Keller future land use advisory committee to start meetings

05/13/2014 10:13 AM

05/13/2014 10:14 AM

A year after the Future Land Use Plan Advisory Committee was appointed, the group held its first meeting to discuss Keller’s future land use with the May 7 meeting.

City Council appointed a seven-member group of citizens to the committee, which unanimously agreed the Future Land Use Plan should be reviewed and updated entirely, according to the May 7 meeting agenda. The seven members are Arelyn Cox, George Belcheff, Jim Brown, Ray Brown, Carol Stuckley, Dan Truby and Greg and Stacy Rosenberger, who will rotate their seat.

The committee is headed by Deputy City Manager Chris Fuller and Community Development Director Tom Elgin.

“This is a priority for Council, and something they’ve talked about for a while,” Fuller said. “The goal right now is to have each of you exchange ideas and information.”

The current Future Land Use Plan, a city guide which would help address issues such as development, existing land use patterns and future growth, was adopted in August 1998. The committee will review and recommend edits to the Land Use Element of the Keller Master Plan, according to the agenda.

Truby, a Planning & Zoning Committee member and an 11-year Keller resident, said he got involved to try to improve and help with the city’s development.

“There’s a large challenge in front of us and I look forward to working with [the other committee members] and getting a lot of work done,” he said.

The committee’s first meeting was more to take care of housekeeping and discuss what needs to be done at startup, Fuller said. He said the group hasn’t agreed on a consistent meeting time, but that members discussed what times would work for them. Once the committee selects a consultant and City Council reviews requested proposals, a more consistent meeting time will be chosen.

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