The Seneca County Comprehensive Plan was last updated in the late 1970s. The Seneca County Department of Planning and Community Development has been in the process of updating this Plan in a “notebook” format. As each individual plan was adopted, it was ready to become a “chapter” within the overall Seneca County Comprehensive Plan.
Seneca County Agriculture Enhancement Board
The Board meets the 1st Wednesday of the month when there are matters they need to discuss or action needs to be taken. Contact Seneca County/Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 539-9251 (x109) for further information.
In 2019, Seneca County was awarded a grant through NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets to update its “Farmland Protection Plan.” The Seneca County Agricultural Enhancement Board (AEB) as Steering Committee has completed work to develop a county-wide plan designed to enhance agriculture in the County.
SENECA COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN
ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT INCLUSION PERIOD
Seneca County is a participant in the New York State Agricultural Districts Program, which is intended to protect farmland and encourage its continued use for agricultural production. Under the program, Agricultural Districts are created and maintained pursuant to the statutory authority of the New York State Agriculture & Markets Law. In accordance with §303-b of the New York State Agriculture & Markets Law, Seneca County will hold its annual thirty-day Agricultural District Inclusion Period from June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. During this time a landowner may submit to Seneca County Planning & Community Development a request for inclusion of land which is predominantly viable agricultural land within a certified agricultural district.
Forms may be returned until June 30, 2022 in person, by mail to Seneca County Dept of Planning and Community Development 1 DiPronio Dr. Waterloo, NY 13165, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Property owners with questions on the Agricultural District Annual Inclusion process may contact Harriet Haynes with Seneca County Planning & Community Development at (315) 539-1723.