| Plan Component
The Towns of Varick and Fayette formed the Fayette-Varick Comprehensive Planning Commission to develop a Comprehensive Plan during 2004-2005. The commission delivered a comprehensive plan that was adopted by the Town of Varick on Dec. 28, 2005 and by the Town on Fayette on January 2006.
|Keith Tidball, Chairman||Thomas Bjorkman, Vice Chairman|
|Edward L. Barto, Supervisor||Annie Bachman|
|Doug Frier||Alan Gelatt|
|Cindy Lorenzetti||Bill Kaminski, Board liaison|
|Mark Lott||Bob Kayser|
|Carolyn McGuane, Secretary||Bill Larzelere|
|Allan Merrill||Frankie Long|
|Jeff Trout||Joan E. Teichner, Supervisor|
Establishment. The Comprehensive Plan Commission was established by the two town boards in the fall of 2003. The members set goals, issued a Request for Proposals for consulting services and received four strong proposals. Following interviews, we selected Stuart I. Brown Associates of Fairport, and they began work in June, 2004.
Funding. The process was funded by the towns. We received two grants to offset a significant portionn of the cost. To study isses related to water quality, we received a grant as a member item from Assemblyman Brian Kolb. To study issues related to vitality of the hamlets, and were received a competitive Technical Assistance grant from the Governor's Office of Small Cities.
During the fall of 2004, we determined what information would be needed in order to develop an effective plan and began collecting that information.
Survey. In September 2004, we performed a survey that was sent to every resident in the two towns. The results of the survey are in this PDF file. The survey provided stong guidance on which issues we emphasized and which approaches we used.
In the winter of 2005, we held three focus group meetings to determine how to meet the communities' needs in three important areas.
January 18. Residential
March 7. Agriculture: farmland protection techniques
April 25. Watershed/Lake quality
Spring and Summer 2005
May 23. Working session,
June 20. Working session, chapter drafts.
July 18. Working session. First full draft.
August 15. Working session. Revised full draft. Fayette Fire Hall, Rt. 414 in Fayette.
Additional Hamlet meetings 2005
April 14. Romulus
May 4. Fayette
May 5. Canoga
September 19. Public Hearing.
October 17. Revisions based on public input. Forwarded draft to town boards for review and adoption.
Review and adoption
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