Survey seeks ideas for citys future

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Future of London Survey

If you would like to be entered into the City of London’s raffle for a free 2008 pool pass, please answer the questions below on a separate piece of paper. Include your name and phone number. Drop off your entry at the ward meeting (see story) or at the London mayor’s office by Aug. 21. 

1. What do you like about London?
2. What would you like to change about London?
3. What would be something new that you would like to see in London?

Early this spring, the City of London undertook a review of the 1999 London Comprehensive Development Plan.

The comprehensive plan provides a basis for future land use, transportation, zoning, recreation and the preservation of sensitive environments.  The plan guides where new development and infrastruc-ture will be built in the next 10 years.  

The city is now looking for more public input. In the coming weeks, the city will randomly send surveys to 1,000 voters. People chosen to fill out a survey will receive a letter in the mail, followed by a copy of the survey a week later. The survey covers topics critical to the future development of London.

Citizens also may comment by attending town hall-style ward meetings organized by London City Council members. They can help determine what should be the top priorities and objectives of the new plan for their area of London and for the whole city.  

• Councilwoman Betty Scott, Ward 3—First Baptist Church on Toland Street, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

• Councilman Dick Gerard, Ward 4—Madison County Senior Center, 280 W. High St., Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.

• Councilman Richard Minner, Ward 2—Chamber of Commerce, 750 Keny Blvd., Aug 22 at 7 p.m.

• Councilman Jim Canney, Ward 1—Madison County Emergency Management Agency, 271 Elm St., Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

Since the beginning of the review process, over 50 citizens representing the interests of residents, public officials, the board of education, arts council, small business, real estate, veteran affairs, Chamber of Commerce, parks and recreation, church, and agriculture have given input into London’s future to date.

These representatives are divided into subcommittees on land use, parks, conservation and environment, downtown development, agriculture, and transportation. A steering committee was also formed to guide the process and work on items not covered by the subcommittees.  The goal is to be finished by November.

For more information, contact one of the facilitators, Julia Cumming at 740-852-4004 or Eric Imerman at 852-0975.

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