Chalkboard will give an opportunity for Scottville community input.

September 16, 2015

chalkboardSCOTTVILLE — A large chalkboard will be introduced this weekend during the Scottville Harvest Festival, as a tool to generate community input as the Scottville Downtown Development Authority board (formerly the Main Street board) focuses on a new mission and vision for downtown Scottville.

“The 4-feet by 8-feet chalkboard will allow community members and visitors to Scottville, to let the DDA board know what you love about Scottville and suggestions to improve Scottville,” said Melissa Keefer, events coordinator for the DDA.”

The chalkboard and chalk will be available during the ox roast Thursday and near the carnival in Scottville’s mall area on Friday and Saturday.

“The (DDA) board’s comments will be preserved by a member of the DDA and erased as it fills up throughout the festival, leaving a blank slate for more comments,” Keefer said. The mobile board will be left out after Harvest Festivalto allow for additional comments.

“We will take the comments received and use those as a focus point for the upcoming community meeting,” City Manager Amy Williams said. A community meeting, where residents will be able to further help with the DDA’s development of a new mission and vision for Downtown Scottville, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 at the Scottville Library meeting room.

“The Scottville DDA board hopes to be able to use community input from the meeting and gathered from the chalkboard moving forward as they rebrand Downtown Scottville,” Keefer said.