Daily Archives: July 9, 2007

A busy summer festival week

This coming weekend Geneseo will be at its best with the annual Summer Festival kicking off Thursday. Before then, however, there are two important meetings that residents concerned about the future of our town might consider attending.

On Monday night the Town Planning Board will be holding its regular monthly meeting at the new town offices at 7 p.m. At this point there has been no submittal of a Draft EIS by Newman Development and that proposal is not on the agenda directly.

Former Chairman John Zmich, however, will be presenting a slide show on designs of Lowes and Applebees that he has seen in his travels around the country. These slides will make it clear that developers can be encouraged to deviate from cookie cutter designs with large garish signs.

On Wednesday night there will be a public hearing on the proposed Access Management Plan for the Rt. 20A corridor. This long-delayed study jointly funded by the town and village was originally intended to take 6 months but fell victim to inter-municipal squabbling and is now in its third year.

Copies of the plan are available at the town and village hall or a pdf version can be downloaded here. Unfortunately, the plan provided thus far does not include the appendix in which the actual data on which the conclusions are based is promised to be revealed. Maybe we will see that Wednesday night! The meeting is at the Geneseo Municipal Building at 7 p.m.