Comprehensive plan passes village board
PENN YAN--The Penn Yan Village Board met Tuesday, March 21 and approved the Village of Penn Yan Comprehensive Plan. Over three years in the making, the plan replaced the Comprehensive Master Plan of 2000 and outlined "the community's vision for its future."
The protection of natural resources, especially the Outlet and Keuka Lake is a focus of the plan. It also promotes a well-maintained transportation system, energy conservation and water/sewer infrastructure to sustain future growth. The plan assesses concerns about housing, recreation, village infrastructure, land use, economic development, historic preservation, tourism and other issues.
After the meeting, Village Trustee Richard Stewart said he didn't expect any visible changes to the village right away because of the comprehensive plan, but he said it guides improvements such as improving signage in the village, especially along the gateways (Route 14A, Route 54, Route 54A), enhancing the Outlet Trail, developing the park system including the Outlet Trail and the new waterfront path from the Outlet Trail to the proposed waterfront complex, and improving parking and walkability in the village.
In other business the Annual Penn Yan Youth Baseball and Softball Parade was authorized for Saturday, April 29 starting at the boat launch at 10 a.m. The Yates Christmas Program, Christmas for the Needy, was authorized to hold the Yates Hunger Walk Sunday, May 7 beginning at 1 p.m. The First Presbyterian Church was authorized to hold the Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, April 6 at 7 a.m. at Indian Pines.