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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:      December 10, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (2)

  1. Resolution authorizing the Final Release of Surety being held for site improvements within the Dr. DiMartino, DDA Project, in the total amount of $127,102.00.

  1. Resolution supporting a Town Grant Application to the NYS Archives’ Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Program.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 the Planning Board    once again continued the three (3) public hearings, upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a 35-acre             commercial solar farm upon land located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills Road. 

The public hearings upon these three (3) applications were continued to Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  At that December meeting, the Planning Board is expected to complete its’ review of the environmental record prepared for the amended site plan and subdivision plat and determine whether the previously made determination of non-significance will need to be further amended.  Once this is accomplished the Town must then wait upon the Judge’s decision regarding the stayed Article 78 Proceeding that has been filed by the group of neighbors known as “Concerned Citizens.”  

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape -  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, December 10, received the proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for the design of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located within and along the Route 96 Main Street Corridor within the Town of Farmington.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the 

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intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and then extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   More details on this street scape plan will be forthcoming in December along with a copy of the draft document which is to be posted on the Town’s website.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   Site clearing and installation of utility lines continues for this new branch bank office and drive-through teller service of Lyons National Bank.   The Bank has awarded a contract to Massa Construction for general site work, as well as New Energy Works who will be designing and installing the post and beams for the branch bank office.   A ground breaking ceremony was attended by approximately 75 people today with representatives from Lyons National Bank, along with State Senator Pamela Helming and Assemblyman Brian Kolb, Town Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe, Town Historian Donna Herendeen and Ron Brand, Director of Planning and Development.   The bank would like to open to the public next spring.

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

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has completed work upon the construction of a 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 Town Fire Marshall completed his final walk through inspection on Monday, December 9, 2019 and the Town has issued a Certificate of Occupancy for the project.  A “soft opening” will begin on Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. with all services being offered to the public.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday morning, December 18th at 10:00 a.m., with Town Officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Final site work will again commence in the Spring of 2020 with the completion of sidewalk, street lights and landscaping which has been put on hold pending the completion of a water line project early next year by the Town at the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

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

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of

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tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  Current plans are available for public inspection at the Town Hall during

normal working hours.  In addition, the formal bidding for the first phase of this project, earthwork, was awarded by the Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Residents are asked to please stay away from the park site while the earthwork is ongoing.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to keep off of the stored water and sewer pipes as well 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.  A contract was awarded by the Town Board, at their November 12, 2019 meeting, for work to begin on this project.  Site improvements to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road) are underway.   The contractor estimates 5 to 6 weeks for the work to be completed at both park sites.  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town earlier this year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has notified the Town the work has now been completed for this project.  A final walk through inspection with State and Town Officials scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019 had to be canceled due to weather conditions.  Once the snow has melted along the trail the final inspections will be scheduled.  In the meantime,  a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  In the meantime, pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.   The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed for this year.  There will be a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots

located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are 24 occupied townhouse dwellings and two other 2 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

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

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

Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of twenty- six (26) lots are occupied and 7 are under construction within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   The final site plans were signed on October 23-2019 and were filed with the County Clerk’s Office last week.  Paving of Marion Way and Jasper Drive is to occur tomorrow, Tuesday ,

December 10th which will enable building permits to be issued for new homes to be built over the winter months.

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

Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, December 6th. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 10 dwellings completed and 2 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all of the concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which later this fall will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots to be located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.   An application for on-site directory signs has been submitted to the Planning Board for its’ review on December 18th.  

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

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

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work was completed  along with the installation of steel roofing and siding.  It is anticipated that the new building will be erected by the end of November.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy early next Spring after paving of the driveway and parking spaces have been completed.

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The first meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held last Tuesday evening, November 19, 2019.    The Committee received an overview of the Town’s planning program that began in 1967 and was last updated in 2011.  A summary report of the major accomplishments and developments within the Town since July 2011 was provided.  A new place on the Town’s website has been created for meeting minutes and drafts of the various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of the Committee.

Also on Tuesday, sets of work maps from the Comprehensive Plan were distributed to the Committee members for their review at the next Meeting on Tuesday, December 19th.  There was also discussion about conducting a survey of Town residents on the pattern of development that has been ongoing for the past 50 years, as well as identifying any recent development

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

  1. Loomis Road Self-Storage Project.  Three, single-story, mini warehouse units containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property  located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two mini storage buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing along the south side of the Thruway); and one building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The mini storage buildings will be slab on grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity. No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The application will first have to go to the Ontario County Planning Board before the Town planning board reviews this application at the December 18th meeting.

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      November 26, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution acknowledging successful completion of Building Code Enforcement Official training course for August Gordner and authorizing a wage increase of $.30 per hour effective November 17, 2019.

  1. Resolution acknowledging successful completion of Building Code Enforcement Official training course for John Weidenborner and authorizing a wage increase of $.30 per hour effective November 17, 2019.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Final Release of Surety being held for site improvements within Farmington Gardens II, Phase I, in the total amount of $123,207.38.

  1. Resolution scheduling a public hearing upon the denial of an application for a building permit to allow a 240 square foot accessory structure to be placed in the rear yard portion of the site at 5865 Tweed Trail which is located in the Hickory Rise Incentive Zoning District Subdivision, Section 4, for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Building Department to purchase one (1) 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 Classic SLT Crew Cab thru Robert Green from the Onondaga County Bid #8771.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the Planning Board    continued the three (3) public hearings, upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary         site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a 35-acre commercial        solar farm upon land located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills Road.  The applicant            has submitted a revised preliminary subdivision plat map and a revised preliminary site plan           map for the proposed project. 

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The public hearings upon these three (3) applications were continued to Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  At that December meeting, the Planning Board is expected to complete its’ review of the environmental record prepared for the amended site plan and subdivision plat and determine whether the previously made determination of non-significance will need to be further amended.  Once this is accomplished then the Town must wait upon the Judge’s decision regarding the stayed Article 78 Proceeding that has been filed by the group of neighbors known as “Concerned Citizens.”  

  1. Reid Petroleum Convenience Store/Gasoline Station/Subway.  The Town Fire Marshal has temporarily closed the commercial building located at the northwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332 while corrections are made to the interior of the building bringing it into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Ongoing renovations to the interior portion of the building resulted in the contractor removing handicap access to the store before implementing their plan to relocate the ADA ramp to the North West entrance.  Inspections of the corrective work have now been conducted and the store was given permission today to open for business.

  1. Farmington’s Main Street Scape -  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 will be receiving proposed “Streetscape Design Guidelines” for the design of visual and pedestrian oriented site improvements affecting all development located along the Route 96 Main Street Corridor within the Town of Farmington.  The Main Street Corridor is defined as properties fronting along both the north and south sides of New York State Route 96, commencing on the west at the Farmington/Victor Town Line and continuing east to the  intersection of Route 96 with Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road, and the extending further east along the north side of Route 96, to Fairdale Glen.  The information contained in the design guidelines will be used in conjunction with the subdivision and site plan regulations contained in the Town Code.   More details on this street scape plan will be forthcoming in December along with a copy to be posted on the Town’s website.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   Site clearing and installation of utility lines continues for this new branch bank office and drive-through teller service of Lyons National Bank.   The Bank is reviewing formal bid proposals for building construction and site development to commence this winter.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring.

  1. Farmington Market Center.    A meeting was held this week in the Region 4 Office of the New York State Department of Transportation with the applicant for this project.  Also attending this meeting were the applicants for the site adjacent to the east of the Farmington Market Center Project. Finally, in attendance, were traffic consultants from SRF Associates who were  present to discuss the needs for a traffic impact study being prepared for these two projects.  While the study is being worked on, the Farmington Market Center Project will be providing the Town Board with their commitments for funding site amenities which will enable the Board to continue its deliberations upon the requested incentive zoning project.  No date has been scheduled for the presentation of the proposed mixed use project east of the Farmington Market Center site. 

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  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues site work for the construction of a 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.   

All work within the right-of-way including driveway, pavement and road improvements on State Route 96 have been completed thereby enabling the opening of the site’s access point from the State Highway.   Other site improvements include the installation of the fuel island canopy and the change over for the fuel distribution tanks.  Store equipment and furnishings continue to be brought in.  The sidewalk along the Route 96 frontage has been partially completed for now, along with the site landscaping.   The new entrance from Mertensia Road is complete.  The applicant is scheduling the opening of the store for the first week in December.

  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 is now being made with an anticipated date next spring for learning what projects are to be funded.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project. 

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The adopted Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project.  Current plans are available for public inspection at the Town Hall during normal working hours.  In addition, the formal bidding for the first phase of this project, earthwork, is to be awarded by the Town Board, at tonight’s meeting.

Residents are once again asked to please stay away from the park site while the earthwork is ongoing.  We have, in the past, requested everyone to keep off of the stored water and sewer pipes as well to avoid injuries.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park project to their 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.  A contract was awarded by the Town Board, at their November 12, 2019 meeting, for work to begin on this project.  Site improvements are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).    Building permits have been issued by the Code Enforcement Officer along with the notice to commence work on these two sites.  The contractor estimates 5 to 6 weeks for the work to be completed at both park sites.  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town earlier this year received a grant, from the

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State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The contract, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, has just notified the Town the work has now been completed for this project.  A final walk through inspection with State and Town Officials is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  In the meantime,  a

list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work which will be completed in the Spring.  In the meantime, pending acceptance of the final work, the Town anticipates formal notification of the opening of the entire trail project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.   Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area; and ae progressing on the design of the tank and transmission main.     

        The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed for this year.  There will be a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots

located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are 24 occupied townhouse dwellings and two other 2 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of 18 dwellings have been completed and 6 dwellings are under construction.  The sidewalk installed between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes was damaged by vandals and repairs have now been made by the site contractor.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of twenty (24) lots are occupied and 7 are under construction within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   The final site plans were signed on October 23-2019 and were filed with the County Clerk’s Office last week.

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

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Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled later this year. 

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

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

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held on November 1st.  Site work, including the construction of the continuation of Redfield Drive and the installation of water and sewer lines, has begun and will continue this fall and into 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 10 dwellings completed and 2 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all of the concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which later this fall will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots to be located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.  

  1. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project, Phase 2 – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive –  “Auburn Junction.”   The Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 22,2019 granted a special use permit for the owner of Always Locked Storage to be able to have up to six (6) U-haul vehicles available for customers use when renting storage space at both the mini-warehouse portion and the climate controlled storage portion of the site.

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

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

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

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

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final               tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground but will not be connected until             approval is received from the New York State Department of Health and the new office building             is completed, which is scheduled for April, 2020.   The sanitary sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the     office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The piping contractor will begin work next         week and should be completed by the first week in November.  The general contractor will         begin work on the site on December 2, 2019.  The earth berm located along the south side of            the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping is being installed this week.  The best     way for the public to view the site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway,               between exits 45 and 44.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded. The foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work was completed  along with the installation of steel roofing and siding.  It is anticipated that the new building will be erected by the end of November.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy by next February.

28. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board will be receiving, at               their meeting on December 4, 2019  a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business             and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west        side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center                property on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses            

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

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

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

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

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The first meeting of the Committee working on the 2020 Edition Update to the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan was held last Tuesday evening, November 19, 2019.    The Committee received an overview of the Town’s planning program that began in 1967 and was last updated in 2011.  A summary report of the major accomplishments and developments within the Town since July 2011 was provided.  A new place on the Town’s website has been created for meeting minutes and drafts of the various chapters of the Plan update as they become available.  In addition to the meeting minutes, the list of Committee members has been posted as well as the future meeting dates of the Committee.

Also on Tuesday, sets of work maps from the Comprehensive Plan were distributed to the Committee members for their review at the next Meeting on Tuesday, December 19th.  There was also discussion about conducting a survey of Town residents on the pattern of development that has been ongoing for the past 50 years, as well as identifying any recent development concerns.  Additional Committee meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of December, January and February.   Following the Committee’s work next spring there will be public hearings on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law before formal action will be considered by the Town Board.

  1. VICTOR COMMUNITY SOFTBALL -1309 Mertensia Road. Interior modifications this existing commercial building and related on-site parking lot improvements are being proposed to allow for the operation of an indoor softball training academy.  The applicants received Final Site Plan approval at the November 20th Planning Board meeting. 

  1. NEW ENERGY WORKS - 1180 Commercial Drive.  A proposed 6,000-square-foot storage building is to be constructed upon the New Energy Works property at 1180 Com­mer­cial Drive. The new building will be used for the storage of finished and raw wood products. The existing building will be converted to a wall penalization shop.  The new building will be unheated and have only electric service.  It will be located on an existing stone area on the east side of the finished building.  Four employees will be reassigned to the new structure

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  1. LOOMIS ROAD SELF-STORAGE PROJECT - Loomis Road.  Three, single-story, mini warehouse units containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property  located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two mini storage buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing along the south side of the Thruway); and one building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The mini storage buildings will be slab on grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity. No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The application will first have to go to the Ontario County Planning Board before the Town planning board reviews this application at the December 18th meeting.

Memorandum

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

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

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -   Daniel Delpriore

DATE:      November 12, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution establishing the Update Committee for the 2020 Edition of the Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan and providing a charge to said Committee.

  1. Resolution establishing a two-year maintenance bond for landscaping and site stabilization within Farmington Gardens II Project, Phase 1, in the total amount of $10,800.00.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Final Release of Surety being held for site improvements within Auburn Junction Site, Phase 1 of the MIII Enterprise, LLC Project, in the total amount of $78,567.98.

  1. Resolution to adopt the various amendments to sections of the Town of Farmington Site Design and Development Criteria Manual, last dated July 23, 2019, as set forth; directing copies of said amended sections to be provided to Town Staff; and directing the posting of the above referenced Manual upon the Town’s Official Website.

  1. Resolution accepting the MRB and Town Staff report prepared in response to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) MS4 Audit; and directing the Town Supervisor to sign the transmittal letter and submit said documentation to the NYSDEC Region 8 Office for their acceptance.

  1. Resolution authorizing Daniel Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer, to attend the New York Water Association Stormwater Specialty Conference on November 19, 2019, at a cost not to exceed $230.00.

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       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the Planning Board    continued the three (3) public hearings, upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary         site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a 35-acre commercial        solar farm upon land located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills Road.  The applicant            has submitted a revised preliminary subdivision plat map and a revised preliminary site plan           map for the proposed project. 

At the meeting the Planning Board adopted two resolutions:  the first resolution determined that the Board finds that there is new information that has been discovered about the pro­posed Actions and that the Board founds the new information has resulted in proposed revisions to the preliminary subdivision plat and the preliminary site plan which may be sub­stantive and, therefore, may likely result in the previously issued Negative Dec­lara­tion being further amended. The Board also found that the discovered changes in circumstances related to the Ac­tion were not previously considered by the Planning Board, as the designated Lead Agency, which may need to be considered so as to determine whether there may be a significant adverse environmental impact based upon said changes; and the second resolution continued the public hearing upon these applications.

The public hearings upon these three (3) applications were continued to Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  The Planning Board has requested the applicants to submit a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) along with an amended Part 1 of the Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) identifying the changes involved with the revised site layout for the solar panels and a detailed narrative of what changes are now being proposed for this project.  The Planning Board requested this information be provided to the Board for their receipt at their November 6, 2019 meeting where they could determine the information to be complete and direct posting on the Town’s website.  The Planning Board had also requested the applicant attend the November 1, 2019 Project Review Committee meeting to discuss the amended drawings and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.

On October 31, 2019 revised drawings and documentation, including the revised FEAF Part 1, was submitted for the Planning Board packets.  On November 1, 2019 further revised drawings and documentation, including a further revised FEAF, Part 1, was submitted for the Planning Board packets.  The applicant reports that they have reached agreement with RG&E to revise the Point Of Interconnection (POI) design so that all three POI locations can be sited at a central point next to the access road from Fox Road. 

At the Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 the Planning Board determined the November 1, 2019 FEAF, Part 1, to be complete.  The Board also adopted a resolution directing copies of the November 1, 2019 material be sent to all of the involved agencies identified as part of the original environmental record.  Copies of the November 1, 2019 packet of information has been posted on the town’s website and a copy filed with the Town Clerk’s Office. 

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The public hearings on the November 1, 2019 information is scheduled to continue on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  At that time all of these changes will be identified and entered into the environmental record for the amended project.  In addition, at that time, the Planning Board may be taking action to determine what, if any, changes there may be to the existing environmental record and/or the determination of significance thereon. 

  1. Lyons National Bank.   The Bank reported, at the November 1st Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting that they have received approval from the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for their proposed plans to preserve the original portion of the Hathaway House.  With this acceptance, the Town granted site clearing work and partial demolition of a portion of the former music center building and other site buildings.  The Bank is reviewing formal bid proposals for building construction and site development to commence this winter.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring.

  1. Farmington Market Center.    A meeting was held this week in the Region 4 Office of the New York State Department of Transportation with the applicant for this project.  Also attending this meeting were the applicants for the site adjacent to the east of the Farmington Market Center Project. Finally, in attendance, were traffic consultants from SRF Associates who were  present to discuss the needs for a traffic impact study being prepared for these two projects.  While the study is being worked on, the Farmington Market Center Project will be providing the Town Board with their commitments for funding site amenities which will enable the Board to continue its deliberations upon the requested incentive zoning project.  No date has been scheduled for the presentation of the proposed mixed use project east of the Farmington Market Center site. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues site work for the construction of a 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 comments were received from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) Region 4 Office, in Henrietta, on Tuesday (October 28, 2019).  The DOT’s Highway Work Permit requires driveway, pavement and road improvements on State Route 96 to be completed prior to the opening of the site’s access point from the State Highway.   The work within the right-of-way of State Route 96 is to enable highway improvements for turning lanes at both the intersection of Route 96 and Mertensia Road and the entrance to the site for west bound traffic on Route 96.   Weather will play an important role in allowing the necessary highway improvements to be made this fall.  In the event this work cannot be completed this fall, then the store will have to operate over the winter months from the sole access point off from Mertensia Road. 

Other site improvements include the installation of the fuel island canopy and the change over for the fuel distribution tanks.  Store equipment and furnishings  are being brought in this week. The windows and doors have been installed and the building can now be secured.  The applicant is rescheduling the opening of the store, from November 20th to the first week in December.

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  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 is now being made with an anticipated date next spring for learning what projects are to be funded.  Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project. 

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, two soccer fields and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court and a second soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project and are available for public inspection at the Town Hall during normal working hours.  In addition, detailed bid documents are being prepared for the formal bidding of this project early next year.                     

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  Bids were received and reviewed by the Town Board,for site improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).   Details have been completed with a contractor which include necessary insurance and other forms required to enable the awarding of a contract.  It is anticipated that these details will be resolved and the Town Board will be able to accept the lowest responsible bid and award a contract at their November 12th meeting.  Following that decision there will be a pre-construction meeting which will proceed the notice to commence work on these two sites.  The contractor estimates 5 to 6 weeks for the work to be completed at both park sites.  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Town earlier this year received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed.   The State funding assistance was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.        

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The attorney representing the bonding company for the original contractor has just informed the Town that the order to proceed with completing the remaining work has been issued to the new contractor, Nardozzi Paving & Construction, LLC, and that work will commence, hopefully, this week.  The target for completing this work is November 30th, or before, weather permitting.   In the meantime,  a list of additional trail improvements has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by the State Department of Transportation, and is now being reviewed by Nardozzi Paving who will be preparing a quote for this work.

The new contractor has asked the town to keep the public off those portions of the trail where the remaining work is being performed.  The Town has posted Trail Closed signs, however, the contractor reports that they are not being complied with by the public.  Again, we remind the public that only the main trail portion, that portion linking County Road 41 and State Route 332, is the only portion of the Trail that has been opened for public use.  Please let’s give the contractor space to complete the work and open the entire project by the end of November.

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

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

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

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

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

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

        since granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.   Now the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignments around a large wetland area.   

        The Town continues working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork in Section 2 has been completed for this year.  There will be a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.   Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots

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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 24 occupied townhouse dwellings and two other 2 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.   A total of 18 dwellings have been completed and 6 dwellings are under construction.  The sidewalk installed between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes was damaged by vandals and repairs have now been made by the site contractor.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have all been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of twenty (20) lots are occupied and 7 are under construction within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.   This section had a Pre-con on November 1st with site development permit issue on November 8th for site work to begin.   The final site plans were signed on October 23-2019 and will be filed with the County Clerk’s Office before December 24, 2019.

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,  informs the Town that it is not intending to file Section 8S until after Taxable Status Date next year (March 1, 2020). 

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

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

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  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting was held this past Friday morning, November 1st.  Site work is scheduled to commence this fall and continue through 2020.

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

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

A pre-construction meeting for the installation of site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site was conducted last Friday morning, November 1st.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 80 will be ranch style (or single story) and 71 will be two-story.   On November 6th the applicant was issued a site development permit to begin work and would like to start obtaining building permits for Phase 1 next spring. 

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

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 continued its’ deliberation upon an application for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building, located along the west side of State Route 332.  The addition will provide space for students to eat their lunches and to participate in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.  The application was continued to the November 20th meeting to allow time for building elevation drawings to be submitted for the Planning Board’s review.  Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.

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  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are a total of 10 dwellings completed and 2 under construction in this section.  The developer has installed all of the concrete sidewalks in this section and is working on completing the nature trail which later this fall will be turned over to the town to maintain.  There are a total of 43 lots to be located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.

  1. Amercian Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story 18, 150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332, north of Collett Road.  

21. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project, Phase 2 – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive –  “Auburn Junction.”   The owner has installed street trees across the site’s frontage along State Route 332 thereby completing work in Phase 1.  Phase 2 of the Project has just been submitted for review by the Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, November 20th.   Phase 2 involves the construction of additional mini-storage units to be located west of and behind the existing mini-storage units installed in Phase 1.   In the meantime, the owner reports that he is close to having a tenant for a 26,000 square foot commercial plaza and another tenant for one of the two out-parcels (which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant).  Construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3 next year.

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

  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

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

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

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final               tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground but will not be connected until             approval is received from the New York State Department of Health and the new office building             is completed, which is scheduled for April, 2020.   The sanitary sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the     office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The piping contractor will begin work next         week and should be completed by the first week in November.  The general contractor will         begin work on the site on December 2, 2019.  The earth berm located along the south side of            the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping is being installed this week.  The best     way for the public to view the site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway,               between exits 45 and 44.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded and the foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Steel work was completed last week, next will be the installation of steel roofing and siding.  It is anticipated that the new building will be erected by the end of November.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy by next February.

25. 1600 Rochester Road Incentive Zoning Project.  The Town Planning Board will be receiving a revised concept plan for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres,   from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ             Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332, and basically   surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center property on three sides.  It will involve mixed              

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

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site storm water facility.  As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

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  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan next Tuesday evening, November 19, 2019.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board at their meeting on November 12th, to guide the revisions to the existing document.  The Committee will continue meeting on the 3rd Tuesdays during the months of December, January and February.   Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.

  1. VICTOR COMMUNITY SOFTBALL -1309 Mertensia Road. Interior modifications this existing commercial building and related on-site parking lot improvements are being proposed to allow for the operation of an indoor softball training academy.  The applicants are looking for Final Site Plan approval at the November 20th Planning Board meeting. 

  1. NEW ENERGY WORKS - 1180 Commercial Drive.  A proposed 6,000-square-foot storage building is to be constructed upon the New Energy Works property at 1180 Com­mer­cial Drive. The new building will be used for the storage of finished and raw wood products. The existing building will be converted to a wall penalization shop.  The new building will be unheated and have only electric service.  It will be located on an existing stone area on the east side of the finished building.  Four employees will be reassigned to the new structure

  1. LOOMIS ROAD SELF-STORAGE PROJECT - Loomis Road.  Three, single-story, mini warehouse units containing a total of 13,200 square feet are being proposed upon property  located along Loomis Road and between the New York State Thruway.   Two mini storage buildings will be single loaded (these will be buildings backing along the south side of the Thruway); and one building will be double loaded and located within the parcel configuration.  The mini storage buildings will be slab on grade steel buildings with no utilities except for electricity. No office will be on the site. The site will be gated with coded access. The buildings will have interior lights and low-level exterior site lighting.  The application will first have to go to the Ontario County Planning Board before the Town planning board reviews this application at the December 18th meeting.

Memorandum

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

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

DATE:      October 22, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (11)

  1. Resolution establishing a two-year maintenance bond for pavement top coat within Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Section 1, in the total amount of $4,802.00.

  1. Resolution establishing a two-year maintenance bond for pavement top coat within Farmington Gardens II Project, Phase 1, in the total amount of $3,870.00.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Final Release of Surety being held for site improvements within The Estates @ Beaver Creek Subdivision, Section 4, in the total amount of $150,782.08.

  1. Resolution authorizing a partial release (Release #3) of funds from the Letter of Credit for site improvements recently completed in Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9, in the total amount of $180,776.95.

  1. Resolution authorizing a partial release (Release #3) of funds from the Letter of Credit for site improvements completed in Hickory Rise Subdivision, Section 3, in the total amount of $5,163.80.

  1. Resolution establishing a maintenance bond for pavement top coat and striping recently completed in Hickory Rise Subdivision, Section 4, in the total amount of $4,631.20.

  1. Resolution authorizing the final release of funds from the Letter of Credit for site improvements completed in Hickory Rise Subdivision, Section 3, in the total amount of $26,598.39.

  1. Resolution authorizing the final release of funds from the Letter of Credit for site improvements recently completed in Hickory Rise Subdivision, Section 4, in the total amount of $57,846.96.

  1. Resolution of support for the Genesee Land Trust’s Application for a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) for an Open Option Agreement for the Gerlock Farm properties located in the Towns of Canandaigua and Farmington.

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  1. Resolution accepting a Letter of Credit for site improvements to be located in Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 7S, in the total amount of $647,740.86.

  1. Resolution accepting a Letter of Credit for site improvements to be located in Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 8S, in the total amount of $807,670.04.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the Planning Board    continued the three (3) public hearings, upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary         site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a 35-acre commercial        solar farm upon land located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills Road.  The applicant            has submitted a revised preliminary subdivision plat map and a revised preliminary site plan           map for the proposed project. 

At the meeting the Planning Board adopted two resolutions:  the first resolution determined that the Board finds that there is new information that has been discovered about the pro­posed Actions and that the Board founds the new information has resulted in proposed revisions to the preliminary subdivision plat and the preliminary site plan which may be sub­stantive and, therefore, may likely result in the previously issued Negative Dec­lara­tion being further amended. The Board also found that the discovered changes in circumstances related to the Ac­tion were not previously considered by the Planning Board, as the designated Lead Agency, which may need to be considered so as to determine whether there may be a significant adverse environmental impact based upon said changes; and the second resolution continued the public hearing upon these applications.

The public hearings upon these three (3) applications were continued to Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  The Planning Board has requested the applicants to submit a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) along with an amended Part 1 of the Full Environmental Assessment Form identifying the changes involved with the revised site layout for the solar panels and a detailed narrative of what changes are now being proposed for this project.  The Planning Board requested this information be provided to the Board for their receipt at their November 6, 2019 meeting where they could determine the information to be complete and direct posting on the Town’s website.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   A pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, October 4, 2019 which is a pre-requisite to the issuing of Building Permits and the order to proceed with site development is pending.   Work on clearing the site has begun.  The Bank is now soliciting formal bid proposals for building construction and site development.   Hopefully, construction will commence this winter.  The bank would like to open to the public next spring.

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  1. Farmington Market Center.    A meeting was held this week in the Region 4 Office of the New York State Department of Transportation with the applicant for this project.  Also attending this meeting were the applicants for the site adjacent to the east of the Farmington Market Center Project. Finally, in attendance, were traffic consultants from SRF Associates who were  present to discuss the needs for a traffic impact study being prepared for these two projects.  While the study is being worked on, the Farmington Market Center Project will be providing the Town Board with their commitments for funding site amenities which will enable the Board to continue its deliberations upon the requested incentive zoning project.  No date has been scheduled for the presentation of the proposed mixed use project east of the Farmington Market Center site. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues site work for the construction of a 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.   A meeting was held today with representatives from the regional office of the New York State Department of Transportation regarding the use of an existing driveway to the site from State Route 96 until all remaining highway work can be completed in the spring.  The applicant is still planning on opening at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 20th.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 1 construction of this 112-unit apartment project, located on land south of Quentonshire Drive, between County Road 41 and the Farmbrook Neighborhood, is now complete and units are being occupied.  A total of 64 apartment units are included in phase 1 of this project along with the Project’s Community Center.   Phase 2 of this project, which consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units) was expected to start construction later this summer, however, word has been received that state funding for this project has not yet been approved.   Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project. 

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, two soccer fields and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court and a second soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project and are available for public inspection at the Town Hall during normal working hours.  In addition, detailed bid documents are being prepared for the formal bidding of this project early next year.                     

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd authorized the awarding of a contract for site improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In

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addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.   The Town received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed this year, as the result of funding assistance obtained from State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.     

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The attorney representing the bonding company for the original contractor has received a proposal from a local paving and construction firm to complete the remaining work items for this project.  The Town is now awaiting word from the bonding company on whether or not they will honor that proposal and when this work will commence.     

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now underway.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, gutters and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks.

This portion of Town Line Road, between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, was closed to traffic on July 15th.   The contractor has removed the old Beaver Creek culvert and is now finishing the installation of a new culvert.  This portion of the Town Line Road, depending upon weather conditions, is anticipated to remain closed through October 31, 2019.  With the paving of the binder base for the new road and the installation of new water lines and sidewalks, a small portion of the Town Line Road was previously re-opened in September between Spartan Drive and Estate Drive.

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

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

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

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

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       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have been meeting with a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua confirming the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of

        the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  Now the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignment around a large wetland area.   Currently the Town is also working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork has commenced within Section 2 of the Project.  There are a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within this Section 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 24 occupied townhouse dwellings and two other 2 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  The thirty-ninth (39 th) basement has been dug in this section and forms placed for the pouring of concrete walls.  The sidewalk installed between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes was damaged by vandals and repairs have now been made by the site contractor.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have all been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  A total of thirty-four (34) lots have either started construction or are occupied within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.  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 ninety (90) day extension to the conditions of Final Plat

Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their meeting on September 4th.   The developer is now intending to install the two sections of road and the public water lines so that homes could be constructed over the winter months.  There remains a number of issues affecting this proposal that will first need to be resolved before any construction can begin. 

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  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Construction work continues within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of fourteen (14) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time. Basements are being dug for an additional four two-unit townhouses to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

This section of the project consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, to be called Redfield Grove.  Redfield Grove is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor has installed concrete

        gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder and top courses of black top for the first section of Redfield Drive.  Finally, a pedestrian cross walk has been installed across Hook             Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   A Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, and a pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for Friday morning, November 1st.    Site work is scheduled to commence this fall.

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

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

A pre-construction meeting for the site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site has been scheduled for Friday morning, November 1st.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 80 will be ranch style (or single story) and 71 will be two-story.   The date for a pre-construction meeting has not yet been scheduled as the town awaits certain documents to be completed for acceptance.  The applicant would like to start obtaining building permits for Phase 1 next spring. 

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Plans for the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, have now been resolved.   Boring underneath County Road 41 began this week and should be complete by the end of next week.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 received an application for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building.  The addition will provide space for students to eat lunch and to participate in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.  The application was continued to the November 6th meeting to allow time for building elevation drawings to be submitted for the Planning Board’s review.  Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.

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

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story, 18,150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332 and the present American Equipment Building on Collett Road.   American Equipment is looking forward to opening their new building on Friday, October 25th.

21. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive – “Auburn Junction.”   The owner has installed street trees across the Route 332 frontage of the site and will be striping Carmens Way as part of the finishing touches for Phase 1 of the Project.  Phase 2 of the Project has just been submitted for review by the Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, October 16th.   Phase 2 involves the construction of additional mini-storage units to be located west of and behind the existing mini-storage units.   In the meantime, the owner reports that he is close to having a tenant for a 26,000 square foot commercial plaza and another tenant for one of the two out-parcels (which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant).  Construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3 next year.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The Town has issued a Building Permit for the project and construction of the new hotel/motel building has begun.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96. DGA Builders have been hired to perform the work on this project.  The building foundation is now underway which will be followed by the installation of plumbing and framing. The builder is attempting to make connection to the public sewer located within the right-of-way of State Route 96 this fall prior to the closing of the local blacktop plants since there will need to be blacktopping as part of the sewer connection.  The applicant has stated that he would like to have a Certificate of Occupancy issued for the new motel building early next spring.

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  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

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

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final               tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground but will not be connected until             approval is received from the New York State Department of Health and the new office building             is completed, which is scheduled for April, 2020.   The sanitary sewer line has been installed to the edge of the temporary staging areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the     office building is completed in the spring of 2020.  The piping contractor will begin work next         week and should be completed by the first week in November.  The general contractor will         begin work on the site on December 2, 2019.  The earth berm located along the south side of            the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping is being installed this week.  The best     way for the public to view the site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway,               between exits 45 and 44.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96, is being expanded and the foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Next week will see the installation of steel work for the new roof and siding.  It is anticipated that the new building will be erected by the end of October.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy by next February.

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25. 1600 Rochester Road Project.  The Town Planning Board will be receiving a revised concept plan             for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB          Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the          Cobblestone Performing Arts Center on three sides.  It will involve mixed retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning   Board following their review of the revised plan later this fall will be making a report and recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.  The Town Board         anticipates receiving this report in early 2020.     

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site storm water facility.  As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town, this fall, will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board to guide the revisions to the existing document.  Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.  

  1. Ponds Edge Venue – Outdoor Special Events.  The owner of property located at 6165 Brownsville Road has received approval with conditions for a Temporary Use Permit, from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The Permit is to operate an outdoor special events venue for wedding ceremonies, small corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers.  The proposed events would operate March 1st through November 1st each year.   The concepts for this new use were discussed by the Planning Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and a referral for the Temporary Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approvals was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  One of the conditions of the Temporary Use Permit requires that the Planning Board grant site plan approval.  At this time, there has been no application for preliminary site plan approval.

Memorandum

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

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

DATE:      October 8, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (3)

  1. Amendments to Town of Farmington Site Design and Development Criteria Manual.  A resolution amending a number of sections of this manual that was last updated on July 23, 2019.

  1. Resolution establishing a two (2) year maintenance bond for site improvements within Sections 6N & 6S of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.  Acceptance of a bond in the total amount of $11,272.80 for the dedication of a top coat of asphalt on streets located within these two sections of the Auburn Meadows Project.

  1. Resolution establishing a two (2) year maintenance bond for site improvements within Section 9 of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.  Acceptance of a bond in the total amount of $6,735.60 for the dedication of a top coat of asphalt on streets located within this section of the Auburn Meadows Project.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the Planning Board will           continue the three (3) public hearings, upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary         site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a 35-acre commercial solar farm upon land located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills Road.  The applicant              has submitted a revised preliminary subdivision plat map and a revised preliminary site plan map for the proposed project. 

The amended drawings were re-submitted to the Ontario County Planning Board (OCPB) for review under the provisions of Sections 239-l & -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  The OCPB meets on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 to consider the amended drawings.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   A pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, October 4, 2019 which is a pre-requisite to the issuing of Building Permits and the order to proceed with site development is pending.   The bank would like to open to the public next spring.

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  1. Farmington Market Center.    No date has been scheduled for the Town Board to take formal  legislative action to adopt a local law amending the Town’s Official Zoning Map for the three parcels of land located on the south side of State Route 96, east of Mertensia Road.  The Town Board is awaiting a reply from the applicant upon proposed site amenities. 

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues site work for the construction of a 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 building is up and the trusses have been set, the steel will be installed this week, the petroleum tanks were installed on schedule, the piping has been installed and the Town and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation inspectors continue their site inspections.  The applicant is still planning on opening at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 20th.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 1 construction of this 112-unit apartment project, located on land south of Quentonshire Drive, between County Road 41 and the Farmbrook Neighborhood, is now complete and units are being occupied.  A total of 64 apartment units are included in phase 1 of this project along with the Project’s Community Center.   Phase 2 of this project, which consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units) was expected to start construction later this summer, however, word has been received that state funding for this project has not yet been approved.   Therefore, no date has been established for the preconstruction meeting for this second phase of the project. 

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.   The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance  building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, two soccer fields and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball courts, basketball court and a second soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking trails.    Detailed site plan drawings have been prepared for this park project and are available for public inspection at the Town Hall during normal working hours.  In addition, detailed bid documents are being prepared for the formal bidding of this project early next year.                     

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on Friday, September 27th established the formal bidding period for site improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.   The Town received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed this year, as the result of funding assistance obtained from State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.     

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  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The attorney representing the bonding company for the original contractor has received a proposal from a local paving and construction firm to complete the remaining work items for this project.  The Town is now awaiting word from the bonding company on whether or not they will honor that proposal and when this work will commence.     

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now underway.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, gutters and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks.

This portion of Town Line Road, between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, was closed to traffic on July 15th.   The contractor began work to remove the old Beaver Creek culvert and is preparing to install a new culvert which is programmed to be completed in early October.  This portion of the Town Line Road is anticipated to remain closed from July 15th through October 31, 2019.  With the paving of the binder base for the new road and the installation of new water lines and sidewalks, a small portion of the Town Line Road was re-opened in September between Spartan Drive and Estate Drive.

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

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

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

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

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have been meeting with a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua confirming the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  The land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of

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        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.  Now the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignment around a large wetland area.   Currently the Town is also working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork has commenced within Section 2 of the Project.  There are a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within this Section 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 24 occupied townhouse dwellings and two other 2 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 6 N.  Construction continues within Section 6N which will ultimately involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  The thirty-ninth (39 th) basement has been dug in this section and forms placed for the pouring of concrete walls.  The sidewalk installed between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes was damaged by vandals and repairs have now been made by the site contractor.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements have all been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  There will be two additional sidewalk connections between the sidewalk along the east side of Ackerman Way and the above mentioned section of the Auburn Trail Project.  A total of thirty-two (32) lots have either started construction or are occupied within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.  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 ninety (90) day extension to the conditions of Final Plat

Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their meeting on September 4th.   The developer is now stating that they would like to install the two sections of road and the public water lines so that homes could be constructed over the winter months.  There remains a number of issues affecting this proposal that will first need to be resolved before any construction can begin. 

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  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Construction work continues within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of fourteen (14) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time. Basements are being dug for an additional four two-unit townhouses to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

This section of the project consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, to be called Redfield Grove.  Redfield Grove is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor has installed concrete

        gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder course of black top for the first section                of Redfield Drive.  The existing large yellow house located at the corner of Redfield Drive and               Hook Road is also a part of Section 1 and has been renovated.   This dwelling is to be leased to a              single-family.  Finally, this week the developer has installed a pedestrian cross walk across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east            side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   Once the Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled.    Site work is scheduled to commence this fall.

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

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

A pre-construction meeting for the site infrastructure (i.e. water and sewer lines) and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site has been requested by the developer.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 80 will be ranch style (or single story) and 71 will be two-story.   The date for a pre-construction meeting has not yet been scheduled as the town awaits certain documents to be completed for acceptance.  The applicant would like to start obtaining building permits for Phase 1 next spring. 

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Plans for the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor, have now been resolved.   Boring underneath County Road 41 will commence this week and should be complete by the end of next week.

  1. Cobblestone Arts Center Addition.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 will be receiving an application for a 3,370 square foot addition to the east side of the Cobblestone Arts Center Building.  The addition will provide space for students to eat lunch and to participate in other activities.  There will be no kitchen facilities involved with the expansion and there will be no food prepared on the site.  The room addition will provide more space and more natural light for the students.  Once final site plan approval has been granted by the Planning Board work on this addition could begin as early as this winter.

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

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues making the final site improvements associated with the construction of a one story, 18,150 square foot building on property located along the east side of State Route 332 and the present American Equipment Building on Collett Road.   American Equipment is looking forward to opening their new building on Friday, October 25th.

21. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive – “Auburn Junction.”   The owner has installed street trees across the Route 332 frontage of the site and will be striping Carmens Way as part of the finishing touches for Phase 1 of the Project.  Phase 2 of the Project has just been submitted for review by the Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, October 16th.   Phase 2 involves the construction of additional mini-storage units to be located west of and behind the existing mini-storage units.   In the meantime, the owner reports that he is close to having a tenant for a 26,000 square foot commercial plaza and another tenant for one of the two out-parcels (which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant).  Construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3 next year.

America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The Town has issued a Building Permit for the project and construction of the new hotel/motel building has begun.  The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96. DGA Builders have been hired to perform the work on this project.  The building foundation is now underway which will be followed by the installation of plumbing and framing. The builder is attempting to make connection to the public sewer located within the right-of-way of State Route 96 this fall prior to the closing of the local blacktop plants since there will need to be blacktopping as part of the sewer connection.  The applicant has stated that he would like to have a Certificate of Occupancy issued for the new motel building early next spring.

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  1. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

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

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently the water line has been installed to the final               tie-in point to the fire hydrant.  All piping is in the ground buth will not be connected until          approval is received from the New York State Department of Health and the new office building             is completed, which is scheduled for April, 2020.   The sanitary sewer line hs been installed to    the edge of the temporary stagin areas.  The installation of the sewer line will stop until the       office building is complted in the spring of 2020.  The piping contractor will begin work next        week and should be completed by the first week in November.  The general contractor will          begin work on the site on December 2, 2019.  The earth berm located along the south side of              the New York State Thruway is complete and landscaping is being installed this week.  The best            way for the public to view the site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway,               between exits 45 and 44.

  1. Maddies Power Sports.  The former Soper Motor Sports Building, located at 6226 State Route 96 is being expanded and the foundation for a 6,000 square foot building addition has been installed.  Next week will see the installation of steel work for the new roof and siding.  It is anticipated that the new building will be erected by the end of October.  The applicant is seeking a Certificate of Occupancy by next February.

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25. 1600 Rochester Road Project.  The Town Planning Board will be receiving a revised concept plan             for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a total of 85.6 acres, from NB          Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332, and basically surrounds the          Cobblestone Performing Arts Center on three sides.  It will  involve mixed retail uses, a small               plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.  The Town Planning Board following their review of the revised plan later this fall will be making a report and         recommendation to the Town Board on the requested rezoning of this project.  The Town Board               anticipates receiving this report in early 2020.     

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site stormwater facility.  As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town, this fall, will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board to guide the revisions to the existing document.  Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.  

  1. Ponds Edge Venue – Outdoor Special Events.  The owner of property located at 6165 Brownsville Road has received approval with conditions for a Temporary Use Permit, from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The Permit is to operate an outdoor special events venue for wedding ceremonies, small corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers.  The proposed events would operate March 1st through November 1st each year.   The concepts for this new use were discussed by the Planning Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and a referral for the Temporary Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approvals was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  One of the conditions of the Temporary Use Permit requires that the Planning Board grant site plan approval.  At this time, there has been no application for preliminary site plan approval.

Memorandum

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

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

DATE:      September 26, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Friday, September 27, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (6)

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision Project, Sections 6N & 6S, authorizing a partial release of funds from a Letter of Credit.   A resolution accepting the Planning Board’s recommendation to approve a partial release of funds, in the total amount of $ 90,234.44 from a Letter of Credit for approved site improvements within Sections 6N & 6S of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Project.

  1. Formal Bid Process, Improvements to public restrooms located at Pumpkin Hook Park and Farmington Town Park.   A resolution establishing the formal bidding process and dates leading to the formal bid opening on Thursday morning, October 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Farmington Town Hall.

  1. Maintenance Bond, Pintail Crossing, Phase 1 Project.  A resolution to establish a two year maintenance bond on dedicated site improvements approved for Phase 1 of the Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.

  1. Sidewalk Master Plan Feasibility Study, Genesee Transportation Grant Program.  A resolution authorizing MRB Group, D.P.C., to prepare an application to the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) for federal grant funding of a feasibility study to develop a Sidewalk Master Plan for the Town.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Phase 1 Project, accepting a Letter of Credit.  A resolution accepting a Letter of Credit in the total amount of $4,860,086.66 for approved site improvements to be located within Phase 1 of the Hathaway’s Corners Project and directing the filing thereof with the Town Clerk’s Office.

  1. Lyons National Bank Project, accepting a Letter of Credit.  A resolution accepting a Letter of Credit in the total amount of $50,073.60 for approved site improvements to be located on the property at the northwest corner of New York State Route 332 and County Road 41 and directing the filing thereof with the Town Clerk’s Office.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 the Planning Board had         continued the three (3) public hearings, upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary   site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a 35-acre commercial           solar farm upon lands located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills Road, to their meeting          on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  At these public hearings on September 4th, the Planning   Board was informed of DRS’s decision to amend their site plan drawing by conforming to the         setback requirements contained in the Town Code.  The Planning Board then directed DRS to             attend the Town Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting on Friday, September 6, 2019 to           present and discuss with Town Staff the revised site plan drawing. 

On Friday, September 6, 2019 DRS did appear before the PRC, presented the revised site plan drawing and discussed the changes made.  At that meeting DRS representatives stated that they would be making a formal re-submission of the amended site plan drawing for the Planning Board’s consideration.

The Planning Board, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 was served with a Notice of the Electronic Filing with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Ontario, on September 6, 2019, by the Zoghlin Group, LLC, on behalf of Concerned Citizens of Farmington et.al., requesting the Court for an order under CPLR Articles 78 and 3001 to: (a) annul and vacate the Planning Board’s August 7, 2019 Neg Dec and Resolution pursuant to Article 78; (b) establish a preliminary injunction prohibiting respondents Delaware River Solar (DRS) from commencing any site work at the Project Site; (c ) enact a permanent injunction prohibiting DRS from commencing any site work at the Project Site and (d) awarding Petitioners attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements, together with such other and further relief as the Court deems just and property.

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 DRS submitted revised preliminary site plan drawings and an opinion letter from their attorney on the need not to re-submit the revised drawings to the Ontario County Planning Board for their re-review under the provision of Sections 239-l & -m of the New York State General Municipal Law.  After coordinating this submission with the Town’s Legal Counsel, Sheldon Boyce, Esquire, Brenna & Boyce, LLC, it was decided to re-submit the amended site plan drawings to the Ontario County Planning Board for their review at their October 9, 2019 meeting.

 

The Planning Board, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 will be re-opening their continued public hearings upon these three (3) applications.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   A demolition permit has been issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer and site clearing work has begun at the site.  A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 which is a pre-requisite to the issuing of Building Permits and the order to proceed with site development.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  The applicant’s engineer, on Friday, September 6, 2019 appeared before the Town Project Review Committee (PRC) to provide an update to the proposed conditions of rezoning.   The applicant is proposing a total of six (6) out-parcels to be developed in two phases.  Phase One includes a total of four (4) out-parcels to be occupied by a new Mavis Tire store; a new branch office of Canandaigua National Bank; a Tops Gasoline self-service

station; and the fourth parcel to be developed as some type of commercial use, perhaps a restaurant.    Phase Two includes another free-standing building showing a drive-up window and a two story professional office building.  No date has been scheduled for formal action to adopt the incentive zoning local law.  The Town Board is awaiting a reply from the applicant upon the requested site amenities.  No date has yet been set by the Town Board for a Public Hearing upon the rezoning request.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues site work for the construction of a 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 former Auto Solutions Building and the yellow single-family dwelling have both been torn down and debris has been removed from the site.  Construction of the new Byrne Dairy Building and related site improvements is underway with a grand opening date scheduled for November 20, 2019.

As part of this project’s approval, a new “main street scape design” is being introduced which will run across the frontage of the Byrne Dairy site, as well as the adjacent  Farmington Market Center Project site and other sites located along both the north and south sides of NYS Route 96 up to the Fairdale Glenn Townhouse Project.  The new “main street scape design” includes design standards for lawns, landscaping, street trees, street lights and benches for pedestrians.  The purpose of the design is to contribute to the Main Street concept for this the Hamlet of Farmington area of State Route 96.  The Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, September 4th received a draft of the design report and at their September 18th meeting voted unanimously to forward the revised draft onto the Town Board for consideration in October.  In the meantime, the Conservation Board, at their meeting on Monday, September 23rd also received the revised document and are now reviewing it. 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 1 construction of this 112-unit apartment project, located on land south of Quentonshire Drive, between County Road 41 and the Farmbrook Neighborhood, is now complete and units are being occupied.  A total of 64 apartment units are included in phase 1 of this project along with the Project’s Community Center.   Phase 2 of this project, which consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units) was expected to start construction later this summer, however, word has been received that state funding for this project has not yet been approved.   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 has decided to proceed with completing phases 1 & 2 of this 40 acre project as one single phase.   Detailed design drawings and specifications for bidding the site work have been prepared and submitted to the Town for the public’s review.  Work on this project is expected to be awarded this fall.   In the meantime, water lines are now being installed by Town Water & Sewer Department employees.  Survey work is now completed for the alignment of the water lines and the future installation of sewer lines.

The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site     access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of         earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance    building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, two soccer     fields and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball        courts, basketball court and a second soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the       adjacent walking trails.          

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on Friday, September 27th established the formal bidding period for site improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.   The Town received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed this year, as the result of funding assistance obtained from State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.     

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The attorney representing the bonding company continues to sift through the documents for this project and has contacted a local paving and construction firm to complete the few remaining tasks to complete the project.  An on-site walk through tour of the project was held last week to determine interest in completing the remaining tasks.  Hopefully, the bonding company will be making a decision on completing the work which in turn will enable the project to be completed this fall.    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now underway.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, gutters and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks.

This portion of Town Line Road, between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, was closed to traffic on July 15th.   The contractor began work to remove the old Beaver Creek culvert and is preparing to install a new culvert which is programmed to be completed in early October.  This portion of the Town Line Road is anticipated to remain closed from July 15th through October 31, 2019.  With the paving of the binder base for the new road and the installation of new water lines and sidewalks, a small portion of the Town Line Road was re-opened in September between Spartan Drive and Estate Drive.

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

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

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

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

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have been meeting with a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua confirming the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  Earlier this

        month, word was received that the land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  Now the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignment around a large wetland area.   Currently the Town is also working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork has commenced within Section 2 of the Project.  There are a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within this Section 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 24 occupied townhouse dwellings and two other 2 unit dwellings that are under construction in Phase 1.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S and 6 N.  Construction continues within these two sections of the overall subdivision tract.  Section 6S involves a total of six (6) lots to be located along Ackerman Way with access from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and Opal Drive.   All six (6) of these new lots located within the Section 6S area now are either under construction, or are being occupied.   Two of these units serve as the sales office for Ryan Homes and will continue to be used for sales during the remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Project.      

Section 6N involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  The thirty-eighth (38 th) basement has been dug in this section and forms placed for the pouring of concrete walls.  The top course paving of the remainder of Amber Drive, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive, the installation of public water lines and public sewer lines is now complete.  The sidewalk installed between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes was damaged by vandals and repairs are now being evaluated by the Town and the site contractor.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements (e.g. road, drainage, water lines, sewer, sidewalks, etc.) have all been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega

Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.    Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  There will be two additional sidewalk connections between the sidewalk along the east side of Ackerman Way and the above mentioned section of the Auburn Trail Project.  A total of thirty (30) lots have either started construction or are occupied within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.  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 ninety (90) day extension to the conditions of Final Plat Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their meeting on September 4th.   The developer is now stating that the lots in these two sections will not likely be filed in the County Clerk’s Office until after March 1, 2020.  Then construction will commence early next year.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Construction work continues within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of fourteen (14) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time. Basements are being dug for an additional four two-unit townhouses to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

This section of the project consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, to be called Redfield Grove.  Redfield Grove is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor has installed concrete

        gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder course of black top for the first section                of Redfield Drive.  The existing large yellow house located at the corner of Redfield Drive and               Hook Road is also a part of Section 1 and has been renovated.   This dwelling is to be leased to a              single-family.  Finally, this week the developer has installed a pedestrian cross walk across Hook Road, at the intersection with King Hill Drive, connecting to the existing sidewalk along the east            side of Hook Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Final Subdivision/Site Plan drawings for this new section have been approved, by the Planning Board, with conditions at their meeting on January 2, 2019.  A Letter of Credit has been accepted by the Town Board, at their August 13th meeting for approved site improvements within Section 2.   Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   Once the Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled.    Site work is scheduled to commence this fall.

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

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

Work continues on the installation of utilities, drainage facilities and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 80 will be ranch style (or single story) and 71 will be two-story.   The applicant would like to start obtaining building permits this fall. 

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

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

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues their construction of a one story, 18,150 square foot building and related site improvements on property located along the east side of State Route 332 and the present American Equipment Building on Collett Road.   American Equipment is looking forward to opening their new building this summer once site landscaping has been installed.

  1. Hathaway Drive Dentist’s Office.  The new dentist office, Dr. DiMartino, DDS, which is located along the east side of Hathaway Drive, north of the Perez Drive and south of the Farmington on The Creek Apartment Project is now open for business.

22. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive – “Auburn Junction.”   The owner will be installing street trees across the Route 332 frontage of the site and striping Carmens Way as part of the finishing touches for Phase 1 of the Project.  Phase 2 of the Project has just been submitted for review and involves the construction of additional mini-storage units to be located west of and behind the existing mini-storage units.   In the meantime, the owner reports that he is close to having a tenant for the small commercial plaza and the two out-parcels (one of which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant) construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3 next year.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  The Town has issued a Building Permit for the project and construction of the new hotel/motel building has begun. The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.  DGA Builders have been hired to perform the work on this project. 

24. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code                                which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing                process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

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

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently bidding is underway for the construction of the pumping station and related site improvements.    It is anticipated that this construction will   commence in early December of this year and continue into 2020.  The best way to view the       site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway, between exits 45 and 44.

26. 1600 Rochester Road Project.  The Town Planning Board will be preparing a report and                recommendation to the Town Board for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a    total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential            Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332,          basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center on three sides.  It involves mixed       retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.               The Town Planning Board report and recommendation to the Town Board will include         recommendations contained in the recent amendments to the Town of Farmington Public           Sewer Service Master Plan.    

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site continues.  The next improvement will be the on-site stormwater facility.  As other portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Maddie’s Power Sports Project.  Work continues on the proposed 6,000 square foot building expansion and related site improvements at the former O’Neil’s Power Sports site, located at 6200 State Route 96.  The building addition and related site improvements are expected to be completed this summer.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town, this fall, will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board to guide the revisions to the existing document.  Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.  

  1. Ponds Edge Venue – Outdoor Special Events.  The owner of property located at 6165 Brownsville Road has received approval with conditions for a Temporary Use Permit, from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The Permit is to operate an outdoor special events venue for wedding ceremonies, small corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers.  The proposed events would operate March 1st through November 1st each year.   The concepts for this new use were discussed by the Planning Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and a referral for the Temporary Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approvals was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  One of the conditions of the Temporary Use Permit requires that the Planning Board grant site plan approval.  At this time, there has been no application for preliminary site plan approval.

Memorandum

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

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

DATE:      September 10, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (4)

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Project, Section 4, establish a Maintenance Bond.  A resolution accepting a resolution from the Planning Board recommending the establishment of a two year maintenance bond in the total amount of $72,190.35 for the dedication of approved site improvements within Section 4 of the Hickory Rise Subdivision Project.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Project, Section 4, authorizing partial release from a Letter of Credit. A resolution accepting the Planning Board’s resolution to approve a partial release of funds, in the total amount of $218,476.19 from a Letter of Credit for approved site improvements within Section 4 of the Hickory Rise Subdivision Project.

  1. DiFelice Industrial Complex Site Improvements, establish a Letter of Credit.  A resolution accepting a recommendation from the Planning Board for establishing a Letter of Credit, in the total amount of $411,246.35 for site improvements to be dedicated to the Town of Farmington.  The project is located at the southwest corner of Hook Road and Collett Road.

  1. Town Fueling Facility, 985 Hook Road, determination of environmental significance and authorizing the soliciting of detailed engineering cost estimates.   A resolution determining the proposed installation of a 15,000 gallon above-ground fuel storage tank facility and fuel island dispensing facility to be placed upon a concrete pad to be located at the east end of Empire Drive to be a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Regulations; and authorizing the Town Supervisor to solicit detailed engineering costs for said action.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar Project.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 continued the three (3) public hearings upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a

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35-acre commercial solar farm upon lands located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills

Road.  The Planning Board received information from the applicants that they are now preparing a revised site plan drawing that will show compliance with the Town Code in so far as setbacks from property lines.  The applicants were informed that the revised site plan drawings would need to be sent back to the Ontario County Planning Board (OCPB) for its review and recommendation.  In addition, depending upon the nature of the proposed amendments to the site plan, the environmental record will need to be evaluated and a determination made upon the extent of changes being submitted. 

The Planning Board tabled its deliberations upon the three (3) pending applications and continued the public hearings to their meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2019 to permit time for the OCPB to review and make a recommendation upon the amended site plan.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   The Planning Board at its September 4, 2019 meeting granted Final Site Plan Approval for the branch bank building and related site improvements.    On Friday, September 6, 2019 the applicant met with staff from State, County and local officials to discuss demolition plans for the project site and determine what items will be required for the scheduling of a pre-construction meeting.  A demolition permit has been issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer and site clearing work should be commencing later this month.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  The applicant’s engineer appeared before the Town Project Review Committee (PRC) to provide an update to the proposed conditions of rezoning that have been provided.   The applicant is proposing a total of six (6) out-parcels to be developed in two phases.  Phase One includes a total of four (4) out-parcels to be occupied by a new Mavis Tire store; a new branch office of Canandaigua National Bank; a Tops Gasoline self-service

station; and the fourth parcel to be developed as some type of commercial use, perhaps a restaurant.    Phase Two includes another free-standing building showing a drive-up window and a two story professional office building.  No date has been scheduled for formal action to adopt the incentive zoning local law.

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy continues site work for the construction of a 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 former Auto Solutions Building and the yellow single-family dwelling have both been torn down and debris is being removed from the site.  Construction of the new Byrne Dairy Building and related site improvements is scheduled to commence next week with a grand opening date scheduled for November 20, 2019. 

As part of this project’s approval, a new “main street scape design” is being introduced which will run across the frontage of the Byrne Dairy site, as well as the adjacent  Farmington Market Center Project site and other sites on both the north and south sides of Route 96 up to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road.  The new “main street scape design” includes lawns, landscaping, street trees and benches for pedestrians.  The purpose of the design is to contribute to the Main Street concept for this the Hamlet of Farmington area of State Route 96.  The Planning Board received a draft of this design plan at their meeting on Wednesday, September 4th and will be acting upon said document at their September 18th meeting.

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  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 1 construction of this 112-unit apartment project, located on land south of Quentonshire Drive, between County Road 41 and the Farmbrook Neighborhood, is now complete and units are being occupied.  A total of 64 apartment units are included in phase 1 of this project along with the Project’s Community Center.   Phase 2 of this project, which consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units) was expected to start construction later this summer, however, word has been received that state funding for this project has not yet been approved.   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 has decided to proceed with completing phases 1 & 2 of this 40 acre project as one single phase.   Detailed design drawings and specifications for bidding the site work is underway and a contract is expected to be awarded this fall for work to begin.   In the meantime, water lines are being installed this year by Town Water & Sewer Department employees.  Survey work is now completed for the alignment of the water lines and the future installation of sewer lines.

The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site     access from Amber Drive and Clovertrail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of         earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance    building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, two soccer     fields and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball        courts, basketball court and a second soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the       adjacent walking trails.          

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., are preparing specifications for formal bidding of improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible

standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In addition to

the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.   The Town received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed this year, as the result of funding assistance obtained from State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.     

                                                           

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The attorney representing the bonding company has contacted a local paving and construction firm and is arranging a walk through tour of the project to determine interest in completing the remaining task.  This walk through will be scheduled this month and, hopefully, a decision made on completing the work will enable the project to be completed this fall.    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now underway.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, gutters and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks.

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This portion of Town Line Road, between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, was closed to traffic on July 15th.   The contractor will begin work to remove the old Beaver Creek culvert and is preparing to install a new culvert which is programmed to be completed in late September/early October.  This portion of the Town Line Road is anticipated to remain closed from July 15th through October 31, 2019.  With the paving of the binder base for the new road, a small portion of the Town Line Road was re-opened between Spartan Drive and Estate Drive.

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

This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.  The towns of Canandaigua and Farmington continue work on obtaining easements from property owners located along this portion of the highway.  

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

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

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

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials have been meeting with a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua confirming the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  Last week, word was received that the land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  Now the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignment around a large

        wetland area.   Currently the Town is also working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

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  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork has commenced within Section 2 of the Project.  There are a total of 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within this Section of the Incentive Zoning Project.   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 Builders.  At present there are 24 townhouse dwellings that are occupied and another 2 units under construction.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S and 6 N.  Construction continues within these two sections of the overall subdivision tract.  Section 6S involves a total of six (6) lots to be located along Ackerman Way with access from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and Opal Drive.   All six (6) of these new lots located within the Section 6S area now are either under construction, or are being occupied.   Two of these units serve as the sales office for Ryan Homes and will continue to be used for sales during the remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Project.      

Section 6N involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  The thirty-fourth (34 th) basement has been dug in this section and forms placed for the pouring of concrete walls.  The base course paving of the remainder of Amber Drive, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive, the installation of public water lines and public sewer lines is now complete.  The Town Board accepted dedication for the streets located in this section at their meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 to enable the issuing of the Certificates of Occupancy.  The sidewalk installed between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes was damaged by vandals and repairs are now being evaluated by the Town.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements (e.g. road base, drainage, water lines, sewer, sidewalks, etc.) have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega

Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.   

Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  There will be two additional sidewalk connections between the sidewalk along the east side of Ackerman Way and the above mentioned section of the Auburn Trail Project.  A total of twenty six (26) lots have either started construction or are occupied within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.  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  ninety (90) day extension to the conditions of Final Plat Approval was granted by the Planning Board at their meeting on September 4th.   The developer is now stating that the lots in these two sections will not likely be filed in the County Clerk’s Officer until after March 1, 2020.  Then construction will commence early next year.

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  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Construction work continues within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of twelve (12) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time. Basements are being dug for an additional four two-unit townhouses to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed continues to be used as the model sales office for the project. 

This section of the project consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, to be called Redfield Grove.  Redfield Grove is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor has installed concrete

        gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder course of black top for the first section                of Redfield Drive.  The existing large yellow house located at the corner of Redfield Drive and               Hook Road is also a part of Section 1 and has been renovated.   This dwelling is to be leased to a              single-family.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Final Subdivision/Site Plan drawings for this new section have been approved , by the Planning Board, with conditions at their meeting on January 2, 2019.  A Letter of Credit has been accepted by the Town Board, at their August 13th meeting for approved site improvements within Section 2.   Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   Once the Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled.    Site work is scheduled to commence this fall.

  1. County Road 41 Rezoning (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work is ongoing for this project.  A construction entrance road has been completed along State Route 332.  This entrance road location will become the location for a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The removal of the large trees located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 is also complete.  This portion of the site is now a large storm water control facility and has been placed to allow for intersection improvements at this location which are to commence next year.  The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332; and there will be a new signal installed with increased timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details are currently being worked out between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer is also currently working with the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department on design details for street connections to County Road 41.  The next site

items to be worked on include the installation of utilities, drainage facilities and the boxing-out of the new streets within the Phase 1 portion of the site.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 70 will be ranch style (or single story) and 72 will be two-story.   The applicant would like to start obtaining building permits this fall.

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The Town and the Town Engineers are also working with the developer to finalize the plans for the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor.  You may have noticed the ongoing work along the west side of State Route 332, north of County Road 41 and across Perez Drive.  This is where the new sewer connector line is being installed.

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

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues their construction of a one story, 18,150 square foot building and related site improvements on property located along the east side of State Route 332 and the present American Equipment Building on Collett Road.   American Equipment is looking forward to opening their new building this summer once site landscaping has been installed.

  1. Hathaway Drive Dentist’s Office.  Site construction continues for a new dentist office, Dr. DiMartino, DDS, which is located along the east side of Hathaway Drive, north of the Perez Drive and south of the Farmington on The Creek Apartment Project.  The dentist is looking to opening his practice this summer.

22. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive – “Auburn Junction.”   Final site work continues for phase 1 of this Project which includes the removal of the top soil stockpile, grading and seeding of the area between the mini-storage units and State Route 332. Certificates of Occupancy have been issued for the mini-storage facilities and for the two story climate control building.   Phase 2 of the Project will involve the construction of additional mini-storage units to be located west of and behind the existing mini-storage units.  Once tenants have been determined for a small commercial plaza and the two out-parcels (one of which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant) construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  A preconstruction meeting was held earlier this year for site clearance of the area for building a new hotel/motel structure and the renovation of the remaining hotel/motel building.  Work involving site clean-up has been completed.  Final approval has been received from the State Department of Transportation for work within their right-of-way.  The Town has issued a Building Permit for the project and construction of the new hotel/motel building will begin shortly. The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.  DGA Builders have been hired to perform the work on this project. 

24. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code                                which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing                process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access road with the Town, named Empire Drive, which will become a paved dedicated Town Highway.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, protects active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent roadway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently bidding is underway for the construction of the pumping station and related site improvements.    It is anticipated that this construction will   commence in early December of this year and continue into 2020.  The best way to view the       site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway, between exits 45 and 44.

26. 1600 Rochester Road Project.  The Town Planning Board will be preparing a report and                recommendation to the Town Board for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a    total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential            Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332,          basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center on three sides.  It involves mixed       retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.               The Town Planning Board report and recommendation to the Town Board will include         recommendations contained in the recent amendments to the Town of Farmington Public           Sewer Service Master Plan.    

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site is currently underway.  As portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Maddie’s Power Sports Project.  Work continues on the proposed 6,000 square foot building expansion and related site improvements at the former O’Neil’s Power Sports site, located at 6200 State Route 96.  The building addition and related site improvements are expected to be completed this summer.

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  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town, later this fall, will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board to guide the revisions to the existing document.  Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.  

  1. Ponds Edge Venue – Outdoor Special Events.  The owner of property located at 6165 Brownsville Road has received approval with conditions for a Temporary Use Permit, from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The Permit is to operate an outdoor special events venue for wedding ceremonies, small corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers.  The proposed events would operate March 1st through November 1st each year.   The concepts for this new use were discussed by the Planning Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and a referral for the Temporary Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approvals was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  Following the decision upon the Temporary Use Permit, the Planning Board will be conducting a public meeting for Preliminary Site Plan approval later in September, or October.

Memorandum

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

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

DATE:      August 27, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (4)

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Project, Partial Release (Release #1), Earthwork.  A resolution accepting a resolution from the Planning Board authorizing a partial release of funds in the total amount of $787,080.53 for earthwork completed, inspected and accepted for the Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project, southwest corner of State Route 332 and County Road 41.

  1. Byrne Dairy Site Plan Improvements, Establish Surety. A resolution accepting surety, in the form of a letter of credit, in the total amount of $242,622.00, for site improvements authorized by the Planning Board as part of Final Site Plan approval.  The project is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning Project, Section 1, partial release (Release #10) from the Letter of Credit. A resolution accepting a recommendation from the Planning Board for authorizing a partial release of funds from the Letter of Credit, in the total amount of $32,563.02, for site improvements to be dedicated to the Town of Farmington.  The project is located west of Hook Road, opposite King Hill Drive.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9, partial release (Release #2) from the Letter of Credit.  A resolution accepting a recommendation from the Planning Board for authorizing a partial release of funds from the Letter of Credit, in the total amount of $241,741.00, for site improvements to be dedicated to the Town of Farmington located along Ackerman Way and Omega Drive in the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar Project.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 continued the three (3) public hearings upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a

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35-acre commercial solar farm upon lands located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills

Road.  The Planning Board completed its’ review of the environmental record and made a Determination of Non-Significance, thereby enabling the pending applications before the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals to proceed through the application process. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals, at their meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019 reconvened the public hearings upon four (4) requested area variances.  The Board made a determination that overturned a previous interpretation made by a former Code Enforcement Officer and denied without prejudice the four pending area variances.   The applicant, Delaware River Solar will now need to make new applications for area variances based upon the Board’s determination of what is the correct minimum setback dimensions from proposed property lines for the project.  Based upon discussion at last night’s meeting, Delaware River Solar intends to submit new applications for review by the Zoning Board of Appeals for their meeting on September 23, 2019.  The Planning Board will be continuing their public hearings, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 upon three (3) requested applications.  These public hearings will be continued to Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  One of the three hearing being continued is upon the request for a Preliminary Subdivision Plat; a second hearing is being held upon a request for a Special Use Permit; and a third hearing is being held upon a request for Preliminary Site Plan Approval.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   A new branch office of the Lyons National Bank is now one step closer to becoming reality with the Planning Board granting Preliminary Site Plan approval at their meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  The proposed branch bank is proposed on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 332 and County Road 41.  The new full service bank will use a portion of the site where the historic Hathaway Farm House is located. The bank intends to keep the original historic farm house (approximately 1259 square feet in area) and is proposing approximately a 3,496 building addition to the rear portion of the building along with a 916 square foot second story addition over the branch bank.  There will be two (2) drive-up teller windows along with a drive-up ATM/night deposit lane.   All vehicular access will be from Hathaway Drive.   The Planning Board is anticipating receiving Final Site Plan application for their Wednesday, September 4th meeting.  If this application is not ready to be acted upon that evening the next opportunity will be the Planning Board meeting on September 18th.

  1. Farmington Market Center.  The Town Board, at their meeting on July 9, 2019 provided the applicant a list of amenities to be requested of the applicant for this proposed incentive rezoning project.  Since that meeting, Town staff continue meeting with the applicant and his engineer to finalize the requested zoning incentives; and to identify the site amenities the Town will be seeking in return.  The applicant is proposing a total of six (6) out-parcels to be developed in two phases.  Phase One includes a total of four (4) out-parcels to be occupied by a new Mavis Tire store; a new branch office of Canandaigua National Bank; a Tops Gasoline self-service

station; and the fourth parcel to be developed as some type of commercial use, perhaps a restaurant.    Phase Two includes another free-standing building showing a drive-up window and a two story professional office building.  No date has been scheduled for formal action to adopt the incentive zoning local law.

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  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has commenced site work for the construction of a 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 former Auto Solutions Building and the yellow single-family dwelling have both been torn down and debris is being removed from the site.  Construction of the new Byrne Dairy Building and related site improvements is scheduled to commence next week with a grand opening date scheduled for November 15, 2019. 

As part of this project’s approval, a new “main street scape design” is being introduced which will run across the frontage of the Byrne Dairy site, as well as the adjacent  Farmington Market Center Project site and other sites on both the north and south sides of Route 96 up to the intersection of Hook Road and Beaver Creek Road.  The new “main street scape design” includes lawns, landscaping, street trees and benches for pedestrians.  The purpose of the design is to contribute to the Main Street concept for this the Hamlet of Farmington area of State Route 96.  The Planning Board will be receiving a draft of this design plan at their meeting on Wednesday, September 4th and then acting upon said document at some point.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 1 construction of this 112-unit apartment project, located on land south of Quentonshire Drive, between County Road 41 and the Farmbrook Neighborhood, is now complete and units are being occupied.  A total of 64 apartment units are included in phase 1 of this project along with the Project’s Community Center.   Phase 2 of this project, which consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units) was expected to start construction later this summer, however, word has been received that state funding for this project has not yet been approved.   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 has decided to proceed with completing phases 1 & 2 of this 40 acre project as one single phase.   Detailed design drawings and specifications for bidding the site work is underway and a contract is expected to be awarded this fall for work to begin.   In the meantime, water & sewer lines will be installed this year by Town Water & Sewer Department employees, as time permits.  Survey will be completed in the next two to three weeks for the alignment of these two utilities.

The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site     access from Amber Drive and Clovertail Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of         earthen berms with partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance    building with restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3– 6 and 7 -11, two soccer     fields and a multi-purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball        courts, basketball court and a second soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the       adjacent walking trails.          

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., are preparing specifications for formal bidding of improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible

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standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In addition to

the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.   The Town received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed this year, as the result of funding assistance obtained from State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.     

                                                           

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has been notified by the project inspector from Fisher Associates, that the Contractor has, as of July 31, 2019 stopped working and has failed to provide details, by the August 8th deadline identifying when the Project will be completed.  The Town Board, at their August 13th meeting declared the Contractor in default.  Both the Contractor and the Bonding Company for the Project, have been notified of this declared status.  The next steps involve the Bonding Company soliciting a contractor to have the work completed using the funds remaining in the original contract agreement.  In the meantime, a portion of this 3 mile long segment of the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion between Ivory Drive and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road, will continue to be closed for public use until work has been completed and accepted. 

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now underway.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base, gutters and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks.

This portion of Town Line Road, between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, was closed to traffic on July 15th.   The contractor will begin work to remove the old Beaver Creek culvert and is preparing to install a new culvert which is programmed to be completed in late September/early October.  This portion of the Town Line Road is anticipated to remain closed from July 15th through October 31, 2019.  With the paving of the binder base for the new road, it is intended that a small portion will be opened by the end of this week between Spartan Drive and Estate Drive.

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

This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.  The towns of Canandaigua and Farmington continue work on obtaining easements from property owners located along this portion of the highway.  

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

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  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 been meeting with a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua confirming the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road across this property.  Last week, word was received that the land owner has agreed-to the road right-of-way and has granted easements for the construction of the water transmission main.  In addition, a portion of this land will be used for the continuation of the Auburn Trail Extension Project into and through the Town of Canandaigua, where it will eventually connect to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  Now the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignment around a large

        wetland area.   Currently the Town is also working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to be used in consideration of funding assistance.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  Earthwork has commenced withing Section 2 of the Project for the construction of an additional 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  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 Builders.  At present there are 24 townhouse dwellings that are occupied and another 2 units under construction.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S and 6 N.  Construction continues within these two sections of the overall subdivision tract.  Section 6S involves a total of six (6) lots to be located along Ackerman Way with access from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and Opal Drive.   All six (6) of these new lots located within the Section 6S area now are either under construction, or are being occupied.   Two of these units serve as the sales office for Ryan Homes and will continue to be used for sales during the remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Project.      

Section 6N involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  The thirty-first (31st) basement has been dug in this section and forms placed for the pouring of concrete walls.  The base course paving of the remainder of Amber Drive, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive, the installation of public water lines and public sewer lines is now complete.  The Town Board accepted dedication for the streets located in this section at their meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 to enable the issuing of the Cs of O.  There remains the installation of concrete sidewalk between Lots # 652 and #653 located on Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site behind these homes.

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  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements (e.g. road base, drainage, water lines, sewer, sidewalks, etc.) have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega

Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.   

Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  There will be two additional sidewalk connections between the sidewalk along the east side of Ackerman Way and the above mentioned section of the Auburn Trail Project.  A total of twenty (20) lots have started construction and four (4) of these are now occupied within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.  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 preconstruction meeting will be scheduled with construction to commence later this summer.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Construction work continues within the Section 1 portion of the overall site.  A total of twelve (12) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been constructed at this time. A basement is being dug for an additional two-unit townhouse to be located in this Section.  One of the first two units constructed is the model sales office for the project. 

This section of the project consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots along both sides of a proposed east-west street, to be called Redfield Grove.  Redfield Grove is located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor has installed concrete

        gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder course of black top for the first section                of Redfield Drive.  The existing large yellow house located at the corner of Redfield Drive and               Hook Road is also a part of Section 1 and has been renovated.   This dwelling is to be leased to a              single-family.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Final Subdivision/Site Plan drawings for this new section have been approved , by the Planning Board, with conditions at their meeting on January 2, 2019.  A Letter of Credit has been accepted by the Town Board, at their August 13th meeting for approved site improvements within Section 2.   Section 2 involves the construction of an additional 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.   Once the Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled.    Site work is scheduled to commence this fall.

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  1. County Road 41 Rezoning (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work is ongoing for this project.  A construction entrance road has been completed along State Route 332.  This entrance road location will become a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The recent removal of the large trees located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 is also complete.  This portion of the site will become a large storm water control facility along with intersection improvements at this location.  The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332 is also planned; and there will be a new signal timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details are currently being worked out between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer is also currently working with the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department on design details for street connections to County Road 41.  The next site

items to be worked on include the installation of utilities, drainage facilities and the boxing-out of the new streets.

The Planning Board, earlier this year took action to approve the detailed Final Subdivision Plat and Final Site Plan drawings for Phase 1 of this Project.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 70 will be ranch style (or single story) and 72 will be two-story.   The applicant would like to start obtaining building permits this fall.

The Town and the Town Engineers are also working with the developer to finalize the plans for the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor.  You may have noticed the ongoing work along the west side of State Route 332, north of County Road 41 and across Perez Drive.  This is where the new sewer connector line is being installed.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are fourteen (14) single-family dwellings under construction in this section.  The developer intends to install all of the concrete sidewalks to be located in this section, at this time.  There are a total of 43 lots to be located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.   In addition, the contractor is working on completing the nature trail within phases 1, 3 and 4 of this project which will then be turned over to the Town for ongoing maintenance.

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues their construction of a one story, 18,150 square foot building and related site improvements on property located along the east side of State Route 332 and the present American Equipment Building on Collett Road.   American Equipment is looking forward to opening their new building this summer once site landscaping has been installed.

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  1. Hathaway Drive Dentist’s Office.  Site construction continues for a new dentist office, Dr. DiMartino, DDS, which is located along the east side of Hathaway Drive, north of the Perez Drive and south of the Farmington on The Creek Apartment Project.  The dentist is looking to opening his practice this summer.

22. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive – “Auburn Junction.”   Final site work continues for phase 1 of this Project which includes the removal of the top soil stockpile, grading and seeding of the area between the mini-storage units and State Route 332. Certificates of Occupancy have been issued for the mini-storage facilities and for the two story climate control building.   Phase 2 of the Project will involve the construction of additional mini-storage units to be located west of and behind the existing mini-storage units.  Once tenants have been determined for a small commercial plaza and the two out-parcels (one of which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant) construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  A preconstruction meeting was held earlier this year for site clearance of the area for building a new hotel/motel structure and the renovation of the remaining hotel/motel building.  Work involving site clean-up has been completed.  Final approval has been received from the State Department of Transportation for work within their right-of-way.  The Town has issued a Building Permit for the project and construction of the new hotel/motel building will begin shortly. The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.  DGA Builders have been hired to perform the work on this project. 

24. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code                                which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing                process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

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

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access road with the Town, named Empire Drive, which will become a paved dedicated Town Highway.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, protects active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town has reached agreement with the applicant to provide a permanent roadway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road, near the railroad crossing, to the rear portion of the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

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        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently bidding is underway for the construction of the pumping station and related site improvements.    It is anticipated that this construction will   commence in early December of this year and continue into 2020.  The best way to view the       site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway, between exits 45 and 44.

26. 1600 Rochester Road Project.  The Town Planning Board will be preparing a report and                recommendation to the Town Board for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a    total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential            Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332,          basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center on three sides.  It involves mixed       retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.               The Town Planning Board report and recommendation to the Town Board will include         recommendations contained in the recent amendments to the Town of Farmington Public           Sewer Service Master Plan.    

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site is currently underway.  As portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Maddie’s Power Sports Project.  Work continues on the proposed 6,000 square foot building expansion and related site improvements at the former O’Neil’s Power Sports site, located at 6200 State Route 96.  The building addition and related site improvements are expected to be completed this summer.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town, later this fall, will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board to guide the revisions to the existing document.  Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.  

  1. Farmbrook Subdivision, Section 7 B.  Town Staff met earlier this year with the landowner of the previously filed 25 lots that are located within this last remaining section of the Farmbrook Planned Development Project, to discuss the needs for further design changes that will need to be made in this section in order for compliance with the State of New York’s Stormwater Management Program.  Until those changes have been made to the Final Plat Maps, approved by the Planning Board and then filed with the County Clerk’s Office, no Building Permits will be issued for any of the existing lots in this final section of the Farmbrook Planned Development Project,.  

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  1. Ontario Mall Antiques – Farm Stand.  The owner of the Ontario Mall Antiques located along the west side of State Route 332, south of Mountain Ash Drive has received a Temporary Use Permit with conditions from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals for the operation  of a farm stand to be located in the parking lot at said facility.  In addition, the Planning Board at their meeting on August 21, 2019 granted approvals for the farm stand to operate, on Saturdays and Sundays,  on a portion of this site’s parking lot.    

  1. Ponds Edge Venue – Outdoor Special Events.  The owner of property located at 6165 Brownsville Road has received approval with conditions for a Temporary Use Permit, from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The Permit is to operate an outdoor special events venue for wedding ceremonies, small corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers.  The proposed events would operate March 1st through November 1st each year.   The concepts for this new use were discussed by the Planning Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and a referral for the Temporary Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approvals was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  Following the decision upon the Temporary Use Permit, the Planning Board will be conducting a public meeting for Preliminary Site Plan approval later in September, or October.

Memorandum

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

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

DATE:      August 13, 2019

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations for Town Board Meeting on                                    Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

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

Town Board Resolutions (4)

  1. Redfield Grove, Incentive Zoning Project, Phase 2, Establish Surety.  A resolution accepting a proposed letter of credit for site improvements to be dedicated to the Town, in the total amount of $1,021,054.44.  Phase 2 involves the continuation of Redfield Drive connecting to a redesigned intersection of Redfield Drive with Commercial Drive.

  1. Monarch Manor, Incentive Zoning Project, Section 2, Establish Surety for Earthwork. A resolution accepting surety, in the total amount of $15,950.00, for earthwork only within the Section 2 portion of the project located at the northeast corner of the intersection of New Michigan Road and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.

  1. Auburn Meadows, Incentive Zoning Project, Section 9, Maintenance Bond. A resolution accepting a two year maintenance bond, in the total amount of $85,956.35, for site improvements to be dedicated to the Town of Farmington that are located within Section 9 of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Recall Town Board Resolution Approving with Conditions a zoning amenity and adding two amenity conditions of approval.  A resolution amending the number of curb cuts to be provided for six new single-family lots located in the north west corner of the Hathaway’s Corner Incentive Zoning Project, from two points of access to four points of access; requiring the filing of easements for a future sidewalk; and constructing said sidewalk as an approved site amenity.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Delaware River Solar Project.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 continued the three (3) public hearings upon applications for a special use permit, preliminary site plan approval and preliminary subdivision plat approval, to construct a

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35-acre commercial solar farm upon lands located south of Fox Road and west of Yellow Mills

Road.  The Planning Board completed its’ review of the environmental record and made a Determination of Non-Significance, thereby enabling the pending applications before the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals to proceed through the application process. 

The next step in the application process will involve the Zoning Board of Appeals, at their meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019 reconvening the public hearings upon four (4) requested area variances.  Depending upon the outcome of that meeting, the Planning Board will be continuing their public hearings, at their meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 upon three (3) requested applications.  One hearing is being held upon the request for a Preliminary Subdivision Plat; a second hearing is being held upon a request for a Special Use Permit; and a third hearing is being held upon a request for Preliminary Site Plan Approval.

  1. Lyons National Bank.   A new branch office of the Lyons National Bank is being proposed on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 332 and County Road 41.  The new full service bank will use a portion of the site where the historic Hathaway Farm House is located. The bank intends to keep the original historic farm house (approximately 1259 square feet in area) and is proposing approximately a 3,496 building addition to the rear portion of the building along with a 916 square foot second story addition over the branch bank.  There will be two (2) drive-up teller windows along with a drive-up ATM/night deposit lane.   All vehicular access will be from Hathaway Drive. 

The Town Zoning Board of Appeals approved an application for area variances at their July 22, 2019 meeting.  A referral has now been sent to Ontario County Planning Board for their consideration of the Preliminary Site Plan for this project.  This matter will be addressed at their August 14th meeting.  Following the County’s meeting, the Town Planning Board will be receiving the application for Preliminary Site Plan Approval on Wednesday, August 21st. 

  1. Farmington Market Center.  The Town Board, at their meeting on July 9, 2019 provided the applicant a list of amenities to be requested of the applicant for this proposed incentive rezoning project.  Since that meeting, Town staff continue meeting with the applicant and his engineer to finalize the requested zoning incentives; and to identify the site amenities the Town will be seeking in return.  The applicant is proposing a total of six (6) out-parcels to be developed in two phases.  Phase One includes a total of four (4) out-parcels to be occupied by a new Mavis Tire store; a new branch office of Canandaigua National Bank; a Tops Gasoline self-service

station; and the fourth parcel to be developed as some type of commercial use, perhaps a restaurant.    Phase Two includes another free-standing building showing a drive-up window and a two story professional office building.  No date has been scheduled for formal action to adopt the incentive zoning local law.

     

  1. Byrne Dairy Retail Store and Fueling Facility Project.  Byrne Dairy has received Final Site Plan approval from the Town Planning Board, on Wednesday, July 17th for the construction of a 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.   As part of this project’s approval, a new “main street scape design” is being introduced which will run across the frontage of the Byrne Dairy site, as well as the adjacent

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Farmington Market Center Project site and other sites up to the intersection of State Route 332.  The new “main street scape design” includes lawns, landscaping, street trees and some benches for pedestrians.  The purpose of the design is to contribute to the Main Street concept for this the Hamlet of Farmington area of State Route 96.

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project.  Phase 1 construction of this 112-unit apartment project, located on land south of Quentonshire Drive, between County Road 41 and the Farmbrook Neighborhood, is now complete and units are being occupied.  A total of 64 apartment units are included in phase 1 of this project along with the Project’s Community Center.   Phase 2 of this project, which consists of a total of 48 apartment units (comprised of 8 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units) was expected to start construction later this summer, however, word has been received that state funding for this project has not yet been approved.   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 has decided to proceed with completing phases 1 & 2 of this project as one single phase.   Detailed design drawings and specifications for bidding the site work is underway and a contract is expected to be awarded this fall for work to begin.   In the meantime, water & sewer lines will be installed this year by Town Water & Sewer Department employees, as time permits.  Survey is underway for the alignment of these two utilities.

The Beaver Creek Park Master Plan calls for the installation of water lines, sewer lines, site     access from Amber Drive, two parking lots, site lighting, construction of earthen berms with                partial landscaping along the park’s perimeter, a combination maintenance building with        restrooms, two playgrounds for children in age groups 3              – 6 and 7 -11, a soccer field and a multi- purpose field, construction of tennis courts/pickle ball   courts, basketball court and a second      soccer field, access from Clovertrail Drive, parking lot, and connection to the adjacent walking    trails.              

  1. Restroom Improvements at Town Parks.  The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., are preparing specifications for formal bidding of improvements that are to be made to the public restrooms in both the Town Park (on County Road 8) and the Pumpkin Hook Park (on Allen Padgham Road).  These restroom improvements are being designed to meet handicap accessible standards that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In addition to the restroom improvements, the grant will also enable portions of new sidewalks and ramps to be installed for each of these facilities.   The Town received a grant, from the State of New York, to enable these projects to be completed this year, as the result of funding assistance obtained from State Senator Pamela Helming’s Office in Albany.     

                                                           

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The Town has been notified by the project inspector from Fisher Associates, that the Contractor has, as of July 31, 2019 stopped working and has failed to provide details, by the August 8th deadline identifying when the Project will be completed.  The Town now will be contacting the Bonding Company for the Project, asking them to have the work completed using the funds remaining in the original contract agreement.  In the meantime, portions of this 3 mile long segment of the Auburn Trail will continue to be closed for public use. 

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  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   The first phase of this highway’s capital improvement project, the section between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, is now underway.  It includes installation of a new culvert crossing for Beaver Creek, a new water main, curbing, road base and the widening of the shoulders for the future installation of sidewalks.

This portion of Town Line Road, between Estate Drive and New Michigan Road, was closed to traffic on July 15th.   The contractor has begun work to remove the Beaver Creek culvert and install a new culvert which is programmed to be completed in late September/October.  This portion of the Town Line Road is anticipated to remain closed from July 15th through October 31, 2019.

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

This entire project will be completed in phases that extend into 2022.  The towns of Canandaigua and Farmington continue work on obtaining easements from property owners located along this portion of the highway.  

Phase 2 of this highway improvement project involves the installation of a new water main to be constructed in early 2020, between Route 332 and Estate Drive.  Phase 3 involves the highway improvements during 2020, for the section of Town Line Road between Estate Drive and Spartan Drive/Ackerman Way.  Phase 4, to be completed in 2021, involves the highway improvements between Spartan Drive/Ackerman Way and Stablegate Drive.   Phase 5, to be completed in 2022, involves the remaining section between Stablegate Drive and the right-of-way for State Route 332.   

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

       water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at                                    the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

       The Town Engineers, MRB Group, D.P.C., and Canandaigua Town Officials continue to meet with a property owner in the Town of Canandaigua confirming the water line alignment along with an alignment for the construction of a new town road; and land necessary for the continuation of the Auburn Trail into and through the Town of Canandaigua connecting to the Ontario Pathways Trail located in the City of Canandaigua.  Once the alignments for these improvements have

        been determined, then the Town Engineers will have their wetland biologist continue the wetlands delineation to resolve the future town road and water main alignment around a large

        wetland area.  The next step involves the preparation of the draft easement map and description for the road, trail and transmission main.   Currently the Town is also working with the Town Engineers and the Town Fiscal Advisor on the potential financial impacts of the project and the submission of important documents requested by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.

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  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday evening, July 17th, granted Final Subdivision Plat and Final Site Plan approvals upon 48 two-unit single-family structures that are to be located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  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 Builders. 

At present there are 24 townhouse dwellings that are occupied and another 2 units under construction.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 6 S and 6 N.  Construction continues within these two sections of the overall subdivision tract.  Section 6S involves a total of six (6) lots to be located along Ackerman Way with access from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road and Opal Drive.   All six (6) of these new lots located within the Section 6S area now are either under construction, or are being occupied.   Two of these units serve as the sales office for Ryan Homes and will continue to be used for sales during the remaining sections of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Project.      

Section 6N involves a total of fifty-four (54) lots along Amber Drive, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  The twenty-ninth (29th) basement has been dug in this section and forms placed for the pouring of concrete walls.  The base course paving of the remainder of Amber Drive, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive, the installation of public water lines and public sewer lines is now complete.  The Town Board accepted dedication for the streets located in this section at their meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 to enable the issuing of the Cs of O.  There remains the installation of concrete sidewalk between Lots # 652 and #653, between Ivory Drive and the Beaver Creek Parkland site.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 9.  Site improvements (e.g. road base, drainage, water lines, sewer, sidewalks, etc.) have been installed within this section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, located north of Section 6S which is located off from the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  The project involves the construction of Omega

Drive between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way.   

Along the east side of Ackerman Way, the new lots will back-up to portions of the dedicated Beaver Creek Parkland and the Auburn Trail Connector Project, the portion located between Ivory Drive Crossing and the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road.  There will be two additional sidewalk connections between the sidewalk along the east side of Ackerman Way and the above mentioned section of the Auburn Trail Project.  A total of twenty (20) lots have started construction and four (4) of these are now occupied within this Section of the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract.

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   Section 7S involves a total of 25 lots to be located along the easterly extension of Marion Way, between Spartan Drive and Ackerman Way; and the connection of Jasper Drive, between Ackerman Way and Marion Way.  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 preconstruction meeting will be scheduled with construction to commence later this summer.

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16.  Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 1.  Construction work continues within the Section 1     portion of the overall site.  A total of twelve (12) two-unit townhouse dwellings have been               constructed at this time.  One of the first two units constructed is the model sales office for the                project.  In addition, four more units have been sold and will soon be under construction.  This      section of the project consists of 41 single-family townhouse dwelling units to be located on lots    along both sides of a proposed east-west street, to be called Redfield Grove.  Redfield Grove is         located west of Hook Road and opposite King Hill Drive.   The contractor has installed concrete   

        gutters, sidewalks, street lights and has paved the binder course of black top for the first section                of Redfield Drive.  The existing large yellow house located at the corner of Redfield Drive and               Hook Road is also a part of Section 1 and is being renovated.   This dwelling is to be leased to a              single-family.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2.  Final Subdivision/Site Plan drawings for this new section have been approved , by the Planning Board, with conditions at their meeting on January 2, 2019.  Section 2 involves the construction of 35 single story two-unit townhouse dwellings, the redesign of the intersection of Redfield Drive and Commercial Drive intersection, and the redesign of the intersection of Commercial Drive with State Route 96.  The Town Board, at their meeting on Tuesday, August 13th, will be accepting a Letter of Credit for site improvements within this section.  Once the Letter of Credit has been filed with the Town Clerk, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled.    Site work is scheduled to commence this fall.

  1. County Road 41 Rezoning (Hathaway’s Corners).   Site earth work is ongoing for this project.  A construction entrance road has been completed along State Route 332.  This entrance road location will become a future signalized intersection along State Route 332.  The recent removal of the large trees located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 is also complete.  This portion of the site will become a large storm water control facility along with intersection improvements at this location.  The improvements to Route 332 include construction of a south bound right-turn lane; a south bound right turn lane from County Road 41 onto State Route 332 is also planned; and new signal timing for left turn movements from County Road 41 to State Route 332 (north bound).

Details are currently being worked out between the applicant’s engineer and the Town Water & Sewer Department for relocating utilities outside of the area to be expanded for a right turn lane for east bound traffic on County Road 41 onto the southbound travel lane for State Route 332.   The developer is also currently working with the Ontario County Department of Public Works Department on design details for street connections to County Road 41.  The next site

items to be worked on include the installation of utilities, drainage facilities and the boxing-out of the new streets.

The Planning Board, earlier this year took action to approve the detailed Final Subdivision Plat and Final Site Plan drawings for Phase 1 of this Project.  Phase 1 will consist of 42 single family detached lots and 151 single-family residential townhouse dwelling units, of which 70 will be ranch style (or single story) and 72 will be two-story.   The applicant would like to start obtaining building permits this fall.

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The Town and the Town Engineers are also working with the developer to finalize the plans for the off-site sanitary sewer line improvements needed to accommodate this development, as well as future developments that may be planned for lands south of Hathaway’s Corners along the Route 332 Corridor.

  1. Hickory Rise Subdivision Tract, Section 4.  There are twelve (12) single-family dwellings under construction in this section.  The developer intends to install all of the concrete sidewalks to be located in this section, at this time.  There are a total of 43 lots to be located within Section 4, which will involve the extension of Tweed Trail to the east from Harlowe Lane.   

  1. American Equipment Maintenance Building.  American Properties of Western New York, LLC, continues their construction of a one story, 18,150 square foot building and related site improvements on property located along the east side of State Route 332 and the present American Equipment Building on Collett Road.   American Equipment is looking forward to opening their new building this summer once site landscaping has been installed.

  1. Hathaway Drive Dentist’s Office.  Site construction continues for a new dentist office located along the east side of Hathaway Drive, north of the Perez Drive and south of the Farmington on The Creek Apartment Project.  The dentist is looking to opening his practice this summer.

22. Cerone Incentive Zoning Project – State Route 332 Opposite Farmbrook Drive – “Auburn Junction.”   Final site work continues for phase 1 of this Project which includes the removal of the top soil stockpile, grading and seeding of the area between the mini-storage units and State Route 332. Certificates of Occupancy have been issued for the mini-storage facilities and for the two story climate control building.   Phase 2 of the Project will involve the construction of mini-storage units to be located west of the existing mini-storage units.  Once tenants have been determined for a small commercial plaza and the two out-parcels (one of which is identified as a potential fast food drive-through restaurant) construction of these buildings will take place as part of phase 3.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  A preconstruction meeting was held earlier this year for site clearance of the area for building a new hotel/motel structure and the renovation of the remaining hotel/motel building.  Work involving site clean-up has been completed.  Final approval has just been received from the State Department of Transportation.  The Town has issued a Building Permit for the project and construction of the new hotel/motel building will begin shortly. The site is located behind the Park Place Restaurant along the south side of New York State Route 96.  DGA Builders have been hired to perform the work on this project. 

24. Town Code Update.  Staff continue work on updating the various chapters of the Town Code                                which involve editing of the existing code and proposing amendments thereto.  This ongoing                process will continue this fall with an advisory committee that has been established.

  1. Empire Pipeline Project.  Site work has commenced for the construction of a 32,000-horsepower electric motor compressor station and related site equipment and buildings to be located upon land located south of I-90 (New York State Thruway), east of Hook Road and north of the Town of Farmington Highway Complex.  In anticipation of this pumping station electric substation/transmission upgrades, located on the adjacent RG&E substation, have now been installed.                                                           (7)

Other components of this natural gas pumping station project will include a shared access road with the Town, named Empire Drive, which will become a paved dedicated Town Highway.  The decision to make this a dedicated highway, instead of having a separate driveway to the pumping station, protects active farmland and promotes the Town’s policies for Farmland Preservation as provided within its’ adopted Farmland Protection Plan.  This shared access road will also provide access improvements to the Town’s Salt Storage facilities and highway aggregate materials storage area.  The Town continues to work with the applicant to find a solution for a permanent roadway easement to allow the Town of Farmington to construct a second point of access, a non-dedicated driveway from Collett Road near the railroad crossing to the Town Highway Campus property located on Hook Road. 

        The National Fuel Gas Project Manager has begun monthly progress meetings with the Town     Project Review Committee keeping everyone informed of the current status of this massive          project.  The Town has been informed that there have already been two (2) Federal Energy          Resources Commission (FERC) inspections of the site work, as provided for under the National   Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).    Currently bidding is underway for the construction of the pumping station and related site improvements.    It is anticipated that this construction will   commence in early December of this year and continue into 2020.  The best way to view the       site’s progress is while traveling east along the Thruway, between exits 45 and 44.

26. 1600 Rochester Road Project.  The Town Planning Board will be preparing a report and                recommendation to the Town Board for the rezoning of four (4) parcels of land, containing a    total of 85.6 acres, from NB Neighborhood Business, GB General Business and RMF Residential            Multi-Family to IZ Incentive Zoning.  The project, located along the west side of State Route 332,          basically surrounds the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center on three sides.  It involves mixed       retail uses, a small plaza, apartments, townhouses and an assisted living memory care facility.               The Town Planning Board report and recommendation to the Town Board will include         recommendations contained in the recent amendments to the Town of Farmington Public           Sewer Service Master Plan.    

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.   Site clearing and stabilization located in the rear (northern) portion of the site is currently underway.  As portions of this area become complete, then the RV units located along the north side of the Route 96 frontage are being relocated to the cleared area.  Next spring, work will commence on the new sales and service building fronting along the north side of State Route 96. 

  1. Maddie’s Power Sports Project.  Work continues on the proposed 6,000 square foot building expansion and related site improvements at the former O’Neil’s Power Sports site, located at 6200 State Route 96.  The building addition and related site improvements are expected to be completed this summer.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.  The Town, later this summer, will commence the update process to the 2011 Edition of the adopted Town of Farmington Comprehensive Plan.    A Committee will be established by the Town Board to guide the revisions to the existing document.  Following the Committee’s work there will be public hearings, in early 2020, on the proposed changes, along with a referral to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review and recommendation under the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law.  

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  1. Farmbrook Subdivision, Section 7 B.  Town Staff met with the landowner of the previously filed 25 lots located in this last remaining section of the Farmbrook Planned Development Project, to discuss the needs for further design changes that will need to be made in this section in order for compliance with the State of New York’s Stormwater Management Program.  Until those changes have been made to the Final Plat Maps, approved by the Planning Board and then filed with the County Clerk’s Office, no Building Permits will be issued for any of the existing lots in this final section of the Farmbrook Planned Development Project,.  

  1. Community Farmers Market.  The opening day of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce’s Farmers Market, Friday, July 5th, was rained out.   The first day of operation of the Market was on Friday, July 12th.  Then on Friday, July 19th, the Market was canceled due to the high heat and humidity.  Hopefully, this event will be open the Friday, July 26th, commencing at 3:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. on a portion of land located at 1560 State Route 332 (Farmington Country Plaza).  The Farmington Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring up to 15 vendors, once a week (Friday afternoons between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), ending the last Friday in September. 

  1. Ontario Antiques Mall – Farm Stand.  The owner of the Ontario Antiques Mall located along the west side of State Route 332 has received from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals a Temporary Use Permit with conditions for the operation  of a farm stand to be located in the parking lot at said facility.  The Planning Board at their meeting on August 21, 2019 will be reviewing an application for Preliminary Site Plan approval. 

  1. Ponds Edge Venue – Outdoor Special Events.  The owner of property located at 6165 Brownsville Road has received approval with conditions for a Temporary Use Permit, from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.  The Permit is to operate an outdoor special events venue for wedding ceremonies, small corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers.  The proposed events would operate March 1st through November 1st each year.   The concepts for this new use were discussed by the Planning Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and a referral for the Temporary Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approvals was reviewed by the Ontario County Planning Board at their meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  Following the decision upon the Temporary Use Permit, the Planning Board will be conducting a public meeting for Preliminary Site Plan approval later in August, or in September.
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