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(Neb.)-Dawes County Planning Committee Meeting Minutes

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 10/05/2012 10:31 AM

(Chadron)-The Dawes County Joint Planning Meeting is scheduled for October 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 at the CSC Student Center. We hope you will plan to attend. I’m attaching the information from the last meeting that was also emailed in September.
Stay tuned for the October date. Here are the minutes from our last meeting.
Dawes County Joint Planning Meeting
Strategic Session
6:00 – 8:00 pm
July 26, 2012
Chadron, NE
What can we collectively do to make Dawes County a prosperous, healthy desirable place to live, work, learn, and play in the next 1-3 years?
Community leaders and members of Dawes County met on the Chadron State College Campus on July 26, 2012 as a follow up to the April meeting.
What will our specific, measurable accomplishments be for the first year?
Those present were: Rosemary Petersen, Marvina Franey, Bill Cebula, Betty Reading, James Behensky, Jeanice Caporaso, Loretta Belknap, Maggie Earney, Kaylee Gaswick, Deb Cottier, Philip Jensen, Doris Harrington, Roger Wess, Chuck Butterfield, Barb McCartney, Fred McCartney, John Parton, Corey Pourier, Terry Owen, Kim Engel, Terri Haynes, Lisa Briggs, Sherri Blome, Kristi Johnson, Sandy Roes
Announcements/Committee Meeting Dates
Next Dawes County Joint Planning Meeting will be October 18, 2012. Legislative Committee (Community Meeting) August 22, 5:30 – 7:00 at the Superintendent’s Meeting Room. Try-athlon August 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Chadron State Park. Out of School Sparks Training, Scottsbluff, August 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Community meeting after in-service on August 14, 7:00 p.m. School.
Joan Frances explained Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Sparks Training.
40 Assets
Why Collaboration?
·         Impact
·         Cost Effective
·         Movement
Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth
·         Engage Adults
·         Activate Sectors
·         Invigorate Programs
·         Mobilize Young People
·         Influence Civic Decisions
·         Sparks Conversations
·         Youth Leadership Institute
·         Common Training
Dale Grant shared information on the Rangeland Center Design Development. Phase 1 will include the arena. There has been $3,000,000.00 raised. Phase 2 will be in the que at the state.
He also discussed the Armstrong Pool closing because of the remodeling of Armstrong. Two options are being considered. Option 1 is to add on to the PAC and a smaller pool (4 lanes) would be the result. Option 2 is to work with the city to cover the municipal pool and have a joint agreement. The steps needed for option 2 are:
1.      Receive approval from students
2.      Prepare plan for State college system
3.      Get everyone on board (students, President, State     folks, etc.)
4.      College would assist in operating costs and costs of construction and CSC students would get in free.
The college really wants to work with the city/community option but needs to get approval/support from the student senate.
Reviewed the successes of the DCJP Teams:
Enhance local Transportation:
-          Bike rack use event
-          Establish date/instructors for bicycle safety
Positioning Business Opportunities for Better Success
-          Hold purpose planning meeting August 21.
-          Have ipad class at public library
-          Develop goals and action plan based on action meeting
-          More classes and workshops
 Maximizing Community Strengths Through Working Together
-          Come to first two student council meetings to plan                  outreach/getting word out – form committee
-          Start getting info out to students
-          Backpack/boxes out with students helping
 Engaging County in Positive Healthy Behaviors
(Information courtesy of Sherri Blome)


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