Meeting talks Keysville’s future

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Keysville Comprehensive Plan community yielded a good discussion about what residents would like to see for the town’s future, said Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) Executive Director Melody Foster.

Melody Foster

The meeting was held Thursday at the Keysville Volunteer Fire Department.

The comprehensive plan for Keysville was last amended in January 1995, Foster said in a memorandum provided in the August CRC meeting board packet.

A comprehensive plan offers the town a vision for its future, and provides a set of guidelines that can help the area reach its goals.

Foster said a total of seven participants attended the meeting, this including five residents and two CRC representatives.

Foster said the cold and rainy weather Thursday may have been a deterrent for some.

“While small in number, they did a very good job in working on the Community Meeting Exercises,” Foster said, “also there was good discussion.”

The first exercise, according to documentation provided by the CRC, included describing three aspects of Keysville that could be preserved or enhanced, three aspects that could be improved and three things that Keysville does not currently have that could benefit the area.

The second exercise involved participants gathering around an enlarged map of the town, and marking areas of the town that could be developed, or where items could be added or removed.

Foster said the participants split into two groups to complete the exercises. Keysville Town Council member Sarah Critzer said in a previous Gazette article for those who cannot attend the meeting, they have the opportunity to submit their comments to the Keysville Town Office to be delivered to the Comprehensive Plan Committee.

The town office can be reached at 120 J. St. in Keysville, via email at keysville@ or (434) 736-9551.