Community Think Tanks coming to LS

The City of Lime Springs needs bodies! Residents are encouraged to attend a series of four Community Think Tanks where bodies mean money (or in-kind hours).

The Think Tanks will be held at the Community Center on the following Mondays: Jan. 23, Jan. 30th, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.

These one-hour sessions will benefit Lime Springs in a number of ways. First, they will show groups (such as those giving grants or federal aid) the locals are interested in preserving and improving the town.

So besides bodies, ideas are also needed. The challenge is to long-time residents and newcomers to brainstorm on ideas. The newcomers can bring new insight into what attracted them to town and what they see as a detriment. The oldsters can use their experience to show what has worked in the past.

Facilitated by staff from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, the four sessions will cover a variety of community elements.

• Jan. 23 topics will include culture and natural and agricultural resources.

• Jan. 30 will be devoted to economic development.

• Feb. 6 will cover the topics of transportation and housing.

• Feb. 13’s discussion will surround community facilities, infrastructure and utilities.

The goal of the Think Tanks is to gather resident and stakeholder input into what they envision for their community in the future. Background information and historical data will be shared as it pertains to the topics of the day prior to a community discussion on existing assets and future needs or desires.

Participants will be asked to envision Lime Springs in 2025 and 2030 – will Lime Springs be a place our children want to live, work and play? Please join us and provide your valuable ideas for the future of Lime Springs.

For additional information, contact Carla Moser at City Hall at 563-566-4405.

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