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Public Input Needed for Land Use Study

WICHITA FALLS - Everyone is invited to participate in an important presentation and round-table discussion of a Joint Land Use Study to address compatibility planning for the areas surrounding Sheppard Air Force Base.

"Public input in this process is vital," said Karen Gagne, City of Wichita Falls Planning Administrator. "The purpose of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is to reduce potential conflicts between Sheppard and the areas surrounding Sheppard. By effectively planning for the future of this area we can accommodate new growth and economic development and protect public health and safety to retain and further enhance the missions at the base," said Gagne.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 29th beginning at 6 p.m, in Room 10 in the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall at the MPEC. Participants will receive a short briefing and then gather into small groups to help formulate a plan that is responsive to local needs.

"Sheppard Air Force Base is a highly respected and important member of our community," said Barry Levy, City of Wichita Falls Public Information Officer. "Citizen participation in this process is essential so we hope to see as many residents at the meeting as possible so our friends at Sheppard will continue to see and feel the tremendous support we have for the men and women of Team Sheppard," said Levy.

A key component of the forum will involve obtaining feedback from the public about land use compatibility and impacts from the military installation on civilian activities and the impact of civilian activity on the long-term viability of the missions at Sheppard and its auxiliary field located near Frederick, Oklahoma. The JLUS, with input from citizens, will assess 23 potential compatibility issues including: land use, safety zones, noise, light and glare, energy development, water quality, vertical obstructions, roadway capability and more.

For more information go to sheppardjlus.com or contact Karen Gagne at 940-761-7451.

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