Project Update Posted 1/8/2020
The Town of Long Lake (including the Hamlet of Raquette Lake) is continuing work on the Comprehensive Plan. The planning process began in late 2019 when a resident Comprehensive Plan Committee was convened. The initial stages of the planning process have included working with consultants from Chazen to identify big picture topics of interest and concern, site visits throughout the community, the drafting of an “Inventory and Analysis, and the development of a public engagement strategy.
We Want Your Input
Now, in 2020, the Comprehensive Plan Committee is reaching out to as many members of the community as possible to gather input and get ideas about the current and future state of the Town. The Committee has developed a survey to be taken by community members (linked on this page) please take the survey and share it with your friends and family- the more public input we receive, the better the plan will be.
Spreading the Word
To spread the word about the planning process and to gather input from the community, members of the Comprehensive Plan Committee and planning consultants will be at the Long Lake and Raquette Lake Winter Carnivals. Additionally, the Comprehensive Plan Committee is organizing stakeholder interviews and focus group sessions to delve into important community topics.
Please take a look at the newly posted Inventory and Analysis and Community Maps.
Comprehensive Plan Announcement
The Town of Long Lake has begun work on a Comprehensive Plan, a community driven plan that will articulate residents’ vision for the future and serve and as the Town’s official policy document. This plan is funded in part through an Empire State Development grant awarded to the Town of Long Lake in 2019 through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.
The plan, which will be developed over the course of the next year, will provide an organizing framework to address issues including, but not limited to, economic growth, infrastructure, housing, transportation, environmental resources, recreation and quality of life.
Once completed, the Comprehensive Plan will be adopted by the Town Board and will help guide policy decisions and provide an invaluable tool for securing state grant funding to implement the projects and programs identified in the plan.
A Comprehensive Plan Committee will lead the process with assistance from planners with the Chazen Companies. The Committee consists of representatives from full and part time residents, business owners, elected officials, and town staff. Meaningful public engagement is crucial to the development of the plan and residents are encouraged to attend public meetings, participate in workshops and contact members of the Comprehensive Plan Committee and the Chazen Companies. Such public outreach events will be publicized in on the Town website www.mylonglake.com/comprehensiveplan and social media outlets including Facebook.com/mylonglake and facebook.com/raquettelake,
Residents interested in receiving updates on the Comprehensive Plan should visit the Comprehensive Plan page on the mylonglake.com website as well as submit their email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
If residents have any questions, comments or ideas please feel free to reach out to Paul Cummings, Senior Planner at the Chazen Companies (email email@example.com or phone: 518-824-1932)
Info posted 9/18/19
Dear Community Member:
The Town of Long Lake is in the process of developing a Comprehensive Plan to outlines a long-range vision for the community and establish a series of strategies to achieve that vision. The plan will touch on topics ranging from economic development, housing, recreation, land use and infrastructure to name but a few. For more complete background information on this project visit the linked web page: www.mylonglake.com/comprehensiveplan/
Public input is crucial to the success of the plan. To maximize participation in the planning process the Comprehensive Plan Committee has developed a survey for community members to take
Please spend 10 minutes answering the survey and feel free to share the link to the survey with your friends and family. Your participation is very important at this early stage of the planning process.
If you have any questions, ideas or comments that need further discussion please reach out to our project partners at the Chazen Companies who are facilitating the planning process:
Ethan Gaddy firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Cummings email@example.com
There will also be project representatives at the Long Lake Winter Carnival (1/18/20 from 12-2 pm) and the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival (2/15/20 from 12-2 pm).