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Comprehensive Plan Review Committee


The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee will hold a virtual public meeting to hear comments about the Draft Comprehensive Plan [formerly called “Master Plan”].

The meeting will be held Monday, May 3, at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

To view the Draft Comprehensive Plan:

  • Download it as a PDF file :_Stanford Comp Plan Book_web version
  • This is a large file [about 90 Mb] and may take a long time to download on a slow internet line. The individual chapters can be downloaded separately
  • Paper copies of the Draft Plan are available for viewing on-site at the Stanford Free Library or at Town Hall in the Town Clerk’s Office.

 To attend the virtual meeting: See instructions below on how to connect to the meeting by computer or by phone.

To comment on the Draft Plan:

          To speak at the meeting, please fill out the Speakers Form Here

           Only those who sign up by 5 PM on May 2 will be invited to speak. Speakers will be allowed 2 minutes each.

           We welcome written comments through May 6, 2021.  Please include your name and address.

                We prefer that you email comments to 

                 You can also send comment by US mail to: 

                 Comprehensive Plan Review Committee  Stanford Town Hall  26 Town Hall Road, Stanfordville, NY 12581

                 Comments must be received by May 6, 2021

             Instruction on connecting to the May 3 public meeting will be provided here soon.


After the meeting, the  Committee will reconvene to discuss the oral and written comments received. The Committee will revise the Draft Plan as necesssary, and then will submit the Comprehensive Plan to the Town Board. The Town Board will schedule and hold a public hearing on the Plan, and then vote on whether to adopt it.


Stanford is currently operating under a Master Plan that was written in 1980. In an effort to update the Town’s planning, the Master Plan Committee produced a Draft Master Plan in 2012.  Written and oral comments about the plan at that time  indicated that some residents had objections to parts of the Draft Plan, and a committee was established to review the comments and recommend changes. That committee began the work but did not finish before being disbanded.  A new Comprehensive Plan Review Committee is now  finishing this task.  (Note that we have changed the title from “Master Plan” to “Comprehensive Plan” to better align with the language used by other communities and NY State. ) We have reviewed the comments received and have changed the Draft Plan substantially to reflect those comments and changes in the community since 2021.


Members of the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee are:

  • Gary Lovett, Chairperson (
  • Tom Angell
  • Richard Bell
  • Karen Mosher
  • James Sansum
  • Conrad Levenson
  • Jeffrey Spiers
  • Wendy Burton is our Town Board liaison
  • Rosemarie Miner is the committee secretary
  • Nina Peek and Madeleine Helmer from AKRF, Inc. are our planning consultants

THE STANFORD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2021 DRAFT  Preserving our Rural Character and Advancing Economic Vitality_

Stanford Comp Plan Book_web version


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