Please join us for a series of
INFORMAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
LET’S TALK ABOUT … THE FUTURE OF OUR SCHOOLS…WAYS TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES TO LOWER OUR TAXES….WAYS TO SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC ON OUR ROADS… WAYS TO PRESERVE OUR FARMLAND…. OR WHERE WILL YOU AND/OR YOUR CHILDREN BE LIVING TEN YEARS FROM NOW... WHAT DOES “RURAL CHARACTER” REALLY MEAN? ... HOW WILL THE INTRODUCTION OF SEWERS CHANGE OUR TOWN?
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF NORTH STONINGTON!
PIZZA AND OTHER REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
Come share your opinion!
LOCATION: HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
Wednesday 10/17, 7:00-8:30pm AND (REPEAT SESSION) Saturday 10/20, 10:30am-12:00pm
Topic 1: What types of businesses would be best for the town economically while preserving the quality of life we enjoy? What is the town doing to bring new commercial tax revenue to the town? Let’s talk about economic development and planning for the future.
Wednesday 10/24, 7:00-8:30 AND (REPEAT SESSION) Saturday 10/27, 10:30am-12:00pm
Topic 2: What does “Rural Character” really mean? Is North Stonington entirely rural? What aspects do we want to preserve? What changes would we be comfortable with? Could we introduce limited sewers and still retain this “rural character?” Let’s re-explore the concept of rural character and decide what aspects we want to preserve.
Monday 11/05, 7:00-8:30 AND (REPEAT SESSION) Saturday 11/10, 10:30am-12:00pm
Topic 3: Do we have enough protected open space? In a 2003 Poll, 78% of those who responded said the town needed to protect farmland. Have we? Is the “Transfer of Development Rights” the only way? Let’s talk about our valuable natural resources and what agricultural in NS will look like in the future.
Monday 11/12, 7:00-8:30pm AND (REPEAT SESSION) Saturday 11/17, 10:30am-12:00pm
Topic 4: Are we ready for mixed-use or multi-family housing? Should we build quality senior housing? We have been talking about Conservation Subdivisions for years, is it time to write the regulations to allow them? Does North Stonington provide an adequate range of Housing Choice for its residents (current and future)?? Let’s talk about the future housing needs for NS residents.
For further information, please call Juliet Leeming @ 860-535-2877 x27 M-F (8a-4p)
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!