Columbia County Planning/Economic Development

Commissioner, Kenneth J. Flood

401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-3375

 


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COLUMBIA COUNTY, NY
Article 25AA, SECTION 303b APPLICATIONS
OCTOBER 1 - 31, 2014

An amendment to the 1971 New York State Agriculture and Markets Law
(NYSAML), Article 25AA provides an opportunity each year for landowners to request their land be added to an existing agricultural district. The annual 30 day period for Columbia County is the month of October.

At the end of October, all requests for inclusion are referred to the Columbia County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB), which shall, within 30-days report to the Columbia County Board of Supervisors (CCBOS) its recommendations as to whether the land to be included in the agricultural district consists predominantly of "viable agricultural land" and the inclusion of such land would serve the public interest. (NYSAML Article 25AA).

The CCBOS holds a public hearing to receive public comment. After the public hearing the CCBOS shall adopt or reject the inclusion of the land into an existing agricultural district. This action must be taken no later than 120 days after the termination of the annual 30-day period. The CCBOS resolution and AFBP report is forwarded to NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets NYSDAM) for review. If approved by NYSDAM, the tax parcels are included in one of the existing Columbia County agricultural districts. Tax parcels may only be added and not removed during this 30-day period.

Landowners interested in having agricultural land included in one of the 10 existing agricultural districts must complete the,

COLUMBIA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT ANNUAL ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 1 - 31, 2014 303-b APPLICATION FORM

This may be obtained from the link below.

Submit the completed application to:

Clerk of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors
401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534

2014 Application Form and Ag District Map (click to download)
This download includes:
-2014_303B FORM_COLUMBIA COUNTY.pdf
-Columbia County Af Districts.pdf