- Community Visioning
Yarmouth Visioning Project
Updated: July 22, 2020
Many of you received a flyer in your water bill letting you know of the Town wide Visioning process being undertaken by the Yarmouth Planning Board. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a temporary hold on these activities and the first round of Surveys and Community Workshops originally proposed for June 2020 were postponed. Having in-person Workshops are a critical component of the visioning process and we want to be sure people are safe and comfortable attending and offering their input. At this time, with conditions permitting, we hope to reschedule these meetings for some time in the fall of 2020.
The Workshops may have been delayed, but the visioning process remains the same - to discover what we want Yarmouth to be in the future. We hope the process will help answer such questions as:
ØWhat do you like about Yarmouth and want to preserve or enhance?
ØWhat is missing from our Town or impacting our ability to be our best?
ØWhat untapped opportunities are out there to strengthen our community?
Your participation will identify high level concepts and overall community values and viewpoints, and will serve as an important guide to the development of goals and objectives for our community Vision.
Your voice will also serve as an important guide to the development of action items and implementation steps for updating our Local Comprehensive Plan, which serves as the Town’s long-term master plan. It will also help the Board of Selectmen in establishing their goals, initiatives and resource allocations that are consistent with our community values and best serve our residents.
We can’t do this without your help. Your feedback is critical to making this Visioning project a success. To maximize community engagement, the Planning Board will be hosting a series of Workshops and Surveys to provide many opportunities and different ways for the public to provide their input.
Stay tuned to the Town Website for the dates and locations for the rescheduled first series of Community Workshops and the launch of our first Survey. You can also stay connected by signing up for our “Constant Contact” which will send out direct e-mails to you noting the latest information.
The Planning Board has also developed a robust public participation/engagement plan they are hoping to implement in the late summer/early fall (conditions permitting) including social media, newspaper articles, flyers, and more. We are looking forward to hearing your views.
- Visioning Process Outline, updated February 6, 2020
- Visioning Implementation Schedule, updated February 6, 2020 (to be updated due to COVID-19)
- Public Participation/Engagement Plan, updated February 6, 2020