, 163 Crestwood Rd., said that he
was supportive of the project and that TGS Associates
had incorporated many of the concepts proposed by Scenic Hudson.
said that the Agricultural and Open Space Advisory Committee
, of which he
was the Chair, would like to see that area defined as a receiving site and allowed more density, leaving open space in other areas of the Town
Robert McKeon, Chair of the Agricultural and Open Space Committee, presented a plan to provide graduated tax relief to certain landowners who agreed to retain their land as open space for a specified number of years.
said that the plan was based on programs in place in several other Towns (Clifton Park and Perinton) in New York and had been presented at a public hearing on May 10, 2005.
stated that the Ag Committee
believed that the Town
had made a very good start toward protecting agriculture with its bond program but that the community must continue to investigate and use other tools to improve its protection program.
said that the public hearing had been continued to June 7, 2005.
Each member of the Board received a copy of the proposed law for review, and the Chair suggested that it be an agenda item at the next meeting on June 6, 2005.
The Board agreed.
said that the Agricultural and Open Space Committee
would welcome opinions by Planning
Board members, either individually or as a Board.