THOMASTON — About 70 Thomaston residents gathered on May 9 for a spaghetti supper and "Community Conversation" on the topic of "Preserving and Promoting our Town's Character." The event was part of the continuing work by the Thomaston Comprehensive Plan Committee to develop a forward looking plan to guide Thomaston for the next ten years.
After spending about two years researching and developing a preliminary plan, the Committee is now in the process of sharing its findings and proposals with Town residents to get feedback before the Comprehensive Plan is finalized and submitted to the voters for approval.
Attendees at the May 9 session heard a report of the Committee's major findings with respect to Thomaston's history, population and housing trends. Possible tools the Town could use to preserve its historic character were presented and the audience proceeded, by electronic voting, to express their opinions on the impact and feasibility of the various strategies.
The responses will be factored into the Committee's final recommendations.
Residents will have a second opportunity to discuss the Town’s future direction this Saturday, May 18, starting at 10 a.m., at Watts Hall on Main Street.
This "Community Conversation" will begin with coffee and proceed to a focused discussion of specific strategies and action items to promote "Economic & Community Development" in the years ahead. All residents of Thomaston are encouraged to attend.
Child care will be provided.
The final session will be held on May 30, at 6:30 p.m., featuring dessert and dialogue on “Balancing Services & Taxes.”