NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING NEW YORK STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FOR FARMWORKER SAFETY AND HOUSING PROGRAM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act will be held before the Board of Supervisors of Ontario County on January 5, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room, on the 2nd Floor of 74 Ontario St, Canandaigua, New York, to solicit public input regarding a project to add healthy and safe housing accommodations for 66 farmworker employees collectively at five farms located in multiple towns in Ontario County. This project is funded, in part, by a Community Development Block Grant awarded to Ontario County through the New York State Office of Community Renewal.
The project locations are Willow Bend Farms, LLC in the Towns of Hopewell and Manchester, Bonna Terra Farm, another location of Willow Bend Farms, LLC, in the Town of West Bloomfield, and Hemdale Farms, Ivy Lakes Dairy, LLC, and Lawnhurst Farm in the Town of Seneca. The project includes the construction of new buildings, renovations and additions to existing structures, and modifications to current buildings to increase the number of single bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and common areas.
All persons wishing to appear and be heard at such hearing may do so in person or by attorney or other representative. Written comments may be submitted until 5:00 PM in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors on January 23, 2023 or submitted at the time and place of the public hearing. Copies of project materials, the Environmental Assessment Form prepared for this project, and attachments may be viewed in the Office of the Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors during regular business hours which are 8:30 AM through 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The Office of the Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is located on the mezzanine level at the Ontario County Municipal Building, 20 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. The Office of the Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors may be contacted by telephone at (585) 396-4447.
Dated: Canandaigua, New York
December 26, 2022
Kristin Mueller, Clerk
Board of Supervisors of Ontario County