Town Planner Bruce Woodruff told the Planning Board last week that the new Master Plan should be in draft from by the end of January and suggested that the Master Plan Steering Committee and the Planning Board meet to validate that all bases were covered and it is on the right track. After that, it will be ready for review in February. This may seem like a last minute effort, but the process to rewrite the Master Plan actually began close to three years ago. Meetings. surveys, and speak out sessions all played a part in the development.
Also discussed at the last PB meeting was a rumour that the Food Pantry and the Historical Society had discussions about the pantry moving into the Grange building. Bruce Woodruff reported to the board that the parties involved were not ready to take action on moving forward. The board did express concern about the condition of the building and lack of a septic system. It would seem that any adaptive reuse ( or any use for that matter) of that property would require a very serious financial investment. I like the idea though of the food pantry utilizing this space if it can be done. The Grange after all "...advocates for rural America and agriculture." A good fit to maintain our rural character.