Agriculture - Topic for Second Public Forum on County Comprehensive Plan

News from Planning, Posted on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 10:54am

The second public forum on the County’s Comprehensive Plan will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm at the Mansfield Town Hall, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley.  The topic of this forum will be Agriculture.

Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry.  There are  currently six agricultural districts containing over 236,000 acres (about  30% of the County’s total land area  excluding Allegany State Park).  Farmers provide the stewardship that results in the beauty of the rural landscape and lifestyle that draws people to Cattaraugus County.

The County is seeking the public’s input to the planning process that will develop a new comprehensive plan and vision of the future. The purpose of this plan is to provide a blueprint for the future growth and development of the County in the areas of land use, economic development,  agriculture, the environment, transportation, infrastructure, and arts and culture. Through this process, the County seeks to establish clear goals and achievable objectives that will lead the County to become the best living environment for our citizens.

The County encourages all citizens interested in preserving agriculture and the rural landscape of Cattaraugus County for the future, to please consider participating in this public forum on agriculture.  Your input is vital to developing this new comprehensive plan update.

Other public forums have been set, with the following topics:
Thursday, July 12th 6:00 pm, location TBD – Environment & Natural Resources
Thursday, August 9th 6:00 pm, location TBD – Transportation and Infrastructure
Thursday, September 20th 6:00 pm, location TBD– Arts and Culture
Thursday, October 18th 6:00 pm, location TBD – Land Use

Light refreshments will be served.

For any questions on the County’s Comprehensive Planning process, please feel free to contact James H. Isaacson, Senior Planner at (716) 938-2320 or email: jhisaacson [at] cattco [dot] org.