Spencer planning retreat this weekend
By Emily Ford
SPENCER ó Spencer leaders will meet tonight and Saturday for their annual planning retreat.
The event begins at 6 p.m. today at the Spencer Fire Department training room, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. The Board of Aldermen first will hear citizen comment and feedback and then hear from the N.C. Transportation Museum.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., aldermen will hear reports from all municipal departments. Finally, the town manager and administrators will speak. The retreat adjourns at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, the meeting continues at 8:30 a.m. in the same location. A professional facilitator will guide aldermen through choosing five areas of concentration to discuss throughout the day.
They will choose topics based on department reports and each aldermanís areas of interest, Town Manager Larry Smith said.
Discussion will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting at 2:15, the board will work until 4 to develop an action plan for fiscal year 2011-12.
The action plan will outline steps needed in the next year to achieve the boardís goals, Smith said.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.