A Comprehensive Plan is a guidance document that sets goals, policies, and priorities for investing in the physical, economic, and environmental future of the Town. The Comprehensive Plan is both a vision for the future and a roadmap for how to achieve the vision. It provides direction to the Town Board for making decisions about improvements to town infrastructure, revising zoning regulations, allocating resources in the annual budget, and supports grant applications for high priority projects. A broad range of topics are addressed in the Comprehensive Plan, including for not limited to economic development, tourism, housing, climate change, infrastructure, land use, natural resources, recreation, and community services.
The current comprehensive plan, called the Master Plan, was adopted in 1977. Much has changed over the past 45 years. The new Comprehensive Plan will provide a framework for achieving a community vision that is reflective of the current community conditions and builds on the progress that has been made to date.
Public engagement is an essential component of the planning process. There are several ways for residents, visitors, and business owners to learn about and provide input during the planning process. There will be a series of online surveys, public workshops, focus group meetings, and digital newsletters.
The public is invited to participate in the Comprehensive Plan process. The results of the community survey will be tabulated and documented for use in preparing the new Plan. Your participation and input will be a valuable resource for our community. Click the link below to begin – the survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.