Community input sought for comprehensive plan

Workshop event planned for Thursday  

The City of Hartselle has partnered with NARCOG Regional Planning Agency in order to create a comprehensive plan for future development for Hartselle. The plan is a long range initiative that looks at all existing conditions within the community, analyzing those conditions through multiple sources of data in order to create a future land use plan for the City of Hartselle.  

“They’re typically done on a twenty year horizon working toward a vision, goals and objectives to achieve the plan,” NARCOG Director of Planning Joey Hester said. “To achieve that vision we’ll establish a plan for the city to work towards implementing over the life of the plan and ultimately a comprehensive plan is going to serve as a guide for all of the future development decisions made by city leaders and officials. It’s an important piece of the puzzle for a community when it comes to growth.” 

The City of Hartselle is currently in the very early stages of creating a plan and is seeking input from Hartselle residents in order to help determine the vision going forward. There will be a public engagement workshop open house at the Sparkman Civic Center Aug. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. where residents can come and share their perspective.  

“It’s going to be an open house workshop format where people can meander in. They can grab some food at the food trucks, sit down and eat, learn about the plan and ask questions. We’ll have different stations for folks to provide their input and a visioning station for people to provide thoughts on what they would like to see Hartselle do in the future,” Hester said.  

Mayor Randy Garrison established a steering committee to head up this initiative from a wide variety of Hartselle residents, selecting representatives from the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hartselle City Planning Commission and educators.  

“I’d call it our partners,” Garrison said. “We tried to hit all the high points and have people from all walks of life. We’ve got parents, grandparents, people with children in the school system.”  

“The kickoff is an opportunity to get public input,” Garrison added. :Let everyone have their voice in what they would like to see Hartselle in the next twenty years. We would like to find out what kind of areas of growth folks are looking for.”  

“We’re excited,” Hester added. “I think it’s going to be a fun project and we’ve got an awesome steering committee the mayor put together. There’s a great city staff there to work with and a very involved city council. At the end of the day it’s all about finding out what the residents want Hartselle to be in the future and provide them that road map to get there, and that’s why this open house is so critical to the success of this comprehensive plan.”  

 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cheers to 50 years  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Spencer Bell

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

x