Aberdeen has scheduled a series of public hearings to help shape thetown's long-range comprehensive plan.
The process will set community goals and town needs concerning land-use controls, development requirements, environmental protection, road improvements and public services.
Strategic planning will devote special emphasis to annexation studies, land-use planning and utility needs.
The Board of Commissioners and the Town Planning Commission will conduct separate meetings to hear the concerns from neighborhoods and the business community anda final general session on Aberdeen's future.
The hearing schedules:
Businesses: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the town fire hall.
Neighborhoods: 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 14 at Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School; 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19 at Hillsdale Elementary School; 7 p.m. Thursday Nov.
21 at Bakerfield Elementary School.
General: 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23 at Aberdeen High School.
YACHT BASIN DREDGING
The county Board of Estimates has approved a $706,300 contract for dredging the yacht basin at the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park inHavre de Grace.
The project, which will be paid for through a grant from the state Department of Natural Resources, is expected to control erosion at Tydings Island, across from the city yacht basin.
The work will dredge about 27,500 cubic yards of material from the bottom of the basin and deposit the materials on Tydings Island, countyadministrators said.
Mike Davidson Excavating of Centreville, Queen Anne's County, was awarded the contract Oct. 17.
Dredging is expected to be done by next February to avoid disturbing spawning fish and aquatic vegetation, county administrators said.