Bulloch County holding public input meetings

Bulloch County holding public input meetings

BULLOCH COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - If you live or work in Bulloch County, you now have the chance to offer your input on how you want the community to develop over the next decade.

County leaders must prepare a long-term plan and want to know what people think.

Bulloch County’s comprehensive plan isn’t necessarily set in stone, but it serves as a road map for what the community wants to be in the future. The plan covers everything from roads and transportation to industry and land use. Citizens will be able to give input at any of three meetings over the next few weeks.

County leaders say they want to hear from people who live there, own homes or land, or own a business. Hearing from the public helps them anticipate future growth and prevent different aspects - from agriculture, to industry, to housing - from conflicting with each other.

“It’s very important. We don’t want to just have residential areas next to a pig farm or heavy industry next to single family residences,” said analyst, Cindy Steinmann, Bulloch County.

“When I talk land use plan, I’m talking residential, commercial, farmland...to help us decide what we want Bulloch County to look like over the next 10-plus years,” said Roy Thompson, County Commission Chair.

The meetings will start Tuesday in Portal and continue into March. You can attend as many of them as you want, or fill out a survey on the county’s website.

They say it’s important to have multiple meetings in different parts of the country to give people a chance to attend and give their opinions.

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