Harvey County residents are encouraged to attend any of a set of three public meetings scheduled in January to provide feedback and discuss information to go toward the creation of the County's comprehensive plan.

The comprehensive plan is a guiding document used as a decision-making tool by the Harvey County Planning and Zoning Advisory Board and the Harvey County Commission for determinations on land development for the next several years.

The public meetings will be set in different locations throughout the county:

  • Jan. 11, 2022: Harvey County West Park community building, 2733 West Park Rd., Burrton, KS
  • Jan. 12, 2022: Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Ct., Newton, KS
  • Jan. 13, 2022: Harvey County Camp Hawk shelter, 1801 SW. 36th St., Newton, KS

Each meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and residents can come and go throughout the meeting. Residents are invited to attend any meeting of their choosing. Each meeting will generally follow the same format and discussion topics.

Those not able to attend a meeting can still provide feedback. Residents can complete an online survey for the comprehensive plan. Physical copies of the survey are also available in the Planning, Zoning and Environmental office at the Harvey County Courthouse, as well as local city offices.

"It is crucial that the public gets involved in this process and makes their suggestions heard," said Harvey County Planning, Zoning and Environmental Director Gina Bell. "Each comprehensive plan is intended and expected to last several years, so the opportunity to contribute to the plan only comes around every so often."

The County's current comprehensive plan was completed in 2001, and previous to that, 1975.

The comprehensive plan is being compiled by Marvin Planning Consultants.

(Published Nov. 22, 2021)