With work on the Dauphin County comprehensive plan nearing completion, the county commissioners have scheduled a public hearing to consider the plan’s adoption on Wed., July 12 at 10 a.m. The meeting will take place in the fourth floor hearing room of the county administration building, 2 S. Second St., Harrisburg.
The hearing is the culmination of an extensive effort over the past year to coordinate with residents, public officials and a variety of organizations to help define a brighter future for Dauphin County.
In addition to laying out the work ahead, the plan has achieved a couple of “firsts” for Pennsylvania. It is the first county comprehensive plan in the state to have a dedicated website -- www.dauphincountycompplan.org -- which the commissioners hope will broaden public awareness and invite input from residents, municipalities, school districts and others on an ongoing basis.
The plan is also the first to use the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s “Implementable Comprehensive Plan” approach in developing a user-friendly, action-oriented process for accomplishing community development, environmental enhancement and economic development goals.