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Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

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Genesee County: Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan TOWN OF BYRON COST OF COMMUNITY SERVICES STUDY (COCCS) A COCS Study reorganizes local financial records of a community to determine the net effect of various land uses in a single fiscal period. The COCS study compares costs and revenues from residential; commercial and industrial; and agricultural, forest and open land sectors to provide a snapshot of the financial contributions of current land uses to local governments. A COCS Study was completed for the Town of Byron, New York as part of a Countywide Farmland Protection Plan prepared for Genesee County. According to the results of the study completed for Byron, the average ratio of dollars generated by residential development to services required was $1.00 to $1.30. In other words, for every dollar raised from residential revenues, the Town spent an extra 30 cents on average in direct services. These services include education, health and human services, fire safety, and public works. The average ratio for agricultural land, forest and other open space was $1.00 to $.49 cents; for every dollar raised in revenue the Town retained $.51 cents. Average Land Use Ratios for the Town of Byron, New York Residential Commercial/Industrial Agricultural/Forest/Open Space $1.00: $1.30 $1:00: $0.77 $1.00: $0.49 PLAN IMPLEMENTATION It is important for the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board to remain focused on the objective of this effort, which is to seek the implementation of a set of programs and policies that support both the business of agriculture and the natural resources that make Genesee County such a thriving agricultural community. To achieve this, the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board must play an active role in educating both the agricultural community and the citizens at large about the key role agriculture and agribusiness plays in their daily lives. Furthermore, the Board must lead the public debate that precedes the adoption and implementation of this plan or elements thereof, and must remain active as agencies of the towns, County, and State respond to the intent of this document. Put simply, the plan will only be as effective as the people behind it. As the County works through the implementation of this plan, it will be critical that an agency(s) be assigned responsibility and authority for its successful employment. It has been our experience that a program of this scale should initially be staffed by at least one dedicated, full time professional staff member in either Planning, Cooperative Extension, or Industrial Development. However, all agencies impacted should be involved and should have adopted elements of the plan within their annual work statements. Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia, MD 7

Genesee County: Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan KEY ISSUES The ACDS, Inc staff members have identified several common issues that accompany agricultural and farmland protection planning. The Board should be aware of these as they proceed: Public Buy-In: Many communities feel that the public education / public support portion of implementing these plans are full of conflict and therefore distasteful. However, public buy-in is a critical success factor and imperative for generating the support and ultimately the revenue sources necessary to offer many of the programs outlined in this document. The Equity Argument: Nearly all communities considering revision to land-use ordinances, implementation of purchase of development rights programs, water-sewer access, and other land-use issues go through the equity value debate. This is a legitimate debate that in most cases is based as much in fear as it is in fact. Discussion of the following issues may be helpful: ‣ Most land-use changes stabilize and/or enhance equity value, not de-value it. ‣ Equity value is at its least stable where there are few or no land-use restrictions. ‣ Purchase of Development Rights programs are voluntary. They do not force farmers into lowering the value of their “retirement equity.” ‣ Purchase of Development Rights programs are very consistent with the property rights movement because they allow a farmer/landowner more options to recover the intrinsic value of the land (agricultural/resource value) while at the same time enjoying the proceeds of development by selling the development rights bestowed by law. ‣ Agriculture, despite many peoples’ view to the contrary, is an industrial use. Most zoning restricts the co-mingling of residential and industrial uses because of the natural conflict of uses. This is also appropriate in agricultural areas. ‣ Farming pays more in revenue than it uses in services and is a critical part of balancing any political jurisdiction’s fiscal position. Policy Integration: Agricultural programming is most effective when it is integrated into broader policy discussions and plans. Therefore, it is important for the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan to become an integral part of the County’s overall planning initiative. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this planning project. Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia, MD 8

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