This article by Patricia LeBoeuf originally appeared Sept. 17 in the Bennington Banner.
POWNAL — The town is looking for volunteers to sit on a new committee, aimed at creating “smart growth” in the town.
The Economic Development Committee, as called for in the town plan adopted in May, will act in an advisory capacity to the Select Board on anything having to do with economic issues in town.
The Select Board will decide whether to implement any of the committee’s ideas.
Members will be authorized by the Select Board and serve at the board’s pleasure, according to a copy of a town announcement seeking volunteers.
Town Administrator Michael Walker brought the idea of the committee to the board within the last two weeks or so, in response to his review of the town plan, he said. The board approved the creation of the committee.
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