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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:            September 8, 2020

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

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

Town Board Resolutions (6)

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

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

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

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

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

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

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

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

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

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

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

  • Approximate in-service date is mid-September.

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

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

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

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

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

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      August 25, 2020

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

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

Town Board Resolutions (7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

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

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

  • Approximate in-service date is mid-September.

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

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

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

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

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

The following update on Substation #127 was provided:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      August 11, 2020

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

Reopening New York Guidelines

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

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

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

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

Town Board Resolutions (5)

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

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

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

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

County Highway 28 Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

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

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

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                               

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Security Fence installation is complete.

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

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

  • Approximate in-service date is mid-September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      July 28, 2020

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

Reopening New York Guidelines

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

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

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

The following status report, for the period June 23rd through July 10th, is for this week’s Town Board Live & Virtual Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution to amend the completion date for sidewalk installation, within the Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project, from July 31, 2020 to on or before October 31, 2020.

  1. Resolution to accept Part 1 of the Full Environmental Assessment Form for the proposed Action entitled “Town of Farmington Pump Station No. 1 – Sanitary Forcemain Capital Project, Beaver Creek Connector to Interceptor Sewer.”

  1. Resolution to declare intent to be designated Lead Agency for the Action entitled “Town of Farmington Pump Station No. 1 – Sanitary Forcemain Capital Project, Beaver Creek Connector to Interceptor Sewer;” to establish the 30 day public review period and starting a coordinated review with Involved and Interested Agencies upon said Action.

  1. Resolution to request certain parcels of town-owned land be removed from within the boundaries of Ontario County Agricultural Use District #1.

  1. Resolution to adopt with conditions the Town of Farmington Stormwater Management Plan, dated December 2019.

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

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

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

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has suspended public hearings on the two (2) remaining actions (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan), for the proposed Solar Farm Project, to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in compliance with the Executive Order issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, in early June, 2020, concerning suspension of public hearings.  Therefore, the Town is not able to return to the provisions of the State’s Open Meetings Law for conducting in person public hearings until at least the above referenced new date; or, until further clarification upon the restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law, is received. 

The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, July 15th, took formal action to acknowledge receipt of the applicant’s comments upon the draft planning board resolution for a Special Use Permit; and a revised New York Community Solar Facilities Decommissioning Plan.  This information has been posted on the Town’s website, www.townoffarmingtonny.com and will be the subject for the continued public hearings scheduled for August 5, 2020.

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

  

  1. Microtel Project – A ceremony was held on Friday morning, July 24, 2020 for the start of construction for this hotel facility.  To date, the footer for the building has been poured and inspected.  The Microtel facility will be a 64-unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell restaurants.  The opening of this facility is scheduled for later this fall. 

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

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Over the past two-week period crews from New Energy Works have completed installation of the metal roofs on the bank building and drive-through tellers.  Work continues on connecting that portion of the project located between the bank building  and the Hathaway House.  The bank building continues being painted (the traditional red barn color) and the site clearing to curbing to be installed around the parking lot, drive-through banking lanes and driveways.  Once this work is complete then the paving of these areas will follow.  Finally, a detailed landscaping plan has been prepared and will be installed in early August.

Inside the Hathaway House the original plank flooring is being refinished, trim work is being restored and New Energy Works (a Farmington Company) is constructing a new conference table using refurbished flooring from the upstairs portion of the house.  Ewing Lettering and Graphics (another Farmington Company) has completed their “graphic magic” of transferring an original photo of the Hathaway Farmstead site into a mural located on an interior wall within the Hathaway House. 

Having had the privilege earlier of a tour of the on-going construction, I can only express my total appreciation for the details that members of LNB have committed to this project.  The Town Historian not only has worked hand-in-hand with the Bank Officers but has also had the opportunity to see the progress being made on restoring this original farmhouse.  She too reports that the public will be very pleased to see the inside of the new Community Meeting Room, located inside the Hathaway House.  Thank you, Lyons National Bank for helping preserve a portion of our history and for making a lasting commitment to our future.  The target date for the bank’s opening is mid-August.

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

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

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

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

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

The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Transportation for the water line improvements.  Easements have been signed by a number of nearby neighbors whose properties are involved with the installation of the new water line.  Once the remaining two easements have been received from property owners, then the Town Board will take action to accept all easements, direct their filing in the County Clerk’s Office and authorize the formal public bidding and award of a contract for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.

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

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The first round of formal bids, for the construction of a combined park maintenance building and public restrooms, were opened on Tuesday afternoon, July 7, 2020.  The Town Engineer is currently evaluating these formal bids that were received and comparing the contractor’s qualifications.  The Town Board has not yet scheduled a date for the awarding of a contract for the construction of the park maintenance/public restroom building.  Additional time is required for comparison of the alternate bids received in the first round with the formal bids received in the second round.  Depending upon the bids received for the second project the contract for the first project may be awarded at a special Town Board Meeting, or it may be awarded at the August 11th Town Board Meeting.

The second round of formal bids is underway and it involves the majority of the site work including the major recreational fields and facilities, access roads, pavilion and site parking areas.  The second bid documents were made available on Thursday, July 9th and are available for public viewing at the Town Hall, in the Town Clerk’s Office.  Bid openings for the site work portion of the project is scheduled for July 29th; and the contract for this project may be awarded at a special Town Board meeting, or it may be awarded at the August 11th Town Board Meeting. 

At the present time, approximately ninety percent (90%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line has been installed.  Completion of these installations will follow the construction of the park maintenance/public restrooms building identified above.  In the meantime, Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on Tuesday, July 28th, will be authorizing the Town Supervisor to sign the Certificate of Substantial Compliance for the public restrooms located in the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   Many thanks to our State Senator, Pamela Helming, for obtaining state grant funding assistance to enable these two handicapped-accessible restroom facilities to be completed.   

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

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The temporary traffic signal that has been placed along this highway to control the movement of vehicles through the construction area, during the installation of a new 12-inch water main, has been relocated to the area located just east of Spartan Drive and just east of Stablegate Drive.  Within this area there will be no water line crossing of the Town Line Road and the temporary traffic signals will be turned-off during non-working hours.  The installation of the new water line in this section should be completed over the next two weeks depending upon any other water emergencies occurring.  With the completion of this section, there is no additional highway and/or water line improvements scheduled for the remainder of this year.   All of the highway paving work for this project will likely be continued to 2021 for completion. 

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

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

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

      

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The developer has starting mowing the land located within both sections, 7N and 8N.  In addition, the developer is preparing a letter of credit for earth work within these two sections, to enable the construction to begin on stormwater facilities that are to be located within these two (2) sections. 

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  As of May 18th work has started again in this Section under the Reopen NY guidelines.  The developer of this project is requesting an extension of time to complete the installation of sidewalks within Sections 2 and 3.  Originally, this work was to have been completed by July 31, 2020.  However, due to the restrictions imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic work was not able to be undertaken.  The Town Board is likely to grant an extension for completing the sidewalks until on or before October 31, 2020.  The sidewalk work includes extending the sidewalks in Section 1 along the east side of the Redfield Drive Extension, along the east side of Commercial Drive south to the sidewalks along the north side of State Route 96, an a new sidewalk between the intersections of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive and the intersection of Willis and Gannett Roads.

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work (sewer lines, water lines, gas and electric lines, etc.) within the rights-of-way of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 is now complete.   Work continues upon the intersection improvements being made at State Route 332 and County Road 41.  These improvements involve construction of:  a right hand turn lane for south bound traffic on State Route 332 onto west bound traffic on County Road 41; construction of a right hand turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto south bound traffic on State Route 332; widening of the intersection along the west side of State Route 332 to provide a right hand (south bound) turn lane for west bound traffic on County Road 41; a new left turn signal for traffic in both directions along County Road 41; and related new pedestrian signals and cross walk delineations.   All of this site work had previously been stopped until the Governor’s Executive Orders were lifted; and the contractors were allowed to operate under the new COVID 19 guidelines.  These intersection improvements are scheduled for completion by the middle of August.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All site work that had previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.  New guidelines have been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.  

The Town held a pre-construction meeting on this next phase of the project.  The applicant has obtained the necessary Work Permit from the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town Code Enforcement Officer has issued an order to proceed with construction.

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

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans were again reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee (PRC), on Friday, June 5, 2020.    At the July 2, 2020 PRC meeting, staff reviewed two additional draft documents being proposed between the two parties involved with sharing an existing sanitary sewer lateral. Comments were made to the applicant’s attorney for consideration.  Once drafted, these two documents will need to be agreed-to by the two involves parties and then submitted to the Town for review and acceptance by the Town Attorney.  In addition, it was learned at the latest PRC meeting, that the applicant is working with the New York State Department of Transportation in obtaining a Use and Occupancy Agreement for that portion of the shared private sanitary sewer lateral located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.

Following the July 2, 2020 PRC meeting, additional design details have been requested, along with the above cited legal documents that need to be accepted by the Town.  Once these design changes and documents have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no schedule has been identified for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The applicant’s engineer met with the PRC on Thursday, July 2, 2020 to discuss plans for starting the second portion of this site’s development.  This new phase will construct the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site and the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

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

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met remotely on Tuesday evening, July 21st to review: the results of the recently completed Community Survey; the drafts of Chapters 3, 4 and 5.  The next Committee meeting after this will be on Tuesday,  August 18th.  Hopefully, by then we will be able to meet in person in the Town Hall.  

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

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

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

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

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

At the July 15th Planning Board Meeting, the Board requested additional information from the Applicants about their request to open up the site by removing trees and brush.  The matter was laid over to the August 5th Planning Board Meeting.

The Applicant anticipates initiating the State Environmental Quality Review coordinated process at the next Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  In the interim, a referral was submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review, at their July 8th meeting, under the provisions of Sections 239-1 and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      July 13, 2020

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

Reopening New York Guidelines

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

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

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

The following status report, for the period June 23rd through July 10th, is for this week’s Town Board Live & Virtual Meeting:

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Authorizing the establishment of a Letter of Credit for issuing a Grading Permit to allow site clearing, without earth work, of a portion of the GLN Farmington Realty, LLC, site.

  1. Resolution authorizing the one (1) year renewal of the Special Use Permit to operate the Farmington Mobile Home Park.

  1. Resolution authorizing the one (1) year renewal of the Special Use Permit to operate the Hunt’s Mobile Home Park.

  1. Resolution authorizing the one (1) year renewal of the Special Use Permit to operate the Woodlawn Court Mobile Home Park.

  1. Resolution authorizing the hiring of a Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer.

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

  1. State Route 96 Highway Project Detour

The New York State Department of Transportation has posted motorists information signs in the village of Victor announcing the closure of State Route 96, at the Lynaugh Road intersection.  This intersection is being closed to allow for the construction of a round-a-bout designed intersection.  Originally, when the contract for work on the round-a-bout project was issued it was (and still is) scheduled for completion on the Friday before Labor Day and before the start of the school year this fall.

A portion of State Route 96, in the town and village of Victor, is scheduled to be closed starting on Monday, July 20, 2020 and is scheduled for re-opening on Friday, September 4th.  During this road closure a Route 96 Detour has been established by the State Department of Transportation which starts at Main Street and State Route 444 intersection in the Village of Victor,  uses State Route 444 to the newly installed signalized intersection with County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), then County Road 41 to the intersection of State Route 332, and then returning north along State Route 332 to the intersection of State Route 96. 

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.   The Planning Board has suspended public hearings on the two (2) remaining actions (Special Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan), for the proposed Solar Farm Project, to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in compliance with the Executive Order issued by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, in early June, 2020, concerning suspension of public hearings.  Therefore, the Town is not able to return to the provisions of the State’s Open Meetings Law for conducting in person public hearings until at least the above referenced new date; or, until further clarification upon the restrictions on public assembly such as associated with the State’s Open Meetings Law, is received. 

The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, July 15th, intends to take formal action to acknowledge receipt of the applicant’s comments upon the draft planning board resolution for a Special Use Permit; and a revised New York Community Solar Facilities Decommissioning Plan.  This information has been posted on the Town’s website, www.townoffarmingtonny.com and will be the subject for the continued public hearings scheduled for August 5, 2020.

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

  

  1. Microtel Project – A Letter of Credit for this project has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office on June 24, 2020; and an order to proceed with the site’s construction has been issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer.  To date, the footer for the building has been poured and inspected.  The Microtel facility will be a 64-unit hotel located along the east side of State Route 332 behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell restaurants. 

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

  1. Lyons National Bank.    Over the past two week period crews from New Energy Works have almost completed installation of the metal roofs on the bank building and drive-through tellers.  Work has started on connecting that portion of the project located between the bank building (the Hathaway Barn) and the Hathaway House.  The bank building is being painted (the traditional red barn color) and the site is being cleared to allow curbing to be installed next week around the parking lot, drive-through banking lanes and driveways.  Once this work is complete then the paving of these areas will follow.  Finally, a detailed landscaping plan has been prepared and will be installed in early August.

Inside the Hathaway House the original plank flooring is being refinished, trim work is being stored and New Energy Works (a Farmington Company) is constructing a new conference table using refurbished flooring from the upstairs portion of the house.  Ewing Lettering and Graphics (another Farmington Company) has completed their “graphic magic” of transferring an original photo of the Hathaway Farmstead site onto an interior wall within the Hathaway House. 

Having had the privilege earlier of a tour of the on-going construction, I can only express my total appreciation for the details that members of LNB have committed to this project.  The Town Historian not only has worked hand-in-hand with the Bank Officers but has also had the opportunity to see the progress being made on restoring this original farmhouse.  She too reports that the public will be very pleased to see the inside of the new Community Meeting Room, the Hathaway House, when it is completed.  Thank you, Lyons National Bank for helping preserve a portion of our history and for making a lasting commitment to our future.  The target date for the bank’s opening is mid-August.

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

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

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

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

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

The Town has now received approvals from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Transportation for the water line improvements.  Easements have been signed by a number of nearby neighbors whose properties are involved with the installation of the new water line.  Once the remaining two easements have been received from property owners, then the Town Board will take action to accept all easements, direct their filing in the County Clerk’s Office and authorize the formal public bidding and award of a contract for the installation of a new public water line underneath the intersection and along a portion of the north side of State Route 96 west of the intersection.

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

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The first round of formal bids, for the construction of a combined park maintenance building and public restrooms, were opened on Tuesday afternoon, July 7, 2020.  The Town Engineer is currently evaluating these formal bids that were received and comparing the contractors qualifications.  The Town Board will be scheduling the awarding of a contract for the construction of the park maintenance/public restroom building, for Thursday, July 23, 2020.  This date will allow the Board time for comparison of the alternate bids received in the first round with the formal bids received in the second round.  The second round of formal bids is underway and it involves the majority of the site work including the major recreational fields and facilities, access roads, pavilion and site parking areas.  The second bid documents were made available on Thursday, July 9th and are available for public viewing at the Town Hall, in the Town Clerk’s Office.  Bid openings for the site work portion of the project is scheduled for July 23rd; and the contract is scheduled to be awarded at the July 28th Town Board Meeting. 

At the present time, approximately ninety percent (90%) of the sanitary sewer line and sixty percent (60%) of the public water line has been installed.  Completion of these installations will follow the construction of the park maintenance/public restrooms building identified above.  In the meantime, Town staff continue to work in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order mandating a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of department staff working on the site at any one time.    

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

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Site improvements are almost complete at the public restrooms located in the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   A punch list of items remaining is being worked on by the contractors.  Many thanks to our State Senator, Pamela Helming, for obtaining state grant funding assistance to enable these two handicapped-accessible restroom facilities to be undertaken.   

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

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The temporary traffic signal that has been placed along this highway to control the movement of vehicles through the construction area, during the installation of a new 12-inch water main, has been relocated to the area located just east of Spartan Drive and just east of Stablegate Drive.  Within this area there will be no water line crossing of the Town Line Road and the temporary traffic signals will be turned-off during non-working hours.  The installation of the new water line in this section should be completed over the next two weeks depending upon any other water emergencies occurring.  With the completion of this section, there is no additional highway and/or water line improvements scheduled for the remainder of this year.   All of the highway paving work for this project will likely be continued to 2021 for completion. 

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

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

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

      

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The developer has starting mowing the land located within both sections, 7N and 8N.  In addition, the developer is preparing a letter of credit for earth work within these two sections, to enable the construction to begin on stormwater facilities that are to be located within these two (2) sections. 

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

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

  1. County Road 41/State Route 332 Intersection Improvements (Hathaway’s Corners).   Utility work (sewer lines, water lines, gas and electric lines, etc.) within the rights-of-way of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 is now complete.   Work continues upon the intersection improvements being made at State Route 332 and County Road 41.  These improvements involve construction of a right hand turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto south bound traffic on State Route 332; widening of the intersection along the west side of State Route 332 to provide a right hand (south bound) turn lane for west bound traffic on County Road 41; a new left turn signal for traffic in both directions along County Road 41; and related new pedestrian signals and cross walk delineations.   All of this site work had previously been stopped until the Governor’s Executive Orders were lifted; and the contractors were allowed to operate under the new COVID 19 guidelines.  These intersection improvements are scheduled for completion by the middle of August.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  All site work that had previously been stopped until the current Executive Orders were lifted are now operating under the new guidelines.  New guidelines have been submitted by the Applicant to the Town Development Office to allow the restart of this project under the provisions of Phase 1 - Reopen NY.  

The Town held a pre-construction meeting on this next phase of the project.  The applicant has obtained the necessary Work Permit from the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town Code Enforcement Officer has issued an order to proceed with construction.

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

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

  

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The owner’s engineer has prepared and submitted revised final site plan drawings providing for a new alignment for the sanitary sewer connection from the new hotel to the public sewer line located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.  These revised plans were again reviewed by the Town Project Review Committee (PRC), on Friday, June 5, 2020.    At the July 2, 2020 PRC meeting, staff reviewed two additional draft documents being proposed between the two parties involved with sharing an existing sanitary sewer lateral. Comments were made to the applicant’s attorney for consideration.  Once drafted, these two documents will need to be agreed-to by the two involves parties and then submitted to the Town for review and acceptance by the Town Attorney.  In addition, it was learned at the latest PRC meeting, that the applicant is working with the New York State Department of Transportation in obtaining a Use and Occupancy Agreement for that portion of the shared private sanitary sewer lateral located within the right-of-way of State Route 96.

Following the July 2, 2020 PRC meeting, additional design details have been requested, along with the above cited legal documents that need to be accepted by the Town.  Once these design changes and documents have been accepted by Town Staff and the New York State Department of Transportation, then the application will be placed upon a future Planning Board Meeting agenda.  At this time, no schedule has been identified for this project.   In the meantime, the Building Permit originally issued for this project has expired and will not be renewed until access to the public sewer collector line located with the right-of-way of State Route 96 has been resolved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The applicant’s engineer met with the PRC on Thursday, July 2, 2020 to discuss plans for starting the second portion of this site’s development.  This new phase will construct the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  It will also include extensions of sidewalks across the frontages of the site and the installation of pedestrian crossing signals on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

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

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee will be meeting remotely next Tuesday evening, July 21st to review: the results of the recently completed Community Survey; the drafts of Chapters 3, 4 and 5.  The next Committee meeting after this will be on Tuesday,  August 18th.  Hopefully, by then we will be able to meet in the Town Hall.  Contact information for this virtual meeting will be posted on the Town’s website starting on Wednesday, July 15th.

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

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

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

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

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

The Applicant anticipates initiating the State Environmental Quality Review coordinated process at the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  A referral has been submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board for its’ review, at their July 8th meeting, under the provisions of Sections 239-1 and -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      June 23, 2020

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

Reopening New York Guidelines

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

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

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

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

Town Board Resolutions (2)

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

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      June 9, 2020

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

Reopening New York Guidelines

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

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

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

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

Town Board Resolutions (7)

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

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, received final site plan approval and at the Friday, June 5th Project Review Committee Meeting, received approvals to Proceed with Construction. The project involves the construction of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

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

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

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

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      May 26, 2020

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

Reopening Guidelines

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

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

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

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

Town Board Resolutions (3)

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

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

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

County Highway Intersection Project Update     

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

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

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

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

  1. Swetman Properties, LLC, Industrial Building and Site Improvements.  Swetman Properties, LLC, received final site plan approval, at the Planning Board’s May 6th meeting.  The Town Board, at the May 26th meeting accepted a proposal for establishing a Letter of Credit and directed the filing thereof with the Town Clerk’s Office.  A pre-construction meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 5th , during the PRC Meeting.   Following the filing of the Letter of Credit with the Town Clerk’s Office and completion of the pre-construction meeting, a notice to proceed with site improvements will be issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer.  The project involves the construction of an approximately thirty-five thousand (35,500) square foot one-story flex-space industrial building including four (4) truck bays, three (3) overhead doors, seventy-two (72) parking spaces, and forty-four (44) land banked parking spaces, located along Corporate Drive East, north of the existing Home Powers facility.

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

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

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

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      May 12, 2020

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

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

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

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

Town Board Resolution (2)

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

 

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

County Highway Project Update      NEW ITEM

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

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

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

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

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

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

       Town Projects Update

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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