ANNUAL AND EIGHT-YEAR REVIEW 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW OF GREENE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF A SIMULTANEOUS ANNUAL AND EIGHT-YEAR REVIEW 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW

OF GREENE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT NO. 124

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that Agricultural District No. 124 encompassing 38,333 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 review a district eight years after its creation and every eight years thereafter.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that under Section 303 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, the County is required on an annual basis 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 as provided for under Section 303 of the Agriculture and Markets Law the eight-year and annual review of Greene County’s Agricultural District 124 will be conducted simultaneously.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, to streamline the processes and to conduct the annual and eight-year review simultaneously, the County will conduct a thirty-day comment and open enrollment period which will begin on October 1, 2019 and end on October 30, 2019, in place of the annual review period which is usually held September 1 to September 30.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that under Section 303 with Agriculture and Markets Law, any municipality whose territory encompasses the above Agricultural District, any State Agency or any landowner within or adjacent to the district may propose a modification of the district including a request for inclusion of land which is predominantly viable agricultural land, by filing such proposal with the clerk of the county legislature within the thirty-day comment and open enrollment period.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a map of the district and district parcels is on file and open to public inspection in the office of the Greene County Clerk and Clerk of the Greene County Legislature.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any proposed modification must be filed with the Clerk of the County Legislature within the thirty (30) days specified.

August 22, 2019

Contact

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

Last updated September 30, 2019