Comprehensive Plan Special Board Seeks Candidates

Wanted: Dedicated individual, willing to work at part-time for community betterment and no pay”¦

 The Village of Cold Spring seeks candidates for a vacancy on the 9-member Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Open to Cold Spring residents, the voluntary position requires a commitment of at least 15 to 20 hours per week. Duties include attendance at two regular monthly meetings, currently held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 7:30  to 9:30 p.m., as well as separate meetings for committee work and other tasks related to preparation of the Comprehensive Plan.
       Village officials ask those interested to submit applications no later than 4 p.m., on Tuesday, July 27. Candidates should provide their background, qualifications, and an indication of a willingness and ability to devote the necessary time to the post. Applications should be sent to Mary Saari, Village Clerk, 85 Main Street, Cold Spring, N.Y. 10516.
       Questions can be directed to Mike Armstrong, Special Board chairman,  at 845-265-3240 or armstrongmichaeljohn@gmail.com  

Setting forth the vision of Cold Spring’s residents and a framework for reaching it, the Comprehensive Plan will guide overall policy and help shape decisions on laws, including zoning, and the future of the village. Work began in mid-2006 with formation of an ad hoc exploratory committee and the Special Board began its efforts in January 2007, following appointment by the Village Board. After 3 years of investigation, reports, community forums, and similar activity, the Special Board intends to complete the Comprehensive Plan this year.