Town of Tusten Eagle Capital of New York State
Sullivan County, NY
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Town of Tusten Comprehensive Plan
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A comprehensive plan is an official document adopted by a local government that identifies the goals, objectives, principles, guidelines, policies, standards, and strategies for the growth and development of the community. It serves as a blueprint for the community when setting policies such as zoning and building codes. It also recommends ways to achieve the community’s desires. It should be inclusive, long-range, and easy to use.
The Process Since the Comprehensive Plan should be a vision of what a community is to be in the future, the process of developing this plan should be a community-wide effort. All interest groups should have a part in determining what this vision should be. The Town of Tusten government appointed a group of concerned citizens, Planning Board members and Zoning Board of Appeals members to sit on the Comprehensive Planning Committee and engaged the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management to help develop this Comprehensive Plan. The first phase of the process consisted of collecting available data on the social and physical aspects of the Town while engaging citizen participation. After analyzing all existing data and taking input from the citizenry into consideration, goals and objectives were developed. These goals and objectives form the foundation of the Plan.
2020 Comprehensive Plan Committee Meeting Minutes: