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Great Valley Seeks Residents’ Input

By Colleen Mahoney

Residents of Great Valley are encouraged to offer suggestions and ideas to help plan the future of the town as the town board begins its update of the comprehensive plan.

As Town Supervisor Dan Brown explained at the Feb. 8 town board meeting, an up-to-date comprehensive plan outlines the long-term direction of the town and can help in getting grant money. It’s supposed to be updated every 10 years. The current plan is around nine years old.

“We’re looking for ideas … anything that you might want to see,” Brown said.

The board is planning a more formal meeting for the late spring, though Brown invited residents to provide input before any forthcoming board meetings.

In other business, the board voted to request bids for seasonal mowing in the town. Cemetery mowing in the town will be put on one bid, the Town and Memorial parks will be another and the Bonnevale sewer field will be a third bid.

The Great Valley Fire Department unofficially asked the board to waive the 30-day waiting period for liquor licenses. The Department currently holds a bar license, which was recently renewed. According to Code Enforcement Officer Richard Rinko, the department feels a catering license would better fit their needs.

“There is no license that fits the fire department exactly,” Rinko said, “but the catering license fits better.”

The board agreed to waive the waiting period, and authorized Brown to send a letter to the fire department.

An Ellicott Street resident reported that two beef cattle are being housed on an Ellicott Street property and asked the board to look into whether this was permitted.

“We’ll look into that, see how it’s zoned,” Brown said. “We can get back to you.”

The next town board meeting will be held on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the town hall.

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