Four Byrnes Mill citizens were honored at Wednesday, November 18, 2016 Board of Aldermen meeting with a Community Service Award for their help in reconstructing the fallen wall and columns at the Byrnes Mill Site in Byrnes Mill City Park. The four honored with the Community Service Award – (Pictured on the left below from left to right) Rob Kiczenski, Jim McBroom, Rick Mosley, and John Scheble.
The picture in the center above shows (from left to right) Jim McBroom, Rick Mosley, and Rob Kiczenski working on the column and the wall.
The picture on the right above shows (from left to right) Rob Kiczenski, John Scheble, and Rick Mosley with the completed column.
For the past several months, the City has been working with consulting firm Streiler Planning to update the Comprehensive Plan, a long-range planning and policy document that guides the City in land-use decisions. At the onset of the plan, Streiler Planning identified four major phases in the formulation of the plan:
Phase One – Inventory & Assessment
Phase Two – Critical Issues
Phase Three – Vision, Goals & Objectives
Phase Four – Adopt & Implement
Appendix A - Public Engagement Summary
The first phase consisted of the base mapping, existing conditions analysis, review of existing comprehensive plan, and an organizational Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meeting. The second phase consisted the public engagement process. There were two public workshops, a citizen survey, and one-on-one interviews. One-on-one interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, including several Alderman, Board, commission and committee members, City staff, and commercial property owners and developers. Citizen Survey results were presented at a workshop on February 17, 2016. Results of the public engagement process will provide the basis for the establishment of the city’s critical issues .
From there, the update process continues into phase three. The consultant will draft comprehensive plan components, vision, goals and objectives. This will serve as the “framework of action” that will guide Byrnes Mill’s decision-makers toward well-informed decisions regarding, business stability & economic development, housing, quality of life, transportation, and future growth.
In addition to attending the workshops, community members are encouraged to review and follow the progress of the plan on the website - www.byrnesmill.org which is updated regularly and offer feedback. The final Comprehensive Plan is expected to be completed this summer.
For more information, contact Larry Perney, City Administrator, at 636-677-7727.