The Town of Appomattox is updating its comprehensive plan, which serves as a blueprint for the town’s future. The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) is assisting the town in the update process, and the plan’s adoption is slated for June 2020.

Appomattox’s comprehensive plan — available through the town’s website — includes strategies relating to land use planning and zoning, transportation, housing, utility planning, community visioning, the economy and demographics. It will ultimately be up to town citizens and elected officials to voice concerns they’d like to address throughout the plan’s development. The first step of visioning will be held through a survey process.

CVPDC staff and the Appomattox Planning Commission have designed a survey to gauge citizen opinions about the Town of Appomattox and to determine the future opportunities and challenges. The questionnaire will be available online and through the town office. The survey also will be mailed out to town citizens with their water bills.

Citizens are asked to take a few minutes to answer the questions online or on hard copy and return to the town office. Only one person per household is asked to fill out the questionnaire, but consulting with all household members to form opinions is recommended.

The responses on the questionnaire will be tabulated by CVPDC staff. No member of the community will take part in this tabulation in order to assure anonymity. Only final results will be presented to the public at large, the town council and the planning commission. 

“We hope that you will join the Town Council and Planning Commission in the project and provide information to help guide your community through its next 20 years,” the town office states in a press release.

The survey window is open, and citizens are asked to return the survey no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

The online survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOAcompplanupdate.

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