LITTLE FALLS — There were no comments during a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed new master plan for the City of Little Falls.

The next step is to send the proposal to the county for review, according to Mayor Mark Blask.

He expects to have the plan on the agenda for the December meeting of the city’s Common Council.

Work on the plan started last fall. The city Planning Board gathered information from the public through surveys and talks to local organizations. When a survey was distributed outside polling places during last year’s November election, more than 300 completed forms were returned.

A public meeting in June gave residents another chance to offer their input and to hear the findings the committee had gathered to that point. They heard residents who had responded to the surveys value small town living and want a walkable community. They want to revitalize the business district and would like to see more locally owned businesses and industrial development. They also want to encourage tourism.

The business survey showed a desire for more regional services, more traffic and more parking.

Listed as community assets were the hospital, schools, library, YMCA, affordable, quality housing, a classic Main Street, good water, access to recreation, parks and cultural assets, architecture, the waterfront and an easy commute to good jobs.

The industrial park, a good jobs base and Thruway access were among the economic assets.

The city’s current master plan dates back to 1970. Developing a comprehensive plan for the city was among Blask’s goals when he took office in 2016.

To view the proposed plan, including visions and goals, visit https://bit.ly/2JPQ37q

In other business

• The council adopted a sexual harassment policy for the city as required in the 2018-19 New York State budget.

• Alderman Peter Atutis announced that a Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the monument in Ward Square.

• Blask spoke about Kenny Gee, a city resident who was well known in the community and died recently. "He was a special guy," he said, adding Gee enjoyed parades, blowing the fire whistle at noon and was friendly to all.