City Staff held two meetings at the Library to attract stakeholders (nearby home owners) for the proposed Robinson Court and Glen Park detention facilities and had about two or three people attend each meeting. The purpose of the meetings was to gain input from stakeholders on the appearance and function of the detention basins. The level of input was not adequate.
We regrouped and had a planning session with the watershed steering committee and decided to take our effort to the people instead of asking them to come to us. Alex Nagy, Norm Reinbold and Mark Underwood from Hitchcock prepared for the event with display boards, City tent, and refreshments. We had approximately 30 people (individuals, couples and families) stop by the info area. Many of whom were not directly invited, they just were passing by and saw the tent. The citizens were welcomed and asked to sign in. Alex and Mark did multiple mini-presentations and we interviewed stakeholders and took notes. The steering committee members and Council Member Dodds were with staff working the event. It was a very successful event. Thanks to all of those involved. We plan on doing another one of these sessions at Glen Park on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.