Meetings set for survey results

Published 11:42 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Lunenburg/Kenbridge/Victoria Comprehensive Plan Update Working Committee reviewed the community survey results at the last meeting, Dec. 7, 2017, according to a memorandum sent by Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) Community Development Planner Andre V. Gilliam to the three localities.

According to former Lunenburg County Economic Development Director Beverley Hawthorne, the surveys give the community a chance to voice concerns or suggestions on issues that most affect them.

The last update to the Comprehensive Plan was a review of the plan in 2012, Hawthorne previously said, and set reviews are required by the state. Surveys were turned in at the end of July.

“Information from the survey will be included in the Comprehensive Plan Update,” Gilliam cited in the memorandum. “The process has been progressing well considering some personnel changes within the county and the CRC, as well as the survey tallying delays, which was conducted by the county and towns.”

He noted the CRC has completed the draft for most of the activities in Phase I, which includes demographics — age, income, education, etc.

“Some companies on the list of the largest employers in the county were renamed,” Gilliam cited. “Commutation patterns are being modified now that we have the survey results.”

He noted that work on updating and consulting with other agencies to help complete key items — as well as adding information from the committee — with Phase II is still ongoing due to it being a large section. Phase II includes Inventory and Analysis of Community Resources — including housing, community facilities and services, transportation, historical sites, natural resources, etc.

The CRC is scheduled to conduct community meetings Tuesday at Central High School in Room 104 at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 22 at Victoria Public Library at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenbridge Auditorium.

“These meetings are designed to inform and get feedback from citizens of the county and both towns regarding the community survey and Comprehensive Plan Update process,” Gilliam cited in the memorandum.