September 2010
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Swan Creek Committee Organizational Meeting

A new Swan Creek Balanced Growth Committee has been formed to continue the work that went into designing the balanced growth plan for the watershed. That plan was endorsed by 90% of the communities in the watershed in 2009 after two years in development. The new committee elected Bill Burkett of Waterville Township as chair and Don Feller, of Feller Finch and Associates who had served on the technical committee of the original group, as vice chair.

Work at the first meeting included a review of projects that were listed in the original plan, status of a Joint Economic District near Toledo Express Airport, and basic operating procedures for the new committee. Specific projects associated with stormwater control, ditch maintenance, and conservation easements were also discussed. Committee members discussed how the Swan Creek BGP could be incorporated into jurisdictional land use plans or zoning regulations. The next meeting of the Swan Creek Balanced Growth Committee will be October 14 at 3 p.m. in the Toledo Express Airport banquet room. Current plans call for the committee to meet bi-monthly.

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