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SOMERSET COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
Somerset County Planning Commission is applying to the Municipal Assistance Program for funding
support to update the Somerset County Comprehensive Plan, an invaluable tool for local land use
decision making. The Comprehensive Plan Update represents a revised self-evaluation, undertaken by
the County’s leadership as a way to effectively and proactively create positive change for Somerset
County’s residents. It will outline focused project recommendations, along with policy and
economic strategies supported by public involvement and the planning activities of Somerset County
Upon receipt of an executed grant contract, the anticipated completion timeframe is 18 months.
Once an executed grant contract is established, a professional planning consultant will be hired
to update Somerset County’s Comprehensive Plan. A reassessment of community issues will be initiated,
with citizens, Somerset County Planning Commission, Somerset County staff, Somerset County
municipalities and partners providing input. Constituent input will be solicited to evaluate
common problems and develop potential solutions. Lastly, specific action steps will be designated and
capable partners assigned responsibilities of implementation, with an implementation team, headed
by Somerset County Planning Commission, created to oversee implementation.
The Comprehensive Plan and its committees have the full support of the Somerset County Commissioners. Both the Commissioners and the committees are dedicated to improving the lives of County residents, now and for future generations.
Any interested residents of Somerset County are invited to join one or more of the committees. For more information, contact Brad Zearfoss, at 445-1568 or