The official project website, provided by the MRB Group / EDR Project Team
December 12th Workshop Held : Next
Steps Include Visioning, Drafting
Steering Committee Member Paul Engineri speaks with a resident at the Public Workshop held on October 7. Together they discussed the future of Ovid while reviewing information about community demographics and maps showing current land uses in the Town.
Welcome to the Official Site of the Town of Ovid Comprehensive Plan
Supervisor Walt Prouty and the Town Board have initiated a public-
Check here often for updates and key information about the planning process. The site also provides a convenient way to contact the Comprehensive Plan Committee.
Meet the Committee…
For all public and general committee meetings, minutes are being taken and will be provided for review by the public on the “Plan Process” page of this website.
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
January 31, 2018 , 6:00,
at the Fire House
October 7 Workshop Focused on Community Assessment
The Steering Committee for the Town of Ovid Comprehensive Plan hosted a community workshop on Saturday, October 7. The objective was to further involve residents in the process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan -
Workshop Display Boards and Exercises (Click to view full images)
Several Ovid community members participated in a public workshop held by the Comprehensive Plan Steering Commitee and consultants MRB Group/EDR on December 12th at the firehouse on Brown Street.
The initial presentation which opened the workshop provided background information and an update, citing the committee’s extensive efforts to engage the community in a planning process which will culminate in creation of a comprehensive plan for the Town of Ovid.
To date, the community has been encouraged to attend planning meetings, which are open and held at the firehouse. The committee created a “communication portal” website, specific to the project, which gives updates and provides access to the committee for sharing questions and comments. In addition, the committee invited about 150 community members to participate in 7 different focus group discussions to gain insight into the perspective and specific concerns of various groups including senior citizens, youth, businesses, farmers, and area municipal/institutional leaders. The committee prepared a community survey which was circulated by members and at key area locations, in additon to being mailed to all households in Ovid. The survey was also provided online at the project website, with a link published on the Town website.
Following the discussion on the status of the process, Project Leader Jane Rice of EDR asked participants to examine the interactive project boards on display in the room and provide comments for each. The boards included images and information under consideraton by the committee. Rice encouraged participants to provide their own opinions, written directly on the boards or on attached notes.
For those who could not attend the workshop, the
committee has placed images of the boards on the project website (click to enlarge images). The committee has invited residents to review them and provide comments using the “contact” page located there.
Ovid community members are urged to continue to follow the project process and participate in discussions. Meeting dates and times are announced here.