Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Council released their comprehensive plan for the city at last night’s council meeting.
Myrtle Nelson from NIACOG:
After more than three years of planning, Myrtle said they used focus groups and then utilized a surveyed which reached 740 hundred residents. The surveys determined the city’s key needs, residents satisfaction and then future priorities.
The seven priorities are: bike trail development, events and community center, moving the fire station from the floodplain technical skills training, housing improvement, expansion of broadband and restaurants.
The council approved the plan and the next step is implementation. Nelsons says the council can make changes as they see fit over the next five years.
In other council news:
The council approved extending the completion date for the Riverside/Illinois storm sewer work until June 14 of 2019.
Work on the Hildreth street project continues but will be extended until August 16th of next year. Construction’s been halted because city officials don’t want open pavement throughout the winter from 6th to 9th street.
The council approved a request from Floyd County to allow the set back distance from parking stalls to a residents property to 12 feet