Rhinebeck master plan vote delayed

RHINEBECK — The Town Board on Monday found one special meeting would not be enough to adopt an updated comprehensive plan, zoning law revisions, and a Fresh Water Wetlands ordinance that have been eight years in the making.

A session to adopt a new town zoning law with the accompanying regulations was discussed during a Town Board meeting where officials set 6:15 p.m. Dec. 29 to vote on changes after being told that another legal notice was needed announcing specifics of the adoption vote.

“We don’t want to mess it up on a technicality,” town Supervisor Tom Traudt said. “We want to make sure that the public was well-advised on what we’re going to do.”

Committee members were appointed in 2001 to revise a then 12-year-old comprehensive plan that was considered outdated because it did not include many state regulations and address growth trends in the town. The Town Board had accepted a draft comprehensive plan in 2006, but questions about needed changes in zoning regulations required additional studies.

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