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Posted: June 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.

2050 Plan to be discussed in series of meetings

The 2050 Plan, both lauded and applauded, will be discussed in a series of public meetings starting July 14.

The plan is made up of members of a Leadership Collaborative working out of The Center, on three development zones — conservation, rural and compact community — called baseline ordinances.

These baseline ordinances will go before the public from July 14 through Aug. 7 in five discussions.

The Center will lead the meetings, delivering information to the public and hearing their feedback.

The 2050 Plan seeks to direct future growth to create dense, mixed-use residential and commercial communities in western Newton County to save money on future infrastructure (schools, roads and water lines) — $3.3 billion in savings over four decades to be exact — and build off the existing density from the housing boom, while also seeking to protect the rural nature and agricultural heritage of other portions of the county.

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henrystamm: June 26, 2014 7:50 a.m.

I am not sure what that plan means.
It is typical political jargon with no rime or reason.
Is this presentation by the BOC, the planning commission or just another organization making money of our hard earned tax money?
Or just plain out fraud?

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