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2020 Ag District Sign Up Period for Greene County

The 30-day period for public ‘Requests for Inclusion’ in Greene County’s Agricultural District No. 124 began on October 1, 2020 and goes through October 30, 2020.

Please use the send your Request for Inclusion form to rschiafo@discovergreene.com or mail to:

Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning

411 Main Street

Catskill, NY 12414

Attention: Rich Schiafo

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that Agricultural District No. 124 encompassing 40,915.55 acres within the County of Greene, in the Towns of Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Durham, Halcott, Hunter, Greenville, Jewett, New Baltimore, Prattsville, Lexington, Windham and the Villages of Athens, Catskill, Coxsackie, Hunter, and Tannersville (entire County of Greene), was established pursuant to Article 25-AA of the Agriculture and Markets Law.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that under Section 303 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, the County is required to allow landowners an opportunity to submit a request for inclusion of land which is predominantly viable agricultural land within a certified agricultural district prior to the county established eight-year review period.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the County will conduct a thirty day request for inclusion period which will begin October 1, 2020 and end on October 30, 2020.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that during this 30-day period, any municipality whose territory encompassed the above Agricultural District, any State Agency or any landowner within or adjacent to the district may propose an addition to the district.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any proposed addition must be filed with the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning, 411 Main Street, Catskill, N.Y. 12414 within the thirty (30) days specified.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that at the termination of the thirty (30) day period, the proposed additions will be submitted to the Greene County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board and that thereafter a public hearing will be held on the District, proposed additions, and recommendations of said board.

Contact

Stephen Hadcock
CAAHP Representative, Agricultural Entrepreneur and Market Development Educator
seh11@cornell.edu
518-318-1151

Last updated October 16, 2020