Public meeting scheduled to discuss Greencastle-Antrim plan

February 07, 2007|by KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim School District, Greencastle Borough and Antrim Township will host a public meeting for business owners Thursday to gather input for its joint comprehensive plan.

The meeting will be coordinated by Pennsylvania consulting firm RETTEW Associates Inc. and is geared toward local business owners.

Frank Chlebnikow, project manager for RETTEW Associates, said the firm will ask business owners two basic questions.

"We will ask business owners, 'What do you see as obstacles to business growth and what do you see as opportunities for business growth in the region?'" he said.

Chlebnikow said the meeting is designed to gather feedback from the community for incorporation into the plan.

"We are not looking to create a philosophical approach of business in the area," he said. "We are looking to find what are the opportunities and obstacles facing business owners in Greencastle-Antrim."

The responses made Thursday will be used by the firm in drafting the goals of the comprehensive plan, Chlebnikow said.


The meeting will have both a formal and informal format so business owners can contribute in the way they find most comfortable, he said.

While the meeting was not advertised, Chlebnikow said the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce was notified and any local business owner is welcome to attend.

The existing comprehensive plan for Greencastle-Antrim was created about 10 years ago, and Chlebnikow said the new plan hopefully will be ready for adoption in February 2008.

In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School.

Public meeting

What: The Greencastle-Antrim Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a public meeting for business owners to gather input for the joint comprehensive plan.

When: Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School, 300 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa.

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