Open Space

Economic Development in Upstate New York


Growth in high technology and research and development jobs has driven economic development in Malta and neighboring communities. Investments into highways, water systems and other infrastructure are setting the stage for the growth of employment and housing. Towns, cities, and villages are also interested in taking action to protect working farms and natural resources and improve the quality of life that our citizens expect.

Protecting Malta’s Quality of Life


The Town of Malta has been pursuing a wide range of approaches and techniques available to protect the quality of life of local citizens. As a result of the Town’s recent Agricultural Enhancement Study, a Right to Farm Law was updated and adopted in 2011.

Other actions that the Town of Malta has taken have been to make zoning in Malta more farm friendly, launch a purchase of development rights program, create trail connections and pursue other methods to control taxes, protect our lands and habitats and keep our air and water clean.

For More Information


If you are interested in assisting the Open Space, Agricultural, and Trails Committee, contact Director of Parks, Recreation and Human Services Audrey Ball at (518) 899-4411 ext. 303.

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