SOUTHEASTERN GREENE COUNTY
COOPERATIVE COMMUNITIES COMPRHENSIVE PLAN
Municipalities included in this Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan are:
Nestled in the southeastern corner of Greene County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the eight municipalities that comprise the Southeastern Greene Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan have joined for the first time in an effort to set a guide to their futures.
Realizing that they are all historically, economically and culturally linked, Carmichaels Borough, Cumberland Township, Dunkard Township, Greene Township, Greensboro Borough, Monongahela Township, Perry Township and Wayne Township have come together to lay a course towards greater cooperation in dealing with a changing population make-up and economic base.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?"A comprehensive plan is a document used to guide the future development of land, economic development policy and certain government services within a community. A plan contains the vision and goals that a community sets for itself and is intended to guide decision-making for around ten years with revisions made periodically as needs or goals may change. The comprehensive plan is not only a guide for development but can be an important tool in efforts to preserve natural resources, protect historic places, improve housing opportunities, expand the community's economic base, and better community facilities."
A public comment phase of the Southeastern Greene Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Draft Plan will run for a 45-day period, beginning on November 3 throught December 19, 2008. A copy of the plan will be at each municipal building of those participating in the plan (during normal working hours), for the public to provide written comment on the plan recommendations. Anyone wishing to receive a printed copy or a copy of the plan on CD from their municipality will be charged the cost of printing or the CD.
The final public meeting for the plan that will be adopted in January of 2009 was held on October 27 at the Greene County Fairgrounds with over half in attendance from the western end of the county. The Southeastern Greene plan outlined the priorities for those communities as being, housing, recreation, land use, community facilities, mobility, historic resources and natural resources. Click here to read the complete news article on the plan and responses.
Once the plan is adopted next year, the grant applications for priority projects can start. At the end of the 45-day public comment period, each of the municipalities will hold public hearings prior to adopting the plan. Those hearings will take place in January 2009, with the plan being ratified that same month. Public hearings will be advertised in the newspaper.
The following documents comprise the Final Draft for review of the Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan:
The Southeastern Greene County Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan was prepared by Mackin Engineering and was funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Land Use Planning and Technical Assistance Program (LUPTAP) grant, and gracious support from Pennsylvania State Representative.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399. County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370