Meetings scheduled for Potsdam town residents to give input on development of new comprehensive plan
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:03 pm

POTSDAM – The Town of Potsdam has set several meetings for citizens to participate in the discussion and development of a new comprehensive plan for the town, including the villages of Potsdam and Norwood.

Upcoming meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on three successive Wednesdays in Town Hall, 18 Elm St. The dates and the topic areas to be discussed are:

• Jan. 17, Housing and Neighborhoods / Quality of Life

• Jan. 24, Business and Economic Development / Land Use

• Jan. 31, Infrastructure and Energy.

Those who wish to submit comments online may do so at

The comprehensive plan will include ways to set and reach goals in a variety of areas including housing, business, agriculture, and infrastructure, and to integrate Climate Smart Community aims such as an inventory of emissions, reducing energy use, using a higher proportion of renewable energy, and realizing benefits of recycling and other “climate-smart” solid waste management practices.

“If you have lived here a long time, you certainly know about things that we need and things that should be improved, if you have recently moved here, you can provide us with a fresh look at old problems,” said Town Councilors Rose Rivezzi and Judy Rich in an invitation to the community to participate in the planning.

“We have lived here many years, and we have seen what ordinary citizens can do when they come together with purpose. We all have special talents and insights just waiting to be tapped,” they said..

For more info, contact Rivezzi at [email protected].