Join the Parking & Signage Virtual Community Meeting on December 15, 2020 at 7:30pm: Click here to join the Virtual Community Forum NOW!
Participate in the Online Parking & Signage Community Survey between December 7, 2020 and January 19, 2021: Click here to take the Survey NOW!
Monday, December 7, 2020
RE: PARKING AND SIGNAGE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUM & ONLINE COMMUNITY SURVEY
To Residents, Property and Business Owners of Green Mountain Falls:
For the past several years, there have been growing concerns about Trail Use, Signage, and Parking in Green Mountain Falls. This last summer, as people looked for opportunities to recreate outdoors in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, these problems became even more apparent.
On September 26, a Task Force consisting of Town Staff, Residents, and Business Owners was convened to both discuss Parking, Signage, and Trail Use in Green Mountain Falls, as well as potential opportunities to address issues that the Town has been experiencing. Many such opportunities were discussed, from creating a managed parking program (to potentially include paid visitor parking), to surveying trail heads and looking to consolidate access into the trail system around Green Mountain Falls.
The next step in this process for the town is to hold a Virtual Community Forum during a Board of Trustees Meeting on December 15 at 7:30pm, and publish an online Parking & Signage Community Survey, so that your voice can be expressed in this process. This survey is available now and through January 19, 2021, and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Links to join the December 15 Virtual Community Forum and to take the Parking & Signage Community Survey are available now on the homepage of our Town’s website www.gmfco.us. This is an opportunity for you to tell the Town your opinion regarding these important issues that impact us all.
Once the Survey is complete, we will hold another Virtual Community Forum to discuss the problems that were identified by the Task Force & the Community Survey, as well as potential opportunities to improve the situation in the future. This meeting will be virtual and will be held on February 2. There will be opportunities for Residents, Property and Business owners to receive information, ask questions, and provide comments on Parking, Signage and Trail Use in Green Mountain Falls.
The Board of Trustees and I firmly believe that addressing these problems related to use of our community is an important step that we can take to improve the quality of life and experience for all Residents, Property and Business Owners of the Town, as well as for visitors to the town. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas and concerns about this planning process we are undertaking, and please complete the Community Survey. I look forward to speaking with you at our Community Forum.
Jane Newberry, Mayor