The letter suggests that the village and town set up a joint meeting and also seek input from the comprehensive review committee and general public.
The suggested changes were drafted in 2011 by a comprehensive plan review committee composed of community members. Their changes were mostly a result of working with a group of graduate students from the University of Notre Dame who were brought in to evaluate the plan in 2010.
The committee was chaired by Cathy Dove and included Dessa Bergen, Mike Card, Kathryn Carlson, Alan Dolmatch, Cathy Dove, Bob Eggleston, Jeff Harrop, Jessica Millman and Dave Vensel.
A sub-committee composed of Mary Sennett, John Cromp, Rick Keyes and Steve McGlynn was then given the draft and tasked with reviewing the changes and moving forward with adopting them.
The letter also states that the town intends to bring in attorney Joel Russell to help facilitate the process. Russell helped to write the original plan that was adopted in 1996 and has showed interest in assisting with the process, McGlynn said.
The town wants to schedule a joint meeting with the village board to discuss the proposed changes further. The draft has not yet been made public, though the town and village do plan to seek public input as a part of the review process as well.
--The board moved to transfer an amount not to exceed $22,000 from the water department equipment reserve fund for the purchase of commercial water meters.
--The board moved to transfer an amount not to exceed $31,500 from the transfer station equipment reserve fund for containers/compactors for the transfer station.
--The board moved to open a bid on Sept. 30 for repairs to the roof of Austin Park pavilion. The project cost no more than $45,000 and will be paid for with money from the Allyn Arena capital improvement reserve fund.
--The board also agreed to give $3,000 to assist in building a memorial in Shotwell Park to veterans of the Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
--The board voted to move its Oct. 17 meting to the following Thursday, Oct. 24, to avoid a conflict with the Skaneateles citizen of the year banquet.
Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.