2018 Columbia Falls Comprehensive Plan Update Meetings
Regular meetings are held from 6:30-8:00 PM; 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Columbia Falls Town Office.
Next Meeting — January 31, 2018
Columbia Falls' current Comprehensive Plan was written in 2002. Since then, much has changed and a great deal more information is available about Columbia Falls. This includes the 2010 Census, the 2015 American Community Survey, a record of civic investments, new and different businesses, and all kinds of digital (no longer just paper) maps of natural resources.
The Comprehensive Plan Update pulls together information on a wide-range of community issues to assess trends and establish town policies.
A volunteer committee appointed by the Select Board actively meets week on Wednesday evenings, with assistance from WCCOG at one monthly meeting.
Ways in which Columbia Falls Community Members Can be Involved
Community members are invited to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update process. This supported in the following ways:
- A town-wide survey sought public input on Comprehensive Plan issues — a summary of the results is posted below — paper copies are available at the Town Office.
- Survey questions were asked using audience polling devices at a Vision meeting September 20th.
- The activities and draft documents of the Comprehensive Plan Committee are posted below as they are drafted — public feedback is welcome!
- Contact the Town Office to connect with any member of the Planning Committee, join the committee, attend a meeting or call staff for the project: Crystal Hitchings, 5467-3600.
The Comprehensive Plan draft chapters will be posted below as they are developed and reviewed by the Comprehensive Plan Committee.
|Chapters||Latest Draft Date|
|Cover and Table of Contents|
|Chapter A. Executive Summary, Community Vision and Public Participation||9/29/17|
|Chapter B. Historical and Archeological Resources||1/18/18|
|Chapter C. Population||1/25/18|
|Chapter D. Natural Resources||1/25/18|
|Chapter E. Employment and Economy||1/18/18|
|Chapter F. Housing||12/21/17|
|Chapter G. Public Facilities and Recreation|
|Chapter H. Transportation||12/28/17|
|Chapter I. Fiscal Capacity||1/18/18|
|Chapter J. Land Use|
|Chapter K. Regional Coordination||September 2017|
|Chapter L. Policies and Implementation Strategies|
|Chapter M. Public Opinion Survey|
|Chapter N. GIS Mapping||1/9/18|
State Review Questions
|Map 1. Location of Columbia Falls in Washington County|
|Map 2. Treasures of Columbia Falls|
|Map 3. Columbia Falls Public Facilities and Services|
|Map 4. Topography, Steep Slopes & Floodplains|
|Map 5. Soils Classifications|
|Map 6. Water Resources and Public Accesses|
|Map 7. Land Cover|
|Map 8. Critical Resources|
|Map 9. Marine Resources Transportation|
|Map 10. Transportation|
|Map 11. Regional Transportation Linkages|
|Map 12. Existing Zoning|
|Map 13. Future Land Use|
|Appendix A. Public Opinion Survey and Written Comments|
|Appendix B. Growth Management Strategies from 2002 Comprehensive Plan|
|Appendix C. State Policies|
|Appendix D. Evaluation Measures|
|Appendix E. Maine's Growth Management Legislation|