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Mayor's Blog

Mar 1st, 2018
07:40 AM
about 2 years ago

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
                                                                                  Abraham Lincoln    

     Our 16th President was known for his wit and wisdom, much of it honed during his formative years here in Southwest Indiana. In the quote, Lincoln was responding to the ratio between planning and action. I am in agreement with his statement that proper preparation yields a better outcome.

     As a municipal government the City of Jasper has a responsibility to be prepared for sudden occurrences and an even greater role to lead in planning for the future, to be proactive about where the community needs to be in five years, ten years and beyond. A key way we do this is through a Comprehensive Plan.

     In the next few months the City of Jasper will embark on developing a new Comprehensive Plan and there will be many opportunities for you to become part of this process.  Comp Plans – as they are referred to – are required, but putting them to use after they are complete is not a requirement. However, Jasper’s 2010 Comp Plan and the subsequent 2013 Downtown/Riverfront Master Plan have been tremendous guiding tools for almost every aspect of what is happening in Jasper today.

     This is your invitation to watch and listen for your opportunity to set the stage for the future of Jasper by helping on our new Comprehensive Plan. You’ll be glad you did!   

Mayor Terry Seitz