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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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Update Caroline’s Comprehensive Plan – First Meeting: Wed., January 21, 7:00-8:30 PM

Your Vision, Caroline’s Future

Share Your Ideas & Help Your Planning Board

Update Caroline’s Comprehensive Plan

Join us for the first of several public conversations as we work together to identify, preserve and promote the things that matter to us as a community. Your participation is important and welcome.

First Meeting: Wed., January 21, 7:00-8:30 PM

Brooktondale Community Center

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

· Please RSVP to Planning_Board@townofcaroline.org — helpful but not required.

· For questions or notification of future Comprehensive Plan events please contact above. Previous (current) plan: http://www.townofcaroline.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/comprehensive-plan-2006.pdf

· Bad Weather Notification will be here. updates and link to the current Comprehensive Plan.

Town Board Organization meeting scheduled for Jan 2nd at 4 PM

Please see attached 12 page PDF file for the list of 40 resolutions to be considered during this meeting.

Board Meeting Agenda for Wed Dec 10th 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 (7:20)

Supervisors Report – (7:25)

County Representatives Report (7:30)

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

Discussion and Action Topics

  • Transfers – (7:50)
  • Approve Abstracts: Highway, General, Lighting (7:55)
  • Approval of Minutes for Nov. 12 (8:00)
  • Authorize Supervisor to sign Construction Agreement with JB Excavation for Buffalo Creek Stabilization (8:05)
  • Authorize Supervisor to sign annual Contracts for Workers Comp, B-dale Stream Gauge, etc.(8:15)
  • FERC Scoping of Dominion Pipeline Upgrade Resolution (8:25)
  • Recognition of 50 Year Fire Protection Service (8:45)
  • Establish date for 2014 Year-end meeting  (9:00)
  • Establish Date for 2015 Organization Meeting (9:05)

—-Adjourn—-

Call for EMS volunteers

Dear Residents of the Town of Caroline,

I urge you to read the following letter from Beth Harrington of Slaterville Volunteer Ambulance (SVA) and to share it with others in our community.  Beth’s letter addresses significant volunteer challenges that the squad is facing and how they may impact our community in the not too distant future.  The Caroline Town Council is actively working with SVA to successfully address these issues in the year ahead, but your help is essential.  It is important to note that SVA does not face these challenges alone.  In truth, volunteer shortages are being faced by Emergency Services providers, both fire and ambulance, all across America.  The Town of Caroline is unique in that we have four volunteer service providers (3 fire companies and 1 ambulance service) within our borders.  It is something of which I am immensely proud and which makes a huge difference, every day,  to all of us.  This won’t be the first communication that you will see about these challenges, but I encourage you to consider, now, what you can do to ensure that this critical service remains entwined within the fabric of our community.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

John Fracchia (FRAY-Shuh)
Councilmember
Town of Caroline

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SLATERVILLE AMBULANCE INC.

Dear Caroline Friends and Neighbors,

Slaterville Ambulance has been staffed by volunteers for 55 years, and has provided high quality emergency medical services (EMS) in our community, without billing the citizens of the Town of Caroline for such services.  As is the national trend, the number of individuals volunteering for local agencies has drastically decreased over the years.  Volunteering for emergency services, such as EMS or fire services demands a serious commitment, For the last several years, there have been only about 12 – 13 active members staffing the ambulance 24/7/365.  The largest percentage of these volunteers has also been serving their community for 10 to 50 years; it is thus obvious that this is an aging (and tiring) group of dedicated individuals.

Running an operation on such a limited number of individuals is realistically not a sustainable effort.  The ambulance organization has always been frugal in its operations, a conscious effort to recognize the limited resources of our taxpayers; further, we have never billed for services.  We also respond to emergency calls quickly, with times that rival a paid commercial service, and have provided the highest level of pre-hospital care possible.  Those traits have won us state and national awards, as well as the respect of our EMS peers and the citizens of our community.

2015 may be our last year of community EMS service if we are not able to recruit more volunteers.  We say this with great sadness, but feel that the situation is dire enough to inform our community about it.   We will continue to actively look for ways to continue providing this invaluable service, but THIS IS YOUR COMMUNITY … PLEASE, HELP US TO HELP YOU BY VOLUNTEERING.  Both ambulance drivers and EMS personnel are needed, and as stated before, this represents a serious time commitment, but without it, community-based EMS services in the Town of Caroline, as you have known them all these years – free, prompt and quality pre-hospital care – will no longer exist.

Call 607-539-6233 and leave a message – someone will call you back with more information.

Thank you for caring.

Beth Harrington, President
607-539-7193

Board Meeting Agenda for Wed Nov 12th 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 (7:20)

Supervisors Report – (7:25)

County Representatives Report (7:30)

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

Discussion and Action Topics

  • Transfers – (7:50)
  • Approve Abstracts: Highway, General, Lighting (7:55)
  • Approval of Minutes for Oct 7, and Oct 15 (8:00)
  • Resolution to Authorize Entering into Dog Control Contract with TCAC (8:05)
  • Discussion of bids received for Buffalo Creek Stabilization (8:10)
  • Adopt 2015 Town, Lighting, and Fire Protection Budgets (8:20)

—-Adjourn—-

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