WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE STAND
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We will advocate for stricter limitations on residential development to bring about reasonable and responsible growth. We will work to establish more restrictive zoning laws to achieve this goal.
We favor the concentration of future development in areas that have existing resources to support each kind of development contemplated, whether residential or commercial or other. We will work to establish new zoning districts that are consistent with existing water and sewer resources
We believe there is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of all people and creatures than the protection of the water, air and natural environment that supports them. We will always act in the interest of that well-being and we will partner with all other organizations that share this objective.
It is imperative to maintain proper standards and sufficient capacity to provide basic water and sewer systems for the benefit of all. We believe that a larger percentage of the costs to expand services for new developments should be paid for by developers, either by direct fees or by requiring such expansions be included as part of those projects.
Street, roads andtraffic
Any community growing as rapidly as ours requires more and better streets and roads. We believe that increased traffic from new developments requires improvements, expansion and re-engineering of the existing street and road network, and that when appropriate, the work or the cost of the work to accomplish this become part of the responsibility of developers.
recreation & parks
The Town of Fallsburg has many recreational features and we believe there is great opportunity for more. We support pursuing and promoting all recreational opportunities, especially those relating to eco-tourism. We support the development of the Rail Trails and will work to encourage the creation of new hamlet neighborhood parks and improvements to all existing parks.
Aesthetic Appearance of
Business areas and public spaces represent the pride and integrity of a community. We will work to promote aesthetic improvements in these districts and to ensure that architectural and maintenance codes are properly enforced
We believe the residents of Fallsburg wish to see a more active, viable and YEAR-ROUND business environment. We support small, local businesses that want to operate year-round in our hamlets and village. And we support the initiation of a tax incentive program to promote and stimulate such businesses.
We are aware of the lack of affordable housing in our town and urge the adherence to federal Fair Housing Act laws in the marketing and sales of all residential housing development.
FALLSBURG'S FUTURE ALERT
The Town of Fallsburg Town Board Will Meet with the Comprehensive Planning Committee
Regarding its Zoning Amendments
Next Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 p.m. at the South Fallsburg Community Center
12 Laurel Avenue, South Fallsburg
(Senior Center across from Fallsburg Lumber in South Fallsburg)
This Monday evening, October 23, the Town Board will meet with the Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) to review the Board’s proposal for new zoning regulations.
There may be significant differences between the new zoning regulations and what the CPC has recommended in its Updated Comprehensive Plan for the town, which aims to protect larger areas from development.
We urge residents to attend the meeting to stay informed of the changes as they develop. The draft documents, however, are not yet available to the public, and it is possible that there will not be a public comment period at the meeting. Fallsburg’s Future members will be attending, as we have attended every TB/CPC meeting over the past year.
Fallsburg’s Future has been working with and supporting the CPC in its work to update the Comprehensive Plan, the blueprint for the town’s future development. We were generally pleased with the results, but they have not been finalized and may be changed by the Town Board and its Steering Committee
As well, the November 7 elections are around the corner and we urge you to vote for Nathan Steingart and Mike Wiiener for the two Town Board positions. It is notable that there has been a surge in new voter registrations – some 1,300 since 2015. There are 7,000 registered voters in Fallsburg; 4,000 of them voted in last year’s presidential election. In a Town Board election, a hundred votes can make the difference between winning and losing. Let’s vote for Fallsburg’s future!
Fallsburg’s Future, an activist group of Fallsburg residents, is concerned about issues relating to sustainable residential development. One of our members, Rebecca Pratt, a member of the Comprehensive Plan Committee, is now serving as an alternate on the Planning Committee.
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