Input sought for county’s future

Published 8:30 am Thursday, January 27, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

As part of the process to update Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan, a Community Meeting will be held to gather public input on the County’s vision for the future.

The meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte County Courthouse, 115 David Bruce Avenue.

According to Deputy Director Todd Fortune with the Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC)

This meeting is intended to inform citizens about the process for the update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and provide citizens an opportunity to provide input into the long-term vision for the County.

Fortune said staff from the CRC will make a brief presentation on the process and then break attendees out into groups for hands-on exercises to gather input on where future growth and development within the County should occur and where public facilities should be located.

A comprehensive plan is a guide for managing future growth and development within a locality’s borders, as well as outlining community goals and assisting local officials with decision making. Public input is a crucial part of the comprehensive planning process, as it helps guide the development of the Plan during the planning process.

“The comprehensive plan will help guide the Planning Commission as it makes land use recommendations to the Board of Supervisors,” said County Administrator Dan Witt. “The Board of Supervisors will use the plan to guide its decision-making process related to the development, transportation, housing, etc., within the county.”

Witt said citizens are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard.

The makeup date for inclement weather is Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.