Chance for public input on comprehensive plan

Published 8:58 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tracy Gee

The second of three public meetings relating to the Lunenburg/Kenbridge/Victoria Comprehensive Plan with the Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria Public Library.

The last update to the comprehensive plan was a review of the plan in 2012, former Lunenburg County Economic Development Director Beverley Hawthorne previously said, and set reviews are required by the state. Surveys were turned in at the end of July 2017.

Hawthorne said the surveys give the community a chance to voice concerns or suggestions on issues that most affect them.

County Administrator Tracy Gee offered her thoughts on a past comprehensive plan meeting held at Central High School’s gymnasium Jan. 25.

“I felt that it was successful even though we had a small group of attendees,” Gee said, “and hopefully more people will attend the meetings.”

Brown’s Store District Supervisor Mike Hankins said local government representatives attended the meeting but noted it was important for members of the public to attend as well.

“This is something that should be standing room only,” Hankins said. “Everybody in the county should be attending one of these meetings, and if you are involved with any of the local governments, you need to be there. This is planning for our future, and without the guidance of this plan, we don’t have a roadmap to go by.”

The next public meeting will take place Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenbridge Community Center auditorium.