By Michael S. Hoey

The Delavan Common Council approved a resolution on Dec. 17 to adopt a Public Participation Plan for an upcoming update of the city’s comprehensive plan. The resolution lays out the timeline for gaining public input for the plan.

Alderman Bruce DeWitt said it was important for residents to get involved because the comprehensive plan only gets updated once every ten years.

Alderman Jeff Johnson said public input is vital and every bit of information that comes in is looked at.

“If anyone has an interest in the future of Delavan and the planning of it, they should check the city’s web site, check with us, and attend the public meetings,” Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis said.

According to the schedule included in the meeting packet, the estimated timeline is as follows:

      • The first draft of the comprehensive plan was to be created in December and January and reviewed by staff in February;

      • A second draft will be created and a public open house will be held in April;

      • The plan commission and Common Council will review the second draft in May;

      • A third draft will be created in June;

      • Final adoption by the council will take place in late July or early August.

A survey is available with the city for the public to submit input on the early drafts of the plan.

See additional coverage from the meeting in the Delavan Enterprise.

 
 

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