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The 2020 Vision – Allegany County Comprehensive Plan 2013 – 2023

The Allegany County Comprehensive Plan was revised and approved in 2013. Please see the link above for all information related to that plan.

In 2017 we are reviewing and updating the Comprehensive Plan from 2013. If you have suggestions and comments please send them to development@alleganyco.com prior to April 1, 2017.

Other Documents and Reports

Comprehensive Plan

The plan sections below were approved by the Allegany County Legislature, 29 Towns and 10 Villages and by other agencies within Allegany County.

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Section I [3 MB]

Section II [2.9 MB]

Section III [9.5 MB]

Section IV [1.4 MB]

Section V [3.6 MB]

Section VI [1.3 MB]

Section VII [less than 400 kb]

APPENDICES

The 2013 Comprehensive Plan is in Draft form with the maps and appendices at this LINK – 2020 Vision – Allegany County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is under review and scheduled for an update during 2013. Thoughts and comments are appreciated. Send them to development@alleganyco.com

The first Allegany County Comprehensive Plan was created in 2007 & 2008. A group was appointed by the Chairman of the Legislature to undertake this review with the County Planner and Development Office. The Comprehensive Plan update is complete. The Final Plan has been released to the Allegany County Legislature and approved as of October 15, 2013.

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Section I General Overview [1.77 MB]
Reduced Taxes; Community Pride; Data; Sustainability

Section II Community Facilities [1.4 MB]
Community Structures; Communications; Infrastructure; Transportation;

Section III Rural Character [2.25 MB]
Agriculture; History; Cultural Resources; Environment and Natural Resources; Opens Space / Parks Inventory; Open Space/Recreation

Section IV Economic Development [1.12 MB]
Economic Development Issues; Business Locations; Business Investment; Marketing; Business Sectors

Section V Intergovernmental Cooperation [798 kb]
Intergovernmental Cooperation; Planning and Land Use

Section VI Housing, Health and Public Safety [1.07 MB]
Housing Inventory & Analysis; Housing Programs; Health; Emergency Management; Police and Sheriff

Section VII Implementation [458 kb]
Project Priorities; Grants; Comprehensive Plan Adoption Procedures; Integration and Additions to the Plan; Comprehensive Plan Review Cycle; Summary and Closing

Maps 2013

APPENDICES

Appendix A New York Statutes General Municipal Law: 239 – D

Appendix B Establishing a Special County Comprehensive Planning Committee 86-07

Appendix C Appointment of the Allegany County Comprehensive Planning Committee 2011

Appendix D State Environmental Quality Review Forms and Information

Appendix E Allegany County Planning Board Resolution for Adoption

Appendix F Allegany County Legislative Board Resolution for Adoption

Appendix G Chronology of the Plan Update

Appendix H Allegany County Planning Board Complete Street Resolution

Appendix I Allegany County Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan

Appendix J Communications Report 2011

Appendix K Telecommunications and Business Approach Report 2013

Appendix L Allegany CWNY Regional Sustainability Plan 2013

Appendix M Allegany County Agriculture Development and Farmland Enhancement Plan

Appendix N County Forest Management Plan 2012

Appendix O Allegany County 2011 – 2015 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Appendix P Allegany County Strategic Tourism Marketing 2013

Appendix Q ACCORD Community Assessment 2011

Appendix R Allegany County Youth Bureau 2007 Annual Report: Statistical Comparison of Youth Participation

Appendix S Allegany County Department of Health 2010 – 2013 Community Health Assessment

Appendix T 2009 – 2011 Allegany County HEAL-9

Appendix U Allegany County Comprehensive Substance Abuse Prevention Plan 2010

Appendix V Allegany County Student Risk and Protective Factor Survey 2011

Appendix W Allegany County Community Partnership on Aging Strategic Plan 2009

Appendix X Allegany County Chapter of the Red Cross: Disaster Response Plan

Appendix Y Triple Divide Trail System Plan

Appendix Z Projects Listing 2013

Any Comments or suggestions may be submitted in writing only to:

Allegany County Planner
6087 NYS Route 19 N
Belmont, NY 14813

or via e-mail to dirlamhk@alleganyco.com with subject line: Comprehensive Plan Comments

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.


The 2008 Comprehensive Plan

The Allegany County Comprehensive Plan project is complete and the plan was approved in July 2008. The plan was developed under a very aggressive schedule. The plan covers all the topics outlined under Section 239 – d of the New York State General Municipal Law. Some parts of the plan utilize a reference to other plans as its primary method of covering a topic. Examples of this include a recently completed Agriculture Plan and a Hazard Mitigation Plan. As these other plans already cover their topic in detail it is best to have them be the plan for the topic of discussion and allow the specialists who created these plans to update them on a regular basis. Some sections of this new plan will indicate that a more thorough analysis needs to be undertaken and a specialized plan be created to cover the topic. This Plan is now been replaced by the revised plan approved October 15, 2013 noted above.

The Chronology of the 2008 Project

2008 Comprehensive Plan Project Meeting Minutes

Allegany County Data & Demographic Information

2008 Allegany County Maps

Allegany County Other Plans and Documents associated with the 2008 Comprehensive Plan

As additional documents become available via electronic format they will be added to this website. These essentially make up the “Other Documents & Plans” part of the Appendices for the Allegany County Comprehensive Plan.

APPENDICES

Appendix A New York Statutes General Municipal Law: 239 – D
Appendix B Creation of the Allegany County Comprehensive Planning Committee Resolution No.86-07
Appendix C Allegany County Legislative Board Resolution SEQR – Determining Significance
Appendix D Allegany County Legislative Board Resolution for Setting Public Hearing
Appendix E Allegany County Legislative Board Resolution for Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan
Appendix F Allegany County Strategic Tourism Marketing Plan
Appendix G Friendship Empire Zone Development Plan 2007
Appendix H Allegany County Agriculture Development and Farmland Enhancement Plan
Appendix I Allegany County Department of Health 2005 – 2010 Community Health Assessment
Appendix J

Appendix K

Appendix L

Appendix M Allegany County Youth Bureau 2007 Annual Report: Statistical Comparison of Youth Participation
Appendix N Allegany County Chapter of the Red Cross: Disaster Response Plan
Appendix O Information on Australia’s Tidy Towns Program
Appendix P PPAC
Appendix Q The Allegany County Community Partnership on Aging Strategic Plan
Appendix R Project Listings – To be officially appended in 2011


Other Documents and Reports Not part of the County Comprehensive Plan

Allegany County Solid Waste Plan – Completed 1993

Town of Almond Comprehensive Plan 1970

Town of Alma Comprehensive Plan Draft 2016

Town and Village of Wellsville Comprehensive Plan Draft 2016

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Open Space Planning

Allegany County is in the western region of New York State for Open Space Planning. We participate in the plan that is developed by the state on a regular basis. See the plan here.

Another Plan that is relevant on a statewide basis is: The New York State Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

and finally there is also a Statewide Trails Plan, which we are part of.


Allegany County Open Space Resources

NYSDEC maintains more than 50,000 acres of State Forest and Wildlife Management Areas within Allegany County. Their website is an excellent resource for reviewing each of the state forests within our County. The DEC also oversees part of the former WAG Trail south of Wellsville that extends to the PA border.

Allegany County maintains over 2,000 acres of County forests. The Soil & Water Conservation District is the group that maintains these resources.

Finger Lakes Trail – This trail is connected to the North Country Trail and makes it one of the longest hiking trails in the country. The trail crosses the northern part of the County and is a purely hiking trail.

Genesee Valley Greenway – This Greenway follows the old Genesee Valley Canal line from Cuba, NY northeast through the County until it exits into Letchworth State Park and continues north to Rochester, NY. The greenway is owned now by NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. There is also a group that helps maintain the Greenway – Friends of the GVG.

Allegany Trails – is a small group of people interested in creating more trails within Allegany County. Presently they control about 1 mile of the old WAG Trail – now renamed the Upper Genesee River Trail from Wellsville’s Island Park south to Weidrick Road.

Genesee River Wilds Inc. is a small Not for Profit group that is working to assist other groups with their projects and bring new project on-line. Primary focus during 2012 is to bring two pocket parks on-line for canoe and Kayak access onto the Genesee River at Transit Bridge and Belfast bridge.

Fishing resources in Cuba Lake, Rushford Lake and the small lakes and ponds are plentiful. NYSDEC stocks many of the streams and lakes annually. Allegany County is a perennial top five deer hunting county in New York State for both deer per square mile and bucks per square mile. Black Bear, and Turkey are also popular hunting sports in county.

Virtually every Town and Village in the County maintains at least one park within it’s boundaries. Many of these include playing fields for soccer, baseball, softball and similar team sports while also having picnic areas and playgrounds in some of them. Some have pavilions for use by larger parties. Contact a particular Town or Village to see what they offer.

See Chapter III of the 2013 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan for a chart of many of the resources available within Allegany County.


Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Group has met with the county’s towns, villages, colleges, special districts and groups to create the 2011 – 2015 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Allegany County. The HMP is an update to the 2005 Plan. The Plan is available on the Other Plans & Documents Page.

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Group has begun the review of the Hazard Mitigation Plan in preparation of the 2015 revision.