Amenia Comprehensive Plan Review committee agrees to pursue planning grant

AMENIA — The Comprehensive Plan Review committee, charged with updating the 2007 plan, met on Tuesday, June 25, and agreed to seek funding to hire a planning consultant to assist with incorporating sustainability initiatives into the plan.

Following the guidelines of the Climate Smart Communities program administered by the state, the committee agreed to pursue a grant through the state Consolidated Funding Application process to support the services of a consultant.

The remainder of discussion focused on following a phased approach to the review committee’s work where the first phase will simply update factual data. As the committee has met, however, the need for a more substantial revision has become evident to the committee to create a more meaningful, useful planning document for the town.

The committee agreed to incorporate working notes suggesting areas that might need further development or information from other local town committees or groups.

Expressing unanimous praise for the valuable work of Paula Pelosi as a member of the committee, the committee acknowledged receipt of her resignation and initiated the process of asking the Town Board to name a replacement.

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