Update from the Mayor


March already! Where does the time go? A few topics to update on:


City Park Shelter rebuild is moving along. With the weather and material delays, the new project completion date is May 1st. The three individual structures are taking shape and the concrete work has been mostly completed. We are very excited to have this new facility open for a great summer use! In addition to the park shelters, there is also work planned on the basketball courts (new surface and paint), some additional concrete to remove the grass areas inside the fence, and longer term plans to upgrade the playground area adding new a safety surface.

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Clearwater Comprehensive Plan (2022 – 2042). Work continues to develop the Comprehensive Plan that will help guide the future growth of Clearwater. A Steering Committee, the Planning Commission, and the City Council have been gathering and reviewing information, soliciting input (community survey), and working to create a vision for the future that will serve the community. The Steering Committee is comprised of (Lonnie Stieben, Jace Ives, JT Hurley, Justin Shore, Layne Pike, Chris Cooper). The Planning Commission is comprised of (George Rudy, John Graham, JT Hurley, Lyle Berntsen, Mike McBee, Ron Witt, and Samantha Warkins). Some key dates to be aware of:

 Thursday, April 7 (Senior Center at 6 p.m.)  Public Meeting – At this meeting the draft of the plan will be presented and additional comments gathered. This is open to the public and we welcome everyone to attend.

 Thursday, April 21 (Senior Center at 6 p.m.) Joint workshop with Steering Committee and Planning Commission. Review results of the community survey, review future land use map, finalize goals and priorities, and review draft of plan.

 Tuesday, May 7 (City Hall at 6:30 p.m.) Planning Commission Meeting – Public Hearing/Adoption of Comprehensive Plan

 Tuesday, May 14 (City Hall at 6:30 p.m.) City Council Meeting – Approval of Comprehensive Plan

 I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to complete a survey, to serve on the Steering Committee, and to the Planning Commission for your guidance in this process. Comp Plan Cover.jpg

 Open Positions. The City is currently recruiting for a full time public works employee and for summer life guards at the pool. You may apply on-line or at the City Office.

 Fall Festival. The 2022 Fall Festival has been scheduled for (14-16 October, 2022). We are looking for volunteers to engage in the planning process and help make this year’s Fall Fest a great success. Please contact Courtney at the City Office.

 Mayor Burt Ussery