Ontario County is frequently touted as one of the few in the region that is growing in population.
While that might be the case, an ad hoc committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors says there are issues that need to be resolved- in order to keep the county on a positive track.
Among the issues- an aging population, main corridors that have become less-appealing over the years, explosion of residents and tourists, as well as the overall need for a comprehensive plan.
The typical concerns were raised: Is development along Routes 332, 96, 14, and 5&20 becoming an ‘eye sore’ similar to that of Jefferson Road in Henrietta? Are core values across the county being implemented? Is communication strong enough between the County’s Planning Board and Board of Supervisors?
“Currently, the county Planning Board submits an annual report to the BOS of its activities, including areas of concern. There does not appear to be any formal feedback to the Planning Board on these issues,” the report reads.
The report went on to raise concerns about an aging population- emphasizing that this could also pose significant challenges for Ontario County in the future.
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