Comprehensive Plan Committee
Town of Richfield and Village of Richfield Springs



State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR pronounced seeker)

Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan is a SEQR Type 1 action, according to this DEC link.

 Current zoning map

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Lisa Nagle and Rob Holzman work for Elan Planning, hired by the Otsego County IDA (Industrial Development Agency) (renamed Otsego Now), to create a Richfield Town and Village joint Comprehensive Plan and new zoning regulations. Town and Village boards will have the final vote.

Village Planning - by K. Zurmuhlen and his link to Modern Farmer

Rob Holzman of Elan Planning sends an article on NYPF.


The Town board is meeting on June 1, 2017, at 6:30 PM, at the Richfield Town Hall for the purpose of reviewing the draft of the Comprehensive Plan and any other business that may come before the board.

The Town board met on May 22, 2017 and began review of the draft Comprehensive Plan.

The Village board met at a Plan/Zoning Workshop meeting 10am Saturday Feb 11, 2017.

Comprehensive Plan Full Committee Meetings:
April 11, 2017  We had a review Delaware Engineering report, discussed the draft plan and new ideas, and were given a proposed adoption sequence of legal events including public hearings.
April 3, 2017  We discussed the draft plan and revisions.
March 21, 2017   Delaware Engineering instructed us on possible new water & sewer districts to expand utilization of the Village water & sewer system.  Zoning for our Town and Village was described by Elan Planning's Ethan. The Zoning sub-committees worked with Elan Planning through the winter months.
October 11, 2016   Renewable Energy Statement and Zoning Ordinances
June 28, 2016  Elan's proposed "Renewable Energy Policy Statement" was revised.  Rob Holzman will email it to all committee members. No futher meetings are currently planned for the full committee, but the Town and Village subcommittee 7 members will continue with Elan's guidance.

June 14, 2016 was at St John's Church. The Zoning committee met there prior to the full committee..

May 31, 2016    6:30 pm  The Zoning committee met separately, prior to the full meeting.

May 18, 2016    6:30 pm rescheduled to Wednesday the 18thNY Regions under Governor Cuomo

May 3, 2016      6:30 pm Steering draft goals

   The Zoning sub-committee met separately before the CPC meeting.

April 19, 2016    -- Postponed to May 3rd.

April 5, 2016       --  New zoning committees

Meeting Schedule and Proposed Agenda  by the Steering Committee


March 15, 2016  --  led by Dan Sullivan

March 1, 2016 

February 16 and February 23 -  Vision, Topics, and begin remapping.

Jan 25, 2016 - Moratorium update and inventory natural resources.

Dec 8, 2015 - Open House
Sept 22,2015 - Stakeholder interviews, land use map reviews.
Aug 24, 2015 - Moratorium update. Socioeconomics.
June 30, 2015 - Scope and schedule. Elect chairs.

Empire State Development NY Regional Council Map; we are near the middle of the Mohawk Valley Region.


Some links to NY State's many grant programs:

StartUpNY   for "nano" manufacturing and technology

Empire State Development Business programs

Government Grants ... Government Power