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News from the Farmland and Open Space Committee

March 15, 2011 — Parma Town Board established a capital reserve fund to fund the acquisition of land or an interest in land designed to preserve farmland or open space within the Town. Initial funding was set at $15,000. See the Town Board March 15th meeting minutes for more information.

January 11, 2011 — Parma Town Board reappoints the following Parma Farmland and Open Space Preservation Committee members with varying lengths terms: Scott Copey, Marilyn DeMeyer, Pat Buskey, Tim Harner, Tim Thomas and Don Green.

December 17, 2010 — Town of Parma and the Genesee Land Trust finalized the process to preserve the 114 acre Martin farm on the North East corner of Hilton-Parma Corners Rd. and Burritt Rd. See Press Release for more information

June 2, 2010 — The Martin family farm permissive referendum vote was held. The referendum passed with a 3 to 1 margin in favor of forever preserving the Martin property as farmland.

April 6, 2010 — Town set a date of June 2, 2010 for the permissive referendum vote regarding the Martin Farm. See town board meeting minutes for more information

March 2, 2010 — Town of Parma conducted a second public hearing regarding the purchase of conservation easement rights for the Martin Farm. The Town Board voted to authorize the Town to enter into a sale agreement for the purchase of the development rights for the Martin Farm and to place a conservation easement on the property (subject to permissive referendum) restricting all future development. See town board meeting minutes for more information

December 1, 2009 — Town of Parma conducted a public hearing regarding the purchase of conservation easement rights for the Martin Farm. The Town Board voted to authorize the Town to enter into a sale agreement for the purchase of the development rights for the Martin Farm and to place a conservation easement on the property restricting all future development. See town board meeting minutes for more information

August 21, 2009 — Town board announces NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets has adopted and accepted the Town of Parma Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. The Commissioner commended the Town Board and the Farmland and Open Space Protection Committee for their initiative and efforts in developing the plan.

May 19, 2009 — Marilyn DeMeyer appointed as the Town of Parma representative to the Monroe County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board.

April 7, 2009 — Public hearing continued. The town board approved the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. All Farmland and Open Space Committee members reappointed for the purpose of implementation of the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. See town board meeting minutes for more information

March 3, 2009 — Public hearing continued.

February 3, 2009 — Public hearing on Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. See town board meeting minutes for more information

January 27, 2009 — Monroe County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board approves Parma's Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.

December 16, 2008 — Informational meeting on draft Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.

November 8th, 2008 — Scott, Marilyn and Don attend a seminar of the Purchase of Development Rights by the American Farmland Trust.

October 21, 2008 — Preliminary draft of the Town of Parma Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan presented to the town board for their review. More Information...

May 14, 2008 — Second farming and land owner community informational meeting held.

March 12, 2008 — Farming and land owner community informational meeting held.

February 28, 2008 — Scott and Marilyn attend a seminar on Growing New York Farms by the American Farmland Trust.

January 15, 2008 — Don Green joins the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Committee.

January 8, 2008 — New York Sate Department of Agriculture and Markets announced on January 8, 2008 that the Town of Parma received a $25,000 grant to develop local agricultural and farmland protection plans. Parma was one of 19 Towns to receive funding. It was noted that the application was one of the more thorough ones received and the committee was complimented on the quality of what was submitted. More Information...

October 2, 2007 — Town Board authorizes the application for a $25,000 grant through the NYS Department of Agricultural and Markets to further preservation of farmland in the Town of Parma. After receiving several requests for proposals, the town board selected Stuart I. Brown Associates a division of LaBella Associates, PC to be the choice that would best fit the consulting needs of the committee and the Town of Parma. Some of the areas they will assist the committee with are grant writing, identification and acquisition of development rights of land and interpretation of survey results. More Information...

October 2, 2007 — Open Space Committee becomes the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Committee.

September 1, 2007 — Farmland and Open Space Preservation Survey completed

July 9, 2007 — Farmland and Open Space Preservation Survey mailed to 5,727 town households.

August 21, 2007 — Town board authorized the application for a $33,333 grant from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets of which $25,000 will come from New York State and $8,333 will be the local share. More Information...

February 27, 2007 — Open Space Committee holds first meeting.

February 6, 2007 — Tim Harner (Planning Board), Rick Holden (Planning Board) , Tim Thomas (Zoning Board) and Pat Buskey (Zoning Board) and Don Harter (Conservation Board) joined the Open Space Committee. More Information...

January 2, 2007 — Town Board created the open space committee with Scott Copey as chairman, Marilyn DeMeyer as a community representative with additional members from the Zoning Board, Planning Board and Conservation board. More Information...

"Without local farmland, there is no local food." (AFT)

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