WHEREAS, the Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as Police Week; and
WHEREAS, the members of the law enforcement agency of the City of Byrnes Mill play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of the Byrnes Mill; and
WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of their police department, and that members of our police department recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence or disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression or intimidation; and
WHEREAS, the Byrnes Mill Police Department has grown to be a modern and scientific law enforcement agency which unceasingly provides a vital public service; and
NOW THEREFORE, WE, the Board of Aldermen, call upon all citizens of Byrnes Mill and upon all patriotic, civil and educational organizations to observe the week of May 15th through 21st, 2016, as Police Week with appropriate ceremonies in which all of our people may join in commemorating police officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in doing so, have established for themselves and enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.
WE FURTHER call upon all citizens of Byrnes Mill to observe May 15, 2016, as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in performance of duty.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, We have hereunto set our hand and caused the Seal of the Byrnes Mill to be affixed.
Mayor Susan Gibson
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committe Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall.
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. The full public engagement summary will be reviewed and discussed at a workshop on March 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. 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.