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File #: 12631-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 3/17/2023 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 3/21/2023 Final action: 4/4/2023
Title: An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the continued use of real property in the County’s Deer Lakes Park for purposes of farming by Beacom Farms.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 12631-23 BEACOM FARMS Summary.doc, 2. 08-23-OR 12631-23.pdf
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An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the continued use of real property in the County’s Deer Lakes Park for purposes of farming by Beacom Farms.

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WHEREAS, Amy and Kevin Beacom are the owners of Beacom Farms, a cattle, sheep, chicken and crop farm located in Tarentum, Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, for more than thirty (30) years, Beacom Farms has leased from the County approximately eighty (80) acres of land in the County’s Deer Lakes Park for farming corn, soy beans, hay, and oats; and utilized four (4) structures for storing supplies and equipment and temporary housing of cattle; and

WHEREAS, the County’s Department of Parks has recommended that Beacon Farm be granted permission to continue to conduct farming activities on the eighty (80) acres of land in the County’s Deer Lakes Park and to utilize and maintain the structures thereon; and

WHEREAS, County Council recognizes that the Beacom Farms’ continued use of this property in the County’s Deer Lakes Park for such purposes will inure to the benefit of the citizens of Allegheny County through the application of sustainable farming practices, implementation of County-approved conservation procedures, and maintenance of farm structures; and

WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 2(k) of the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter vests County Council with the power to permit the use of County real property.

The Council of the County of Allegheny hereby enacts as follows:

SECTION 1. Incorporation of the Preamble.

The provisions set forth in the preamble to this Ordinance are incorporated by reference as set forth in their entirety herein.

SECTION 2. Authorization to Permit the Use of County Real Property.

Allegheny County Council hereby approves Beacom Farms’ continued use of approximately eighty (80) acres of land and four (4) structures in the County’s Deer Lakes Park for purposes of farming for a period beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, ...

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