A comprehensive plan is a document that municipalities use to map out future changes in infrastructure, growth and development. Bethalto residents will get their first glimpse at the latest update of the village's comprehensive plan during a pair of public meetings on Thursday. The public hearings will also give residents a chance to give their input on what the village needs and what they would like to see Bethalto look like 10 to 20 years from now.
Those who cannot attend won't be left out of the process as the village has launched an online survey according to Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow.
Winslow says that all of the input gathered will be considered before the Bethalto Comprehensive Plan Commission issues its final update to the plan. He also estimates that the survey will take about 10 to 15 mintues to complete.