Oronogo asks for citizen input on study of future city growth

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A Southwest Missouri city is asking its citizens to help plan its future.

Tonight, the city of Oronogo and the Oronogo Visioning Committee hosted the first of several input meetings to discuss future growth. Students from Drury University’s Center for Community Studies is assisting with the project, which is to plan the next 15-20 years of growth.

As of July first, 2017, estimates show approximately 2500 residents living in Oronogo, a 1.7 percent increase from the 2010 U.S. Census. And city leaders say they’re hoping this is only the beginning.

“So we are going to have this now in place to know, here is where we want to be, how are we going to get there. And things that we can do to sustain both,” says Chris Carriger, Oronogo Police Chief.

“I mean if things go, if they go well, and everything expands we need to make sure we put systems in place to support expansion,” says Tyler Christensen, Oronogo resident.

Chief Carriger says once all the input is gathered from these meetings, their committee will work together to try and put their programs to work.

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