Annual Report




The following is a summary of the activities of the Genesee County Department of Planning and its various boards and agencies for the year 2020.

The Planning Department continued its assistance with a number of County projects often times working with other County Agencies to accomplish important tasks as follows: 
Genesee 2050 Project – Comprehensive Plan Update/ County Recreation Plan 
Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Outreach
County Planning Board
County Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
·         Web Mapping Application
·         COVID-19 Dashboard
·         Elections Web Application
·         Sheriff’s E911 Address Maintenance
·         EagleView (Pictometry)
·         Emergency Operations Center Support
NYS Next Gen 911 Subcommittee 
NENA CLDXF Working Group 
New York Green/County Resiliency Plan
Environmental (SEQR/NEPA) Reviews
Genesee Region Housing Initiatives Committee
Housing Assistance and Information Directory
Water Resources Agency
Water System Hookup Administrative Review
Capital and Asset Acquisition Budget and Program
Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board
Agricultural District Annual Enrollment Period
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
G/FLRPC Planning Coordinating Committee
NYS Association of County Planning Directors
Chamber’s Business Development Committee
County Local Emergency Planning Committee 
County Parks Advisory Council
Water Quality Coordinating Committee
County Traffic Safety Board
American Planning Association
Congress for the New Urbanism
FEMA Community Rating System
Ellicott Trail Steering Committee
Genesee Transportation Council Scenario Planning 


 The Planning Department continued to provide assistance to local planning, zoning, and legislative boards. The scope of this assistance ranged from providing information regarding the development and revision of various land use regulations to the preparation of amendments and GIS/mapping assistance. Planning staff sponsored zoning and land use training for the County Planning Board and all municipalities. Assistance with project reviews and/or zoning text and map amendments was provided to the local municipalities. Planning Staff also continued to assist various municipalities in the process of planning for the impacts of the proposed Western New York Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (WNY STAMP) as well as large solar energy systems such as the Excelsior Energy Center. Comprehensive Planning assistance was provided to the Town of Darien.


 The Director of Planning supervises GLOW staff and continued to serve on the GLOW Region Solid Waste Management Committee and its Planning and Advisory Subcommittees. 

Felipe A. Oltramari AICP CNUa