WHEN: March 13, 2014

TIME:  6:30-9:30pm

WHERE: Orchard City Banquet Hall in the Campbell Community Center

WHAT: A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, at the Orchard City Banquet Hall in the Community Center. The meeting will be led by consultants hired by the city to introduce various concepts and receive input on plans to completely renovate our Civic Center. As you may know, the city has outgrown the current spaces. A quick visit to the library will confirm the need for more space! (NOTE: The recent renovation of the Banquet Hall, a former high school cafeteria, shows what can be done when there is a quality plan carried out with integrity.) 

While this process in at the preliminary stage it is important for the community to register its concerns early. As the process moves forward it should reflect those early concerns, but these big projects have a way of taking sharp turns later on. Letting the planners know we are paying attention now will help to insure that the finished plan reflects our values as downtown residents. 

We all have a stake in the outcome. It will affect traffic, parking in downtown, expanded library services, the Summer Concert Series on Orchard City Green, and possibly the future of the historic firehouse which houses the Campbell Museum.