4/9/2014 12:17 AM
by Kevin Jacobs
BECKLEY - Citizens of Beckley are driven to see their city move forward.
Common Council heard a presentation from Poggemeyer Design Group on plans to grow the city. The "Comprehensive Plan" is driven by the citizens of Beckley based on what they see is needed to move the city forward. Councilwoman Ann Worley has played a big role over the last year with workshops and meeting, and Worley tells us the plan will help people see the city the way she does.
"I've lived many different places in my life and to be sure Beckley has it's problems, but there is no where I would rather raise a family than Beckley. The support and the services, the family, the closeness, the churches. It's just a great place and I want to be a part of that future." - Ann Worley, Councilwoman Ward II, Beckley.
The plan calls for parks and recreational venues along with entertainment and amusement attractions for locals and tourist. Council members were vocal about preserving the city's history in a way to bring in tourism dollars.
A second reading of the "Comprehensive Plan" and a public hearing will be held May 13th. Common Council also hopes to adopt the plan during the May 13th council meeting.