In order to protect Town staff and the public who might visit
offices, the Danby Town Board has decided to close Town Hall until
All Town meetings are now taking place on the web using Zoom software.
To attend a meeting, visit the Town web site to locate information
about the date, time, and Zoom ID of the meeting.
In general your participation will be limited to watching
and listening. Some meetings have a brief Privilege of the Floor
segment, when the public may address the officials. Other than that,
you microphone will be muted.
The Court Clerk will be available on Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Thursdays from Noon until 3pm. The Clerk
can answer questions, accept payment of fines, and review
court-related paperwork during those hours.
The Court holds its regular weekly session on
Tuesday evenings. starting at 7pm.
The Town of Danby has a trial implementation of this law
As always, Town Board meeting agendae can
be viewed via links on the
Town Board page
of the web site. The
contains several links to documents scheduled to be discussed.
In addition to viewing (and, if you prefer and if you have
the paper and ink handy, printing) the information at home, you
can bring a laptop computer to the Town Hall meeting room and
"read along" using the room's wireless network. If you don't
have a laptop handy, two public access computers are available
in the room.
Town of Danby waives fees for Renewable Energy installations
During its 16-January-2012 meeting, the Danby Town Board
approved a resolution to waive the building-permit-related
fee for Renewable Energy installations. Covered projects
include solar PV (photo-voltaic), solar hot water, geothermal,
and wind turbines. The waiver is intended to encourage the
use of renewable energy sources within the Town.
Building permits fees for other residential projects remain
at either $0.25/sq.ft or $4.00/thousand dollars. The minimum
fee has been raised to $50.
A wireless "HotSpot" is now available in Town Hall.
If you have your own portable computer (laptop), you can
now connect to the Internet anywhere within reach of the hotspot
radio signal. Signup is not required, but you must accept and
abide by the
Town's Internet Access Services Policy,
which is currently in draft form.
You are responsible for configuring your equipment to
access the hotspot.
Dogs Must Be Licensed; Dog Enumeration; Fee Schedule
Attention all dog owners in the Town of Danby
Every dog over the age of four months, owned or harbored
in New York State for longer than 30 days, must be registered
and licensed in the town where they are harbored. A renewal
license must be purchased every year.
The Town of Danby is conducting a door-to-door dog
enumeration. If you have a licensed dog, you will need to
show its license (or signed renewal form) and a current rabies
certificate. Please have them available.
If any unlicensed dogs are found, you will be required to
obtain a license for each one and a $5 penalty fee will be added to
the regular licensing fee. In addition, if the dog's license has
lapsed (not renewed for more than a year), back fees will be collected.
This is required by NY State Law.
The current dog licensing fees are:
A valid Rabies Certificate is required to register your dog.
A certificate of proof of spaying or neutering is required to
qualify for the reduced fee for Spayed/Neutered dogs.
You may obtain a license for your dog(s) at the
The Town of Danby has a local law regulating and controlling the
activities of dogs. The purpose of the law is to promote the
public health, and the safety and welfare of the community,
including the protection and preservation of the property of
residents of the Town and its inhabitants, and of the peace and
good order therein by regulating and controlling activities of
the dogs within the Town of Danby and providing for enforcement
A resident shall be in violation of this law if:
Such dog is not restrained by an adequate collar and leash when
not on the property of the owner or any other person harboring or
having custody or control of the dog
Engages in habitual or continued barking, howling or whining so as
to cause a person's rest to be broken, sleep interrupted or
reasonable use or enjoyment of his home or property
Causes damage or destruction to property, or defecates, urinates,
or otherwise commits a nuisance other than on the premises of the
person owning or harboring such dog.
Residents may pick up a copy of the Dog Law at the Town Clerk's
Office during regular office hours or request a copy my mail.
Danby, NY. Our correspondent, Bea Hogben, reports from Downtown Danby:
On June 15, after attending an informative training session
describing treatments for allergies, heat exhaustion, and heat
stroke, conducted by Peter Goodman at the Danby Fire Station,
I left the station for home around 8:30pm.
Much to my amazement, I saw a black bear go "lumbering" across
NYS Rt.96B from the Hornbrook Road area, and then across the lawn
of the Danby Fire Station.
Another stunned witness to the incident, standing on all four
spindly legs, was interviewed. "There I was, minding my business
and staying out of traffic on the Fire Station lawn. I looked up,
and couldn't believe my eyes," reported the unnamed, wide-eyed deer.
"I was looking at a bear. A bear!"
I had heard there were bear in the area. Now I believe it.
For more information, contact Bea Hogben
Do You Receive the Danby News? Update Mailing List!
Every household in the Town of Danby should receive
the current issue of the Danby Area News
just before the beginning of the month.
If you don't receive the Danby Area News
regularly, or if one of your neighbors doesn't get copies,
please contact us!
We use the US Postal Service to deliver the Danby Area News.
Most copies are delivered by the Carrier Route service,
addressed to "Postal Patron."
The rest receive individually-addressed copies with
an address sticker in the name of "Danby Resident."
Unfortunately, the Carrier Routes change over time, new
residences are built, house numbering changes, and gaps appear
in the delivery list.
Extra copies are available in the Danby Town Hall.