Athens Town Supervisor Robert F. Butler, Jr. and Village Mayor Stephan Bradicich announced today that their respective Boards have adopted resolutions to hold a joint Village and Town meeting as part of updating the Athens Comprehensive Plan. The Plan was adopted in 2007. The historic joint Village and Town meeting will be open to the public and will be held Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8pm, in the E.J. Arthur Elementary School cafeteria, 51 3rd Street in Athens.
“We are thrilled to be working with our colleagues in the Town on this important effort that impacts our community so critically,” said Mayor Bradicich. “The update of the Comprehensive Plan will make us more competitive for outside funding that could benefit both the Town and the Village,” added Supervisor Butler. Officials could not recall the last time the two governments met jointly.
The meeting of officials from both governments will be open to the public but is not intended to collect public input, according to Dr. Joshua Lipsman, Athens Village Trustee and coordinator of the Comprehensive Plan update process. For the public, the meeting will be informational only, without a planned question and answer period. Opportunities specifically for public input in the update process will begin next month and will be announced shortly, Lipsman said.
The Village Board secured funding for the Comprehensive Plan update with a matching grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway.