Ensure adequate infrastructure service to meet existing and future demand

Goal 13. Ensure adequate infrastructure service to meet existing and future demand

Infra­struc­ture ser­vices include roads; stormwa­ter, sew­er, and drink­ing water sys­tems; clean ener­gy sys­tems such as LED light­ing, micro­grids and/​or com­bined heat and pow­er (CHP) instal­la­tions; and potable water and fire sup­pres­sion tech­nolo­gies, among oth­ers. The Town should devel­op an Infra­struc­ture Inven­to­ry, Repair and Replace­ment Plan that includes the his­to­ry of infra­struc­ture dis­trict cre­ation (if applic­a­ble), quan­ti­fies exist­ing infra­struc­ture capac­i­ty and iden­ti­fies need­ed improve­ments regard­ing expan­sion of ser­vice for health and safe­ty (includ­ing fire sup­pres­sion) and in rela­tion to haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures as dis­cussed in the Town’s Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion Plan. Pro­posed devel­op­ment projects should be coor­di­nat­ed with the Town’s infra­struc­ture needs, includ­ing the con­tin­ued exam­i­na­tion of the fea­si­bil­i­ty of extend­ing sew­er ser­vice to the Mill­wood ham­let and areas where sep­tic sys­tems are fail­ing. The expan­sion of waste­water sys­tems and oth­er asso­ci­at­ed infra­struc­ture should not take place sole­ly to allow for addi­tion­al high­er den­si­ty devel­op­ment, to the detri­ment of the envi­ron­ment, or with­out some addi­tion­al ben­e­fit that meets oth­er goals of this Plan. For exam­ple, the expan­sion of infra­struc­ture sys­tems should enhance the use of clean/​green tech­nol­o­gy, expand oppor­tu­ni­ties for alter­na­tive and/​or afford­able hous­ing, and/​or aid in build­ing alter­na­tive trans­porta­tion linkages.

Related Principle: Livable Built Environment