Updating the County Hazard Mitigation Plan for 2016 with TetraTech.
Updating the County Comprehensive Plan for 2017.
Wireless Broadband expansion in Allegany County working with CONXX
Assisting with the development of the Allegany County Land Bank.
Assisting Genesee River Wilds to develop river access parks.
Working with local municipalities to get grants for projects through our agreement with KHEOPS in Buffalo.
Bringing on-line GIS mapping to our website.
Assisting Towns and Villages develop Comprehensive Plans.
Assisting the Allegany County IDA with Development projects.
Working with Alfred State College on Development and Marketing projects for the County.
Working with the Greater Allegany Chamber of Commerce on Tourism promotion.
The County Planning Board works directly with the Planning Department.
Allegany County Planning is located at the Crossroads Center north of I-86 Exit 30 on NYS Route 19 - 6087 NYS Route 19N - Suite 200.
COUNTY PLANNING SERVICES
General Planning Services are provided by the Director of Planning and the Planning & Development Specialist. Standard services that are available include:
Flood Plain questions
Site Location assistance for businesses
Assistance with business development projects.
Local zoning and planning questions
Assistance on Development Projects
Project development and grant availability assistance
Processing NYS Law 239 referrals
Trail & Open Space Issues
Geographic Information System [GIS] Requests
Environmental Compliance Questions
The County Comprehensive Plan was originally created in 2007 & 2008. A group was appointed by the Chairman of the Legislature to undertake the review of the Comprehensive Plan with assistance by the County Planner and Development Office. The 2020 Vision - Allegany County Comprehensive Plan is now complete and approved on October 15, 2013. The 2013 plan is now under revision with a target for completion of mid-2017.
Here is a link to our current Comprehensive Plan:
This is the original Plan from 2008 for reference only: The 2008 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan
|Allegany County Planning Board Meeting||January 18, 2017||Moonwinks Restaurant, Cuba, NY||Annual Dinner with business meeting and speaker. Starts at 6 PM|
|Allegany County Planning Board Meeting||February 15, 2017||Crossroads Center||Meeting starts at 7 PM|
|Allegany County Planning Board Meeting||March 15, 2017||Crossroads Center||Meeting starts at 7 PM|
|New York Planning Federation Conference||March 26 - 28, 2017||Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs NYfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|GIS-SIG Conference||April 11, 2017||Rochester NY|
|Allegany County Planning Board Meeting||April 19, 2017||Crossroads Center||Meeting starts at 7 PM|
|Southern Tier West Local Government Conference||May 2017||Houghton College||http://www.southerntierwest.org/htm/localgovtconf.html|
|Allegany County Planning Board Meeting||May 17, 2017||Crossroads Center||Meeting starts at 7 PM|
The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group
The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group is a group made up of members of the Economic and Business Community, Tourism Community, planning and interested citizens of Allegany County. They are appointed by the County Legislature. They review actions and work to implement the actions that are contained in the Comprehensive Plan.
Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District
Agricultural Districts and their associated concerns are handled by the Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District. The district provides many services to local agricultural producers as well as working on many Water Quality issues. The district is also the coordinator of the Allegany County Water Resources Council. If you have questions regarding Agricultural Districts or any Water Quality issues in Allegany County you may contact Scott Torrey at (585) 268-7831.
Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board offers services that are available to participating communities within the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua. Their primary function is working as the Local Development District for the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Economic Development District for the US EDA, providing limited Local Government Assistance for Clerks and related officials, GIS assistance to communities who choose to participate in the Community GIS program. They may be contacted at (716) 945-5301.
In 2012 Allegany County sponsored a five county application with Southern Tier West for the Western New York Region to look at Sustainability issues. This project progressed in the spring and during that time numerous meetings were held with working groups and public forums. The draft plan was submitted to NYSERDA in December 2012 for their review. For more information and to review the plan please follow this link:http://www.sustainable-ny.com/
The Seneca Trail RC&D was an organization that was tied to the US Department of Agriculture and served five counties of Western New York State. Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Livingston and Wyoming Counties as well as the Seneca Nation on the Board. The focus of the organization was on agricultural and forestry related issues for development, conservation and natural resources in general. It was a proponet of new technology and continued strong support of the agriculture and forest sectors within these counties. The Council offered assistance with grant finding and sometimes grant writing if approved by the Board of Directors. Unfortunately the entire program across the US has been defunded so presently the offices are closed.
Farmland Protection is a long standing concern of Allegany County. A Right to Farm law was passed with this in mind and is available on request. Farm land issues are worked on primarily through the following organizations:
Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District
Allegany County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Natural Resource Conservation Service
A Farmland Protection Plan has been created for Allegany County. Please look here for this in the list of Reports: REPORTS
The Allegany County Industrial Development Agency is located at the Crossroads Center. Click Here for their website.
The Genesee River Wilds website is located at: http://www.geneseeriverwilds.com is the official website.
For information on the Triple Divide Trail System Plan see this site: http://www.geneseeriverwilds.org
You can also find information by searching for them on Facebook: www.facebook.com
|Ardent Solutions formerly: Allegany / Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc. ( AWSRHN )||New York State GIS Association||GIS SIG|
|Cornell Cooperative Extension||Southern Tier Wellness Partnership||Association of Towns of the State of New York - www.nytowns.org|
|New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials - www.nycom.org||New York State Association of Counties - www.nysac.org||New York Planning Federation - www.nypf.org|
|Cornell Local Roads Program - www.clrp.cornell.edu/index.htm||New York Rural Water Association - www.nyruralwater.org||Committee on Open Government - www.dos.state.ny.us/coog/coogwww.html|
|New York State Governor's Office Site - www.state.ny.us/governor/||New York State Empire State Development - www.empire.state.ny.us/||New York State Department of State - Division of Local Government - www.dos.state.ny.us/lgss/localgovt.html|
|New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - www.dec.state.ny.us/||New York State Office of the State Comptroller - www.osc.state.ny.us||US Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov|
Below are links to grant research sites that may assist your government or non-profit organization to link to useful sources of grants. The County Planning Department does not provide in depth grant services however you have questions you are always welcome to call and discuss your project. If you have grant links that you think we should add to this list please send them in.
|North Country Grants Database - Canton, NY|
|New York State Grants Information|
|NYS Grants Action Newsletters|
Allegany County does not endorse any particular company. The following companies provide on-line information you may find useful:
|http://www.gcir.org/ (Immigration & Refugee Services)||http://www.gmnetwork.org/ (Grantmanagers Network)|
|http://www.agmconnect.org/||http://www.gih.org/ (Mental Health)|
|http://www.foundationcenter.org/||Fundsnet Online Services.com|