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8/10/2013 2:08:00 PM
Getting together on Camp Verde's General Plan update
Owens: 'The plan is the people's voice'

Bill Helm

CAMP VERDE - The Camp Verde Planning and Zoning Commission has invited the general public to help update the Town's General Plan.

On Thursday, the Commission will hold an open work session to discuss the plan's Land Use element, one of the 10 elements in the Town's General Plan. Each element will be individually discussed and updated, made current with public input, published data and current trends.

Camp Verde residents last ratified the Town's General Plan, a 10-year plan, on March 8, 2005.

"The general plan is the people's voice, with the people and the Town coming together for an overall vision," said Jenna Owens, assistant planner for the Town of Camp Verde. "Our goal is to encourage every citizen, no matter the background, that they can have input."

According to Community Development Director Mike Jenkins, the plan must be re-adopted, updated or completely re-worked by 2015. Jenkins says the current plan only needs to be updated.

"We have a good general plan, which should only require bringing the current plan to the present," Jenkins said.

For much of the next year, the commission will hold open work sessions to update the general plan. The 10 elements of the plan include:

• Land use

• Open space & Recreation

• Growth area

• Transportation & Circulation

• Water resources

• Environmental planning

• Economic development

• Housing

• Cost of development

• History & Culture

According to Owens, Arizona Revised Statutes require seven elements to a municipality's general plan.

"We feel that Economic Development, Housing, and History & Culture are a very important part of our community and were incorporated in the original 2004 plan," Owens said. "The scenic beauty of the Verde Valley is unparalleled. Camp Verde has more than 18 miles of the Verde River in its Town limits. Tourists come year-round, not only for the beauty and nostalgia, but also because of Fort Verde Historic State Park.

"The general plan assists in guiding growth and development consistent with the community's vision," Owens continued. "We encourage the citizens from all walks of life to participate and be part of the overall planning for our community."

The Commission has tentatively planned meetings to be held through October 2014. The Town will hang banners in various locations the week of each meeting.

Thursday's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 473 S Main St. #106.

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