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Milton Announces Series of Public Hearings…

To Engage the Community in its Comprehensive Plan

Series of Meetings will delve into a range of subjects, ranging from the use and preservation of the Broadkill River to Affordable Housing and Community Development

To help folks think a bit about what is important about Milton, we hope everyone will engage in a bit of a thought experiment and consider the following questions before the Wednesday, June 25th meeting:

 

What are Milton’s Greatest Assets?

What are Milton’s greatest challenges?

Much of what we value in Milton is based on its storied past.  How can we make the town’s immediate future as important as its ship-building heyday?

What do you think we are under-valuing in our town?


What is the Comprehensive Plan?

Over the next several months, Milton’s Planning & Zoning Commission will lead the community in developing a Comprehensive Plan for the town. Communities across the state are required by state law to have Comprehensive Plans that reflect the dreams and aspirations of each town and lay out concrete and specific plans that help communities realize those dreams.

This project comes at an exciting time for the town. As the nation emerges from a devastating recession, stalled developments in the area are beginning to rise again and businesses are opening in town. Milton’s future appears to be full of possibilities and the Comprehensive Plan will provide the community an opportunity to craft a vision for the town that can make use of those opportunities and create additional ones.
The most visible part of this process will be a series of public meetings, each focusing on a specific issue or theme. At each meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission will ask the community to share its ideas and concerns. Please click Comp Plan Meetings – Updated 08/19/14 for a schedule of all the announced public meetings.

The community will also be invited to participate in a survey (now available online, on the Comprehensive Plan Links page). This will help the Commission collect additional data and will allow participation by town residents who are unable to attend the public meetings. The survey will be mailed to town residents with the October Utility invoice.


What We’ll Be Discussing:

The state requires that each municipality’s Comprehensive Plan address certain issues, such as Open Space, Recreation and Environmental Protection and Affordable Housing & Community Development. In addition, the Planning and Zoning Commission plans to discuss issues that are specifically of critical importance to Milton. These will include the river, the town center, historic preservation, cultural resource, and Front Street.


Get Involved!

Please join us in creating a vision for the town of Milton. Check out the schedule of community meetings (Comp Plan Meetings – Updated 08/19/14) and join us to share your thoughts, ideas, dreams and concerns.

Before each meeting, we will pose a few open-ended questions to help residents think about the topic slated for discussion. Please visit this site often to see the questions being posed to the community.

Also, make sure you share your thoughts by participating in the town-wide survey. Make sure you fill out your survey when you receive it in the mail – or fill it out on-line (the survey is on the Comprehensive Plan Links page).


Stay Informed:

Please visit this page often to see updates from community meetings and read early drafts of the Comprehensive Plan. Also learn about upcoming meeting topics and the questions being posed to the community.

To help folks think a bit about what is important about Milton, we hope everyone will engage in a bit of a thought experiment and consider the following questions before the Wednesday, June 25th meeting:

What are Milton’s Greatest Assets?
What are Milton’s greatest challenges?
Much of what we value in Milton is based on its storied past. How can we make the town’s immediate future as important as its ship-building heyday?
What do you think we are under-valuing in our town?


Schedule of Planned Meetings:

Comp Plan Meetings – Updated 08/19/14

Survey:

Click here to take survey

Press Releases:

River Press Release
Milton Comp Plan Polling Results – June 25 Meeting

Current Comprehensive Plan:

2010 Comprehensive Plan
Pre-PLUS Comments Comp Plan 2014