2024 Tioga Terrace Garage Sale

This year’s Tioga Terrace community garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 18th. Please note several important details below!

Here’s what you can expect on Garage Sale day:

– The “official” start time is 9am (although you can expect to see items go on sale before then).
– Police/Fire Departments will NOT be directing traffic at any locations in the Terrace
– “No Parking This Side” signs will be placed along Glann Road, Brookside Ave East, Cooper Drive, Frederick Drive, Griffin Drive, and Brookside Ave West (just as in as past years)
– Traffic on all Terrace streets will be 2-way (NOT one-way)
– Porta-potties will again be located on Highland Drive. near Overbrook Drive
– Porta-potty signs, and Exit signs to Frederick Drive, will be posted
– The TTCA will NOT be placing any ads in newspapers, etc.
– We may block off traffic on Brookside Ave. East between Frederick Dr. and Tioga Blvd.

If you’re a visiting ‘garage-saler’…welcome to our neighborhood! Thank you for driving slowly and safely, complying with all parking restrictions, and being respectful of our community.

If you’re a resident…thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to resolve many unforeseen challenges this year. We truly appreciate your cooperation and support.

For more information, please contact:

Meredith Bocek – mbocek@stny.rr.com 658-6589

Ongoing Membership Drive

NOTE: TTCA is currently conducting a neighborhood membership drive. If someone comes to your door to collect membership dues, be sure to verify that he/she has either a TTCA badge or a membership packet. We are asking for $20 this year.

*** NOTICE ***
Due to issues with Venmo TTCA currently cannot accept payments this way at this time.

Here are 2 ways you can pay direct to Tioga Terrace Civic Association:

1.) The Tioga Terrace Civic Association bank is Visions right on Rt 434, next to Jeff Kies. Even if Visions is not your bank, you may use the dropbox at the drive through to deposit to our account. First, the envelope must say Tioga Terrace Civic Association. If it’s a check, make it out to Tioga Terrace Civic Association OR TTCA. The bank will process your payment the next day.

2.) If you use Online banking with your bank, add Tioga Terrace Civic Association to your payees. Use the address of 19 Oakwood Dr Apalachin (treasurers address). Use your street address as your account number. Your bank will process a check that will be sent to the Treasurer. You do
not write a check, use an envelope, or waste a stamp.
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We will continue to accept regular donations too. You can mail or drop off your donation to:

Meredith Bocek
75 Glann Rd., Apalachin NY 13732

Please make your check out to TTCA. Also be sure to include your name and street address so we can be sure you are marked as paid.

Thanks for helping us to continue to make Tioga Terrace a great place to live!

Drivers: Please Slow Down

The speed limit in Tioga Terrace is 30 MPH. We have seen a great deal of speeding recently and complained to the Town of Owego. It is likely you will see more Sheriff’s Dept cars in the Terrace and they will ticket speeders. So please slow down and drive safely.

Let’s Keep It Clean

Please clean up after your dog. A few dog walkers in the Terrace have bagged their dog’s poop but left the bags in the street to be run over by cars. Bagging is a good first step but please dispose of your bags properly. Thank you


There are currently several vacancies on the TTCA Board. We welcome the opportunity to add new faces to our team and hope you will consider your ability to join us in our efforts for our community. The vacancies are….

Vice President – The Vice President delegates responsibilities to other board members, and acts as a substitute in the President’s absence.

Membership Chair – The Membership Chairperson would be responsible for recruiting and engaging members for the TTCA board.

Scholarship Chair – The scholarship chairperson is responsible for working in conjunction with the TTCA leadership to provide recommendation for the candidate/recipient of the annual TTCA scholarship, and notifying the awarded applicant of the Boards decision.

Parks – The Parks Chairperson will be involved in the negotiations and follow up with the Town of Owego regarding the Tioga Blvd Park improvements. In addition, occasional review of the condition of the Woodside Av Park is required.

Garage Sale – Our Garage Sale Chairperson arranges advertising and arranges teams to set up and take down garage sale traffic signs. They arrange Porta potties and answers community questions. Provides Newsletter articles before and after event.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact either Meredith Bocek, TTCA Recruiting or attend one of our meetings (second Tuesday of each month) at the Park Terrace Church for more information.

Lower Park Update

**** 02/20/2024 ***

Walking trail is now complete & ready for use. Discussions are currently underway for possible additional developments.

**** 07/31/2021 ***

The TTCA first brought the matter of renovation of the Tioga Blvd Park to Don Castellucci during his visit to our TTCA meeting on February 9 of 2016. He sent a review letter on February 24, 2016 . His note says,
“Playground/Park (behind Red Apple):
As I thought there is a boundary issue with an adjoining neighbor which is being worked out. Once this has been rectified our Parks Committee will be looking at uses for the park and a direction to be followed with budgetary priorities. At that time, TTCA will be invited to join the discussions, as the Town makes final determinations for its use. “

We have communicated by email, at our TTCA meetings, and at Town Meetings in 2018, 2019, and twice by email in 2020.
We have been assured that there was $20,000 in the 2019 budget and we asked to only get the front portion blacktopped before the end of June for summer use. At the end of September 2019, the tennis nets, basketball hoops, and portions of the fence were removed. This process damaged the blacktop to be not only unusable but also unsafe. No additional work has been done since September of 2019.
In 2020 – 2021, we’ve been told of an additional grant from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation of Owego in the amount of $7300 and an unknown amount from the State of New York. In addition we were told a resident offered a large donation if we included a pickleball court. We agreed.
The TTCA had asked for additional funds to be added to the budget for 2020 and 2021 but we do not know if that happened.
Joe Dapolito, Jennifer Bastian, Kaci Doty & I met with Don Castellucci at the Town Hall on June 8th, 2021 to discuss the park. He agreed to discuss with the Town Board .

Annual Tire and Scrap Metal Cleanup


The Town of Owego will hold its annual tire and scrap metal cleanup on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Town of Owego Shared Services Building, 2272 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY.

• Town and Village of Owego residents may bring up to 8 clean tires (max 19” in size) at no charge. Each tire after the first 8 will be accepted for an additional fee of $1.00 per tire (total maximum of 16 tires per household). Tires from commercial businesses will not be accepted.

• Tires on rim will be taken at no charge and will not be included in the 8-tire limit.

• Large tires (tractor/tractor-trailer) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

• Clean scrap metal will also be accepted at no charge.

In addition to tire collection, the town will be accepting electronic waste at no charge: Please see the attached list of allowable items that can be dropped off.

Donald Castellucci, Jr.
Town of Owego Supervisor

It’s surprising what you can accomplish when no
one is concerned about who gets the credit

-Ronald Reagan

Intact TV’s and Monitors — NO Projection Televisions
Computers (Desktop & Laptop)
Computer accessories (Mice, Keyboards, Webcams, and Microphones)
Cables & all IT accessories
Storage devices (External hard drives, solid state drives, SD cards,
Memory, card readers, etc..)
Computer power supplies
Printers (Ink, toner, & cartridges)
Gaming devices
Network devices
Computer peripherals
Circuit boards/cards

Storage arrays
Network related equipment
Power distribution units
Routers and switches
Mainframe computer equipment
Motor generator sets
Server racks

Stereo Equipment
Video players
Digital cameras
Video cameras
Game consoles
Accessories & cables
DJ equipment

Copiers & Multifunction devices
Fax machines
Video & audio equipment
Phone systems
Projectors w/DVD player capability

IV pumps
Ultrasound equipment
Anesthesia units

Cable boxes (Analog, digital, & satellite)

GPS Units
Wires & cables
Fitness trackers/smart watches
Security equipment
Receivers and transmitters
Answering machines
Cell phones/Smart phones
MP3 players

The next TTCA meeting will be held @7PM, June 11th at Park Terrace Church on Glann Rd.

Tioga Terrace is a quiet, friendly residential community consisting of more than 750 families.
“The Terrace,” as it is known, has been home to families since the late 1950s, and remains one of the premier residential communities in the Broome-Tioga County area. Offering a wide variety of quality housing, the Terrace continues to expand and develop.
For its part, the Civic Association promotes information sharing, fellowship and cooperation among Terrace residents, helping to protect the interests of property owners. For over 50 years, it has played an integral role in enhancing the quality of life for Terrace residents.
We hope you find our Web site helpful in learning more about our Association and community. Thanks for visiting.

TTCA meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August. Meetings are held at the Park Terrace Church on Glann Rd at 7:00 pm. Please join us.
Thank you for your support!

NYS Emergency Alert System Signup

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SKYWARN Spotter Class

SKYWARN Spotter Class

The Town of Owego will be hosting a SKYWARN Storm Spotter class on Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Owego Town Hall 2354 State Route 434 Apalachin, NY. The 1.5 hour class with be instructed by the Nation Weather Service. For more information and to register please visit the following link: https://www.weather.gov/SKYWARN