From: Annette Lynch
MEETING TO DECIDE HOW EXCITING APPROACH TO NEW TOWN PLAN WILL WORK
The Mount Holly Select Board and Planning Commission have set in motion a new and potentially exciting way to redraft the Town Plan – before its 2018 due date.
First, the Town contracted with the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) to bring its expertise to a series of Community Meetings;
Second, the Mount Holly Planning Commission (MHPC) will not be active in the Community Meetings, but will retain its responsibility to decide the contents of the final Town Plan;
Third, the MHPC has established a new entity or subcommittee – the Advisory Planning Council - that will link the RRPC and the MHPC, by attending all Community Meetings and reporting back to the MHPC.
At a Public Hearing tomorrow, Monday February 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mount Holly Town Office, the “working parameters” of this new arrangement will be discussed. Citizen participation in this discussion can ensure that the new arrangement will provide for full citizen involvement.