What you need to know:
RICHMOND HILL, GA – Nov. 29, 2017 – Bryan County government officials want to get a better understanding of area residents’ wants and desires for their communities. So, the county has created a survey to gather information and serve as a guide as elected officials and local leaders move forward with the development of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
The county’s comprehensive plan consists of maps, text, data and support documents that form the foundation of Bryan County’s planning program. The plan provides guidance for the county's physical growth through its various elements and related goals, objectives, and policies. The metrics gathered through the survey will be used in the planning process as the county prepares for the growth and infrastructure needs to come.
The survey, which can be accessed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RR68GNM, is open to anyone who lives, works or enjoys spending leisure time in Bryan County. Anyone interested in weighing in on the county’s priorities and plans has two weeks to complete the survey.
They survey is one of several measures put in place by Bryan County to ensure the public has plenty of opportunities to offer input and opinions on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Two weeks ago, county leaders held two public input sessions – one in North Bryan and one in South Bryan – and encouraged residents to share their insights and discuss any pertinent matters of concern. Over 100 people attended the sessions, and government leaders are intent on reaching many more residents through other means.
“We realize not everyone can stop by a meeting to talk with us, but that shouldn’t keep anyone from sharing their visions or community needs with us,” County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger said. “This survey is a very handy tool that will allow anyone with a few minutes to spare to weigh in on the plan and have a say in our county’s future. Our residents’ quality of life is very important, and we’ll take these thoughts and ideas into consideration when prioritizing the comp plan.”
For more information on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, please visit http://www.bryancountyga.org/government/departments-h-z/planning-zoning/comprehensive-plan. For more information on Bryan County, please visit www.bryancountyga.org or call 912-653-5252 or 912-756-3177.
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*Slated for adoption in early 2018
Funding to emergency services and public safety: This cycle dedicates almost $1.6 million to public safety to continue the trend of facility and equipment updates to better serve citizens.
Economic development: Almost 18 percent of Bryan County SPLOST share is dedicated to economic development, which leads to more jobs.
Transportation-related projects: Over $3.8 million has been allocated to transportation-related projects with over 300 miles of roadways to maintain.
Recreation projects: SPLOST will help complete projects such as the Henderson Park Gym, new soccer fields and multipurpose facilities, which will serve youth athletes.