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Ongoing Farmington Projects

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                                                Committees Report

FROM:          Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                       Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:            November 10, 2020

RE:  Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                       Meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period October 27, 2020 through November 9, 2020:

Town Board Resolutions (6)

  1. Resolution to recall and amend portions of Town Board Resolutions No. 176-2013; and establishing the Hickory Rise Conservation District Lands; the Hickory Rise Nature Trail Sections; and the Town’s responsibilities for on-going Trail and Gateway Landscaping maintenance.

  1. Resolution establishing a two-year surety, in the total amount of $ 9,192.00, for the dedication of the Off-site Sanitary Sewer Improvements in Phase 1 Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project.

  1. Resolution establishing a two-year surety, in the total amount of $ 131,708.25, for the dedication of certain partial site improvements located within Phase 1A &B Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project.

  1. Resolution accepting a draft Local Law to amend Chapter 122, Sewer Rents and Charges, Section 122-8, Sewer Connection Fee, of the Farmington Town Code; determining said Action to be a Type II Action under the State’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Regulations; scheduling a public hearing thereon; and directing the publishing and posting of a legal notice thereof.

  1. Resolution accepting the successful completion of probationary period for John Weidenborner, Town Zoning Officer, effective September 8, 2020.

  1. Resolution granting consent of the Town Board to accept dedication of Osburn Lane, Eddy Gate and part of Savalla Boulevard, in the Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   On Monday, October 12th, site drainage work began in the southern half of the site.  On October 16th work on the sanitary sewer service began and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, November 27th.  On Monday, October 19th earth work commenced for bringing the ball fields located in the west half of the site up to finished grade.    On Monday, October 26, 2020 the contractor started seeding the ball fields located on the eastern half of the site.   On Wednesday, October 28th the contractor begins the building foundation and pad work for the park maintenance building and restrooms.  On Friday, October 30th, the contractor is scheduled to begin building construction of the park maintenance building and public restrooms.   Then the rains came and all site work came to a stop. Waiting for the land to dry out.

Work has again commenced on the site improvements, including the masonry walls for the combined maintenance building/public restrooms and the foundation is being poured for the new park pavilion.

The two (2) on-site parking lots are taking shape with stone bases being targeted for installation this fall and then in the Spring of 2021, curbing and black topping of these lots.  The berms around the north ball field have been installed and both the ball field and berms are scheduled to be seeded in the coming weeks.

The south ball field (soccer/lacrosse) has been cut, top soil filled and made ready for seeding this fall.  The berms around this field have also been constructed and are awaiting topsoil and seeding.  Additional cut and fill is ongoing in the area between the south ball field and the proposed basketball/tennis courts, pavilion and playgrounds.  Next up will be the installation of drainage structures for all fields.

While the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone wandering onto the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.    

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 closed the public hearing on the Preliminary Site Plan Application and acted to approve with conditions.   In addition, on Thursday, November 5, 2020 the Development Office distributed a draft Decommissioning Plan to the Planning Board to begin their review of said document.  A copy of this Plan was posted on the Town’s website.

The next steps in the process involves the signing of the Preliminary Subdivision Plat Maps and then submission of Final Plat Maps for the Planning Board’s approval.  The Preliminary Site Plan Maps are to be amended and submitted for Town signatures.  Then Final Site Plan Maps are to be submitted for the Planning Board’s approval.  In addition, the Planning Board is to take action upon the draft Decommissioning Plan and then forward it onto the Town Board for their review and acceptance.  Along with acceptance of the Decommissioning Plan will be acceptance of a form of surety for the installation of the solar equipment and related site development.  Once the subdivision plat maps have been filed with the Ontario County Clerk’s Office and an acceptable form of surety filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – The third floor framing is now complete and the builders are starting to wrap (enclose) the building’s walls, a pre-requisite to siding the structure.  The windows are now being installed along with the concrete curbing and sidewalks.  All site paving will be put on hold until next spring when the parking lots, drive aisles and sidewalks will be installed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site along State Route 96, has notified the Town, through their Engineering Firm, Costich Engineers, that they will no longer be pursuing rezoning of their lands to IZ Incentive Zoning.  Citing their lack of interest from any potential clients they have decided to not move forward. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building, with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements, on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, street lights and landscaping along a remaining portion of the New York State Route 96 frontage.  Completion of this site work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    The Town Board, at their meeting on October 27th, awarded a contract for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection.  It is anticipated that work on this water line project may be able to commence the week of November 23rd.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, the applicant awaits learning what projects are to be funded by the State of New York.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has commenced the final closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line, between Spartan Drive and Birchwood Drive, has been completed.  With the completion of this section, the Town Water & Sewer Department has completed the installation of an additional 1,000 lineal feet of water line along the south side of the highway, extending between Stable Gate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.   The water line has been pressure tested, chlorinated and now awaits acceptance by the State Health Department before opening for service.

Phase 2, of this Capital Improvement Project, also involves the reconstruction of the road section starting at Estate Drive and extending east to the intersection with Ackerman Way.   This work is complete and includes the boxing-out of the travel lanes, installation of road construction paper and weep pipe (drainage), installation of storm drainage improvements  and sealing of the widened road section with a black top binder course before the blacktop plants close for winter.  Then next spring, curbing and sidewalks will be installed along this phase of the project.  Also anticipated this fall, weather depending, is continuation of the boxing-out of the travel lanes and sealing with black top binder course between Ackerman Way and Saddle Horn.

The third phase of highway improvements for this project, tentatively scheduled for next year,  includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   The final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332 is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks and a five foot-wide designated bike lane the entire length of the project.

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch  

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller; and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operations of nearby air navigation facilities.  The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12. 

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials met on September 30, 2020 with property owners whose land is adjacent to the new water tower site seeking a temporary easement upon their land during the construction of the new water tower.   The Town of Canandaigua has also received an easement from a property owner, involving land in another area of the Town thereby enabling the water line alignment, along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road, across their property.  A freshwater wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed. 

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will also be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town of Farmington continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no site work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and one (1) two-unit structure under construction in Phase 1. 

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S & 6 N.   All lots located within these two sections have been sold.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of this past weekend there remains one (1) lot in this section.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  Basements are being dug and walls are being poured for structures.  There are a total of eight (8) homes under construction within Section 7S.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both of these sections.   The Town Board has accepted two letter of credits for the construction of stormwater facilities and erosion control measures and has directed these sureties be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing the street connection between the current stub in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has started earth work at this time to enable stabilization of the site before winter.  Portions of the remaining site work to be completed over the winter months will include the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base and concrete sidewalks, along with completing the stone dust pedestrian trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, October 9th, there remains one building (a total of two townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.   There are now three (3) buildings under construction within this Section 2 portion of the site.  Street lights are being installed this week along a portion of Redfield Drive.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of    the site. Victor Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around    the new storm water detention pond. 

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners). 

The traffic signal cabinet located at the southeast corner of the intersection has been raised to grade.  A retaining wall has been installed by the contractor around the traffic signal cabinet.  The project’s electrical contractor has now received the signal parts for the left turn arrows.  The pedestrian crossing signals have been installed across State Route 332 and County Road 41.  The State Department of Transportation intends to connect the left turn arrows this week.  Once this connection has been made then the orange traffic barrels will be removed from the right turn lanes along State Route 332 and County Road 41.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas now complete.  

Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located         along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of          the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model    home/sales office has been issued.

Elsewhere on the site, overall mass grading operations have been completed with minor grading operations on-going as utilities are being installed.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.

The installation of concrete road gutters has been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all Town Highways).  In addition the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is being boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters being installed and binder asphalt installed.

The formal dedication process for all site improvements has begun and is tentatively scheduled    for Town Board acceptance at their November 10th meeting.   Following dedication and          acceptance by the Town Highway Superintendent, these highways will be open to the public.  A              temporary No Outlet Sign will be posted at the Savalla Boulevard/County Road 41 intersection          to inform the public.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last                              week and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move         forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of August 24th all of the remaining lots in Section 4 have been sold.    

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  For over the past year, the owner, his building contractor and engineer have been considering an alternative route for connecting the sanitary sewer lateral from the new hotel that is to be constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.   

Work on installing this sewer lateral has begun which includes open cutting a portion of the west bound travel lane pavement in State Route 96, making the connection to the Town’s sewer main and then installing black topping material before the asphalt plants close for the winter.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project which has expired will be renewed.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The first of several chapter amendments has been introduced to the Town Board.  This is for amending Chapter 153 of the Town Code which addresses Parking on State, County and Town highways.  A public hearing on this amendment will be scheduled for later this year.  In the meantime, other amendments will be introduced to the Town Board next month for their review and scheduling of public hearings.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, begins a six-month moratorium on solar farms.    

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at this month’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is complete.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is on or before the end of September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization.  An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion has been conducted. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station and has been completed.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Commissioning the electric service lines for the National Fuel Gas project is complete.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  At the September PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting has been held with representatives in attendance from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine.  It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.   A referral upon this preliminary site plan application is to be acted upon by the County Planning Board, at their September 9, 2020 meeting.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions.  The applicant is now make amendments to the Preliminary Site Plan and will be submitting those changes for Town review and acceptance.  Once accepted, a final site plan application will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues.  The owner has been granted a variances for an amended commercial speech sign to replace the former commercial speech sign, as well as making street scape improvements that are now scheduled for next spring.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 received the revised application and completed a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.    The Town Board, in turn, introduced this rezoning request at its’ October 26th meeting.  A local law to amend the Town’s Official Zoning Map was sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the New York State General Municipal Law at their November 12th meeting.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will include the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site, the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to the planned improvements in Phase 2, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving on-site parking/display areas for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

The applicant and his engineer will be coming to the November 6th Project Review Committee Meeting to present detail phasing of the remaining work to be completed for this project.  The Planning Board will then meet on November 18th to consider the proposed amendments to the project’s site design.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is scheduled to meet virtually and in-perons on Tuesday, November 17th to review the Future Land Use Plan Map and the final drafts of Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Comprehensive Plan Update.   No decisions have been made as to how the public information meeting on this update is going to occur, or when it will be held.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction continues on the enclosure of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction also continues on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting next Wednesday, November 4th, received a revised plan for Phase 1 of their project.  Phase 1 will include

a total of 16,000 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed upon four (4) new sites which are to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  The four sites have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast food restaurant with a drive-through window, a single tunnel car wash and a two (2) tenant commercial building.

Also as part of this Phase 1 will be a new intersection with State Route 96 which will eventually connect with Mercier Boulevard to the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   A Traffic Impact Study is being prepared for this re-designed site, which is expected to be available for next Wednesday night’s Planning Board Meeting.  If it is available, then the Planning Board, as the designated lead agency, will coordinate this design change with the other involved agencies under the State Environmental Quality Review Regulations.

On Thursday, October 29th the developer began clearing the site’s under growth and meeting with Town Staff to determine what mature trees will remain as part of the site’s overall development plan.     

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their November 6th Project Review Committee Meeting received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 466,000 square feet and related site improvements.  Survey crews have completed gathering important information for mapping purposes.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in December.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  At the November 6th Project Review Committee Meeting, the Town received an amended sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 226 for sale townhouse units are being proposed in two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants working on this transportation corridor study have schedule the next meeting with the Study’s Steering Committee for Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020.  The Corridor Study Steering Committee will be meeting by video conference to discuss the next phase of the study document and provide any recommended changes.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board has received an application for Preliminary Site Plan Approval for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing be held on this application at their December 2nd meeting.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, will be coming to the Planning Board next month for an amendment to their site plan.  The amendment involves the construction of three (3) cold storage mini-warehouse structures.

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting to their public sewer system.  Revised site plan drawings are anticipated later this month, hopefully in time to meet the deadline for submission to the County Planning Board for their December 9th meeting.

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                                                Committees Report

FROM:          Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                       Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:            October 27, 2020

RE:  Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                       Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period October 11, 2020 through October 26, 2020:

Town Board Resolutions (2)

  1. Resolution to recall and amend portions of Town Board Resolutions No. 178-2004, 228-2007, 252-2007, 262-2010, 297-2010, 308-2010 and 273-2018 by adopting a new resolution providing regulations for accessory structures to be placed upon “patio lots” located within the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning District; and directing the submission of a draft local law to the Ontario County Planning Board for review under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.

  1. Resolution accepting the Town Planning Board’s Report and Recommendation for rezoning of approximately 85 acres of land located along the west side of NYS Route 332, opposite Farmbrook Drive, zoned GB General Business, R-1-15 Residential, RMF Residential Multi-Family and NB Neighborhood Business to IZ Incentive Zoning; and authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to submit the necessary documentation to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review, report and recommendation to the Town Board.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   On Monday, October 12th, site drainage work began in the southern half of the site.  On October 16th work on the sanitary sewer service began and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, November 27th.  On Monday, October 19th earth work commenced for bringing the ball fields located in the west half of the site up to finished grade.    On Monday, October 26, 2020 the contractor started seeding the ball fields located on the eastern half of the site.   On Wednesday, October 28th the contractor begins the building foundation and pad work for the park maintenance building and restrooms.  On Friday, October 30th, the contractor is scheduled to begin building construction of the park maintenance building and public restrooms.    

The two (2) on-site parking lots are taking shape with stone bases being targeted for installation this fall and then in the Spring of 2021, curbing and black topping of these lots.  The berms around the north ball field have been installed and both the ball field and berms are scheduled to be seeded in the coming weeks.

The south ball field (soccer/lacrosse) has been cut, top soil filled and made ready for seeding this fall.  The berms around this field have also been constructed and are awaiting topsoil and seeding.  Additional cut and fill is ongoing in the area between the south ball field and the proposed basketball/tennis courts, pavilion and playgrounds.  Next up will be the installation of drainage structures for all fields.

While the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone wandering onto the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.    

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 received amended Preliminary Site Plans along with a report from Schultz Associates identifying the changes that have been made to these drawings.  This information has been posted on the town’s website and will be discussed at the Planning Board’s continued public hearing at their meeting on November 4, 2020.

The granting of the Special Use Permit still requires the Planning Board to accept the applicant’s Decommissioning Plan, a Site Analysis Plan (SAP) and other conditions that have now been shown on the Preliminary Site Plan drawings. Following Planning Board acceptance of all conditions, then the applicant may submit applications for Final Subdivision Plat Approval and Final Site Plan Approval.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The third floor framing is now complete and the builders are starting to wrap (enclose) the building’s walls, a pre-requisite to siding the structure. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has not provided any additional information to the Town regarding proposed amenities to be provided as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.   No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building, with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements, on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, street lights and landscaping along a remaining portion of the New York State Route 96 frontage.  Completion of this site work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    It is anticipated that a report and recommendation, to be submitted by the Town’s Engineering firm, on the lowest responsible bidder, will be acted upon by the Town Board, at their meeting on October 27th.  At that meeting, it is anticipated that an award of contract for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the intersection will be made.   Following an award that evening, it is anticipated that work on this water line project may be able to commence the week of November 9th.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, the applicant awaits learning what projects are to be funded by the State of New York.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has commenced the final closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line, between Spartan Drive and Birchwood Drive, has been completed.  With the completion of this section, the Town Water & Sewer Department continues the installation of an additional 1,000 lineal feet of water line along the south side of the highway, extending between Stable Gate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.   

Phase 2, of this Capital Improvement Project, also involves the reconstruction of the road section starting at Estate Drive and extending east to the intersection with Ackerman Way.   This work is almost complete and includes the boxing-out of the travel lanes, installation of road construction paper and weep pipe (drainage), installation of gravel material and sealing with a black top binder course before the blacktop plants close for winter.  Then next spring, curbing and sidewalks will be installed along this phase of the project.  Also anticipated this fall, weather depending, is continuation of the boxing-out of the travel lanes and sealing with black top binder course between Ackerman Way and Saddle Horn.

The third phase of highway improvements for this project, tentatively scheduled for next year,  includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   The final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332 is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks and a five foot-wide designated bike lane the entire length of the project.

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch  

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller; and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operations of nearby air navigation facilities.  The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12. 

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials met on September 30, 2020 with property owners whose land is adjacent to the new water tower site seeking a temporary easement upon their land during the construction of the new water tower.   The Town of Canandaigua has also received an easement from a property owner, involving land in another area of the Town thereby enabling the water line alignment, along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road, across their property.  A freshwater wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed. 

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will also be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town of Farmington continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no site work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and one (1) two-unit structure under construction in Phase 1. 

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S & 6 N.   All lots located within these two sections have been sold.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of this past weekend there remains one (1) lot in this section.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  Basements are being dug and walls are being poured for structures.  There are a total of eight (8) homes under construction within Section 7S.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both of these sections.   The Town Board has accepted two letter of credits for the construction of stormwater facilities and erosion control measures and has directed these sureties be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing the street connection between the current stub in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has started earth work at this time to enable stabilization of the site before winter.  Portions of the remaining site work to be completed over the winter months will include the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base and concrete sidewalks, along with completing the stone dust pedestrian trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, October 9th, there remains one building (a total of two townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has been granted an extension of time, by the Town Board to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board granted an extension for completing the installation of sidewalks until October 31, 2020.   As of last Friday, September 18, 2020 there has been approximately 1,000 lineal feet of concrete sidewalk has been installed along the east side of Commercial Drive commencing at State Route 96.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of    the site. Victor Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around    the new storm water detention pond.  The Town has allowed the builder to start construction in           this section and the first basement for a two-unit townhouse has been dug.

Sidewalks will continue to be installed along the east side of Redfield Drive, between         Commercial Drive and the sidewalk in Phase 1.  In addition, sidewalks will be installed between      Redfield Drive and the intersection of Gannett and Willis Roads, located in the adjacent Sunny         Acres Subdivision Tract. RG&E’s site work in Phase 2 is now complete.  The forms for the     sidewalks along the east side of Redfield Drive are being installed and street lights will soon be       installed in Phase 2.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners). 

The traffic signal cabinet located at the southeast corner of the intersection is being raised to grade.  A retaining wall is being installed by the contractor and should be complete later this week.  The project’s electrical contractor reports experiencing delays in receiving signal parts for the left turn arrows and is working on trying to get these parts as soon as possible.  The pedestrian crossing signals have been installed across State Route 332 and County Road 41.  No anticipated date has been scheduled for the completion of these intersection improvements.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas now complete.  

Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located         along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of          the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model    home/sales office has been issued.

Elsewhere on the site, overall mass grading operations have been completed with minor grading operations on-going as utilities are being installed.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single family portion).  Testing of these facilities is being scheduled with the Town.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.

The installation of concrete road gutters has been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all Town Highways).  In addition the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is being boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters being installed and binder asphalt to be installed by the end of October.

The formal dedication process for all site improvements has begun and is tentatively scheduled    for Town Board acceptance at their November 10th meeting.   Following dedication and          acceptance by the Town Highway Superintendent, these highways will be open to the public.  A              temporary No Outlet Sign will be posted at the Savalla Boulevard/County Road 41 intersection          to inform the public.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last                              week and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move         forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of August 24th all of the remaining lots in Section 4 have been sold.  The developer has completed work on the hiking trail and a future dedication to the Town is anticipated at the November 10th Town Board meeting. 

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  For over the past year, the owner and his contractor and engineer have been considering an alternative route for connecting the sanitary sewer lateral from the new hotel that is to be constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  At the October 4th Project Review Committee meeting the owner informed the Town that a decision has now been made to abandon the alternate alignment.  Instead, the developer will be installing the sewer lateral in accordance with the originally approved site plan drawings. 

Work on this sewer lateral installation is scheduled to commence this week which will include open cutting a portion of the pavement in State Route 96, making the connection to the Town’s sewer main and then installing black topping material before the asphalt plants close for the winter.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project which has expired will be renewed.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The first of several chapter amendments has been introduced to the Town Board.  This is for amending Chapter 153 of the Town Code which addresses Parking on State, County and Town highways.  A public hearing on this amendment will be scheduled for later this year.  In the meantime, other amendments will be introduced to the Town Board next month for their review and scheduling of public hearings.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, begins a six-month moratorium on solar farms.    

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at this month’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is complete.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is on or before the end of September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization.  An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion has been conducted. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station and has been completed.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Commissioning the electric service lines for the National Fuel Gas project is complete.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  At the September PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting has been held with representatives in attendance from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine.  It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.   A referral upon this preliminary site plan application is to be acted upon by the County Planning Board, at their September 9, 2020 meeting.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions.  The applicant is now make amendments to the Preliminary Site Plan and will be submitting those changes for Town review and acceptance.  Once accepted, a final site plan application will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues.  The owner has been granted a variances for an amended commercial speech sign to replace the former commercial speech sign, as well as making street scape improvements that are now scheduled for next spring.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 received the revised application and completed a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.    The Town Board, in turn, is expected to introduce this rezoning request at its’ October 26th meeting.  A local law to amend the Town’s Official Zoning Map will be sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the New York State General Municipal Law at their November 12th meeting.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will include the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site, the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to the planned improvements in Phase 2, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving on-site parking/display areas for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

The applicant and his engineer will be coming to the November 6th Project Review Committee Meeting to present detail phasing of the remaining work to be completed for this project.  The Planning Board will then meet on November 18th to consider the proposed amendments to the project’s site design.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met on Tuesday, October 20th to review the eighteen (18) maps which are part of the Comprehensive Plan Update.  In addition, the Committee received additional narrative on agricultural operations and maintaining abandoned cemeteries in town.  The next Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17th, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Farmington Town Hall.  This will be a virtual meeting as well as in person attendance.  The goal for this meeting is to reach consensus on a draft plan document to present to the public.   No decisions have been made as to how the public information meeting on this update is going to occur, or when it will be held.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction continues on the enclosure of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction also continues on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting next Wednesday, November 4th, will be receiving a revised plan for Phase 1 of their project.  Phase 1 will include

a total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed upon four (4) new sites which are to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  Also as part of this Phase 1 will be a new intersection with State Route 96 which will eventually connect with Mercier Boulevard to the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   A referral has been submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ action at their September 9, 2020 meeting.  However, now that plans are changing, a re-submission to the County Board will be required.

On Thursday, October 29th the developer will begin clearing the site’s under growth and meeting with Town Staff to determine what mature trees will remain as part of the site’s overall development plan.

    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their October Project Review Committee Meeting received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  Survey crews have completed gathering important information for mapping purposes.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in November.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 16th received a sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 216 for sale townhouse units are being proposed in two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants working on this transportation corridor study have sent an existing conditions report to the Steering Committee for its’ review and input.  Town staff have completed their review of this draft material and have provided comments.   The Corridor Study Steering Committee will be meeting by video conference on November 17th to discuss the document and provide any recommended changes.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                                                Committees Report

FROM:          Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                       Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:            October 13, 2020

RE:  Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                       Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period September 23, 2020 through October 10, 2020:

Town Board Resolutions (3)

  1. Resolution authorizing final release of funds (Release #2) from the Letter of Credit for off-site improvements, a part of Phase 1 of the Hathaway Corners Project, in the total amount of $30,598.26.
  2. Confirming Resolution allowing contractors to work on October 12th, Columbus Day and November 11th, Veterans Day
  3. Resolution creating a third Code Enforcement Officer position.

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   This highway intersection project was opened to traffic last week.  Final clean-up and landscaping work continues at the site. 

State Route 96 Highway Project Detour Update

  1. The detour for the State Route 96/Lynaugh Road intersection project, located within the Towns of Victor and Farmington, has now been in effect for the past eleven (11) weeks.  This intersection project is closed to allow for the construction of a round-a-bout designed intersection.  Recent photos taken of this round-a-bout project shows that it is almost complete.  The tentative date for the opening of this highway improvement project is this Friday, October 16th.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

There continues to be a flurry of activity going on at this park site that involves the construction of three (3) ball fields, foundations for the park maintenance building and public restrooms, water and sewer line connections, shaping of earth berms, just to name a few.  Last week, work on the foundation for the park maintenance building and public restrooms came to a sudden stop when we learned of a delay in the procurement of the concrete block material, attributed to high demand and backed up suppliers.  It is hoped that this will only be a three-week delay before we are able to complete the foundation work, poor the concrete slab and start putting up the building’s wall to enclose it before winter.

The two (2) on-site parking lots are taking shape with stone bases being targeted for installation this fall and then in the Spring of 2021, curbing and black topping of these lots.  The north field (soccer/lacrosse) has been cut and filled with topsoil.  The berms around this field have been installed and both the field and berms are scheduled to be seeded in the coming weeks. The baseball field is ¾ constructed with the cut complete and topsoil installed.  There is an additional 30- foot-wide area located along the south side of this field that will not be complete until next spring to permit utility connections to the park maintenance building and public restrooms, including connecting electricity.

The south field (soccer/lacrosse) has been cut, top soil filled and made ready for seeding this fall.  The berms around this field have also been constructed and are awaiting topsoil and seeding.  Additional cut and fill is ongoing in the area between the south ball field and the proposed basketball/tennis courts, pavilion and playgrounds.  Next up will be the installation of drainage structures for all fields.

Let’s all hope fall continues for a few months longer!

Once again, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay       away     from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies   add        this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone               wandering onto the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday               through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.    

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 took action to approve with conditions the application for a Special Use Permit.  In addition, the Planning Board agreed to continue its’ public hearing upon the Preliminary Site Plan to their meeting on November 4, 2020. The extension was deemed necessary to allow time for the applicant and their engineers to prepare revised site plan drawings and to provide responses to the request for information received at the public hearing.

The granting of the Special Use Permit still requires the Planning Board to accept the applicant’s Decommissioning Plan, a Site Analysis Plan (SAP) and other conditions to be shown on the Preliminary Site Plan drawings. Following Planning Board acceptance of all conditions, then the applicant may submit applications for Final Subdivision Plat Approval and Final Site Plan Approval.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The third floor framing is now complete and the builders are starting to wrap (enclose) the building’s walls, a pre-requisite to siding the structure. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Lyons National Bank.    A Certificate of Occupancy has now been issued for this branch bank to open to the public.  This project is an excellent example of site restoration and construction using the Town’s adopted Site Development Regulations for the New York State Route 332 Corridor.  Thank you, Lyons National Bank for preserving a portion of the Town’s past, for protecting the site’s present features and for promoting the future standards for development along this major highway corridor.  A project well done!       

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed-use office building. 

A total of 37,500 square feet of proposed buildings are involved with the latest proposal.  Included as part of the proposed site improvements are: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, which is planned to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks along Mertensia Road and State Route 96, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage, the Main Street Scape Design components; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

The Town Board is waiting upon the developer’s response to these proposed site amenities.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building, with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements, on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  Completion of this site work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    Form bid documents for this project were opened on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Following the bid openings the Town Engineering Firm, MRB Group, D.P.C. began reviewing the bid documents for completeness and for comparing experience on similar projects.  It is anticipated that a report and recommendation on the lowest responsible bidder will be acted upon by the Town Board, at their meeting on October 27th.  At that meeting, it is anticipated that an award of contract for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the intersection will be made.   Following an award that evening, it is anticipated that work on this water line project may be able to commence the week of November 9th.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, the applicant awaits learning what projects are to be funded by the State of New York.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received the final approval and acceptance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on the work completed on this trail project.  In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has notified the Town of their acceptance of the work completed within two portions of federal wetland areas affected by the Trail Project.  The Town has received a proposal from Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, for installing trail directional and information signs at key points along the trail. 

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line, between Spartan Drive and Birchwood Drive, has been completed.  With the completion of this section, the Town Water & Sewer Department continues the installation of an additional 1,000 lineal feet of water line along the south side of the highway, extending between Stable Gate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.   

Phase 2, of this Capital Improvement Project, involves the reconstruction of the road section starting at Estate Drive and extending east to the intersection with Ackerman Way.   This work is almost complete and includes the boxing-out of the travel lanes, installation of road construction paper and weep pipe (drainage), installation of gravel material and sealing with a black top binder course before the blacktop plants close for winter.  Then next spring, curbing and sidewalks will be installed along this phase of the project.  Also anticipated this fall, weather depending, is continuation of the boxing-out of the travel lanes and sealing with black top binder course between Ackerman Way and Saddle Horn.

The third phase of highway improvements for this project, tentatively scheduled for next year,  includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   The final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332 is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks and a five foot-wide designated bike lane the entire length of the project.

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch  

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller; and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operations of nearby air navigation facilities.  The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12. 

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials met on September 30, 2020 with property owners whose land is adjacent to the new water tower site seeking a temporary easement upon their land during the construction of the new water tower.   The Town of Canandaigua has also received an easement from a property owner in the Town thereby enabling the water line alignment, along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road, across their property.  A freshwater wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed. 

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will also be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town of Farmington continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no site work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (28) occupied townhouse dwellings (14 structures) and four (4) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  In Phase 1 all work that had been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted and as of May 18th work has started again in these two Sections under the Reopen NY guidelines.

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S & 6 N.   As of this past weekend all lots located within these two sections have been sold.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of this past weekend there remains one (1) lot in this section.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  Basements are being dug and walls are being poured for structures.  There are a total of eight (8) homes under construction within Section 7S.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both of these sections.   The Town Board has accepted two letter of credits for the construction of stormwater facilities and erosion control measures and directed these sureties be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing the street connection between the current stub in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has started earth work at this time to enable stabilization of the site before winter.  Portions of the remaining site work to be completed over the winter months will include the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base and concrete sidewalks, along with completing the stone dust pedestrian trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, October 9th, there remains one building (a total of two townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has been granted an extension of time, by the Town Board to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board granted an extension for completing the installation of sidewalks until October 31, 2020.   As of last Friday, September 18, 2020 there has been approximately 1,000 lineal feet of concrete sidewalk has been installed along the east side of Commercial Drive commencing at State Route 96.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of    the site. Victor Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around    the new storm water detention pond.  The Town has allowed the builder to start construction in           this section and the first basement for a two-unit townhouse has been dug.

Sidewalks will continue to be installed along the east side of Redfield Drive, between         Commercial Drive and the sidewalk in Phase 1.  In addition, sidewalks will be installed between      Redfield Drive and the intersection of Gannett and Willis Roads, located in the adjacent Sunny         Acres Subdivision Tract. RG&E’s site work in Phase 2 is now complete.  The forms for the     sidewalks along the east side of Redfield Drive are being installed and street lights will soon be       installed in Phase 2.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners). 

The traffic signal cabinet located at the southeast corner of the intersection is being raised to grade.  A retaining wall is being installed by the contractor and should be complete later this week.  The project’s electrical contractor reports experiencing delays in receiving signal parts for the left turn arrows and is working on trying to get these parts as soon as possible.  The pedestrian crossing signals have been installed across State Route 332 and County Road 41.  No anticipated date has been scheduled for the completion of these intersection improvements.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas now complete.  Overall mass grading operations for the site have been completed with minor grading operations on-going as utilities are being installed.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single family portion).  Testing of these facilities is being scheduled with the Town.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.

The installation of concrete road gutters has been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all Town Highways).  In addition the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is being boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters being installed and binder asphalt to be installed by the end of October.

The formal dedication process for all site improvements has begun and is tentatively scheduled    for Town Board acceptance at their October 27th meeting.   Following dedication and acceptance                  by the Town Highway Superintendent, these highways will be open to the public.  A temporary     No Outlet Sign will be posted at the Savalla Boulevard/County Road 41 intersection to inform      the public.

        Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located         along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of          the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model    home/sales office was issued last Friday.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last                              week and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move         forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of August 24th all of the remaining lots in Section 4 have been sold.  The developer has completed work on the hiking trail and a future dedication to the Town is anticipated at an up-coming Town Board meeting. 

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  For the past year, the owner and his contractor and engineer have been considering an alternative route for connecting the sanitary sewer lateral from the new hotel that is to be constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  At the October 4th Project Review Committee meeting the owner informed the Town that a decision has now been made to abandon the alternate alignment.  Instead, the developer will be installing the sewer lateral in accordance with the originally approved site plan drawings. 

Work on this sewer lateral installation is scheduled to commence this week which will include open cutting a portion of the pavement in State Route 96, making the connection to the Town’s sewer main and then installing black topping material before the asphalt plants close for the winter.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project which has expired will be renewed.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The first of several chapter amendments has been introduced to the Town Board.  This is for amending Chapter 153 of the Town Code which addresses Parking on State, County and Town highways.  A public hearing on this amendment will be scheduled for later this year.  In the meantime, other amendments will be introduced to the Town Board next month for their review and scheduling of public hearings.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, begins a six-month moratorium on solar farms.    

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at this month’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is complete.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is on or before the end of September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization.  An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion has been conducted. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station and has been completed.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Commissioning the electric service lines for the National Fuel Gas project is complete.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  At the September PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting has been held with representatives in attendance from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine.  It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.   A referral upon this preliminary site plan application is to be acted upon by the County Planning Board, at their September 9, 2020 meeting.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions.  The applicant is now make amendments to the Preliminary Site Plan and will be submitting those changes for Town review and acceptance.  Once accepted, a final site plan application will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues on this project.  The owner will be seeking variances for an amended commercial speech sign to replace the former sign.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Project Review Committee, on Friday, October 2th, received new information and a revised overall concept plan for the rezoning of this 85 acre site.  The Town Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to receive the revised application and then make a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.    The Town Board, in turn, is expected to introduce this rezoning request at its’ October 26th meeting.  No date has been scheduled for a public hearing to be held on the rezoning application. 

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will include the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site, the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to the planned improvements in Phase 2, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving on-site parking/display areas for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 20th to review the eighteen (18) maps which are part of the Comprehensive Plan Update.  The September 15th Committee meeting was canceled due to the lack of these revised maps at that time.   Once the maps have been reviewed then an overall update document will be presented for the Committee’s review in November.  No decisions have been made as to how the public information meeting on this update is going to occur, or when it will be held.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction continues on the enclosure of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction also continues on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting last Wednesday, October 7th, completed the 30-day public review and comment period and the coordinated environmental review upon the project with other involved and interested agencies.   At the meeting, the Planning Board designated itself the lead agency, under the State’s SEQR Regulations and continued its’ deliberations and public hearing upon the project to their October 21st meeting.

The Project proposes to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   A referral has been submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ action at their September 9, 2020 meeting.

A total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed within 3 new buildings to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  In addition, a total 182,750 square feet of office/flex space is being proposed for the interior portion of the site.  A continuation of Mercier Boulevard north and west, behind Aldis and Burger King, connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site.    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their October Project Review Committee Meeting received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  Survey crews have completed gathering important information for mapping purposes.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in late October.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 16th received a sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 216 for sale townhouse units are being proposed in two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board later this month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants working on this transportation corridor study have sent an existing conditions report to the Steering Committee for its’ review and input.  Town staff have completed their review of this draft material and have provided comments.   The Corridor Study Steering Committee will be meeting in October to discuss the document and provide any recommended changes.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                                                Committees Report

FROM:          Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                       Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:            September 22, 2020

RE:  Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                       Meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period September 8, 2020 through September 21, 2020:

Town Board Resolutions (0)

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   This highway intersection project remains closed to traffic and work continues on the construction of a round-a-bout traffic circle at this location.  According to Tim McElligott, Ontario County Department of Public Works, the paving has been completed and next will be striping and highway signage.  Also remaining to be completed will be lighting of the round-a-bout.  The revised opening of this highway project is now slated for the second week in October.

State Route 96 Highway Project Detour Update

  1. The detour for the State Route 96/Lynaugh Road intersection project, located within the Town of Victor, has now been in effect for the past eight (8) weeks.  This intersection project is closed to allow for the construction of a round-a-bout designed intersection.  Originally, when the contract for work on the round-a-bout project was issued it was scheduled for completion on the Friday before Labor Day, September 4th and before the start of the school year this fall.  However, it now has been learned that there will be at least a two-week delay in completing this project.  No date for the opening of this highway improvement project is known as of this time.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Town Board, has awarded three (3) contracts for site improvements within the Phase 1 portion of the Beaver Creek Town Park.   One of the three (3) contracts involves the construction of a building to be shared for public restrooms and park maintenance equipment.  The second contract involves construction of new ball fields, tennis courts, basketball court, a picnic pavilion, parking lots, roadways, landscaping and stone dust trail installation.  A third contract was awarded to Concord Electric for electrical site improvements.  The total amount awarded for the three (3) contracts is $2,545,400.00.  A pre-construction meeting was held last Thursday morning with the three (3) contractors being directed to proceed with construction.

Heavy construction equipment has been moved onto the site, silt fence has been installed around the project boundary and earth work has commenced for the cut n fill for the ball fields, roads and parking lots, and installation of the initial earth berms along the property boundary line.  Work on the proposed maintenance building and public restrooms is scheduled to start this week with the construction of the foundation.

Once again, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay       away     from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies   add        this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone               wandering onto the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday               through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.     

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020  at the request of the applicant (DRS), agreed-to continue to Wednesday, October 7, 2020 its’ deliberations upon the pending Special Use Permit for the proposed Solar Farm Project to be located on land at the south west corner of Fox Road and Yellow Mills Road.  In addition, the Planning Board agreed to continue its’ public hearing upon the Preliminary Site Plan to their meeting on October 7, 2020. The extension was deemed necessary to post information received at the public hearing, including a report dated September 16, 2020 from the Town Engineering Firm, MRB Group, D.P.C., for the public’s review.

Once a decision has been made upon the Special Use Permit, the Board may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application.  Following that decision, then the applicant may submit applications for Final Subdivision Plat Approval and Final Site Plan Approval.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The second floor framing is now complete and the builders are starting to wrap (enclose) the building’s walls, a pre-requisite to siding the structure. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Lyons National Bank.    A Certificate of Occupancy was issued with conditions for this branch bank to open to the public as of last Friday, September 4th.   The two remaining items to be completed include a sidewalk extension to the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive, and the installation of the last street light along Hathaway Drive.              

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed-use office building. 

A total of 37,500 square feet of proposed buildings are involved with the latest proposal.  Included as part of the proposed site improvements are: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, which is planned to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks along Mertensia Road and State Route 96, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage, the Main Street Scape Design components; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

The Town Board is waiting upon the developer’s response to these proposed site amenities.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building, with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements, on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements that have been placed on hold to be complete include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south side of State Route 96, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  This site work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, August 25th, accepted the last easement necessary to allow the water line improvements and directed the Town Engineers to prepare formal bid documents and to solicit bids.  The Town has received approvals from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Transportation for the water line improvements.  The formal public bidding process is now underway and the bid openings has been scheduled for October 1, 2020.  Following the bid openings an award of a contract for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection will commence.   It is anticipated that work on this water line project may be able to commence the week of October 12th.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, the applicant still awaits learning what projects are to be funded by the State of New York.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received the final approval and acceptance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on the work completed on this trail project.  In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has notified the Town of their acceptance of the work completed within two portions of federal wetland areas affected by the Trail Project.  The Town has received a proposal from Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, for installing pedestrian activated crosswalk flashing signals at the County Road 41 crossing of this Trail.  In addition, a number of trail directional and information signs have been ordered along with posts for installation at key points along the trail. 

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line, between Spartan Drive and Birchwood Drive, has been completed.  With the completion of this section, the Town Water & Sewer Department is installing an additional 1,000 lineal feet of water line along the south side of the highway, extending to Stable Gate Drive, which is scheduled for completion in October.   

Phase 2, of the highway portion of this Capital Improvement Project, involves the reconstruction of the road section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.   This work is now underway and includes the boxing-out of the travel lanes, installation of road construction paper and weep pipe (drainage), installation of gravel material and sealing with a black top binder course before the blacktop plants close for winter.  Then next spring, curbs will be installed along with sidewalks.

The other phases of highway improvements for this project  are tentatively scheduled for 2021.  Phase 3 involves the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022.  Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.   The final top coating of asphalt material is scheduled during this final phase of the project.

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch   

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road to the Stabblegate Drive entrance to the Stablegate Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new structure that is to be taller and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure has been completed with a determination being made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of nearby air navigation facilities.

        The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12. 

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials are meeting on September 30, 2020 with property owners whose land is adjacent to the new water tower site seeking a temporary easement upon their land during the construction of the new water tower.   The Town of Canandaigua has also received an easement from a property owner in the Town thereby enabling the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across their property.  The wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed. 

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will also be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no site work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (28) occupied townhouse dwellings (14 structures) and four (4) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  In Phase 1 all work that had been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted and as of May 18th work has started again in these two Sections under the Reopen NY guidelines.

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work was again started in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The Town Board has received all required documents of dedication of the public utilities and road located within this new section of the Auburn Meadows Tract. The first basement has been dug and walls have been poured in Section 7S.  There are already a number of sold signs on the lots within this section of the project.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions.   The Town Board last month accepted two letter of credit amounts and directed these sureties to be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, making the street connection from the current stub in Section 6N with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N, and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has begun earth work located within both sections 7N and 8N and has filed sureties for the installation of storm water facilities and silt fencing for erosion and sediment control.  The developer has started this earth work.  The remaining site work is to be completed over the winter months and will include the installation of utilities and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base and concrete sidewalks, along with making the stone dust trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, September 4th, there remains one building (a total of two townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has been granted an extension of time, by the Town Board to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of the incentive zoning project.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board granted an extension for completing the installation of sidewalks until October 31, 2020.   As of last Friday, September 18, 2020 there has been approximately 800 lineal feet of concrete sidewalk has been installed along the east side of Commercial Drive commencing at State Route 96.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of    the site. Victor Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around    the new storm water detention pond.  The Town has allowed the builder to start construction in           this section and the first basement for a two-unit townhouse has been dug.

Sidewalks will continue to be installed along the east side of Redfield Drive, between         Commercial Drive and the sidewalk in Phase 1.  In addition, sidewalks will be installed between      Redfield Drive and the intersection of Gannett and Willis Roads, located in the adjacent Sunny         Acres Subdivision Tract. Following RG&E’s work in Phase 2, the sidewalks and street lights will be     installed in Phase 2.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners). 

The traffic signal cabinet located at the southeast corner of the intersection has been raised to grade and the pedestrian cossing signals will be installed, then the signal work for the left turn lanes can be completed.  This work is tentatively scheduled to commence this week. 

The contractor has paved a portion of the Savalla Boulevard roadway located within the single-family section of the project.  The installation of the road gutters are sched­uled in several locations on the site for later this month.  The new fencing has been installed around the Hathaway Cemetery site with the stone work completed on the corner posts.

The formal dedication process of site improvements has begun and is tentatively scheduled for            October 27th.  Utility work within the single-family section of the project is reported as being complete with water lines and sanitary sewer line testing on-going.  Utility work within the            townhouse portions of the site and the balance of the road base installation along Barry Place is     scheduled to be completed by September 30th.

        Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located         along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of          the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for a model home has been           received and is under review in the Town Development Office. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last week    and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of August 24th all of the remaining lots in Section 4 have been sold.  The developer has completed work on the hiking trail and a future dedication to the Town is anticipated at an up-coming Town Board meeting. 

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer continues to work on revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel being constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  Staff comments have been made to the applicant’s attorney for consideration in drafting agreements between the two private parties.  Once drafted, these two documents will need to be agreed-to by the two involves parties and then submitted to the Town for review and acceptance by the Town Attorney.  In addition, it was learned at the latest PRC meeting, that the applicant is working with the New York State Department of Transportation in obtaining a Use and Occupancy Agreement for that portion of the shared private sanitary sewer lateral located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.

At this time, no schedule has been identified for the submission of a final site plan for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The first of several chapter amendments has been introduced to the Town Board.  This is for amending Chapter 153 of the Town Code which addresses Parking on State, County and Town highways.  A public hearing on this amendment will be scheduled for later this year.  In the meantime, other amendments will be introduced to the Town Board next month for their review and scheduling of public hearings.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Town has not yet received notice from the Secretary of State for the filing of said Local Law.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, there will be a six-month moratorium on solar farms.    

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at this month’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is complete.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is on or before the end of September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization.  An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion has been conducted. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station and has been completed.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Commissioning the electric service lines for the National Fuel Gas project is complete.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  At the September PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting has been held with representatives in attendance from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine.  It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.   A referral upon this preliminary site plan application is to be acted upon by the County Planning Board, at their September 9, 2020 meeting.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions.  The applicant is now make amendments to the Preliminary Site Plan and will be submitting those changes for Town review and acceptance.  Once accepted, a final site plan application will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues on this project.  The owner will be seeking variances for a proposed commercial speech sign to replace the former sign.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board has received a Traffic Impact Study, which is now under review.  Following their review a revised overall site plan will be submitted later this year to the Board.  The Planning Board will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.    No date has been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting where this application will be discussed. 

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will include the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site and the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

In addition to the planned improvements in Phase 2, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving on-site parking/display areas for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee last met remotely on Tuesday evening, July 21st to review: the results of the recently completed Community Survey; the drafts of Chapters 3, 4 and 5.  The September 15th Committee meeting was canceled due to the lack of revised maps that are part of the plan update.   The next scheduled meeting of the Committee is Tuesday, October 20th.  Once the maps have been reviewed then an overall update document will be presented for the Committee’s review.  No decisions have been made as to how the public information meeting on this update is going to occur and when it will be held.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town awaits submittal of the preliminary site plans for this project which will be located along the north side of Loomis Road, adjacent to the New York State Thruway.   Once accepted by Town Staff, the application will be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the provisions of Sections 239-l and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  No date has yet been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting on this project. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction is well underway on the enclosure of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction has also started on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting last Wednesday, September 2nd, established the 30-day public review and comment period and began the coordinated environmental review on the project with involved and interested agencies.  The Project proposes to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   A referral has been submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ action at their September 9, 2020 meeting.

A total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed within 3 new buildings to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  In addition, a total 182,750 square feet of office/flex space is being proposed for the interior portion of the site.  A continuation of Mercier Boulevard north and west, behind Aldis and Burger King, connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site. 

The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing upon the Preliminary Site Plan Application for its meeting on Wednesday, October 7th.    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their September Project Review Committee Meeting received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  Survey crews have been observed on the site this past week gathering important information for mapping purposes.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in late October.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 16th received a sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 216 for sale townhouse units are being proposed in two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board later this month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study -  The consultants working on this transportation corridor study have sent an existing conditions report to the Steering Committee for its’ review and input.  The Steering Committee will be meeting in October to discuss the document and provide any recommended changes.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                                                Committees Report

FROM:          Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                       Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:            September 8, 2020

RE:  Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                       Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period August 24, 2020 through September 7, 2020:

Town Board Resolutions (6)

  1. Resolution waiving the fee for a Building Permit to construct a pavilion with a storage room to be located within the Beaver Creek Park Site.

  1. Resolution waiving the fee for a Building Permit to construct a mixed-use building to contain park maintenance equipment and public restrooms to be located within the Beaver Creek Park Site.

  1. Resolution to adopt the New York State Solar System Project Form, for projects of 25 kW or less within the Town of Farmington, replacing the Town’s existing Permit Form.

  1. Resolution to Establish Energy Benchmarking requirements for certain municipal buildings; and designating the Town Code Enforcement Officer as the “Commissioner” for administering the policies and procedures for the Town of Farmington Building Energy Bench Marking Program.

  1. Resolution adopting Local Law No. 4 of 2020, Enacting A Moratorium upon Solar Farms for a six-month period.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town of Farmington Town Board to refund the permit fees regarding to a inground pool and fence for $150.00

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   This project remains closed to traffic and work continues on the construction of a round-a-bout traffic circle at this location.  The scheduled completion for this project in mid-to-late September.

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

The detour for the State Route 96/Lynaugh Road intersection project, located within the Town of Victor, has now been in effect for the past six (6) weeks.  This intersection project is closed to allow for the construction of a round-a-bout designed intersection.  Originally, when the contract for work on the round-a-bout project was issued it was scheduled for completion on the Friday before Labor Day, September 4th and before the start of the school year this fall.  However, it now has been learned that there will be at least a two-week delay in completing this project.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Town Board, has awarded three (3) contracts for site improvements within the Phase 1 portion of the Beaver Creek Town Park.   One of the three (3) contracts involves the construction of a building to be shared for public restrooms and park maintenance equipment.  The second contract involves construction of new ball fields, tennis courts, basketball court, a picnic pavilion, parking lots, roadways, landscaping and stone dust trail installation.  A third contract was awarded to Concord Electric for electrical site improvements.  The total amount awarded for the three (3) contracts is $2,545,400.00.  A pre-construction meeting was held last Thursday morning with the three (3) contractors being directed to proceed with construction.

Once again, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay       away     from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies   add        this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone               wandering onto the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday               through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.     

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 received, reviewed and accepted an amended draft resolution to approve the pending Special Use Permit for the proposed Solar Farm Project to be located on land at the south west corner of Fox Road and Yellow Mills Road.  In addition, the Planning Board took action to extend their conditional approval of the Preliminary Subdivision Plat for 90 days.

The Planning Board will be considering acting upon the draft resolution at their next meeting on Wednesday, September 16th.  In addition, the Planning Board will be continuing the public hearing on the Preliminary Site Plan at the September 16th  meeting. 

Once a decision has been made upon the Special Use Permit, the Board may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application.  Following that decision, then the applicant may submit applications for Final Subdivision Plat Approval and Final Site Plan Approval.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The building’s foundation slab has been poured. Framers are on the site and have completed framing the walls on the first floor, trying to get ahead of the building’s schedule. The project will be a stick-built frame (instead of panelized) and may take a few weeks longer. They are also trying to make up the time in their construction schedule by having the trades work on getting the electrical utility connection installed up to State Route 332. Easements are staked out. They will be following the south side of the property up to State Route 332.  The water line has been installed. The backflow device has been approved by Mr. MacDonald, the Town’s Acting Water & Sewer Superintendent. The elevator shaft is complete. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Mr. Kime, President, Lyons National Bank, has been working with the  Farmington Town Historian, Donna Herendeen and Ontario County Historian, Preston Pierce on the main room in the Hathaway House portion of the project.  It is in this room that historical artifacts will be displayed. A television monitor has been installed over one side of the architect’s table for viewing of selected video presentations on topics of historical interest.

A Certificate of Occupancy was issued for this branch bank to open to the public as of last Friday, September 4th.  A large grand-opening event will not be held due to the restrictions imposed by the Corona Virus pandemic.  Instead, a series of smaller grand-opening events for various groups will be scheduled (i.e., Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, residents, businesses, etc.). These events will be scheduled over a period of time (i.e., 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on different days) during which those interested may stop in to tour the new branch bank and the historic Hathaway House Community Center.     

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed-use office building. 

A total of 37,500 square feet of proposed buildings are involved with the latest proposal.  Included as part of the proposed site improvements are: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, which is planned to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks along Mertensia Road and State Route 96, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage, the Main Street Scape Design components; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

The Town Board is waiting upon the developer’s response to these proposed site amenities.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building, with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements, on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements that have been placed on hold to be complete include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south side of State Route 96, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  This work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Transportation for the water line improvements.  The formal public bidding process is now underway and the bid openings has been scheduled for October 1, 2020.  Following the bid openings an award of a contract for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection will commence.

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, August 25th, accepted the last easement necessary to allow the water line improvements and directed the Town Engineers to prepare formal bid documents and to solicit bids.  This water improvement project is further described in the Byrne Dairy Project above.   

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, the applicant still awaits learning what projects are to be funded.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received the final approval and acceptance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on the work completed on this trail project.  In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has notified the Town of their acceptance of the work completed within two portions of federal wetland areas affected by the Trail Project.  The Town has received a proposal from Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, for installing pedestrian activated crosswalk flashing signals at the County Road 41 crossing of this Trail.  In addition, a number of trail directional and information signs have been ordered along with posts for installation at key points along the trail. 

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line, between Spartan Drive and Birchwood Drive, has been completed.  With the completion of this section, there is no additional highway and/or water line improvements scheduled for the remainder of this year.   All of the highway paving work for this portion of the project will be continued to 2021. 

Phase 2, of this Capital Improvement Project, involves the reconstruction of the road section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled for 2021.  Phase 3 involves the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022.  Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.   

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch   

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road to the Stabblegate Drive entrance to the Stablegate Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new structure that is be taller and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure has commenced to determine its effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of nearby air navigation facilities.

        The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12.  This determination is subject to review if an interested party files a petition for review that is by the FAA on or before August 12, 2020.  If no petition is received the determination becomes final on August 22, 2020.  In the event there are any changes are made to the identified site coordinates, heights and frequencies or use of greater power will void this Determination.  As of the close of business on Friday, August 22, 2020 there was no petition received.

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have also received agreement (an easement) from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed.  Temporary easements are being obtained from landowners located in the town of Canandaigua, for the temporary use of land associated with the proposed new tank location.

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no site work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (28) occupied townhouse dwellings (14 structures) and four (4) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  In Phase 1 all work that had been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted and as of May 18th work has started again in these two Sections under the Reopen NY guidelines.

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work has started again in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The first basement has been dug and walls have been poured. The Town Board anticipates receiving all required documents of dedication for their acceptance at the August 25, 2020 meeting.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, December 6th.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, from the current stub in Section 6N connecting with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N, and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has begun mowing the land located within both sections, 7N and 8N.  In addition, the Town Board, at their meeting tonight will be taking action to accept two separate letters of credit for site work within these two sections.  Once the letters of credit have been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, then a pre- construction meeting will be held with all involved.  The developer has stated work to be completed over the winter months will include the installation of utility pipe and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install black top and concrete sidewalks, along with the stone dust trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, September 4th, there remains one building (a total of two townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has been granted an extension of time, by the Town Board to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of the incentive zoning project.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board granted an extension for completing the sidewalks until October 31, 2020.   As of last Friday, September 4, 2020 there has been approximately 500 lineal feet of concrete sidewalk installed along the east side of Commercial Drive commencing at State Route 96.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of    the site. Victor Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around    the new storm water detention pond.  The Town has allowed the builder to start construction in           this section and the first basement for a two-unit townhouse has been dug.

Sidewalks will continue to be installed along the east side of Redfield Drive, between         Commercial Drive and the sidewalk in Phase 1.  In addition, sidewalks will be installed between      Redfield Drive and the intersection of Gannett and Willis Roads, located in the adjacent Sunny         Acres Subdivision Tract. Following RG&E’s work in Phase 2, the sidewalks and street lights will be     installed in Phase 2.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners). 

The traffic signal cabinet located at the southeast corner of the intersection needs to be raised to grade then the signal work for the left turn lanes can be completed.  This work is tentatively scheduled for this week. 

The contractor has started boxing out the Savalla Boulevard roadway in the single-family section of the project.  The installation of the road gutters are sched­uled in several locations on the site for later this month.  The paving of the binder coarse of blacktop is scheduled to begin on September 8th.  The new fencing has been installed around the Hathaway Cemetery site with the stone work on the corner posts to be completed this week.

The developer reports that all physical work on the site is expected to be completed by   September 15, 2020; and that the formal dedication process of site improvements would begin               at that time.   Utility work within the single family section of the project is reported as being complete with water lines and sanitary sewer line testing on-going.  Utility work within the                            townhouse portions of the side and the balance of installation along Barry Place is scheduled              for the week of September 21, 2020.

        Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located         along the south side of County Road 41, is waiting for RG&E to complete the connection of the     power service to these sites.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last week    and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of August 24th all of the remaining lots in Section 4 have been sold.  The developer has completed work on the hiking trail and a future dedication to the Town is anticipated at an up-coming Town Board meeting. 

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer continues to work on revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel being constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  Staff comments have been made to the applicant’s attorney for consideration in drafting agreements between the two private parties.  Once drafted, these two documents will need to be agreed-to by the two involves parties and then submitted to the Town for review and acceptance by the Town Attorney.  In addition, it was learned at the latest PRC meeting, that the applicant is working with the New York State Department of Transportation in obtaining a Use and Occupancy Agreement for that portion of the shared private sanitary sewer lateral located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.

At this time, no schedule has been identified for the submission of a final site plan for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue with an advisory committee that has been established to meet later this year when the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing be held, on Tuesday evening, September 8th, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Hall, upon enacting a six-month moratorium on solar farms that is to commence with the filing of the local law with the Secretary of State.  The Town Board has reviewed the proposed local law and following public input at tonight’s public hearing anticipates the adoption to provide time for making amendments to the solar energy provisions in Chapter 165 of the Town Code. 

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at last week’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is continuing. All stoning is anticipated to be completed within the next two weeks.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is mid-September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization. An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion will be conducted next week. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station and has been completed.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Commissioning the electric service lines for the National Fuel Gas project is complete.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  At last Friday’s PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting has been held with representatives in attendance from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine.  It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.   A referral upon this preliminary site plan application is to be acted upon by the County Planning Board, at their September 9, 2020 meeting.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues on this project.  The owner will be seeking variances for a proposed commercial speech sign to replace the former sign.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of a revised plan later this year the Planning Board will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.      

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will construct the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site and the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

In addition to the second phase of planned improvements, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving parking/display area for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met remotely on Tuesday evening, July 21st to review: the results of the recently completed Community Survey; the drafts of Chapters 3, 4 and 5.  The next Committee meeting after this will be on Tuesday,  September 15h.   At this next meeting, the Committee will be reviewing the revised maps that Lu Engineers have been working on.  

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town awaits submittal of the preliminary site plans for this project which will be located along the north side of Loomis Road, adjacent to the New York State Thruway.   Once accepted by Town Staff, the application will be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the provisions of Sections 239-l and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  No date has yet been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting on this project. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction is well underway on an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction has also started on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting last Wednesday, September 2nd, established the 30-day public review and comment period and began the coordinated environmental review on the project with involved and interested agencies.  The Project proposes to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   A referral has been submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ action at their September 9, 2020 meeting.

A total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed within 3 new buildings to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  In addition, a total 182,750 square feet of office/flex space is being proposed for the interior portion of the site.  A continuation of Mercier Boulevard north and west, behind Aldis and Burger King, connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site. 

The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing upon the Preliminary Site Plan Application for its meeting on Wednesday, October 7th.    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their Project Review Committee Meeting on Friday, September 4th received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in October.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Outdoor Open House.  The consultants working on this transportation corridor study conducted a walking tour along portions of State Route 96 & 332, including portions of the Auburn Trail Project, that was held on Tuesday evening, September 1, 2020.   There were approximately 50 persons who attended the separate tours that evening. 

There were great dialogues held by the study consultants with the public and good information received on the ongoing study.  There were also many expressions of appreciation, by both the public and the consultants, on the status of the Study’s goal, to create an infrastructure network that promotes all modes of transportation and enhance the safety of this developing corridor.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  The Town PRC received a sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 216 for sale townhouse units are being proposed in two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                           Committees Report

FROM:      Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      August 25, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                  Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period August 11, 2020 through August 24, 2020:

Town Board Resolutions (7)

  1. Resolution authorizing a Letter of Credit Partial Release, Release #3 for Redfield Grove Subdivision, Phase 2, in the total amount of $20,709.98.

  1. Resolution authorizing a Letter of Credit Partial Release, Release #4 for Redfield Grove Subdivision, Phase 2, in the total amount of $165,016.87.

  1. Resolution designating Lead Agency for the action identified as Town of Farmington Pump Station No. 1 – Sanitary Forcemain Capital Project, Beaver Creek Connector to Interceptor Sewer under the provisions of article 8 of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law.

  1. Resolution to accept Parts 2 and 3 of the Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) for the action identified as Town of Farmington Pump Station No. 1 – Sanitary Forcemain Capital Project, Beaver Creek Connector to Interceptor Sewer.

  1. Resolution making a Determination of Non-Significance upon the action identified as Town of Farmington Pump Station No. 1 – Sanitary Forcemain Capital Project, Beaver Creek Connector to Interceptor Sewer.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town’s Principal Account Clerk to accept two checks as portions of two Letters of Credit Items, for Sections 7N & 8N Auburn Meadows Subdivision; and instructions for reimbursement in the event said Letters of Credit when filed with the Town Clerk contain duplicate amounts.

  1. Resolution authorizing a Letter of Credit Partial Release, Release #2 for the Hathaway’s Corners Phase 1 Project, in the total amount of $233,667.86.

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   This project remains closed to traffic and work continues on the construction of a round-a-bout traffic circle at this location.  Closure of the intersection provides a safer work zone during the planned construction.  This closure is anticipated to last three (3) months during which the following detours will be posted and in effect:

               County Road 28 to Town Line Road, to County Road 8 to State Route 96; and

               Shortsville Road – County Road 8 to State Route 96 to Sand Hill Road to Shortsville Road.

Paving of the traffic circle began last week.  The scheduled completion for this project in mid-to-late September.

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

The detour for the State Route 96/Lynaugh Road intersection project, located within the Town of Victor, has now been in effect for the past five (5) weeks.  This intersection project is closed to allow for the construction of a round-a-bout designed intersection.  Originally, when the contract for work on the round-a-bout project was issued it was scheduled for completion on the Friday before Labor Day, September 4th and before the start of the school year this fall.  However, it now has been learned that there will be at least a two week delay in completing this project.

The detour begins at the intersection of Main Street and State Route 444 in the Village of Victor,  then uses State Route 444 to the newly installed signalized intersection with County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), then County Road 41 to the intersection of State Route 332, and then returning north along State Route 332 to the intersection of State Route 96. 

Meanwhile, along the detour route, work continues upon a separate project, the intersection improvements at County Road 41 and State Route 332.  This project includes constructing new turning lanes, new signal light timing (for left turn movements) and sidewalk/crosswalk installation work.  This intersection work will be ongoing during the State’s temporary detour for the Route 96 Project; and motorists are advised that there will likely be longer delays in making left turn movements for east bound traffic on County Road 41 wanting to go north onto State Route 332.   The scheduled date for the completion of the State Route 332 and County Road 41 intersection work is mid-August.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Town Board, has awarded three (3) contracts for site improvements within the Phase 1 portion of the Beaver Creek Town Park.   One of the three (3) contracts involves the construction of a building to be shared for public restrooms and park maintenance equipment.  The second contract involves construction of new ball fields, tennis courts, basketball court, a picnic pavilion, parking lots, roadways, landscaping and stone dust trail installation.  A third contract was awarded to Concord Electric for electrical site improvements.  The total amount awarded for the three (3) contracts is $2,545,400.00. 

The Town’s Insurance Company is currently reviewing the contract documents.  Once complete, then a Pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the three (3) contractors to be followed by an order to proceed.

At the present time, approximately ninety percent (90%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line has been installed within the park.  Completion of these installations will follow the construction of the park maintenance/public restrooms building identified above.      

Once again, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay       away     from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies   add        this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone               wandering onto the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday               through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.     

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 conducted public hearings, both in person and virtual, upon the pending Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan for the proposed Solar Farm Project to be located on land at the south west corner of Fox Road and Yellow Mills Road.

The Planning Board closed the public hearing on the Special Use Permit and continued the Preliminary Site Plan to their meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th.  In the meantime, the board will be reviewing the record on the Special Use Permit and the draft resolution that was prepared and posted on the town’s website earlier this year.  A revised draft resolution is being prepared for submission to and acceptance by the Planning Board at their September 2, 2020 meeting.

Once a decision has been made upon the Special Use Permit, the Board may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.  Following that decision, then the applicant may submit applications for Final Subdivision Plat Approval and Final Site Plan Approval.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The building’s foundation slab has been poured. Framers are on the site and have started to build walls, trying to get ahead of the building’s schedule. The project will be a stick-built frame (instead of panelized) and may take a few weeks longer. They are trying to make up the time in their construction schedule by having the trades work on getting the electrical utility            connection installed up to State Route 332. Easements are staked out. They will be following the south side of the property up to State Route 332.  The water line has been installed. The backflow device has been approved by Mr. MacDonald, the Town’s Acting Water & Sewer Superintendent. The elevator shaft is complete.  It is anticipated that within the next two weeks the first floor of the building should be framed.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Construction is coming along well and better than what they (the Bank) had envisioned. The interior renovations to the Hathaway House are complete. The intent now is to finish the interior of the bank and the site landscaping.  This week the irrigation system is being installed and the parking lot and drive-through teller lanes are being paved.

Historical photographs have been reproduced by Ewing Graphics and are dis­played inside the Hathaway House. The post and beams inside the branch bank and the drive-through teller/ATM lanes have been completed by New Energy Works. The bank’s goal is to complete the project by August 31, 2020.

Mr. Kime, President, Lyons National Bank, said that they have worked with Farmington Town     Historian, Donna Herendeen and Ontario County Historian, Preston Pierce on the main room in the Hathaway House in which historical artifacts will be displayed. A television monitor will be            installed over one side of the architect’s table for viewing of selected video presentations on                topics of historical interest. A large grand-opening event will not be held due to the implications               of the pandemic. Instead, a series of smaller grand-opening events for various groups will be         scheduled, i.e., Chamber of Commerce, residents, businesses, etc. These events may be   scheduled over a period of times (i.e., 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on different days) during which           those interested may stop in to tour the bank and the historic Hathaway House           Community        Center. 

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed-use office building. 

A total of 37,500 square feet of proposed buildings are involved with the latest proposal.  Included as part of the proposed site improvements are: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, which is planned to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks along Mertensia Road and State Route 96, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage, the Main Street Scape Design components; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

The Town Board is waiting upon the developer’s response to these proposed site amenities.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ new 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements to be completed on this project include the completion of the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south side of State Route 96, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  This work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Transportation for the water line improvements.  The one remaining easement was received and accepted by the Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.  The Town Board will direct their Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C. to start the formal public bidding process and award of a contract for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, August 25th, accepted the last easement necessary to allow the water line improvements and directed the Town Engineers to prepare formal bid documents and to solicit bids.  This water improvement project is further described in the Byrne Dairy Project above.   

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, the applicant still awaits learning what projects are to be funded.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received the final approval and acceptance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on the work completed on this trail project.  In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has notified the Town of their acceptance of the work completed within two portions of federal wetland areas affected by the Trail Project.  The Town has received a proposal from Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, for installing pedestrian activated crosswalk flashing signals at the County Road 41 crossing of this Trail.  In addition, a number of trail directional and information signs have been ordered along with posts for installation at key points along the trail. 

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line, between Spartan Drive and Birchwood Drive, has been completed.  With the completion of this section, there is no additional highway and/or water line improvements scheduled for the remainder of this year.   All of the highway paving work for this portion of the project will be continued to 2021. 

Phase 2, of this Capital Improvement Project, involves the reconstruction of the road section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled for 2021.  Phase 3 involves the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022.  Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.   

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch   

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road to the Stabblegate Drive entrance to the Stablegate Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new structure that is be taller and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure has commenced to determine its effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of nearby air navigation facilities.

        The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12.  This determination is subject to review if an interested party files a petition for review that is by the FAA on or before August 12, 2020.  If no petition is received the determination becomes final on August 22, 2020.  In the event there are any changes are made to the identified site coordinates, heights and frequencies or use of greater power will void this Determination.  As of the close of business on Friday, August 22, 2020 there was no petition received.

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have also received agreement (an easement) from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed.  Temporary easements are being obtained from landowners located in the town of Canandaigua, for the temporary use of land associated with the proposed new tank location.

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (28) occupied townhouse dwellings (14 structures) and four (4) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  In Phase 1 all work that had been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted and as of May 18th work has started again in these two Sections under the Reopen NY guidelines.

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work has started again in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The first basement has been dug and walls have been poured. The Town Board anticipates receiving all required documents of dedication for their acceptance at the August 25, 2020 meeting.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, December 6th.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, from the current stub in Section 6N connecting with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N, and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has begun mowing the land located within both sections, 7N and 8N.  In addition, the Town Board, at their meeting tonight will be taking action to accept two separate letters of credit for site work within these two sections.  Once the letters of credit have been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, then a pre- construction meeting will be held with all involved.  The developer has stated work to be completed over the winter months will include the installation of utility pipe and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install black top and concrete sidewalks, along with the stone dust trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, August 7th, there is one remaining building (a total of two remaining townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has been granted an extension of time, by the Town Board to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of the incentive zoning project.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board granted an extension for completing the sidewalks until October 31, 2020. 

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding the site. They     have installed straw mulch within the right of way of the new section of Redfield Drive. Victor             Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around the new storm     water detention pond. They will install the straw fabric around the banks and will hydroseed the          disturbed area. At that point, they hope that germination will begin soon toward full     stabilization.  The Town has allowed the builder to start construction in this section and the first basement for a two-unit townhouse has been dug.

The sidewalk alignment from State Route 96 up along the east side of Commercial Drive to Red­               field Drive will be staked out this week. This will be followed by excavation, stoning and boxing          out; and pouring the sidewalk up to Redfield Drive. Sidewalks will also be installed be­tween        Redfield Drive and the intersection of Gannett and Willis Roads, located in the adjacent Sunny        Acres Subdivision Tract. All of this will be done while RG&E is working in Phase 2. Following         RG&E’s work in Phase 2, the sidewalks and street lights will be installed in Phase 2.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners).  The water line on County Road 41 has been tested and approved by the New York State De­partment of Health. They are planning on tapping the line on Wednesday (August 12, 2020) for the six single-family home lots located in the western portion of the site and along the south side of County Road 41. There was some storm sewer work that could not be finished until the old water main was cut out (it was at the same elevation). This will be completed this week.

The hydroseeding near the cemetery area was washed out following a recent heavy storm. There was also some tree damage caused by the storm. Finally, some of the trees have to be removed due to their location within the fence line. The contractor will work in this area next week to grind the stumps following the tree removal and to install the corner posts for the cemetery fencing.   Additional grading work in the ceme­tery area also will be done next week.

The entire onsite water line loop has been installed along side of the dedicated roads. The contractor is currently working on the installation of the water line within the single-family home section. The sanitary sewer and the storm drains also are being installed within the single-family home section. This work within the first section should be wrapped up by approximately August 15th.

The contractor will start boxing the Savalla Boulevard roadway in the single-family section by the end of the month. The installation of the road gutters and binder paving are sched­uled for the end of this month or the beginning of September.

The developer reports that all physical work on the site is expected to be completed by   September 15, 2020; and that the formal dedication process of site improvements would begin               at that time.

        Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings to be located along the     south side of County Road 41, is waiting for RG&E to connect the power to these sites.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last week    and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of August 24th all of the remaining lots in Section 4 have been sold.  The developer has completed work on the hiking trail and a future dedication to the Town is anticipated at an up-coming Town Board meeting. 

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer continues to work on revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel being constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  Staff comments have been made to the applicant’s attorney for consideration in drafting agreements between the two private parties.  Once drafted, these two documents will need to be agreed-to by the two involves parties and then submitted to the Town for review and acceptance by the Town Attorney.  In addition, it was learned at the latest PRC meeting, that the applicant is working with the New York State Department of Transportation in obtaining a Use and Occupancy Agreement for that portion of the shared private sanitary sewer lateral located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.

At this time, no schedule has been identified for the submission of a final site plan for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue with an advisory committee that has been established to meet later this year when the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing be held, on Tuesday evening, September 8th, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Hall, upon enacting a six-month moratorium on solar farms.  The Town Planning Board has reviewed the proposed local law and recommends its’ adoption to provide time for making amendments to the solar energy provisions in Chapter 165 of the Town Code.  The Ontario County Planning Board has also completed its’ review of the draft local law and recommends its’ enactment.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at last week’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is continuing. All stoning is anticipated to be completed within the next two weeks.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is mid-September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization. An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion will be conducted next week. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project is scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Work continues on commissioning the lines for the National Fuel Gas project.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town has received an application for preliminary site plan for site improvements to this substation that are located both within the Town of Farmington and the adjacent Village of Manchester.  A coordinated review between the two municipal planning boards is anticipated to begin next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public meeting to be held upon the preliminary site plan application.

At last Friday’s PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting was held last week with representatives from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine, in attendance. It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.

RG&E has submitted revised site plan drawings and amended their application to the Town.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues on this project.  The owner will be seeking variances for a proposed commercial speech sign to replace the former sign.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of a revised plan later this year the Planning Board will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.      

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will construct the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site and the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

In addition to the second phase of planned improvements, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving parking/display area for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met remotely on Tuesday evening, July 21st to review: the results of the recently completed Community Survey; the drafts of Chapters 3, 4 and 5.  The next Committee meeting after this will be on Tuesday,  September 15h.   At this next meeting, the Committee will be reviewing the revised maps that Lu Engineers have been working on.  

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town awaits submittal of the preliminary site plans for this project which will be located along the north side of Loomis Road, adjacent to the New York State Thruway.   Once accepted by Town Staff, the application will be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the provisions of Sections 239-l and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  No date has yet been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting on this project. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction is well underway on an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction has also started simultaneously the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting last Wednesday, August 5th, recommended the acceptance, with conditions, of a letter of credit for brush clearing and removal of certain trees from a portion of the overall site.  The Town is awaiting receipt of a revised application for Preliminary Site Plan Approval to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332. 

A total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed within 3 new buildings to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  In addition, a total 182,750 square feet of office/flex space is being proposed for the interior portion of the site.  A continuation of Mercier Boulevard north and west, behind Aldis and Burger King, connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site. 

The Applicant anticipates initiating the State Environmental Quality Review coordinated process at a future Planning Board Meeting. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their Project Review Committee Meeting on Friday, August 6th received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in September.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Outdoor Open House.  The consultants working on this transportation corridor study have scheduled a walking tour of portions of State Route 96 & 332, including a portion of the Auburn Trail Project, to be held on Tuesday evening, September 1, 2020.   There will be two separate tours that evening.  One will begin at the Chamber of Commerce’s Open Air Patio, located at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting about an hour.  The second tour begins at the Auburn Trail link at the Cobblestone Arts Center connection and extends westerly to Mertensia Park.  This walking tour begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 8:00 p.m.  Parking for this tour will be hosted by Always Locked, located on Carmens Way and at Mertensia Park’s lower level parking lot. 

The purpose of these tours is to inform the public about the ongoing study and to seek input on the various alternatives being considered.  Please plan on attending this first public informational meeting and discuss your thoughts in a one-on-one safe distancing format with the Project Team.  The goal of the Study is to create an infrastructure network that promotes all modes of transportation and enhance the safety of this developing corridor.

In the event of rain that evening, these two tours will be held separately inside the Town’s Highway Garage, located at 985 Hook Road, where there’s ample social distancing that can be practiced.

Memorandum

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                           Committees Report

FROM:      Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      August 11, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                  Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Reopening New York Guidelines

The Finger Lakes Region continues to operate under the Phase 4 reopening process. The New York Forward website forward.ny.gov is live and provides detailed information and updates on the metrics for reopening as well as business resources and guidance. The Town Hall is now also open to the public by appointment only and when meeting with Town Staff you are asked to please wear face masks and practicing safe distancing.

Businesses and individuals reopening in Phase 4 must read the State's detailed industry-specific reopening guidance and provide affirmation of business compliance with those guidelines. Each re-opening business must also develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.  A Safety Plan Template and complete industry-specific reopening guidance with attestation form can be found here:  https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

The Town Code Enforcement Officer has prepared instructions on how contractors are going to proceed.  These instructions were mailed to several contractors and are now posted on the town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com .  We again ask everyone to please follow these guidelines to enable a safe re-opening!

The following status report, for the period July 28th through August 10th, is for this week’s Town Board Live & Virtual Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution authorizing a refund for permit fees regarding an inground pool and fence in the total amount of $150.00.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to take appropriate action to sign lawn mowing contract and to apply lawn mowing charges to the property within the Town to the Tax Roll.
  2. Resolution authorizing the establishment of a Letter of Credit for Auburn Meadows Subdivision Incentive Zoning Project, Section 7N, in the total amount of $719,426.93.

  1. Resolution authorizing the establishment of a Letter of Credit for Auburn Meadows Subdivision Incentive Zoning Project, Section 8N, in the total amount of $806,890.06.

  1. Resolution to accept a draft local law entitled “Establishing a Moratorium on Solar Collection Systems and Solar Farms;” declaring the Action to be a Type II Action under the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act; directing a referral to the Town Planning Board for a report and recommendation; directing submission of said draft local law to the Ontario County Planning Board for review under the provisions of Sections 239-l &-m of the New York State General Municipal Law; and scheduling of a public hearing for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 starting at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Day Lights Savings time, in the Farmington Town Hall.

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   This project remains closed to traffic and work continues on the construction of a round-a-bout traffic circle at this location.  Closure of the intersection provides a safer work zone during the planned construction.  This closure is anticipated to last three (3) months during which the following detours will be posted and in effect:

               County Road 28 to Town Line Road, to County Road 8 to State Route 96; and

               Shortsville Road – County Road 8 to State Route 96 to Sand Hill Road to Shortsville Road.

Paving of the traffic circle is to begin this week, on Wednesday, or Thursday.  The scheduled completion for this project in mid-to-late September.

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

The detour for the State Route 96/Lynaugh Road intersection project has now been in effect for the past three (2) weeks.  This intersection project is closed to allow for the construction of a round-a-bout designed intersection.  Originally, when the contract for work on the round-a-bout project was issued it was (and still is) scheduled for completion on the Friday before Labor Day and before the start of the school year this fall.

The detour begins at the intersection of Main Street and State Route 444 in the Village of Victor,  then uses State Route 444 to the newly installed signalized intersection with County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), then County Road 41 to the intersection of State Route 332, and then returning north along State Route 332 to the intersection of State Route 96. 

Meanwhile, along the detour route, work continues upon a separate project, the intersection improvements at County Road 41 and State Route 332.  This project includes constructing new turning lanes, new signal light timing (for left turn movements) and sidewalk/crosswalk installation work.  This intersection work will be ongoing during the State’s temporary detour for the Route 96 Project; and motorists are advised that there will likely be longer delays in making left turn movements for east bound traffic on County Road 41 wanting to go north onto State Route 332.   The scheduled date for the completion of the State Route 332 and County Road 41 intersection work is mid-August.

It has been reported to the Town that these two separate intersection improvement projects have been affected by work delays that the contractors have experienced from the restrictions imposed by the State of New York, as a result of the current Corona Virus (COVID 19) Pandemic.  Had these delays not occurred the timing for both of these transportation improvement projects would not likely have caused the anticipated delays for motorists wanting to make left turns at the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41.    

During this State Route 96 detour, if left turn delays from County Road 41 onto north bound State Route 332 become of concern, then some town residents may want to consider using either of the two other signalized intersections with State Route 332 that are located in the Town.  One is located at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road, and the other one at the intersection of State Route 332 and Farmbrook Drive/Carmens Way. 

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Town Board, at a special scheduled public meeting, held on Wednesday, August 5th   took action to award contracts for site improvements within the Phase 1 portion of the Beaver Creek Town Park.   A total of ten (10) bids were received for the construction of a public restrooms and maintenance building.  The lowest accepted bid was provided by BLM Construction Company, LLC, with allowance for the deduct alternate of $360,400.00.  In addition, a total of eleven (11) bids were received for site improvements including ball fields, tennis courts, basketball court, a picnic pavilion, parking lots, roadways, electrical work, landscaping and stone dust trail installation.  Monroe Roadways was awarded the contract for this portion of the project with a total bid of $2,013,000.00.   A total of five (5) bids were received for the electrical work associated with the site improvements.  Concord Electric was the lowest responsible bid at $172,000.00.  The total amount awarded for the three (3) contracts is $2,545,400.00. 

At the present time, approximately ninety percent (90%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line has been installed within the park.  Completion of these installations will follow the construction of the park maintenance/public restrooms building identified above.      

Once again, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away           from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if during construction, you see anyone wandering onto       the town property during site work please call (315) 986-5540 Monday through Friday,    between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Highway & Parks Department, and we will dispatch an     employee as soon as possible.  If no one answers then please call 911 to report the incident.     

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 conducted public hearings, both in person and virtual, upon the pending Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan for the proposed Solar Farm Project to be located on land at the south west corner of Fox Road and Yellow Mills Road.

The Planning Board closed the public hearing on the Special Use Permit and continued the Preliminary Site Plan to their meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th.  In the meantime, the board will be reviewing the record on the Special Use Permit and the draft resolution that was prepared and posted on the town’s website earlier this year.

Once a decision has been made upon the Special Use Permit, the Board may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.  Following that decision, then the applicant may submit applications for Final Subdivision Plat Approval and Final Site Plan Approval.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The building’s foundation slab is being poured. Framers are on the site and re starting to build walls, trying to get ahead of the building’s schedule. The project will be a stick-built frame (instead of panelized) and may take a few weeks longer. They are trying to               make up the time in their construction schedule by having the trades work on getting the electrical utility            connection installed up to State Route 332. Easements are staked out. They will        be following the south side of the property up to State Route 332.  The water line has been installed. The backflow device has been approved by Mr. MacDonald. The approval documentation has been received. The elevator shaft is complete.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a draft copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   This draft report is now evaluating additional sign regulations for the Main Street Corridor’s design.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with amendments to the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   The Town intends to adopt a new set of overlay district regulations to be entitled “Main Street Overlay District.”  A public hearing upon these new regulations will be scheduled for later this fall.

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Construction is coming along well and better than what they (the Bank) had envisioned. The interior renovations to the Hathaway House are complete. The intent now is to finish the interior of the bank and the site landscaping.

Historical photographs have been reproduced by Ewing Graphics and are dis­played inside the Hathaway House. The post and beams inside the branch bank and the drive-through teller/ATM lanes have been completed by New Energy Works. The bank’s goal is to complete the project by August 22, 2020.

The following status report was presented to the Town’s Project Review Committee (PRC) at their meeting last Friday morning:

  • Painting on the barn will be wrapped up next week. Windows on the Hathaway House will be glazed. Hand-made shutters on the Hathaway House will be installed.

  • Work has begun on the site’s underground irrigation system. Landscaping along State Route 332 will be completed in approximately a week to 10 days. The gutters were installed yester­day (August 6, 2020). This will remove stormwater from the site and alleviate water from flowing onto the ground and creating mud on the site.

  • The asphalt binder will be installed on August 12th. The top coat paving and striping will be completed on August 21th. Granite curbing is now being installed and will be 100 per­cent complete on Monday, August 10th.

  • All planting beds will be of low-growing species for bank security reasons. Cobble stone-type landscaping will be used on the drive-through portion of the site instead of wood mulch between the plants to avoid mulch fires which have occurred from time to time at other bank branch locations.

  • Exterior signage has been installed. Sidewalks will be poured. Eleven bollard lights will be installed in positions set off from the sidewalk along the east side of Hathaway Drive to provide exterior sidewalk lighting.

  • Interior flooring in the bank using reclaimed wood from the building is now being installed. The barn like floor  material should take shape by August 19th or 20th, and will be the final construction step in the bank.

  • The Hathaway House is expected to be a community showplace.  A number of true 2 x 10 oak boards have been saved, restored and fabricated into a 16-foot-long, 600-pound to 700-pound meeting table which is to be located in the Community Room in the Hathaway House.

Mr. Kime, President, Lyons National Bank, said that they have worked with Farmington Town     Historian, Donna Herendeen and Ontario County Historian, Preston Pierce on the main room in the Hathaway House in which historical artifacts will be displayed. A television monitor will be            installed over one side of the architect’s table for viewing of selected video presentations on                topics of historical interest. A large grand-opening event will not be held due to the implications               of the pandemic. Instead, a series of smaller grand-opening events for various groups will be         scheduled, i.e., Chamber of Commerce, residents, businesses, etc. These events may be   scheduled for a period of time (i.e., 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for example) during which those            interested may stop in to tour the bank.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed-use office building. 

A total of 37,500 square feet of proposed buildings are involved with the latest proposal.  Included as part of the proposed site improvements are: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, which is planned to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks along Mertensia Road and State Route 96, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage, the Main Street Scape Design components; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

The Town Board is waiting upon the developer’s response to these proposed site amenities.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ new 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

Final site improvements to be completed on this project include the completion of the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south side of State Route 96, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  This work has been put on hold awaiting the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. 

The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Transportation for the water line improvements.  There is one final remaining easement to be signed by a landowner whose property is involved with the installation of the new water line.  Once the remaining easement has been received, then the Town Board will take action to accept all easements, direct their filing in the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town Board has already authorized the Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C. to start the formal public bidding process and award of a contract for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 14th, directed the Town Engineers to prepare formal bid documents and to solicit bids upon receipt of notification from the Board that all easements have been reviewed, accepted and filed in the Office of the Ontario County Clerk.  This water improvement project is further described in the above Byrne Dairy Project.   

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  This second phase of the project, consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be later this year for learning what projects are to be funded.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project.  

                               

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received the final approval and acceptance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on the work completed on this trail project.  In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has notified the Town of their acceptance of the work completed within two portions of federal wetland areas affected by the Trail Project.  The Town has received a proposal from Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, for installing pedestrian activated crosswalk flashing signals at the County Road 41 crossing of this Trail.  In addition, a number of trail directional and information signs have been ordered along with posts for installation at key points along the trail. 

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The temporary traffic signal that has been placed along this highway to control the movement of vehicles through the construction area, during the installation of a new 12-inch water main, has been relocated to the area located just east of Spartan Drive and just east of Stablegate Drive.  Within this area there will be no water line crossing of the Town Line Road and the temporary traffic signals will be turned-off during non-working hours.  The Acting Town Water & Sewer Superintendent reports the installation of approximately 1200 lineal feet of new water line in this section has been completed.  With the completion of this section, there is no additional highway and/or water line improvements scheduled for the remainder of this year.   All of the highway paving work for this project will likely be continued to 2021 for completion. 

Phase 2 of the Capital Improvement Project, involves the reconstruction of the road section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled for 2021.  Phase 3 involves the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022.  Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.   

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch   

water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road to the Stabblegate Drive entrance to the Stablegate Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new structure that is be taller and that will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure has commenced to determine its effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of nearby air navigation facilities.

        The Town, on Monday, July 13, 2020 received a Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation provided the following condition is met.  The proposed water tank is to be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1 L Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, red lights – Chapters 4, 5(Red) and 12.  This determination is subject to review if an interested party files a petition for review that is by the FAA on or before August 12, 2020.  If no petition is received the determination becomes final on August 22, 2020.  In the event there are any changes are made to the identified site coordinates, heights and frequencies or use of greater power will void this Determination.

       

        The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have also received agreement (an easement) from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The wetland delineation on this property has now been completed and the geotechnical investigation report has also been completed.  Temporary easements are being obtained from landowners located in the town of Canandaigua, for the temporary use of land associated with the proposed new tank location.

        Finally, a portion of the alignment for the water line will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  The Town continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed and this portion of the site stabilized.  Currently, there is no work underway in this new section of the project.   Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are twenty-eight (28) occupied townhouse dwellings (14 structures) and four (4) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  In Phase 1 all work that had been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted and as of May 18th work has started again in these two Sections under the Reopen NY guidelines.

When site construction work and home building commences within Section 2, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work has started again in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The Town Board anticipates receiving all required documents of dedication for their acceptance at the August 25, 2020 meeting.

Section 8S involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, December 6th.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, earlier this year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, from the current stub in Section 6N connecting with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N, and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer has starting mowing the land located within both sections, 7N and 8N.  In addition, the Town Board, at their meeting tonight will be taking action to accept two separate letters of credit for site work within these two sections.  Once the letters of credit have been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, then a pre- construction meeting will be held with all involved.  The developer has stated work to be completed over the winter months will include the installation of utility pipe and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install black top and concrete sidewalks, along with the stone dust trail connection to the Auburn Trail. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of last Friday, August 7th, there is one remaining building (a total of two remaining townhouse dwelling units) to be constructed in Phase 1.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has been granted an extension of time to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of the incentive zoning project.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board granted an extension for completing the sidewalks until on or before October 31, 2020. 

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding the site. They     have installed straw mulch within the right of way of the new section of Redfield Drive. Victor             Excavating continues the site stabilization work on the steep slope area around the new storm     water detention pond. They will install the straw fabric around the banks and will hydroseed the          disturbed area. At that point, they hope that germination will begin soon toward full     stabilization.

The sidewalk alignment from State Route 96 up along the east side of Commercial Drive to Red­               field Drive will be staked out this week. This will be followed by excavation, stoning and boxing          out; and pouring the sidewalk up to Redfield Drive. Sidewalks will also be installed be­tween        Redfield Drive and the intersection of Gannett and Willis Roads, located in the adjacent Sunny        Acres Subdivision Tract. All of this will be done while RG&E is working in Phase 2. Following         RG&E’s work in Phase 2, the sidewalks and street lights will be installed in Phase 2.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners).  The water line on County Road 41 has been tested and approved by the New York State De­partment of Health. They are planning on tapping the line on Wednesday (August 12, 2020) for the six single-family home lots located in the western portion of the site and along the south side of County Road 41. There was some storm sewer work that could not be finished until the old water main was cut out (it was at the same elevation). This will be completed this week.

The hydroseeding near the cemetery area was washed out following a recent heavy storm. There was also some tree damage caused by the storm. Finally, some of the trees have to be removed due to their location within the fence line. The contractor will work in this area next week to grind the stumps following the tree removal and to install the corner posts for the cemetery fencing.   Additional grading work in the ceme­tery area also will be done next week.

The entire onsite water line loop has been installed along side of the dedicated roads. The contractor is currently working on the installation of the water line within the single-family home section. The sanitary sewer and the storm drains also are being installed within the single-family home section. This work within the first section should be wrapped up by approximately August 15th.

The contractor will start boxing the Savalla Boulevard roadway in the single-family section by the end of the month. The installation of the road gutters and binder paving are sched­uled for the end of this month or the beginning of September.

The developer reports that all physical work on the site is expected to be completed by   September 15, 2020; and that the formal dedication process of site improvements would begin               at that time.

        Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings to be located along the     south side of County Road 41, is waiting for RG&E to connect the power to these sites.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The site contract has acquired the permit from New York State Department of Transportation for replacing the damaged side­walks across the site’s driveway.  He is waiting for the mason contractor to confirm the schedule and begin work.

The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the           implica­tions of the pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have just resumed classes last week    and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the class schedule. Both will move forward.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of May 18th work has again started in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The developer has completed work on the hiking trail and a future dedication to the Town is anticipated at an up-coming Town Board meeting.  There remains a total of eight (8) lots within this section of the project.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  The owners are looking forward to a grand opening later this year.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer continues to work on revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel being constructed behind Park Place Restaurant to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  Comments have been made to the applicant’s attorney for consideration.  Once drafted, these two documents will need to be agreed-to by the two involves parties and then submitted to the Town for review and acceptance by the Town Attorney.  In addition, it was learned at the latest PRC meeting, that the applicant is working with the New York State Department of Transportation in obtaining a Use and Occupancy Agreement for that portion of the shared private sanitary sewer lateral located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.

At this time, no schedule has been identified for the submission of a final site plan for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue with an advisory committee that has been established to meet later this year when the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this essential project, including the installation of and testing of the new 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings.  These improvements are located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of the start-up of this electric pumping station later this year, Rochester Gas & Electric has commenced site work on their adjacent RG&E Substation 127 site.                                                             

The site’s contractor made the following report at last week’s PRC meeting:

  • Stoning of the pad is continuing. All stoning is anticipated to be completed within the next two weeks.

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

  • Concrete floors in the compressor and storage buildings have been poured.

  • The office building is scheduled to arrive during the last week of August. Water and sewer connections will be coordinated.

  • Approximate in-service date is mid-September.

  • Work continues toward 80 percent site stabilization. An environmental walk-through in­spec­tion will be conducted next week. The Town will be notified when the site is at 80 percent stabilization.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has begun working on a three (3) phase expansion project which began last week and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The Project’s first phase involves site grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent National Fuel Gas Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, to be followed by the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project is scheduled to coincide with the start-up date for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station.    

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled from October, 2021 through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

The following update on Substation #127 was provided at last Friday’s PRC Meeting:

  • Work continues on commissioning the lines for the National Fuel Gas project.

  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.

  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town has received an application for preliminary site plan for site improvements to this substation that are located both within the Town of Farmington and the adjacent Village of Manchester.  A coordinated review between the two municipal planning boards is anticipated to begin next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public meeting to be held upon the preliminary site plan application.

At last Friday’s PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting was held last week with representatives from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine, in attendance. It was decided that the current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement.

RG&E will resubmit the site plan application to the Town by August 20, 2020.

Also attending last Friday’s PRC Meeting was Maria Rudzinski, from Ontario County Planning.     She said that the site meeting went well. She asked if there is a possibility to orient the new          driveway in such a way to allow for left turns only (west) out of the Oldcastle Precast driveway. She said that there is a longstanding issue of truck traffic on State Street proceeding east into      the Village of Manchester through an established residential area.  She has requested an                                        engineering design that should make it difficult for trucks exiting the site to make a right-hand                           turn out of the driveway. She said that this would address the ongoing issue of truck traffic on                       State Street, in the adjacent Village of Manchester.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  Site work continues on this project.  The owner will be seeking variances for a proposed commercial speech sign to replace the former sign.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of a revised plan later this year the Planning Board will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.      

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s development will construct the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site and the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

In addition to the second phase of planned improvements, the applicant will be completing the first phase involving parking/display area for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans.  The construction of the new sales/service building is being postponed until 2021.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met remotely on Tuesday evening, July 21st to review: the results of the recently completed Community Survey; the drafts of Chapters 3, 4 and 5.  The next Committee meeting after this will be on Tuesday,  August 18th.   At this next meeting, the Committee will be reviewing the revised maps that Lu Engineers have been working on.  

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town awaits submittal of the preliminary site plans for this project which will be located along the north side of Loomis Road, adjacent to the New York State Thruway.   Once accepted by Town Staff, the application will be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the provisions of Sections 239-l and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  No date has yet been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting on this project. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction has started on an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction has also started simultaneously the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting last Wednesday, August 5th, recommended the acceptance, with conditions, of a letter of credit for brush clearing and removal of certain trees from a portion of the overall site.  The Town is awaiting receipt of a revised application for Preliminary Site Plan Approval to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332. 

A total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed within 3 new buildings to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  In addition, a total 182,750 square feet of office/flex space is being proposed for the interior portion of the site.  A continuation of Mercier Boulevard north and west, behind Aldis and Burger King, connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site. 

The Applicant anticipates initiating the State Environmental Quality Review coordinated process at a future Planning Board Meeting. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their Project Review Committee Meeting on Friday, August 6th received an update from the site engineer on the proposed development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in September.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Outdoor Open House.  The consultants working on this transportation corridor study have scheduled a walking tour of portions of State Route 96 & 332, including a portion of the Auburn Trail Project, to be held on Tuesday evening, September 1, 2020.   There will be two separate tours that evening.  One will begin at the Chamber of Commerce’s Open Air Patio, located at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting about an hour.  The second tour begins at the Auburn Trail link at the Cobblestone Arts Center connection and extends westerly to Mertensia Park.  This walking tour begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 8:00 p.m.  Parking for this tour will be hosted by Always Locked, located on Carmens Way and at Mertensia Park’s lower level parking lot. 

The purpose of these tours is to inform the public about the ongoing study and to seek input on the various alternatives being considered.  Please plan on attending this first public informational meeting and discuss your thoughts in a one-on-one safe distancing format with the Project Team.  The goal of the Study is to create an infrastructure network that promotes all modes of transportation and enhance the safety of this developing corridor.

In the event of rain that evening, these two tours will be held separately inside the Town’s Highway Garage, located at 985 Hook Road, where there’s ample social distancing that can be practiced.

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