2nd Bolton Sustainability Waterfront Town Meeting

The second public meeting on the future of Bolton’s waterfront  will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 7PM at the Bolton Town Hall. Here’s your opportunity to join in on the forward planning session of our community’s economic development strategies and you are invited participate and contribute your ideas! From: Tracey M. Clothier Senior Planner the LA group Landscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C. The meeting will feature Brad Dake who will speak on sustainable characteristics of Adirondack communities.  Mr. Dake holds a unique viewpoint on this issue as he was appointed Chairman of the Adirondack Park Regional Assessment Project (APRAP) in 2007, a research project that gathered and analyzed data from the 103 towns and villages that comprise the Adirondack Park.  This study provides a baseline quantifying various trends in demographics, public schools, government services, emergency services, infrastructure, and land use. The APRAP study was updated in 2010 and serves as a basis for continued discussion on planning for the future of the Adirondack Park.  The study was initiated by the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages and the Adirondack North Country Association.

Mr. Dake will address the qualities of Adirondack communities that make them unique from other communities in the state and the special challenges they face in the future. A number of critical questions will be discussed including – What distinguishes Bolton from other Adirondack communities? Do Bolton’s resources and strategies insulate it from periods of significant decline or growth?  How can Bolton’s business community remain profitable and attractive to tourists? What are examples of communities that have incorporated successful and sustainable economic development strategies? The presentation will be followed by an Open House where residents are invited to contribute their thoughts and concerns about the current state of the local economy, land use and zoning, infrastructure and transportation. The LWRP Update is being partially funded under a grant issued through the NYS Department of State with funds under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.