--Tuesday, July 2nd, 3:00 – 7:00 pm Juniper Swim & Fitness Center lobby, 800 NE 6th St.
Using a drop-in format, each open house will be hosted by Jim Figurski, Mirror Pond Project Manager, and committee members.
“Our intention was to provide opportunities for people to contribute to the process in whatever manner works best for them - from meeting face-to-face at a public meeting or going onto their computers from the privacy of their home. Everyone’s input is valuable,” states Figurski.
Public input is crucial to this process. The process takes into consideration current public values for the pond, past studies, identification of regulatory requirements associated with each action, and rough cost estimates to inform a recommendation for both immediate and long-term responses to the silt build-up.
In the third and final phase, those actions most closely aligned with community values and interests will be presented to the Mirror Pond Management Board, a seventeen member citizen’s group appointed by the City Council, for consideration. The Management Board’s recommendation will then be presented to the community. It is anticipated that a decision will be made by this fall.
For additional project information or to request a paper questionnaire be mailed to them, citizens may visit www.MirrorPondBend.com or call (541) 706-6152.