How will the Town of Mendon benefit from having a Master Plan?

The benefits of a town having a Master Plan are:

  • Assures that development is orderly and predictable.
  • Guides an efficient capital spending program.
  • May result in a better bond rating by demonstrating prudent fiscal policies.
  • Provides bonus points on State grant applications.
  • Identifies short and long-range actions and who is responsible for implementation.
  • Engages local citizens in a positive dialogue about preserving valuable assets and growing responsibly.
  • Serves as a reference for boards to make clear, fair, and consistent decisions.
  • Gives the Town time to prepare for growth. While Mendon may be growing slowly at present, regional growth trends will eventually affect the Town.