The community group responsible for gauging local interest in a new community/recreation center will host two public forums on Monday to receive feedback on the proposed project.
Area residents are invited to attend and comment during one or both sessions, the first of which take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Laurinburg City Council Chambers above the Police Department on Church Street.
The second session will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. in the Dulin Conference Room at the Scotland Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center on Lauchwood Drive.
The public forums are part of a multi-phase process initiated to determine local enthusiasm for a community/recreation center. A telephone survey of Scotland County residents which took place last month represented the first phase of the process.
Shannon Newton, director of county Parks and Recreation, said residents will have the opportunity to review plans for community centers in other areas.
“By looking at other centers, citizens will be able to comment on their preferences for a facility of this type,” she said.
Information gathered from telephone surveys and during the public meetings are expected to help in the development of a conceptual plan for a community center in Scotland County.
Consultants from Site Solutions Landscape Architects of Charlotte and Oakley Collier Architects of Rocky Mount will present the telephone survey results. It is unclear if those presentations will be made on Monday.
The study is made possible through a collaborative effort by the Scotland Health Care System, the city of Laurinburg and the Scotland County Recreation Foundation.