The Orange Walk Town Council will be holding another important meeting with residents of town next week. Today Mayor Kevin Bernard told us that this meeting will focus on the Municipal Growth Plans, an initiative under the Belize Municipal Development Project. According to the Mayor, in the process of launching the growth plan, those leading the initiative are conducting a series of consultations with stakeholders. A meeting was held last week with managers of town councils and another meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Screen_Shot_2014-08-28_at_7.59.37_PMKevin Bernard – Mayor of Orange Walk Town

“The municipal growth plan is a 5year, 10 year, 15 year plan is a working document as it goes along you need to modify it you need to cut where you need to cut but what we are doing is simply explaining to the residence how we are going to be having a series of meetings like I said we started last week with the mangers of the council, next week Tuesday on the second of September there will be one with the PUP representatives, the standard bearer, executive members and I know there will also be date where there will be a consultation with the United Democratic Party people and there will meeting with the church leaders, education leaders and the business community and the NGO’s and so forth so I know that the meeting will end off in October with the public meeting to launch the entire growth plan that we have done through the local working group; for those who don’t remember the local work planning group consists of various members of the community, members of the council myself as the chairman and councilors as well and other residents of the municipality and came together and work on this document it is a plan for the future and if you would know some of those same plans are what we have already starting to look after from a local perspective so that it is something that would be going on in future councils and we hope that whoever comes and forms the next council will continue in that work plan and I am pretty sure this council will continue to work on that work plan in the next term.”

The public is urged to attend as their input is important in the development of the growth plan for the municipality.

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