LITCHFIELD — The steering committee working on an update of the town’s comprehensive plan will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Town Office to hear updates from its subcommittees.

The group was formed almost a year ago to update the town’s 2000 comprehensive plan.

So far, town committees and other groups have focused on certain areas:

* The Conservation Committee is handling water resources and critical natural resources;

* The Historic Preservation Committee is dealing with historic and archeological resources;

* The Budget Committee is considering the town’s fiscal capacity; and

* The Planning Board is working on current and future land use.

“They’ve been working since fall on some of the work that needs to be done,” said Beth Ashcroft, co-chairman of the steering committee.

Meanwhile, the co-chairmen have been meeting to decide how the remaining work should be meted out. So far about two dozen people are involved, including subcommittees.

The focus tonight is to be on a community survey. Ashcroft said the survey will ask what people like in the town and what their ideas might be for the future so the plan could incorporate a vision for the town.

She added that the survey will not be too complex since the town has a wealth of demographic information from the recent census.

The steering committee also will review a timeline for the remainder of the project.

Areas remaining to be explored are economy and housing, transportation and public facilities and services, recreation and agricultural and forestry resources.

Another steering committee meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, also at the Town Office.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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