The City of Wayland is working to develop its second strategic plan, following a grant that was announced this month.

Wayland Mayor Jerry Fultz told the city commission this month that the city recently received a $6,000 grant to update its comprehensive plan.

Fultz said some of the projects detailed in the city’s last strategic plan, which was approved in 2012, have already been completed. 

He said the city would seek requests for proposals from companies willing to help the city create a new strategic plan.

“So, we’ll get a couple, three or four, from whoever is interested, and then we’ll evaluate those and pick one,” he said. “But that’s a nice award there for $6,000. We applied and they were gracious enough to give us the money. That’s a good thing.”

During the meeting, the commission also voted to move $5,600 in excess coal severance funding it recently received from the general fund into the park fund.

Fultz said the city is expecting another grant to improve the city park, and the coal severance funding could be used to make other park improvements.

“Now that we’ve got the track sealed, I anticipate maybe the lighting around the track being next,” he said. “This won’t do it, but it will give us a start.” 

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