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Caz plan goes public

Caz plan goes public

Joint town and village public hearing set for Tuesday March 18

By Willie Kiernan

Republican@cnylink.com

The Public Review Draft of the Town and Village of Cazenovia Comprehensive Plan has been posted on the town web site and is also available for review at the town and village offices, the Cazenovia Public Library and the New Woodstock Library.

The Public Review Draft of the Comprehensive Plan that was released this week represents an enormous amount of work by members of the village and town review committees and our partners at EDR," said Kurt Wheeler, Cazenovia Village Trustee and Cazenovia Village Comprehensive Plan Committee Chairman. "I believe citizens will be really pleased with what has been created. It is an extremely fair, thoughtful balance between preservation of our historic and rural character and encouragement of economic growth.

A public hearing, regarding the plan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday March 18 in the municipal building.

"Please take the time to review the draft and share your thoughts," said Liz Moran, Cazenovia Town Supervisor.

The draft, which is 204 pages, was created by Environmental Design and Research but also with the help of several committees. Although this is not the end of the process, it took a community effort and many thousands of dollars in resources to come up with this document.

"The comprehensive planning process has involved dozens of community members who generously donated their time and talents to consider the future of our community," Moran said. "They deserve great credit and thanks."

The special review committees and the town and village officials have been meeting, writing, editing and debating the content of the comprehensive plan for many months. A single consultant, EDR of Syracuse, has guided the two municipalities.

"I am very excited about the product that has emanated from many months of hard work by the various comprehensive plan committees," said Russ Brownback, Cazenovia Village Trustee. "I look forward to community feedback as well as the next phases of the process which include the relevant updates to village zoning and code."

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