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Open house wants public feedback on projects

SOUTH POINT — The county is gearing up to create its 2015 neighborhood and infrastructure program and the economic leaders want to hear from you.

That’s why there will be an open house from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Greater Chamber of Commerce in South Point.

“We are going to outline targeted re-investment areas and survey the people attending,” Ralph Kline of the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization, said. “We’ll ask are these areas needed to be targeted or are there other areas and what needs to be done? We have to look to the community to develop a certain amount of comprehensive planning.”

That input will be compiled and turned into a community plan.

“The county tries to strategize how to get the biggest bang for the buck,” Kline said.

Areas they may be targeting include the village of Chesapeake, the Bradrick neighborhood on the outskirts of Chesapeake and the continued expansion of the Gateway Project in Ironton.

“This is a good time to give input,” Kline said. “We can talk one-on-one with people and get ideas on projects, just a general conversation.”

Interested people can stop in at their convenience during the four-hour open house.

“This gives everybody a chance to stop in on their way from work,” Kline said.