Public Meeting Information

The City of Scandia assembled a Steering Committee to help guide the vision of the Comprehensive Plan update.

Public Open House

On October 24, 2017, a public open house was held in Scandia City Hall. Attendees were able to have one-on-one or small group discussions about elements of the comprehensive plan. Topics included city demographics, transportation, parks and trails, housing, future land use, and the city’s Community Designation.

Open House Boards
Park Trails
Transportation Input
Current Future Land Use
Proposed Future Land Use

Steering Committee Meeting #1

The Steering Committee held its first meeting on March 9, 2017. The purpose of this meeting was to provide the committee members with background information.

Presentation Material
Meeting Minutes

The Steering Committee also conducted a SWOT analysis for the City of Scandia. A SWOT analysis is a tool used to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This exercise allows the team to identify strategies to take advantage of existing strengths and opportunities, and to manage weaknesses and threats. Ultimately, this analysis will help inform the vision, goals and objectives included in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. See the Steering Committee’s list of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in the pictures below.

Steering Committee Meeting #2

The second Steering Committee meeting was held on April 20, 2017 to review the results of the SWOT analysis and to begin drafting a community survey. The community survey is expected to be sent to residents in May, 2017.

Presentation Material
Meeting Minutes

Steering Committee Meeting #3

The Steering Committee met for the third time on August 24, 2017. The Committee reviewed the results of the recent community survey, and
provided recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan Visions and Goals.

Presentation Material
Meeting Minutes

Focus Groups

The City wanted feedback from specific groups in the community, so we conducted a series of focus group discussions in June, 2017. The three
groups represented:

  • Youth – 5th and 6th graders from Scandia Elementary
  • Business and Agriculture
  • 55+

Focus Group Notes

Pop-Up Meetings

We attended the Vinterfest Pancake Breakfast on January 28, 2017, to tell residents about the Comprehensive Plan update. Participants were asked to provide three words describing their vision of Scandia in 2040. See the results below.