Spring Lane: Good to Know

Directions to 103 Spring Lane

Spring Lane is a short street with no street sign. 103 Spring Lane is the only house on the unmarked street. If you are coming from downtown, turn left onto Glen Place and 103 Spring Lane will be the first house on your right set up a little on a hill. If you are coming from Cornell and Collegetown, turn right onto Dewitt Place and go to the house on the left with a thin black metal staircase going up to the 3rd story of a green house. The path to the front door is on the left side of the house. It is easier to carry luggage, etc from the Glen Place side of the house because the driveway goes right to the apt 1 porch and front door. Stewart Ave and Buffalo St are major streets in Ithaca that most people know. If you say the house is a couple blocks downhill from the intersection of Stewart and Buffalo, people will understand.

Entering the House

There is a combo lock on the front door of apt 1 and keys to each bedroom. Please make copies of your bedroom key and hide one somewhere in the house so that if you accidentally locked out of your bedroom you can still get in.


Mail for both apts 1&2 is delivered to the apt 1 porch and mailbox


Most of the beds are full size (aka double). The bed in apt 1 bedroom B is a twin. There are some clean blankets, towels and sheets in the 2nd floor hall closet that anyone can use. Please launder and fold anything you put back in that closet.


The laundry room on the first floor of the house is shared with apt 2. The two tenants in apt 2 have a key to the exterior door to the laundry room.

Directions to the shared laundry room for apt 2:

WiFi for Apt 1
The wifi router for apt 1 is in bedroom D. Please ask management for the wifi network name and password. If there is an issue with the internet, unplug the modem and router, wait a minute, and plug them back in.
If you have issues after resetting the modem, you can call Spectrum to troubleshoot further. 1-800-892-4357

Give them this account number: 760644018   (Spectrum also call it “103 SPRING LN LOW”)

Circuit blown at 103 Spring Lane? Here’s the first step in troubleshooting and repair (VIDEO also shows how to open the big garage door)

If multiple lights and/or outlets go out in your apt all at once, you probably had too many things using electric at the same time. It could be a toaster, hair dryer, coffee maker, microwave, space heater, or AC are plugged into the same circuit and some were being used and then the fridge motor kicked on. Notice what appliances were being used when the electric went off, and try to avoid having those all of those appliances on at the same time again.

  1. Look for the GFI (aka GFCI) outlets in your kitchen and bathroom. Press the GFI reset button on the outlets just in case whatever lost power (could be a ceiling light or something plugged into an outlet) is on that circuit and the GFI tripped. GFI outlet reset buttons can be hard to press with just fingers. If the reset button is popped out, try unplugging the item that is plugged into the outlet and use the metal plug to press the reset button in.
  2. If there is no GFI outlet involved, reset the circuit in the basement and reset your breaker with an orange band. Just flip that one circuit to one side, and then back to it’s original position. That’s it. Please watch the video and follow the instructions carefully.

*The main fuse boxes are in the basement, not above the washing machine in apt 1).

If you are in apt 2: Use your laundry room key to enter apt 1. Go through the kitchen toward the front door and open the door on the right before the staircase going up. That is the door to the basement. The fuse box is down there. Bring a flashlight. The first basement light is a string hanging parallel the ceiling as you go down the second staircase to the basement. Watch the video below for more instructions.

Trash and Recycling Info:

Your next trash pick up is this coming Monday night. Put your trash and recycling out on the side of Buffalo St Monday night or Tuesday morning before 4am.  Trash pickup is every week, and recycling is every other week.
There are 2 big trash cans for apt 1 and one big trash can for apt 2 on wheels outside at the house. You can tag a whole trash can if they’re under 35 lbs. or you can tag individual trash bags without being in the trash can. Roll the trash can or bring trash bags down the gravel driveway just around the fence downhill from the house (that’s actually Spring Lane) all the way to the side of Buffalo St. The trash and recycling bins need to be brought back to the house Tuesday mornings before you leave for the day. The city writes tickets for trash cans and trash left out by the street, and it can get quite expensive if you’re not in the habit of bringing the trash cans and recycling bins back to the house.
It may be helpful to create recurring events in your calendar like this:
Put recycling out (biweekly starting Mon Aug…)
Put trash out (weekly starting Mon Aug…)
Get trash cans from Buffalo St (weekly starting Tues Aug…)
Here’s a link to trash tag info. The Commons Market is the closest place for you to get trash tags and have key duplicates made. Grocery stores, etc sell the trash tags as well. You can just add them to your grocery shopping list.

Gas and Electric Meter Info:
(Apt 1 has electric and gas included so, Apt 1 does not need this info)
103 Spring Lane is how NYSEG refers to Apt 1
Electric meter number: 300 037 551 (previously 80134798)
Gas meter number: 00501759
103 Spring Lane 1/2 is what NYSEG calls Apt 2
Electric meter number:  300 037 550 (previously 55029609)
Gas meter number: 70048709
Gas meters are on the Buffalo St side of the house.
Electric meters are on the Dewitt Place side of the house.
WHEN THE BOILER IS ON SEPTEMBER – APRIL PLEASE KEEP ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS SHUT. When heat escapes it impacts the equilibrium of the whole house and also wastes limited natural resources. The heat will be set to a max of 70 degrees during the heating season.

  • The driveway downhill from Spring Lane belongs to the house. The grass and spot where some of the neighbors park farther down on the hill below the house belongs to the neighboring house.
  • You do not need a permit to park on Glen Place. If you park on Glen Place, please park as close to the side of the street as possible. Trucks and snow plows need to fit down Glen Place sometimes.
  • The two parking spaces closest to Buffalo St on Dewitt Place are reserved for 103 Spring Lane.
  • If an unknown person is parking in any Spring Lane parking spaces
    • Leave a note on their car asking them to not to park in the spaces reserved for 103 Spring Lane tenants.
    • If the don’t move the car: Call the Ithaca City Police at 607-272-9973 to have anyone that is not from your house ticketed for being in your parking space. After the ticket has been issued, you can call Finger Lakes Wrecker at 607-273-6972 or any other towing company and ask them to tow the car away. (FYI: The tow company calls the police with the license plate of the car they towed, then the person who gets towed calls the police, and the police tell the person which tow company has their car. There is no penalty or charge for the person who calls the tow company if someone else has officially been ticketed for being parked in their parking space on private property. Dewitt Place is private property).

What to do if a car is parked in your space

If the kitchen sink garbage disposal stops working:
(Applicable to Apartment 1 only)


  1. Ensure that the garbage disposal is not on and remove any debris. Bottle caps, olive pits, silverware, etc can cause the garbage disposal to shut down or even break. Please be aware of this and keep solid items out of the kitchen sink drain.
  2. Open the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Press the reset button on the garbage disposal grinder device below the sink.


A light bulb is out? Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully.

Toilet clogged? Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully. If that doesn’t fix the problem, please submit a repair request.

Visit our Resources for Renters page for more.


Need something fixed in a few days? Please follow the steps on How to make a repair request

Note: Tenants are responsible for putting new batteries in chirping smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Tenants are responsible for replacing non-working lightbulbs.

Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detector Chirping or Beeping? Here’s What to do


For a real emergency: 911

Ithaca Police Dept: (607) 272-9973

If you need something related to the house urgently call this number and include your name, address and apt #, and concern:

  • ‪Carla at 607-261-1949‬