Sidewalk Work – 400 Block

There will be sidewalk, curbing, and road work done on Spencer Road starting sometime in the next month. We heard from that some neighbors that they were not notified.

Last month, a representative from the City left letters in people’s doors about the work. Here is a scanned copy of the letter.

Here are the relevant sections:

The City has awarded the contract to EZ Paving/Sealcoat, LLC out of Fulton, NY. A precise schedule for construction has not been defined yet. but I expect work to commence between middle of May or June. The project includes sidewalk construction,resetting or installing curb, a small retaining wall, drainage improvements, and asphalt milling and paving on the above-mentioned streets.

You will not receive any additional billing for the sidewalk construction or for any work performed on your property; however, we may need your permission to do any related work on your property where it meets the sidewalk in case it required modifications to driveways, walkways. stairs or other features on your property in order to provide a transition to the new sidewalk.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times via a diversion of the existing pathway around the construction works. Vehicular access to your property will also be maintained. There might be situations where access will be limited, but the contractor will coordinate this work and changes accordingly.

Anyone with concerns should contact Eduardo Torres, Assistant Civil Engineer for the City at: etorres@cityofithaca.org.

Upcoming SRNA Meeting

Please join your neighborhood association Sunday at 10:00am at the Panera on Route 13.

We will be discussing a new round of grants from Sustainable Tompkins, so bring your ideas for improving the neighborhood. Also we will start planning for the spring cleanup and summer block party

Fall Road Clean-Up

Please join us for our fall road clean-up.

When: Saturday, October 7th starting at 10:00am
Where: Meet at traffic triangle between the 400 and 500 block of Spencer Road

Rain Date: Sunday, October 8th (at 10:00am)

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring work gloves if you have them.

Block Party Next Sunday!

The Spencer Road Neighborhood Association’s second annual Spencer Road Neighborhood Block Party will be on Sunday, August 13th! The party will go from noon to 4:00 and will be on the 400 block of Spencer Road, between the Stone Quarry Road and South Meadow Street Extension intersections, in front of Stone Quarry Apartments. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be donated by the Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share with your neighbors.

We have a lot of new events planned for this fun family-oriented party, including a fire truck visit from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, basketball and other games, and a raffle featuring items donated by local businesses (drawing at 3pm).

This should be a fun event for everyone, so please come and meet your neighbors!

Save the Date: Upcoming Block Party

Our second annual neighborhood block party will be Sunday, August 13th.  Food (burgers, veggie burgers, etc.) will be available for all to enjoy. We are planning on having music and other things to see/do.

We are slated to be holding this on the 400 block of Spencer Rd.  Look for our neighbor Claudia who will be collecting the signatures to make this happen!

There will be a planning meeting for the Block Party on Sunday, July 16th at 10am at Panera on South Meadow St. All are welcome to attend!