County to discuss Indian Creek woods at Planning Board meeting 4/6/17

The Tompkins County legislature is once again turning its attention to the Indian Creek woods, the 25.5 acres of publicly-owned wetlands, woods and natural habitat that sits amid all the new developments planned for West Hill.

The county planning board will “revisit” the issue of what to do with the woods at its meeting on Thursday, April 6. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. The discussion of the woods is slated for after 4 p.m. on the current agenda.

Last summer, the county legislature voted to reject an Indian Creek Neighborhood Association (ICNA) offer to purchase the woods for preservation, and put the woods up for sale on the real estate market in July 2016. The property is assessed at $240,000; the county asking price is $275,000. The property is currently zoned as Low Density Residential.

Martha Robertson now chairs the planning board. She has voted against ICNA and for development of the land in every county vote so far.

Please join us if you can to attend the meeting and let the county know that West Hill residents will continue to protect the woods and wildlife in our midst. We’ll report what happens at the meeting to our members.

Planning, Development and Environmental Quality Committee
Thursday, April 6 at 3 p.m.
Legislative Chambers, Tompkins Building, 121 E. Court St.

Thanks for all your support!
The Indian Creek Neighborhood Association

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