The Cortlandville Town Board recently scheduled a public hearing on its draft comprehensive plan proposal for Wednesday, June 16, at 5 p.m., prior to its regular bi-weekly business meeting.
The hearing will take place at the municipal garage on Terrence Road, which is across the parking lot from The Raymond G. Thorpe Municipal Building.
The new plan has a slew of features for the town, including:
- Growth Management
- Land Use
- Transportation & Mobility
- Resource Conservation
- Sustainability & Fiscal Health
- Land Use & Zoning
- Population & Housing
- Economic Status
- Community Facilities & Services
A detailed description of the drafted plan proposal can be seen here (click the link).
The proposal was presented by the comprehensive plan committee back in February 2020, but work for the plan was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The comprehensive plan for the town was last updated in 1978. A public meeting on the new plan was held prior to the pandemic, but town supervisor Tom Williams said it wasn’t well attended and “only a few comments on the plan came in.”
Williams added a public hearing is required before the new plan can be adopted. A representative from CHA Consulting, Inc., an engineering firm who has assisted the committee in drafting the plan, will be in attendance at the hearing.
“The board has decided to move ahead with this,” he said. “The smoke has cleared so now we can meet in public and take in any comments from residents.”
Williams mentioned that once comments are collected from the hearing, the comprehensive plan committee will take the comments into consideration and make any changes to the proposal if needed, and then head back to the town board for action.
With the process laid out, Williams is hoping the draft will be finalized by the end of July “so the plan can be put in place.”
Williams noted that any comments or questions after the hearing can be submitted no later than noon on Friday, July 2. Questions or comments can be sent via email to [email protected] (attention: Tom Williams), or by mail to Tom Williams, Supervisor, Town of Cortlandville, 3577 Terrace Road, Cortland, NY 13045.