Vernon Officials Want Citizen Input For New Development Plan

VERNON, CT — Vernon’s Planning and Zoning Commission wants to hear from residents,
business people and property owners as it begins updating the town’s Plan of Conservation and
Development.

The POCD is a designed to be a guide for development and land use in Vernon for the next 10 years and beyond. The plan sets policy priorities and goals for the physical, economic, environmental, and social future of the community.

“Preparing the POCD is an important step in establishing Vernon’s land use goals and priorities,” Mayor Daniel Champagne said. “Having residents, taxpayers and business owners share their views will help our community plot its future.”

The planning process involves assessing current conditions and trends in order to develop reasonable goals and strategies, and engaging the community in a dialogue on its future. A survey has been prepared to gather opinions on housing, quality of life, recreation, use of public land,

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