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The Road Ahead

Posted on 23 January 2009

The new village zoning code might be one of the most important pieces of legislation ever to pass through our village hall. It has the capability to determine the future of our village – what it will look like, who it will cater to and how it will evolve. Because of the code’s importance, we encourage community members of every creed to attend the January 29 public hearings.

One of the reasons our village is so beloved is because it still serves its many different residents. It caters to the second home clan who seek refuge from Manhattan on our Main Street. It serves the active close-knit local community as well through our series of ‘mom and pop’ shops, where you are bound to run into at least one person you know. This is a delicate balance, to serve members of a community that is populated by people who come from all walks of life.

The one thing we do share, though, is that we all have a vested interest in what happens to this village that we call home.

These hearings were established for the whole community. We are glad to see those dedicated people who continue to attend these hearings, but wish that a more varied sample of the village was present. We want to hear from the middle class residents who feel priced out of our Main Street or from the business owners who are confused by the code or still on the fence about it. The hearing is your time to inform yourself of the code and have your voice heard.

So, on Thursday, January 29, at 5 p.m., we hope to find you at in the Municipal Building ready to listen, learn, and share.


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