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Comprehensive Plan District Meeting - District 5

  • Date: 01/25/2018 5:00 PM

This input meeting is open to the public and will help create Newton County's Comprehensive Plan. 

This meeting will be held in the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, 7166 Floyd Street NE, Covington, Ga.

The Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year guide to growth and development that is updated every 10 years as required by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).  If the 10-year updating requirement is not met, the county would not be allowed to apply for state grants and special project funds.  Newton County last completed a Comprehensive Plan in 2008.  The Comprehensive Plan is guided by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) and a Steering Committee comprised of local stakeholders, and it provides the county with goals and policies that guide it to a desirable future.  The elements that make up the Comprehensive Plan include the Community Goals, Needs and Opportunities, Community Work Program, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Land Use, Transportation, and Housing.

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