2020-2030 POCD UPDATE – PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
TAKE the POCD SURVEY - The POCD Survey will only a take a few minutes to complete - Your input is very important.
The survey is designed to obtain wide public input and opinion on a variety of issues and matters for consideration in the 2020 POCD update.
The survey is one of many tools that the Town will use to inform the POCD Update and make decisions about the future of Monroe.
Coming this FALL will be a PUBLIC WORKSHOP which is intended to include:
- Presentation by the Town’s POCD Consultant of current status of POCD Update
- Open Session for Public Comment
- Facilitated Topic Specific Break-Out Sessions
The Town of Monroe under the direction and coordination of the Planning and Zoning Commission is in the process of reviewing and updating the Town’s current 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development ("POCD”). In accordance with Connecticut State Statutes, the POCD is required to be reviewed and updated at least every ten (10) years – meaning the POCD must be updated before the end of 2020.
As the process unfolds, this web page will display a variety of documents that go into the making of the POCD, as well as drafts and updates on the status of the update – so please check back frequently to learn of the update status, date and time of meetings, and of opportunities to participate and give your direct input.
The POCD is an extremely important planning document, consisting of a statement of goals, policies, and actions addressing the physical (including both built and natural conditions), cultural, and economic development of the Town. It establishes a common vision for our future, and contains policies and recommended actions to achieve that vision. POCD goals and recommendations to be effective must reflect consensus of what is desirable for Monroe into the future.
The Town has engaged the services of professional planning consultants Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. to assist in the review, public participation activities and preparation of the updated POCD. Preparation of the updated POCD will involve participation by Town departments, Town and School commissions and boards, emergency services, property and business owners, institutional groups and organizations, and the members of the public. The updated POCD will assess past accomplishments of the last decade, the changes that have and are occurring, and then look forward in the setting of a vision and course of action for the next ten (10) years. Along the way, there will be a series of public meetings, as well as varied opportunities and activities seeking much wanted public input and participation. The POCD is a Town-wide endeavor, inclusive of all.
POCD FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS SCHEDULE - COMPLETED
MEDIA CENTER MASUK HIGH SCHOOL - 1014 Monroe Turnpike
POCD KICK-OFF MEETING - COMPLETED
A POCD kick-off meeting was held on December 11, 2019 (Library Meeting Room)
Kick-Off Meeting Agenda
Kick-Off Meeting Outline
Kick-Off Meeting Notes
Kick-off meeting topics discussed by the POCD Update Advisory Committee included:
- POCD update timeline
- Public participation opportunities to come
- Plan development schedule and responsibilities
- Priorities for the POCD update
- Initial work tasks
- Gathering of information on land use and demographics
- Data identification and analysis
- Updating of mapping and GIS information
- Interviews with elected and appointed officials, staff, stakeholders and community organizations
- Public engagement activities, including online survey