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SECTION 42-0109
Stewardship plan
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 42
§ 42-0109. Stewardship plan.

1. The partnership shall develop a stewardship plan which shall
represent the fundamental document defining the recommended protection
and beneficial public use goals for the reserve and the means and
techniques for their attainment. To the fullest extent practicable, the
plan shall be consistent with the state open space plan and the Erie
Canalway National Heritage Corridor preservation and management plan, as
such plans are amended. The plan shall include, but need not be limited

a. A survey or inventory of the following, together with the
establishment of management priorities therefor:

(i) historic resources;

(ii) scenic resources;

(iii) recreational uses; and

(iv) farmland and agricultural related uses.

b. An economic plan that shall include but not be limited to:

(i) A main street element for traditional commercial streets in
reserve communities;

(ii) A tourism plan with elements of branding, marketing and
promotion; and

(iii) A strategy for small enterprise business financing and support
to nurture entrepreneurs interested in launching business activity in
the reserve particularly relating to services for tourists and
businesses adaptively using historic structures.

c. Regional cost sharing opportunities helping municipalities in the
reserve to approach common matters collectively through agreements.

d. An education program including publications and guided activities.

e. A financial plan for implementation of plan recommendations.

2. A draft plan shall be submitted to the commissioner, the
commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation and
secretary of state within thirty months of the effective date of this
article. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of
parks, recreation and historic preservation and secretary of state, may
approve the plan, may return the plan to the partnership with
recommendations for approval, or may reject such plan. Prior to
submission of the draft plan, the partnership shall hold at least one
public hearing on the draft plan in each county for which the plan is
applicable. The local legislative body of each city, town or village
within the boundaries designated by the draft plan must approve the plan
following the public hearing or hearings and before it is submitted to
the commissioner. A copy of the approved plan shall be provided to the
governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the

3. Not less than once every five years the partnership shall review
the plan, and shall include as part of such review a public hearing in
each county for which the plan is applicable. The partnership shall
propose amendments to the management plan as they are deemed to be
necessary and appropriate.