Clarkstown Officials Commend Public
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
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
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
For more information visit our website at www.town.clarkstown.ny.us and
click the "Get Involved - Clarkstown's Comprehensive Plan" logo.
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