Maysville Downtown Development Authority sets goals
Town park, clean-ups, recording history planned by city’s new group
BY JUSTIN POOLE
A new citizens’ group in Maysville formed to guide the development of the downtown area listed the Veteran’s Park, community clean-up and recording the history of the town as among issues to be addressed.
The first meeting of the new Maysville Downtown Development Authority was held Monday and the goals for the group were among the items discussed.
Other goals discussed by the DDA included seeking grants, stimulating pride in the community, contacting residents to encourage input in meetings, setting objectives to overlap with the city council, working with Banks and Jackson counties to garner better working relationships, settling issues from the previous DDA and starting a website or other ways to increase community involvement.
The Maysville City Council earlier approved six residents to serve on the DDA, including Mary Hart, Kay Daniel, Catherine Daniels, Charles Floyd, Melody Stancil and Marilyn Sherry. Council member Lyn Villyard will serve as the city council representative on the DDA.
All the appointed members of the DDA were at the first meeting, as well as resident Kathy Nix.
Mayor Jerry Baker addressed those in attendance, but did not stay for the meeting.
“The DDA is very, very important to our town,” he said. “Without the DDA acting functional like it should, our town is lacking greatness.”
The next meeting of the DDA will be June 9 before the regular city council meeting.