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Germantown board may have time to read the comprehensive plan this month

Dec 05, 2017 2:12 pm
Debby Mayer reports in The Columbia Paper that the Comprehensive Plan was voted down 4-1 at the Germantown board meeting Nov. 21. Supervisor Joel Craig voted for the plan, while board members Ron Moore II and Brittany DuFresne voted against, saying they needed more time to review the update. Board members Andrea Foley and John Kukon said they would give their colleagues time to consider the plan, so they also voted against. Craig said that the draft update had been on the town website “for several months” and that Germantown held two public hearings about the plan. “It’s a giant document,” DuFresne said of the 100-page plan. “We want to be sure it will work for the next five to seven years.” Craig said, “We can bring it up again next month,” and DuFresne said, “I’ll have my list by then.” Norman Mintz, the chair of the Comprehensive Plan Committee, said in an email November 27, “Considering that there is a lot to digest in the latest Comp Plan, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for taking a while to decide. But they certainly should adopt it at the next meeting.” The board meets next at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.