A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6:00pm at the Enterprise Civic Center, 2401 Neal Metcalf Road (Highway 167 North).

The public is strongly encouraged to attend this meeting to show support for Fort Rucker and its mission in the Wiregrass.

Mayor Kenneth Boswell feels this study plays an important role in the future development and progress of not only Enterprise, but for the entire Wiregrass area.

He says, “I strongly urge people to attend this meeting, because of the importance of this study. We have always prided ourselves on our close relationship with Fort Rucker, and the JLUS plays an important role in maintaining that relationship and in ensuring that the wiregrass and Fort Rucker continue to thrive together.”

The focus of these public meetings will be to present the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) document, which includes the Study Background, Compatibility Analysis, Recent Compatibility Efforts, and Compatibility Tools Recommendations.

The JLUS document also includes written narrative and maps displaying the impacts associated in these areas and discussions on recommendations that may be used to guide local jurisdictions in future implementation efforts.

Regional stakeholders, including adjacent property owners and business interests, are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Joint Land Use Study program is designed to address cooperative land use planning between military installations and surrounding communities so that future community growth and development are compatible with the training and operational mission of the installation.

It also seeks ways to reduce the operational impacts on adjacent land.

The JLUS program encourages communities and military installations to study the issues in an open forum, taking into consideration both community and military viewpoints.

The primary areas addressed in the local JLUS program are areas adjacent to Fort Rucker and the outlying aviation facilities utilized in Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Houston counties

The final Fort Rucker / Wiregrass Area Joint Land Use Study document can be found at http://www.searpdc.org/JLUS/JLUS.htm

If you have any questions, contact Tara Emnett at (334) 348-2603 or by email at tarae1@cityofenterprise.net.

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