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Comprehensive plan up for adoption at board meeting

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

MORRISON – After a little more than a year in the works, Whiteside County’s first comprehensive plan is set to be adopted at Tuesday’s board meeting.

The 20-year plan, which primarily calls for more collaboration and cooperation between local government entities when it comes to economic development, is available for viewing at

The goal was to establish a roadmap to steer growth and development for the next 2 decades – to create an “enforceable, predictable, understandable plan … to make the decision-making process as smooth and predictable as possible” for developers and county officials alike, Jason Valerius with MSA Professional Services Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin, the project consultant, has said.

The plan, which will be reviewed every 5 years, will give developers a clear understanding of what’s required of them, and give the county a defensible position when making development decisions, Valerius has said.

To attend

The Whiteside County Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Law Enforcement Center at 400 N. Cherry in Morrison.

Go to and click on "documents and forms" for an agenda for this meeting or minutes from past meetings, or call 815-772-5100 for more information.

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