Comprehensive Plan Review and Implementation Committee Announcement (from Paul Lewis & Meghan Cooper)

The current Isle au Haut comprehensive planning effort began in 2006. A committee of volunteers, comprised of both seasonal and year-round residents, conducted a public opinion survey, took inventory of local resource areas, and facilitated periodic public meetings in order to develop a plan reflecting the community’s current needs and priorities. The plan was completed in 2011 and approved in 2012 at the Isle au Haut Annual Town Meeting. Soon thereafter, it was approved by the State of Maine. The comprehensive plan does not enact ordinances or regulations. It does, however, provide a basis for future land use ordinances and town policies.

In accordance with state guidelines, every five years an implementation committee should review and evaluate any major changes in the community, ensure that the plan is still relevant, and revise it to reflect the collective community opinion. The Isle au Haut Comprehensive Plan Review and Implementation Committee was recently formed to accomplish these objectives.

The original plan from 2012 and many other documents are now available on the town web site, http://www.isleauhautmaine.us. Our goals are to engage the community, to update our goals, strategies, and implementation plans, and to have the entire plan revised for review and approval at the 2016 Isle au Haut Town Meeting

While we are still in the process of formalizing a project plan, we want this to be a transparent process with extensive community engagement. We will post meeting dates and times on the town website, on the town Facebook page, and at the town hall and store. All residents are welcome to attend all regularly scheduled meetings. We encourage and welcome your participation in the revision process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to participate in this review process and/or if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

Paul Lewis                                         Meghan Cooper
Chairman                                          Project Manager
paulrlewis@comcast.net                mcooper@islandinstitute.org

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