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Sublette’s Comprehensive Strategic Planning Session is for public input


SUBLETTE – For over a year, a new comprehensive plan has been in the works for the Village of Sublette.

With some data and some direction, the plan is closer to the finish line than ever before. However, it’s not complete until the “Building a Better Community Together: A Strategic Planning Session” is held at 6 pm., on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Ellice Dinges Center at 202 S W St. in Sublette. 

“The session is for public input because we’re working on renewing our comprehensive plan. We’ve been working on this for over a year now,” Village of Sublette Board President John Stenzel said. “We did a survey in the first part of this year. 

“We went to residents and/or the campgrounds to reply to it to see what they want, things they think are good in Sublette, or things that the village is lacking.

“Some of the surveys wanted more sidewalks, an ice cream shop, a bigger store, and things like that. We’re going to go over all of the surveys. We’re going to talk about what our strengths and weaknesses were the last time we did a comprehensive plan, which was 15 years ago, and see what we’ve worked on.”

Not only will the survey results be reviewed but goals will be developed for the new comprehensive land use plan as there is a proposed zoning map within a 1 ½ miles of Sublette, which includes where commercial and industrial zones could locate.

“I’d rather have people thinking about what they want and help strive toward a solution to achieve our goal,” Stenzel said. “The comprehensive plan session is a buy-in for the residents. It shows our residents that they have a voice here. It’s their community also and they have a say.”