CLINTON – The town’s Board of Selectmen is working with the Comprehensive Planning Committee to discuss plans for the future of the town.
“It was really overdue to rewrite it so the committee came together in June and we’re about probably one-third of the way through the assessment portion,” said Chairman Terry Knowles.
Knowles said the committee will look at 13 different areas.
“Some of the issues we’ve looked at is, for example, population and demographics in the town,” Knowles said.
The assessment portion is the first step that needs to be done. Next will be to write the land use portion.
Knowles said they want to find a way to continue to build neighborhoods or businesses to bring to the dairy capital of Maine.
The committee is looking at what’s been done in the past in hopes of finding something that will benefit residents in the future.
“We’re trying to develop a plan that will actually confirm what we have for ordinances and land use are right on target or what changes need to be made,” Knowles said.
“The other thing that we’re trying to do with the plan is to make a good working document for the town,” he said.
The next step would be to have a public hearing for the plan itself for the town to accept it.
Knowles said there will be a public committee meeting on Oct. 30. He is encouraging Clinton residents to attend and share their concerns.
“We do want to listen very closely to what the public says and basically that will influence our issues going back to them,” Knowles said. “There may be something that we’re missing.”
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.