PY approves development agreement changes

Gwen Chamberlain The Chronicle-Express

The Penn Yan Village Board has approved amendments to the development agreement between the village, Yates County, and Keuka Outlet Development, with one change. The amendments more clearly define timeline details and allow for the addition of a secondary vehicular access way to the 14.7 acre former Penn Yan Marine site. The amendments were approved by Yates County Legislators at a special meeting Jan. 29. However, the document stated that the real estate transaction would be closed by Jan. 31.

Upon the recommendation of Village Attorney Edward Brockman at their regular meeting, the village officials approved the amendments with a change of the closing date to occur as soon as practical, on or about March 31.

Other village business Feb. 17 included:

• Milo water and sewer: The board approved contracts for water and sewer service to an area in the Town of Milo near the village line at the Bath Road.

• Best Value: The board set a public hearing for March 17 at 6 p.m., during the next regular board meeting, to hear comments on a proposed local law authorizing the awarding of purchase contracts on the basis of best value.

• Community Revitalization: MacKerchar reported the village has about $30,000 available for loans and grants to help pay for facade improvement projects. He said the committee welcomes business applications since there are none on file now. Applications are available at the Village office.

• Appointment: The board appointed Tina Galliher as chief water treatment plant operator with no increase in pay.

• Planning & Development: Trustee Dave Reeve reported that 122 surveys have been completed online for the village’s comprehensive plan. The deadline to complete a survey is March 13. They can be found online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYCompPlanSurvey. Hard copies are available at the village office.