Saturday, April 11, 2009


A few weeks ago the town of Royalton released the final draft of its master plan. Niagara County is launching theirs on Monday as the Buffalo News notes....

More than six months after it was supposed to be completed, a draft of the proposed comprehensive plan for Niagara County is to be posted Monday on the county’s Web site.

In 2007, at the urging of County Manager Gregory D. Lewis, the County Legislature approved spending $215,020 for the consulting firm to draw up the plan.

The Niagara Communities Comprehensive Plan, as the document officially is called, is the first of its kind for the county.

...the plan, which features nearly 100 maps, will include ways to provide county services more efficiently. It also will recommend ways to fight sprawl.

The article goes on to mention regional meetings to discuss the draft...

Five meetings on the nearly 300-page plan will be held this month, in hopes of coming up with more suggestions from the public than resulted from a series of meetings last year, according to Walter Kalina, project manager for Clough Harbour and Associates.

The first outreach session, for the eastern communities, will be held April 20 in Gasport Elementary School.

All will run from 7 to 9 p. m. Lewis said the format will include one-on-one talks between planners and those who attend the meetings. “It’s going to be a massive brainstorm,” Lewis said.

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