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Community Advisory Committee

The PA 23 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a part of the overall public outreach effort for this project. The purpose of the CAC is to provide for a comprehensive and orderly means of identifying and evaluating local community interests and concerns in a timely manner throughout the PA 23 EIS process. The primary goal of the CAC membership is to facilitate the timely exchange of pertinent ideas and accurate project information between the project team and community.

The CAC provides input that reflects the diverse interests represented throughout the project area directly to the project team. The project team is responsible for further evaluation of this input based on engineering, environmental and/or financial constraints of the project.

Community Advisory Committee Membership

PENNDOT and the LCPC appreciate the overwhelming response to the call for volunteers to serve on the PA 23 EIS Community Advisory Committee (CAC). As a result of this positive response, a CAC was organized. The membership was obtained initially from individuals nominated by each of the PA 23 EIS Study Groups; with each member selected to act as the Study Group delegate representing the interests of their specific Study Group. The municipalities within the project study area were also invited to nominate representatives, and they also nominated members - representatives of East Lampeter, Upper Leacock, West Earl, Manheim, Earl, East Earl, and New Holland Borough.

The initial CAC members formed what the project team refers to as the "charter" group. The balance of the CAC members was solicited from volunteers who had completed an application to become part of the group. PENNDOT and the Lancaster County Planning Commission received a great response with a total of 31 applications received to date.

A total of twenty-six CAC volunteer applications remain on file for future consideration on an as-needed basis. PENNDOT and the Lancaster County Planning Commission appreciate the interest and the spirit of volunteerism demonstrated by the applicants, and encourage everyone to continue to take part in all of the public participation forums provided as part of this critical project development process.

While it was not possible to have a representative of every interest that exists throughout the project area and stay within a desirable group size of 20 to 25 members, the existing CAC membership does reflect a good cross-section of many of the diverse and valuable local interests.

The PA 23 EIS CAC Members are shown below:


Community Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

To review CAC meeting minutes, please click on the links below:

CAC Meeting Minutes, February 26th, 2002
CAC Meeting Minutes, March 26th, 2002
Visioning Conference Meeting Minutes, May 23rd and May 28th, 2002
CAC Meeting Minutes, August 15th, 2002
CAC Meeting Minutes, December 12th, 2002
CAC Meeting Minutes, June 10th, 2003
CAC Meeting Minutes, August 12th, 2003
CAC Meeting Minutes, June 1st, 2005
CAC Meeting Minutes, April 6th, 2006


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