A public hearing to discuss the McDuffie County Joint Comprehensive Plan is being held on Jan. 19 at 5:15 p.m. The hearing will be held at the Government Services Center in Room 1119. The comprehensive plan is a document that details future community plans and goals. This comprehensive plan is intended help McDuffie County reach their vision for the community over the next 10 years.
The comprehensive plan talks about land use, policies, and goals. It also mentions the accomplishments from the previous plan, according to Chase Beggs, Planning and Zoning Director. The comprehensive plan has to be updated every five years, as required by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), according to Beggs. “The joint comprehensive plan is an update to the existing comprehensive plan that was adopted in 2015,” Beggs said. The comprehensive plan also includes the “Report of accomplishments” section, which is a list of the tasks that the three governments have completed over the previous five years. This public hearing gives the citizens of McDuffie County the chance to voice any concerns regarding the draft comprehensive plan. “Those comments will be addressed and each jurisdiction will formally adopt the plan at their council/commission meetings in March,” Beggs said. The Stakeholder’s Committee encourages everyone to look at the comprehensive plan, and show up to the meeting with any comments, or concerns they may have.