There is some frustration expressed by the VVC committee members beginning at about one hour 30 minutes in. It was a long meeting with a lot of new information to digest especially around the water and sewage issues after a presentation from the town engineer on the subject.
There was discussion of the need for a more formalized approach and having an outline of the process and not making progress. Having an endpoint in mind would allow the committee to work backwards from that point.
Town Planner Bruce Woodruff has done a good job feeding ideas and information to the committee , but standing back so the committee can come to it's own conclusions. He suggested a two pronged approach where information gathering and project planning can occur concurrently. Chairman Bickford is also doing a good job trying to keep things moving forward and orderly. All the committee members are working very hard to complete the task they have volunteered to do. But.....I did hear a number of comments that it was hard to know what to do when you don't know where you are going. I have always approached projects with the end point in mind. Once that's established you can figure out the steps needed to get there. I would urge the committee to follow the direction offered by Joanne Coppinger to think about the end point and then create an outline to get there.
As the committee did in defining the boundaries of the village, why not an exercise in creating a visual of the village that the committee can agree upon? Draw it out on a white board and get a picture to refer to as they go forward.
As Yogi Berra once said: "If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there."