By Gail Parsons
DCNT News Editor
Herington city officials are looking for input from the community as they put together a comprehensive plan that will guide the city into the future.
“This plan will hold the city commission accountable for the next generation,” said City Manager Branden Dross.
The survey is available at https://polco.us/s3rkvq until 5 p.m. April 12.
Following a March 30 public meeting, Dross said people were submitting completed surveys online, but he was disappointed in the turnout at the meeting.
“We had close to about 30 people for our lake master plan meeting, which is such a small part of the city and when we talk about the whole city only 12 people show up,” he said.
Of those 12 most were city officials.
However, by the following afternoon he had received about 50 surveys back, which was encouraging, he said.
“I’m hoping we get 300, at least 300 so we can get some really good data,” he said. “I want people to be involved in this — this is their document. If there is a general consensus of something that people want to get done, and it’s a resounding yes, then we’re going to have to do it somehow.”
Dross is hoping for a better turnout at the next public event scheduled for 5 to 8 pm. April 14 at the Herington Community Building, 810 S. Broadway. About a dozen students from the University of Kansas who have been working on the comprehensive plan will be at the come-and-go event.