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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:      June 23, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                  Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Reopening New York Guidelines

The Finger Lakes Region has now begun to undertake the process of Phase 3 reopening. The recently launched New York Forward website forward.ny.gov is live and provides detailed information and updates on the metrics for reopening as well as business resources and guidance. The Town Hall is now also open to the public by appointment only and when meeting with Town Staff are asked to wear face masks and practicing safe distancing.

Businesses and individuals reopening in Phase 3 must read the State's detailed industry-specific reopening guidance and provide affirmation of business compliance with those guidelines. Each re-opening business must also develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.  A Safety Plan Template and complete industry-specific reopening guidance with attestation form can be found here:  https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

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

The following status report, for the period June 9th through June 22nd, is for this week’s Town Board Virtual Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (2)

  1. Authorizing the mowing of properties in accordance with Property Maintenance Laws.
  2. Authorizing a partial refund of application fees for a preliminary subdivision plat application.

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   The County Department of Public Works has closed this intersection to traffic and continues work on the construction of a round-a-bout traffic circle at this location.  Closure of the intersection provides a safer work zone during the planned initial phase of construction which involves underground improvements (i.e. water lines & storm water utilities).  This closure is anticipated to last three (3) months during which the following detours will be posted and in effect:

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

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

The scheduled completion for this project in mid-to-late September.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has suspended public hearings on the two (2) remaining actions (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan), for the proposed Solar Farm Project, to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to coincide with the Executive Order issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, in early June 1, 2020, concerning suspension of public hearings.  On June 8, 2020, Executve Order No. 202.38 was issued continuing the suspensions and modifications of Town Law to July 6, 2020.  Therefore, the Town is not able to return to the provisions of the State’s Open Meetings Law for conducting in person public hearings until at least that new date; or, until further clarification on the restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law, is received.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, June 17th, recalled a resolution previously adopted at its June 3rd meeting which had scheduled the continued public hearings on these two (2) remaining actions to Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  The Planning Board anticipates responses, on the draft resolution for conditional approval of the special use permit application, will be submitted on Thursday, June 25th from the applicant.  Once received the responses will be distributed to the Planning Board members and posted on the Town’s website.  This time line should allow for at least a 30 day period for review and comment before the August 5, 2020 public hearing.

In the meantime, the current Supreme Court on June 16, 2020 dismissed the Article 78 Appeal that was brought against the Town by concerned neighbors.   The Judge found the petitioners challenge of the Planning Board’s determination under SEQRA did not involve issues subject to review pursuant to CPLR article 78.

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

  

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

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

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Over the past two week period crews from New Energy Works have enclosed the framing of the bank building and the drive through tellers and atm.  Interior work continues with the restoration of the Hathaway House.  The connection between the bank building and the Hathaway House is underway.

Having an early tour of the on-going construction, I can only express my total appreciation for the detail that members of LNB have committed to this project.  The Town Historian has also had the opportunity to see the progress being made on restoring this original farm house and reports that the public will be very pleased to see it when completed.  Thank you Lyons National Bank for helping preserve a portion of our history and for making a lasting commitment to our future.  No date has yet been set for the bank’s opening which is anticipated later this summer.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed use office building.  A total of 37,500 square feet of uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

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

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

The final site improvements to be completed on this project include the completion of the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Departments of Health and Transportation.  Currently, easements are being processed with property owners and the Town to allow the installation of the new water line.  Once these have been received and filed, then the Town Water Department may install a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.  Once this project has been installed then the final site improvements identified above can then be authorized for the Byrne Dairy site. 

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Town Board, at its meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, amended the Part 3 of the Environmental Record for this park capital improvement project and then authorized the Town Engineer to prepare formal bid documents for the construction of a park maintenance building and public restrooms. The bid documents will be authorized by the Town Board at their next meeting on Wednesday, June 24th.  Formal bid opening is scheduled for Tuesday July 7th and awarding of a contract is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14th

In the meantime, contract documents for site work on major portions of the park site will be available for viewing at the Town Hall beginning on Thursday, July 9th.  Bid opening for the site work is scheduled to be opened on July 27th and the bid awarded at the July 28th Town Board Meeting.  At the present time, approximately eighty-five percent (85%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line have been installed.  Completion of these installations will follow the construction of the park maintenance/public restrooms building identified above.  In the meantime, Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor has finished the interior work on the two buildings.  Town Parks staff have completed painting the interior of the two buildings.   The new exterior doors for these buildings have been delivered and installed.  The contractor has completed the finishing work on the floors and doors.   Town staff, this week, will be installing the final pieces to these new hanidcapped accessible public restroom facilities.   A final walk-through inspection is scheduled for this Friday, June 26th and hopefully, these two restroom projects will open to the public on or before July 1, 2020.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town is awaiting the approval from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on whether pedestrian activated crosswalk flashing signals may be installed at the County Road 41 crossing of this Trail.    In addition, a number of trail directional and information signs have been ordered along with posts for installation at key points along the trail.  The Town anticipates a final walk through of the project on June 30, 2020 followed shortly thereafter by acceptance by the NYSDOT and close out of this entire trail project.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   A temporary traffic signal has been installed on a portion of this highway to control the movement of vehicles through the construction area during the installation of a new 12-inch water main.  The traffic control area is located just west of Estate Drive and just east of Spartan Drive.    Work on this installation is underway and should be completed within four (4) weeks depending upon any water emergencies occurring.   All paving work for this project will likely be continued to 2021 for completion. 

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

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

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

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new structure that will be taller.  Because the new structure exceeds obstruction height standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure has commenced to determine its effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of air navigation facilities.  Interested persons are invited to participate in the aeronautical study by submitting comments to the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Regional Office, Obstruction Evaluation Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177 or through the electronic notification system.  The FAA’s Aeronautical Study Number is 2020-AEA-1877-OE.  Further information is available at (202) 267-4525, or David.maddox@faa.gov .             All  comments must be received on or before 07/11/2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work has started again in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, at their telephonic meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

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

The developer has starting mowing of the land located in both 7N and 8N, and will soon begin work on stormwater facilities that are to be located within these two (2) sections. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work within the right-of-way along State Route 332 for making an underground water line connection from the east side of State Route 332 to the west side is now complete.  In addition, the boring underneath County Road 41, at the intersection with State Route 332, for the new sewer line has been completed. 

Work has also commenced on the intersection improvements being made at State Route 332   and County Road 41.  These improvements involve a right hand turn lane for south bound traffic on State Route 332 onto County Road 41; widening of the intersection along the west side of   State Route 332 to provide a right hand (south bound) turn lane for traffic on County Road 41; a       new left turn signal for traffic in both directions along County Road 41; and related new          pedestrian signals and cross walk delineations.   All site work that had previously been stopped    until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All site work that had previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY. 

The Town has just received the final site plan drawings for signing.  Once signed, then the Town will schedule a pre-construction meeting to be followed by an order to proceed.

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

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans were again reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee Staff on Friday, June 5, 2020. 

Additional design details have been requested, along with documents that need to be accepted by the Town.  Once these design changes and documents have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no schedule has been identified for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access to be provided via a new town road to be dedicated and named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farming of the adjacent lands and further promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the Town’s existing Salt Storage facilities and the highway department’s aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of (driveway) access, a non-dedicated town highway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located off from Hook Road.  

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager continues monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has recently been informed that there have already been five (5) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).   

Currently the contractor is conducting on-site tests associated with thoroughly lubricating the recently installed 32,000 horse power electric pumps, located within their pumping station building.  Other scheduled testing that has now been completed includes pressurized tests of the pipeline connection to the pumping station.  Finally, work on the pipeline was completed in May allowing for the installation of and connections to the pumping station operations.  There continues to be on-site security monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site.

National Fuel Gas is anticipating the start-up of this new pumping station to commence on or before September 1, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.
  2. Comprehensive Plan Update.   With the issuing of the Reopen New York Phase 3, the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee will be meeting again, starting on July 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the Town Hall.  In the meantime, the Committee continues its’ reviews of Chapters 3 and 4 for their review and edit.  Work has commenced on updates to Chapter 5 of the Plan which will be sent to the Committee members for their review early next month prior to the July 20th meeting.   Finally, the results of the Community Survey have been sent to the Committee for their information and discussion at the next meeting.

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

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board has received an application for Preliminary Site Plan Approval to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332. 

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

The Applicant anticipates initiating the State Environmental Quality Review coordinated process at the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  A referral has been submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review, at their July 8th meeting, under the provisions of Sections 239-1 and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their Project Review Committee Meeting on Friday, June 5, 2020 received notice of a proposed development on 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in August.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study.  The second meeting of the steering committee working with the study consultants is scheduled to be held remotely on Thursday morning, June 25, 2020.  This study, funded in part by a Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) grant awarded to the County and to the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington will develop a plan of action for sustaining portions of these two major highway corridors in Ontario County.  The first meeting gathered an understanding of the project’s goals and verified the expectations of the Genesee Transportation Council, the County of Ontario and the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington.   As the study continues to develop information we will continue to provide updates in this bi-weekly report, as well as post information upon the Town’s website.  The target date for completing this study in later this year.

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 9, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                  Meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Reopening New York Guidelines

The Finger Lakes Region has now begun to undertake the process of Phase 2 reopening. The recently launched New York Forward website forward.ny.gov is live and provides detailed information and updates on the metrics for reopening as well as business resources and guidance. The Town Hall is now also open to the public by appointment only and when meeting with Town Staff are asked to wear face masks and practicing safe distancing.

Businesses and individuals reopening in Phase 2 must read the State's detailed industry-specific reopening guidance and provide affirmation of business compliance with those guidelines. Each re-opening business must also develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.  A Safety Plan Template and complete industry-specific reopening guidance with attestation form can be found here:  https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

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

The following status report, for the period May 26th through June 8th, is for this week’s Town Board Virtual Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (7)

  1. Resolution amending the adopted Town of Farmington Site Design and Development Criteria.
  2. Resolution accepting the proposed amendments to Part 3 of the Full Environmental Assessment Form for Phases 1 and 2 of the Beaver Creek Park Capital Improvement Project; and making a Determination of Non-Significance upon said Action.
  3. Resolution authorizing a partial release of funds from a Letter of Credit for site improvements completed within Phase 1 of the Hathaway’s Corner Incentive Zoning Project.
  4. Resolution authorizing a partial release of funds from a Letter of Credit for off-site sanitary sewer improvements associated with Phase 1 of the Hathaway’s Corner Incentive Zoning Project.
  5. Resolution authorizing the final release of funds from a Letter of Credit for site improvements completed within Phase 1 of the Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.
  6. Resolution accepting a two-year Maintenance Bond for site improvements within Phase 1 of the Pintail Crossing Apartment Project and directing the filing with the Town Clerk’s Office.
  7. Resolution authorizing Change Order 7 to the takeover agreement with United Casualty and Surety Company, for completing authorized work on the Auburn Trail Project.

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   The County Department of Public Works has closed this intersection to traffic and work has begun on the construction of a round-a-bout traffic circle at this location.  Closure of the intersection provides a safer work zone during the planned initial phase of construction which involves underground improvements (i.e. water lines & storm water utilities).  This closure is anticipated to last three (3) months during which the following detours will be posted and in effect:

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

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

The scheduled completion for this project in mid-to-late September.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has suspended public hearings on the two (2) remaining actions (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan), for the proposed Solar Farm Project, to a future date and time to coincide with an anticipated Executive Order to be issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, on or about June 1, 2020, concerning suspension of public hearings.  On June 8, 2020, Executve Order No. 202.38 was issued continuing the suspensions and modifications of Town Law to July 6, 2020.  Therefore, the Town is not able to return to the provisions of the State’s Open Meetings Law for conducting in person public hearings until that new date; or, until further clarification on the restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law, is received.  The Town Planning Board will be recalling, at their meeting on Wednesday, June 17th, a resolution previously adopted at its June 3rd meeting which scheduled the continued public hearings on these two (2) remaining actions to Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In addition, at the June 17th meeting, the Planning Board will be scheduling these two public hearings for Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

In the meantime, the current Supreme Court date to hear the points being argued which are the subject of an Article 78 Appeal that has been brought against the Town by concerned neighbors, has been continued to Monday, June 15, 2020.

Finally, until it is determined that public hearings may resume, the Planning Board has accepted a draft resolution that was submitted to the Board on April 3, 2020 which sets forth conditions for approving the requested Special Use Permit Application.   At the June 3rd meeting, the Planning Board requested the Applicant to submit any responses to the proposed conditions contained in the draft resolution.  Once a decision has been made upon the Special Use Permit, the Board may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

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

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

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Over the past two week period crews from New Energy Works have enclosed the framing of the bank building and will be completing installation of the roof on the new bank building and drive through teller and atm.    Electricians continue working inside the new barn like bank structure.   Work is also continuing on the interior of the Hathaway House, a portion of this project which when completed will be available to community groups and organizations for meetings.  The Town Historian has had the opportunity to see the progress being made on restoring this original farm house and reports that the public will be very pleased to see it when completed.  Thank you Lyons National Bank for helping preserve a portion of our history.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed use office building.  A total of 37,500 square feet of uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

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

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

The final site improvements to be completed on this project include the completion of the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Departments of Health and Transportation.  Currently, easements are being processed with property owners and the Town to allow the installation of the new water line.  Once these have been received and filed, then the Town Water Department may install a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.  Once this project has been installed then the final site improvements identified above can then be authorized for the Byrne Dairy site. 

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Town Board, at its meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, amended the Part 3 of the Environmental Record for this park capital improvement project and then authorized the Town Engineer to prepare formal bid documents for the construction of a park maintenance building and public restrooms. The bid documents will be authorized by the Town Board at their next meeting on Wednesday, June 24th.  Formal bid opening is scheduled for Tuesday July 7th and awarding of a contract is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14th.  In the meantime, contract documents for site work will be available for viewing at the Town Hall on Thursday, July 9th.  Bid opening for the site work is scheduled to be awarded at the July 28th Town Board Meeting.  At the present time, approximately eighty-five percent (85%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line have been installed.  Completion of these installations will follow the construction of the park maintenance/public restrooms building identified above.  In the meantime, Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor has finished the interior work on the two buildings.  Town Parks staff have completed the painting the interior of the two buildings.   The Town awaits the delivery of the new exterior doors for these buildings which were to have been delivered during the week of May 18th.  At that time the contractor will be completing finishing work on the floors and doors.    Hopefully, the timing for the completion for these two restroom projects will coincide with a future phase of the State’s Reopening allowing the opening of public restrooms in parks.

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town Board, at its meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, approved a change order creating funds necessary to complete this trail project.  Items remaining to be installed include safety bollard at the County Road 41 trail entrance and also that the trail entrance along the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  In addition, a number of trail directional and information signs have been ordered along with posts for installation at key points along the trail.  The Town anticipates completion of this work and formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project this spring.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   A temporary traffic signal has been installed on a portion of this highway to control the movement of vehicles during the installation of a new 12-inch water main.  Work on this installation is anticipated to commence this week and should be completed within six weeks depending upon any water emergencies occurring.  The traffic control area will be from just west of Estate Drive and just east of Spartan Drive.    All paving work for this project will likely be continued to 2021 for completion.  Phase 2 involves the reconstruction of the road section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022. Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.   

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

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

      

        The existing water tank is being replaced with a new structure that will be taller.  Because the new structure exceeds obstruction standards of the Federal Aviation Administration an aeronautical study concerning the structure has commenced to determine its effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of air navigation facilities.  Interested persons are invited to participate in the aeronautical study by submitting comments to the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Regional Office, Obstruction Evaluation Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177 or through the electronic notification system.  The FAA’s Aeronautical Study Number is 2020-AEA-1877-OE.  Further information is available at (202) 267-4525, or David.maddox@faa.gov .   All  comments must be received on or before 07/11/2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work has started again in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.

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

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, December 6th.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given.  These two projects are on the June 5th PRC Meeting Agenda for updated information.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, at their telephonic meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, from the current stub in Section 6N connecting with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N, and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project.  These two projects are also on the June 5th PRC Meeting Agenda for updated information.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work within the right-of-way along State Route 332 for making an underground water line connection from the east side of State Route 332 to the west side is now complete.  In addition, the boring underneath County Road 41, at the intersection with State Route 332, for the new sewer line has been completed. 

Work has also commenced on the intersection improvements being made at State Route 332   and County Road 41.  These improvements involve a right hand turn lane for south bound traffic on State Route 332 onto County Road 41; widening of the intersection along the west side of   State Route 332 to provide a right hand (south bound) turn lane for traffic on County Road 41; a       new left turn signal for traffic in both directions along County Road 41; and related new          pedestrian signals and cross walk delineations.   All site work that had previously been stopped    until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All site work that had previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY. 

The Town has just received the final site plan drawings for signing.  Once signed, then the Town will schedule a pre-construction meeting to be followed by an order to proceed.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The developer is starting to work on the hiking trail this week in hopes of a future dedication to the Town at an up coming Town Board meeting.

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans were again reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee Staff on Friday, June 5, 2020. 

Additional design details have been requested, along with documents that need to be accepted by the Town.  Once these design changes and documents have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no schedule has been identified for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access to be provided via a new town road to be dedicated and named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farming of the adjacent lands and further promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the Town’s existing Salt Storage facilities and the highway department’s aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of (driveway) access, a non-dedicated town highway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located off from Hook Road.  

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager continues monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has recently been informed that there have already been five (5) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).   

Currently the contractor is conducting on-site tests associated with thoroughly lubricating the recently installed 32,000 horse power electric pumps, located within their pumping station building.  Other scheduled testing that has now been completed includes pressurized tests of the pipeline connection to the pumping station.  Finally, work on the pipeline was completed in May allowing for the installation of and connections to the pumping station operations.  There continues to be on-site security monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site.

National Fuel Gas is anticipating the start-up of this new pumping station to commence on or before September 1, 2020.

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

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

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town will be receiving a site plan application for improvements to this substation that is located both within the Town of Farmington and the adjacent Village of Manchester.  A coordinated review between the two municipal planning boards is anticipated to begin next month.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.

 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   All meetings associated with this project have been placed on hold until later this year once the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  In the meantime, staff has completed a second draft of Chapter 3 which has been sent to the Committee for their review and edit.  Work has now commenced on updates to Chapter 4 of the Plan which will be sent to the Committee members for their review later this month.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town has been informed that preliminary site plans for proceeding with its’ review of this application will be submitted later this week.  The drawings will then be discussed at the virtual Project Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Friday morning, June 5th.   Once accepted by Town Staff, the application will be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the provisions of Sections 239-l and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  No date has yet been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting on this project. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, received final site plan approval and at the Friday, June 5th Project Review Committee Meeting, received approvals to Proceed with Construction. The project involves the 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, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  Home Power Systems received final site plan approval and at the Friday, June 5th Project Review Committee Meeting, received approvals to Proceed with Construction.  A Notice to Proceed with site improvements has been issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer.  The site improvements involve the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town, at the PRC Meeting on Friday morning, June 5th received an application to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project and south of State Route 96.  A total of 32,750 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed within 3 new buildings to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  In addition, a total 150,000 square feet of office/flex space is being proposed for the interior portion of the site.  A continuation of Mercier Boulevard north and west connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that will serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site. 

The Applicant anticipates submitting a preliminary site plan application on June 18, 2020 for a Planning Board Meeting tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town, at their Project Review Committee Meeting on Friday, June 5, 2020 received notice of a proposed development on 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project is scheduled to be submitted to the Town Planning Board for preliminary site plan approval to commence in August.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study.  The second meeting of the steering committee working with the study consultants is scheduled to be held remotely on Thursday morning, June 25, 2020.  This study, funded in part by a Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) grant awarded to the County and to the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington will develop a plan of action for sustaining portions of these two major highway corridors in Ontario County.  The first meeting gathered an understanding of the project’s goals and verified the expectations of the Genesee Transportation Council, the County of Ontario and the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington.   As the study continues to develop information we will continue to provide updates in this bi-weekly report, as well as post information upon the Town’s website.  The target date for completing this study in later this year.

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 26, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                                  Meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Reopening Guidelines

The Finger Lakes Region has now begun to undertake the process of Phase 1 reopening. The recently launched New York Forward website forward.ny.gov is live and provides detailed information and updates on the metrics for reopening as well as business resources and guidance. The Town Hall is now also open to the public by appointment only and when meeting with Town Staff are asked to wear face masks and practicing safe distancing.

Businesses and individuals reopening in Phase 1 must read the State's detailed industry-specific reopening guidance and provide affirmation of business compliance with those guidelines. Each re-opening business must also develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.  A Safety Plan Template and complete industry-specific reopening guidance with attestation form can be found here:  https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

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

The following status report, for the period May 13th through May 25th, is for this week’s Town Board Virtual Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (3)

  1. Resolution authorizing establishment of a Letter of Credit Estimate from Home Power System, Lot R-6A Centerpointe Subdivision, in the total amount of $13,603.75.

  1. Resolution authorizing establishment of a Letter of Credit Estimate from Home Power System, Lot R-6A Centerpointe Subdivision, in the total amount of $13,603.75.

  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.

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   The County Department of Public Works has notified the Town of their intentions to close this intersection to traffic on or about June 1, 2020.  This is a change from the original scheduled closure of June 29, 2020.  Closure of

the intersection provides a safer work zone during the planned initial phase of construction which involves underground improvements (i.e. water lines & storm water utilities). 

This closure is anticipated to last three (3) months during which the following detours will be posted and in effect:

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

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

The scheduled completion for this project in mid-to-late September.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has suspended public hearings on the two (2) remaining actions (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan), for the proposed Solar Farm Project, to a future date and time to coincide with an anticipated Executive Order issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, on or about June 1, 2020, concerning suspension of public hearings.  Upon either the issuing of a new Executive Order to return to the provisions of the State’s Open Meetings Law; or, further clarification on the restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law, the Planning Board will not be conducting public hearings.

In the meantime, the current Supreme Court date to hear the points being argued  which are the subject of an Article 78 Appeal that has been brought against the Town by concerned neighbors, has been continued to June 21, 2020.

Finally, until it is determined that public hearings may resume, the Planning Board continues its’ review a draft resolution, that was submitted to the Board on April 3, 2020 for approving with conditions the requested Special Use Permit Application.   This draft resolution has been sent to the Applicant, the Applicant’s engineers and posted upon the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com .  The Planning Board, at their June 3rd virtual meeting, may be acting whether to accept the draft resolution as submitted, or make amendments thereto.  In addition, in anticipation of a return to conducting public hearings, the Board may also set a deadline for the submission of any responses to the accepted resolution.   Once a decision has been made upon the Special Use Permit, the Board may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

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

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

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Over the past two week period crews from New Energy Works installed the barn framing, enclosed the farming and began placing the roof on the new bank building and drive through teller and atm.    Electricians continue working inside the new barn like bank structure.  

In compliance with Town regulations, all weekly reports continue to be filed with the Town Code Enforcement Officer and periodic site inspections take place each week to ensure compliance with worker face masks and spacing guidelines.    

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed use office building.  A total of 37,500 square feet of uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

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

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

The final site improvements to be completed on this project include the completion of the installation of sidewalk and handicap ramp, pedestrian intersection crossings, street lights and landscaping along State Route 96.  These improvements have been placed on hold pending the Town receiving approvals from the New York State Departments of Health and Transportation.  Then the Town Water Department may install a new public water line underneath the intersection and then along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.  Once this project has been installed then the final site improvements can then be authorized for the Byrne Dairy site. 

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   Initial site earthwork to enable the installation of water lines and sewer lines has been completed.  Excavated soil stockpiles have been placed in proximity to future berm locations and the site has been stabilized awaiting future construction later this year which is to be based upon final detailed design plans.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties.  At the present time, approximately eighty-five percent (85%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line have been installed.  Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor has finished the interior work on the two buildings.  Town Parks staff have completed the painting the interior of the two buildings.   The Town awaits the delivery of the new exterior doors for these buildings which were to have been delivered during the week of May 18th.  At that time the contractor will be completing finishing work on the floors and doors.    Hopefully, the timing for the completion for these two restroom projects will coincide with a future phase of the State’s Reopening allowing the opening of public restrooms in parks.

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has completed the blacktopping and striping of a public parking area along Ivory Drive.  In addition, the contractor has installed and landscaped the remaining portion of stone dust trail connecting the Auburn Trail to Amber Drive.   The Town Highway Department will be constructing a new sidewalk ramp and cross walk connecting the sidewalk on the south side of Amber Drive with the newly constructed Trail connection.    Additional work items to be completed include Trail signage and the installation of trail safety bollards at the County Road 41 trail crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The Town anticipates completion of this work and formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project this spring.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   In light of the uncertainties this year with revenue and financing, and in conversations with officials from the Town of Canandaigua, the Phase 2 portion of this highway improvement project  will likely be scaled back to include the installation of new water mains and drainage improvements.  All paving work will likely be continued to 2021 for completion.  Phase 2 involves the section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022. Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   As of May 18th work has started again in Section 7S under the Reopen NY guidelines.

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

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, December 6th.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office the notice to proceed with site development will be given.  These two projects are on the June 5th PRC Meeting Agenda for updated information.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, at their telephonic meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, from the current stub in Section 6N connecting with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N, and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of both of these sections of Ivory Drive, connecting Ivory Drive to the Auburn Trail Project.  These two projects are also on the June 5th PRC Meeting Agenda for updated information.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work continues within the right-of-way along State Route 332 for making an underground water line connection from the east side of State Route 332 to the west side.  In addition, the boring underneath County Road 41, at the intersection with State Route 332, for the new sewer line has been completed.  Work has also commenced on the intersection improvements being made at State Route 332 and County Road 41.  These improvements involve a right hand turn lane for south bound traffic on State Route 332 onto County Road 41; widening of the intersection along the west side of State Route 332 to provide a right hand (south bound) turn lane for traffic on County Road 41; a new left turn signal for traffic in both directions along County Road 41; and related new pedestrian signals and cross walk delineations.   All site work that had previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All site work that had previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.   As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The developer is starting to work on the hiking trail this week in hopes of a future dedication to the Town at an up coming Town Board meeting.

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans were reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee Staff on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Additional design details have been requested, along with a final easement document that needs to be prepared and accepted by the Town.  Once these changes have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no time line has been identified for this new sanitary sewer line connection.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access to be provided via a new town road to be dedicated and named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farming of the adjacent lands and further promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the Town’s existing Salt Storage facilities and the highway department’s aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of (driveway) access, a non-dedicated town highway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located off from Hook Road.  

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager continues monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has recently been informed that there have already been five (5) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).   

Currently the contractor is conducting on-site tests associated with thoroughly lubricating the recently installed 32,000 horse power electric pumps, located within their pumping station building.  Other scheduled testing that has now been completed includes pressurized tests of the pipeline connection to the pumping station.  Finally, work on the pipeline was completed in May allowing for the installation of and connections to the pumping station operations.  There continues to be on-site security monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site.

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

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed later this Summer.    

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

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

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  All site work that had previously been stopped, until the current Executive Orders were lifted, are now operating under the new guidelines.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  New guidelines have not been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.

 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   All meetings associated with this project have been placed on hold until later this year once the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  In the meantime, staff has completed a second draft of Chapter 3 which has been sent to the Committee for their review and edit.  Work has now commenced on updates to Chapter 4 of the Plan which will be sent to the Committee members for their review later this month.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town has been informed that preliminary site plans for proceeding with its’ review of this application will be submitted later this week.  The drawings will then be discussed at the virtual Project Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Friday morning, June 5th.   Once accepted by Town Staff, the application will be submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review under the provisions of Sections 239-l and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  No date has yet been scheduled for the Planning Board meeting on this project. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, received final site plan approval, at the Planning Board’s May 6th meeting.  The Town Board, at the May 26th meeting accepted a proposal for establishing a Letter of Credit and directed the filing thereof with the Town Clerk’s Office.  A pre-construction meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 5th , during the PRC Meeting.   Following the filing of the Letter of Credit with the Town Clerk’s Office and completion of the pre-construction meeting, a notice to proceed with site improvements will be issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer.  The project involves the 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, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  The Planning Board, at their April 15th meeting granted Final Site Plan Amendment to the design for the storm water facility which is located partially upon this site and the adjacent site associated with the above referenced application (item #32).  The Town Board, at the May 26th meeting accepted a proposal for establishing a Letter of Credit and directed the filing thereof with the Town Clerk’s Office.  A pre-construction meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 5th , during the PRC Meeting.   Following the filing of the Letter of Credit with the Town Clerk’s Office and completion of the pre-construction meeting, a notice to proceed with site improvements will be issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer.  The site improvements involve the re-construction of an existing storm water facility located on their site.     

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town has been informed that overall preliminary site plan drawings have been prepared and will be submitted to the Town for introduction at the PRC Meeting on Friday morning, June 5th.   This project involves the proposed extension of a new Town highway north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac connecting to a planned future Town highway that will be constructed south of a new signalized intersection with State Route 96 that will serve as a new entrance to the above reference Farmington Market Site.  Also involved with this project will be commercial sites fronting along the south side of State Route 96, between the Farmington Commons Plaza at the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332 and the Farmington Market Site.  Finally, the project involves construction of new flex-space commercial buildings and related site improvements.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study.  The first meeting of the steering committee working with the study consultants was held remotely on Monday morning, May 11, 2020.  This study, funded in part by a Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) grant awarded to the County and to the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington will develop a plan of action for sustaining portions of these two major highway corridors in Ontario County.  The first meeting gathered an understanding of the project’s goals and verified the expectations of the Genesee Transportation Council, the County of Ontario and the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington.   As the study continues to develop information we will continue to provide updates in this bi-weekly report, as well as post information upon the Town’s website.  The target date for completing this study in later this year.

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 12, 2020

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                               Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

We trust that all viewing this report are well and safe.  As we continue to perform administrative services in compliance with the current federal and state guidelines in place, during the current Corona Virus (COVID 19), there continues to be a dramatic decrease in site development activities.

As you may have recently learned, as of yesterday, the Finger Lakes Region is preparing for the Phase 1 re-opening of some business and all construction starting in Farmington, on Monday, May 18th.  To enable this re-opening, the Town Code Enforcement Officer has prepared instructions on how the re-opening of the Town Building Department is going to proceed.  A copy of these instructions and additional guidelines will be available starting on Monday, May 18th, at the Town Hall and Town website.  Please everyone, let us follow these guidelines and have a safe re-opening!

The following status report, for the period April 25th through May 12th, is for this week’s Town Board Telephonic Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (2)

  1. A resolution authorizing the partial release from a Letter of Credit for Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project, Phase II.

 

  1. Resolution authorizing Change Order 1 to the Takeover Agreement with United Casualty and Surety Insurance Company for completing authorized work as part of the Auburn Trail Extension Project (PIN 4755.96).   

County Highway Project Update      NEW ITEM

  1. County Road 28/Shortsville Road Intersection Project.   The County Department of Public Works has notified the Town of their intentions to close this intersection to traffic on or about June 1, 2020.  This is a change from the original scheduled closure of June 29, 2020.  Closure of

the intersection provides a safer work zone during the planned initial phase of construction which involves underground improvements (i.e. water & storm water utilities). 

This closure is anticipated to last three (3) months during which the following detours will be posted and in effect:

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

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

The next Town Operations Report (scheduled for May 26th ) will have any updates to this information.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has suspended public hearings on the two (2) remaining actions (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan), for the proposed Solar Farm Project, to a future date and time to coincide with an anticipated Executive Order issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, concerning suspension of public hearings until after June 1, 2020.  Upon either the issuing of a new Executive Order to return to the provisions of the State’s Open Meetings Law; or, further clarification on the restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law, the Planning Board will not be conducting public hearings.

In the meantime, the current Supreme Court date to hear the points being argued  which are the subject of an Article 78 Appeal that has been brought against the Town by concerned neighbors, has been continued to June 21, 2020.

Finally, during this intervening period of time, until it is determined that public hearings may resume, the Planning Board continues its’ review a draft resolution for approving with conditions the requested Special Use Permit Application.   This draft resolution has been sent to the Applicant, the Applicant’s engineers and posted upon the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com .  After, the Planning Board has made a decision upon the Special Use Permit they may then consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

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

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

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Banks are listed as essential businesses under New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent Executive Orders and, therefore, work has been allowed to continue on this existing project.    Over the past two week period crews from New Energy Works installed the barn framing for the inside of the new bank building.  This framing is now being enclosed, the roofing is being installed and soon the barn siding will be completed.  Electricians continue working inside the new barn like bank structure.  

In compliance with Town regulations, all weekly reports continue to be filed with the Town Code Enforcement Officer and periodic inspections take place during each week to ensure compliance with worker face masks and spacing guidelines.    All site work that has previously been operating under the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed use office building.  A total of 37,500 square feet of uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

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

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

The final site improvements to be completed on this project include the completion of the installation of sidewalk, street lights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping along State Route 96.  These improvements have been placed on hold pending receipt from the State Health Department of their approval for the Water Department installing a new public water line underneath the intersection and then along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.  Once this state approval has been granted, then work on installing the new water line will occur and the final site improvements can then be authorized for the Byrne Dairy site. 

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   Initial site earthwork to enable the installation of water lines and sewer lines has been completed.  Excavated soil stockpiles have been placed in proximity to future berm locations and the site has been stabilized awaiting future construction later this year which is to be based upon final detailed design plans.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties.  At the present time, approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the sanitary sewer line has been installed and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line.  Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor has finished the interior work on the two buildings.  Town Parks staff continue painting the interior of the buildings.   The Town awaits the delivery of the new exterior doors for these buildings which has been tentatively scheduled for the week of May 18th.  At that time the contractor will be completing finishing work on the floors and doors.     

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has completed the blacktopping of a public parking area along Ivory Drive and the installation of the remaining portion of stone dust trail connecting to Amber Drive.   Additional items to be completed include signage along portions of the Trail, and the installation of trail safety bollards at the County Road 41 trail crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The Town anticipates completion of this work and formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project this spring.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   In light of the uncertainties this year with revenue and financing, and in conversations with officials from the Town of Canandaigua, the Phase 2 portion of this highway improvement project  will likely be scaled back to include the installation of new water mains and drainage improvements.  All paving work will likely be continued to 2021 for completion.  Phase 2 involves the section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022. Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site work, in Section 7S, that has been previously stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, at their telephonic meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work continues within the State’s right-of-way along Route 332 for making an underground water line connection from the east side of State Route 332 to the west side.  In addition, the boring underneath County Road 41, at the intersection with State Route 332, for the new sewer line has been completed. Also, the boring for the waterline under Beaver Creek along County Road 41 has been completed.   Work is scheduled to commence next month on the intersection improvements being made at State Route 332 and County Road 41.  The improvements involve a right hand turn lane for south bound traffic on State Route 332 onto County Road 41; widening of the intersection along the west side of State Route 332 to provide a right hand (south bound) turn lane for traffic on County Road 41; a new left turn signal for traffic in both directions along County Road 41; and related cross walk delineations.   All other on-site work that has been previously stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plans providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans were reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee Staff on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Additional design details have been requested, along with a final easement document that needs to be prepared.  Once these changes have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no time line has been identified for this new sanitary sewer line connection.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access to be provided via a new town road to be dedicated and named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farming of the adjacent lands and further promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the Town’s existing Salt Storage facilities and the highway department’s aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of (driveway) access, a non-dedicated town highway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located off from Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager continues monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has recently been informed that there have already been five (5) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).   

Currently the contractor is conducting on-site tests associated with thoroughly lubricating the recently installed 32,000 horse power pumps, located within their pumping station building.  These tests began on Sunday, April 26th and will continue through Tuesday, April 28th.  Other scheduled testing includes pressurized tests of the pipeline connection to the pumping station which will be conducted in early May.  Finally, future work on the pipeline will occur in May allowing for the installation of and connections to the pumping station operations.  There continues to be on-site security monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site.

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

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed later this Summer.    

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

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

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  All site work that has previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted will now start on Monday, May 18th to re-open under the new guidelines.

 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   All meetings associated with this project have been placed on hold until later this year once the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  In the meantime, staff has completed a second draft of Chapter 3 which has been sent to the Committee for their review and edit.  Work has now commenced on updates to Chapter 4 of the Plan which will be sent to the Committee members for their review later this month.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town is awaiting submission of preliminary site plans for proceeding with its’ review of this application. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, received final site plan approval, at the Planning Board’s May 6th meeting, for the construction of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  The Planning Board, at their April 15th meeting granted Final Site Plan Amendment to the design for the storm water facility which is located partially upon this site and the adjacent site associated with the above referenced application (item #32).   Now that Final Site Plan Approval has been granted for the Swetman Properties, LLC Project, the applicant intends to commence construction to change the storm water facilities to accommodate both sites.   

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  No new information has been received on this project since the last update.   It is anticipated that preliminary site plans will be submitted to the Town for the June 5th Project Review Committee Meeting.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study.  The first meeting of the steering committee working with the study consultants was held remotely on Monday morning, May 11, 2020.  This study, funded in part by a Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) grant awarded to the County and to the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington will develop a plan of action for sustaining portions of these two major highway corridors in Ontario County.  The first meeting gathered an understanding of the project’s goals and verified the expectations of the Genesee Transportation Council, the County of Ontario and the towns of Canandaigua and Farmington.   As the study continues to develop information we will continue to provide updates in this bi-weekly report, as well as post information upon the Town’s website.  The target date for completing this study in later this year.

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 28, 2020

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

We trust that all viewing this report are well and safe.  As we continue to perform administrative services in compliance with the current federal and state guidelines in place, during the current Corona Virus (COVID 19), there continues to be a dramatic decrease in site development activities.  The following status report, for the period April 15th through April 24th, is for this week’s Town Board Telephonic Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (1)

A resolution directing the return of a permit fee for a fund raising event for the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center.   This event, known as the “Run, Walk and Wheel Marathon,” was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2020; and has since been replaced with a “virtual fund raising event.”   Persons interested in contributing to this fund raising event are encouraged to visit the Cobblestone Arts Center’s website for details. 

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 for the continuation of the public hearings was canceled.  The Planning Board, at their teleconference meeting held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 took administrative action to continue the two (2) remaining public hearings (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan) to Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  

Since April 1st, there has been an Executive Order, Order No. 202.15, issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, on April 10, 2020 concerning suspension of public hearings until after June 1, 2020.  In addition, the Town Attorney participated in a recent state sponsored webinar with the State Association of Mayors; and has coordinated with staff at the New York State Association of Towns, both instances upon the topic of public hearings.  Based upon the Town Attorney’s recommendation the Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, adopted resolutions on pending applications that require public hearings to continue all public hearings to be future date and time to coincide with the lifting of all restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law.

At the Planning Board’s last virtual meeting, held on April 15th, the Project Manager for the Delaware River Solar Project requested the Planning Board to find their project to be an essential service which would, in turn, enable it to be exempt from compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.  The Planning Board, at their meeting on May 6, 2020 will be replying to this request.

In the meantime, the current Supreme Court date to hear the points being argued  which are the subject of an Article 78 Appeal that has been brought against the Town by concerned neighbors, has been continued to June 21, 2020.

Finally, during this intervening period of time, until it is determined that public hearings may resume, the Planning Board continues its’ review a draft resolution for approving with conditions the requested Special Use Permit Application.   This draft resolution has been sent to the Applicant, the Applicant’s engineers and posted upon the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com .  After, the Planning Board has made a decision upon the Special Use Permit, then they may consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

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

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along a defined portion of State Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code. 

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Banks are listed as essential businesses under New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent Executive Orders and, therefore, work has been allowed to continue on this existing project.    Over the past two week period crews from New Energy Works installed the barn framing for the inside of the new bank building.  This framing is now being enclosed and will soon have the barn siding attached.

In addition, a separate site crew completed filling-in the earth work located along east side of the project’s site.  Electricians continue working inside the new barn like bank structure.  In compliance with Town regulations, all weekly reports continue to be filed with the Town Code Enforcement Officer and periodic inspections take place during each week to ensure compliance with worker face masks and spacing guidelines.  No visitors are authorized to enter the site without previous arrangements with representatives from Lyons National Bank.  Finally, the bank continues to work towards their grand opening later this year.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed use office building.  A total of 37,500 square feet of uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

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

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

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

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   Initial site earthwork to enable the installation of water lines and sewer lines has been completed.  Excavated soil stockpiles have been placed in proximity to future berm locations and the site has been stabilized awaiting future construction later this year which is to be based upon final detailed design plans.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties.  At the present time, approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the sanitary sewer line has been installed and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line.  Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor has finished the interior work on the two buildings.  Town Parks staff will begin painting the interior of the buildings when weather conditions permit.   The Town awaits the delivery of the new exterior doors for these buildings which has been tentatively scheduled for the week of May 18th.  At that time the contractor will be completing finishing work on the floors and doors.     

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town that it does want to complete additional work items that have been accepted by the New York State Department of Transportation and United Casualty, the bonding company for the project.  The contractor has prepared a cost estimate for completing this work.  This information has been received and accepted by Fisher Associates, the Town’s Project Engineering Firm.  The bonding company is now reviewing these cost estimates and is seeking acceptance from their attorney.  Once received, the Town will take action to approve a Change Order to the existing Contract Agreement.  The Town anticipates completion of this work and formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project this spring.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   In light of the uncertainties this year with revenue and financing, and in conversations with officials from the Town of Canandaigua, the Phase 2 portion of this highway improvement project  will likely be scaled back to include the installation of new water mains and drainage improvements.  All paving work will likely be continued to 2021 for completion.  Phase 2 involves the section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022. Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.  

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

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

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

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

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

When work continues on this section, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.  In these instances, the contractor is required to provide the Town Code Enforcement Officer with a weekly report describing anticipated site work.  Then during the week the Town conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.  In these instances, the contractor is required to provide the Town Code Enforcement Officer with a weekly report describing anticipated site work.  Then during the week the Town conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted. Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, at their telephonic meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions. 

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted. Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.  In these instances, the contractor is required to provide the Town Code Enforcement Officer with a weekly report describing anticipated site work.  Then during the week the Town conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted. 

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work continues within the State’s right-of-way along Route 332.  All other site work has been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All work has been stopped on new construction on this site until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.  In these instances, the contractor is required to provide the Town Code Enforcement Officer with a weekly report describing anticipated site work.  Then during the week the Town conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.  In these instances, the contractor is required to provide the Town Code Enforcement Officer with a weekly report describing anticipated site work.  Then during the week the Town conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plans providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans will be reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Once these design changes have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no time line has been identified for this new sanitary sewer line connection.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access to be provided via a new town road to be dedicated and named Empire Drive.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, allows for continued active farming of the adjacent lands and furhter promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s pending petroleum distribution center, the Town’s existing Salt Storage facilities and the highway department’s aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has also reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent driveway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of (driveway) access, a non-dedicated town highway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located off from Hook Road. 

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager continues monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has recently been informed that there have already been five (5) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).   

Currently the contractor is conducting on-site tests associated with thoroughly lubricating the recently installed 32,000 horse power pumps, located within their pumping station building.  These tests began on Sunday, April 26th and will continue through Tuesday, April 28th.  Other scheduled testing includes pressurized tests of the pipeline connection to the pumping station which will be conducted in early May.  Finally, future work on the pipeline will occur in May allowing for the installation of and connections to the pumping station operations.  There continues to be on-site security monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site.

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

The Project’s first phase involves the grading and drainage work associated with the installation of a duct electric energy bank and power line to the adjacent Empire Pipeline Pumping Station, the testing of the new line and energizing it.  This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed later this Summer.    

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

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

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  All work on this project has been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  All work has been stopped on new construction for this project until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.  In these instances, the contractor is required to provide the Town Code Enforcement Officer with a weekly report describing anticipated site work.  Then during the week the Town conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   All meetings associated with this project have been placed on hold until later this year once the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town is awaiting submission of preliminary site plans for proceeding with its’ review of this application. 

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

Some of the changes from the preliminary site plan include: the building has been rotated to have its’ façade face to the north enabling it to be viewed from along Collett Road, the construction of a storm water pond [located partially upon the adjacent Home Power Systems parcel] which will be enlarged to serve both the Home Power Systems and the Swetman Properties projects, installation of new sanitary sewer and water laterals and the fire department connection has been relocated now to the front of the building allowing for easier and thus faster access by the Fire Department.  The Planning Board, at their May 6, 2020 meeting is anticipating taking action upon the Final Site Plan for this Project. 

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  The Planning Board, at their April 15th meeting granted Final Site Plan Amendment to the design for the storm water facility which is located partially upon this site and the adjacent site associated with the above referenced application (item #32).   Once Final Site Plan Approval has been granted for the Swetman Properties, LLC Project, the applicant intends to commence construction to change the storm water facilities to accommodate both sites.   

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  No new information has been received on this project since the last update.

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 14, 2020

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

We trust that all viewing this are well and safe.  In light of the current federal and state guidelines in place during the current Corona Virus (COVID 19) there continues to be a dramatic decrease in development activity as you will find in the following report for this week’s Town Board Telephonic Meeting:

Town Board Resolution (1)

A resolution accepting and directing the filing of a Letter of Credit from Rochester Gas & Electric with the Town Clerk for certain site improvements associated with the approved RG&E  Station 127 Expansion Project, located on the east side of Hook Road, south of the New York State Thruway.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 was canceled.  The Planning Board, at their teleconference meeting held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 took administrative action to continue the two (2) remaining public hearings (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan) to Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  

Since that date, there has been an additional Executive Order, Order No. 202.15, issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, on April 10, 2020 concerning suspension of public hearings until after June 1, 2020.  In addition, the Town Attorney participated in a webinar last week  with the State Association of Mayors and has coordinated with staff at the New York State Association of Towns, both on the topic of public hearings.  Based upon the Town Attorney’s recommendation the Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 will be adopting resolutions on pending applications that require public hearings to continue all public hearings to be future date and time to coincide with the lifting of all restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law.

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

The Planning Board has received a draft resolution for approving with conditions, the requested Special Use Permit Application.  This draft resolution has been sent to the Applicant, the Applicant’s engineers and posted upon the Town’s website www.townoffarmingtonny.com . During the intervening period, the Planning Board will continues its review of the draft resolution to determine that it has adequate Special Use Permit criteria and an acceptable draft Decommissioning Plan, then the Special Use Permit application may be acted upon as part of a future public meeting.  After, the Planning Board has made a decision upon the Special Use Permit, then they may consider the Preliminary Site Plan Application at a future meeting.

  

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

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town has posted on their website www.townoffarmingtonny.com a copy of the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along Route 96, the Town’s Main Street Corridor.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code. 

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Banks are listed as essential businesses under New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent Executive Orders and, therefore, work has been allowed to continue on this existing project.    This week crews from New Energy Works will begin the installation of the barn frame with hopes to have this completed by the Friday.  In addition, a separate crew will be back filling the east side of the building.  On Friday, electricians are to begin work on the structure.  All weekly reports are filed with the Town Code Enforcement Officer and periodic inspections take place during the week to ensure compliance with face masks and spacing guidelines.  No visitors are authorized to enter the site without previous arrangements with representatives from Lyons National Bank.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  Farmington Center LLC, the owner and developer of the former Wades Plaza site, has submitted a revised concept plan identifying proposed amenities to be provided to the Town as part of their pending application for incentive rezoning of approximately 18.3 acres of land located along the south side of New York State Route 96 immediately east of the intersection with Mertensia Road.  Their proposed project provides for relocation of the existing Canandaigua National Bank, the addition of a Tops Fueling Kiosk to supplement their market operation, a new Mavis Tire facility, restaurants and a mixed use office building.  A total of 37,500 square feet of uses are proposed.  Included as part of the site improvements is: a new site entrance from State Route 96 located at the east end of the project, to become a future Town road connecting with Mercier Boulevard located south and east of the site; re-design of the existing entrance to the plaza from State Route 96, eliminating left turns into the plaza at this location; construction of sidewalks, pedestrian gathering areas, new pedestrian oriented street lighting, bulk landscape areas and site furniture along the Route 96 frontage; transfer of land to the Town for a new Town road described above; and a cash contribution towards the costs for constructing the Beaver Creek Sanitary Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement Project. 

The Town Board is waiting upon improving conditions during the current pandemic and revised federal and state guidelines for conducting public meetings before scheduling a date with the applicant to further discuss proposed site amenities.  No date has been scheduled for a presentation of the proposed mixed-use project to the Town Planning Board or Town Board. 

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

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

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   Initial site earthwork to enable the installation of water lines and sewer lines has been completed.  Excavated soil stockpiles have been placed in proximity to future berm locations and the site has been stabilized awaiting future construction later this year to be based upon final detailed design plans.  Approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the sanitary sewer line has been installed and thirty percent (30%) of the public water line.  Town staff continue to work within the Governor’s Executive Order mandating fifty percent (50%) working at any one time.  The excavated earth from this portion of the parkland will be placed along the south side of the park site forming the initial phase of a landscaped berm between the active park site and adjacent neighboring properties. 

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements continue to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   The contractor is finishing interior work this week and then will be waiting for the delivery of the new exterior doors which has been tentatively scheduled for the week of May 18th.  At that time the contractor will be completing finishing work on the floors and doors. 

       

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town that it does want to complete additional work items that have been accepted by the New York State Department of Transportation and United Casualty, the bonding company for the project.  The contractor is now preparing a cost estimate for completing this work.  Once this information has been received and accepted by Fisher Associates, the Town’s Project Engineering Firm, then the Town will take action to approve of a Change Order to the existing Contract Agreement.  The Town anticipates completion of this work and formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project this spring.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   In light of the uncertainties this year with revenue and financing, and in conversations with officials from the Town of Canandaigua, the Phase 2 portion of this highway improvement project  will likely be scaled back to include the installation of new water mains and drainage improvements.  All paving work will likely be continued to 2021 for completion.  Phase 2 involves the section east of Birchwood Drive and extending west to Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Saddle Horn Drive. The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2021/2022. Phase 4 involves the highway improvements between Saddle Horn Drive east to State Route 332.  The highway improvements for this Phase are tentatively scheduled during 2022/2023.  

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

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

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

        In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.   ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

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

When work continues on this section, it will include the construction of the new Town road connecting Section 1 of the Project with the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; installation of public water and sewer lines; installation of sidewalks and streetlights.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.    All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted. Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, at their telephonic meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 is expected to grant final subdivision plat approval for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwellings will be approved with conditions.  Sections 7N and 8N will involve the construction of Ivory Drive, from the current stub in Section 6S connecting with Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 645 and 464 on Amber Drive and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N located along Ivory Drive.  There will also be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails connecting to the Auburn Trail Project.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.   All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted. Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. County Road 41 (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work continues within the State’s right-of-way along Route 332.  All other site work has been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All work has been stopped on new construction on this site until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  All work has been stopped on new construction in this section until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.  Unless construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner will be preparing revised final site plans providing for sanitary sewer connection for the new hotel.  No time line has been identified, at this time, for this new connection.  The Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to public sewer has been resolved.

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

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work continues, on this exempt project, for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings that are to be located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, are now being installed.                                                          

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

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

The National Fuel Gas Project Manager continues its’ monthly progress meetings with the Town Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been four (4) Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground and may now be connected as approval from the New York State Department of Health has been received for the new office building, which is scheduled for completion in April, 2020.   The sanitary   sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The general contractor began work on the site on December 2, 2019.  Building materials arrived the first week of January for the storage building.  This building is anticipated to be complete by the end of January. There is now a security guard located on site who will monitoring the site especially the area along the Thruway, as well as keeping records of all visitors to the site. The earth berm located along the south side of the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping has been installed.

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, is proposing a three (3) phase expansion commencing in April, 2020 and being completed in March 2022.  A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a preconstruction meeting will follow and a notice to proceed will be issued.

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

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  All work on this project has been stopped until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  All work has been stopped on new construction for this project until the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   All meetings associated with this project have been placed on hold until later this year once the current Executive Orders have been lifted.

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  The Town is awaiting submission of preliminary site plans for proceeding with its’ review of this application. 

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, is proposing to construct an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.  Some of the changes from the concerted plan include: the building has been rotated to have the façade face Collett Road, the stormwater pond [on the Home Power Systems parcel] will be enlarged to serve both the Home Power Systems and the Swetman Properties projects, new sanitary sewer and water laterals will be installed, and the fire department connection has been relocated to the front of the building for easier access.  The Planning Board approved the Preliminary Site Plan Application at their March 4, 2020 meeting and is awaiting Final Site Plan approvals schedule for this application on a May 6th Planning Board agenda. 

  1. Home Power Systems, LLC Amended Final Site Plan.  The pending application listed above, item #32, necessitates the change to storm water facilities to accommodate both sites.  This application is pending before the Planning Board for its’ approval on Wednesday, April 15th

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  No new information has been received on this project since the last update.

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