Town Hall 79 E Tioga St, Spencer NY 14883
The Town of Spencer consists of 49.56 square miles and is bordered by Chemung County to the west, Tompkins County to the north, the Town of Candor to the east, and the Town of Barton to the south. According to the 2000 Census the Town had a population of 2,979. The Town is primarily agricultural land and, like the Town of Candor, many people gravitate towards Ithaca and are employed by Cornell University. Spencer enjoys a special relationship with nearby Van Etten in Chemung County, which has been strengthened by the bond formed under the Spencer-Van Etten School system.
The Village of Spencer consists of 1.03 square miles within the Town and has a population of 731 according to the 2000 Census. NYS Routes 96 and 34 merge in the center of the Village at Tioga State Bank's headquarters. The Village hosts the Annual Spencer Picnic every year in August and Nichols Pond provides a quaint natural setting in the Village center. The new Main Street Café on Route 96 provides a little bit of Ithaca's atmosphere with great food in a turn-of-the-century restored storefront. For dessert there's nothing better than an ice cream sundae on a warm summer night at R.V.'s near the Town Hall.
TOWN MEETINGS: 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30 P.M.