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County Agricultural District

District C-1 is currently
undergoing review by NYS
and is pending final 
certification. 

County Planning Board

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Western Orleans Comp. Plan
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Planning and Development

Overview

The Planning and Development Department is broadly charged with preparing plans, programs and recommendations to assist the Legislature in formulating policy on land use and development, economic development, natural resources and environment and county government operations.

Under land use and development, the department assists the County Planning Board in its mandatory review of local zoning actions, averaging fifty per year; prepares agricultural district reports for the County Legislature and County Agriculture & Farmland Protection Board; provides community planning assistance to local boards and the County Economic Development Agency; maintains census data, maps and other information for public use; and maintains a computerized Geographic Information System. The department works closely with the Legislature office, assisting county government operations in several ways including: coordination of the three year capital improvement plan, grant writing and administration, managing household hazardous waste collection events, and special projects as directed by the Legislature. The Director serves as manager of the Orleans County Marine Park, a public boating and picnic facility on the Oak Orchard River.


 

Contacts

James R. Bensley AICP, Director
14016 Route 31 West
Albion, New York 14411
Phone: (585) 589-3189
Fax: (585) 589-8105
E-Mail: james.bensley@orleanscountyny.gov

Sarah E. Gatti, Planner
14016 Route 31 West
Albion, New York 14411
Phone: (585) 589-3187
Fax: (585) 589-8105
E-Mail: sarah.gatti@orleanscountyny.gov

S. Rocky Navarro, Planner
14016 Route 31 West
Albion, New York 14411
Phone: (585) 589-3197
Fax: (585) 589-8105
E-Mail: rocky.navarro@orleanscountyny.gov