Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Round two of Bingen's "community action plan" process will get under way on Dec. 15. City residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to take part in the meeting, which is designed to chart the city's future goals.
The public session will be held at Los Reyes Mexican restaurant in Bingen, starting at 6:30 p.m. on that Thursday.
The community action plan is designed to identify "a vision and series of objectives, goals, and action steps to meet priority community needs." The first plan, prepared in 1998, was developed through a community-wide planning process.
Bingen Mayor Brian Prigel said the process is important to the city.
"It will be a good thing for the city, to give us an idea of what issues are important and what we should be focusing on," Prigel said.
Prigel said approximately 25 people came to the first planning session, which was held on Nov. 16.
"This second meeting will provide an opportunity for community members of all ages to participate in the process of updating the plan," explained Jan Brending, city clerk/treasurer for the city of Bingen. "It will follow an open house format, and people are welcome to come at any time during the meeting to review and comment upon the draft objectives, goals, and implementation measures and help set priorities for future implementation."
A draft community action plan is expected to be presented to the Bingen City Council for consideration sometime in January.