GUILFORD – Guilford town legislators opted to table the municipality’s draft comprehensive plan following a public hearing on Wednesday, citing language and typographical errors within the document that have some residents feeling uneasy.
Wednesday’s hearing was a chance for Guilford town residents to chime in on the 54-page vision plan which has been four years in the making. Townships are encouraged by state and federal agencies to have a comprehensive plan in place and updated every three to five years in order to be eligible for grant funding for various projects and to solicit private business development.
While most residents showed support the town’s vision, some argued the need for further clarification, particularly when it comes to land use and environmental health as it relates to natural gas development. One speaker questioned parts of the plan that unclearly distinguish the phrase “any town property” as being property owned by the municipality or property owned by a town resident.