The creation of a Fort Drum Compatibility Committee was a recommendation of the JLUS report.
Through this committee, local jurisdictions, Fort Drum, developers, and other stakeholders can continue their collaboration to establish procedures, recommend or refine specific actions, and make adjustments to strategies over time to ensure the JLUS continues to resolve key compatibility issues into the future through realistic strategies and implementation.
The Committee is managed by the Development Authority’s Community Planner. The Development Authority entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fort Drum Garrison on June 27, 2017 to provide three-county community planning coordination and communication. The Authority’s Community Planner, Hartley Bonisteel Schweitzer, acts as a liaison between Fort Drum Garrison and surrounding communities to assist with issues associated with compatible land use planning. The Community Planner will also assist with implementation of the recommendations from the Joint Land Use Study.
Communities are encouraged to contact the Community Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-661-3200 to assist with the following:
• Drafting compatible zoning and subdivision codes;
• Developing Fort Drum-specific language for comprehensive plans and other long-range planning processes;
• Project-based review and analysis for compatibility;
• Any Fort Drum-related questions.
Fort Drum Compatibility Committee Members
Michael Bourcy, Jefferson County Planning
Andy Nevin, Jefferson County Planning
Frank Pace, Lewis County Planning
Keith Zimmerman, St. Lawrence County Planning
Michael Lumbis, City of Watertown Planning
Jennifer Voss, City of Watertown Planning
Jessica Jenack, Town of Leray Planning
Bruce Ferguson, Town of Champion
Scott Allen, Town of Pamelia
Gary Eddy, Town of Rutland
Cheryl Horton, Town of Philadelphia
Katie Malinowski, Tug Hill Commission
Phil Street, Tug Hill Commission
Linda Garrett, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust
Fritz Keel, Advocate Drum
Jason Wagner, Fort Drum Natural Resources
Andrew Kennedy, Fort Drum Airfield
LTC Todd Polk, Fort Drum Plans, Analysis, and Integration
Col. Dean Harrison, Fort Drum Garrison