Residents offer input at ENVISION 6 meeting

At Shiloh Methodist Church
By Stan Welch
District Six Councilman Jimmy Davis hosted the latest in a summer long series of workshops Tuesday evening, this one at Shiloh United Methodist Church. The meetings are intended to identify and formulate solutions to the various challenges facing the District, which includes the Powdersville, Wren and Piedmont areas of the county.
The series of workshops, known as ENVISION 6, consists of two rounds at each location. The first round will seek to identify the concerns and issues, and collect the public’s thoughts and ideas. Round two, which will also be held at Shiloh UMC, will identify the area’s goals and consider the steps to be taken in meeting those goals.
In addition to Councilman Davis, District Four Councilman Brett Sanders, State Senator Mike Gambrell and State Representative West Cox were also on hand, along with a half dozen or so county planning staffers and approximately thirty local residents. After Anderson County Planning Director  Dr. Jeff Parkey explained the process, the audience broke up into smaller groups and moved among four different stations focused on various aspects, such as transportation, and community values, among others.
The views and concerns expressed will be amassed, evaluated, and compiled to be presented to the residents at the second meeting. The second meeting will be held on Monday, July 8 at the same hour.
The first round of meetings began with a meeting at the Powdersville Fire Department in May.
Finally, a meeting will be held at the Powdersville YMCA on Monday July 15 from 7:00 – 9:00. The meeting will focus on the Mt. Airy/ Brushy Creek/ Three and Twenty areas.
The finale of the series will be what is described as a celebration on Thursday, August 8. The location is to be determined.