For Immediate Release Thursday, January 22, 2015
Contact: Terra L Bach (315) 686-3512, ext. 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWN OF CLAYTON CAREFULLY CONSIDERING LOCAL ZONING AMENDMENTS
Clayton, New York – Since June of 2014, the Clayton Town Board and Joint Town/Village of Clayton Planning Board have been reviewing five possible amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, including revisions to the Marine Residential and Marine Development district boundaries along the North side of the NYS Route 12 and NYS Route 12E corridor. As a part of this review process which has spanned over six months, the Town of Clayton has held three public hearings which have provided the Town Board with an opportunity to hear from both those whom support the amendments, as well as those residents and taxpayers with concerns regarding the proposed changes.
Be assured, the Town Board has the best interests of the Town of Clayton in mind. With that, the Board understands the importance of making educated decisions and allowing the public to weigh in on decisions that have the capacity to change the small town fabric of our community. The Town of Clayton Board will not make a hasty decision on any of these proposals. Further, the Board will not make any decision that would not align with our existing zoning- and planning-related policies, including the Joint Town/Village of Clayton Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), Joint Town/Village of Clayton Comprehensive Plan and the Scenic Overlay District review requirements, which were also developed with a significant amount of public participation.
Resoundingly, the Board has found that when given the opportunity to speak directly to those individuals expressing concern, allowing them the opportunity to ask questions about the proposals and to clear up any possible misunderstandings, a majority find themselves supporting the proposals.
There has been no date established for voting on these zoning proposals. At this time, we would anticipate that a minimum of one additional public hearing would occur prior to any vote. When a date has been established for this public hearing, notice will be provided in the public notice section of the Thousand Islands Sun, as well as on the Town of Clayton website at www.townofclayton.com.
In the meantime, we have, and will continue to, provide ample opportunity for our residents and taxpayers to voice their opinions, and as such we invite you to contact us directly with your questions and comments regarding the pending zoning amendments. You may reach the Town Supervisor at 315-686-3512, ext. 20 or at email@example.com, and Town Board Members respectively, Lance Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Matthews at email@example.com, Robert Cantwell III at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Mary Zovistoski at email@example.com.
Zoning maps available to view at the bottom of the Zoning page. Please click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.
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