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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:       July 27, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period July 13, 2021 through July 27, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (6)

  1. Resolution in support of the 1816 Quaker Meetinghouse Museum – 2021 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for Environmental Protection Funds.
  1. Resolution authorizing the final release from a Letter of Credit – Redfern Townhome Project, in the total amount of $12,146.00.
  1. Resolution authorizing the Director of Development to prepare a 2021-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) – Congestion and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) Grant Application for implementing the construction of sidewalk/trail connections shown on the Town of Farmington Sidewalk/Trail Master Plan Map, a part of the 2021 Edition of the Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.
  1. Resolution declaring a water line repair emergency along the east side of State Route 332, between State Route 96 and County Road 41, directing a water line replacement within this area and authorizing engineering design, purchase of water pipe, hydrants and fixtures.
  1. Resolution declaring an emergency condition exists within the right-of-way of Collett Road between State Route 332 and East Corporate Drive, directing a sewer line replacement within this area and authorizing engineering design, purchase of sewer pipe, fixtures and manholes.
  1. Resolution regarding consent to accept dedication of Savalla Boulevard and two portions of Barry Place located within the Hathaway’s Corners Project.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Grass is growing on the fields, tennis and basketball courts have been paved, stone dust trail work is approximately one-half don, landscaping is approximately seventy-five percent (75%), buildings are substantially complete and entrance drives to the park from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive is underway. Playground equipment for two age groups (ages 3-7 and 8-10) has been selected, orders placed and will be installed later this year.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Sidewalk/Trail Connection Grant Application.      The Town is working on preparing a grant application to the New York State Department of Transportation for Federal Highway Administration Grant funds for Alternative Transportation Systems.  A total of 13 sub-areas have been identified where there are missing sections of sidewalks and trail connections which are being sought for completing Phase 1 of the Town’s Sidewalk/Trail Master Plan.  A grant application is being prepared for constructing approximately 16,000 lineal feet of five-foot wide concrete sidewalks, ramps and stone dust trail connections.  In addition, a pedestrian bridge crossing of Beaver Creek is also a part of the pending grant application.

A Public Information Meeting, both in-person and a virtual “zoom” meeting, has been scheduled commencing next Tuesday evening, August 3, 2021.  The notice of this meeting has been posted on the town’s website and sent to the Town’s Official Newspaper.   Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/i/94318625196?pwd=K2NWdEJDZFpXaW5HcE51b@M1WG1Qdz09 Meeting ID:943 1862 5196  Passcode:870317 or Dial by your location + 1 6464 558 8656 US (New York).  A copy of the draft Sidewalk/Trail Master Plan Map is posted on the website for your review prior to the meeting.  

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   A new Judge has been assigned to hear this case, as of Friday, July 23, 2021.  We await hearing when a decision is likely to occur on this action.

  

The Town Board, at its’ meeting on June 23rd accepted a Letter of Credit Estimate for site construction of the solar project.  In addition, the Town Board approved the Decommissioning Plan for the solar project and sent it onto DRS for signatures. DRS has since requested amendments to the Decommissioning Plan, have met with the Town’s Special Legal Counsel and awaits a report along with any of the text amendments to the Decommissioning Plan.  It is anticipated that this matter will be addressed at the August 10th Town Board Meeting. 

 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are complete.  There remains two short sections of sidewalks to be replaced this month along with restoration of disturbed lawns. 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town is seeking quotes for pedestrian crossing signal  devices and their installation at the County Road 41 trail crossing.  This is the last task remaining to complete all of the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work continues on the second phase of the project, which includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Birchwood and Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks, curbing and lawn restorations have been installed on the north side of the Town Line Road, between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows.  Driveways have been repaired and the road base binder course of blacktop installed along this phase.  Work has shifted to the south side and will include drainage improvements, installation of curbing and a road base binder course of blacktop.  This work will then be followed by the installation of the road base binder course of asphalt which will continue phase 2 to the east to the intersection with State Route 332.  This phase also includes storm drainage improvements, boxing out of the road and installation of road base binder asphalt.  Phase 3, the last phase, will include the installation of top asphalt coating of the road between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, which is scheduled during 2022 along with any remaining punch list items. 

The project, when complete, will include new travel lanes, new sidewalks, new water lines and bike lanes on both sides of the roadway.  Related to this highway improvement project is a request which has been submitted by the Farmington Town Board, to the Canandaigua Town Board for their agreement and then forwarding onto the Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for approvals for posting a new speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.

  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 design and construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, which is located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system. 

      The Town has received comments from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the design plans and construction specifications.  Construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project continue to be under review by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remote and the time involved with the approval process has lengthened.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  There are a total of seventeen (17) homes under construction within Section 7S. There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section 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 informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be held prior to the notice to proceed with site development.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this fall. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of 55 single family dwelling lots located along both sides of Ivory Drive between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will be an additional sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North).  Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The Town awaits receipt of documentation for required easements.  Once this has been submitted then the Town Code Enforcement Officer can start issuing building permits for new homes.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Sections 1 & 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now seventeen (17) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction.  A new entrance sign has been installed near the intersection of Commercial Drive and Redfield Drive, along with site landscaping around the entrances to Phase 2.  Additional landscaping is to be installed later this summer near the site entrance from Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Commercial Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 13th granted approval for a requested area variance to allow a portion of the front yard area for Lot #72 to have a six foot tall board-on-board fence to be placed within the front yard area of the site and along a portion of the north property line.  Work on this project is underway starting today.

  1. Redfern Drive Townhouse Project.  The Town Board awaits receipt of a letter of credit to be submitted for their review and approval and then filing with the Town Clerk’s Office prior to scheduling a pre-construction meeting for the construction of twenty (20) townhouse dwelling units to be located on both sides of Redfern Drive.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

The model home/sales office has been issued a certificate of occupancy and is operating.  Marrano Builders has also been issued five (5) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building continues improvements towards a certificate of occupancy being issued. There are a total of eighteen (18) town house buildings under construction involving a total of fifty-one (51) dwelling units. The townhouse community’s swimming pool will be installed next spring and is scheduled to be operational next summer (2022).

The Town Board, at their meeting on July 27, 2021 is expected to accept dedication of Savalla Boulevard and partial dedication of two portions of Barry Place.

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  Finally, trees are being planted around the two stormwater detention facilities along with final landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing of plumbing, doors and windows.  The framing and roof portions are now completed .  The applicant intends to open the new facility later this year.

  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.      

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff then began working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium on new solar farm applications to August 10, 2021.  The Town Board, at their meeting on July 13th adopted a resolution scheduling a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, August 10th, for the continuation of the moratorium for an additional six month period to end on February 10, 2022 unless the Town Board, by separate resolution, determines there is no longer a need to continue said moratorium period.  This extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code, to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads, and to provide time for public input.           

                                                 

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board at their July 7th meeting granted final site plan approval to erect a 2,112 square foot building to be used for a new Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Control House and other related site improvements.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It also includes the construction of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new streetlights and new street scape landscaping improvements.

Phase 2 foundation work for the new sales/service building has begun and construction involving the enclosure of the new building is anticipated before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee and Town Staff continue to prepare for a public information meeting, both in person and virtually, to be held sometime this summer using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.  We continue to organize this public information meeting for an undetermined date in August. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Planning Board, awaits information for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct the road improvements this summer to enable marketing the four (4) sites, two (2) of which have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through tellers and a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town awaits receipt of the approved final site plan drawings for signatures.  Then the filing of a letter of credit surety with the Town Clerk’s Office and the scheduling of a pre-construction meeting later this summer.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The Town awaits the submission of revised site plans for development of a total of 55 four-unit townhouse buildings (220 individual units) to be located on approximately 49 acres of land at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  Earlier this year, the County Planning Board found their application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested area variance.  Since then the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reviewed their design plans and also found their application incomplete and returned it.   No date has been set for the resubmission of site design plans.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Town Staff awaits revisions to the draft Report #3 which were requested in July.  One of the major concerns identified is the lack of information from the New York State Thruway Authority about their plans for removing the Exit 44 Toll Booths and what traffic calming improvements are being envisioned.  The Consultants have reached out to the Thruway Authority for this information before completing their revisions to Report #3.  A combined in-person/virtual information meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, August 17th in the Farmington Town Hall.  Contact information will be provided in the next Town Operations report. 

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The applicant’s engineer is preparing final site plan drawings for town acceptance for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures is expected to be completed later this summer.  The owner continues working with potential customers desiring to lease either of portion of the planned plaza building, or one of the two approved out-pads to be located on the site along the Route 332 Frontage.  The Planning Board has requested an update on this research at their meeting on September 1, 2021.

30. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, July 7th granted final subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to   be developed on a 32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road, just east of the former Finger Lakes Hotel and Conference Center site.  The project includes a          new Town dedicated entrance road, proposed to be named Jetman Drive, that will loop           to serve eight (8) of the 10 future building sites and a stormwater facility. The other two      (2) proposed lots will front along the north side of Loomis Road.  Also occurring at the         Planning Board’s July 7th meeting was an application for preliminary site plan approval        for the development of Lot #4, including the site’s stormwater detention facility and other          related site improvements, including construction of Jetman Drive, the looping of a       proposed water main and the installation of public sanitary sewer service for the project.              A 30 day public review period began on Thursday, July 8th and will end on Monday,            August 9th.  The Planning Board will next meet on this application at their meeting on    Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 when they will be able to declare themselves the lead    agency under the State’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Regulations for   completing the environmental record and making a determination of significance.  Once           this step has been completed then the Planning Board may move forward with the             preliminary site plan application.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Planning Board, at its meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, granted final site plan approval to re-furbish the existing car wash building and add new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Once granted, then the applicant will need to prepare a Letter of Credit (LOC) Estimate for the Planning Board’s acceptance and the Town Board’s approval at future meetings.  Once the LOC has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled for later this summer when a notice to proceed will be issued.  The car wash intends to be temporarily closed during site construction and plans to re-open this fall.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a 72,000 square foot warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  No date has been scheduled for their appearance before the Planning Board for final site plan amendment.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town PRC Staff last met with the applicant and the applicant’s engineer on Friday morning, July 2nd , to review plans for the buildout of the remaining lands located on this site at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The first phase of this site’s buildout involves construction of a credit union building with drive-up automated tellers that is to be located on a site north of Burger King and south of the plaza building. 

The remaining land area is being planned for a 4,000 square-foot three-story medical office building and a restaurant.  Other related site improvements include re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, along with future plans for connecting this site to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.  The first presentation to the Town Planning Board has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff, along with state and county representatives, discussed a renewed concept plan for the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office) at the July 2nd PRC Meeting.  The applicant is proposing a new location for a branch bank with drive-up tellers, a Tops Fueling Kiosk, a Mavis Tire Store, a 23,800 square foot addition to the Tops Building, a specialty drive-thru commercial building and a 5,700 square foot two-tenant commercial building.  The applicant has proposed three site amenities which have been reviewed by Town Staff.  No additional information has been received to date from the owner of the property.

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:       July 13, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period June 23, 2021 through July 12, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (7)

  1. Resolution approving the renewal of an Operating Permit for the Farmington Manufactured Home Community.

  1. Resolution approving the renewal of an Operating Permit for the Hunt’s Manufactured Home Community.

  1. Resolution approving the renewal of an Operating Permit for the Woodlawn Court Manufactured Home Community.

  1. Resolution classifying the granting of an area variance for Lot #72 in the Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project for allowing a six-foot-tall board-on-board wood fence in a portion of the Front Yard Area of said Lot, located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive as being a Type II Action under the State’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Regulations.

  1. Resolution granting an area variance for Lot #72 in the Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project for a six-foot-tall board-on-board wood fence in the front yard portion of the lot.

  1. Resolution authorizing acceptance of easements and a Stormwater Control Facility Maintenance Agreement for the American Equipment Site located east of State Route 332, north of Collett Road and south of the Ontario Central Railroad.

  1. Resolution scheduling a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m., in the Farmington Town Hall, 1,000 County Road 8, upon a draft Local Law to extend the current moratorium on Solar Collection Systems and Solar Farms, submitting said draft Local Law to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review at their July 14, 2021 meeting.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

The final punch list for work completed on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms has been addressed and the Town Code Enforcement Officer will be issuing a Substantial Completion Report.  Trees and shrubs have been planted in the Phase 1 portion of the Park. Blacktop binder has been installed for the main parking lot (near the maintenance building/restrooms), the tennis courts and basketball courts. Special clay material for the baseball and softball fields has been installed.  Curbing has also been installed on portions of the on-site’s parking lots, along with light poles.  Final grading of the site’s access driveway from Amber Drive and proof rolling test to be conducted this week, which will be followed by the installation of blacktop binder.  Grass is growing on the south soccer field and the contractors continue re-working the north field.  All trails have been boxed out, mirafi fabric and stone dust installed. Security cameras continue have been installed and are now operating. Playground equipment for two age groups (ages 3-7 and 8-10) has been selected and will be installed later this year.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Judge, as of June 21, 2021, began his review of the Town and the Smith’s attorneys replies and the petitioners’ reply to both respondents (the Town and the Smiths) to the pending Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board.

  

The Town Board, at its’ meeting on June 23rd accepted a Letter of Credit Estimate for site construction of the solar project.  In addition, the Town Board will accepted and did adopt the Decommissioning Plan for the solar project.  The Decommissioning Plan has been sent for signatures. DRS will be submitting a Letter of Credit for site construction and a Maintenance Bond for the ongoing operation of the solar farm, both of which are to be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.  DRS and their Engineers (Schultz Associates) met with Town Staff on Friday, July 2, 2021 to discuss the requirements fo scheduling a pre-construction meeting for the site.

 

  1. Microtel Project – The hotel has now opened to the public. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has completed

replacing some landscaping improvements which did not survive the past winter.  With these improvements the Town Code Enforcement Officer has issued a Certificate of Compliance for the project.

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are complete.  There remains two short sections of sidewalks to be replaced this month along with restoration of disturbed lawns. 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town is seeking quotes for pedestrian crossing signal  devices and their installation at the County Road 41 trail crossing.  This is the last task remaining to complete all of the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work continues on the second phase of the project, which includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Birchwood and Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks, curbing and lawn restorations have been installed on the north side of the Town Line Road, between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows.  Driveways have been repaired and the road base binder course of blacktop installed along this phase.  Work has shifted to the south side and will include drainage improvements, installation of curbing and a road base binder course of blacktop.  This work will then be followed by the installation of the road base binder course of asphalt which will continue phase 2 to the east to the intersection with State Route 332.  This phase also includes storm drainage improvements, boxing out of the road and installation of road base binder asphalt.  Phase 3, the last phase, will include the installation of top asphalt coating of the road between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, which is scheduled during 2022 along with any remaining punch list items. 

The project, when complete, will include new travel lanes, new sidewalks, new water lines and bike lanes on both sides of the roadway.  Related to this highway improvement project is a request which has been submitted by the Farmington Town Board, to the Canandaigua Town Board for their agreement and then forwarding onto the Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for approvals for posting a new speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.

  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 design and construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, which is located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system. 

      The Town has received comments from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the design plans and construction specifications.  Construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project continue to be under review by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remote and the time involved with the approval process has lengthened.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  There are a total of sixteen (16) homes under construction within Section 7S with one (1) lot under review.  There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section 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 informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be held prior to the notice to proceed with site development.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this fall. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both sections.   The Clerk’s Office has received and filed the letter of credit for the construction of both Sections 7N and 8N.

Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing this street and sidewalk connection between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will be an additional sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North).  Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer, last week paved the remaining section of Ivory Drive and is completing all documentation for required easements.   Once this has been submitted then the Town Code Enforcement Officer can start issuing building permits for new homes.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Sections 1 & 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now seventeen (17) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction.  A new entrance sign has been installed near the intersection of Commercial Drive and Redfield Drive, along with site landscaping around the entrances to Phase 2.  Additional landscaping is to be installed, later this summer, near the site entrance from Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Commercial Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 13th will be conducting a public hearing upon a requested area variance to allow a portion of the front yard area for Lot #72, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive, to have a six foot tall board-on-board fence along a portion of the north property line.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  The model home/sales office has been issued a certificate of occupancy.  Marrano Builders has also been issued five (5) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building continues improvements towards a certificate of occupancy being issued. There are a total of (18) town house buildings under construction involving a total of 46 dwelling units.  In addition, 12 Building Permits are under review for additional town house dwelling units which have not yet started construction.  The townhouse community’s swimming pool will be installed next spring and is scheduled to be operational next summer (2022).

The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units is now complete.  Blacktop binder has been installed for the new private streets and driveways along with sidewalks being installed.

The installation of concrete road gutters has also been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.  Barry Place, a new town road, is boxed out, brought to grade with stone between County Road 41 and the entrance to the community center has had a binder coarse installed.  The developer will be continuing road improvements for connecting Savalla Boulevard to a portion of Barry Place which will then connect to State Route 332.

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  Finally, trees are being planted around the two stormwater detention facilities along with final landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing of plumbing, doors and windows.  The framing and roof portions are now completed .  The applicant intends to open the new facility later this year.

  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.      

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff then began working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium on new solar farm applications to August 10, 2021.  The Town Board, at their meeting tonight adopted a resolution scheduling the continuation of the moratorium for an additional six month period to end on February 10, 2022 unless the Town Board, by separate resolution, determines there is no longer a need to continue said moratorium period.  This extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code, to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads, and to provide time for public input. 

                                                 

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board at their July 7th meeting granted final site plan approval to erect a 2,112 square foot building to be used for a new Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Control House and other related site improvements.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It also includes the construction of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new streetlights and new street scape landscaping improvements.

The Planning Board, at their July 7th meeting, granted approval for work to commence on Phase 2 of the project, the construction of the new sales office and repair building.  Phase 2 foundation work has begun and is anticipated to commence later this summer with the construction of the new sales and service building which the owner anticipates having enclosed before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee and Town Staff continue to prepare for a public information meeting, both in person and virtually, to be held sometime this summer using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.  We continue to organize this public information meeting for an undetermined date in August. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Planning Board, awaits information for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct the road improvements this summer to enable marketing the four (4) sites, two (2) of which have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through tellers and a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town awaits receipt of the approved final site plan drawings for signatures.  Then the filing of a letter of credit surety with the Town Clerk’s Office and the scheduling of a pre-construction meeting later this summer.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The Town awaits the submission of revised site plans for development of a total of 55 four-unit townhouse buildings (220 individual units) to be located on approximately 49 acres of land at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  Earlier this year, the County Planning Board found their application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested area variance.  Since then the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reviewed their design plans and also found their application incomplete and returned it.   No date has been set for the resubmission of site design plans.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Town Staff awaits revisions to the draft Report #3 which were requested in July.  One of the major concerns identified is the lack of information from the New York State Thruway Authority about their plans for removing the Exit 44 Toll Booths and what traffic calming improvements are being envisioned.  The Consultants have reached out to the Thruway Authority for this information before completing their revisions to Report #3.  More information about the scheduling of a public information meeting will be provided in a future edition of this bi-weekly report. 

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The applicant’s engineer is preparing final site plan drawings for town acceptance for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures is expected to be completed later this summer.  The owner continues working with potential customers desiring to lease either of portion of the planned plaza building, or one of the two approved out-pads to be located on the site along the Route 332 Frontage.  The Planning Board has requested an update on this research at their meeting on September 1, 2021.

32. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, July 7th granted final subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to   be developed on a 32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road, just east of the former Finger Lakes Hotel and Conference Center site.  The project includes a          new Town dedicated entrance road, proposed to be named Jetman Drive, that will loop           to serve eight (8) of the 10 future building sites and a stormwater facility. The other two      (2) proposed lots will front along the north side of Loomis Road.  Also occurring at the         Planning Board’s July 7th meeting was an application for preliminary site plan approval        for the development of Lot #4, including the site’s stormwater detention facility and other          related site improvements, including construction of Jetman Drive, the looping of a       proposed water main and the installation of public sanitary sewer service for the project.              A 30 day public review period began on Thursday, July 8th and will end on Monday,            August 9th.  The Planning Board will next meet on this application at their meeting on    Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 when they will be able to declare themselves the lead    agency under the State’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Regulations for   completing the environmental record and making a determination of significance.  Once           this step has been completed then the Planning Board may move forward with the             preliminary site plan application.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Planning Board, at its meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, will be considering action upon final site plan approval to re-furbish the existing car wash building and add new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Once granted, then the applicant will need to prepare a Letter of Credit (LOC) Estimate for the Planning Board’s acceptance and the Town Board’s approval at future meetings.  Once the LOC has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled for later this summer when a notice to proceed will be issued.  The car wash intends to be temporarily closed during site construction and plans to re-open this fall.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a 72,000 square foot warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  No date has been scheduled for their appearance before the Planning Board for final site plan amendment.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town PRC Staff last met with the applicant and the applicant’s engineer on Friday morning, July 2nd , to review plans for the buildout of the remaining lands located on this site at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The first phase of this site’s buildout involves construction of a credit union building with drive-up automated tellers that is to be located on a site north of Burger King and south of the plaza building. 

The remaining land area is being planned for a 4,000 square-foot three-story medical office building and a restaurant.  Other related site improvements include re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, along with future plans for connecting this site to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.  The first presentation to the Town Planning Board has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff, along with state and county representatives, discussed a renewed concept plan for the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office) at the July 2nd PRC Meeting.  The applicant is proposing a new location for a branch bank with drive-up tellers, a Tops Fueling Kiosk, a Mavis Tire Store, a 23,800 square foot addition to the Tops Building, a specialty drive-thru commercial building and a 5,700 square foot two-tenant commercial building.  The applicant has proposed three site amenities which are currently being reviewed by Town Staff.  No additional information has been received to date from the owner of the property.

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:       June 23, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period May 26, 2021 through June 22, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (7)

  1. Resolution amending the Town’s Official Zoning Map adding the delineation of the MSOD Main Street Overlay District.

  1. Resolution authorizing Letter of Credit Partial Release #1 for Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 7N in the total amount of $340,734.30.

  1. Resolution authorizing Letter of Credit Partial Release #2 for Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 7S in the total amount of $58,899.52.

  1. Resolution authorizing Letter of Credit Partial Release #1 for Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 8N in the total amount of $428,081.39.

  1. Resolution classifying the New York State Routes 96 & 332 Intersection Watermain Replacement Action as being a Type II Action under the State’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Regulations.

  1. Resolution establishing a Letter of Credit for the Delaware River Solar – Yellow Mills Road Solar Facility Project, in the total amount of $80,000.00.

  1. Resolution adopting the Action entitled “Town of Farmington Decommmissioning Plan for Smiths, Their Property and Delaware River Solar, LLC and Affiliates and Successors.”

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms.    Trees and shrubs are being planted. Blacktop binder was installed for the main parking lot (near the maintenance building/restrooms), the tennis courts and basketball courts. Special clay material for the baseball and softball fields has been installed.  Curbing has also been installed on portions of the on-site’s parking lots, along with light poles.  Final grading of access driveway from Amber Drive and proof rolling test to be this week and  will be followed by blacktop binder.  Grass is growing on the south soccer field and the contractors are re-working the north field.  All trails have been boxed out, mirafi fabric and stone dust will soon be installed. All trees have been planted in this first phase and landscaping (shrubs) is almost complete. Security cameras continue to be installed and some are now operating. The Town Recreation Advisory Committee has reviewed several alternatives for playground equipment for two age groups and has selected an option having an approximate cost of $86,000 plus installation.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Judge, as of June 21, 2021, began his review of the Town and the Smith’s attorneys replies and the petitioners’ reply to both respondents (the Town and the Smiths) to the pending Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board.  

The Town Board, at its’ meeting tonight (June 23rd) will be accepting a Letter of Credit Estimate for site construction of the solar project.  In addition, at tonight’s meeting, the Town Board will be considering adopting the Decommissioning Plan for the solar project.  Following these two actions, the Decommissioning Plan will be sent for signatures and Delaware River Solar will be submitting a Letter of Credit for site construction and a Maintenance Bond, both are to be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.  Delaware River Solar and their Engineers (Schultz Associates) will be meeting with Town Staff on Friday, July 2, 2021 for the pre-construction meeting for the site.

 

  1. Microtel Project – The Town Code Enforcement Office continues to work with the owner on completing punch list of items needing to be corrected which, once completed will enable a Certificate of Occupancy to be issued and the hotel to open to the public.

  1. Streetscape Design MTOD/MSOD Route 96 Main Street Corridor - The Town Board, at their meeting on May 25, 2021 adopted the Final Draft of this report.  The document provides minimum design criteria for the construction of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements associated with the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) and the Major Thoroughfare Overlay District (MTOD) regulations in Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The MSOD and MTOD involves site developments 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 adopted document is posted on the town’s website and is also available for purchase from the Town Clerk’s Office.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has completed all

site improvements which include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, streetlights and landscaping along a remaining portion of the New York State Route 96 frontage.  The owner is currently replacing some landscaping improvements which did not survive the past winter. 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are complete.  There remains two short sections of sidewalks to be replaced along with restoration of disturbed lawns. 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received from the Ontario County Department of Public Works (DPW) acceptance of the submitted plans and specifications for the installation of pedestrian signal devices, for the Auburn Trail Crossing of County Road 41. The Town is now seeking quotes for these pedestrian signal devices and their installation.  This is the last task remaining to complete the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work continues on the second phase of the project, which includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Birchwood and Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks, curbing and lawn restorations have been installed on the north side of the Town Line Road, between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows.  Driveways have been repaired and the road base binder course of blacktop installed along this phase.  Work has shifted to the south side and will include drainage improvements, installation of curbing and a road base binder course of blacktop.  This work will then be followed by the installation of the road base binder course of asphalt which will continue phase 2 to the east to the intersection with State Route 332.  This phase also includes storm drainage improvements, boxing out of the road and installation of road base binder asphalt.  Phase 3, the last phase, will include the installation of top asphalt coating of the road between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, which is scheduled during 2022 along with any remaining punch list items. 

The project, when complete, will include new travel lanes, new sidewalks, new water lines and bike lanes on both sides of the roadway.  Related to this highway improvement project is a request which has been submitted by the Farmington Town Board, to the Canandaigua Town Board for their agreement and then forwarding onto the Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for approvals for posting a new speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.

  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 design and construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, which is located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system. 

      The Town has received comments from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the design plans and construction specifications.  Construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project continue to be reviewed by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remote and the time involved with the approval process has lengthened.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  There are a total of sixteen (16) homes under construction within Section 7S with one (1) lot under review.  There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section 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 informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be held prior to the notice to proceed with site development.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this fall. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both sections.   The Clerk’s Office has received and filed the letter of credit for the construction of both Sections 7N and 8N.

Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing this street and sidewalk connection between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will be an additional sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North).  Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer, last fall, started site work within Sections 7N and 8N which included the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  The road’s stone base and drainage improvements are now complete.  Concrete gutters have been installed in both sections, streetlights and concrete sidewalks, along with completing a separate new sidewalk connection between Amber Drive and Ivory Drive, and installing the stone dust pedestrian trail connections to the Auburn Trail remain.   The paving of the blacktop binder for the new road base is scheduled for mid-July.  Once the road base is installed and all documentation for required easements has been submitted then the Town Code Enforcement Officer can start issuing building permits for new homes.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now seventeen (17) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction. 

Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of the site.          A new entrance sign has site landscaping, including areas            around the entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Commercial Project.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd granted final site plan approval with conditions for the construction of a new commercial building to be located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive.  The building will be a shared structured with the front portion (facing State Route 96) occupying an ice cream store and the rear portion a beauty salon.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on Tuesday, July 27th, will be considering a requested area variance to allow a portion of the front yard area to have a six foot tall board-on-board fence along the north property line.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  The model home/sales office has been issued a certificate of occupancy.  Marrano Builders has also been issued five (5) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building continues improvements towards a certificate of occupancy being issued. There are a total of fifteen (15) town house buildings under construction involving a total of 46 dwelling units.  In addition, 33 Building Permits are under review for additional town house dwelling units which have not yet started construction.  The townhouse community’s swimming pool will be installed next spring and is scheduled to be operational next summer (2022).

The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units is now complete.  Blacktop binder has been installed for the new private streets and driveways along with sidewalks being installed.

The installation of concrete road gutters has also been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.  Barry Place, a new town road, is boxed out, brought to grade with stone between County Road 41 and the entrance to the community center has had a binder coarse installed.  The developer will be continuing road improvements for connecting Savalla Boulevard to a portion of Barry Place which will then connect to State Route 332.

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  Finally, trees are being planted around the two stormwater detention facilities along with final landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing the framing and roof trusses.  The applicant intends to open the new facility later this year.

  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.      

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code. 

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium on new solar farm applications to August 10, 2021.  The need for this extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.             

                                                  

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board has received and signed-off on the Preliminary Site Plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The applicant has submitted a final site plan application which has been scheduled for the July 7th Town Planning Board meeting.  RG&E is proposing to erect a 2,112 square foot building to be used for a new Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Control House and other related siPte improvements.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It also includes the extensions of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new street lighting and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to phase 1 improvements the applicant has submitted revised building elevations and plans for the construction of the new sales/service building which have been approved by the Planning Board.  This phase of the project, now known as phase 2, is anticipated to commence later this summer with the construction of the new sales and service building which the owner anticipates having enclosed before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee last met on Tuesday evening, May 18th, to discuss the document and finalize plans for conducting a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.  The information meeting was to have been scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th, but had to be canceled due to conflicts with other meetings that evening.  We continue to organize this public information meeting for as yet undetermined date in July.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Planning Board, awaits information for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct the road improvements this summer to enable marketing the four (4) sites, two (2) of which have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through tellers and a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, granted final site plan approval for the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The Town awaits the submission of revised site plans for development of a total of 55 four-unit townhouse buildings (220 individual units) to be located on approximately 49 acres of land at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  In April of this year, the County Planning Board found their application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested variance.  Since then the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reviewed their design plans and also found their application incomplete and returned it.   No date has been set for the resubmission of site design plans.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Town Staff this week with members of the Study’s Steering Committee and the consultant working on completing Report #3, the last draft report before conducting a public information meeting.  One of the major concerns identified is the lack of information from the New York State Thruway Authority’s plans for removing the Exit 44 Toll Booths and traffic calming improvements being envisioned.  The Consultants will be contacting the Thruway Authority for information before completing their revisions to Report #3.  More information about the scheduling of a public information meeting will be provided in the next edition of this bi-weekly report. 

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The applicant’s engineer is preparing final site plan drawings for town acceptance for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures has commenced and is expected to be completed later this summer.  The owner continues working with potential customers desiring to lease either of portion of the planned plaza building, or one of the two out buildings to be located on the site.  The Planning Board has requested an update on this research at their meeting on September 1, 2021.

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332 and County Road 8.  The applicant, later this year, will be submitting an amended site plan, later this fall, showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting a dumping station to their private sanitary sewer system. 

34. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, May 19th granted preliminary subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to be developed on a 32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road,    just east of the former Finger Lakes Hotel and Conference Center site.  The project    includes a new Town dedicated entrance road that will loop to serve eight (8) of the 10      future building sites and a stormwater facility. The other two (2) proposed lots will front     along the north side of Loomis Road.  Applications have been made to the Town   Planning Board, for their meeting on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 for final subdivision plat       approval for all ten lots and preliminary site plan approval for Lot #10.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Planning Board, at its meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, granted preliminary site plan approval to re-furbished the existing car wash building and add new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  The Planning Board, at its June 16th meeting approved a special use permit for the car wash and car vacuuming facility.  The Board anticipates receiving an application for final site plan approval at their meeting on July 21st.  Once granted, then the applicant will need to prepare a Letter of Credit (LOC) Estimate for the Planning Board’s acceptance and the Town Board’s approval at future meetings.  Once the LOC has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled for later this summer when a notice to proceed will be issued.  The car wash intends to be temporarily closed during site construction and plans to re-open this fall.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a 72,000 square foot warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  The developer met Friday May 7th with Town PRC Staff to discuss their concepts for developing this site.  No date has been scheduled for their appearance before the Planning Board for final site plan amendment.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town PRC Staff met with the applicant and the applicant’s engineer last Friday morning, May 7th, to review plans for the buildout of the remaining lands located on this site at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The first phase of this site’s buildout involves construction of a credit union building with drive-up automated tellers that is to be located on a site north of Burger King and south of the plaza building. 

Additional projects envisioned for future phases of this site’s development, include a 4,000 square foot three-story medical office building and a restaurant.  Other site improvements include re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, along with future plans for connecting this site to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.  The first presentation to the Town Planning Board has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff, along with state and county representatives, discussed a renewed concept plan for the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office) at May 7th PRC Meeting.  The applicant is proposing a new location for a branch bank with drive-up tellers, a Tops Fueling Kiosk, a Mavis Tire Store, a 23,800 square foot addition to the Tops Building, a specialty drive-thru commercial building and a 5,700 square foot two-tenant commercial building.  The applicant is seeking guidance on how best to proceed with the site’s development.  No additional information has been received to date from the owner of the property.

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:       June 8, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period May 10, 2021 through May 25, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (0)

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms.    Trees and shrubs are being planted. Blacktop binder was installed last week for the main parking lot (near the maintenance building/restrooms), the tennis courts and basketball courts. Special clay material for the baseball and softball fields has been installed.  Curbing has also been installed on portions of the on-site’s parking lots, along with light poles.  Final grading of access driveway from Amber Drive will be complete next week to be followed by blacktop binder.  The Town Recreation Advisory Committee has reviewed several alternatives for playground equipment and has selected an option having an approximate cost of $86,000 plus installation.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Judge has granted an extension of time, until June 21, 2021 to file petitioners’ reply to both respondents (the Town and the Smiths) to the pending Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board.  In the meantime, Town Staff continues working with the Town’s Special Legal Counsel to review revisions on the Decommissioning Plan and surety for the solar project.  The Town Planning Board is anticipating receiving the final draft document at their meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Once the Decommissioning Plan and surety documents have been reviewed and accepted by the Planning Board, the documents will then be submitted to the Town Board for their acceptance and filing with the Town Clerk’s Office.  A pre-construction meeting for the site will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – The applicant has informed the Town that the final inspection with the New York State Department of Health is scheduled for June 10th and following that inspection the anticipated opening date will be announced.

  1. Streetscape Design MTOD/MSOD Route 96 Main Street Corridor - The Town Board, at their meeting on May 25, 2021 adopted the Final Draft of this report.  The document provides minimum design criteria for the construction of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements associated with the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) and the Major Thoroughfare Overlay District (MTOD) regulations in Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The MSOD and MTOD involves site developments 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 adopted document is posted on the town’s website and is also available for purchase from the Town Clerk’s Office.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has completed all

site improvements which include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, streetlights and landscaping along a remaining portion of the New York State Route 96 frontage.  The owner is currently replacing some landscaping improvements which did not survive the past winter. 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are complete.  There are approximately five short sections of sidewalks to be replaced later this week and this project will be complete.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has received from the Ontario County Department of Public Works (DPW) acceptance of the submitted plans and specifications for the installation of pedestrian signal devices, for the Auburn Trail Crossing of County Road 41. The Town is now seeking quotes for these pedestrian signal devices and their installation.  This is the last task remaining to complete the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work continues on the second phase of the project, which includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Birchwood and Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks, curbing and lawn restorations have been installed on the north side of the Town Line Road, between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows, along this portion of the phase.  Driveways have been repaired and the road base binder course of blacktop installed.  Work now shifts to the south side and will include drainage improvements, installation of curbing and a road base binder course of blacktop.  This work will then be followed by the installation of the road base binder course of asphalt which will continue phase 2 to the east to the State Route 332 intersection.  This phase includes storm drainage, boxing out of the road and installation of road base binder asphalt.  Phase 3, the last phase, will include the installation of the final length of top coating of the road base asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, which is scheduled during 2022 along with any remaining punch list items. 

The project, when complete, will include travel lanes, new sidewalks, new water lines and bike lanes on both sides of the roadway.  Related to this highway improvement project is a request which has been submitted by the Farmington Town Board, to the Canandaigua Town Board for their agreement and then forwarding onto the Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for approvals for posting a new speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.

  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 design and construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, which is located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system. 

      The Town has received comments from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the design plans and construction specifications.  Construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project continue to be reviewed by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remote and the time involved with the approval process has lengthened.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Sections 7S of the project.  There are a total of sixteen (16) homes under construction within Section 7S with one (1) lot under review.  There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section 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 informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be held prior to the notice to proceed with site development.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this fall. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both sections.   The Clerk’s Office has received and filed the letter of credit for the construction of both Sections 7N and 8N.

Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing this street and sidewalk connection between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will be an additional sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North).  Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer, last fall, started site work within Sections 7N and 8N which included the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  The road’s stone base and drainage improvements is now complete.  Next week, the contractor intends to start to install concrete gutters, streetlights and concrete sidewalks, along with completing a separate new sidewalk connection between Amber Drive and Ivory Drive, and installing the stone dust pedestrian trail connections to the Auburn Trail.   The paving of the blacktop binder for the new road base is scheduled for mid-July.  Once the road base is installed then the Town Code Enforcement Officer can start issuing building permits for new homes.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now sixteen (16) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction. 

Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of the site.          A new entrance sign has been installed and additional site landscaping will be installed around the entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Commercial Project.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd granted final site plan approval with conditions for the construction of a new commercial building to be located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive.  The building will be a shared structured with the front portion (facing State Route 96) occupying an ice cream store and the rear portion a beauty salon. 

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  The model home/sales office has been issued a certificate of occupancy.  Marrano Builders has also been issued four (4) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building continues improvements towards a certificate of occupancy being issued.  There are a total of fifteen (15) town house buildings under construction involving a total of 46 dwelling units.  In addition, 33 Building Permits are under review for additional town house dwelling units which have not yet started construction.  The townhouse community’s swimming pool will be installed next spring and is scheduled to be operational next summer (2022).

The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units is now complete.  Next up will be the installation of blacktop binder for the private streets and driveways.

The installation of concrete road gutters has also been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.  Barry Place, a new town road, is boxed out, brought to grade with stone between County Road 41 and the entrance to the community center has had a binder coarse installed.  The developer will be continuing road improvements for connecting Savalla Boulevard to a portion of Barry Place which will then connect to State Route 332.

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  Finally, trees are being planted around the two stormwater detention facilities along with final landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing the framing and roof trusses.  The applicant intends to open the new facility later this year.

  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.      

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code. 

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium on new solar farm applications to August 10, 2021.  The need for this extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.             

                                                 

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board has received and signed-off on the Preliminary Site Plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The applicant intends to submit a final site plan application for scheduling at a future Town Planning Board meeting this summer.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It also includes the extensions of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new street lighting and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to phase 1 improvements the applicant has submitted revised building elevations and plans for the construction of the new sales/service building which have been approved by the Planning Board.  This phase of the project, now known as phase 2, is anticipated to commence later this summer with the construction of the new sales and service building which the owner anticipates having enclosed before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee met on Tuesday evening, May 18th, to discuss the document and finalize plans for conducting a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Planning Board, awaits information for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct the road improvements this summer to enable marketing the four (4) sites, two (2) of which have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through tellers and a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, granted final site plan approval for the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The Town awaits the submission of revised site plans for development of a total of 55 four-unit townhouse buildings (220 individual units) to be located on approximately 49 acres of land at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  In April of this year, the County Planning Board found their application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested variance.  Since then the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reviewed their design plans and also found their application incomplete and returned it.   No date has been set for the resubmission of site design plans.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study – Town Staff have completed the review of the Study Consultants (Bergmann Associates) draft report, Report #3.  The consultants are attempting to schedule a meeting with the Steering Committee to discuss these draft findings before scheduling a meeting with the public.  More information about the Study’s recommendations and the scheduling of a public information meeting will be provided in the next edition of this bi-weekly report. 

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The applicant’s engineer is preparing final site plan drawings for town acceptance for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures commenced in late April and are expected to be completed later this summer.

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332 and County Road 8.  The applicant, later this year, will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting a dumping station to their private sanitary sewer system. 

34. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, May 19th granted preliminary subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to be developed on a 32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road,    just east of the former Finger Lakes Hotel and Conference Center site.  The project    includes a new Town dedicated entrance road that will loop to serve eight (8) of the 10      future building sites and a stormwater facility. The other two (2) proposed lots will front     along the north side of Loomis Road.  The next step in the Town’s approval process will        involve submission of final subdivision plat maps and then filing the lots with the Ontario      County Clerk’s Office.  Once the lots have been filed then applications for site plan       approvals will be entertained by the Planning Board.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Planning Board, at its meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, granted preliminary site plan approval to re-furbished the existing car wash building and add new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  The project engineers are now amending the preliminary site plan drawings for signatures.  Once signed then the engineers will be preparing final site plan drawings for Planning Board approvals.  The applicant is now applying for a special use permit to operate the car wash facility.  The application is to be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for their June 9th meeting and will likely be before the Town Planning Board for its approval at their meeting on June 16th.  Following this approval, the applicant will then be before the Planning Board, at their July 7th meeting for final site plan approval.  Once granted, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled for later this summer.  The car wash intends to be temporarily closed during construction and will re-open this fall.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a 72,000 square foot warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  The developer met Friday May 7th with Town PRC Staff to discuss their concepts for developing this site.  No date has been scheduled for their appearance before the Planning Board for final site plan amendment.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town PRC Staff met with the applicant and the applicant’s engineer last Friday morning, May 7th, to review plans for the buildout of the remaining lands located on this site at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The first phase of this site’s buildout involves construction of a credit union building with drive-up automated tellers that is to be located on a site north of Burger King and south of the plaza building. 

Additional projects for future phases of this site’s development, include a 4,000 square foot three-story medical office building and a restaurant.  Other site improvements include re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, along with future plans for connecting this site to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.  No date has been scheduled for the formal presentation to the Town Planning Board.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff, along with state and county representatives, discussed a renewed concept plan for the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office) at May 7th PRC Meeting.  The applicant is proposing a new location for a branch bank with drive-up tellers, a Tops Fueling Kiosk, a Mavis Tire Store, a 23,800 square foot addition to the Tops Building, a specialty drive-thru commercial building and a 5,700 square foot two-tenant commercial building.  The applicant is seeking guidance on how best to proceed with the site’s development.  No additional information has been received to date from the owner of the property.

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:       May 25, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period May 10, 2021 through May 25, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution authorizing the final release of funds (Release #1) from the Letter of Credit Number 100520A, issue by ESL Federal Credit Union, for overall site improvements (tree & brush removal), a part of Phase 1A of the GLN Farmington Realty, LLC Project, in the total amount of $23,287.50.
  1. Resolution authorizing a partial release of funds (Release #4) from the Letter of Credit for utility site improvements, Phase 1 of the Hathaway Corners Incentive Zoning Project in the total amount of $513,775.33.
  1. Resolution authorizing a pay increase of $.25 per hour effective Payroll #13 for the successful completion of National Stormwater Inspector course for Zoning Officer John Weidenborner.
  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to purchase a dual outlet charging station for Beaver Creek Park at a cost not to exceed $12,816.50
  1. Resolution Authorizing the Town Supervisor to take appropriate action to sign lawn mowing contract and to apply lawn mowing charges to the property within the Town to the tax roll.

Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms.    Trees and shrubs are being planted. Blacktop binder was installed last week for the main parking lot (near the maintenance building/restrooms), the tennis courts and basketball courts. Special clay material for the baseball and softball fields has been ordered and is being delivered.  Curbing has also been installed on portions of the on-site parking lots, along with light poles.  Final grading of access driveway from Amber Drive will be complete next week to be followed by blacktop binder.  The Recreation Advisory Committee has reviewed several alternatives for playground equipment and have selected an option having an approximate cost of $86,000 plus installation.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Judge has granted an extension of time, until June 21, 2021 to file petitioners’ reply to both respondents (the Town and the Smiths) to the pending Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board.  In the meantime, Town Staff is meeting with the Town’s Special Legal Counsel to review revisions that have been made on the Decommissioning Plan and surety for the solar project.  Once all revisions to these documents have been received, then Town Staff will make any necessary final edits for presentation to the Town Planning Board and the Town Board.  Once these documents have been accepted and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

  3. Microtel Project – Furniture for the hotel continues being delivered.  All remaining site paving, drive isles and on-site parking has been completed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

  1. Streetscape Design MTOD/MSOD Route 96 Main Street Corridor - The Town Board, at its meeting tonight has received a resolution to adopt the Final Draft of this report.  The document has been posted on the Town’s website for public review.  The purpose of the Streetscape Design Document is to provide minimum design criteria for the construction of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements associated with the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) and the Major Thoroughfare Overlay District (MTOD) regulations in Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The MSOD and MTOD involves site developments 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.   
  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has completed all

site improvements which include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, streetlights and landscaping along a remaining portion of the New York State Route 96 frontage.    

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are complete.  There are approximately five short sections of sidewalks to be replaced later this week and this project will be complete.
  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town submitted plans and specifications for the installation of pedestrian signal devices, for the Auburn Trail Crossing of County Road 41, to the Ontario County Department of Public Works (DPW) on May 11th and await their permitting for the installation of these signals.  Once accepted, the Town will obtain quotes for these pedestrian signal devices and install them later this summer.  This is the last task remaining to complete the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    
  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on the third phase of this multi-phased project is underway.  This phase includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.  Curbing has been installed along the north side of the road between the Frontier building east to Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks have also been installed along a portion of the north side between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows.  Once the north side is complete then drainage and curbing improvements will switch over to the south side of the Town Line Road.  This work will be followed by the installation of the road base binder of asphalt.  Installation of the final top coating of the road base asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a bike lane.  Related to the highway improvement project is a request by the Town Board, which has been submitted to Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for the posting of the speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.
  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace associated with operations of nearby air navigation facilities (Ontario County Airport).

      The Town has submitted design plans and specifications to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for approval and has received comments.  Comments are currently being addressed and NYSDOH approval is expected for construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project have just been submitted to the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for their reviews and signatures.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remote and the time involved with the approval process has lengthened.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 
  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Sections 7S of the project.  There are a total of sixteen (16) homes under construction within Section 7S with one (1) lot under review.  There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this spring. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both sections.   The Clerk’s Office has received and filed the letter of credit for the construction of both Sections 7N and 8N.

Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing this street connection between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive sidewalk to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer, last fall, started site work within Sections 7N and 8N which included the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  The contractor now intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base, streetlights and concrete sidewalks, along with completing a separate new sidewalk connection between Amber Drive and Ivory Drive, and installing the stone dust pedestrian trail connections to the Auburn Trail.   

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now sixteen (16) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction.

Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of the site.          A new entrance sign has been installed and additional site landscaping will be installed around the entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Commercial Project.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd will be reviewing a preliminary site plan for the construction of a new commercial building to be located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive.  The building will be a shared structured with the front portion (facing State Route 96) occupying an ice cream store and the rear portion a beauty salon. 
  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  The model home is almost complete and will be receiving a certificate of occupancy for the model home/sales office.  Marrano Builders has also been issued four (4) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building continues improvements towards a certificate of occupancy being issued.  There are a total of thirteen (13) town house buildings under construction.  In addition, 33 Building Permits are under review for additional town house dwelling units which have not yet started construction.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units is now complete.  Next up will be the installation of blacktop binder for the private streets and driveways.

The installation of concrete road gutters has also been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.  Barry Place, a new town road, is boxed out, brought to grade with stone between County Road 41 and the entrance to the community center has had a binder coarse installed.

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  Finally, trees are being planted around the two stormwater detention facilities along with final landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing the framing and roof trusses for the rooms to be followed by roofing.  The applicant intends to open the new facility later this year.

  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.      
  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code. 

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium on new solar farm applications to August 10, 2021.  The need for this extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.             

                                                 

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board has received and signed-off on the Preliminary Site Plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The applicant intends to submit a final site plan application for scheduling at a future Town Planning Board meeting this summer.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.
  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It also includes the extensions of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new street lighting and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to these phase 1 improvements the applicant has submitted revised building elevations and plans for the construction of the new sales/service building which have been approved by the Planning Board.  This phase of the project, now known as phase 2, is anticipated to commence later this summer with the construction of the new sales and service building which the owner anticipates having enclosed before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee met on Tuesday evening, May 18th, to discuss the document and finalize plans for conducting a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 
  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, and north of the existing Home Powers facility, is almost complete.  Site landscaping and final inspections remain.
  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction also continues on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     
  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Planning Board, awaits information for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct the road improvements this summer to enable marketing the four (4) sites, two (2) of which have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through tellers and a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, granted final site plan approval for the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 
  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The developer continues redesigning the plans for a construction of a total of 55 four-unit townhouse buildings on approximately 49 acres of land located at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  The County Planning Board, in April, found their application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested variance.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reviewed their design plans and also found their application incomplete and returned it.   No date has been set for the resubmission of their design plans.
  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants (Bergmann Associates) have just submitted their draft report, Report #3, for Town Staff review and comments.  The consultants are attempting to schedule a zoom type information meeting to present their recommendations to the public.  A tentative date of June 15th is being discussed.  More information about the Study’s recommendations and the information meeting will be provided in the next edition of this bi-weekly report. 
  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project –  The applicant’s engineer is preparing final site plan drawings for town acceptance for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.
  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures commenced in late April and are expected to be completed later this fall.
  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332 and County Road 8.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting a dumping station to their private sanitary sewer system. 

34. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, May 19th granted preliminary subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to be developed on a 32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road,    just east of the former Finger Lakes Hotel and Conference Center site.  The project    includes a new Town dedicated entrance road that will loop to serve eight (8) of the 10      future building sites and a stormwater facility. The other two (2) proposed lots will front     along the north side of Loomis Road.  The next step in the Town’s approval process will        involve submission of final subdivision plat maps and then filing the lots with the Ontario      County Clerk’s Office.  Once the lots have been filed then applications for site plan       approvals will be entertained by the Planning Board.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Planning Board, at its meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, granted preliminary site plan approval to re-furbished a car wash building and add new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  The project engineers are now amending the preliminary site plan drawings for signatures.  Once signed then the engineers will be preparing final site plan drawings for Planning Board approvals.  The applicant is now applying for a special use permit to operate the car wash facility.  The application is to be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for their June 9th meeting and will likely be before the Town Planning Board for its approval at their meeting on June 16th.  Following this approval, the applicant will then be before the Planning Board, at their July 7th meeting for final site plan approval.  Once granted, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled for later this summer.  The car wash intends to be temporarily closed during construction and open this fall.
  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a 72,000 square foot warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  The developer met Friday May 7th with Town PRC Staff to discuss their concepts for developing this site.  No date has been scheduled for their appearance before the Planning Board for final site plan amendment.
  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town PRC Staff met with the applicant and the applicant’s engineer last Friday morning, May 7th, to review plans for the buildout of the remaining lands located on this site at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The first phase of this site’s buildout involves construction of a credit union building with drive-up automated tellers that is to be located on a site north of Burger King and south of the plaza building. 

Additional projects for future phases of this site’s development, include a 4,000 square foot three-story medical office building and a restaurant.  Other site improvements include re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, along with future plans for connecting this site to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.  No date has been scheduled for the formal presentation to the Town Planning Board.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff, along with state and county representatives, discussed a renewed concept plan for the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office) at May 7th PRC Meeting.  The applicant is proposing a new location for a branch bank with drive-up tellers, a Tops Fueling Kiosk, a Mavis Tire Store, a 23,800 square foot addition to the Tops Building, a specialty drive-thru commercial building and a 5,700 square foot two-tenant commercial building.  The applicant is seeking guidance on how best to proceed with the site’s development.  No additional information has been received to date from the owner of the property.

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:       May 11, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period April 27, 2021 through May 10, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (2)

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to take appropriate action to pay Paul Davis Restoration and to apply charges to the property at 5714 Beanpole Circle to the Tax Roll.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to take appropriate action to sign lawn mowing contract and to apply lawn mowing charges to the property within the Town to the tax roll.

 

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms.    The interior framing of the restrooms is underway.  Trees and shrubs are being planted. Blacktop binder will be installed this week, weather permitting, for the main parking lot (near the maintenance building/restrooms), the tennis courts and basketball courts. Special clay material for the baseball and softball fields has been ordered and awaiting delivery.  Curbing has also been installed on portions of the on-site parking lots, along with light poles.  Final grading of access driveway from Amber Drive will be complete next week to be followed by blacktop binder.  

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Town has filed its’ response to the pending Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board.  This detailed response is to the order to the petition filed by property owners living nearby the Yellow Mills Solar Farm site. In the meantime, the Town awaits submission of a revised Decommissioning Plan and surety for the solar project to be received from the legal counsel representing DRS.  Once all documents requested have been received, then Town Staff will make any necessary final edits for presentation to the Town Planning Board and the Town Board.  Once these documents have been accepted and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – Furniture for the hotel continues being delivered.  All remaining site paving, drive isles and on-site parking will be occurring shortly.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

  1. Streetscape Design MTOD/MSOD Route 96 Main Street Corridor - The Town Board, has received the Final Draft of this report for consideration and adoption at their meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  The document has been posted on the Town’s website for public review.  The purpose of the Streetscape Design Document is to provide minimum design criteria for the construction of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements associated with the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) and the Major Thoroughfare Overlay District (MTOD) regulations in Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The MSOD and MTOD involves site developments 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.   

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy is completing

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

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are complete.  Site restoration and landscaping continues as weather conditions permit. The tentative schedule for completion of this project is this month.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on March 23rd, awarded a contract with Fisher Associates for preparing detailed documentation requested by the Ontario County Department of Public Works (DPW) for their permitting the installation of pedestrian activated crosswalk signals for the Auburn Trail crossing of County Road 41.  The engineering document was prepared and is being reviewed by Town Staff before submitting to the County DPW for their acceptance.  Once accepted, the Town will obtain quotes for these pedestrian signal devices and install them later this summer.  This is the last task remaining to complete the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on the third phase of this multi-phased project is underway.  This phase includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.  Curbing has been installed along the north side of the road between the Frontier building east to Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks have also been installed along the north side between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows.  Once the north side is complete then drainage and curbing improvements will switch over to the south side of the Town Line Road.  This work will be followed by the installation of the road base binder of asphalt.  Installation of the final top coating of the road base asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a bike lane.  Related to the highway improvement project is a request by the Town Board, which will be submitted to Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for the posting of the speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace associated with operations of nearby air navigation facilities (Ontario County Airport).

      The Town has submitted design plans and specifications to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for approval and has received comments.  Comments are currently being addressed and NYSDOH approval is expected for construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project have just been submitted to the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for their reviews and signatures.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remote and the time involved with the approval process has lengthened.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Sections 7S of the project.  There are a total of eighteen (18) homes under construction within Section 7S with one (1) lot under review.  There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this spring.  Currently, within Section 7S, there are a total of twenty-seven (27) dwelling units under construction.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both sections.   The Clerk’s Office has received and filed the letter of credit for the construction of both Sections 7N and 8N.

Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing this street connection between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive sidewalk to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer, last fall, started site work within Sections 7N and 8N which included the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  The contractor now intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base, streetlights and concrete sidewalks, along with completing a separate new sidewalk connection between Amber Drive and Ivory Drive, and installing the stone dust pedestrian trail connections to the Auburn Trail.   

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now fourteen (14) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction.

Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this portion of the site.          A new entrance sign has been installed and additional site landscaping will be installed around the entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Commercial Project.  The Town, at last Friday’s Project Review Committee Meeting, received concept plans for the construction of a new commercial building to be located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive.  The building will be a shared structured with the front portion (facing State Route 96) occupying an ice cream store and the rear portion a beauty salon.  Preliminary site plans are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board later this spring.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  The model home is almost complete and will be receiving a certificate of occupancy for the model home/sales office.  Marrano Builders has also been issued four (4) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building continues improvements towards a certificate of occupancy being issued.  There are a total of thirteen (13) town house buildings under construction.  In addition, 33 Building Permits are under review for additional town house dwelling units which have not yet started construction.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units is now complete.  Next up will be the installation of blacktop binder for the private streets and driveways.

The installation of concrete road gutters has also been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.  Barry Place, a new town road, is boxed out, brought to grade with stone between County Road 41 and the entrance to the community center has had a binder coarse installed.

Sidewalks are being installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  Finally, trees are being planted around the two stormwater detention facilities along with final landscaping improvements.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the implica­tions of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have recently resumed classes and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the renewed class schedule.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing the framing of the rooms to be followed by the roof trusses and roofing.  The applicant intends to open the new facility in July of this year.

  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.      

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code. 

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium to August 10, 2021.  The need for this extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.      

                                                    

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board has received and signed-off on the Preliminary Site Plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The applicant intends to submit a final site plan application for scheduling at a future Town Planning Board meeting this spring.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It also includes the extensions of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new street lighting and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to these phase 1 planned improvements the applicant has submitted revised building elevations and plans for the construction of the new sales/service building which have been approved by the Planning Board.  This phase of the project, now known as phase 2, is anticipated to commence later this summer with the construction of the new sales and service building which the owner anticipates having enclosed before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   Final amendments have been made to the five (5) chapters and eighteen (18) maps that are part of the Plan Update.  The public review period ended on Friday, April 30th.  The Plan Update Committee will be meeting on Tuesday evening, May 18th, to discuss the document and finalize plans for conducting a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, granted approval for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, from a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct these improvements this summer to enable marketing the four (4) sites that have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through tellers, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant-type commercial buildings. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, will be reviewing final site plan drawings for the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The developer is now redesigning the plans for a construction of a total of 55 four-unit townhouse buildings on approximately 49 acres of land located at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  The County Planning Board, in April, found their application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested variance.  No date has been set for the resubmission of their design plans.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants (Bergmann Associates) continue working on this transportation corridor study making revisions to the 173-page draft report, Report #3.  No date has been scheduled for the submission of the revised report to the steering committee.  Once this revised draft has been accepted there will be a public information meeting on the recommendations made in the document.

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board, at their meeting on December 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The applicant’s engineer is preparing final site plan drawings for town acceptance.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures is expected to commence this month weather permitting.

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332 and County Road 8.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting a dumping station to their private sanitary sewer system. 

34. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town has received an application for          preliminary subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to be developed on a         32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road, just east of the Finger Lakes     Hotel site.  The project includes a new Town dedicated entrance road and loop road     serving eight of the 10 building sites and one stormwater facility site.  The other two            proposed lots will front along the north side of Loomis Road.  The application is being                       referred to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review and recommendation at           their May 12th meeting.  A public hearing on this proposed land subdivision has been          scheduled for Wednesday, May 19th.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, has received an application for preliminary site plan approval to re-furbished a car wash building and new vacuuming stations to be constructed on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  An application for this project has been sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review, under the General Municipal Law, at the May 12th meeting.  The Town Planning Board has this application on their May 19th meeting agenda.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a 72,000 square foot warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  The developer met last Friday with Town PRC Staff to discuss their concepts for developing this site.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town PRC Staff met with the applicant and the applicant’s engineer last Friday morning, May 7th, to review plans for the buildout of the remaining lands located on this site at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The first phase of this site’s buildout involves construction of a credit union building with drive-up automated tellers that is to be located on a site north of Burger King and south of the plaza building. 

Additional projects for future phases of this site’s development, include a 4,000 square foot three-story medical office building and a restaurant.  Other site improvements include re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, along with future plans for connecting this site to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.  No date has been scheduled for the formal presentation to the Town Planning Board.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff, along with state and county representatives, discussed a renewed concept plan for the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (formerly Wades Plaza) at last Friday’s PRC Meeting.  The applicant is proposing a new location for a branch bank with drive-up tellers, a Tops Fueling Kiosk, a Mavis Tire Store, a 23,800 square foot addition to the Tops Building, a specialty drive-thru commercial building and a 5,700 square foot two-tennant commercial building.  The applicant is seeking guidance on how best to proceed with the site’s development.  No date has been scheduled for any formal public presentation.

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:       April 27, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period April 14, 2021 through April 26, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 10 of 2021, A Local Law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code, to be entitled Amendments to Part II, General Legislation, Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code, entitled Zoning, Article V, Section 165-55 “Keeping of Animals;” Article V, Section 165-61 “Fences;” and Article V, Section 165-76 “Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks.”
  2. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 11 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Chapter 5, Appearance Tickets of the Farmington Town Code.”
  3. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 12 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Chapter 165, Article II, Terminology, Section 165-10, Definitions of the Farmington Town Code.”
  4. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 13 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Part II, General Legislation, Chapter 74, Construction Codes, Uniform of the Farmington Town Code.”
  5. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 14 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Part II, General Legislation, Chapter 90, Illicit Discharges and Connections to Storm Sewers of the Farmington Town Code.”

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms.  Installation of the roof for the maintenance/building public restrooms, electric service and cable service is now complete.  The interior framing of the restrooms is also underway this week.  Curbing has also been installed on portions of the on-site parking lots, along with light poles.   

Work on final topping for the baseball field area has resumed along with additional work on the berm located in the north west portion of the park.  The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Town continues gathering documents to be submitted to court, on Friday, May 7th, for the pending Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board.  This detailed response is to the order to the petition filed by property owners living nearby the Yellow Mills Solar Farm site. In the meantime, the Town awaits submission of a revised Decommissioning Plan and surety for the solar project to be received from the legal counsel representing DRS.  Once all documents requested have been received, then Town Staff will make any necessary final edits for presentation to the Town Planning Board and the Town Board.  Once these documents have been accepted and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

  Microtel Project – Drywall installation is now complete on all three floors of the building and painting and carpeting is also nearly completed on all three floors.  Furniture for the hotel is expected to begin being delivered next week.  All remaining site paving, drive isles and on-site parking has been put on hold until this spring.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 adopted the MSOD Main Street Overlay District and other text amendments to Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The Main Street Overlay District involves 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.   
  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues to operate its’ 4,232 square foot one-story convenience store building, with a total of twelve fuel pumps and related site improvements, on land located at the southwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.   

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

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    All of the new water lines associated with this project have now been installed and service connections to the adjacent properties are underway.  The new public water lines are located underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection; and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection. The tentative schedule for completion of this project is April 30th.
  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been in 2020.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions are now postponed to later this year. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on March 23rd, awarded a contract with Fisher Associates for preparing detailed documentation requested by the Ontario County Department of Public Works (DPW) for their permitting the installation of pedestrian activated crosswalk signals for the Auburn Trail crossing of County Road 41.  The engineering document was prepared, reviewed by and accepted by the County DPW.  The Town is now obtaining quotes for the installation of these pedestrian signal devices later this spring.  This is the last task remaining to complete the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    
  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on this multi-phased project begin this week with the third phase.  The third phase of highway improvements for this project includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.  Currently curbing is being installed along the north side of the road between the Frontier building east to Maplewood Drive.  Sidewalks along the north side will be installed starting in two weeks and will run between Maplewood Drive and the Auburn Trail Connector at Auburn Meadows.  Once the north side is complete then drainage and curbing improvements will switch over to the south side of the Town Line Road.  This work will be followed by the installation of the road base binder of asphalt.  Installation of the final top coating of the road base asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a bike lane.  Related to the highway improvement project is a request by the Town Board, which will be submitted to Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for the posting of the speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.
  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

        The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace associated with operations of nearby air navigation facilities (Ontario County Airport).

      The Town has submitted design plans and specifications to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for approval and has received comments.  Comments are currently being addressed and NYSDOH approval is expected for construction to begin this fall.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project have just been submitted to the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for their reviews and signatures.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees are working remote and the time involved with the approval process has changed.  Once signed drawings have been received and filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and street lights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and three (3) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1. 
  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Sections 7S of the project.  There are a total of eighteen (18) homes under construction within Section 7S with one (1) lot under review.  There are no lots available in this section.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this spring.  Currently, within Section 7S, there are a total of twenty-seven (27) dwelling units under construction.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both sections.   The Clerk’s Office has now received and filed the letter of credit for the construction of both Sections 7N and 8N.

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

The developer, last fall, started earth work in Section 7N to enable stabilization of the site before winter.  Portions of the remaining site work to be completed within Sections 7N and 8N over the winter months will include the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines) and construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections.  Next spring, the contractor intends to install concrete gutters, box out the road, install the road’s asphalt base, street lights and concrete sidewalks, along with completing a separate new sidewalk connection between Amber Drive and Ivory Drive, and installing the stone dust pedestrian trail connections to the Auburn Trail.   

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  The last lot in Section 1 has been placed under contract and site construction has begun and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now eight (8) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction within this Section 2 portion of the site.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this         portion of the site.   A new site identification sign has been installed and this Spring landscaping will be installed around the entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model home/sales office has been issued and construction has begun on this model sales unit.  Marrano Builders has also been issued four (4) building permits for single-family dwellings to be constructed along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

Elsewhere on the site, the community center/sales office building is now enclosed with interior work ongoing.  There are a total of eleven (11) town house buildings under construction.  In addition, 33 Building Permits are under review for additional town house dwelling units which have not yet started construction.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units continues.

The installation of concrete road gutters has been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.  Barry Place, a new town road, is boxed out, brought to grade with stone between County Road 41 and the entrance to the parking lot for the Hathaway Cemetery site.

Rochester Gas & Electric, the week of January 25th, began a two- to three-month period of installing utilities within this main portion of the project.  The contractor has committed to installing all required sidewalks within this first phase of the project by May 31st of this year.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with the addition project due to the implica­tions of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that they (the Center) have recently resumed classes and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the renewed class schedule.
  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing the framing of the rooms to be followed by the roof trusses and roofing.  The applicant intends to open the new facility in July of this year.
  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The next amendments to the Town Code will include amendments to those Chapters identified in the above section on Town Board Resolutions.    
  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code. 

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 adopted a local law extending the current moratorium to August 10, 2021.  The need for this extension of time is to allow input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.  Currently, town staff and their consultants along with the Town’s Special Legal Counsel are preparing responses clarifying the Town’s position on some eighty some points contained in the filed action.           

                                                   

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board has received and signed-off on the Preliminary Site Plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The applicant intends to submit a final site plan application for scheduling at a future Town Planning Board meeting this spring.
  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.
  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of this site’s  phase 1 development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the site’s two frontages, the installation of pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, new street lighitng and new street scape landscaping improvements.

In addition to these planned improvements the applicant has submitted revised building elevations and plans for the construction of the new sales/service building which have been approved by the Planning Board.  This phase of the project, now known as phase 2, is anticipated to commence later this summer with the construction of the new sales and service building which the owner anticipates having enclosed before winter.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   Final amendments have been made to the eighteen (18) maps that are part of the Plan Update.  The Town has posted the draft Plan document on the Town’s website for a public review period that will end on Friday, April 30th.  Following that review period, the Committee will conduct a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting. More details will be forthcoming in future reports to the Town Board. 
  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Construction continues on the enclosure of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, and north of the existing Home Powers facility.
  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Construction also continues on the site improvements which involves the expansion of their existing building and the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     
  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  Final site plan drawings have been submitted for planning board review and approval, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, from a new town road that starts at the intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project.  Phase 1A allows for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet south of the right-of-way for State Route 96 and extending the width of the property located between the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.  Also included in this set of site plan drawings is the installation of a sanitary sewer line connecting with the sanitary sewer located in the adjacent Mercier Incentive Zoning Site to the south. 

The developer intends to construct these improvements this spring to enable marketing

the four (4) sites that have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant-type commercial buildings. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, will be reviewing final site plan drawings for the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The developer intends to start construction on these two buildings later this summer. 
  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West – The Ontario County Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, April 14th reviewed an application for reducing the front setbacks for 55 four-unit townhouse buildings on approximately 49 acres of land located at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  The County Planning Board found the application not to be complete and returned it for more details and justification for the requested variance. 

Upon receipt of the County’s recommendation the developer and his engineers met with town staff to determine what improvements would be needed to make their project a complete application.  They are now making revisions to their plans and intend to resubmit more detailed drawings and supporting documentation next month.  No date has been set for their resubmission.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants (Bergmann Associates) continue working on this transportation corridor study making revisions to the 173-page draft report, Report #3.  No date has been scheduled for the submission of the revised report to the steering committee.  Once this revised draft has been accepted there will be a public information meeting on the recommendations made in the document.
  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board, at their meeting on December 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The applicant’s engineer is revising the preliminary drawings for town acceptance.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held later this year.
  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures is expected to commence next month weather permitting.
  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332 and County Road 8.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting to their private sanitary sewer system. 

34. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town has received an application for          preliminary subdivision plat approval for a 10-lot industrial park to be developed on a         32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road, just east of the Finger Lakes     Hotel site.  The project includes a new Town dedicated entrance road and loop road     serving eight of the 10 building sites and one stormwater facility site.  The other two            proposed lots will front along the north side of Loomis Road.  The application is being                       referred to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review and recommendation at           their May 12th meeting.  A public hearing on this proposed land subdivision will be scheduled for Wednesday, May 19th.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, has received an application for preliminary site plan approval for a re-furbished car wash building and new vacuuming stations to be constructed on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  An application for this project has been sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review, under the General Municipal Law, at the May 12th meeting.  The Town Planning Board anticipates this application being an agenda item at their May 19th meeting.
  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a warehouse/flex space building for their operations.  The Planning Board, at that meeting, took action to grant a 180 day extension to the time for starting construction, to enable the new land owners time to complete all legal and financial matters.

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:       April 13, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period March 24, 2021 through April 13, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (7)

  1. Resolution authorizing acceptance of the request from the Town Engineers, MRB Group, DPC, to establish a two (2) year maintenance bond for site improvements to be dedicated to the Town, within Section 7S, Auburn Meadows Subdivision, in the total amount of $49,045.50.

  1. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 7 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Chapter 49 of the Farmington Town Code, Article I, to be entitled Dog Control and Article II, to be entitled Dog Licensing.”

  1. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 8 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Chapter 138 of the Farmington Town Code, to be entitled Stormwater Management and Erosion and Sediment Control.”

  1. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 9 of 2021, A Local Law to amend Chapter 140 of the Farmington Town Code, to be entitled Streets and Sidewalks.”

  1. Resolution adopting the Action “Local Law No. 10 of 2021, A Local Law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code, to be entitled Amendments to Part II, General Legislation, Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code, entitled Zoning, Article V, Section 165-55 “Keeping of Animals;” Article V, Section 165-61 “Fences;” and Article V, Section 165-76 “Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks.””

  1. Resolution authorizing Letter of Credit Partial Release, Release #6 – Redfield Grove Subdivision – Phase 2, in the total amount of $144,894.47.

  1. Resolution authorizing waiving the Fire Inspection Fees for the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work continues on the park pavilion and the park maintenance building/restrooms. The final pour of concrete occurred last week on these two buildings.  Field work on final topping for the baseball field area has resumed along with additional work on the berm located in the north west portion of the park. 

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this summer contingent upon no further delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Town, continues gathering documents to be submitted to court for the Article 78 Proceeding that has been filed against the Town Planning Board.  The response is to the order to the petition filed by property owners living nearby the Yellow Mills Solar Farm site. In the meantime, work continues on the Decommissioning Plan and surety for the project.  Once all details have been resolved amongst the Town’s legal counsel, then Town Staff will make any necessary final edits for presentation to the Town Planning Board and the Town Board.  Once these documents have been accepted and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – Final interior work continues on all three floors of the building, including painting and carpeting.  All remaining site paving has been put on hold until this spring when pavement for the parking lots and drive aisles will be installed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 adopted the MSOD Main Street Overlay District and other text amendments to Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The Main Street Overlay District involves 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.   

There are a total of six (6) projects located along the Main Street Corridor that either have or will be incorporating the new design guidelines for site development.  These six projects include Byrne Dairy, Mattie’s Power Sports, Meyer’s RV Superstore, the Farmington GLN Project, the former Country Club Car Wash, and a just announced ice cream store/beauty salon.

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

Final site improvements include the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp along the south west and north west sides of the State Route 96 and Mertensia Road intersection, pedestrian crosswalks, street lights and landscaping along a remaining portion of the New York State Route 96 frontage.  Completion of this site work has been giving the ability to move forward and should start installation in the coming weeks now that the installation of a new water line at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road has been completed in that area. 

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    Work has commenced for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection; and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection.  Borings underneath both highways are now complete.  The new water lines have been installed north of the intersection along the west side of Mertensia Road and along the north side of State Route 96 west of Mertensia.  These water lines are now being tested with connecting services being worked on.  The remaining work involves restoration of the disturbed sites which is also underway.  The tentative schedule for completion of this project is April 30th.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  The second phase of this project consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).  Application for State funding assistance was made in 2019 with an anticipated date of announcement that was to have been this year.  However, due to the Corona Virus impacts, decisions were postponed in 2020. 

Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town Board, at their meeting on March 23rd, anticipates awarding a contract with Fisher Associates for preparing detailed documentation requested by the Ontario County Department of Public Works for their permitting the installation of pedestrian activated crosswalk signals for the Auburn Trail crossing of County Road 41.  This is the last task remaining to complete the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   With the recent good weather work on this project has begun again with the third phase.  The third phase of highway improvements for this project includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   Installation of the final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a five-foot-wide designated bike lane along portions of the project (New Michigan Road to Stable Gate).  Related to the highway improvement project is a request by the Town Board, which has been submitted to Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for the reducing the speed limit for the project from 55 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour.

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is taller.  This improvement will correct water flows and pressure problems occurring within the system.  Because the new structure exceeds the obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure was completed with a determination made that it would not have any adverse effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace associated with operations of nearby air navigation facilities (Ontario County Airport). 

     

      The Town of Farmington continues with the design of the tank and water transmission main.   The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., has informed the Town that Final Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project continue under review by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, State Employees continue working remotely and the time involved with their approval process has increased.  Once signed drawings have been received and the final plat maps filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office, then site work will commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  Site work will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued internal street, sidewalks and street lights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and one (1) two-unit structure under construction in Phase 1. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Sections 7S of the project.  There are a total of twenty-seven (27) homes under construction within Section 7S with approximately three (3) unsold lots remaining.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, April 13th, will be accepting a two-year maintenance bond for this section of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has now informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting has been held.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given along with issuing Building Permits.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this spring. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for the development of both of these sections.   The Town Clerk’s Office has received and filed the letter of credit for the construction within both Sections 7N and 8N.

Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of Ivory Drive completing this street connection between the current stub located in Section 6N with Amber Drive to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 646 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The developer, last fall, started earth work in Section 7N to enable stabilization of the site before winter.  Portions of the remaining site work to be completed within Sections 7N and 8N include the installation of utilities (water and sewer lines), construction of the storm water detention facility for these two sections, installation of concrete gutters, boxing out of the road, installation of the road’s asphalt base, street lights and concrete sidewalks, along with completing the separate new sidewalk connection between Amber Drive and Ivory Drive, and installing the stone dust pedestrian trail connections to the Auburn Trail.   

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  The last lot in Section 1 has been placed under contract and site construction has begun and is anticipated to be complete in August.  In Section 2, there are now seventeen (17) buildings under construction within this Section 2 portion of the site along a portion of Redfield Drive.

In Phase 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this         portion of the site.   A new site identification sign has been installed and next Spring landscaping will be installed around the entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for these six (6) single-family dwellings reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to all of these sites.  The construction of the model home/sales office is almost complete awaiting the paving of the driveway.  Marrano Builders has also been issued four (4) building permits for single-family dwellings to be constructed along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.  Sidewalks will be installed commencing from these internal lots out to the sidewalks being installed along County Road 41.

Elsewhere on the site, there are a total of ten (10) town house dwelling units under construction.  In addition, 11 Building Permits for been issued for additional town house dwelling units which have started construction.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and enclosure of these new townhouse units continues.

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

Rochester Gas & Electric, has finished installing utilities within this main portion of the project.  The contractor has committed to installing all required sidewalks within this first phase of the project by May 31st of this year.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The contractor reports that they are somewhat on hold with their project’s addition due to the implica­tions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center has recently resumed classes and will be co­or­dinating the construction work with the renewed class schedule.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues on this project, they have started to frame the new building and the applicant intends to open the new facility in July of this year.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue drafting amendments to various chapters of the Town Code.  The next amendments to the Town Code will include those Chapters identified above in this report in the section on Town Board Resolutions.  There are four additional amendments under review by the Town Board and scheduled for public hearings on April 27th.    

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.  Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code relating to solar farms. 

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd, adopted a local law extending the current moratorium to August 10, 2021.  The need for this extension of time is to allow more input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the pending decision by the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town Planning Board for the decisions made upon the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.  Currently, town staff and their consultants along with the Town’s Special Legal Counsel are preparing responses clarifying the Town’s position on some eighty some points contained in the filed action.

                                                    

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, has completed work on the first portion of a three (3) phase expansion project which is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board has received and signed-off on the preliminary site plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The applicant intends to submit a final site plan application for scheduling at a future Town Planning Board meeting later this spring.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, April 7th, granted final site plan approval for the amended Phase 2 portion of the project.  Phase 2 includes construction of a new sales and service building located on the site at the northeast corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road. Meanwhile, work continues upon Phase 1 improvements which includes the construction of the two new approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Also included in the Phase 1 portion of this site improvements are sidewalks across the two frontages of the site, the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, street lights and new street scape landscaping improvements.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   A preliminary draft of the 2021 Edition of the Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan has been posted on the Town’s website for public review and comment during the period ending on April 30, 2021. This 30 day public review period provides opportunity for residents to comment on the draft document by responding to the email address listed.  Following this review period, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee will meet with Town Staff to address comments received and recommend changes to the draft document.  In June, using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, the Committee will be conducting a simultaneous in-person and virtual public meeting to gather any final input before submitting a final draft to the Town Board.  Once the Town Board receives a final draft document, then a referral will be made to the Ontario County Planning Board and the County’s Agricultural Enhancement Board for their reviews and recommendations.  Following receipt of those reviews, the Town Board will schedule a public hearing later this summer as part of the formal adoption and update process. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, granted preliminary site plan approval for Phase 1A to allow for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet from the right-of-way for State Route 96 and on property located along the south side of said highway east of the Tops Market Site.  Phase 1A will allow for a total of 16,000 square feet of general business types of land use.  The four (4) sites have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant commercial buildings.  Also, a part of this Phase 1A will be the construction of a new intersection of the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96.   Eventually as the interior of this site develops, the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard will connect with the existing cul-de-sac for Mercier Boulevard on the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop 27-acres of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Commons Plaza located at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   Design details for the new intersection of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96 are being prepared now along with detailed paper work for the State DOT Highway Work Permit.  The developer anticipates submission of these highway related documents to the Town Planning Board in early May. 

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on February 3, 2021 granted preliminary site plan approval for the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  Revisions are now being made to the preliminary site plan drawings for submission to the Town for signatures.  Once this is complete, then the applicant will be submitting final site plan drawings for approval. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  The Town has received an application for preliminary subdivision plat approval for the construction of 220 townhouse dwelling units and related site improvements on approximately 49 acres of land located at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  The site is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail is being proposed around the wetland boundaries and sidewalks are being considered along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south side of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.

An application for an area variance that would reduce the front setback for all proposed townhouse structures fronting along three (3) proposed streets located within the project, from 70 feet to 35 feet has been submitted to the Town Zoning Board of Appeals and will be reviewed at their meeting on Monday April 26, 2021.  The Ontario County Planning Board will be reviewing this requested area variance application at their April 14th meeting.  No date has yet been scheduled, by the Planning Board, for a public hearing upon the preliminary subdivision application for this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants (Bergmann Associates) working on comments received from the project’s steering committee on this transportation corridor study.  Identified as Report #3, the 173 page draft document, has resulted in several comments which are being researched by the consultants.  The next step in the project will involve preparing a final version for presentation to the public later this spring.  No date has been scheduled for this public meeting.

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board, at their meeting on December 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The applicant’s engineer is revising the preliminary drawings for town acceptance.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held in April.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project – This project, located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook, received final site plan amendment with conditions at the Planning Board meeting held on Wednesday, November 18th.  The amendment involves the construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures.  Work on these structures is expected to commence next month weather permitting.

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332 and County Road 8.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connection to their private sanitary sewer system. 

34. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town, at the Project Review Committee     Meeting on Friday, December 4, 2020 received a concept plan for the development of a    32.8-acre site located along the north side of Loomis Road, just east of the Finger Lakes       Hotel site.  The project contains a total of thirteen (13) industrial lots of approximately        two acres each.  The project also includes a new Town-dedicated entrance road and         loop road serving the 13 building sites and one stormwater facility site.   The applicant’s         engineers are preparing preliminary subdivision plat maps and preliminary site plan          maps for submission to the Planning Board early next year.   No date has been       scheduled for this application.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, awaits receipt of a preliminary site plan for submission to the Town Planning Board and sending to the application to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review under the New York State General Municipal Law.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on March 17th learned of the recent acquisition of the parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Hook and Collett Roads.  The new owner, CountryMax, intends to construct a warehouse/ office flex space building for their operations.  The Planning Board, at this meeting, took action to grant a 180 day extension to the time for starting construction, to enable all legal and financial matters to be resolved.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - TOWN CLEAN UP DATES - 

 THE FALL CLEANUP WILL BE OCTOBER 15th from 8 am to 6 pm AND OCTOBER 16th from 8 am to 3 pm.  For more information click on the Highway tab located on the left side. 

Fox Pest Control

Fox Pest Control has been approved for three peddlers permits starting today, July 14th through July 17th, 10 am to 7 pm. only. The areas are Farmbrook Subdivision, Farmington Grove Subdivision, Auburn Meadows Subdivision, and Beaver Creek Estates.


We have been notified that there are peddlers in the Farmington Grove Area, our  Code Enforcement Officer has gone over to investigate.  There are no peddlers permits issued at this time.  4/1/2021

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