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Site to benefit county planners

January 26, 2012

Photo by Joseph Bell - Kurt Barclay, left, GIS Director for Community Development and Regional Planning at North Central, confers with Tom Buck, Transportation Coordinator, during a board meeting Wednesday morning.

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] have for the past several months been working to develop a new web-based planning and asset management tool.
"We've been working on an outreach and communications tool for the community development departments," said Amy Kessler, the department head for Community Development and Regional Planning at North Central. "Based on a lot of the engagement that we've had with municipal officials, we were finding that there is a lot of need for sharing information and looking at regional assets and maintaining regional assets, primarily at the local and municipal levels."
The website will provide planning tools to county planners who look at different assets and seek to understand the impacts of those assets, and the "decisions that [county planners] all collectively make" within North Central's region.

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