Planning board to discuss cityís open space

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2011

SALISBURY ó A committee of the Salisbury Planning Board is studying the cityís open space and will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor conference room at City Hall.
The group will refine a list of draft goals and objectives for the Planning Board Open Space Study.
The study looks at recreational open space as well as environmentally sensitive open areas. The committee is working to develop tools and methods for developing high-quality recreational open space, while preserving and protecting the environmentally-sensitive areas of Salisbury.
Members will consider a possible goal of completing an inventory of open space in the city, with help from residents.
The Open Space Study would help preserve and protect environmentally sensitive lands and lead to development of public recreational areas, enhancing the quality of life for residents.
Potential objectives of the study include:
Identify and inventory flood hazard areas and critical environmental lands
Identify and describe methods of preserving, protecting and improving open space resources.
Increase awareness, encourage voluntary actions and resident involvement.
The meeting Tuesday is open to the public.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.