Carlisle seeks community input through public outreach sessions amid strategic planning process

Carlisle seeks community input through public outreach sessions amid strategic planning process

As the Carlisle Borough develops its first ever strategic prepare, officials seek enter from the local community.

A few public outreach classes will enable people to provide opinions and feedback to support in the development of the program, which aims to deal with the long-expression missions, visions, objectives and methods in the local community, borough officers reported in a news release Thursday.

The classes are scheduled for:

  • 6-7:30 p.m. March 22 at Stuart Community Middle, 415 Franklin St.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon March 23 at Stuart Neighborhood Centre
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 23 at Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. Superior St.

Any individual who is not able to show up at the sessions can complete an on the web study on Engage Carlisle, the borough’s community engagement system, beginning March 24.

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“This very first at any time strategic plan for Carlisle will be a guiding document for our neighborhood,” Carlisle Mayor Sean Shultz stated. “Whether at the in-man or woman sessions or on the web, our fellow residents’ input is very important simply because it will support type the making blocks of the potential of our borough.”

The borough contracted with preparing specialist Raftelis in August to help facilitate a local community-educated strategic preparing system, with the goal of building a strategy to help guidebook borough actions in the coming a long time, the information launch stated.

That approach commenced with Raftelis doing work with the borough council, administration and staff members, who experienced the prospect to post confidential surveys offering enter about strengths, weaknesses, threats and alternatives in the local community. The study also examined prospective mission and values statements, the news launch stated.

Raftelis also met with council customers to look at initiatives on the horizon and held emphasis groups with board and fee chairs and the Downtown Carlisle Firm.

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Officials mentioned the info collected was analyzed and summarized and additional info, which includes demographic information, fiscal traits, housing and company and workforce details, was also collected. This was offered through a general public scheduling session that took put March 11.

The future move features neighborhood involvement, the news release said.


Carlisle Fireplace Chief Randy O’Donnell clarifies how crews responded to a September condominium hearth, preserving a burn victim as nicely as a father and son who were being on the 3rd ground of the developing. Four officers as very well as an not known citizen who stepped ahead to aid for the duration of the scene have been identified for the duration of the Carlisle Borough Council’s March 9 conference and awarded the Medal of Merit for their actions. O’Donnell explained the award is provided in firefighting or rescue operations for individuals’ acts of smart considering and bravery whilst saving or trying to save others’ life with average to minimal risk to them selves.

Maddie Seiler



Maddie Seiler is a information reporter for The Sentinel and covering Carlisle and Newville. You can speak to her at [email protected] and adhere to her on Twitter at: @SeilerMadalyn