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SHARPSBURG FORMING CITIZEN COMMITTEES

Town looking for citizen participation and input

SHARPSBURG, GA – Sharpsburg is looking for volunteers to take part in three citizen committees, focused in three areas: Planning & Development, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works. Initial appointments will be for one year.

“Sharpsburg is a fast-growing area with the potential to become a vibrant, active community. To achieve this, we need the help of our citizens, business owners, and anyone who wants to work with the town,” Cole says. “We are looking for people with an interest in their community, subject matter experts, or people with a passion for these particular topics.”

The Citizen Committees, led by a member of the Town Council, will assist and advise the full town council on projects, needs, and make recommendations regarding service delivery. They will provide citizen input, volunteer for tasks suited to their skills, and take ownership of Council priorities. The first term appointees will also be designing the commission reporting and administrative structure. Committee responsibilities will include:

Planning & Development Commission will focus on supporting and improving elements of the town’s comprehensive plan, including zoning, design standards, and recruiting businesses for future growth.

Parks & Recreation will focus on cultural programs, greenspace development, and promoting the town’s growing list of amenities and attractions, including the Bridges Recreation Center and Staley Park.

Public Works will focus on infrastructure needs, upcoming utility development, and beautification, including ordinance enforcement.

Residents, business or property owners, and others are encouraged to sign up. Town residency is not required; those living in nearby neighborhoods are welcome to volunteer. The sign up form is located here, and will be available through March 15th. Initial committee meetings will begin in April 2019.

If you would like more information, please call Blue Cole at 770-251-4171, ext. 101 or email bcole@townofsharpsburg.com.

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