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Name: Carbondale Planning Commission.


Historical Note: The Carbondale Planning Commission develops and promotes a comprehensive plan  for the physical and social development of of Carbondale, Illinois, for advisement of the city council (City of Carbondale web site).  Stanley E. Harris, Jr., then a professor of geology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, served on the Carbondale Planning Commission from 1967-1969.  At the tiime Carbondale was experiencing a population boom and was unable to provide an adequate water supply to its residents. The Carbondale Planning Commission designed a plan to utilize current water supplies more efficiently and began a multi-million dollar project for the Cedar Creek Watershed. This project was a huge success and today provides a clean and abundant water supply for the residents of Jackson County. Other issues which the Commission focused upon during this time included a more efficient design for the streets of Carbondale and potential land use for the City.
Sources: Stanley E. Harris Jr. Collection of the Carbondale Planning Commission
Note Author: Monica L. Rongere





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