Help shape the future of New Scotland

To the Editor:

The public is invited to comment on the town of New Scotland’s draft Comprehensive Plan Update at a public hearing on Monday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the town hall located at 2029 New Scotland Road (with a mailing address of Slingerlands, NY 12159).

This will be an opportunity for those interested to help shape the town’s future. The draft update includes a vision statement and identifies goals and recommended implementation measures that address key issues facing the town of New Scotland today.

The draft update is intended to help guide and enforce development in ways that will conserve the town’s rural, agricultural, open-space, and small-town character. It covers such topics as the protection of natural resources and scenic vistas; the promotion of sustainable, walkable, climate-smart development; the encouragement of affordable housing; the promotion of the economic vitality of the town’s hamlets; and the means to provide for an active and engaged community.

The update is available for review on the town of New Scotland’s website at www.townofnewscotland.com on the agenda page or under the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee page.

Christine M. Galvin

Chairwoman

Comprehensive Plan

Update Committee