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Windham gets grant to work on zoning

Jan 19, 2023 12:57 pm

Mike Ryan reports for the Mountain Eagle that the Town of Windham is getting a $72,000 grant from the New York State Department of State to work on their zoning. The town board previously set aside the $35,000 toward the matching grant for the Smart Growth Community Planning and Zoning Grant program. Windham updated their comprehensive plan last year, and adopted a noise law. “Next on our plate is updating our site plan review, cleaning up some gray areas that exist such as the sunset clause,” Town Supervisor Thomas Hoyt said. “We’re one of the last ones up here to consider zoning,” Hoyt said of WIndham. “Zoning has gotten a bad rap. People will still be able to do most anything, but we don’t want it to be a downfall for the community. I’m all for home rule and doing what you want to do on your property but at the same time, common sense tells you one person can’t just do something that impacts thirty other people around them.” Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.