Local News

by Gabe Bullard

The public will get a chance Monday to weigh in on a potential master plan for Petersburg Park in Newburg.

Public input on issues with the park and ideas for its future will be sought as Parks officials prepare a master plan.

Senior Planner Lisa Hite says there’s no timeline for implementing any changes at Petersburg Park, but a master plan can streamline development.

“It gives us a way to go to foundations or businesses in the community and say, ‘Here is the community’s vision for this park. Can you help fund some of it?'” she says.

Once a draft of the plan is complete, officials will present it to the public at a meeting later this year. After that, a plan will be finalized.

The meeting begins at 6 at Newburg Middle School.