Town of Clarkstown to Receive PaceLandUseLawCenter Founders Award
NY) – Supervisor Alex Gromack is
proud to announce the Town of Clarkstown will
receive the PaceLandUseLawCenter’s
Founders Award. The TheodoreW.KheelCenter on the Resolution of
Environmental Interest Disputes will present the award at their 10th
Annual Conference on land use and sustainable development on December 2nd.
The award is given to individuals and municipalities that
have worked collaboratively with their community and have reinvented democracy
to make change happen in their communities. According to the LandUseLawCenter’s
website, “The spirit in which the Town of Clarkstown
approached and implemented its Comprehensive Plan is the type of community
planning that we would like to highlight and celebrate”.
Clarkstown set its sights on achieving the Town’s long term
planning needs, modeling its Comprehensive Plan after an Environmental Impact
Statement. This unique grassroots approach maximizes planning resources, and
through the use of GIS technology, the Town will be better able to forecast
potential environmental and biodiversity issues.
The development of Clarktown’s
Comprehensive Plan included important community involvement, led by the
Comprehensive Plan Special Board. Adopted in 2009, the Final Comprehensive Plan
employs important techniques that the Planning Board acquired through the LULA
training program, which will improve the quality of life in the community.
“Our Comprehensive Plan is a product of the residents of
Clarkstown and, through its emphasis on sustainable development and smart
growth strategies, we will continue to grow and respond to the challenges
and opportunities of the future,” said Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack. “We
are honored to be recognized for our hard work and efforts in establishing and
implementing the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.”