On Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00 PM, the Planning Commission (PC) will hold a public hearing on the new Forks Township Comprehensive Plan. This is your first opportunity to comment on the completed plan. The draft is now online for your review before Tuesday's meeting. Click here to read/download the plan (large file).
The plan update process has been in progress for well over a year. Discussions began in October 2006 and work on it began in January 2007. The PC devoted monthly workshops (on the fourth Tuesday of every month) to it. Residents' input was welcomed and encouraged.
Subcommittees (of Forks residents) were formed to tackle four main areas: Transportation, Economic Development, Recreation, and Agricultural/Open Space Preservation/Architectural Review. Each of the 2007 Supervisor candidates took active rolls. Three of them headed subcommittees. The fourth was Chairman of the PC.
Charlie S. Schmehl of Urban Research and Development Corporation (URDC) is the paid consultant to the project.
Plan to attend this most important hearing. Forks' future is being mapped out and you need to be part of it!
The evening will begin at 6:30 with an open house where you may ask questions of the plan developers and view the large maps that are part of the new Forks Township Comprehensive Plan.
The Board of Supervisors will hold its public hearing in April. If all goes well, the plan will be adopted and the new guide to Forks' future will be in place.