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Wyoming County, NY, Local Law No. 5 for 2008 (Aug. 12, 2008)
Brief Summary
"The law aims to reduce loss of agricultural resources in the county by limiting the circumstances under which farming could constitute a nuisance, and to allow standard agricultural practices to be used ""free of unreasonable and unwarranted interference or restriction"" throughout the county, as long as those farming practices are conducted appropriately.".
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: New York
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Wyoming County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "locally produced fresh commodities section 2, public health and safety (section 4)".
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "promotes environmental quality" (section 2).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "promotes economic stability" and "provides employment for agri-service" (section 2).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. """The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors finds, declares and determines that agriculture is vital to Wyoming County, New York, because it is a livelihood and provides employment for agri-service, provides locally produced fresh commodities; agricultural diversity promotes economic stability; agriculture maintains open space and promotes environmental quality; and agricultural land does not increase the demand for services provided by local governments."" Section 2".
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. """It is the purpose of this law to reduce the loss to Wyoming County of its agricultural resources by limiting the circumstances under which farming may be deemed to be a nuisance and to allow agricultural practices inherent to and necessary for the business of farming to proceed and be undertaken free of unreasonable and unwarranted interference or restriction"" Section 2".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Section 3.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Uncodified Local Law of Wyoming County, New York, Establishing the Right to Farm Legislation, Local Law No. 5 for 2008.