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The Town of Ulysses announces a public meeting on April 14, 2016 from 5:00-6:30 pm for farmers and farmland owners to learn about and discuss the Ulysses land use regulations project and to help guide zoning recommendations in agricultural areas of Ulysses.

In 2009, the Town of Ulysses adopted a Comprehensive Plan update that includes the Town vision and strategies to preserve, protect, and enhance the rural character, natural resources, and agricultural practices in the Town, balanced with appropriate levels of growth and development.

In 2013, the Town adopted an Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan that focuses on goals to strengthen the agricultural economy, improve public understanding of farming, establish appropriate tax policies that support agriculture, and enhance land use policies to better protect farmland.

These two planning documents guide policy changes for the Town. In 2013, the Town created two new zoning districts – Lakeshore and Conservation – that implement recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan. The Town is now looking at other parts of the town, including agricultural areas, to bring the zoning in line with the Comprehensive Plan.

The session will be held at Ulysses Town Hall, located at 10 Elm St in Trumansburg, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there and hear from you on this important topic to guide future land use development and protect farmland in the Town.

What: Town of Ulysses Agricultural Zoning Session

When: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:00-6:30 pm

Location: Ulysses Town Hall, 10 Elm St in Trumansburg.

Pizza will be served

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.