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Outreach Meeting Comments

At the Outreach Meeting, participants were asked to provide ideas regarding seven focus topics, each dealing with a different aspect of the Comprehensive Plan:

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Resources
  • Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Historic & Cultural Resources
  • Housing
  • Recreation, Parks & Open Space
  • Transportation

Verbal comments were recorded on large notepads as each topic was discussed and during a final "wrap-up" session at the end of the evening. The public also submitted written comments at the workshop.

The following is a list of verbatim comments:

Focus Session

Verbatim Comments

Economic Dev.

Have more transparency into plans for Nanuet Mall.

Economic Dev.

Incentives for lower skilled jobs (underutilization of this group.

Env. Resources

Sewer issues and flooding issues in Town.

Env. Resources

Infrastructure adequate to handle sewer (aging sewer systems)?

Env. Resources

Adequate passage of traffic on Route 59.

Env. Resources

Keep small green areas natural. Look strongly to keeping underdeveloped land natural (especially small areas).

Health S & W

Subsidized volunteer housing.

Health S & W

Determine rules relevant to emergency helicopter landing.

Health S & W

Volunteer police officers to form Community Watch with an emphasis on sex predators.

Health S & W

Snow removal. Plows blocking sidewalks create unsafe walking paths.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Town sponsored amateur musical groups and artists/creative activities.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Encourage special events through special events permit.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Public/private partnerships for art, music and cultural events.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Tighten linkage between Town and religious community.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Religious willing to reach out to Town to offer space for Town events/programs.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Town to provide special services programs at religious institutions.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Look for mechanism to keep youth out of Palisades Mall.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Expand recreation to more social events for youth.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Parenting seminars at workshop centers promoted by Town.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Look to "Day of Caring" in Clarkstown.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Someone to talk to at Town to bounce questions off.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Propaganda to push family values.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Long term planning of large institutional land owners.

Hist. & Cult. Res.

Insight into the number of each congregation.

Housing

Safe affordable housing for young professional adults and/or rentals in desirable areas.

Transportation

Further expand and promote public mini-trans system.

Transportation

Connecting various parks with bike paths, paths etc.

Mailed-in Comments Received

Letter

The Town is limited in the available level of cultural resources.

Letter

There is not proper access to cultural resources unless you have car access - is very limited.

Letter

Proper emphasis is not placed on cultural resources. A greater public awareness campaign should be undertaken to promote the resources.

Letter

The Town can heighten awareness of cultural resources by developing a web list serve where residents who opt in for the service can have monthly or quarterly event calendars sent to them. This will also be a benefit in the event of an emergency.

Letter

The Town does not have enough cultural facilities.

Letter

There should be a strategy to bring in more arts as this leads to improved quality of life.

Letter

I understand that all agencies from towns to non-profits are under presser to provide more service with less income. I feel that a lot of these can be addressed if the town or agency sponsored a workshop on how to address these issues without costing the Town money.