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Committee Members:

  • Buffy Arbogast
  • Timothy Bontecou
  • Claudia Heunis
  • Fernanda Kellogg
  • Timothy Mayhew
  • Margaret Schneible
  • Paul Schwartz, Chairman

 Town Board Liaisons:

  • Robert Audia
  • Joseph Rochfort

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Comprehensive Plan Committee Updates

The Town of Washington Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, September 15 Meeting, 7:00 PM

The Committee invites the public to attend the next Open Forum on Wednesday, Sept 15, at the Town Hall or by Zoom at 7:00PM Registration will be open at 6:45PM for those who wish to speak. Masks are requested for all attending in person. When presenting masks may be removed.

The forum will commence at 7 PM and lasting approximately two and a half hours. The format will be hybrid with limited space available in Town Hall and also with Zoom. The CPRC has become aware of a conflict with the time of the next scheduled session and Yom Kippur. The CPRC wishes the community to be advised that there will be additional sessions so all opinions will be heard. Timer and dates for additional sessions will be posted here.

Written comments may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It will be required for individuals interested in speaking to sign in 15 minutes prior (6:45 PM). The time will be allotted to a maximum of 50 individuals per session and limited to 3 minutes speaking per person. Additional sessions may be offered.

The Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89084017189?pwd=S3hkeXVYL0VHTVBLYWVPa3hqOS9DZz09

Phone in to meeting: 646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 890 8401 7189 and Passcode: 572693

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On Thursday, August 26, an Open Forum meeting was held at 7:00PM in the Town of Washington Town Hall and on Zoom. The meeting lasted approximately 90 minutes. The rules were posted on the screen requesting people who desired to speak should register by name and address. Each speaker was limited to 3 minutes.
Attending in person were approximately 19 people and 7 people spoke.
Attending on line were approximately 75 people and 14 people spoke.
Additionally the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee wishes to thank John Dyson for the $10,000 donation to support the professional fees to guide the Committee in its work. PRPs were sent mid August requesting professional  proposals and the Committee is waiting for replies
The Committee invites the public to attend the next Open Forum on Wednesday, Sept 15, at the Town Hall or by Zoom at 7:00PM Registration will be open at 6:45PM  for those who wish to speak.
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July 28, 2021
The CP Committee set dates for two future meetings: Thursday, Aug 26, and Thursday, Sept 15 to be held at Town Hall.  Details will be announced.
Thanks were given to the Trustees of the Tribute Garden for providing $50,000 to the Town of Washington to be used by the CP Committee to hire consultants to assist and guide the Committee in its work.  The selection of the consultants will be the responsibility of the CP Committee.  Additionally, the need for IT support was reviewed and assigned.  The methodology to obtain the consultants was discussed and the first step will be to send out an RFP to a list of professionals that has been proposed by members of the CP Committee. This will be done promptly.
The need to obtain contacts/email addresses of residents of the TOW was discussed. There is no list currently.

The concept of hosting one or two 'listening meetings", open to the community was discussed and agreed upon.  Details and location to be confirmed. 

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pdf Comprehensive Plan Review Committee Charge

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Meetings:

document Transcript of 8/26/2021 Comp Plan Review Public Forum