As part of the ongoing effort to create Envision Jefferson 2035, periodically we will be posting links to materials that help explain various planning and zoning concepts or existing materials related to concepts that are discussed at various workshops and meetings. While many of these can be found in the various pages related to the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series (by clicking on the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn icon on the top of the Envision Jefferson 2035 homepage and searching for the topic area you are interested in) we will occasionally be posting additional material that may be relevant to the planning efforts that are part of Envision Jefferson 2035. The first of these tools is the Vital Communities Toolbox created by the Tompkins County (NY) Planning Department. The toolbox provides a brief summary of numerous concepts that have been discussed at the various workshops that have been held so far, at Steering Committee meetings, or during the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series and could be used as a jumping off point for learning more about these topics. The link to the toolbox is here
The Envision Jefferson 2035 Brown Bag Lunch and Learn seminars are now available for viewing on the Jefferson County Website. There are two ways to get there. You can either go to the county website (www.jeffersoncountywv.org) and click on the agendas, meetings, and webcasts link. Once on this page, go to the bottom link (Planning Commission /Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings) and click on the link. This will take you to the following page:
Go to the second scrollbar and look for the Lunch and Learn of your choice (or any other Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals meeting).
Alternately, you can go directly to the site by clicking on the link above.
Happy watching everyone, and if you have further questions, feel free to contact the Envision Jefferson 2035 staff.
(Just a reminder, for those of you using Firefox or Google Chrome, please make sure that you have the plug-in that enables you to view Windows Media Player files.)
The Agenda for the May 21 Steering Committee meeting can be found here (Agenda 05-21-13). At this meeting, the Steering Committee will be discussing a vision for, as well as goals and objectives for the following elements:
Public Infrastructure, Public Facilities, and Public Safety
The meeting will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the County Commission Meeting Room in the basement of the Charles Town Library.
In the second of the series of posts about information sources that residents can visit to learn more about a wide variety of principles and concepts, one good source is the series of free webinars that the Utah chapter of the American Planning Association has hosted as part of the Certification Maintenance program for members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). In a number of states, these webinars have also served to meet the Continuing Education requirements for planning and zoning board members. Typically 90 minutes in length, the webinars provides a jumping off point to learn about a variety of planning concepts and ideas are being used in a range of communities (ranging from small towns similar to Jefferson County to large communities like those closer into Washington DC. ) The webinars are available to the public and can be found at:
Once there, you can sign up for future webcasts or to look at previous webcasts, press the view previous webcasts link and scroll down to view or listen to a webcast of interest to you.
Envision Jefferson 2035 (2014 Comp Plan)
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda
May 7, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Old Charles Town Library — Jefferson County Commission Meeting Room
1) Discussion of Vision (20 Minutes)
2) Discussion of Goals and Objectives (90 Minutes)
• Economic Development
• Land Use
3) Upcoming Steering Committee Meeting (10 minutes)
• Discuss Potential Subcommittee for County Fair
• Finalize Existing Conditions Map
• Progress on Draft Vision Strategy/Goals and Objectives*
o Topics XX – May 21st
o Topics XX – June 4th
o Topics XX – June 18th
4) Q & A/Wrap Up
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