Comprehensive plan important to Elizabethtown

To the Valley News:

The Elizabethtown Planning Board and the Town Board of Elizabethtown are about to engage an extremely important issue regarding the property owners within our township. It’s called the Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan will be the legal foundational document which will define the principles for new zoning law, not only within the hamlet, but also town wide. Existing zoning is only within the hamlet, or the old village limits, but the new laws will regulate the entire township. Once the Comprehensive Plan is developed it will be the guide for the zoning changes. This is very important to you.

The process will take about two years and will include meetings, surveys, presentations, and public hearings. It is my hope that a Steering Committee will be formed consisting not only of a Planning Board and Town Board member, but also professional people, business and property owners. Perhaps even a student from ELCS. A consultant has been hired who will do most of the work, but public input is crucial. Please call the Town Hall or contact a Board member if you are interested in this issue.

This has consequence for every property owner in E’town and the time to have your voices heard effectively is in the beginning of the process, not the end.

Ken Fenimore, Councilman


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