Town of Canandaigua Opens Application Window for Purchase of Development Rights Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Doug Finch, Town Manager
PHONE: (585)394-1120 x2234
EMAIL:  dfinch@townofcanandaigua.org

Town of Canandaigua Opens Application Window for Purchase of Development Rights Program

(Canandaigua, NY)  - In preparation for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant 2018 Program (PDR), the Town of Canandaigua is pleased to once again announce the opening of the grant application window for those interested in considering the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program. As in the past, the Town of Canandaigua will be working together with interested property owners to prepare application packages for submission to Ag & Markets. The application window opened June 1st, 2017 and will close on September 29th, 2017.

The Town of Canandaigua has a strong appreciation for the promotion and protection of agriculture in our community. The Town has worked very closely with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to adopt a Town of Canandaigua Agriculture Enhancement Plan, form a Town Agriculture Committee, and has worked tirelessly to permanently protect thousands of acres of farmland.

If you would like to consider applying for a PDR to help protect your farmland, please contact Doug Finch, Town Manager, at dfinch@townofcanandaigua.org or (585)394-1120 x2234. For more information about this program, please visit the Agricultural Advisory Committee’s page on the Town’s website, townofcanandaigua.org, where you’ll find a PDR fact sheet, a letter sent to all Town of Canandaigua landowners with 50 or more acres of farmland, and this year’s application packet.

Sent to News Media on June 23, 2017 by Sarah Reynolds





 
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