As a comprehensive plan, the POCD will look at a range of topics that will influence the Town over the coming decade, including demographics, housing, land use, community facilities, infrastructure, economic development, open space, recreation, transportation, and sustainability. While it is important to understand data and trends, it is equally important to understand the priorities of the community. There will be several opportunities to provide input to the process through surveys, workshops and exercises on this website. All feedback received will help shape the goals, objectives, recommendations, and actions of the final plan.
This project is special because a strategic plan is being developed simultaneously with the POCD. The strategic plan will assist in setting priorities for improvements in town infrastructure and other land use projects based on input from the public. It will additionally include estimated evaluations of costs, possible funding sources and potential timeframes for execution. The aim is to provide guidance and transparency on future budgeting processes and the tax implications.