Community participation is a critical component of the planning process. Providing the opportunity for public input encourages citizens to help build the future of their own neighborhoods. Goals of this process include:
Planning areas will be established for the purpose of guiding the comprehensive planning process, identifying goals and objectives, and prioritizing implementation actions at a smaller geographic level. The geographic boundaries of the six planning areas are roughly coterminous with existing townships.
A meeting will be held in each of the six established planning areas.
Pender County BOCC
Pender County Planning Board
Real Estate Developers
Public Safety Officials
Sports and Recreation Enthusiasts
Staff will conduct a series of interviews with elected officials, other staff members and neighborhood leaders to provide insight on the public engagement process, including the best times and locations to hold meetings , contact information for key stakeholder groups that should be involved in the process, and key issues that are likely to be important within the community.
Each stakeholder will be asked:
1. What are the County's strongest assets?
2. What are the current challenges the County faces?
3. When should we hold public meetings?
4. Where should we hold public meetings?
5. Who are key stakeholders you may know?
6. Are you aware of any outstanding issues?
7. Do you maintain any distribution lists that may be helpful to these planning efforts?
COMMUNITY MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS
May 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Penderlea Homestead Community Building
284 Garden Road
Willard, NC 28478
June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Cape Fear Community College
Surf City Campus
621 NC HWY 210
Hampstead, NC 28443
June 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Pender County Annex Building
15060 HWY 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
July 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Heide Trask High School
14328 NC HWY 210
Rocky Point, NC 28457
August 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Maple Hill Resource Center
545 Maple Hill School Road
Maple Hill, NC 28454
August 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Moores Creek Missionary Baptist Church
40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, NC 28435
September 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room
805 S. Walker Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
*All meeting dates and times are subject to change
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