Deer processing business in Gaines has Planning Board support

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 August 2015 at 12:00 am

GAINES – A husband and wife in Gaines have the Orleans County Planning Board’s approval for a deer processing business at their home on East Bacon Road.

Douglas and Jennifer Ashbery are working to operate “Deer Done Right” from a new pole barn. They would take venison meat and turn it into hot dogs, sausage and other meat products.

County planners on Thursday recommended the Town of Gaines approve a special use permit for the business at 14444 East Bacon Rd., which is in a Residential/Agricultural District.

The Ashberys said they expect the business will be open from October through February.

In other action, the Planning Board:

Supported the site plan and special use permit for a pole barn and other improvements to an existing auto repair business in Murray.

George Berg, owner of George’s Fancher Road Service, is planning to add a 3-by-30 foot structure to the south side of his motor vehicle repair shop. He also is planning to add two overhead doors to the site at 3213 Fancher Rd., which is in a Residential/Agricultural District.

Backed the Town of Clarendon’s amendments to its zoning ordinance, including text requiring seasonal permits for trailers, travel campers and recreational vehicles. The current zoning doesn’t include those vehicles, which creates an opportunity for unlimited overnight occupancy, town officials said.

Clarendon wants to limit overnight occupancy in those vehicles to no more than 30 days a year.