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Geneva Town Board postpones vote on ag zoning change for winery, brewery events

The Geneva Town Board did not vote Tuesday night on a proposed change to the town’s zoning laws concerning agricultural commerce.


The change was designed to clarify language covering events and wineries and breweries, which are generally in areas zoned agricultural. At a public hearing before the scheduled vote, Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti says a number of residents objected to the change, saying it would open the door to larger, noisier events.


The board will further discuss the issue at its May 10 meeting. The board approved a Local Law for a Planned Unit Development. Jacob Fox, who is the town’s Sustainability Coordinator, plans what he calls a regenerative agriculture project on 60 acres formerly belonging to Red Jacket Orchards. The project will include yurts that can be rented by visitors for overnight stays.

Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Mark Venuti below.




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