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Batavia Town Board sets hearing to consider rezoning request

BATAVIA – The Batavia Town Board passed a resolution Wednesday night to amend the town’s zoning map and schedule a public hearing involving a 20-acre parcel of land on Wortendyke Road, near Route 5 on the town’s west end.

The action stems from a request by landowner Cory Paris to change the parcel’s designation from a mobile home park district to agricultural-residential district, said Town Supervisor Gregory H. Post.

“This is really the first step in the process,” Post said. “The purpose at this point is to get to a public hearing and hear all the pros and cons.”

Post said that Paris bought the land, which borders the boundary of a mobile home park at Route 5 and Wortendyke Road, with the intent of “just wanting to live there.”

“He has no intention to use the land for a mobile home park,” Post said of Paris.

The public hearing on the proposed Local Law No. 2 to amend the zoning map has been set for 6:55 p.m. on March 18 at the Batavia Town Hall, 3833 West Main St. Road.

It will precede the board’s regular business meeting.

Also on Wednesday, the board approved the purchase of two additional security cameras and an additional door access for a town building from Great Lakes Building Systems at a cost of $2,148.