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Town of Ontario
Ontario Town Board has created an Economic Development Department at the
town level to encourage development of industrial and commercially zoned
areas by attracting new business and retaining current businesses.
Its purpose is to increase a sustainable tax base for its residents and
improve their quality of life. The Office of Economic Development
offers assistance with site selection and coordinating applications with
the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency, as well as local building,
planning, and zoning boards.
Current demographic information is available
upon request. Please contact the Office of Economic Development at
315-524-5908, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Helpful Links:
WAYNE INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY PARK
(WISP) - EMPIRE BENEFIT ZONE
Additional Helpful Links:
WAYNE INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY PARK (WISP) - EMPIRE BENEFIT ZONE
INDUSTRIAL PARK - EMPIRE
(Per Thousand/taxable Assessed Value)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL 325-524-3441 ext. 400
|$20.55**||$2.85*||$7.54*||$ 1.00 (est.)|
(*) Payable on January 1st (**) Payable on Sept. 1st
The Town of Ontario has the lowest town tax rate (2008) in Wayne County
SALES TAX = 8% (NYS = 4%, Wayne County = 4%) - Shared among towns, county, villages and school districts.
|Name||Product or Service||# Emp||Union|
|Wayne Central School Dist.||Education||525||Yes|
|Rochester Gas & Electric||Power Generating||525||No|
|Optimax Systems||Optics Industry||160||No|
|Vette (formerly ERM Thermal Technologies)||Heat Sinks||93||No|
|Rochester Industrial Control||Electronic Assembly||90||No|
|WECO Metal Products||Sheet Metal Fabricator||75||No|
|Town of Ontario||Municipality||50+||Yes|
|Lakeside Roofing & Siding Materials, Inc.||Roofing & Siding Materials Distributor||50|
|Fred A. Nudd Corp.||Tower Erections||30||No|
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. CALL: 315-524-8111
Highways Serving Area: New York State Routes 104 and 35O. Average daily traffic count on N.Y.S. Rte. 104: 26,645 (per N.Y.S.D.O.T.) (study 2003)
Distance to New York State Thruway: 20 miles (Exit #43-Manchester; 20 miles (Exit # 46-Henrietta)
Motor Freight Carriers: Serviced by all major distributors
Average commuting time to work: 19.7 minutes (U.S. 22.7 minutes)
Traffic Count Information: www.dot.state.ny.us (Click on Site Index/Highway Data Services Bureau)
For the latest road, weather, and traffic conditions in New York, visit the NYS Dept. of Transportation's web site at www.nysdot.gov/. The site also provides a link to the Traveler information Gateway www.travelinfony.com which details real-time conditions affecting transportation systems throughout New York State.
Greater Rochester International Airport: 30 miles west of Ontario. Passengers using Rochester airport annually: 1,450,000(2005) (U.S. 2,411,280 - median of 128 airports) (1995)
Williamson-Sodus Airport: A public-use, 24 hour facility located just a few miles east of Ontario. The facility offers a 3,800 foot runway, parallel taxiway, aircraft parking apron, aircraft storage, flight training, aircraft maintenance, aircraft rental, supplies and fuel.
For more information contact the:
Williamson Flying Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 148
Williamson, N.Y. 14589
Phone (315) 483-6011 or www.williamsonflyingclub.com
Wayne Area Transit System, (WATS) provides Park N' Ride service from Wayne County to Rochester through daily connection to Rochester Transit System.
RAIL - Easy Access via rail sidings to approved industrial sites
Ontario Midland Railroad services Town of Ontario and Wayne County Frequency of switching service: 5 days a week
Shortline service: available
Passenger Service: via Amtrak @ Rochester Rail Station, 320 Central
Freight Service: via Conrail @ Rochester Rail Station, 320 Central Ave.
Nearest Navigable Waterway: Lake Ontario 0-10 miles
Via Town Owned Harbor
Port Facilities: Port of Rochester - 0-20 miles
Barge/Erie Canal: 0-10 miles
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL:
|William Riddell, Director
Fax: (315) 524-7465
|Wayne County Economic
Development, Ms. Peg Churchill,
Director, 16 Williams St., Lyons,
Fax: (315) 946-5918
Payments-In-Lieu of Taxes Policy. The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency has implemented a county-wide policy for the provision of real property tax exemptions for the manufacturing sector. With an increased assessment of valuation there is a 100% tax abatement for the first 5 years, and 50% abatement for the second 5 years. An exemption on the 1% mortgage tax also applies. This same tax exemption is available for a hotel/motel with a minimum of 100 rooms.
Program 485-b, Business Property Tax Exemption. The 485-b Business Tax Exemption applies to county, town, and school district taxes. It consists of a 50 percent exemption for the total increase in assessed value during the first year, for any construction or improvement exceeding $10,000. The exemption is phased out 5 percent per year, over the next nine years. The 485-b Tax Exemption is available for all commercial and industrial projects including hotels and motels, but cannot be used in conjunction with the IDA PILOT program. Application for this exemption must be filed within one year of the date of completion of the construction or improvement project. A one page application, along with a copy of your Certificate of Occupancy, to the assessor is all that is required. Property must be used for service, retail, commercial, business or industrial activity.
Retail Incentives. 50% exemption which decreases by 5% over a ten year period on town, county, and school taxes on new building or improvements made to existing building. An 8% sales tax exemption on construction costs and a 1% mortgage tax exemption also apply.
Microenterprise Revolving Loan Fund. Provides technical and financial assistance to existing or new businesses to create or retain jobs in Wayne County. Business must show a willingness to collateralize the loan. AMOUNT: Up to $25,000. BUSINESS SIZE: Five or fewer employees including owner. Source of funds is a Community Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Wayne County Industrial Site Fund. Wayne County has set up an Industrial Site Fund to assist municipalities with public infrastructure improvements required to locate a manufacturing facility. Wayne County will assist in the cost of any required public infrastructure improvements at 1/3 of the total cost or $100,000., whichever is less. This can include any public water lines, sewer lines, roads, curbing, lighting, etc. In a typical situation, the county pays one-third, the town pays one-third and the developer pays one-third.
Energy -- Rochester Gas & Electric provides special development rates for economic development. RG&E supplies consistent high level power that provides quality and reliability to the area. No Brown Outs Here!
ONTARIO TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY, is a "Good Neighbor" business-friendly community. We've created a "red-tape free" environment where companies and their employees flourish and grow. We offer a rural atmosphere where open acreage and industrial sites abound - complete with highway access, rail sidings, sewers, tax incentive packages, and morel Aim high! Set your sites on ONTARIO TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY, in New York State!
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