New York State Agricultural Districts Program in Suffolk County
2013 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, landowners may request inclusion of predominately viable agricultural lands in certified agricultural districts during the period of April 16, 2013 through May 16, 2013.
Information about the benefits of inclusion in a certified agricultural district as well as the application form are available on the Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment website.
Should any questions arise on the content of this Public Notice, please contact Andrew Amakawa of my staff at (631) 853-5191.
Director of Planning
The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 423 Griffing Ave #100 in Riverhead, NY. At this meeting, staff will give a short presentation of proposed changes to Chapter 8 of the Suffolk County Administrative Code, the law that governs the Suffolk County Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program. After this presentation, attendees are invited to offer public comment and feedback. All current and potential future participants in the Suffolk County PDR program are highly encouraged to attend this public meeting, as the proposed changes can have a substantial impact on agricultural practices on protected PDR land.
Should any questions arise on the content of this Public Notice, please contact August Ruckdeschel, Farmlands Administrator, at (631) 853-4714.