General Planning Services are provided by the Allegany County Planner. Standard services that are available include:
The County Comprehensive Plan was originally created in 2007 & 2008. A group was appointed by the Chairman of the Legislature to undertake the review of the Comprehensive Plan with assistance by the County Planner and Development Office. The 2020 Vision - Allegany County Comprehensive Plan is now complete and approved on October 15, 2013.
|Cornell Local Roads Classes||Various Locations||http://www.clrp.cornell.edu/workshops/workshops.htm|
The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group
The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group is a group made up of members of the Economic and Business Community, Tourism Community, planning and interested citizens of Allegany County. They are appointed by the County Legislature. They review actions and work to implement the actions that are contained in the Comprehensive Plan.
Allegany County has an Ad-Hoc Committee assigned to Energy concerns including Wind Power, Natural Gas, Solar, Geothermal and their related issues. The Ad-Hoc Committee meets most months at the County Office Building on the last Monday of the month at 11am. This committee's minutes are available on the County website under Meeting minutes.
Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District
Agricultural Districts and their associated concerns are handled by the Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District. The district provides many services to local agricultural producers as well as working on many Water Quality issues. The district is also the coordinator of the Allegany County Water Resources Council. If you have questions regarding Agricultural Districts or any Water Quality issues in Allegany County you may contact Scott Torrey at (585) 268-7831.
Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board offers services that are available to participating communities within the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua. Their primary function is working as the Local Development District for the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Economic Development District for the US EDA, providing limited Local Government Assistance for Clerks and related officials, GIS assistance to communities who choose to participate in the Community GIS program. They may be contacted at (716) 945-5301.
In 2012 Allegany County sponsored a five county application with Southern Tier West for the Western New York Region to look at Sustainability issues. This project progressed in the spring and during that time numerous meetings were held with working groups and public forums. The draft plan was submitted to NYSERDA in December 2012 for their review. For more information and to review the plan please follow this link:http://www.sustainable-ny.com/
The Seneca Trail RC&D was an organization that was tied to the US Department of Agriculture and served five counties of Western New York State. Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Livingston and Wyoming Counties as well as the Seneca Nation on the Board. The focus of the organization was on agricultural and forestry related issues for development, conservation and natural resources in general. It was a proponet of new technology and continued strong support of the agriculture and forest sectors within these counties. The Council offered assistance with grant finding and sometimes grant writing if approved by the Board of Directors. Unfortunately the entire program across the US has been defunded so presently the offices are closed.
|Allegany / Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc.
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|New York State GIS Association||GIS SIG|
|Cornell Cooperative Extension||Southern Tier Wellness Partnership||Association of Towns of the State of New York - www.nytowns.org|
|New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials - www.nycom.org||New York State Association of Counties - www.nysac.org||New York Planning Federation - www.nypf.org|
|Cornell Local Roads Program - www.clrp.cornell.edu/index.htm||New York Rural Water Association - www.nyruralwater.org||Committee on Open Government - www.dos.state.ny.us/coog/coogwww.html|
|New York State Governor's Office Site - www.state.ny.us/governor/||New York State Empire State Development - www.empire.state.ny.us/||New York State Department of State - Division of Local Government - www.dos.state.ny.us/lgss/localgovt.html|
|New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - www.dec.state.ny.us/||New York State Office of the State Comptroller - www.osc.state.ny.us||US Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov|
Below are links to grant research sites that may assist your government or non-profit organization to link to useful sources of grants. The County Planning Department does not provide in depth grant services however you have questions you are always welcome to call and discuss your project. If you have grant links that you think we should add to this list please send them in.
|North Country Grants Database - Canton, NY|
|New York State Grants Information|
|NYS Grants Action Newsletters|
Allegany County does not endorse any particular company. The following companies provide on-line information you may find useful:
|http://www.gcir.org/ (Immigration & Refugee Services)||http://www.gmnetwork.org/ (Grantmanagers Network)|
|http://www.agmconnect.org/||http://www.gih.org/ (Mental Health)|
|http://www.foundationcenter.org/||Fundsnet Online Services.com|