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Comprehensive Plan Committee update from Scott Hastings, Town Planner

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be meeting on February 7th at 6:30pm to look at Recreation!

To see the agenda, maps, and other materials that the committee will be reviewing go to the committee’s page on the town website.

If you have any comments, suggestions or other input about recreation in New Gloucester click here to let us know! or if you would prefer, reach out to me at town hall or via the phone number below.

We will be meeting twice in February. On 28th we will talk about economic development.  The Economic Development Committee will also be holding a second forum on Agriculture on March 4th. Keep an eye on these emails or reach out to me for more information! 

If you are interested in the committee’s meetings they are open to the public, broadcast on the local TV channel, and videos are archived on the town website.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or other input you have to give.

Thank you!
Scott

Scott Hastings, Town Planner
Town of New Gloucester
385 Intervale Road
New Gloucester, ME  04260
207-926-4126, Ext. 4
shastings@newgloucester.com

Comprehensive Plan Update Committee

 The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is working on updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.   
If you want to receive regular email updates on the progress of the update committee’s work email Scott Hastings, the town planner, at shastings@newgloucester.com

Why have and update a Comprehensive Plan?
A town’s comprehensive plan takes stock of where the town is and then sets goals for where the town’s residents want it to be.  New Gloucester last updated our comprehensive plan in 1990.   A lot has changed since then.  An update lets us find out exactly what has happened in town and see how we are doing on the goals that were in that plan.
The comprehensive plan process is also a chance for all of us to get together and really talk about our town.   What do we like about New Gloucester? What might we like to change? Where do we want to be in the future?  We will talk about all of these things and create new goals as part of the updated plan.
A current comprehensive plan also has certain legal and regulatory benefits.  The state requires plans to be updated every 10 years and meet certain standards.  Plans that meet these requirements are the legal basis for enforceable municipal zoning rules.  They also qualify towns for preferred status when commenting for state grants and working with state departments.
For more information on comprehensive plans, the rules and laws governing them here in Maine, and approved plans from other municipalities go to Maine’s page on comprehensive plans.
Please contact Scott Hastings, Town Planner, with any comments or questions:
Email: shastings@newgloucester.com
Phone: (207)926-4126