Irasburg Planning Commission to hold Open House September 29 at Leach Public Library

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IRASBURG — The Irasburg planning commission announced the first of a series of evening Open Houses designed to give Irasburg’s citizens an increased opportunity to participate in the development of the community’s first-ever town plan.

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The informal Open House will take place on Thursday, September 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Irasburg’s Leach Public Library.

“We welcome citizens to drop in for as short or as long a time as they choose,” said planning commission clerk Judith Jackson. “We recognize that many people don’t have the time to commit to a full planning commission meeting, but we hope they can stop by to chat for ten or fifteen minutes. We plan to keep things informal, and we’ll be serving coffee and refreshments.”

The first Open House will focus on the town plan’s transportation section.

Among other subjects, planning commissioners hope citizens will weigh in on the need for and potential location of a Park & Ride lot in Irasburg. Copies of the plan’s current draft transportation section will be available.

Planning commission members say they welcome input into any and all areas of town planning.

Future Thursday-evening Open Houses will focus on a range of planning topics from economic development to land use.

“We aim to involve as many Irasburg citizens as we can in the planning process,” said planning commission chair Michael Sanville. “We want to make it easy for everyone to get involved and express their views.”

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