Edgewater City Council Goals for 2016

At their retreat on December 5, the Edgewater City Council reviewed and updated their goals for the City of Edgewater.

Here are the goals from the City of Edgewater:

“Where Families Choose to Live, Grow and Stay”

GOAL: MAINTAIN EDGEWATER AS A CITY WITH FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE ASSETS AND QUALITY SERVICE DELIVERY

ACTION ITEMS:

  • Continue to fund an economically balanced Capital Improvements Plan.
  • Regularly review policy implementation with City Manager.
  • Continue to pursue all practical and achievable opportunities to enhance the City’s revenue streams.
  • Review and enhance City communication tools.

GOAL: ALIGN THE CITY’S RECREATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS WITH THE NEEDS AND DESIRES OF THE COMMUNITY

ACTION ITEMS:

  • Continue to study the financial feasibility of, and implement the recommendations in the Parks and
  • Recreation Master Plan through funding and operational partnerships.
  • Evaluate current and future Community Events.
  • Continue to find ways to enhance communication and relationships with the school community.
  • Consider opportunities to preserve and celebrate Edgewater’s heritage.

GOAL: IMPLEMENT A LAND USE POLICY THAT WILL ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF LIFE

ACTION ITEMS:

  • Revise land use code to be in sync with the new comprehensive plan and reactive to the built environment.
  • Sustain streamlined processes for investments that benefit the community.
  • Realize the maximum development opportunity at 20th and Depew and other underutilized properties.
  • Maintain the mutually beneficial relationship with the Planning Commission and the Edgewater Redevelopment Authority.
  • Maximize opportunities presented by prevailing market and economic trends to advance community goals.

City Council Goals are reviewed and updated twice a year and constitute the foundation of the City’s work plan, utilizing various forms of citizen input, including the bi-annual Community Survey.

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