discuss this important issue and to get input from community members on potential options moving forward.  Please join us for this important discussion.



Rebecca Schneider Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources In Collaboration with Cornell Local Roads Program Dr. Schneider has developed an integrated research and outreach program focused on the sustainable, watershed-based management of water resources to buffer the impacts of climate change. Come hear what she and the Cornell team have learned about the key roles that roadside ditches play in runoff, flooding, and water quality, and what we can do about it.
Sponsored by the Caroline Watershed Committee
Thursday, March 19th 9-11 am
Brooktondale Fire Station (new fire hall) 786 Valley Road

Board Meeting Agenda for Wed Mar 11th 2015

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

Additions or Deletions from Agenda (7:20)

Highway Superintendent’s Report (7:20)

Supervisor’s Report – (7:25)

County Representative’s Report (7:30)

Department, Committee, & Liaison Reports (7:35)

Discussion and Action Topics

  • No Transfers this month
  • Approve Abstracts: Highway, General, Lighting (7:50)
  • Approve Minutes (7:55)
  • Authorize Supervisor to sign 2015 Agreement for Slaterville Ambulance Service (8:00)
  • Establish date and plan for Ambulance Services Community Discussion (8:10)
  • Update on Workers’ Compensation Agreement for Slaterville Fire District (8:15)
  • Update on website (8:25)
  • Update and discussion on Caroline Broadband (9:00)


Public Health Response Exercise – March 31st

Who: Community Members Living, Working, or Going to School in Tompkins County

What: Public Health Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise

Where: Tompkins Seneca Tioga (TST) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Campus

555 Warren Road, Ithaca

When: March 31, 2015 (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

Why: Assist the Tompkins County Health Department as we demonstrate our ability to dispense medications to those who work and live in Tompkins County during a mock public health emergency. Your involvement and feedback is vital to our success.

To sign up reply to this email or provide your name, phone number and email to one of the below contacts to participate in the POD exercise.

Judith Zwillenberg


Nina Saeli


After signing up, participants will receive an email containing a link to a website to pre-register, schedule a specific time to arrive, and fill out medical screening information. We will have paper medical screening forms on site for those unable to pre-register on-line.

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