In the future, the Chautauqua County Planning Board may be able to provide mini-grants to various organizations with visions aligned with the comprehensive plan.
The planning board met Tuesday at the CCIDA offices in Jamestown. Aside from looking at items to focus on in 2013, the board received reports from its various subcommittees.
Margaret Lawrence of Forestville and Mark Geise, Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development deputy director, updated the board on the comprehensive plan.
The Chautauqua 20/20 Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2011. According to Geise, the County Legislature provided $250,000 in 2007 for the plan to be completed. Now, more than $47,000 remains.
Lawrence and Geise proposed to the board using a portion of the leftover funding to support groups completing projects that are in accordance to the comprehensive plan.
"You limit it to $3,000 or something like that per project," Geise said. "It's got to be in line with what the comprehensive plan recommended. It can only be used for these certain types of uses, which might be pre-planning, or engineering, or feasibility analysis, things that would then push the recommended action to a level where it can actually be implemented."
The board talked about putting together a resolution, and then speaking to the County Legislature about the idea for the rest of the funding.
The Chautauqua County Planning Board will continue to discuss the comprehensive plan at its next meeting, which will be held in January.