Community Preservation Task Force

Public Hearing on the Community Preservation Plan and the Real Estate Tax Transfer
 
The Marbletown Community Preservation Task Force is a committee formed solely to develop the Community Preservation Plan to submit to the Town Board for adoption in July*. The Community Preservation Plan becomes the basis for a Community Preservation Fund (CPF), created by local law, which is used by the Town to collect a one-time transfer tax on real estate transactions – paid by the buyer – and used to acquire parcels or conservation easements on parcels identified in the CPP. This plan is a state requirement.

*Public Hearings will be held in June.

The Community Preservation Plan document is divided into three parts:

Part 1 will provide an overview of all the planning efforts previously developed in Marbletown. We are in a good position to accomplish this task due to the adopted Comprehensive Plan, Natural Heritage Plan, Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan, Biodiversity studies, and others. Broad support in the community for these initiatives bodes well for the success of a CPP. Updating the Town’s goals for priority conservation opportunities is strongly supported by the Natural Heritage Plan, which specifically recommends supporting the State’s Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act and also provides numerous specific recommended actions to fund the preservation of open space and natural/cultural resources in the community.

Part 2 presents the methodology used in developing the Plan and summarizes the focus of target areas where priority projects and parcels are identified for potential use of Community Preservation Funds. An extensive and inclusive GIS survey of Natural Resources and Historic Sites is conducted and catalogued. An in-depth layered map of the natural and historic resources will be created. This analysis is one of the tools in a broader consideration process  which also includes extensive public input.

Part 3 identifies and evaluates the Town’s land use controls, like Zoning, that are already available to use “in order to protect community character”.

CONTACT US AT mpic@marbletown.net

Committee Members

NameTitleTerm Expiration
Dale Robbins

Member

06.31.2023

Dan Shuster

Member

06.31.2023

Bill Merchant

Member

06.31.2023

Olivia Fleming

Member

06.31.2023

Jonathan Bergman

Member

06.31.2023

Paul Brillinger

Member

06.31.2023

Carol Reiser

Member

06.31.2023

Marian Martinez

Member

06.31.2023

Town Board Liaison

06.31.2023

Town Board Liaison

06.31.2023