Busti Sets Hearing For Comp Plan

BUSTI- A public hearing for the Busti Comprehensive Plan was set for Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Town Board meeting on Monday.

According to the town of Busti’s website, the comprehensive plan is a planning process which allows the community to look at itself and collectively assess where they currently are, where they want to go in the future and how to get there. The last time Busti examined trends affecting the town and set goals for the future was in 1972. Since then, many issues in that comprehensive plan have come to pass or are no longer relevant to the town today.

In May, residents were offered a chance to comment on a draft of the plan, as well as the proposed goals and strategies for achieving that vision. Town residents were asked to rank goals and vision items under categories like land use, infrastructure, natural resources, quality of life and economics. Some of the goals and visions the town residents commented on included improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities, housing needs and shared services between the town and other municipalities.

In other news, the Christmas tree lighting at the five corners will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. Following the ceremonies, Santa will arrive, and refreshments will be provided by the Busti Ladies Auxiliary. Music will be provided by the Harmony Production Company, a local barbershop quartet.

Also, the wall for the World War II veterans has been tabled until May. The board’s main concern in the Nov. 12 meeting was where the monument would be placed and how it would affect the visual aesthetics of the area around the wall. It has been discussed the wall could be put in Recognition Park.