For More Information, Contact:
Jeff Bagg, City Planner
Cá viên miễn phíFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cá viên miễn phíSeptember 28, 2020
Public Participation Sought to Update Easthampton’s Open Space and Recreation Plan
Cá viên miễn phíEasthampton is updating its 2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP), which guides City decisions about open space and recreation management and growth over the next seven years.
The OSRP assesses the current status of recreation and conservation lands in the community and identifies community needs based on a set of goals and objectives developed through a facilitated process. The project will be guided by a steering committee comprised of John Mason (Parks and Recreation Director), Cassie Trager (Conservation Agent), Salem Derby (City Councilor), Brenda Salyer (Planning Board member), Jay Ryan (CPA & Conservation Commission member), Marty Klein & Gerrit Stover (Pascommuck Conservation Trust), and Mary Lou Splain (resident).
“Easthampton residents want to get involved and understand daily operations of our government. This survey and community meeting opens the door resident engagement and helping us understand existing and future needs for our parks, trails, and open space preservation efforts”,Cá viên miễn phí said Mayor LaChapelle.
Interested residents may get involved in the following ways:
- Take the online survey! It is the City’s best method to collect information directly from residents. Participation is critical. Hard copies of the survey will be available upon request.
- Attend a virtual Public Visioning Session! It will be held online on November 5th, 2020, from 6-8pm.
“We are trying hard to get the word out. We have funded a town-wide mailer to 9,000 households so residents and interested people know this project is underway and how to participate”,Cá viên miễn phí said City Planner Jeff Bagg.
The survey will ask important questions such as “where do you recreate”, “which areas do you think need improvement”, “where is land protection most important”, and much more.
Cá viên miễn phíThe OSRP is being developed with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and funding from Easthampton’s Community Preservation Act.