Thursday, April 9, 2009

Public Hearing on Draft Plan Scheduled for May 20, 6 p.m.

The Plan Commission has scheduled the public hearing for the Town's Smart Growth Plan. The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 at the Town of Beloit Town Hall, 2871 Afton Road. At this meeting, Batterman's planners will present the completed plan and maps for discussion and (if all goes well) adoption. Keep an eye on the Town's Smart Growth website for updated drafts of the Plan (we're posting updates almost every day) so that you're familiar with the content of the Plan. Thanks to the Plan Commission and the many members of the community that have taken an interest in this very important process!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation and Parks Plan Adopted by Town Board

After several months of great discussion, input, and consideration, the Town Board voted to adopt the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation and Parks Plan, 2009 - 2014 last night. This Plan establishes the Town's goals, addresses its needs, and recommends its actions as related to parks and open space planning in the future. Importantly, the Plan also satisfies the State's requirements for becoming eligible for Grant assistance for Town park and open space projects. Thanks especially to the Parks Committee, Plan Commission, and many members of the public who attended meetings and provided many of the good ideas found in the Plan.

The "Park Plan" can be found at the Town's Smart Growth website. While you're there, you can also check out the latest draft of the Comprehensive Plan, which is progressing towards completion, as well. The Plan Commission will meet this Wednesday and schedule the Public Hearing for the Comprehensive Plan, so please check back for that update.