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Meetings on land use, development

STERLING – Whiteside County is drafting a comprehensive plan to guide development and positive change over the next 20 years.

There will be two public meetings to discuss specific land use policies and economic development programs. The first will focus on policies regarding land use, development, and farmland preservation. The discussion will focus on where development should and should not occur in the county. It will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Odell Public Library community room, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison.

The second will cover programs and initiatives to spur economic development and job creation in the county. Emphasis will be on coordinating and focusing the efforts of existing economic development organizations and professionals, including county staff. It will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the Rock Falls City Council Chamber, 603 W. 10th St., Rock Falls.

For more information, contact Betty Steinert at Whiteside County Economic Development, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, email bsteinert@whiteside.org or call 815-772-5182.

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