Two representatives from the New York State Planning Federation are scheduled to visit Brewster and work with officials this week and next.
Members of the Village Board of Trustees, the Planning Board and the Zoning Board are slated to attend the sessions. The first happens at at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the second 7 p.m. May 30, at the same location.
The training sessions fulfill the annual state requirements for planning and zoning board members, and the costs are accounted for in the Village's budget for the current year, according to officials.
The sessions will include basic training for board members, as well as discussions regarding the Village's Comprehensive Plan.
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Elected leaders , and officials say that the time is approaching for a review of the Comprehensive Plan, otherwise known as a master plan. Members of both boards, as well as other individuals, would be involved in the process.
The current document—which was finished in 2004 and covers everything from the history of Brewster to current demographics to zoning to traffic and much more—is available here. Its purpose is to establish goals for the Village, and detail how those goals may be reached.