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- Examples of Hurley's history
- Rural character and environment
- Route 28 Overlay deterioration
- Samples of current housing stock and developments
- Safety issues
- Transportation/roadway illustrations
- Home businesses
- Unused light industrial district buildings
- Parks/ball parks/recreation areas
- Cornfields and bluffs
- Scenic roadways and view corridors
- Storm water run-off and flooding problems
- Smoke from open burning
- Senior citizen gathering or individual portraits - with permission
- Main Street
- Design Standards at work - maybe Hurley Ridge Market
- Tourism destinations
- Traffic hotspots
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- Would you like to see affordable housing integrated into any/every new development?
- What groups would you like to see have priority on the available units? Hurley residents? Elderly and disabled? Town employees? Civil servents? Young families?
- What percent of the median should we be targeting?
- Change will happen, so shape it however you can.
- Ulster County will grow by 40,000 - 80,000 by 2030. Hurley will probably absorb about 1800 of that growth.
- In 1998 a household at 100% of the median income in Ulster County could afford 63.5% of the homes on the market. In 2004, that dropped to only 28.2% of the homes. (The median income in Hurley in the 2000 census was $51,055)
- Local communities have more control over how that growth occurs than any other level of government, if you use the tools available
- The more specific (he used the term precise) a comprehensive plan is, the more useful in controlling or shaping that growth. And, the more controversial.
- Think long term but focus action steps on the immediate
- Hurley, by state mandate, must accommodate a fair share of below market housing. We need to establish a way to do that. We can determine how and who gets priority.
- Design standards are a useful way to ensure the on-going 'character of the community.'
Those were some of the things I took away from the presentation. How about you?
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Shultis wants to replace Hakim as the Planning Board head with newcomer Laurel Herdman.
A possible move to replace Hakim has been a focus of speculation since a new Democratic majority, led by Shultis, took over the Town Board in January.
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