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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:       February 23, 2021

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

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period February 9, 2021 through February 23, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (3)

  1. Resolution for lowering the speed limit on the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road, between State Route 332 and New Michigan Road, from 55 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour, in conjunction with the Town of Canandaigua for a similar request.

  1. Resolution accepting a draft local law, entitled “Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) and other amendments to Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code, referral to County Planning and scheduling a public hearing for March 23, 2021.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Code Enforcement Officers to attend the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation endorsed 4-hour Erosion and Sediment Control Virtual Training presented by Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work on most of the park has stopped for the winter, however, work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms.  Installation of the roof for the maintenance/building public restrooms, electric service and cable service is now complete.  The interior framing of the restrooms is also underway this week.     

Work on final topping for the baseball field area has been placed on hold for the winter and will resume in the spring along with additional work on the berm located in the north west portion of the park.  Underdrains for the baseball field were installed last fall.   Poor soil conditions caused by last fall’s wet weather have required stone backfill to be placed around portions of the buildings.

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

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   Town Staff have just received edits to the draft Decommissioning Plan from the law firm representing DRS. The Town also continues to respond to the Court with additional information that has been requested by the Judge hearing the pending Article 78 Proceeding against the Town Planning Board.  In the meantime, once the Decommissioning Plan and surety has been approved by the Town Board and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – Drywall installation is almost complete on all three floors of the building.  All remaining site paving has been put on hold until next spring when pavement for the parking lots and drive aisles will be installed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape - The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 received a draft local law for establishing the MSOD Main Street Overlay District and other text amendments to Chapter 165 of the Farmington Town Code.  The Main Street Overlay District involves properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.   

The draft regulations have been sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for their March 10th meeting.  A copy of the proposed local law will be posted upon the Town’s website for public review.   A public hearing upon these new regulations has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2021.   

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

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

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    A contract has now been issued for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection.  It is anticipated that work on this water line project will commence the first week in March.

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

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

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

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on this project has come to a close for this year and will begin again in the spring of 2021 with the third phase.  The third phase of highway improvements for this project includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   Installation of the final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a five-foot-wide designated bike lane for the entire length of the project (New Michigan Road to State Route 332).  Related to the highway improvement project is a request by the Town Board, which will be submitted to Ontario County Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation, for the posting of the speed limit for the entire project length to 40 miles per hour.

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

 

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

     

      The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials met on September 30, 2020 with property owners whose land is adjacent to the new water tower site seeking a temporary easement upon their land during the construction of the new water tower.   The Town of Canandaigua has also received an easement from another property owner, involving land in another area of the Town thereby enabling the water line alignment.

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

      Finally, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has now informed the Town that they have determined that filed documents are complete for a DEC Permit and that their technical review has commenced.  The Town will be publishing the Notice of Complete Application in the Town’s Official Newspaper (The Daily Messenger) and comments on this project must be submitted in writing to Guillermo R Saar, Division of Environmental Permits, NYSDEC, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14424 no later than 15 days after the publication date.

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Sections 7S of the project.  There are a total of twenty-five (25) homes under construction within Section 7S with approximately six (6) unsold lots remaining.

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

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

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

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  The last lot in Section 1 has been placed under contract and site construction will begin approximately March 1st and be completed in August.  In Section 2, there are now four (4) buildings under construction within this Section 2 portion of the site and construction on a fifth building will begin the week of January 25th.  Street lights have been installed along a portion of Redfield Drive.

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

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed along with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model home/sales office has been issued and construction has begun on this model sales unit.  Marrano Builders has also been issued two (2) building permits for single-family dwellings to be constructed on Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

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

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

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

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

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work installing the sewer lateral connection has now been completed including the paving of a portion of the west bound travel lane pavement in State Route 96.  The connection to the Town’s sewer main has also been completed. The Building Permit, for the construction of the fire destroyed motel building, which was originally issued for this project had expired, however, the Town has now issued a new building permit and work has begun on this building.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The next amendments will include updates to the Town’s Solar regulations and creation of the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) regulations.    

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

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, February 9th, received a draft local law for extending the current moratorium, which is due to expire on March 9, 2023, to August 10, 2021.  The Town Board, at their meeting on February 23, 2021 forwarded the draft local law to the Ontario County Planning Board and scheduled a public hearing for the action to extend the current moratorium on new applications for solar collection systems and solar farms for another six-month period.  The need for this extension of time is to allow more input on potential amendments to our current code and to consider the decision of the Judge who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 Proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.  Currently, town staff and their consultants along with the Town’s Special Legal Counsel are preparing responses clarifying the Town’s position on eighty some points contained in the filed action.  

                                                    

  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 now complete and has enabled the start-up for the new National Fuel Gas Pumping Station.    

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

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

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  The Town Planning Board awaits the submission of revised Preliminary Site Plans from the Applicant’s Engineers, LaBella Associates. The current access driveway will be re­located 30 feet to the west. This will require an amendment to an existing easement. Upon release of the easement, RG&E will reach out to National Fuel Gas for the relocation of the easement. Once the revised preliminary plans have been accepted, a final site plan application will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board.

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

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

In addition to the planned improvements in the second portion of Phase 1 of the site plan, which are now scheduled for June of this year, the applicant will be submitting building elevations and plans for the construction of the new sales/service building.  This phase of the project, now known as phase 2, is anticipated to commence this fall and be complete early next year.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   Final amendments are being made to the eighteen (18) maps that are part of the Plan Update.  Once these maps have been received, then the Town will be posting the draft Plan document on the Town’s website providing for a public review period to commence.  Following that review period, the Committee will conduct a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting. More details will be coming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, granted preliminary site plan approval for Phase 1A to allow for up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet from the right-of-way for State Route 96 and on property located along the south side of said highway east of the Tops Market Site.    

Phase 1A will allow for a total of 16,000 square feet of general business types of use.  The four (4) sites have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant commercial buildings.  Also, a part of this Phase 1A will be the construction of a new intersection of the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96.   Eventually as the interior of this site develops, the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard will connect with the existing cul-de-sac for Mercier Boulevard on the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop 27-acres of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   Design details for the new intersection of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96 are being prepared now along with detailed paper work for the State DOT Highway Work Permit.

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

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  The Town has received an application for preliminary subdivision plat and preliminary site plan approval for the construction of 220 townhouse dwelling units and related site improvements on approximately 49 acres of land located at the south west corner of the intersection of Mertensia and Collett Roads.  The site is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south side of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants (Bergmann Associates) working on this transportation corridor study have just submitted a 173-page draft report, Report #3, for review by the Project’s Steering Committee.  The committee members have been asked to complete their review by February 25, 2021 to enable the consultants to make amendments to the draft and prepare a final version for presentation to the public later this spring.  No date has been scheduled for this public meeting.

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

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

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

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

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, at the January 8th Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting met with the applicant’s project manager and project engineer who presented conceptual plans for remodeling of the former Country Club Car Wash site.  Improvements are planned to the building’s façade as well as on-site drive lanes and additional vacuum cleaning stations.  Other discussed site improvements include the construction of a new sidewalk along the State Route 96 frontage, installation of “Street Scape” improvements as part of the State Route 96 Main Street Corridor Plan and a new driveway entrance relocated further north on Mertensia Road.  Preliminary Site Plan drawings are being prepared for submission to the Town Planning Board and sending to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review under the General Municipal Law.

Memorandum

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

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

            Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE: February 9, 2021

RE:      Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                          Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period January 26, 2021 through February 9, 2021:

Town Board Resolutions (6)

  1. Resolution to recall Resolution No. 66 of 2021 for the action entitled (Adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2021, entitled “A Local Law to override the tax levy established in New York State General Municipal Law, Section 4-c” and renumbering this action Local Law No. 4 of 2021.

  1. Resolution to recall Resolution No. 435 of 2020 for the action entitled “Adoption of Local Law No. 7 of 2020, Amendments to Chapter 79 of the Farmington Town Code, entitled Drainage District Entrance Fees” and renumbering this action Local Law No. 1 of 2021.

  1. Resolution to recall Resolution No. 436 of 2020 for the action entitled “Adoption of Local Law No. 8 of 2020, Amendments to Chapter 153 of the Farmington Town Code, entitled Vehicles and Traffic” and renumber this action Local Law No. 2 of 2021.

  1. Resolution to recall Resolution No. 437 of 2020 for the action entitled “Adoption of Local Law No. 9 of 2020, Amendments to Chapter 105 of the Farmington Town Code, entitled Parks, Trails and Conservation Areas” and renumbering this action Local Law No. 3 of 2021.

  1. Resolution authorizing John Weidenborner, Town Zoning Officer, to attend the National Stormwater Center Training (CSI-MS4), to be held on March 4 and 5, 2021 at a cost not to exceed $774.00.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Building Department to purchase additional training from Business Automation Service (BAS) for the IPS Software at a cost not to exceed $300.00.

Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work on most of the park has stopped for the winter, however, work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms and the Pavilion.  Installation of the roof for the maintenance/building public restrooms is now complete.  The concrete floor is being poured this week and interior framing of the restrooms is scheduled to start next week. The fiber communication line was installed last week by Spectrum with assistance provided by the Town Highway Department. The next step includes the electric service installation by RG&E, then installation of the electric panel box in the control area and installation of lights in the parking areas.     

Work on final soil topping for the baseball field area has been placed on hold for the winter and will resume in the spring along with additional work on the berm located in the north west portion of the park.  Underdrains for the baseball field were installed last fall.   Poor soil conditions caused by last fall’s wet weather have required stone backfill to be placed around portions of the buildings.

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

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has signed the final plat maps and the final site plan maps for this project.  The Board is awaiting revisions to the submitted Decommissioning Plan that was received last month.  The Town has requested a detailed list of any concerns that the applicant and/or their attorneys may have with the revisions that have been made to the Plan.  A copy of this revised Plan was posted on the Town’s website last month.

Once the Decommissioning Plan and surety has been approved by the Town Board and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – Drywall installation is complete on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.  Drywalling is almost complete on the first floor of the building.  All remaining site paving has been put on hold until next spring when pavement for the parking lots and drive aisles will be installed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

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

In the meantime, a draft of the MSOD Main Street Overlay District zoning amendments will also be introduced to the Town Board for their review and consideration at the February 23 rd meeting.  Once initial comments have been received the draft regulations will be sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for their March 10th meeting.  At that time, a copy will be posted upon the Town’s website for public review.   A public hearing upon these new regulations will likely be scheduled for March 23, 2021.   

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

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

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    A contract has now been issued for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection.  It is anticipated that work on this water line project will commence this month.

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

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

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

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on this project has come to a close for this year and will begin again in the spring of 2021 with the third phase.  The third phase of highway improvements for this project includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   Installation of the final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a five-foot-wide designated bike lane for the entire length of the project (New Michigan Road to State Route 332).

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

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

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

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

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

The Town learned this week that the developer, A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, has submitted the final drawings to both the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for their approvals.  Once approved, then Town signatures will be added to the drawings and then the drawings may be filed in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office later this summer.

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  Basements are being dug and walls are being poured for structures located within Section 7S.  There are a total of fifteen (15) homes under construction within Section 7S.

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both of these sections.   The Town Board has accepted two letter of credits for the related site improvements and has directed these sureties be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.  Last week, the Town received a letter of credit for site improvements in Section 8N which will enable site improvements to be combined with those ongoing in Section 7N.

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

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  The last lot in Section 1 has been placed under contract and site construction will begin approximately March 1st and all site improvements within Section 1 is anticipated to be complete in August of this year. 

In Section 2, there are now four (4) buildings under construction and construction on a fifth building began the week of January 25th.  Street lights have been installed along a portion of Redfield Drive.  Also in Section 2, Victor Excavating has installed topsoil and completed hydroseeding this             portion of the site.   A new site identification sign has been installed and next Spring landscaping will be installed around the entrances to both Sections 1 and 2.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas now complete.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for these six (6) single-family dwellings, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model home/sales office has been issued and construction has begun on this model sales unit.  

Marrano Builders has also been issued two (2) building permits for single-family dwellings to be constructed on Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard within the main portion of the site.

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

The installation of concrete gutters have been completed along portions of Savalla Boulevard, Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane (all dedicated Town Highways).  The Town has taken dedication to portions of these three (3) roads.  In addition, the remaining portion of Savalla Boulevard to Phoebe Court is being boxed out, brought to grade with stone, gutters have been installed and binder asphalt installed.

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

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

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work installing the sewer lateral connection has now been completed including the paving of a portion of the west bound travel lane pavement in State Route 96.  The connection to the Town’s sewer main has also been completed. The Building Permit, for the construction of the fire destroyed motel building, which was originally issued for this project had expired, however, the Town has now issued a new building permit and work has begun on this building.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.   The next priorities include updates to the Town’s Solar regulations and creation of the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) regulations.    

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The Town Board at their meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th, adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2020, and directed the filing thereof with the Secretary of State.  The Local Law was filed with the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020.  Upon the filing of the Local Law with the Secretary of State, a six-month moratorium on solar farms began.    Staff have been working on a draft local law to amend portions of Chapter 165 of the Town Code pertaining to the regulations of solar collection systems and solar farms.  In the interim, a group of concerned citizens have filed a second Article 78 in the State Supreme Court, in Ontario County, seeking to stop further development of a site that has been approved by the Town Planning Board under the Town’s existing solar regulations.  On January 25, 2021 the Judge hearing the appeal reserved his decision thereon.  Since the current six month moratorium period will end on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Town Board is considering the adoption of a local law to extend the original six month moratorium period enacted last September.  The new time extension of the moratorium is proposed for August 10, 2021.    

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

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

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

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

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

  • Commissioning the electric service lines for the National Fuel Gas project is complete.
  • Civil work on site grass is continuing. Trees will be planted in the next few weeks, weather permitting. A wetland seed mix will be sowed in the bioretention area. An ero­sion mat for seed germination will be installed.
  • The project is winding down for this stage. The balance of the work will be inside the fence area. They are waiting for delivery of crusher run for the substation expansion.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  At the September PRC Meeting the project engineer reported that a site meeting was held with representatives in attendance from Oldcastle Mulch and Landscape, whose headquarters are located in Maine.  It was decided that the current access driveway to their site was to be re­located 30 feet to the west. This required an amendment to an existing access easement across the RG&E property. The applicant (RG&E) is now making amendments to their Preliminary Site Plan and will be submitting those changes for Town review and acceptance.  Once the preliminary plans have been accepted, a final site plan application will be scheduled for the Town Planning Board.

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of Phase 1 of this site’s development will include the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site, the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, and new street scape landscaping improvements.  In addition, to the applicant will be completing the first phase involving on-site parking/display areas for the RV Units and installing the storm water facility in accordance with approved plans. 

Site and building plans for the construction of the new sales/service building are being prepared for submission to the Town Planning Board in early July of this year.  Construction on the new building and landscaping improvements are anticipated to commence this fall.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   Final amendments are being made to the eighteen (18) maps that are part of the Plan Update.  Once these maps have been received, then the Town will be posting the draft Plan document on the Town’s website providing for a public review period to commence.  Following that review period, the Committee will conduct a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting.    More details will be coming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd, granted Preliminary Site Plan approval for Phase 1A and Overall Site Plan Approval, to allow up to four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet from the right-of-way for State Route 96 instead of the one hundred (100) feet required by the Town Code.    

Phase 1A will allow for up to a total of 16,000 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed upon four (4) new sites which are to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  The four (4) sites have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant commercial buildings.  Also part of this Phase 1A will be the construction of a new intersection of the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96.   Eventually as the interior of this site develops, the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard will connect with the existing cul-de-sac for Mercier Boulevard on the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop 27-acres of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   Design details for the new intersection of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96 are being prepared now along with detailed paper work for the State DOT Highway Work Permit.

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on February 3rd, granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval for the development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  The applicant’s engineers are making revisions to the Preliminary Site Plan drawings and will be submitting them for signatures.  Once the preliminary plans have been signed then the applicant may submit final site plan drawings for review and approval at a future planning board meeting.   No date has yet been established for this meeting.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  At the November 18th Planning Board Meeting, the Town received an amended sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 246 for sale townhouse units are being proposed within two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south side of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants working on this transportation corridor study conducted their last meeting with the Study’s Steering Committee on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020.  The Corridor Study Steering Committee, via video conference, discussed the next phase of the study document and provided comments.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board, at their meeting on December 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The applicant’s engineer is revising the preliminary drawings for town acceptance.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held at one of the two scheduled meetings in March, 2021 on this project.

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

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

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

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, at the January 8th Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting met with the applicant’s project manager and project engineer who presented conceptual plans for remodeling of the former Country Club Car Wash site.  Improvements are planned to the building’s façade as well as on-site drive lanes and additional vacuum cleaning stations.  Other discussed site improvements include the construction of a new sidewalk along the State Route 96 frontage, installation of “Street Scape” improvements as part of the State Route 96 Main Street Corridor Plan and a new driveway entrance relocated further north on Mertensia Road.  Preliminary Site Plan drawings are being prepared for submission to the Town Planning Board and sending to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review under the General Municipal Law.

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:       January 25, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period January 12, 2021 through January 25, 2021:

Town Board Resolutions (6)

  1. Resolution accepting a two-year maintenance bond from The Service Insurance Company, Inc., on behalf of Victor Excavating, Inc., for a partial surety of the work completed and the items to be dedicated that are located within Phase 2 of the Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project, in the total amount of $52,484.30; and acknowledging the filing of said surety with the Town Clerk’s Office.
  2. Resolution regarding the consent of abandonment of a portion of Commercial Drive in accordance with the provisions of New York State Highway Law, Article 8, Section 171 (2).
  3. Resolution regarding the consent of the Town Board to dedicated Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive located within the Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project, Phase 2.
  4. Resolution accepting easements and a Stormwater Maintenance Agreement affecting site drainage within Collett Woods III Subdivision.
  5. Resolution authorizing the refund of the preliminary subdivision plat fee and a partial refund of the preliminary site plan fee for the Blackwood Industrial Park, Lot R-2 Project, in the total amount of $ 7,010.00.
  6. Resolution authorizing the hiring of a Code Enforcement Officer provisionally at a rate of $ 19.25 per hour effective February 1, 2021.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work on most of the park has stopped for the winter, however, work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms and the Pavilion.  Installation of the roof for the maintenance/building public restrooms is now complete.  The concrete floor is being poured this week and interior framing of the restrooms is scheduled to start next week. The fiber communication line was installed last week by Spectrum with assistance provided by the Town Highway Department. The next step includes the electric service installation by RG&E, then installation of the electric panel box in the control area and installation of lights in the parking areas.     

Work on final topping for the baseball field area has been placed on hold for the winter and will resume in the spring along with additional work on the berm located in the north west portion of the park.  Underdrains for the baseball field were installed last fall.   Poor soil conditions caused by last fall’s wet weather have required stone backfill to be placed around portions of the buildings.

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

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has signed the final plat maps and the final site plan maps for this project.  The Board is awaiting revisions to the submitted Decommissioning Plan that was received last month.  The Town has requested a detailed list of any concerns that the applicant and/or their attorneys may have with the revisions that have been made to the Plan.  A copy of this revised Plan was posted on the Town’s website last month.

Once the Decommissioning Plan and surety has been approved by the Town Board and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – Drywall installation is complete on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.  Drywalling is almost complete on the first floor of the building.  All remaining site paving has been put on hold until next spring when pavement for the parking lots and drive aisles will be installed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

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

In the meantime, a draft of the MSOD Main Street Overlay District zoning amendments will also be introduced to the Town Board for their review and consideration at the February 9th meeting.  Once initial comments have been received the draft regulations will be sent to the Ontario County Planning Board for their March 10th meeting.  At that time, a copy will be posted upon the Town’s website for public review.   A public hearing upon these new regulations will likely be scheduled for late March, or early April.   

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

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

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    A contract has now been issued for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection.  It is anticipated that work on this water line project will commence at the end of this month.

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

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

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

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on this project has come to a close for this year and will begin again in the spring of 2021 with the third phase.  The third phase of highway improvements for this project includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   Installation of the final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a five-foot-wide designated bike lane for the entire length of the project (New Michigan Road to State Route 332).

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

      

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

     

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

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

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

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   All site improvements have been accepted for dedication within Section 7S of the project.  Basements are being dug and walls are being poured for structures located within Section 7S.  There are a total of fifteen (15) homes under construction within Section 7S.

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

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  The Planning Board, last year granted final subdivision plat approval with conditions for these two remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Incentive Zoning Project.   A total of 55 single family dwelling lots were approved with conditions for both of these sections.   The Town Board has accepted two letter of credits for the construction of stormwater facilities and erosion control measures and has directed these sureties be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office.  However, as of this date in time, only a letter of credit for Section 7N has been filed with the Town.  The Town was informed last week that the developer is working on obtaining a letter of credit for site improvements in Section 8N which will enable site improvements to begin this spring.

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

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  The last lot in Section 1 has been placed under contract and site construction will begin approximately March 1st and be completed in August.  In Section 2, there are now four (4) buildings under construction within this Section 2 portion of the site and construction on a fifth building will begin the week of January 25th.  Street lights have been installed along a portion of Redfield Drive.

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

The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 will be taking action to    accept dedication of the recently completed improvements that were made at two          locations on Commercial Drive and the improvements completed within Phase 2 of        Redfield Drive.  Finally, the Town Board will also be accepting a two (2) year Maintenance            Bond for these improvements.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas now complete.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model home/sales office has been issued and construction has begun on this model sales unit.  Marrano Builders has also been issued two (2) building permits for single-family dwellings to be constructed on Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane which are located on sites off-from Savalla Boulevard.

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

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

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

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

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work installing the sewer lateral connection has now been completed including the paving of a portion of the west bound travel lane pavement in State Route 96.  The connection to the Town’s sewer main has also been completed. The Building Permit, for the construction of the fire destroyed motel building, which was originally issued for this project had expired, however, the Town has now issued a new building permit and work has begun on this building.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The next priorities include updates to the Town’s Solar regulations and creation of the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) regulations.  No dates have been scheduled for public hearings on these two sections of the Town Code. 

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

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

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

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

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

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   Final amendments are being made to the eighteen (18) maps that are part of the Plan Update.  Once these maps have been received, then the Town will be posting the draft Plan document on the Town’s website providing for a public review period to commence.  Following that review period, the Committee will conduct a virtual information meeting with the public sometime later this spring using social media programs such as Facebook Live and Thought Exchange, to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make their presentations and to facilitate the meeting.    More details will be coming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals, at their meeting on Monday, January 25th, will be conducting a public hearing upon an application for an area variance to allow four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet from the right-of-way for State Route 96 instead of the one hundred (100) feet required by the Town Code.    

Phase 1A will allow for a total of 16,000 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed upon four (4) new sites which are to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  The four (4) sites have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant commercial buildings.  Also part of this Phase 1A will be the construction of a new intersection of the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96.   Eventually as the interior of this site develops, the northern portion of Mercier Boulevard will connect with the existing cul-de-sac for Mercier Boulevard on the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop 27-acres of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   Design details for the new intersection of Mercier Boulevard with State Route 96 are being prepared now along with detailed paper work for the State DOT Highway Work Permit.

The Town Planning Board has scheduled the continuation of their public hearing upon the Preliminary Site Plan for Phase 1 A and  the remaining portions of the project for Wednesday, February 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Farmington Town Hall.

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board has started a coordinated review with other involved and interested agencies, as well as a 30-day public review and comment period on this project.  Both review periods ended on Monday, January 18th, at noon.  There were no objections received from any of the involved or interested agencies; and, there were no public comments received during this review period.  Based upon this, the Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 declared themselves lead agency for making the required determination of significance under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and continued the public hearing to Wednesday, February 3, 2021 to permit the New York State Department of Transportation and the Ontario County Department of Public Works to complete their reviews and make comments on the Project’s Traffic Impact Statement.

The Project proposes the development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board for their December 9th meeting. 

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  At the November 18th Planning Board Meeting, the Town received an amended sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 246 for sale townhouse units are being proposed within two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south side of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants working on this transportation corridor study conducted their last meeting with the Study’s Steering Committee on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020.  The Corridor Study Steering Committee, via video conference, discussed the next phase of the study document and provided comments.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board, at their meeting on December 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The applicant’s engineer is revising the preliminary drawings for town acceptance.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held in February, 2021 on this project.

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

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting to their private sanitary sewer system.  Revised site plan drawings are anticipated later this month, hopefully in time to meet the deadline for submission to the County Planning Board for their February 10, 2021 meeting.

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

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, at the January 8th Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting met with the applicant’s project manager and project engineer who presented conceptual plans for remodeling of the former Country Club Car Wash site.  Improvements are planned to the building’s façade as well as on-site drive lanes and additional vacuum cleaning stations.  Other discussed site improvements include the construction of a new sidewalk along the State Route 96 frontage, installation of “Street Scape” improvements as part of the State Route 96 Main Street Corridor Plan and a new driveway entrance relocated further north on Mertensia Road.  Preliminary Site Plan drawings are being prepared for submission to the Town Planning Board and sending to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review under the General Municipal Law.

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:       January 11, 2021

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

The following status report for this week’s Town Board Meeting is for the period December 22, 2020 through December 11, 2021:

Town Board Resolutions (2)

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town of Farmington Town Board to refund partial permit fees in regard to an overpayment for permits at 109 County Road 28 for a total amount of $247.00 to Lara and Zachary Berghash. 

2.       Resolution authorizing the Town of Farmington Town Board to refund partial                   permit fees in regard to an overpayment for permits at 99 County Road 28 for a total amount of $271.00 to Paul Vanauken.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Site work on the park project has stopped for the winter, however, work continues on the pavilion and the maintenance building/public restrooms and the Pavilion.  The roof of the maintenance/building public restrooms is now complete.   The next steps include the installation of fiber communications lines (by Spectrum) followed by electric service installation by RG&E, then installation of the electric panel box in the control area and installation of lights in the parking areas.  The Town Highway Department will be digging the trench for Spectrum to install the their cables.   

Work on final topping for the baseball field area has been placed on hold for the winter and will resume in the spring along with additional work on the berm located in the north west portion of the park.  Underdrains for the baseball field were installed last fall.   Poor soil conditions caused by this fall’s wet weather have required stone backfill to be placed around portions of the buildings.

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

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

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 granted Final Subdivision Plat and Final Site Plan approvals with conditions for the proposed solar farm project. The Planning Board is still considering action upon the submitted Decommissioning Plan that was received earlier this month. A copy of this Plan was posted on the Town’s website.

Once the final subdivision plat maps have been filed with the Ontario County Clerk’s Office and the conditions of the final site plan and special use permit approvals have been complied with, including Town Board acceptance of a Decommissioning Plan and an acceptable form of surety filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the applicant, their engineers and town staff.

 

  1. Microtel Project – Drywall installation is complete on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.  This week drywalling will start on the first floor of the building.  All remaining site paving has been put on hold until next spring when pavement for the parking lots and drive aisles will be installed.  The applicant is anticipating an opening in early June 2021.

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

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

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

  1. State Route 96/Mertensia Road Water Line Project.    A contract has now been issued for the installation of the new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection and along a portion of the west side of Mertensia Road, north of the Route 96 intersection.  It is anticipated that work on this water line project will commence at the end of this month.

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

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

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on this project has come to a close for this year and will begin again in the spring of 2021 with the third phase.  The third phase of highway improvements for this project, tentatively scheduled for next year, includes the reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Saddle Horn Drive and the intersection with State Route 332.   Installation of the final top coating of asphalt material, between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, is scheduled during 2022.  The project, when complete will include sidewalks, new water lines and a five-foot-wide designated bike lane for the entire length of the project (New Michigan Road to State Route 332).

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

      

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.    The developer of this project, DiFelice Construction, has completed the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3 of this incentive zoning project.  The last lot in Section 1 has been placed under contract and construction will begin approximately March 1st and be completed in August.  In Section 2, there are now four (4) buildings under construction within this Section 2 portion of the site and construction on a fifth building will begin the week of January 25th.  Street lights have been installed along a portion of Redfield Drive.

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

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

All utility work for the six (6) residential lots that are located along the south side of County Road 41 has been completed with seeding and mulching of all disturbed areas now complete.  Marrano Builders, the contractor for the six (6) single-family dwellings that are to be located            along the south side of County Road 41, reports that RG&E has completed the connections of the electric power service to these sites.  A permit application for the construction of the model home/sales office has been issued and construction has begun on this model sales unit.

Elsewhere on the site, overall mass grading operations have been completed with minor grading operations on-going as utilities are being installed.  The site contractor has completed the sanitary and storm sewer lines within the Phase 1B portion (the single-family portion).  Testing of these facilities has been completed.  The contractor continues installation of the 12-inch sanitary sewer at Barry Place along with utility installations for the townhome section of the project.  Five (5) townhouse building pads have been installed and walls will be going up this week on these new units.

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

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

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

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work installing the sewer lateral connection has now been completed including the paving of a portion of the west bound travel lane pavement in State Route 96.  The connection to the Town’s sewer main has also been completed. The Building Permit, for the construction of the fire destroyed motel building, which was originally issued for this project had expired, however, the Town has now issued a new building permit and work has begun on this building.

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  The next priorities include updates to the Town’s Solar regulations and creation of the Main Street Overlay District (MSOD) regulations.  No dates have been scheduled for these public hearings. 

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

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

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

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

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

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

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

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

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

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

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

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

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

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Town will be posting the draft Plan document on the Town’s website later this month providing for a public review period to commence.  Following that review period, the Committee will conduct a virtual information meeting with the public sometime in late February or early March using Facebook Live and Thought Exchange programs to gather input.   We also will be considering using Zoom to invite Committee members to make presentations and to facilitate the meeting.    More details will be coming in future reports to the Town Board. 

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

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

  1. LeFrois Project, State Route 96.  The Town Zoning Board of Appeals, at their meeting on Monday, January 25th, will be conducting a public hearing upon an application for an area variance to allow four (4) proposed buildings to be located seventy (70) feet from the right-of-way for State Route 96 instead of the one hundred (100) feet required by the Town Code.    

Phase 1 will include a total of 16,000 square feet of general business types of use is being proposed upon four (4) new sites which are to be located along the State Route 96 frontage.  The four sites have been identified as a branch bank with a drive-through teller, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through window and two (2) tenant commercial buildings.  Also as part of this Phase 1 will be a new intersection with State Route 96 which will eventually connect with Mercier Boulevard to the south.

The Overall Project proposes to develop a 27 acre parcel of land located north from the Mercier Boulevard cul-de-sac, east of the Farmington Market Center Project, south of State Route 96 and west of the Farmington Plaza located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332.   A Traffic Impact Study (TIS) has been prepared for this re-designed site, which was received on Friday, November 20, 2020.

The Town Planning Board has scheduled the continuation of their public hearing upon the Preliminary Site Plan for Phase 1 A and B portions of the project for Wednesday, February 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Farmington Town Hall.

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #2-R.  The Town Planning Board has started a coordinated review with other involved and interested agencies, as well as a 30-day public review and comment period on this project.  Both review periods end on Monday, January 18th, at noon.  The Project proposes the development of 33 acres of land located along the north side of County Road 41 and the west side of County Road 8.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.  This project was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board for their December 9th meeting.  A public hearing on this application was held by the Planning Board, on Wednesday evening, December 18th and was continued to Wednesday, January 20, 2021 commencing at 7:01 p.m. in the Town Hall.

  1. Townhouse Project, Mertensia Road & Collett Road West -  At the November 18th Planning Board Meeting, the Town received an amended sketch plan for the development of approximately 49 acres of land located at the southwest corner of this intersection.  A total of 246 for sale townhouse units are being proposed in two portions of this site that is separated by a large New York State Freshwater Wetland.  A hiking trail around the wetland boundaries is being proposed, along with sidewalks along both the west side of Mertensia Road and the south of Collett Road, extending to the Victor/Farmington Town Line.  Preliminary Site Plans and Subdivision Plat drawings are being prepared for submission to the Planning Board next month.  No date has yet been scheduled for a public hearing upon this project.

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study - The consultants working on this transportation corridor study conducted their last meeting with the Study’s Steering Committee on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020.  The Corridor Study Steering Committee, via video conference, discussed the next phase of the study document and provided comments.  In the meantime, the consultants are advancing to the preliminary design phase.  The next public workshop has not yet been scheduled for this Study.

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The Planning Board, at their meeting on December 2, 2020 granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval with conditions for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The applicant’s engineer is revising the preliminary drawings for town acceptance.  A second public hearing is anticipated to be held in February, 2021 on this project.

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

  1. Canandaigua/Rochester KOA Camp Grounds of America Project – This project, located along the north side of the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and east of State Route 332.  The applicant will be submitting an amended site plan showing an additional ten (10) spots for parking recreational vehicles and connecting to their public sewer system.  Revised site plan drawings are anticipated later this month, hopefully in time to meet the deadline for submission to the County Planning Board for their January 13, 2021 meeting.

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

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project – The Town, at the January 8th Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting met with the applicant’s project manager and project engineer who presented conceptual plans for remodeling of the former Country Club Car Wash site.  Improvements are planned to the building’s façade as well as on-site drive lanes and additional vacuum cleaning stations.  Other discussed site improvements include the construction of a new sidewalk along the State Route 96 frontage, installation of “Street Scape” improvements as part of the State Route 96 Main Street Corridor Plan and a new driveway entrance relocated further north on Mertensia Road.  Preliminary Site Plan drawings are being prepared for submission to the Town Planning Board and sending to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review under the General Municipal Law.

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