Stamford Seeks Public Input at April 24 Community Visioning Workshop
Residents Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Future of Village for New Comprehensive Plan
Stamford, NY – The public is invited to attend a Community Visioning Workshop to provide input to the Village of Stamford Comprehensive Plan Committee. The workshop will be held at 7:00 p.m. April 24th at the Stamford Central School cafeteria in the Village of Stamford. The meeting is being held to hear from the community as part of the village’s Comprehensive Plan update that is currently underway.
“This is a great opportunity for residents to tell us what our Village should be in the future, what it should look like, how we can improve our neighborhoods, and what kind of development there should be,” said Village Mayor Joan Hinman. She added, “Public input is critical to develop our new comprehensive plan that will reflect what our community really wants Stamford to be in the future. I encourage everyone to offer their opinions as part of this important process.”
The public meeting will be a workshop format, where participants will work in small groups in a friendly and informal atmosphere to identify and prioritize the issues and opportunities in Stamford, and to develop a vision statement for the Village’s future. Everyone’s input is important and will contribute towards development of the plan.
The Village of Stamford began the planning process to update its comprehensive plan in October of 2016. The current comprehensive plan was last done in the 1980’s and the Village Board determined that it needed to be updated and more detailed to assist the Village in the future. The Village is working together with planning consultants from Community Planning & Environmental Associates to review current conditions in the Village; perform community outreach; and work with the volunteer Comprehensive Plan Committee to create the new vision, goals and recommendations for the new plan that will guide future planning, development, infrastructure, capital improvements and other programming in Stamford.
For questions about the comprehensive plan process, contact Mayor Joan Hinman at 607-201-5538 or Skip Heath at 607-652-6833. Information about the comprehensive plan can be found on the website at www.stamfordny.com. Please plan on attending the visioning workshop on April 24 at the Stamford Central School cafeteria at 7 PM.