by Dennis Dalman
Input from Sartell residents will be crucial if the city is to formulate a successful Ten-Year Comprehensive Plan, and that is why city staff is urging residents to give suggestions via the website.
The last time the Sartell City Council approved a 10-year comprehensive plan was in 2009. Obviously, many things have changed since then. Both the city council and city’s planning commission are eager to review the current comprehensive plan to ensure it’s brought up to date and is relevant to the future. The plan is an important guiding document for all planning and growth for the future. It is, in a sense, a rough blueprint for where the residents want the city to go.
The review of the plan will include current goals and objectives and consideration of new goals, objectives and city policies. The update will also include discussions as to the management of future growth that will identify appropriate areas best suited for the building of single-family homes, apartment complexes and commercial and industrial developments. The plan will also update the city’s transportation system, its parks, its economic-development strategies and sustainability efforts to protect the environment and to balance growth within all types of healthy parameters.
Residents are encouraged to email questions and suggestions to Sartell City Planner and Developer Anita Rasmussen at email@example.com. Or visit the city’s website at: www.sartellmn.com.