Posts Tagged ‘appeals’

This Is What Success Looks Like

Tonight we went before the Zoning Board and , well, we did it, we got the use variance!

As you can imagine, we’re all very excited. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, which now begins with working alongside the Town Planning Department to get into theĀ  specifics our new facility.

Can you tell that we’re pleased?

Yee haw.


11 2011

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

…to the Zoning Board we go! We’ve given the Town of Ithaca Zoning Board of Appeals a bunch of information to sift through so now we go before them with heads held high and fingers crossed in hopes of receiving the use variance we need on 614 South Elmira Road. Bring your posse to show support on Monday, November 21 from 7-9 pm at 215 North Tioga Street. Once we’re successful on this front, we can start having even more fun!


11 2011

Now We’re Getting Fancy

In our efforts to bolster the grease world by maintaining a level of transparency for other grassroots biofuels movements, we’ve created an Ithaca Biodiesel Cooperative Resource Guide, an excerpt from a document that we just delivered to the Town of Ithaca Zoning Board of Appeals . It contains information about relevant codes and regulations as well as some details about the biodiesel making process. Get in touch with us if you would like to see our site specific plans or have questions about any of the steps that we’re taking to get the Ithaca area driving on locally made renewable fuels. And keep watching…we’re checking things off of the list.

Thanks to Ari Moore of Shirari Industries for creating some exciting images for us.


11 2011

In The Zone

We’re getting ready to move into the next phase of planning for our new shop. That might sound like a lot of someday stuff, but we’re making it happen, people! We met with the Town of Ithaca Zoning Board of Appeals tonight. They were pretty supportive of our sustainable fuel venture given that making biodiesel doesn’t fit into any kind of standard zoning category. We need a use variance on our future home and the Zoning Board of Appeals would like to see our detailed plans. That can only mean one thing: time to engineer! Woo hoo, we’re going to design.


10 2011