Department Information


Department Information


Genesee County Planning Board

  • Serves as staff to the County Planning Board
  • Prepares General Municipal Law Section 239 L, M & N reviews (approx. 125/year)


Local Technical Assistance

 Assisting local municipalities with planning and zoning issues including:

  • Zoning Law and Ordinance Revisions (major rewrites and minor amendments such as Solar Energy, etc)
  • Subdivision Regulations and Land Separation Laws
  • Project Reviews including zoning, subdivision, special use and site plan reviews
  • Training opportunities for local boards both regional and local on-site
  • Comprehensive Planning assistance to local municipalities developing plans


Genesee County Water Supply Project

  • Coordination of Smart Growth Plan including the three-year review process
  • Assistance to local municipalities with Smart Growth and Ag Preservation
  • Assistance with administrative activities of the County’s Water Resource Agency
  • Coordination of the Administrative Water System Hookup Committee
  • Monitoring local municipalities who are authorized to make water hook-up decisions

Agriculture and Farmland Protection

  • Coordinate review of the County’s Agricultural Districts including preparation of all documentation and mapping
  • Act as staff to the County’s Ag & Farmland Protection Board
  • Provision of technical assistance to local municipalities on Ag & Farmland Protection issues

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Genesee County Comprehensive Planning Process

  • Provide staff support to the Steering Committee and ten Focus Groups
  • Coordinate the preparation of Monitoring Reports and Steering Committee’s Annual Report to the County Legislature

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)

  • Prepare, or assist, in the preparation of all necessary SEQR documentation related to various County Projects such as the County Airport, Countywide Water System, Sheriff's Building, etc.
  • Provide assistance to local municipalities on SEQR issues


  • Attends Housing Initiative Committee meetings and actively participates on projects
  • Prepares updates to the Genesee County Housing Assistance and Information Directory
  • Assists in publicity for housing programs
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County Projects/Agencies

  • Provides assistance with development of various projects such as zoning approvals for new County facilities, grant applications, planning activities, census data, etc.
  • Staff serves on the following committees: Traffic Safety Board, Water Quality Committee, GIS Committee, Records Advisory Board, GLOW Solid Waste Advisory Committee, GLOW Solid Waste Planning Committee, Genesee/Finger Lakes (G/FL) Regional Planning Council, G/FL Planning Coordination Committee, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
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Geographic Information System (GIS)

  • Works in conjunction with Real Property Tax Services, Soil and Water Conservation District, Sheriff’s Office, Information and Technology and Highway Dept. on the development of a County-wide GIS.
  • GIS products (maps) are now being made available to County Departments, Agencies and interested parties that request them according to a fee schedule


Emergency Management Services

  • Assisting Coordinator of Emergency Management Services with the development of the Emergency Relocation Plan, All Hazards Plan, Homeland Security Program and other emergency management planning activities

EagleView  Imagery (Pictometry)

  • Works with County Real Property Tax Services and IT Departments to deploy EagleView imagery for use by other County Departments as well as local municipalities.




Contact Information

County Building No. 2
3837 West Main Street Road 
Batavia, NY 14020-9404 

Phone:  (585) 815-7901

Fax:  (585) 345-3062

Felipe Oltramari AICP CNUa, Director
Erin Pence, Deputy Director
Chris Scheiner, GIS Technician



Table of Contents

County Planning Board

Local Technical Assistance

County Water Supply Project

Agriculture and Farmland Protection 

County Comprehensive Planning Process 

State Environmental quality Review (SEQR)


County Projects/Agencies

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Emergency Management Services


Contact Information