Community input sought for Middletown Comprehensive Plan

Margaretville — All residents, property owners, civic groups, businesses and government officials are invited and encouraged to participate in a special “planning and visioning” workshop to shape the future of the Town of Middletown. The event will be held on Nov. 1 at the Margaretville Firehall starting promptly at 11 a.m. This is a public planning session and the entire community is encouraged to participate.
Middletown is in the process of developing an updated Comprehensive Plan for the town. With assistance from a planning consultant, this workshop is designed to make sure that the new plan incorporates the thoughts, opinions, hopes and aspirations of the residents. The new plan will be a blueprint to guide physical growth, land use, recreation, infrastructure and community development action strategies.
During the visioning session, the town’s consultant will lead participants through several activities to identify the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the town that would influence future development, as well as develop a town-wide vision statement. At the workshop participants will work in small groups in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It is important that the comprehensive plan is developed to address issues of concern to the residents and land owners in the Town of Middletown. The strength of such a plan comes when its development has involved a diversity of people in the process.
This workshop is a great opportunity to get lots of people involved. Every-one’s input is important and it will contribute towards the plan. The information learned at the workshop will be used to understand what the public perceives as the strengths, weaknesses and long-range vision for Middletown.