Be patient Indian Springs residents

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Some residents of Indian Springs Village are up in arms, but we believe for all the wrong reasons.

The debate centers on city officials’ wishes to develop the city’s first comprehensive plan. Late last year, city officials hired a consulting company to help them develop a plan which will serve as a long-range road map for decisions like zoning, road improvements and developing an adequate tax base.

The city has a small tax base and relies heavily on volunteers.

The objections toward developing a comprehensive plan have come largely from many of the city’s founders.

They like their community the way it is and want nothing that will in any way change their day-to-day lives.

The fact is, however, that Indian Springs Village is located in perhaps the busiest, most heavily populated part of Shelby County.

Look around and change is everywhere. Subdivisions are constantly rising. Roads are packed, and commercial growth seems neverending.

Shelby County has the growing pains it has today because of a lack of planning in the past.

Municipalities like Indian Springs should take notice