The Eureka Strategic Visioning Citizen Advisory Committee was established in September 2006. The committee will act in an advisory capacity to the Eureka Planning Commission and formulate a broad strategic vision that will help guide future planning for Eureka in preparation for the Township’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan update.
The Advisory Committee is meeting twice monthly through the summer. All committee meetings are held at the town hall and are open to the public to observe. For the date, time, and topic of the Advisory Committee’s next meeting, check the township calendar. You may contact the CAC contact member listed with the topic on the calendar to provide your input or with questions. You can also use this comment form to provide the committee with feedback.
Strategic Visioning Process
At the 2004 Annual Town Meeting, the citizens of Eureka authorized funds for 2005 to hire a planning consultant for the township. After interviewing several firms that replied to a request for proposals, the township contracted with McCombs Frank Roos Associates (MFRA). The firm was hired in June of 2006.
Citizen Advisory Committee Formed
In July 2006, the township invited residents and landowners in Eureka to apply for the Strategic Visioning Citizen Advisory Committee. A total of 24 applicants were interviewed, and 15 applicants were appointed to the committee. Several members have since left the committee. The remaining members are:
The committee will meet twice monthly through the summer. For the date, time, and topic of the Advisory Committee’s next meeting, check the township calendar. All committee meetings are held at the Eureka Town Hall and are open to the public to observe. A time for audience participation is provided when time permits.
Citizen Opinion Survey
In November 2006, the Advisory Committee conducted a Citizen Opinion Survey, which was mailed to each household in the township, as well as nonresident landowners. Results of the survey are summarized in these three documents:
- Raw survey Results
- Summary of Results
- Summary of Cross-Tabulations
The Advisory Committee held a town forum on February 20, 2007, to share preliminary work and gather more input from citizens. Approximately 100 citizens and landowners attended the forum.
Advisory Committee Minutes and Reports
CAC Work Program – September 2006
Citizen Opinion Survey Results – December 2006
Draft Dakota County 2030 Vision – April 2007
Power Point Presentation – June 27, 2007
Power Point Presentation and Draft Plan – July 10, 2007