Columbus Seeks Input On Plan To Fund Public Facility Upgrades

(Columbus) A public forum is scheduled on Tuesday for citizens in Columbus to provide input on the city’s long-range planning process. Early last year, work began on a strategy for investment in the city’s major public facilities known as “Roadmap 2050.” Columbus consulted with MSA Professional Services who evaluated each facility and the services they offer including city hall, the Senior Center, the Community Center, the public library and annex, the police and fire stations as well as public works. MSA also evaluated the city’s fiscal conditions and has been working with city staff and the council to draft a plan for investment for the next 30 years.

City officials hope to adopt the plan this summer and is seeking community feedback about the proposed investments. Columbus Planning and Economic Development Director Matt Schreiber says community input is what drove the “Roadmap 2050” plan and is something they can achieve responsibly. Schreiber says the drafted plan is posted to the city website ( Mayor Michael Thom says he appreciates the support of three consecutive city councils who recognize the need for planning for the future.

The informational meeting tomorrow is scheduled for 6pm at the Columbus Senior Center at 125 North Dickason Boulevard. The building can accommodate up to 25 people with six feet spacing between chairs. Those attending in-person are encouraged to wear a mask. Up to 500 people can attend the meeting on Zoom. Virtual attendees are asked to connect via their web browser or call in roughly fifteen minutes before the meeting begins.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Zoom Meeting

Or Call (312) 626 6799

Meeting ID: 830 7351 6382

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