Fleischmanns Village Board hires consultant to assist with planning

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns’ Village Board, recently retained consultant Alan Sorensen and his firm Planit Main Street, Inc. to assist with the creation of a Village Comprehensive Plan. Community participation is vital to the success of the plan’s creation and to this end an informational session for all Village of Fleischmanns residents will be held to solicit public input on Saturday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on Main Street.
A community’s comprehensive plan, or “master plan” as it is often called, articulates a community’s vision for its future, and contains goals and recommendations designed to guide future growth. “The comprehensive plan forms the basis for zoning and land use regulations in a village,” explained Sorensen, “so it is a very important document.”
“We would like to get public input early in the process so we are encouraging residents to attend this public meeting on the Comprehensive Plan,” said Comprehensive Plan Committee member Harriet Grossman. The information session on May 9 will include a visioning exercise, a brief presentation on what a Comprehensive Plan is and how it relates to zoning, as well as a “Community Character Survey” that will help the committee determine what type of development the community prefers.
All Village of Fleischmanns residents are encouraged to attend.