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.
OUR SUPPORT FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Steven Vegliante, Supervisor
Town of Fallsburg Town Board
PO Box 2019
19 Railroad Plaza
South Fallsburg, NY 12779
April 3, 2018
Dear Steve and Town Board members,
Fallsburg’s Future, an activist group of residents concerned with the town's sustainable development, congratulate you and the Board for the completion of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update and Amendments to the Zoning Regulations. We are grateful to the board for having taken this step to ensure sustainable growth in Fallsburg for the foreseeable future. We also want to encourage you to take the next step needed to implement the many important recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan. As stated in the Plan, “Certain recommendations will require the subsequent action of the Town Board”. We support the recommendation to appoint a committee that can assist you in accomplishing this. By doing so, the board would be delegating some of the work to an implementation committee that can help coordinate activities and review progress, making the process more efficient and effective.While some of the projects and tasks may require certain skills or knowledge, others might only require the concerted interest of volunteer residents. We believe having the town residents involved in the implementation phase of the Comprehensive Plan would be beneficial for the community. There might even be opportunities to establish standing committees for ongoing purposes. In our view, there is still a lot to be done. If Fallsburg’s Future can be of ny assistance in this endeavor, we welcome the opportunity. You have our support and we wish you every success.