Emerson Power's request, Student Inside Albany Conference Applications and the After Dinner Mint concert
In the news today is a discussion concerning the application submitted by Emerson Power to the city of Ithaca. This application requests the subdivision of city parcel #106, currently owned by Emerson Power, into 2 separate parcels of land. This request is a result of Emerson’s desire to sell half of the land to an undisclosed buyer. The piece that Emerson is wishing to sell includes land spanning from S. Aurora Street to Stone Quarry road and does not consist of the parts of parcel #106 which were contaminated by previous landowners. As a part of this process an area variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals is necessary. For those interested in this matter the meeting regarding this matter is scheduled for this Tuesday, November 5th.
In other news, the Students Inside Albany Conference is currently excepting applications from Tompkins County high school juniors and seniors. This 4-day conference is scheduled to be held from May 18th to the 21st and will include two Tompkins County student representatives who will join with other NY high school students to learn about government and citizen participation. Included in the conference is a tour of the New York State Capital and a chance to shadow an assemblyperson, as well as various lectures from guest speakers. Sponsored by the League of Women voters, the trip includes the conference cost, room and board and a stipend to be used for transportation. All applications are due Sunday December 1st.
Finally, if you are looking for something relaxing and cultural to do tonight you should head over to Ithaca College for their After Dinner Mint faculty showcase. An hour-long instrumental and vocal chamber concert, the faculty compares it to an after-dinner mint; both sweet and refreshing. The concert takes place tonight at 7pm at the Hockett Family Recital Hall located in Ithaca College.