(Photo Credit: City of Murphysboro)
Murphysboro is hoping to grow in the new year. During tonight’s board meeting city leaders will be discussing and voting on signing a contract with the consulting group Heartland Conservancy. The consulting firm would be helping the city develop a comprehensive plan for growth. The plan lays out the long-term goals the city council will work to achieve over a period of years. Murphysboro’s comprehensive plan last had a major update in the 1960s. If agency staff are approved for the project they would start their work in February.