Beaver County residents are welcome to participate in one or more of four public input sessions which will be held throughout August. Evening sessions will take place in Ambridge, Beaver, Beaver Falls and Monaca.
"Local residents often ask me how county government plans to use open space or about safe routes on which to walk or bike. Suggestions on all of these issues and more will be welcome at the public meetings in August," said Commissioner Joe Spanik. "The four community-based meetings are part of the county's comprehensive recreation, parks and open space."
The planning will be led by a county-appointed steering committee. Residents will help identify priority recreation issues which will serve as a foundation for a long-term plan to achieve the goals they have identified.
"I encourage all our residents to attend our public meetings and offer ideas, concerns and suggestions on recreation and better use of our parks and open spaces. As county government moves forward to implement new ideas, we must do so in a responsible fashion with citizen input so we continue to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars," Commissioner Dennis Nichols said.
For additional input, a digital questionnaire is available at www.beavercountypa .gov by clicking the "Recreation Survey" link on the homepage. Additionally, the project's blog can receive input and keep citizens up to date at http://beavercountyrecreation.blog spot.com.
The public meeting schedule is:
Old Economy Village, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge (Education Classroom of Visitors Center)
Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third Street, Beaver (Commissioners Conference Room, First Floor)
Geneva College, 3200 College Avenue, Beaver Falls (Alexander Dining Hall, Benedum Room)
Community College-Beaver College, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca (Room 9103)
All public meetings will begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 90 minutes.