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Finding consideration put off until May 12

A special meeting of the Geneseo Town Planning Board scheduled for April 28 to consider the Findings under SEQR on the Newman Development PDD application has been canceled. The matter will be taken up at the next regular meeting of the Planning board on Monday May 12.  [...]

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May 1, 2008 With the exception of a seven-year period beginning in 1979, the inflation-adjusted price of a gallon of gas was never higher than $1.60 from 1950 to 2003. As recently as 1998, a gallon of gas cost $1.10, the lowest inflation adjusted price recorded at least since World War II, perhaps ever. [...]

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The PDDG File
Please Don't Destroy Geneseo (PDDG) is a citizens group founded in October of 2005 to oppose the proposal of Newman Development to obtain Planned Development District (PDD) zoning to build a 170,000 square foot Lowes on Rt. 20A in Geneseo.

The PDDG File contains some of the documents concerning Newman's application and the circumstances surrounding the passage of the PDD law in July of 2005. Documents pertaining to PDDG's efforts to obtain additional public records about this matter which was the subject of an Article 78 lawsuit against Geneseo Supervisor Wes Kennison and the Town of Geneseo in May of 2007 are also available.

Currently the Geneseo Planning Board is reviewing a Final Environmental Impact Statement filed by Newman. Public comments on the DEIS are also online.



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