Friday, May 22, 2015

Romulus adopts revised zoning law

Following a public hearing, the Town Board of the Town of Romulus, at the Town Office Building, 1435 Prospect Street, Willard, New York 14588 AT 7:30 p.m. on the 20 day of May, 2015, did duly adopt: Local Law 1 of the Year 2015, “A local law to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Romulus, Seneca County, New York.”
1. The purpose of this local law is to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Romulus, Seneca County, New York, to better reflect existing and proposed uses of land upon the portions of the former Seneca Army Depot that are located within the Town of Romulus.

2. Zoning text and map changes: Portions of the existing Energy Development district (3,186 acres) proposed to be rezoned to a new Warehouse, Industrial, Transportation, Energy (WITE) district; 342 acres proposed to be rezoned to Agricultural, which permits residences and other uses. Zoning text changes include new and modified definitions and special use permit criteria for uses permitted in the new WITE zoning district and in the existing zoning districts within the Depot (IW [Industrial Warehouse] and IG [Institutional Governmental].) An Environmental Restrictions Overlay District delineates a portion of the former Depot where land uses are restricted as a condition of completed environmental remediation. The Environmental Restrictions Overlay District coincides with the boundaries of the existing Industrial/ Warehouse District.

3. This Local Law shall become effective upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York, as required by the Municipal Home Rule Law. This law supersedes the Town of Romulus Land Use Ordinance, adopted 12/20/06 as amended from time to time.

The complete text of the adopted local law is available from the Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Romulus, 1435 Prospect Street, Willard, New York 14588, during normal business hours and at the town’s website.