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Public input welcome in town plan

CONCORD—An open house will give residents a chance to give suggestions on the Town of Concord’s Comprehensive Plan. The June 28 informational meeting will provide an update on the town’s plan and give residents an opportunity to provide input.

The Comprehensive Plan will help guide the future growth of the town. The town last updated its plan in 1998. While most municipalities review their plan every 10 years, Town of Concord Supervisor Gary Eppolito said budget restrictions and time constraints have not allowed them to review the plan.

Last year, a committee of residents and stakeholders was formed to update the town’s plan. Members of the committee are Councilmen Clyde Drake and Ken Zittle, Ed Heary Sr., Ed Heary Jr., Bill Gugino, Ken Kassell and Bruce Luno. Due to the age of the current plan, the committee will be reviewing out-of-date information and offer recommendations for current issues.

Eppolito explained the plan is a useful tool to plan for the future of the town. Wendel was hired as the architecture, engineering and planning firm. The firm will be present at the meeting, to help answer any questions.

According to a press release from Wendel, “a Comprehensive Plan is one of the most important tools that a community can use to establish a vision for the future and set effective goals and objectives for achieving that vision.”

The public open house information meeting will be Wednesday, June 28 in the Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m.

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