The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission kicked off the 2015 comprehensive plan process Thursday night.
Some of the issues officials felt were going to be important included sidewalk construction, possibly the construction of a new public safety building next to the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department on Route 19, the future of the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center and an examination of parks in the township.
Two residents attended the public meeting. One resident suggested adding a lap pool at the C&RC for competitions. Paul Besterman, director of recreation and leisure, said a lap pool for the Upper St. Clair Swim Club was not included during construction because the swimmers would have taken up the pool from 3 to 7 p.m. and the center was to be member driven, according to a study done.
The comprehensive plan is a 10-year guide for township officials to follow, which looks at land use, housing, civic amenities, infrastructure, transportation, natural resources, and municipal administration and services. The last comprehensive plan was performed in 2005 and approved in 2006.
The next step will be to hire a consultant.
The consultant will develop a survey for residents to take and a number of public meetings will be held.