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Planning input sought

To the Valley News:

Last year the town of Elizabethtown applied for and received a Smart Growth Grant to update our town’s comprehensive plan. As rule of thumb, comprehensive plans should be updated every five years or so. Our plan has not been updated in over 30 years!

In all, the process will take about two years to complete. It will entail a townwide survey, compilation of data, mapping, public hearings and many, many meetings. Through a public participation process, community members can help build consensus for a vision of our town’s future. Planning will protect our town by encouraging proper development, maintaining and enhancing the character of our community and helping to ensure the sense of place and community that is Elizabethtown.

After a series of workshops, public meeting notices will be published in this paper and throughout town, and everyone is encouraged to participate. This is an opportunity for all of us to work together and to have a say in our town’s future. So stay tuned and get involved!

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Evelyn Hatch

Vice-chair

Elizabethtown Planning Board

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