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Plan committee to send out surveys

The Elizabethtown Comprehensive Plan committee is using a familiar face to help promote the need to fill out their survey, which has been mailed out to town residents.

The Elizabethtown Comprehensive Plan committee is using a familiar face to help promote the need to fill out their survey, which has been mailed out to town residents.

— The team working on updating the comprehensive plan of Elizabethtown is looking for community input.

The committee will be sending out a survey to residents of the town starting July 18.

“This is the first step in the completion of the plan,” vice-chairman Evelyn Hatch said. “Residents are asked to return the survey either by dropping it off at the town hall or mailing it to P.O. Box 265, Elizabethtown, N.Y., 12932.”

Hatch said that there is also an online version of the survey which can be found at the town website, etownny.com (click the Comprehensive Plan Survey button).

“We want to make sure that people get the survey and when it comes in the mail, they do not just throw it away,” Hatch said.

The last update of the town comprehensive plan was completed in 1976, and Hatch said that the town had received a grant from the state to start work on a new version.

“An up-to-date plan improves a town’s opportunities for grant and loan programs that might otherwise be unavailable to them,” Hatch said.

After the surveys are completed and looked at by the members of the comprehensive plan committee, there will be a community workshop which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. until noon at the United Church of Christ.

“Informal groups will work together so everyone’s opinion and input will be heard to contribute to the vision for Elizabethtown,” Hatch said.

Hatch said that meetings will continue for between 18 months and two years as they develop the new plan.

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