With the initial public engagement campaign for the Yarmouth Community Visioning Project completed, the Planning Board has acquired significant public input on Yarmouth’s strengths, challenges and vision for our future. We had a combined total of 470 responses to the Visioning Survey and attendees at the three Workshops and the Business Community Roundtable.
The Town’s consultant, Horsley Witten, has spent the past few weeks reviewing and summarizing the comments and identifying the main topics or themes that were raised. They have prepared a Visioning Summary Memo along with a compilation of all the Visioning Public Comments and will be making a presentation at the March 17, 2021 Planning Board Meetingat 5:30 PM. All are encouraged to review the summary information and tune into the Planning Board meeting to see the results of everyone’s valuable contributions to this project.
Once all major themes have been finalized, summaries can be prepared on each topic to provide general background data; identify key issues and opportunities captured from the public feedback; and identify potential goals and objectives.The Planning Board will use this information to develop a Draft Vision Statement and outline a Draft Vision Plan.These draft concepts will then be vetted by the public through a second round of virtual workshops and another survey in the spring of 2021.
Stay tuned to this webpage and sign up for regular updates via e-mail to have access to the latest information on this important community project, including details on registering for future Workshops and taking the second Survey.We encourage everyone to stay involved with the Visioning process as public participation is crucial to making this project a success.
If you are interested in background information on the visioning project to date, please take the opportunity to look at the links below which include information on the overall Visioning Process, the Kick-Off Meeting, Workshop Presentation, Implementation Schedule and Public Participation Plan.We would also direct you to the Data Summary Sheetscompiled on a variety of topics including Community Services, Local Economy, Housing, Community Design, Open Space, Climate Resiliency, Infrastructure and Water Resources. These summaries provide general topic related data and notable trends; identify existing programs and projects; and outline projects and initiatives the Town is currently working on.