TO:Economic Development/Planning Committee
Robert A. Purtell, Chairman, Legislator, District 9
Robert Headwell, Jr., Legislator, District 4
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
John M. Duchessi, Legislator, District 6
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Economic Development/Planning Director, Media
DATE:4/20/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Robert A. Purtell has called a meeting of the Economic Development/Planning Committee for 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, New York. Items on the agenda, at this time, are as follows:

1.  (DISCUSSION)

 A. Privilege of Committee Chair, Committee Members & Legislators to discuss items of interest, etc., regarding departments governed by this Committee

2. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN GRANT APPLICATION AND ESTABLISH PUBLIC HEARING – OFFICE OF HOMES AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL – PROPOSED VIDA BLEND, LLC PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

3. RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING - INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 2 and INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 3 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

4. OTHER

 

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
230

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN GRANT APPLICATION AND ESTABLISH PUBLIC HEARING – OFFICE OF HOMES AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL – PROPOSED VIDA BLEND, LLC PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Wilson/IsabelMove to Full Legislature
231

RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING - INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 2 and INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 3 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Kelly/DimondMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 230 of 2017

DATED: October 24, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN GRANT APPLICATION AND ESTABLISH PUBLIC HEARING – OFFICE OF HOMES AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL – PROPOSED VIDA BLEND, LLC PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Isabel

WHEREAS, Montgomery County and Vida Blend, LLC. is eligible to apply for funding for economic development purposes through the Office of Homes and Community Renewal’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program; and

WHEREAS, the Office of Community Renewal provides grants to communities that wish to sponsor economic development activities that create or retain jobs for low- and moderate-income persons. The goal of the program is to fund projects that result in high quality, full-time jobs that are well paying and provide benefits and training to low- and moderate-income persons; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County has prioritized economic development and job creation provisions which will result in a direct and positive impact to low and moderate income persons; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County has supplied a request for funding on behalf of Vida Blend, LLC., under the terms set forth in the Office of Homes and Community Renewal’s Community Development Block Grant Program.

RESOLVED, that the County Executive, following review and approval by the County Attorney, is hereby authorized and directed to sign and submit all required application and subsequent reporting materials for funding under the Office of Homes and Community Renewal’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program, and

FURTHER RESOLVED, program requirements include the provision to hold a public hearing, and the Montgomery County Legislature hereby approves scheduling of a Public Hearing for November 28, 2017 at 6:50 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, NY 1206; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Clerk of the Montgomery County Legislature is hereby directed to cause legal notice of said public hearing to be published according to local law.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (10/24/2017)



Attachment

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution authorizes County Executive to sign CDBG application for the proposed Vida Blend, LLC. project in the Town of Florida and also schedules a public hearing on said application.


II. Justification:

Public Hearing related to said grant is necessary before application is submitted.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Charter the Montgomery County Executive is authorized to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

None.  Any grant revenues recieved will offset appropriations.  This is a pass through grant.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 231 of 2017

DATED: October 24, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING - INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 2 and INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 3 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law established a mechanism on an annual basis for parcels of land comprised of predominately viable agricultural land to be included within the state’s agricultural Districts, and

WHEREAS, Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law sets forth the requirement that the Legislative Body in every county in New York State with existing Agricultural Districts must designate an annual 30-day period during which landowners may apply for inclusion of their agriculturally viable land in the Agricultural Districts, and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County Legislative Resolution No. 135 of 2004 established an annual thirty-day period extending from September 1 to September 30 during which landowners may submit such requests to the Legislature to include their properties in the Agricultural Districts, and

WHEREAS, during the one-month period extending from September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2017, the Montgomery County Farmland Protection Board received two such applications on behalf of the Legislature, and

WHEREAS, the report and recommendations of the Agricultural Farmland Protection Board are on file with the Clerk of the Montgomery County Legislature, and

WHEREAS, New York State Agriculture and Markets law Section 303-b requires the County Legislature, to hold a public hearing on the proposed inclusions; and

WHEREAS, the intent of the proposed inclusions is through the request of a landowner to include their 27.1 acre parcel of land within the boundaries of Agricultural District No. 3, and a request for a landowner to include their 118 acre parcel of land within the boundaries of Agricultural District No. 2; and 

RESOLVED, the County Legislature hereby schedules a public hearing on the district inclusions for November 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm in the Legislature Chambers. 64 Broadway, Fonda, NY 12068; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Clerk of the County Legislature hereby is directed to cause legal notice of said Public Hearing to be published according to law.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (10/24/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING - INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 2 and INCLUSION OF A PARCEL INTO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 3


II. Justification:

There has been a request from  a landowner to include their 27.1 acre parcel of land within the boundaries of Agricultural District No. 3, and a request from a landowner to include their 118 acre parcel of land within the boundaries of Agricultural District No. 2


III. Legislative Impact:

Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law established a mechanism on an annual basis for parcels of land comprised of predominately viable agricultural land to be included within the state’s agricultural Districts and Montgomery County Legislative Resolution No. 135 of 2004 established an annual thirty-day period extending from September 1 to September 30 during which landowners may submit such requests to the Legislature to include their properties in the Agricultural Districts.


IV. Financial Impact:

Could result in an agricultural tax exemption for both properties if they if they produce over the threshold established by Ag & Markets which is $10k annually.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer