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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:      March 23, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

We trust that all viewing this are well and safe.  In light of the current federal and state guidelines in place there has been a dramatic decrease in development activity as you will find in the following report for this week’s Town Board Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (0)

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board meeting that was scheduled for March 18, 2020 was canceled.  The Planning Board is attempting to have a meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to only take action to continue the two (2) remaining public hearings (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan) to Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

In the meantime, the current Court date to hear the points being argued in Supreme Court on the Article 78 Appeal that has been brought by concerned neighbors was to have been held today, but has been continued to June 21, 2020.

The Planning Board continues its deliberations to determine that it has adequate Special Use Permit criteria and an acceptable draft Decommissioning Plan, then the Special Use Permit application may be acted upon as part of a future public meeting.  After, the Planning Board has made a decision upon the Special Use Permit, then they may consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

  1. Microtel Project – The Town Board on March 10th   took action to accept a Letter of Credit for the Microtel Project.  At present, no Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and until one has been filed there will be no order to proceed with the site’s construction. The Microtel facility will be a 64-unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along 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.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code. 

  1. Lyons National Bank.   Waterproofing of the north end elevation of the foundation is now in progress. The bank vault has been delivered and will be set upon the vault pad.  New Energy Works will begin the timber framework on Monday, March 23rd.  Roofing shingles on the Hathaway House will be installed this week.  The basement for the new branch bank office has been dug on the Site.  The Driveway, parking lot stone base work has been completed. They will be installing 10 parking spots on the lot next door for contractor parking.  The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring with a late May or early June target.   The bank also reports that they have acquired ownership of a parcel of land located across Hathaway Drive, at the north west corner of the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive.  The building has been removed from the site.  The diseased trees have been removed and as weather permits the site will be restored as green space.  No plans have been made known for the re-use of this property.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised 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 uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, 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, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; 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 improving conditions and revised federal and state guidelines for conducting public meetings before scheduling a date with the applicant to further discuss 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.   

Once the Town has completed its’ water main replacement at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road then the remainder of the Byrne Dairy site improvements will again commence.  These improvements include the completion of sidewalk, street lights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping along State Route 96. 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 2 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 has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be next spring 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. Beaver Creek Park Project.   Site earthwork including the installation of water lines and sewer lines continues.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties. 

While the site earthwork is being conducted, residents are continued to be asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to please keep off from the stored water and sewer pipes to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if you see anyone climbing on the pipes, or 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. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor is preparing a list of demolition items for the Town to determine what credits and costs will be assigned to this project.  As both structures are non-insulated, the current thinking is that “temperature sensitive” finish work would be delayed until the Spring. At the Town Park bathroom they have installed all the unground plumping and have poured the floor.   

These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town last year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town that it does want to complete additional work items that have been accepted by the New York State Department of Transportation and United Casualty, the bonding company for the project.  The contractor is now preparing an estimate for acceptance and then processing a change order to authorize the work to be completed this Spring.   the remaining trail work has now been completed for this project.  The Town’s Construction Inspectors, from Fisher Associates, have notified the Town of their acceptance of the completed items.   In the meantime, a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  Pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in this year, east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021/2022, involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  

  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 Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have received agreement from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the confirmation of the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a

        portion of this land 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.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed until spring.  There will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures that are to be 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 and four (4) two-unit dwellings are under construction in Phase 1.

This Spring, site work will continue in Section 2, including the construction of the Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of twenty-six (26) single-family dwellings have been completed and six (6) single-family dwellings are under construction. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    The project involves the construction of Ackerman Way and Omega Drive.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.   At present there are Thirty-two (32) occupied dwellings and three (3) single family dwellings under construction 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 26 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   Paving of these two remaining sections of Marion Way and Jasper Drive was completed last fall, which enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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 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. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Buildings continue to be constructed within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of twenty (20) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time.  One of the first two units constructed, the one nearest Hook Road, continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

Section 1 consists of 41 two-unit single-family townhouse dwellings to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, known as Redfield Drive.  Redfield Drive is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor, in addition to installing water lines and sewer lines, has installed concrete gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional thirty-five (35) single-story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue into 2020.  Building permits for this section will not be issued until next Spring after the road base asphalt has been installed, water and sewer lines connected, and RG&E has provided service connections to these sites.  At the PRC meeting on March 6th Victor Excavating reported that they have been able to repurpose some of the on-site materials in the lower depths of the trenches.  They stated that the project did stall for a while but starting this week the project is back on schedule.  Their schedule shows this section of the road to be installed by the end of May.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road completed along the west side of State Route 332 will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed later this year at this location.   The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the intersection area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for two public street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of forty-two (42) single-family detached lots and one-hundred fifty-one (151) single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which eighty (80) will be ranch style (or single story) and seventy-one (71) will be two-story. 

There will be a meeting between the contactors and Town on site for the drainage problems with stormwater at the corner of 332 and Perez Drive.  The Town Highway superintendent stated that the existing swale needs minor adjustments to drain the water away from the corner and sidewalk.   

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 granting final site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Finally, the applicant has submitted an application for a digital sign to be added to their existing sign freestanding commercial speech sign. This application has been sent to County Planning for review at their February 12th meeting.  An application for sign site plan approval was scheduled for the Town Zoning Board of Appeals agenda for their February 24th meeting but was continued to the March 23rd as the applicant did not show for the meeting.  The March 23rd meeting was canceled and this application will be considered for the April 27th meeting.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There is a total of 14 dwellings completed and 6          under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this     section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to               maintain.  There is a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of            Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.  

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ January 15, 2020 meeting approved with conditions their application for additional site directional signage.   The owners are looking forward to a grand opening in early April.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A State Highway Work Permit could not be issued last fall since the cold weather would not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.

Mr. Shields provided a letter at the PRC meeting, for the Director of Development, dated March 5, 2020, reviewing the past discussions and proposing the repair of the sani­tary sewer lateral from its interior by Precision Trenchless.  Mr. Shields explained that Precision Trenchless can repair the lateral from the interior by first sealing the defects and then by adding structure integrity from the inside of the lateral without having to excavate and disturb State Route 96. At the PRC meeting it was request that Mr. Shields sets up a meeting with Town staff at which Mr. Shields would provide the specific details of the interior repair, length of the lateral to be repaired, repair operations, etc.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 in April.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground and may now be connected as approval from the New York State Department of Health has been received for the new office building, which is scheduled for completion in April, 2020.   The sanitary   sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The general contractor began work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials arrived the first week of January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of January. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping has been installed.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, is proposing a three (3) phase expansion commencing in April, 2020 and being completed in March 2022.  Preliminary Site Plan Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their February 19th meeting.  The applicant is now preparing Final Site Plan drawings and seek approvals at the April 1st Planning Board meeting.  Once a Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a preconstruction meeting will follow and a notice to proceed will be issued.

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage associated with the installation of a duct bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, testing the new line and energizing it.  The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard, install a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete duct bank for cross-connection to lower yard in Station 127 and new electric lines with cross-connections to Canandaigua District.  Complete the duct bank for the Empire Pipeline Pumping Station Project and testing equipment.  The third phase is called Project Closeout, scheduled from October 2021 through March 2022 includes remaining property restoration, reseed and panting as necessary and security fencing and gate. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete. The applicant is submitting a field change to tie the new bathrooms into the nearby public sewer line. The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project located along the west         side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of the revised plan later this Spring 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.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  The plan for this year is to only complete the site work, Town Street Scape work along State Route 332 and the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)-required work out front.  Next spring (2021), work is expected to commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The third meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held on Thursday evening, February 20, 2020.    The Committee continues their reviews of the draft maps that are to be updated and discussed changes to be made. 

The Committee has prepared a residents’ survey that has been released to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020 and closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Approximately 500 responses were received during this three week period and are now being tabulated.  Results of the survey will be made known via various means.  The data collected will help shape the desired vision for the Town during the next ten (10) years.    

The next Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the Farmington Town Hall.  Chapter 3, Goals, Objectives and Policies will be discussed along with the results of the Community Survey. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of April, May and June.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini-warehouse buildings containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two (2) mini-warehouse buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing up to and along the south side of the Thruway property); and one (1) building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The site was rezoned GI General Industrial, along with several other sites in the neighborhood, in 1980.  The mini-warehouse buildings will be slab on-grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the northern property line with the New York State Thruway.  The Ontario County Planning Board has completed its’ review and comments upon this application.  The Planning Board will consider placing this application on a future agenda probably in early May.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story 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.  Some of the changes from the concerted plan include: the building has been rotated to have the façade face Collett Road, the stormwater pond [on the Home Power Systems parcel] will be enlarged to serve both the Home Power Systems and the Swetman Properties projects, new sanitary sewer and water laterals will be installed, and the fire department connection has been relocated to the front of the building for easier access.  The Planning Board approved the Preliminary Site Plan Application at their March 4, 2020 meeting and is awaiting Final Site Plan drawings in order to schedule this application on a future agenda. 

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  LeFrois Builders and Developers met on February 7th with the Project Review Committee and on March 4th with the Planning Board to discuss the development of 27 acres of land along the south side of State Route 96, between the Farmington Plaza property at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332 and east of the former Wades Plaza site.  The applicant is proposing a phase development of the site with approximately 36,000 square feet of one-story commercial buildings fronting along the south side of State Route 96; and 150,000 square feet of flex-office type buildings located in the interior portion of the site. 

The next steps will involve a Preliminary Site Plan Application to the Planning Board at a future meeting, followed by a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation.  A detailed Traffic Impact Study is now being prepared for this project.  Once that study has been completed the project will move forward for formal review and approvals.

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:      March 10, 2020

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

We have the following items to report for this week’s Town Board Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (8)

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to sign Proclamation with the International Code Council declaring the Month of May 2020 as Building Safety Month.
  2. Resolution authorizing the Town of Farmington Supervisor to sign the Annual Software Support and maintenance Contract for the period of April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 with Business Automation Services (BAS) at a cost not to exceed $6,470.00
  3. Resolution authorizing the refund of Zoning Board Fees in regard to the area variance requested for 1375 Hathaway Drive in the amount of $100.00 to Mark DiMartino
  4. Resolution authorizing the purchase of a radio and charger for the Codes Department truck from Finger Lakes Communications at a cost not to exceed $1,819.76
  5. Resolution authorizing Letter of Credit Release #1 (partial release) for Auburn Meadows Subdivision Section 7S in the total amount of $472,456.88.
  6. Resolution introducing the town of Farmington stormwater management program (SWMP) plan and calling a public hearing for March 24th at 7pm
  7. Resolution town of Farmington stormwater management program (SWMP) plan state environmental quality review (SEQR) – determination of significance – type II action
  8. Resolution opposing an amendment to the Proposed 2020 State Budget submitted by Governor Cuomo, knowns as “The Energy Siting Amendment;” and requesting the withdrawal of said amendment.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   At the March 4th meeting, the Planning Board took action to grant Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval with Conditions and closed the public hearing on preliminary subdivision.  DRS applied and was approved for a Flood Plain Development Permit so that the existing agricultural pasture fence is allowed. The Planning Board also continued the public hearings upon the Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan Approval to Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Once the Planning Board determines that it has adequate details on the Special Use Permit criteria and the draft Decommissioning Plan, then the Special Use Permit application may be acted upon.  The Planning Board will then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

  1. Microtel Project – At the PRC meeting on March 6th it was reported that Microtel is working on selecting a bank to provide the letter of credit to the Town and hopes to submit it by March 13th.  Microtel did say they will be installing some of their land bank parking and looking to use two spots to include a dumpster location for the hotel.  Microtel stated they plan on breaking ground no later than March 30th to stay on schedule.  A pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, February 7, 2020 for the construction of a Microtel building that is to be constructed as part of the approved site improvements at 1290 State Route 332.  Last fall other improvements included the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant and site changes to the Kentucky Fried Chicken.  The Microtel facility will be a 64-unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, continues its’ review of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along the 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.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   A copy of the draft document has been posted upon the town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com for property owners and the public to review.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   Waterproofing of the north end elevation of the foundation is now in progress. The bank vault has been delivered and will be set upon the vault pad.  New Energy Works will begin the timber framework on Monday, March 23rd.  Roofing shingles on the Hathaway House will be installed this week.  The basement for the new branch bank office has been dug on the Site.  The Driveway, parking lot stone base work has been completed. They will be installing 10 parking spots on the lot next door for contractor parking.  The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring with a late May or early June target.   The bank also reports that they have acquired ownership of a parcel of land located across Hathaway Drive, at the north west corner of the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive.  The building has been removed from the site.  The diseased trees have been removed and as weather permits the site will be restored as green space.  No plans have been made known for the re-use of this property.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised 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 uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, 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, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; 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 proposal was to have been discussed at the March 6th Project Review Committee meeting.  The Planning Board will be asked to update their report and recommendation to the Town Board for consideration of the formal rezoning request.  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 has officially opened 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.   

The remainder of site improvements will again commence in the Spring of 2020 with the completion of sidewalk, street lights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping along State Route 96.  The remaining improvements were put on hold pending the completion of a Town water line project at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  All site improvements are to be installed on or before May 31, 2020.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 2 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 has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be next spring 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. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of

tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  A work shop session, open to the public, was held on Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, with the Town Recreation Advisory Committee and approximately 30 residents in attendance who reviewed the park design plans.

Site earthwork including the installation of water lines and sewer lines is underway.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties. 

While the site earthwork is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to please keep off from the stored water and sewer pipes to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if you see anyone climbing on the pipes, or 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. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor is preparing a list of demolition items for the Town to determine what credits and costs will be assigned to this project.  As both structures are non-insulated, the current thinking is that “temperature sensitive” finish work would be delayed until the Spring. At the Town Park bathroom they have installed all the unground plumping and have poured the floor.   

These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town last year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town that the remaining trail work has now been completed for this project.  The Town’s Construction Inspectors, from Fisher Associates, have notified the Town of their acceptance of the completed items.   In the meantime, a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  Pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now complete for this year and the road has been re-opened for public use.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, guard rails and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks in the spring of 2020.

The Town’s engineering firm, MRB Group, D.P.C., also has completed the design for the entire project.  This project’s design includes improvements to meet the requirements of the federally mandated “Complete Streets Act.”  These improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, widened travel pavement and pedestrian crossings along this section of the Town Line Road.   This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.    

Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in early 2020, east of Birchwood Drive west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021/2022, involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  

  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 Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have received agreement from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the confirmation of the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a

        portion of this land 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.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed until spring.  There will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures that are to be 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 and four (4) two-unit dwellings are under construction in Phase 1.

This Spring, site work will continue in Section 2, including the construction of the Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of twenty-six (26) single-family dwellings have been completed and six (6) single-family dwellings are under construction.  This past week, two (2) additional applications were submitted for new dwellings and are now under review for issuing Building Permits.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    The project involves the construction of Ackerman Way and Omega Drive.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.   At present there are Thirty-two (32) occupied dwellings and three (3) single family dwellings under construction  This past week, one (1) additional application was submitted for a new dwelling and is now under review for issuing a Building Permit.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 26 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   Paving of these two remaining sections of Marion Way and Jasper Drive was completed last fall, which will enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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 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. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Buildings continue to be constructed within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of twenty (20) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time.  One of the first two units constructed, the one nearest Hook Road, continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

Section 1 consists of 41 two-unit single-family townhouse dwellings to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, known as Redfield Drive.  Redfield Drive is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor, in addition to installing water lines and sewer lines, has installed concrete gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional thirty-five (35) single-story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue into 2020.  Building permits for this section will not be issued until next Spring after the road base asphalt has been installed, water and sewer lines connected, and RG&E has provided service connections to these sites.  At the PRC meeting on March 6th Victor Excavating reported that they have been able to repurpose some of the on-site materials in the lower depths of the trenches.  They stated that the project did stall for a while but starting this week the project is back on schedule.  The schedule dose shows the road to be installed by the end of May.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road completed along the west side of State Route 332 will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed later this year at this location.   The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the intersection area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for two public street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of forty-two (42) single-family detached lots and one-hundred fifty-one (151) single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which eighty (80) will be ranch style (or single story) and seventy-one (71) will be two-story. 

There will be a meeting between the contactors and Town on site for the drainage problems with stormwater at the corner of 332 and Perez Drive.  The Town Highway superintendent stated that the existing swale needs minor adjustments to drain the water away from the corner and sidewalk.   

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 granting final site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Finally, the applicant has submitted an application for a digital sign to be added to their existing sign freestanding commercial speech sign. This application has been sent to County Planning for review at their February 12th meeting.  An application for sign site plan approval was scheduled for the Town Zoning Board of Appeals agenda for their February 24th meeting but was continued to the March 23rd as the applicant did not show for the meeting.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There is a total of 14 dwellings completed and 6 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There is a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.  Four (4) applications for new homes are under review currently.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ January 15, 2020 meeting approved with conditions their application for additional site directional signage.   The owners are looking forward to a grand opening in early April.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A State Highway Work Permit could not be issued last fall since the cold weather would not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.

Mr. Shields provided a letter at the PRC meeting, for the Director of Development, dated March 5, 2020, reviewing the past discussions and proposing the repair of the sani­tary sewer lateral from its interior by Precision Trenchless.  Mr. Shields explained that Precision Trenchless can repair the lateral from the interior by first sealing the defects and then by adding structure integrity from the inside of the lateral without having to excavate and disturb State Route 96. At the PRC meeting it was request that Mr. Shields sets up a meeting with Town staff at which Mr. Shields would provide the specific details of the interior repair, length of the lateral to be repaired, repair operations, etc.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 in April.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground and may now be connected as approval from the New York State Department of Health has been received for the new office building, which is scheduled for completion in April, 2020.   The sanitary   sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The general contractor began work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials arrived the first week of January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of January. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping has been installed.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, is proposing a three (3) phase expansion commencing in April, 2020 and being completed in March 2022.  Preliminary Site Plan Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their February 19th meeting.  The applicant is now preparing Final Site Plan drawings and seek approvals at the March 18th Planning Board meeting.  Tentatively scheduled for a preconstruction meeting April 3rd contingent on receiving final sire plan that the March 18th Planning Board meeting.

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage associated with the installation of a duct bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, testing the new line and energizing it.  The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard, install a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete duct bank for cross-connection to lower yard in Station 127 and new electric lines with cross-connections to Canandaigua District.  Complete the duct bank for the Empire Pipeline Pumping Station Project and testing equipment.  The third phase is called Project Closeout, scheduled from October 2021 through March 2022 includes remaining property restoration, reseed and panting as necessary and security fencing and gate. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete. The applicant is submitting a field change to tie the new bathrooms into the nearby public sewer line. The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project located along the west         side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of the revised plan later this Spring 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.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  The plan for this year is to only complete the site work, Town Street Scape work along State Route 332 and the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)-required work out front.  Next spring (2021), work is expected to commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The third meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held on Thursday evening, February 20, 2020.    The Committee continues their reviews of the draft maps that are to be updated and discussed changes to be made. 

The Committee has prepared a residents’ survey that has been released to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020 and closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Approximately 500 responses were received during this three week period and are now being tabulated.  Results of the survey will be made known via various means.  The data collected will help shape the desired vision for the Town during the next ten (10) years.    

The next Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the Farmington Town Hall.  Chapter 3, Goals, Objectives and Policies will be discussed along with the results of the Community Survey. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of April, May and June.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini-warehouse buildings containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two (2) mini-warehouse buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing up to and along the south side of the Thruway property); and one (1) building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The site was rezoned GI General Industrial, along with several other sites in the neighborhood, in 1980.  The mini-warehouse buildings will be slab on-grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the northern property line with the New York State Thruway.  The Ontario County Planning Board has completed its’ review and comments upon this application, which will be placed on the Town Planning Board’s agenda for the March 18th meeting.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story 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.  Some of the changes from the concerted plan include: the building has been rotated to have the façade face Collett Road, the stormwater pond [on the Home Power Systems parcel] will be enlarged to serve both the Home Power Systems and the Swetman Properties projects, new sanitary sewer and water laterals will be installed, and the fire department connection has been relocated to the front of the building for easier access.  The Planning Board approved the Preliminary Site Plan Application at their March 4, 2020 meeting. 

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  LeFrois Builders and Developers met on February 7th with the Project Review Committee and on March 4th with the Planning Board to discuss the development of 27 acres of land along the south side of State Route 96, between the Farmington Plaza property at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332 and east of the former Wades Plaza site.  The applicant is proposing a phase development of the site with approximately 36,000 square feet of one-story commercial buildings fronting along the south side of State Route 96; and 150,000 square feet of flex-office type buildings located in the interior portion of the site.  

The next steps will involve a Preliminary Site Plan Application to the Planning Board at a future meeting, followed by a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation.  A detailed Traffic Impact Study is now being prepared for this project.  Once that study has been completed the project will move forward for formal review and approvals.

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:      February 25, 2020

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

We have the following items to report for this week’s Town Board Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (1)

  1. Resolution classifying the proposed replacement of approximately 1,900 linear feet of existing cast iron watermain with PVC pipe, located within the rights-of-way of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road and along the north side of State Route 96 west of said intersection, as being a Type II Action under the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, article 8, Part 617.5 (c); and making a Determination of Non-Significance thereon.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   At the February 19th meeting, the Planning Board took action to grant Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval with Conditions.  The Planning Board also continued the public hearings upon the Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan Approval to Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Once the Planning Board determines that it has adequate details on the Special Use Permit criteria and the draft Decommissioning Plan, then the Special Use Permit application may be acted upon.  The Planning Board will then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

  1. Microtel Project –  A pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, February 7, 2020 for the construction of a Microtel building that is to be constructed as part of the approved site improvements at 1290 State Route 332.  Last fall other improvements included the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant and site changes to the Kentucky Fried Chicken.  The Microtel facility will be a 64-unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, continues its’ review of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along the 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.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   A copy of the draft document has been posted upon the town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com for property owners and the public to review.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   The basement for the new branch bank office has been dug on the Site.  The Driveway, parking lot stone base work is also being completed this week.  The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring with a late May or early June target.   The bank also reports that they have acquired ownership of a parcel of land located across Hathaway Drive, at the north west corner of the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive.  The building has been removed from the site.  The diseased trees have been removed and as weather permits the site will be restored as green space.  No plans have been made known for the re-use of this property.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised 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 uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, 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, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; 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 proposal was to have been discussed at the February 7th Project Review Committee meeting, however, the applicant and/or engineer did not attend.  The Planning Board will be asked to update their report and recommendation to the Town Board for consideration of the formal rezoning request.  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 has officially opened 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.   

The remainder of site improvements will again commence in the Spring of 2020 with the completion of sidewalk, street lights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping along State Route 96.  The remaining improvements were put on hold pending the completion of a Town water line project at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  All site improvements are to be installed on or before May 31, 2020.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 2 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 has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be next spring 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. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of

tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  A work shop session, open to the public, was held on Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, with the Town Recreation Advisory Committee and approximately 30 residents in attendance who reviewed the park design plans.

Site earthwork including the installation of water lines and sewer lines is underway.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties. 

While the site earthwork is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to please keep off from the stored water and sewer pipes to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if you see anyone climbing on the pipes, or 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. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor is preparing a list of demolition items for the Town to determine what credits and costs will be assigned to this project.  As both structures are non-insulated, the current thinking is that “temperature sensitive” finish work would be delayed until the Spring.

These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town last year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town that the remaining trail work has now been completed for this project.  The Town’s Construction Inspectors, from Fisher Associates, have notified the Town of their acceptance of the completed items.   In the meantime, a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  Pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now complete for this year and the road has been re-opened for public use.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, guard rails and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks in the spring of 2020.

The Town’s engineering firm, MRB Group, D.P.C., also has completed the design for the entire project.  This project’s design includes improvements to meet the requirements of the federally mandated “Complete Streets Act.”  These improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, widened travel pavement and pedestrian crossings along this section of the Town Line Road.   This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.    

Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in early 2020, east of Birchwood Drive west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021/2022, involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  

  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 Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have received agreement from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the confirmation of the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a

        portion of this land 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.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed until spring.  There will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures that are to be 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-six (26) occupied townhouse dwellings and five (5) two-unit dwellings are under construction in Phase 1.

This Spring, site work will continue in Section 2, including the construction of the Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and street lights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of twenty-two (22) single-family dwellings have been completed and eight (8) single-family dwellings are under construction.  This past week, two (2) additional applications were submitted for new dwellings and are now under review for issuing Building Permits.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman

Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of thirty-one (31) lots have single-family dwellings have been built and eight (8) lots remain for sale within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.  This past week, one (1) additional application was submitted for a new dwelling and is now under review for issuing a Building Permit.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 26 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   Paving of these two remaining sections of Marion Way and Jasper Drive was completed last fall, which will enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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 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. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Buildings continue to be constructed within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of twenty (20) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time.  Basements are being dug for 4 additional two-unit townhouses that are to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed, the one nearest Hook Road, continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

Section 1 consists of 41 two-unit single-family townhouse dwellings to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, known as Redfield Drive.  Redfield Drive is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor, in addition to installing water lines and sewer lines, has installed concrete gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional thirty-five (35) single-story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue into 2020.  Building permits for this section will not be issued until next Spring after the road base asphalt has been installed, water and sewer lines connected and RG&E has provided service connections to these sites.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road completed along the west side of State Route 332 will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed later this year at this location.   The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the intersection area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for two public street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of forty-two (42) single-family detached lots and one-hundred fifty-one (151) single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which eighty (80) will be ranch style (or single story) and seventy-one (71) will be two-story.     

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 will be considering granting final site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.  Finally, the applicant has submitted an application for a digital sign to be added to their existing sign freestanding commercial speech sign. This application being sent to County Planning for review at their February 12th meeting.  An application for sign site plan approval will be scheduled for the Town Zoning Board of Appeals agenda for their February 24th meeting.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 14 dwellings completed and 4 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.  Three (3) applications for new homes are under review at this time.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ January 15, 2020 meeting approved with conditions their application for additional site directional signage.   The owners are looking forward to a grand opening in early April.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A State Highway Work Permit could not be issued last fall since the cold weather would not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.  The applicant has stated that he will continue to seek alternative connections to the public sewer lines in the area which would allow him to continue work over the winter months.  Otherwise, he may have to wait until warmer weather next spring to make the connection within the State Route 96 right-of-way.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 in April.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground and may now be connected as approval from the New York State Department of Health has been received for the new office building, which is scheduled for completion in April, 2020.   The sanitary   sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The general contractor began work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials arrived the first week of January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of January. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping has been installed.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, is proposing a three (3) phase expansion commencing in March, 2020 and being completed in March 2022.  Preliminary Site Plan Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their February 19th meeting.  The applicant is now preparing Final Site Plan drawings and intends to seek approvals in March.

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage associated with the installation of a duct bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, testing the new line and energizing it.  The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard, install a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete duct bank for cross-connection to lower yard in Station 127 and new electric lines with cross-connections to Canandaigua District.  Complete the duct bank for the Empire Pipeline Pumping Station Project and testing equipment.  The third phase is called Project Closeout, scheduled from October 2021 through March 2022 includes remaining property restoration, reseed and panting as necessary and security fencing and gate. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete. The applicant is submitting a field change to tie the new bathrooms into the nearby public sewer line. The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project located along the west         side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of the revised plan later this Spring 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.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  This spring, work is expected to commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The third meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held on Thursday evening, February 20, 2020.    The Committee continues their reviews of the draft maps that are to be updated and discussed changes to be made. 

The Committee has prepared a residents’ survey that has been released to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020 and closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Approximately 500 responses were received during this three week period and are now being tabulated.  Results of the survey will be made known via various means.  The data collected will help shape the desired vision for the Town during the next ten (10) years.    

The next Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the Farmington Town Hall.  Chapter 3, Goals, Objectives and Policies will be discussed along with the results of the Community Survey. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of April, May and June.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini-warehouse buildings containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two (2) mini-warehouse buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing up to and along the south side of the Thruway property); and one (1) building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The site was rezoned GI General Industrial, along with several other sites in the neighborhood, in 1980.  The mini-warehouse buildings will be slab on-grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the northern property line with the New York State Thruway.  The Ontario County Planning Board has completed its’ review and comments upon this application, which will be placed on the Town Planning Board’s agenda for the March 18th meeting.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story 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.  The Planning Board will be receiving the Preliminary Site Plan Application at their March 4, 2020 meeting.

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  LeFrois Builders and Developers met on February 7th with the Project Review Committee to discuss the development of 27 acres of land along the south side of State Route 96, between the Farmington Plaza property at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332 and east of the former Wades Plaza site.  The applicant is proposing a phase development of the site with approximately 36,000 square feet of one-story commercial buildings fronting along the south side of State Route 96; and 150,000 square feet of flex-office type buildings located in the interior portion of the site. 

The next steps will involve a Preliminary Site Plan Application to the Planning Board at a future meeting, followed by a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation.  A detailed Traffic Impact Study is now being prepared for this project.  Once that study has been completed the project will move forward for formal review and approvals.

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:      February 11, 2020

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

We have the following items to report for this week’s Town Board Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (1)

  1. Resolution authorizing the partial release of funds from the letter of credit established for site improvements located within Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project, Phase 2, Letter of Credit Release #1.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   At the January 15th meeting, the Planning Board continued the public hearings upon the Preliminary Subdivision Plat and the Special Use Permit to Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  The Planning Board has requested, that in the interim period, additional details be provide on the responses by DRS to the criteria for issuing a Special Use Permit and the draft Decomissioning Plan.  DRS met with the Town’s Project Review Committee (PRC) staff on Friday morning, February 7th.  At this meeting staff provided a list of concerns with the documents submitted and were informed that corrected information would be provided by this coming Thursday, February 13th, for including in the Planning Board packets for their meeting on February 19th.  Once the Planning Board determines that it has adequate details on the Special Use Permit criteria and the draft Decommissioning Plan, these two (2) applications may be acted upon.  The Planning Board will then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

  1. Microtel Project –  A pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, February 7, 2020 for the construction of a Microtel building that is to be constructed as part of the approved site improvements at 1290 State Route 332.  Last fall other improvements included the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant and site changes to the Kentucky Fried Chicken.  The Microtel facility will be a 64 unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. 

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, continues its’ review of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along the 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.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   A copy of the draft document has been posted upon the town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com for property owners and the public to review.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   The basement for the new branch bank office has been dug on the Site.  The Driveway, parking lot stone base work is also being completed this week.  The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring with a late May or early June target.   The bank also reports that they have acquired ownership of a parcel of land located across Hathaway Drive, at the north west corner of the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive.  The building has been removed from the site.  The diseased trees have been removed and as weather permits the site will be restored as green space.  No plans have been made known for the re-use of this property.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised 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 uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, 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, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; 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 proposal was to have been discussed at last Friday’s Project Review Committee meeting, however, the applicant and/or engineer did not attend.  The Planning Board will be asked to update their report and recommendation to the Town Board for consideration of the formal rezoning request.  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 has officially opened 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.   

The remainder of site improvements will again commence in the Spring of 2020 with the completion of sidewalk, street lights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping along State Route 96.  The remaining improvements were put on hold pending the completion of a Town water line project at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  All site improvements are to be installed on or before May 31, 2020.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 2 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 has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be next spring 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. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of

tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  A work shop session, open to the public, was held on Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, with the Town Recreation Advisory Committee and approximately 30 residents in attendance who reviewed the park design plans.

Site earthwork including the installation of water lines and sewer lines began this week off from Amber Drive.  The excavated earth will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties. 

While the site earthwork is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to please keep off from the stored water and sewer pipes to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if you see anyone climbing on the pipes, or 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. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor is preparing a list of demolition items for the Town to determine what credits and costs will be assigned to this project.  As both structures are non-insulated, the current thinking is that “temperature sensitive” finish work would be delayed until the Spring.

These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town last year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town that the remaining trail work has now been completed for this project.  The Town’s Construction Inspectors, from Fisher Associates, have notified the Town of their acceptance of the completed items.   A final walk through inspection with State and Town Officials will be scheduled.   In the meantime, a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  Pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now complete for this year and the road has been re-opened for public use.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, guard rails and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks in the spring of 2020.

The Town’s engineering firm, MRB Group, D.P.C., also has completed the design for the entire project.  This project’s design includes improvements to meet the requirements of the federally mandated “Complete Streets Act.”  These improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, widened travel pavement and pedestrian crossings along this section of the Town Line Road.   This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.    

Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in early 2020, east of Birchwood Drive west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021/2022, involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  

  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 Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have received agreement from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the confirmation of the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a

        portion of this land 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.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed until spring.  There will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures that are to be 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-six (26) occupied townhouse dwellings and five (5) two-unit dwellings are under construction in Phase 1.

This Spring, site work will continue in Section 2, including the construction of the Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and street lights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of nineteen (19) single-family dwellings have been completed and eight (8) single-family dwellings are under construction.  This past week, three (3) additional applications were submitted for new dwellings and are now under review for issuing Building Permits.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman

Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of twenty- seven (27) lots have single-family dwellings and eight (8) additional dwellings are under construction within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.  This past week, one (1) additional application was submitted for a new dwelling and is now under review for issuing a Building Permit.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 26 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   The final site plans were signed on October 23, 2019 and were filed with the County Clerk’s Office.  Paving of these two remaining sections of Marion Way and Jasper Drive has been completed which will enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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 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. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Buildings continue to be constructed within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of eighteen (18) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time.  Basements are being dug for 4 additional two-unit townhouses that are to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed, the one nearest Hook Road, continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

Section 1 consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, known as Redfield Drive.  Redfield Drive is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor, in addition to installing water lines and sewer lines, has installed concrete gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional thirty-five (35) single-story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue into 2020.  Building permits for this section will not be issued until next Spring after the road base asphalt has been installed, water and sewer lines connected and RG&E has provided service connections to these sites.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road completed along the west side of State Route 332 will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed later this year at this location.   The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the intersection area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for two public street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of forty-two (42) single-family detached lots and one-hundred fifty-one (151) single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which eighty (80) will be ranch style (or single story) and seventy-one (71) will be two-story.     

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 granted preliminary site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate

in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.  Finally, the applicant has submitted an application for a digital sign to be added to their existing sign freestanding commercial speech sign. This application being sent to County Planning for review at their February 12th meeting.  An application for sign site plan approval will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board’s February 19th meeting.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 14 dwellings completed and 4 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.  Three (3) applications for new homes are under review at this time.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ January 15, 2020 meeting approved with conditions their application for additional site directional signage.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A State Highway Work Permit could not be issued last fall since the cold weather would not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.  The applicant has stated that he will continue to seek alternative connections to the public sewer lines in the area which would allow him to continue work over the winter months.  Otherwise, he may have to wait until warmer weather next spring to make the connection within the State Route 96 right-of-way.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 in April.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground and may now be connected as approval from the New York State Department of Health has been received for the new office building, which is scheduled for completion in April, 2020.   The sanitary   sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The general contractor began work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials arrived the first week of January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of January. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping has been installed.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, is proposing a three (3) phase expansion commencing in March, 2020 and being completed in March 2022.  The Preliminary Site Plan Application is scheduled for February 7th Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting and the February 19, 2020 Planning Board Meeting.

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage associated with the installation of a duct bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, testing the new line and energizing it.  The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard, install a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete duct bank for cross-connection to lower yard in Station 127 and new electric lines with cross-connections to Canandaigua District.  Complete the duct bank for the Empire Pipeline Pumping Station Project and testing equipment.  The third phase is called Project Closeout, scheduled from October 2021 through March 2022 includes remaining property restoration, reseed and panting as necessary and security fencing and gate. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete. The applicant is submitting a field change to tie the new bathrooms into the nearby public sewer line. The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project located along the west         side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of the revised plan later this Spring 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.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The third meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held on Tuesday evening, January 21, 2020.    The Committee continues their reviews of the draft maps that are to be updated and discussed changes to be made. 

The Committee has prepared a residents’ survey that has been released to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020 and will be closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.  The survey may be completed on line at the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com , or a copy may be picked-up at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Town Assessor’s Office and the Town Development Officer for return to the Town Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020. 

At the next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 20th, the Committee will continue to review Chapter 2, Existing Conditions Chapter, and a draft of Chapter 3, Goals, Objectives and Policies. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of April, May and June.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini-warehouse buildings containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two (2) mini-warehouse buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing up to and along the south side of the Thruway property); and one (1) building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The site was rezoned GI General Industrial, along with several other sites in the neighborhood, in 1980.  The mini-warehouse buildings will be slab on-grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the northern property line with the New York State Thruway.  The Ontario County Planning Board has completed its’ review and comments upon this application, which will be placed on the Town Planning Board’s agenda for the February 19th meeting.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story 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.  The Planning Board will be receiving the Preliminary Site Plan Application at their January 15, 2020 meeting.

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  LeFrois Builders and Developers met last Friday morning, February 7th with the Project Review Committee to discuss the development of 27 acres of land along the south side of State Route 96, between the Farmington Plaza property at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332 and east of the former Wades Plaza site.  The applicant is proposing a phase development of the site with approximately 36,000 square feet of one-story commercial buildings fronting along the south side of State Route 96; and 150,000 square feet of flex-office type buildings located in the interior portion of the site. 

The next steps will involve a conceptual presentation to the Planning Board at a future meeting in March, followed by a more detail preliminary site plan presentation and County Planning review.  A detailed Traffic Impact Study is now being prepared for this project.  Once that study has been completed the project will move forward for formal review and approvals.

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:      January 28, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Monday, January 28, 2020.

We have the following items to report for this week’s Town Board Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution authorizing the town of Farmington Code Enforcement Officers, Daniel Delpriore and August Gordner to attend the Fire Marshals & Inspector seminar at the New York State Fire Training Academy on Oct. 27th through the 30th
  2. Resolution authorizing the town of Farmington Zoning Officer, John Weidenborner to attend the Monroe County Fire Marshals & Inspectors seminar at West Webster Fire department on May 19 through May 21, 2020.
  3. Resolution authorizing the building department to purchase web portal & service request systems module from BAS (business automation service) for the IPS software.
  4. Resolution accepting a Letter of Credit in the total amount of $48,542.00 and directing the filing of said surety with the Town Clerk’s Office and requesting the Planning Board’s recommendation thereon for the approved site improvements within the Microtel Indus Group Project located at 1290 State Route 332.
  5. Resolution authorizing scheduling of a public hearing upon a proposed Local Law entitled “A Local Law Amending Chapter 153 (Vehicles and Traffic) of the Code of the Town of Farmington,” to be held on February 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Hall.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   At the January 15th meeting, the Planning Board continued the public hearings upon the Preliminary Subdivision Plat and the Special Use Permit to Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  The Planning Board has requested, that in the interim period, additional details be provide on the responses by DRS to the criteria for issuing a Special Use Permit and the draft Decomissioning Plan.  Once these two (2) applications have been acted upon the Board will consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

  1. Microtel Project –  A Microtel building is to be constructed as part of the approved site improvements at 1290 State Route 332.  Last fall other improvements included the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant and site changes to the Kentucky Fried Chicken.  The Microtel facility will be a 64 unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.  The Town Board will be accepting a proposed Letter of Credit for site improvements, at their meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for February 7th with an order to proceed being issued once the Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, continues its’ review of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along the 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.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   More details on this street scape plan will be forthcoming in February along with a copy of the draft document which will be posted on the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   The basement for the new branch bank office is now being dug on the Site.  The Driveway, parking lot base stone work is also being completed this week.  The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring.   The bank has submitted a change order to remove the proposed bilco-type basement doors to the Hathaway House section of the project and to instead make an underground connection to the new part of the bank’s proposed full basement.   The bank also reports that they have acquired ownership of a parcel of land located across Hathaway Drive, at the north west corner of the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive.  The building has been removed from the site.  There are some diseased trees that will need to be removed as weather permits and the site will be restored as green space.  No plans have been made known for the re-use of this property.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised 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 uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, 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, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; 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 proposal will be discussed at the February 7th Project Review Committee and the February 19th Planning Board Meeting.  The Planning Board will then make a recommendation to the Town Board whether to consider the formal rezoning request.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed use project to the Town Board. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has officially opened 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.   

The remainder of site improvements will again commence in the Spring of 2020 with the completion of sidewalk, street lights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping along State Route 96.  The remaining improvements were put on hold pending the completion of a Town water line project at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  All site improvements are to be installed on or before May 31, 2020.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 2 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 has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be next spring 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. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of

tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  A work shop session, open to the public, has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, with the Town Recreation Advisory Committee to review the park design plans.

Site earthwork will commence this week, weather permitting, and will include excavation for the installation of water lines and sewer lines.  The excavated earth will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties. 

While the site earthwork is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to please keep off from the stored water and sewer pipes to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if you see anyone climbing on the pipes, or 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. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor is preparing a list of demolition items for the Town to determine what credits and costs will be assigned to this project.  As both structures are non-insulated, the current thinking is that “temperature sensitive” finish work would be delayed until the Spring.

These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town last year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town the work has now been completed for this project.  The Town’s Construction Inspectors, from Fisher Associates, have notified the Town of their acceptance of the completed items.   A final walk through inspection with State and Town Officials will be scheduled.   In the meantime, a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  Pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now complete for this year and the road has been re-opened for public use.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, guard rails and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks in the spring of 2020.

The Town’s engineering firm, MRB Group, D.P.C., also has completed the design for the entire project.  This project’s design includes improvements to meet the requirements of the federally mandated “Complete Streets Act.”  These improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, widened travel pavement and pedestrian crossings along this section of the Town Line Road.   This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.    

Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in early 2020, east of Birchwood Drive west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021/2022, involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  

  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 Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have received agreement from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the confirmation of the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a

        portion of this land 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.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed until spring.  There will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures that are to be 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-six (26) occupied townhouse dwellings and five (5) two-unit dwellings are under construction in Phase 1.

This Spring, site work will continue in Section 2, including the construction of the Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and street lights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of nineteen (19) single-family dwellings have been completed and eight (8) single-family dwellings are under construction.  This past week, three (3) additional applications were submitted for new dwellings and are now under review for issuing Building Permits.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman

Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of twenty- seven (27) lots have single-family dwellings and eight (8) additional dwellings are under construction within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.  This past week, one (1) additional application was submitted for a new dwelling and is now under review for issuing a Building Permit.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 26 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   The final site plans were signed on October 23, 2019 and were filed with the County Clerk’s Office.  Paving of these two remaining sections of Marion Way and Jasper Drive has been completed which will enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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 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. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Buildings continue to be constructed within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of eighteen (18) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time.  Basements are being dug for 4 additional two-unit townhouses that are to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed, the one nearest Hook Road, continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

Section 1 consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, known as Redfield Drive.  Redfield Drive is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor, in addition to installing water lines and sewer lines, has installed concrete gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional thirty-five (35) single-story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue into 2020.  Building permits for this section will not be issued until next Spring after the road base asphalt has been installed, water and sewer lines connected and RG&E has provided service connections to these sites.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road completed along the west side of State Route 332 will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed later this year at this location.   The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the intersection area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for two public street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of forty-two (42) single-family detached lots and one-hundred fifty-one (151) single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which eighty (80) will be ranch style (or single story) and seventy-one (71) will be two-story.     

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 granted preliminary site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate

in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.  Finally, the applicant has submitted an application for a digital sign to be added to their existing sign freestanding commercial speech sign. This application being sent to County Planning for review at their February 12th meeting.  An application for sign site plan approval will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board’s February 19th meeting.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 14 dwellings completed and 4 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.  Three (3) applications for new homes are under review at this time.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ January 15, 2020 meeting approved with conditions their application for additional site directional signage.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A Highway Work Permit does not appear to be able to be issued this fall since the cold weather does not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet

State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.  The applicant has stated that he will continue to seek alternative connections to the public sewer lines in the area which would allow him to continue work over the winter months.  Otherwise, he may have to wait until warmer weather next spring to make the connection within the State Route 96 right-of-way.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 in February.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground and may now be connected as approval from the New York State Department of Health has been received for the new office building, which is scheduled for completion in April, 2020.   The sanitary   sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The general contractor began work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials arrived the first week of January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of January. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping has been installed.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, is proposing a three (3) phase expansion commencing in March, 2020 and being completed in March 2022.  The Preliminary Site Plan Application is scheduled for February 7th Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting and the February 19, 2020 Planning Board Meeting.

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage associated with the installation of a duct bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, testing the new line and energizing it.  The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard, install a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete duct bank for cross-connection to lower yard in Station 127 and new electric lines with cross-connections to Canandaigua District.  Complete the duct bank for the Empire Pipeline Pumping Station Project and testing equipment.  The third phase is called Project Closeout, scheduled from October 2021 through March 2022 includes remaining property restoration, reseed and panting as necessary and security fencing and gate. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete. The applicant is submitting a flied change to tie the new bathrooms into the sewer line and not tie into the existing site plumbing. The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

  1. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project located along the west         side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board is awaiting receipt of a Traffic Impact Study, which is now underway.  Following their review of the revised plan later this Spring 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.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The third meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held on Tuesday evening, January 21, 2020.    The Committee continues their reviews of the draft maps that are to be updated and discussed changes to be made.  In addition, the Committee discussed a draft residents’ survey that is to be released to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020 and be closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Also to be discussed at the next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 20th, will be the revised Chapter 2 Existing Conditions Chapter and a draft of Chapter 3, Goals, Objectives and Policies. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of April, May and June.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini-warehouse buildings containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two (2) mini-warehouse buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing up to and along the south side of the Thruway property); and one (1) building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The site was rezoned GI General Industrial, along with several other sites in the neighborhood, in 1980.  The mini-warehouse buildings will be slab on-grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the northern property line with the New York State Thruway.  The Ontario County Planning Board has completed its’ review and comments upon this application, which will be placed on the Town Planning Board’s agenda for the February 19th meeting.

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story 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.  The Planning Board will be receiving the Preliminary Site Plan Application at their January 15, 2020 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:      January 14, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Monday, January 14, 2020.

We have the following items to report for this week’s Town Board Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (4)

  1. Resolution authorizing the Fire Marshall to attend the Finger Lakes Building Officials Association Educational Conference March 9-11, 2020 at a cost not to exceed $390.00 plus annual dues not to exceed $55.00 for a total not to exceed $445.00.
  2. Resolution authorizing the Building Department to purchase projects module from BAS for the IPS software at a cost not to exceed $4,300.00
  3. Resolution authorizing the Building Department to purchase one (1) Ricoh MPC Wide Format Printer/Scanner from Brian Parisi Copier Systems, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $7,350.00.
  4. Resolution to establish a letter of credit surety for the Microtel site development at 1290 State Route 332, in the total amount of $48,542.00.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, December 18, 2019 the Planning Board completed its’ review of the environmental record prepared for the amended site plan and subdivision plat and made determination of non-significance upon the amended                                                   applications to construct a 35-acre commercial solar farm upon land located south of Fox Road            and west of Yellow Mills Road. 

At the January 15th meeting, the Planning Board   The Planning Board will be continuing the public hearings upon the Preliminary Subdivision Plat and the Special Use Permit.  Once these two (2) applications have been acted upon the Board will consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

  1. Microtel Project –  A Microtel building is to be constructed as part of the approved site improvements at 1290 State Route 332.  Last fall other improvements included the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant and site changes to the Kentucky Fried Chicken.  The Microtel facility will be a 64 unit hotel facility located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.  A pre-construction meeting will be scheduled next month with an order to proceed being issued.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape -  The Town Board, continues its’ review of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for the design of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along the Route 96 Main Street Corridor within the Town of Farmington.  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.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   More details on this street scape plan will be forthcoming in January along with a copy of the draft document which will be posted on the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   The basement for the new branch bank office is now being dug on the Site.  The Driveway, parking lot base stone work is also being completed this week.  The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring.  The bank also reports that they have acquired ownership of a parcel of land located across Hathaway Drive, at the north west corner of the intersection of County Road 41 and Hathaway Drive.  The building has been removed from the site.  There are some diseased trees that will need to be removed as weather permits and the site will be restored as green space.  No plans have been made known for the re-use of this property.

  1. Farmington Market Center.    The Town continues to await a reply from the property owner, Angelo Ingrassia, regarding his intentions to move forward with plans to develop the site located on the south side of State Route 96, the former Wades Plaza site just east of Mertensia Road.   No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed use project to the Town Board. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has officially opened 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.   

Site improvements are almost complete and the remainder of work will again commence in the Spring of 2020 with the completion of sidewalk, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  The remaining improvements were put on hold pending the completion of a Town water line project at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  All site improvements are to be installed on or before May 31, 2020.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 2 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 has been made with an anticipated date of announcement to be next spring 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. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of

tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  A work shop session, open to the public, has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, with the Town Recreation Advisory Committee to review the park design plans.

Site earthwork will commence during January, weather permitting, and will include excavation for the installation of water lines and sewer lines.  The excavated earth will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties.

While the site earthwork is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to please keep off from the stored water and sewer pipes to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  Finally, if you see anyone climbing on the pipes, or 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. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor estimates 3 to 4 weeks for the work to be completed at both park sites.  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town earlier this year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town the work has now been completed for this project.  The Town’s Construction Inspectors, from Fisher Associates, have notified the Town of their acceptance of the completed items.   A final walk through inspection with State and Town Officials will be scheduled.   In the meantime, a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  Pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now complete for this year and the road has been re-opened for public use.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, guard rails and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks in the spring of 2020.

The Town’s engineering firm, MRB Group, D.P.C., also has completed the design for the entire project.  This project’s design includes improvements to meet the requirements of the federally mandated “Complete Streets Act.”  These improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, widened travel pavement and pedestrian crossings along this section of the Town Line Road.   This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.    

Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in early 2020, east of Birchwood Drive west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021/2022, involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  

  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 Subdivision.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have received agreement from a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua thereby enabling the confirmation of the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a

        portion of this land 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.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed until spring.  There will be a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be 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 26 occupied townhouse dwellings and 5 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of 18 dwellings have been completed and 9 dwellings are under construction. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman

Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of twenty- six (26) lots are occupied and nine (9) are under construction within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 26 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   The final site plans were signed on October 23, 2019 and were filed with the County Clerk’s Office.  Paving of these two remaining sections of Marion Way and Jasper Drive has been completed which will enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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 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. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Buildings continue to be constructed within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of sixteen (16) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time.  Basements are being dug for 4 additional two-unit townhouses that are to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed, the one nearest Hook Road, continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

Section 1 consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, known as Redfield Drive.  Redfield Drive is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor, in addition to installing water lines and sewer lines, has installed concrete gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue this fall and into 2020.  Building permits for this section will not be issued until next Spring after the road base asphalt has been installed.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road has been completed along State Route 332.  This entrance road location will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a

large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements          to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed next year at this location.   The    improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County   Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there      will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road     41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 80 will be ranch style (or single story) and 71 will be two-story.     

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 granted preliminary site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate

in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 14 dwellings completed and 4 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ December 18, 2019 meeting opened an application for additional signage and continued its’ deliberations to the January 15, 202 meeting.

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A Highway Work Permit does not appear to be able to be issued this fall since the cold weather does not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet

State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.  The applicant has stated that he will continue to seek alternative connections to the public sewer lines in the area which would allow him to continue work over the winter months.  Otherwise, he may have to wait until warmer weather next spring to make the connection within the State Route 96 right-of-way.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final               tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground but will not be connected until             approval is received from the New York State Department of Health and the new office building             is completed, which is scheduled for April, 2020.   The sanitary sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the     office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The piping contractor will begin work next         week and should be completed by the first week in December.  Then the general contractor will               begin work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials will be arriving the first week of                 January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of    January, 2020. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site         especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The              earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and      landscaping has been installed. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

27. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their                        meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business             and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west        side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center                property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses            

and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board following their review of     the revised plan later this fall will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board   on the requested rezoning of this project.  The Town Board anticipates receiving this report in    early 2020.     

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The third meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan will be held on Tuesday evening, January 21, 2020.    The Committee will be continuing their reviews of the draft maps that are to be updated as part of this review and discussed changes to be made.  In addition, the Committee discussed a draft residents’ survey that is intended to be released to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020 and be closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.    Also to be discussed at the next meeting will be the revised Chapter 2 Existing Conditions Chapter. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of February, April, May and June.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini warehouse units containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two mini storage buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing along the south side of the Thruway); and one building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The site was rezoned GI General Industrial, along with several other sites in the neighborhood, in 1980.  The mini storage buildings will be slab on grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the property line with the New York State Thruway.  The Ontario County Planning Board has completed its’ review and comments upon this application, which will be placed on the Town Planning Board’s agenda for a future meeting in February.

  1.  Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately 35,500 square foot one-story industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, 72 parking spaces, and 44land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.  The Planning Board will be receiving the concept drawing and related site improvements at 

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  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work continues for this project.  A construction entrance road has been completed along State Route 332.  This entrance road location will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 now contains a

large storm water control facility which has been placed to allow for intersection improvements          to both State Route 332 and County Road 41 to be completed next year at this location.   The    improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane onto County   Road 41; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there      will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road     41 on to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details have been resolved between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer has also obtained approvals from the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department for design details for street connections from the project to County Road 41. 

The installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site is also ongoing.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 80 will be ranch style (or single story) and 71 will be two-story.     

Installation of the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, has now been completed. 

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 granted preliminary site plan approval for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate

in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.   Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 10 dwellings completed and 4 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   The Planning Board, at its’ December 18, 2019 meeting opened an application for additional signage and continued its’ deliberations to the January 15, 202 meeting.

  

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  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The contractor working on this project, DGA Builders, has run into a problem making a connection to the sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  A Highway Work Permit does not appear to be able to be issued this fall since the cold weather does not allow excavation and pavement restoration to occur that would meet

State DOT Guidelines.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.  The applicant has stated that he will continue to seek alternative connections to the public sewer lines in the area which would allow him to continue work over the winter months.  Otherwise, he may have to wait until warmer weather next spring to make the connection within the State Route 96 right-of-way.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.

  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 this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be 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 this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access via new town road named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of

having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the existing Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final               tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground but will not be connected until             approval is received from the New York State Department of Health and the new office building             is completed, which is scheduled for April, 2020.   The sanitary sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the     office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The piping contractor will begin work next         week and should be completed by the first week in December.  Then the general contractor will               begin work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials will be arriving the first week of                                                                                            (7)

January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of           January, 2020. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The     earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and          landscaping has been installed. 

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work involving the installation of steel roofing and siding is now complete.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

27. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board received, at their                        meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business             and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west        side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center                property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses            

and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board following their review of     the revised plan later this fall will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board   on the requested rezoning of this project.  The Town Board anticipates receiving this report in    early 2020.     

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site

storm water facility.  Also occurring is the installation of the stone base for the future sales lot

for the recreational vehicles.   As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The second meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held on Tuesday evening, December 17, 2019.    The Committee reviewed the draft maps that are to be updated as part of this review and discussed changes to be made.  In addition, the Committee discussed the need for a residents’ survey and will be considering the format of this survey at their January 21, 2020 meeting.  Also to be discussed at the next meeting will be the revised Chapter 2 Existing Conditions Chapter. 

A new place has been created on the Town’s website for meeting minutes and drafts of the           various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting               minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of                the Committee.

Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of January

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and February.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the

proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini warehouse units containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two mini storage buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing along the south side of the Thruway); and one building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The mini storage buildings will be slab on grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity.  No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access and security cameras. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance to enable two (2) of the mini-warehouse structures to be located within ten (10) feet of the property line with the New York State Thruway.  The next step will be an application to the Planning Board for a Special Use Permit which will first have to go to the Ontario County Planning Board before the Town planning board reviews this application at a future meeting.

  1.  Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately 35,500 square foot one-story industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, 72 parking spaces, and 44land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.  The Planning Board will be receiving the concept drawing and related site improvements at their January 15, 2020 meeting.

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