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:5/22/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Robert A. Purtell has called a meeting of the Economic Development/Planning Committee for 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 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 ESTABLISHING NEGATIVE DECLARATION IN A SEQR DETERMINATION FOR REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

3. RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LEGISLATURE AS LEAD AGENCY IN SEQR DETERMINATION FOR REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

4. RESOLUTION ADOPTING MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

5. OTHER

 

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
274

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LEGISLATURE AS LEAD AGENCY IN SEQR DETERMINATION FOR REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Kelly/PepeMove to Full Legislature
275

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NEGATIVE DECLARATION IN A SEQR DETERMINATION FOR REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Pepe/DimondMove to Full Legislature
281

RESOLUTION ADOPTING MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Kelly/PepeMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 274 of 2017

DATED: December 19, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LEGISLATURE AS LEAD AGENCY IN SEQR DETERMINATION FOR REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, agriculture in Montgomery County is a dominant driver of the local economy; and

WHEREAS, the success of local agricultural businesses is integral to the stability of Montgomery County’s employment base; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County was awarded a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets grant in order to update the over fifteen year old existing Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan; and

WHEREAS, the formulation and update of the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans is an important means of supporting agricultural businesses; and

WHEREAS, the duties of the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, established in accordance with Article 25-AA, Section 302, of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, include assessment and approval of County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board has reviewed the draft County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan and has referred the plan to the County Legislature.

WHEREAS, the County Legislature held a public hearing on the update of the plan on November 28, 2017; and

WHEREAS, there are no other involved agencies.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby declares itself lead agency in carrying out the environmental review under SEQR; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature herby authorizes and directs the County Executive, upon review and approval by the County Attorney, is hereby authorized to sign any and all documents related to this process.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (12/19/2017)



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Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution declares the intent of the County Legislature to act as Lead Agency for the adoption of the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan


II. Justification:

Adoption of Ag and Farmland Protection Plan is subject to the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

None.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 275 of 2017

DATED: December 19, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NEGATIVE DECLARATION IN A SEQR DETERMINATION FOR REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, agriculture in Montgomery County is a dominant driver of the local economy; and

WHEREAS, the success of local agricultural businesses is integral to the stability of Montgomery County’s employment base; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County was awarded a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets grant in order to update the over fifteen year old existing Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan; and

WHEREAS, the formulation and update of the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans is an important means of supporting agricultural businesses; and

WHEREAS, the duties of the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, established in accordance with Article 25-AA, Section 302, of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, include assessment and approval of County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans; and

WHEREAS, the County Legislature has designated itself as lead agency; and

WHEREAS, the County Legislature has reviewed all the pertinent information with regard to SEQR, including Part I of the Short EAF; and

WHEREAS, the County Legislature is completing Part II of the Short EAF as lead agency for the project pursuant to regulations found in 6 NYCRR, Part 617 determined that the project will not have a significant effect upon the environment.

RESOLVED, that Montgomery County Legislature determines that this project will not have a significant effect on the environment; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Determination of Significance shall be considered a Negative Declaration made pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Executive is authorized and directed to take any actions necessary to effectuate this resolution including signing the EAF.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (12/19/2017)



Attachment

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution establishes Negative Declaration in association with the adoption of the Montgomery County Agriclural and Farmland Protection Plan.


II. Justification:

A determination of SEQR is required in order to take action on said report.


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

The duties of the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, established in accordance with Article 25-AA, Section 302, of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, include assessment and approval of County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans.  There is no financial impact based on this resolution.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 281 of 2017

DATED: December 19, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION ADOPTING MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, Montgomery County was awarded a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets grant in order to update the over fifteen year old existing Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan; and

WHEREAS, the formulation and update of the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans is an important means of supporting agricultural businesses; and

WHEREAS, the duties of the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, established in accordance with Article 25-AA, Section 302, of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, include assessment and approval of County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board has reviewed the draft County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan and has referred the plan to the County Legislature.

WHEREAS, a public hearing concerning the proposed update was conducted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017,

RESOLVED, that the proposed action will not have a significant adverse environmental impact, and therefore an environmental impact statement will not be required,

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of Economic Development hereby is authorized and directed to submit said plan, and related documentation, to the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets for certification.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (12/19/2017)



Attachment

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution authorizes adoption of the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan update.


II. Justification:

Existing Ag. Plan is 15 years old and plan will support one of the largest industries in the County.


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized Pursant to Article II of the Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

The duties of the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, established in accordance with Article 25-AA, Section 302, of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, include assessment and approval of County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans. There is no financial impact.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director