Dobbins expansion in Lyndonville backed by County Planners

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 April 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An expansion project at H.H. Dobbins in Lyndonville, adding a new 26,240-square-foot controlled atmosphere storage building, was approved by the Orleans County Planning Board on Thursday night.

The site plan for the project on Millers Road now goes to the Town of Yates Planning Board for a final review.

The County Planning Board looked at the application last month and deemed it incomplete because the board didn’t believe Dobbins had addressed the need for a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. That is needed when an acre or more is disturbed with a project.

The application last month showed 3 acres would be disturbed, but Dobbins has revised its plan to show it would disturb 0.86 acre of land, which is below the 1-acre threshold required for the stormwater plan.

Planning Board members said the new building fits in on a rural road with agricultural land, woodlots, a general store and a replacement window business.

Dobbins plans to start work soon on the $5 million project and wants to have it ready for the fall harvest.

In other action, the Planning Board:

Recommended the Town of Shelby approve the site plan and special use permit for Shelby Crushed Stone to operate a building material reclamation operation.

The company wants to run the enterprise using 3.5 acres on the northwest corner of its 109-acre quarry site at 10830 Blair Rd. Materials may include concrete, asphalt, stone, brick and soil. Shelby Crush Stone estimates it will process about 5,000 yards of uncontaminated material each year.

Recommended the Town of Murray approve a special use permit for a home occupation at 17067 Brockport-Holley Rd.

Robert Benedict plans to run a part-time barber shop in his garage on Route 31. He won’t be putting on an addition. He has four parking spots at the location.