Belleville council to decide on comprehensive plan contract

News-DemocratJune 25, 2013 

— The Belleville City Council will have a special meeting Wednesday to decide whether to hire a company to update the city's comprehensive plan.

City leaders will hear a presentation from Kendig Keast Collaborative at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 101 S. Illinois St.

The proposed project budget is not to exceed $193,542, according to Emily Fultz, the city's director of economic development and planning. The current budget includes $150,000 for a comprehensive plan and the remainder will come from the 2014-15 budget.

The existing comprehensive plan, available on the city's website, is from 1998-99 and outlines the city's goals and growth through 2020.

"I look at this as our business plan," said Jim Kurtz, chairman of the Planning Commission.

Kurtz, another commission member and city staff interviewed three firms before selecting to negotiate with Kendig Keast.

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