Providing Inventories, Capacities, Conditions, and Potential Improvements of:
Parks, Open Space, Greenbelts, Trails, and Recreational Facilities, including Buildings
Plants, Animals & Water
Providing Maintenance Plans for Parks, to include:
Weedy species eradication,
Obtaining Broad Public Opinions and Preferences
Utilizing online surveys, Town Hall Open Houses, interactive website contact forms, and public meetings before the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Trustees, the Town will systematically record opinions and preferences for the Town's Parks, Recreation, and Culture.
Arts, recreation, and special events ("Culture") as an economic development tool that can attract new business, an educational tool to foster creativity and collaboration, an enhancement tool for civic engagement, and a preservation tool for heritage and character of a community. Current residents, business owners, educational facilities, nonprofit entities, visitors, and government agencies all come together with arts, recreation, and special events.
Fees and Budgeting
Researching the best way to implement user fees and impact fees, while using grants, general fund, and volunteer efforts to enhance the Town's Parks, Recreation, and Culture! As well, this plan will create a capital improvement plan to guide Town officials in future planning, grant writing, and budgeting.
Town Administrator Press Release
The Town of Silt Board of Trustees Parks, Recreation and Culture master plan subcommittee will hold a meeting on July 22 at 6 p.m. at Silt Town Hall to hear from staff about efforts to develop the process. The Board authorized the effort in May and is meant to position the Town for future demands and improvements in its leisure offerings. The "parks" portion of the plan will examine the "built" environment, i.e. parks, playgrounds, leisure related buildings (Town Center, Community Center, Stoney Ridge Pavilion, for example), "recreation" focus will be on programming and "culture" on concerts and events.
The master planning effort includes a written survey, developed by staff, that is now live at www.TownOfSilt.org and can be found in the middle of the homepage. The survey is not intended to be the last word, but a place to start the public conversation, according to Town Administrator Jeff Layman. The survey is designed to take about 9 minutes to complete.
The finished master plan is expected in the Fall of 2019, with plenty of opportunities for Town residents to provide input.
The planning kicked off at the Planning & Zoning Committee meeting on June 18. Next Monday's planning meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Silt Town Hall.
Volunteers from the public are being sought to serve on the subcommittee. Contact Town Administrator Jeff Layman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or simply attend Monday, July 22, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Silt Town Hall.
Trustees Andreia Poston and Jerry Seifert were assigned to the subcommittee by their Board of Trustee peers.
Looking to the future - this effort will help to identify areas of park expansion, the installation of new and/or different facilities, and the possibility for an integrated multi-modal network for travel between spaces. Further, the Park, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan will advise as to incompatible uses, conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, and poorly functioning areas.
7/22/19 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Silt Town Hall