The Fayston Planning Commission has begun the process of reviewing the 2014 Fayston Town Plan, which sets policies for development and town initiatives. To remain valid, the Town Plan must be updated every five years, which means an amended version must be adopted in 2019. This is the last time that Fayston will have a five-year timeline; future updates will take place on an eight-year schedule. Thus, the responses to this survey are important as we plan for a longer timeframe of town planning.
The Town Plan is important for a number of reasons, including:
– It is necessary for developing and revising zoning, subdivision, and other regulations.
– It guides community initiatives in areas such as affordable housing, child care, recreation facilities, and conservation.
– It provides a standard for review at the state and regional levels, including Act 250.
– It provides a source of information for local boards, commissions, citizens and businesses.
The Town Plan is a reflection of the town’s vision for itself as it grows. The policies that are developed and set forth in the next Town Plan will determine how this growth will occur. For this Town Plan to be most effective, it needs to reflect the desires of Fayston’s residents and property owners.
Please help ensure that the new Town Plan will truly reflect the town’s priorities by filling out this survey, which asks for your opinions and attitudes on a wide variety of topics. All responses are anonymous, but if there are any questions that you feel uncomfortable answering, please just skip those questions. It should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete the survey and the survey must be completed in one session. When filling out the survey, do not use your back browser button. The deadline for for survey completion is March 29, 2019.
Thanks for your help.