Leadership Meeting Minutes from 7/17

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Our leadership team met at Noon on 7/17/17 to discuss the results and responses from the second community meeting. Here are the notes from that meeting. Denham Strong Leadership Team Meeting Notes 7/17/17; 12:00 to 1:00 pm Big Mike’s Bar and Grill The Denham Strong Leadership team met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday July 17, 2017. During the meeting outcomes from the second community meeting on July 13, 2017 were discussed as well as some next-steps for moving forward. General Thoughts on the July 13 Community Meeting No general complains, mixed feelings on the trolley (is it a bus, electronic car, etc.). Hop-on, hop-off as opposed to a scheduled route is preferred. The Shop Local campaign, everyone loved – but it was about marketing. They don’t know who…
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Results from Second Community Meeting

Community Planning, Economic, Health and Social Services, Housing, Infrastructure, Leadership, Natural and Cultural Resources
The second meeting for Denham Springs was held on July 13th at the Junior High School from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The purpose was to narrow down the community’s input from the Community Visioning Meeting held in June and develop projects to implement the community vision. 266 participants review proposed projects and cast their vote with dots on that project boards and a project ballot. Severe thunderstorms at the beginning of the event may have resulted in lower community attendance. Community members reviewed the vision and goals, discussed potential projects, and cast their vote on specific project details. Members of the Leadership Committee and City Staff were on hand to provide additional information. Federal and State agencies supported the meeting including FEMA, HUD, EPA the Louisiana Office of Community Development,…
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Results from First Community Meeting

Community Planning, Economic, Health and Social Services, Housing, Infrastructure, Leadership, Natural and Cultural Resources
The results are in from our first community meeting! All of the post-it notes have been recorded and all of the dots have been counted. Overwhelmingly, the input from the first community meeting points toward rebuilding Denham Springs in a way that maintains our small town charm and respects our local history while at the same time re-imagining our city in a way that focuses on increased connectivity with more cultural & economic options. The responses received from the over 400 participants during the meeting represent a broad range of ideas - they offer huge visionary goals as well as very specific requests and opportunities. PDF files with all of the responses from the meeting are available for download below. They are organized by the 6 Denham Strong  working groups…
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Community Planning Team May 25, 2017

Community Planning
Community Planning and Capacity Building Team Meeting 1 May 25, 2017 City Hall   The following are notes taken during the Team meeting. They are unofficial ideas and comments that were brought up.  Individual comments do not reflect views of Denham Strong or The City of Denham Springs.  Comments are used to define issues and visioning. All comments are welcome.   Attendees: Shawn Hima, Chad Bacas, John Cavalier, Cameron Hamby Jeanette Clark, Jack Slota, Deane Bingham, Beth Otto, Jason Perry, Kevin Nelson   The following items were discussed:   City hall – The City Hall flooded during in August. Records, furniture and equipment were destroyed. The temporary City Hall is situated in a portion of the City that did not flood. This may be an opportunity to relocate the City…
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