Led Klosky, Chairperson
Mary Aspin, Vice Chair
Citizens and Friends of Cornwall-on-Hudson:
The Comprehensive Plan Committee for the Village has been working diligently since 2017 to put together the attached Draft Comprehensive Plan for our beloved community. The comprehensive plan is a tool to help us envision, together, the future of our Village. Thus, it is important that we have an open, honest dialogue about the document, especially our Vision and Goals. These two elements, along with the rest of the plan, will help to inform and influence future decisions about our Village: the Village Board and others will look to this plan for guidance on things like open spaces, infrastructure, zoning and other important matters. With that in mind we invite you to read this draft, provide comments, and engage with the process; we'll be opening up a public meeting about the plan just as soon as is practicable - watch the Village Website for dates, and we'll hang out flyers as well. Soon, when the draft is completed, it will be delivered to the Village Board for their approval, providing another opportunity for citizen engagement.
Please understand that this is a draft, so there is plenty of opportunity for discussion, improvement, and feedback- everyone wants the very best plan for the Village, so we'll be listening.
From Mayor Coyne: Under the chairmanship of Led Klosky, the Comprehensive Plan Committee includes Mary Aspin, Dominic Cordisco, Bill Grisoli and Lorraine McGuinness. They met more than 30 times over the course of three years, meeting with village department supervisors and others. In its final phase, the committee benefitted from the expertise of Kristen O’Donnell, a planner with Lanc & Tully; Mayor Brendan Coyne secured a grant to pay half of the planner’s fee.
As with many events in 2020, COVID-19 prevented the committee from finalizing its draft earlier this year. The committee held a public meeting Nov. 12.
A Public Hearing will be held December 14.
Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson FINAL DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Updated - 12/4