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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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Cancellation of Watershed Committee meeting

The Watershed Committee meeting scheduled for Nov 17th has been cancelled.

Budget process continues Nov 19

The Caroline Town Board did not adopt the 2016 budget at the November 11th meeting.  The Budget discussion and adoption process will continue on Thursday November 19th at 7:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda for Wed Nov 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

Highway Superintendents Report (7:20)

Supervisors Report – (7:25)

Cooper Cemetery (7:30)

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

Discussion and Action Topics

· Transfers – (8:00)

· Approve Abstracts: Highway, General, Lighting (8:05)

· Approve Minutes of  Oct 6th & Oct 14th meetings (8:10)

· Discussion Paid Holiday for Part-time personnel (8:20)

· Resolution to accept CDLM Audit report (8:30)

· Adoption of 2017 Budget (8:35)

· Resolution to Authorize Supervisor to send Letter of Interest to MEGA for Community Choice Aggregation(9:00)

· Resolution to add GTCMHIC Bronze level plan to Caroline list of Health Insurance offerings (9:10)


Seeking public input: Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization was formed in 1999 to facilitate planning and funding for water protection by municipalities. In 2001 they produced the Restoration and Protection Plan for the Cayuga Lake Watershed to guide and facilitate water management initiatives. As an example, in Caroline the Intermunicipal Organization and the Restoration and Protection Plan were instrumental in implementing two successful stream stabilization projects on Sixmile Creek, Barille I and Barille II.

So it’s been 14 years and it’s time for an update to help our watershed communities effectively address the surge of large stormwater events. Your ideas and concerns are needed to inform the development of an updated Restoration and Protection Plan. Broad input and support from municipalities, citizens, and organizations like the Intermunicipal Organization and the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network will provide the foundation for an informed plan that will facilitate collaboration and funding for infrastructure initiatives. It will also provide assurance to potential funders that stormwater challenges are being properly addressed to minimize stormwater runoff and long-term costs by employing the most up-to-date stormwater management measures.

So, please complete our RPP UPDATE SURVEY
Or go to to find the current RPP and downloadable surveys
Funding for the development of the RPP comes from the NYS Department of State through the Title 11 Environmental Protection Fund.

Preliminary Budget Public Hearing Notice

Please take notice that on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., the Caroline Town Board will hold a public hearing to hear any and all comments regarding the 2016 Preliminary Town Budget. This hearing will occur immediately before the Town Board’s monthly agenda meeting at the Historic Caroline Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Rd., Slaterville Springs. Copies of the Preliminary Budget can be viewed on line at here or at the Town Clerk’s office during regular office hours: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m; Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Please note: The previously scheduled Agenda Meeting and to present the Preliminary Budget has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 5th because of Election Day Tuesday, November 3rd ).

Pursuant to section 113 of Town Law, the proposed salaries for the Town’s elected officials are as follows:

Town Supervisor: $17,859;
Town Board (4): $8658 ($2,164.50 each);
Highway Superintendent: $57,655;
Town Justice (2): $21,930 ($10,965 each);
Town Clerk: $31,850

Marilou Harrington-Lawson, CMC
Caroline Town Clerk

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