After more than 30 years, the City of Cherokee has initiated a planning process to create a new and visionary comprehensive plan. This plan is intended to guide the future improvement of the community's business climate, residential neighborhoods, parks, open spaces and street network for the next 20 years.
Since this plan can benefit the ways in which we all live, work and play, the City would like citizens' input and guidance.
On June 16, 17 and 18, the City, together with its planning firm, Community ReDesigned, will be hosting several events to make your participation and input as easy and as fun as possible. First of all, on June 16 & 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the planning firm will be hosting "workshop sessions" in the Cherokee Community Center. The consultants will be working on the plan during this time and would welcome you to stop by and give them your thoughts on the plan and how we should make Cherokee a better community. Feel free to just walk in with no appointment. As they say...."come as your are"!
Also, on June 17 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., the City will be hosting a good old fashion "family cook-out" under the pavilion in Gillette Park adjacent to the Bacon Aquatics Center. This will be a time to come mingle with family and friends and help shape our community's future at the same time. The planning firm will be in attendance with maps and notepads to record your ideas. Let's hope it's a warm evening so we can all enjoy the park.
Finally, on Saturday morning, June 18, there will be a "work party." The City is looking for a group of 20-25 volunteers to help repaint the restroom building at Koser Spring Lake Park that has been marred with graffiti, and to help distribute mulch around the Bacon Aquatic Center, Gillette Park, and possibly the downtown area. These projects have been suggested by our Middle School students and citizens of the community. They are important projects to improve the appearance of Cherokee for our visitors and ourselves; and will take just a couple of hours to complete.
Come have fun and help improve the looks of Koser Spring Lake Park, Gillette Park and Cherokee's Downtown. Please call City Hall at 225-5749 to reserve your spot!
This is YOUR time to help shape YOUR community. Please help us.
Your community thanks you!
For more information, contact City Administrator Don Eikmeier, at City Hall 225-5749.