Many Scipioites (think I should copyright that!) have worked hard on putting together a comprehensive plan to guide us into our future. Surveys were filled out, returned and the information reviewed. Many of our residents have roots that run deep, some back to the Revolutionary War and the original settlers here who came to claim the land in the Military Tract area their fledgling government awarded to them for their military service. Other residents have come in recent years for differing reasons. Many are farmers, some are commuters, and most enjoy the rural character of the town. How to preserve what makes us unique while still attracting residents and industry and offering services that the residents want requires thoughtfulness.
Now we have reached the point of reviewing the draft of a comprehensive plan. I want to share the e-mail I received:
A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the Town of Scipio Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30 - 7:30. Anyone wishing to comment on the Plan may do so at that time. If you are unable to attend the hearing but wish to comment, you may do so by email to Scipiotown@gmail.com or in writing to Town of Scipio, PO Box 71, Scipio Center, NY 13147 Att: Comp Plan Comments.
Copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available for review at the Scipio Town Office Monday and Saturday 9 am - 1 pm and Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm, or may be downloaded at http://www.cnyrpdb.org/scipiocompplan/. They may also be purchased at the Auburn Document Center, Genesee Street Auburn NY (you might wish to call ahead if you wish to purchase a hard copy from the ADC in Auburn).
I look forward to reviewing the comprehensive plan, with a view to our town's wonderful history and how we can best preserve and share it for future generations.