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Skaneateles Comprehensive Plan review underway

The town and village of Skaneateles are in the process of updating the joint comprehensive plan as this process is required every five years. The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee (CPRC) has begun the process of updating the current plan.

In a statement the CPRC said it is committed to making it a highly readable, relevant and useful document to all facets of government including town and village boards, planning boards and ZBAs.

The committee is hosting a series of discussions this week designed to give community and government leader input on issues critical to Skaneateles, such as land use, future growth and development patterns, municipal facilities, vehicular movement and other topics that will be addressed in the comprehensive plan.

"We are excited that we have been able to enlist the help of a team from the Notre Dame School of Architecture to lead us in a week-long, interactive and collaborative process designed to get elicit community input regarding critical planning issues. This approach, known as a "charrette" process, is designed to gather broad input very quickly and to feedback ideas over the course of a week," the committee reports.

Throughout the week, there will be numerous meetings and events with groups representing recreation, conservation, advocacy, tourism, agricultural, industry (both retail and commercial).

The Town and Village Boards, the CPRC, and the Notre Dame group believe that the degree of success of this process is directly related to the level of involvement from many sectors of the community.

Cathy Dove is the CPRC Chairperson (csd3@cornell.edu/315-685-2065) and Rick Keyes is the CPRC Liaison Town and Village Boards (cfkey@roadrunner.com/685-6590).

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