Committee passes lease agreement with Ithaca Community Gardens

A committee of Ithaca city lawmakers has renewed the land lease for the Ithaca Community Gardens.

The City Administration Committee voted 3 to 2 to send a 20-year lease renewal for the gardeners to Common Council for final approval next month.

The agreement requires the gardeners to make an annual $3,000 commitment to a trust fund that will help offset the city’s costs for future relocation of the garden.

City councilman Chris Proulx said there is a short list of sites they are exploring.

“None of them are of the size and scope of this site, but I think there’s a desire to continue to think about where else in the city we could have gardening,” Proulx said.

Proulx said the city reserves the right to terminate the lease in the event that a suitable garden site has been found.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Cortlandville man, upset after hearing, rams cars in courthouse parking lot


David Southwick, 49, faces 16 felonies, 3 misdemeanors, after driving truck into vehicles in Cortland County courthouse parking lot Monday

in Local

Former Assembly Speaker Silver guilty at federal corruption trial

sheldon silver

Long-time State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted of all seven counts in federal corruption trial in Manhattan; Silver will lose Assembly seat

in Local

Gillibrand visits Freeville, talks small business growth


The New York senator used Incodema3D as an example of a business that needs federal capital to expand and succeed.

in Local

Feds want 300-year sentence for woman involved in kidnapping


Nicole Vaisey admitted to involvement in kidnapping of two Amish girls, sexual exploitation of six children; Vaisey, Stephen Howells to be sentenced in Dec.

in Local

30-year State Police vet becomes highest-ranking woman in force

State Police

Patricia Groeber is new first deputy superintendent of New York State Police; she becomes highest-ranking woman in 98-year history of State Police