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The City of Emily Comprehensive Plan- Call for Input

Web posted October 13, 2020
The City of Emily is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking community input at this time in an effort to build off community survey responses and look to craft a long-range vision for the City into year 2035.

A community survey was recently completed, where a total of 277 individuals provided their input, preferences, and opinions on a range of topics that relate to future planning efforts for the City. To build on the responses, the steering committee and project leaders are looking for additional input and invite you to participate.

We welcome people to attend the outdoor Chalk and Chat event on October 171h from 9:00am-12:00 pm at the Emily Public Parking Lot located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and County Road 1. This is a family friendly event and chalk will be available for children to be creative. This outdoor event will, "Provide the opportunity for people to engage with project members and offer their comments, guidance, and input around transportation, land use, economic development, the environment, housing, and values in a safe, socially distanced environment" said project contributor Ashley Zidon with Sourcewell. The event is also meant to encourage walking and biking while exploring the sidewalk and park network. The steering committee encourages attendees to walk or bike to the event if you are able.

For additional engagement options, there will be two passive displays set up within the community during the month of October to gather more feedback. An online mapping portal will also be launched for virtual participation and a meeting-in-a-box is available as a take home option from City Hall. All Emily area residents, business owners, community groups, students, and others are asked to participate in one or more of these activities to share their views and help shape the plan. "By providing a variety of ways to engage, we can help connect people to this project and offer the right technique to gather their feedback in light of our current world," says Zidon. "Choice and options are important right now and we're listening!"

For updates and details about The City of Emily Comprehensive Plan process, including the project's timeline and ways to participate, please visit the City of Emily's website (www.cityofemily.com) or contact Cari Johnson, City Clerk, at clerk@emily.net or 218.763.2480.

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