Town of Tryon wants to know what residents think for strategic plan

Published 2:48 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Tryon Town Council approved a timetable for development of the strategic plan at its meeting on August 18, 2009.

The plan development process began in August and will continue until July 2010. &bsp;

In order to better understand the long-term vision of town residents, extensive data collection is being conducted from online and paper surveys. &bsp;

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Town boards and advisory committees have been asked to provide input. Furthermore, the town will hold facilitated public input sessions on September 28, 29, and 30. &bsp;

Citizens are encouraged to participate in this process. Officials say it is essential that all voices be heard in order to develop a strategic plan that truly addresses the desires of the community. &bsp;

Additional information concerning public participation opportunities will be distributed in the coming weeks.Town of Tryon strategic plan survey

(Return completed forms to Tryon Town Hall or submit online at

1. What do you feel are the most important issues, opportunities, and challenges (strategic issues) facing the Town of Tryon during the upcoming four to five years? Why?

2. What are your suggestions (strategies) for how the town should address these strategic issues?

3. Are there specific services currently provided by the town that you feel should be increased or enhanced? If so, which services? Why?

4. Conversely, are there specific services currently provided by the town that you feel should be decreased or eliminated? If so, which services? Why?

5. Are there services not currently provided by the Town that you feel should be? What services? Why?

6. N.C. law provides municipalities one primary source of revenue for general governmental operations ‐ the property tax. In some specific instances, municipalities are allowed to charge fees for certain operations. Given this, how would you propose that Tryon finance the ideas that you have suggested?