Hoping to complete a draft version of its 12-chapter Comprehensive Master Plan by 2016, the town is applying for a New York State grant to move the work along.
The board is requesting $260,000 in state funding, money that would help fund public hearings, environment impact studies, hire outside consulting companies and publish print versions of the master plan itself, among other things.
Since the grant would pay for work the town would need to conduct in order to complete the master plan, board members agreed to move forward with the grant process.
“It seems like a no-brainer because it is stuff we’re doing anyway,” Councilwoman Louisa Evans said. “This is going to cost us no matter what, so we might as well try to get reimbursed.”
The town has completed nine of the plan’s 12 draft chapters and is currently drafting the land use chapter.