"We are hoping there will be a good turnout and conversation," Department of Public Works Director Kevin Jones said.
"We are trying to solicit opinions, ideas and concerns from the residents because it's a city-wide plan that encompasses all of us."
said the Greenman-Pedersen engineering firm of Albany told him the city was better off updating the entire plan, including the development of Route 30A and downtown, rather than individual parts.
The decision to update the comprehensive plan was spurred by the New York state Department
of Transportation telling the city it needs a clear development plan for commercial businesses along the city's edge on Route 30A.
said the current comprehensive plan doesn't addres development along the edge of the city's borders, although it doesn't oppose development there either.
The proposal by Greenman-Pedersen to overhaul the plan would cost $39,500, which is lower than other estimates of around $80,000, officials said.
A committee of public officials and members of the community has been formed to give input to Greenman-Pedersen about what the city wants to do in the future.
The Steering Committee currently includes Mayor Dayton King, Vince DeSantis, Steve Smith, Kevin Jonesand council members Art Simonds, Ellen Anadio and Robin Wentworth.
said the meeting will begin with a brief introduction by Montagne on the comprehensive plan followed by guided discussions with the public based on a questionnaire.
"We did the questionnaire because it will give us the ability to guide the meeting and keep us on topic," Jones
In the questionnaire the public will be asked to highlight the needs, available assets and liabilities of the city and identify both short and long term issues within the city that need to be addressed in an updated plan.
"This plan will be the guide of what should happen in Gloversville and it really affects all of us," Jones
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