2013 AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD - NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30
During the month of November, landowners in Erie County can request inclusion of their lands into existing certified agricultural districts.
Landowners must fill out the request form and submit it to:
Erie County Department of Environment & Planning
Attention: Rachel Chrostowski
95 Franklin Street, 10th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
EMAIL TO: email@example.com
The 2013 open enrollment period is now closed.
The public hearing on the requests and the recommendations of the AFPB was held Thursday, January 30 at 10:00 am at the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension offices at 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. Following the hearing, the Erie County Legislature will consider the requests for inclusion, the recommendations, and the comments received during the public hearing. Once the Legislature passes a resolution on the inclusions, they will be sent to the NYS Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets for certification.
MARILLA AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 5
The 8-year review of the Marilla Agricultural District is nearly complete.
From August 1 through 31, 2013, a public comment period was held for landowners in or adjacent to the district to request modifications to the district. No requests for modification were received.
On October 10, 2013, a public hearing was held at Marilla Town Hall to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the district. No comments on the district were received, and the Erie County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board voted to recommend that the district be continued without modification for another eight years.
This recommendation was forwarded to the Erie County Legislature for their review and recommendation. The legislature passed a resolution recommending the district be continued without modification for another 8 years. DEP is now preparing to transmit this information to the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets for the commissioner's review and determination.
For more information on agricultural programs, contact Planner Rachel Chrostowski at
(716) 858-8002 or firstname.lastname@example.org