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Clarkstown Officials Commend Public Participation

In Comprehensive Planning Process


Supervisor Alex Gromack, the Town Board and the Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan commend Clarkstown residents for their participation in the planning process. Over 250 residents have attended town and hamlet/area workshops since the kick off held last October.


Supervisor Gromack said, "It is extremely encouraging to see that over 250 residents participated in these public meetings. Public input is an important and helpful part of the planning process. It is residents' ideas and concerns that will help shape the vision for Clarkstown over the next 10 to 20 years."


The hamlet/area meetings start with a detailed power point presentation to explain the Comprehensive Plan followed by residents discussing a variety of issues in smaller groups including: economic development; environmental resources; health, safety, and welfare; historic and cultural resources; housing; recreation, parks and open space.


Residents from all over the town and of all ages have been attending the meetings including, seniors, families, high school students, young adults and community activists.


Councilwoman Shirley Lasker, who attended the most recent Valley Cottage/Upper Nyack hamlet meeting, said, "It's gratifying to hear from so many residents who have taken time out of their busy lives to share their vision of Clarkstown's future.  The Comprehensive Plan is shaping up to be a true collaborative effort by all segments of the town's population.  Your voices are heard and really do make a difference!" 


Councilman Frank Borelli, who also participated in the most recent hamlet meeting, said, "I am very impressed with the public's participation and interest in the Comprehensive Plan. The detailed nature in which they have presented their concerns to us will be a key aspect of this plan for our future."


Supervisor Gromack said, "Sometimes people feel that too often government makes decisions without talking to the people, who really matter the most. We have been trying to involve the public in these meetings from the beginning of this process. We want to engage people to come out to these meetings to learn, to tell us what is on their minds and to voice their ideas for the future of our town. We value that type of participation and continue to encourage residents to join us at the upcoming hamlet meetings in Congers, New City and West Nyack."


The following is a schedule of upcoming hamlet/area meetings from 7 9:30PM.


Hamlet/Area Date Location

Congers and Rockland Lake January 24, 2008 Congers Community Center

New City February 4, 2008 Clarkstown North High School

West Nyack, Central Nyack and Nyack February 21, 2008 Clarkstown South High School


For more information visit our website at and click the "Get Involved - Clarkstown's Comprehensive Plan" logo.


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