Open Space Utilization Committee

At the October 9, 2019 regular meeting of the Whispering Pines Village Council, the Council established the Open Space Utilization Committee as follows:

WHEREAS, the Village of Whispering Pines is a thriving community recognized for its high-quality recreational opportunities, environmental resources and natural beauty; and

 WHEREAS, it has been an ongoing goal of the Village to expand the amount of land for recreation / open space areas available to all residents of Whispering Pines; and

WHEREAS, the Village Council desires to enrich the quality of life for the residents and preserve the natural heritage of the Village by providing parks, trails, open space, natural areas and recreational opportunities; and

WHEREAS, open space provides residents with recreational opportunities, places to maintain healthy life styles and plays an important role in the social life of the community providing places for the residents to come together for events; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Whispering Pines recently purchased a 19.4-acre parcel for recreational / open space purposes.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Whispering Pines Village Council does hereby establish an ad hoc committee to be known as the Whispering Pines Open Space Utilization Committee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Open Space Utilization Committee shall:

  • Be made up of seven (7) Village residents, appointed by the Village Council, and with the Village Clerk / Zoning Administrator and Public Works Director serving as ex-officio members;
  • Determine the best method to solicit resident input on future improvements, including but not limited to the naming, landscaping, structures, recreational opportunities, etc., to be considered for the 19.4-acre parcel located at 10 Hardee Lane
  • Solicit and compile resident input
  • Prepare and present recommendation to the Village Council
    Following completion of the items listed above, the Committee will review the WP Recreation and Open Space Master Plan and provide revision recommendations

The following Village residents were appointed to the newly established committee at the January 8, 2020 regular Council meeting:

Jay Farfalla – [email protected]

Joan Bruno, Chairwoman – [email protected]

Robert Simmonds – [email protected]

Michael Dunne – [email protected]

Roy Cochrun – [email protected]

James McKinley – [email protected]

Brian Plummer – [email protected]

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