Residents’ feedback wanted for parks and rec study
The city of Charleston is seeking community input for its Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will include a comprehensive study of the city’s existing parks, facilities and programs, and an assessment of future needs.
The feedback provided by residents will help inform the study and ensure that the city’s parks and recreation offerings continue to positively serve and meet the needs of the community. The deadline to submit input is Sept. 15.
Citizens are invited to submit their feedback in any of the following forms:
• Complete the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Survey online: surveymonkey.com/r/CHSParks
• Visit CharlestonParks.MindMixer.com, an online engagement site where you can provide input throughout the year-long master planning process. The discussion topics will change as the process advances.
• Engage with members of the Master Plan Team, who will visit various city parks throughout August and September to hear from park users.
• Both the draft and final Master Plans will be presented to the public later in the process for further review and discussion.
Charleston Fire Department conducting survey
The Charleston Fire Department is preparing to develop its next strategic plan, a critical document that will help shape both the future of the department and the services provided throughout the community, and is seeking feedback from the community.
The Charleston Fire Department serves its citizens, businesses and visitors by providing emergency response and enhancing public safety through a vast array of services, including: fire suppression, emergency medical first response at the basic life support (BLS) level, hazardous materials response, water rescue, shipboard fire suppression, technical rescue, rope rescue; trench rescue; building collapse rescue, automobile extrication, public education and prevention, and fire inspections, code enforcement, plan review and investigations.
If you are a City of Charleston resident, business owner, or have interacted with the fire department in the past, you are invited to complete the survey before Dec. 1. The results will be used to identify potential areas of service improvement and will guide the department’s discussions surrounding the next strategic plan.