MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Officials of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce say they will continue to pressure the Town Board to update the master plan and begin to move forward with an array of improvements that are needed to help both business owners and taxpayers.

Earlier this year, chamber representatives went before the board with a plan they call Vision 2020—a proposal for a revised master plan they want in place within two years. It’s been 17 years since the town’s master plan has been revised. Vision 2020 calls on the town to form a task force to get revisions to the master plan underway.

Thom Ianniccari, a member of the chamber’s Legislative Action Committee, laid out some of the plan’s specifics to the Rotary Club last week.

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He said adding more sewage treatment capacity should be one of the biggest priorities of the revised plan, noting that significant commercial development can’t proceed without it. The town was working with the county to develop a plan to expand a sewer district down Route 6 by using a treatment plant in Somers, but that plan got sidetracked when Somers officials said they wanted to keep any extra capacity that plant might have. Ianniccari said the town and county continue to explore their options.

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