There have been some recent gun-related incidents on Spencer Road, including two instances of a gun found along the road, and three reports in the last few months of gunshots being fired. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported in any of these instances.
In response to concerns about the increasing frequency of gun-related activity, the Spencer Road Neighborhood Association will be holding an online neighborhood meeting on Zoom at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 6th. We have invited our neighborhood’s common council representatives, a representative from the Ithaca Police Department, and other members of the community to join the conversation to discuss our concerns and share strategies about how we can move forward as a neighborhood community, including precautions we can take to reduce these incidents and ensure the safety of our neighbors.
We hope you will join us in this conversation. Please register for the meeting. When you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the Zoom session on the 6th, either online or by phone. If you have questions about how to join, please email us at SpencerRoadIthaca@gmail.com.
Recent News Articles About Gun Activity:
All upcoming meetings of the Spencer Road Neighborhood Association have been canceled until further notice. We look forward to meeting again once the current health crisis improves.
Our neighborhood meetings are opportunities to discuss topics of interest with the rest of the community.
When we are able to resume, meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month from 10am-11:30am at the Tompkins Community Action building at 701 Spencer Road.
There will be no September meeting this month.
We will be having our Fall Road Clean Up Saturday, September 14th. We will meet at the Spencer Road/South Meadow Street Extension intersection at 10:00am. Please bring gloves if you have them. Bags will be provided. The rain date is Sunday, September 15th.
To stay informed about upcoming events, please join our email list.
Our monthly neighborhood meeting will be this Sunday, August 11, at 10 AM in the community room of Tompkins Community Action (TCA) at the Buttermilk Falls end of the street (701 Spencer Road). Please enter through the door in the rear of the building off of the parking lot (to reach the door, after you turn into TCA, take the driveway on the right to reach the parking lot at the rear).
We’ll have coffee, iced tea, and some goodies. Hope to see you then.
The Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works will hold three open houses for the draft 2020 Sidewalk Improvement District (SID) work plan.
The Spencer Road neighborhood is in sidewalk improvement district (SID) 4. Here are the meetings that include SID 4.
Monday, June 24, 2019
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Lehman Alternative Community School, Library
(SIDs 4 & 5)
Friday, June 28, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
City Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Map of the Sidewalk Improvement Districts (SIDs).
Based on these open house meetings, the Department will then develop a final proposed work plan and budget and these will be presented to the Board of Public Works. The budgets for each SID can then be translated into the Mayor’s proposed budget and Common Council will have the opportunity to review each SID work plan through their normal budget review process this fall. Projects that are not included in the 2020 work plan will be considered for 2021.
Questions about undertaking sidewalk work can be directed to the Engineering Office (607) 274-6534. The proposed 2020 Work Plan will be posted to the City’s website after the first meeting. Written comments will also be accepted through July 16, 2019 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Spencer Road Neighborhood Association will be 10:00-11:30am, Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Tompkins Community Action (701 Spencer Road). (The Door is locked, ring doorbell for entry.)
Purpose of meeting:
We want to expand and organize our association for greater effectiveness, and to develop plans to address issues with the Spencer Road/Stone Quarry intersection and the 300 block of Spencer Road.
- Brainstorming a mission statement (10 min)
- Are elections necessary? If so, what should the roles, responsibilities, and terms be? (10 min)
- Request more communication from the city, regular updates on Common Council and BPW meetings, and any items that get sent to other neighborhood organizations. (5 min)
Stone Quarry Intersection Punch List
- Fixing drainage, painting, signage (5 min)
- School buses (Where do they/should they run pickup/dropoffs?) (10 min)
- Mail delivery (Weekday delivery sees mail truck driving on sidewalk and pedestrians forced to walk on street) (20 min)
300 Block of Spencer Road
- Poor quality of road (15 min)
- Traffic calming (15 min)
- Develop dedicated turn-around on 300 block (5 min)
Planning Future Events (5 min total)
- Spring cleanup is May 4 at 10:00AM, meet on the 400 block
- The next meeting in May, date TBD, at the Tompkins County Public Library, to evaluate that as a meeting place
- Summer block party
Please join us this Sunday, Match 3, at 10am at Panera (on South Meadow St) for our monthly meeting to discuss neighborhood issues and to get to know each other. We’ll provide the coffee and a treat.
The next Spencer Road Neighborhood Association meeting is scheduled for February 3, 2019 at Panera Bread (on South Meadow St) at 10AM.
- scheduling our road clean-up for spring and fall
- other neighborhood news
- enjoying a cup of coffee with the neighbors!
All are welcome!
Our next Spencer Road Neighborhood Association Meeting will be on Sunday, December 2nd at 10:00am at the Panera on South Meadow St. Come meet your neighbors and discuss topics relevant to our neighborhood.
Hello neighbors! There will be a meeting this Sunday (Oct 7th) of the Spencer Road Neighborhood Association from 10am to 11am at Panera Bread (748 S. Meadow St). Come catch up with your neighbors and talk about what matters to you in this community.