Murdo Area Strategic Plan FinalPresentation Transcript
By: Horizons Community Planning Group With a Special Thanks to Dan Oedekoven of the SDSU Extension Service
Murdo Area will be a growing, productive and unified community with diverse organizations.
Murdo Area will be a progressive, adaptive, and positive Community that makes complete use of the resources that are immediately available.
Murdo Area will be a place where young people come back to live and where people want to relocate. There will be available and affordable quality housing.
Vision Statement (Cont.)
It will be receptive to new businesses and complement existing businesses.
The school will continue to increase in student numbers, and the students will be well-educated with the opportunity to advance.
Murdo Area will be a central hub that utilizes Interstate 90, Highway 83 and the railroad, with import and export of goods and services.
The Horizons Community Strategic Planning Team makes a commitment to stay active in the life of the Murdo Area through the implementation of the plan. We will do this by encouraging our residents to utilize their skills and talents to enhance our community and promote change and development.
Murdo Area Goals
Work towards increasing the quality of housing available in Murdo.
Expand the job market and improve the economic development environment.
Implement and maintain a volunteer program.
Develop Recreational areas for the community.
Implement a “Welcome U to Murdo” Program.
By 2013, there will be 10 newly constructed homes.
Appoint a housing committee by January, 2008 that will:
Meet with SD Housing Development Authority by February, 2008
Meet with Economic Development Committee by February, 2008
Identify available lots—to purchase or through donation by April, 2008
Identify people who are willing to build or bring in newly constructed homes—continuously throughout program
Enhance Jobs/Business & Econ Development Goal
Create a paid position to promote economic development in and around our community within one year.
Chamber of Commerce will coordinate. Board of Directors to arrange financing and select candidates will be formed within 6 months.
Develop a mentoring program within two years.
Economic Developer hired in A above will spearhead development of program and recruitment of experienced community members to serve as mentors helping people develop marketable skills.
Enhance Jobs/Business & Econ Development Goal (Cont.)
Utilize the industrial park within 5 to 10 years.
Develop & support existing business
Develop a “Buy at home” program – May, 2008
Create a business locator/directory – February, 2008
Survey needs/wants – promote a suggestion box – March, 2008
Feature a “Business of the month” – use locator listed above – February, 2008
Volunteer/Job Pool Program Goal
Establish a committee to coordinate January, 15 th 2008
Survey and categorize needs – February, 2008
Survey potential volunteers to meet needs – February, 2008
Create a dynamic virtual list – March, 2008
Develop Recreational areas Goal
Promote use of public facilities (pool, gym, etc.) by February, 2008
Increase access to such facilities by February, 2008.
Investigate need/funding for a separate facility (Library/Center).
Develop Recreational areas Goal (Cont.)
Develop North Dam
Install a boat dock by March, 2008.
Renovate the access road to the Gun Range by July, 2008.
Implement bi/annual City-wide Clean-up
Implement “Welcome U to Murdo”
Determine Contents – A list of services available March, 2008
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If you would like to be involved with any of these goals Please add your name to the respective signup sheet!