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Strategic Plan Camden County Board of Commissioners


STRATEGIC PLAN 2021 → 2026 → 2036 Camden County Board of Commissioners

Camden County, Georgia December 2020 Facilitated by: Lyle Sumek Associates, Inc. 9 Flagship Court Palm Coast, FL 32137-3373

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Table of Contents Strategic Planning for Camden County

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Camden County Vision 2036

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Camden County Government Mission

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Camden County Plan 2021 – 2026

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Camden County Action Agenda 2021

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STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR CAMDEN COUNTY

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Strategic Planning Model for Camden County Value-based principles that describe the preferred future in 15 years

VISION

Destination “You Have Arrived”

Strategic goals that focus outcome-based objectives and potential actions for 5 years

PLAN

Map “The Right Route”

Focus for one year – a work program: policy agenda for the County Board Annual Action Plan, management agenda for staff; major projects

EXECUTION

Itinerary “The Right Direction”

Principles that define the responsibility of County government and frame the primary services – core service businesses

MISSION

Vehicle “The Right Bus”

Personal values that define performance standards and expectations for employees

CORE BELIEFS

Fuel “The Right People”

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CAMDEN COUNTY VISION 2036

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Camden County Vision 2036 CAMDEN COUNTY 2036 is the PREMIER COASTAL COMMUNITY OF GEORGIA – BEAUTIFUL (A), SAFE (B).

CAMDEN COUNTY 2036 has a STRONG REGIONAL ECONOMY AND DIVERSE JOB OPPORTUNITIES with four major pillars: an ACTIVE NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE (C), a SUCCESSFUL WORLD-CLASS SPACEPORT (D), SPORTS TOURISM (E) AND a TECHNOLOGY CORRIDOR (F).

CAMDEN COUNTY 2036 has RELAXED LIVING with QUALITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS (G), ABUNDANT LEISURE CHOICES FOR ALL (H).

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Camden County Vision 2036 PRINCIPLE A

PRINCIPLE B

BEAUTIFUL

SAFE

 Means 1. Attractive gateways and entrances to Camden County especially from I-95 2. Appropriate County signage at exit 1 and exit 26 3. Well-maintained and beautiful parks and open spaces 4. Updated, well-maintained, attractive County buildings and facilities 5. Lighting Improvements for I-95 Interchanges

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 Means 1. Residents feeling safe and secure at home and in the community 2. Timely and appropriate response for emergency medical calls with a high survival rate 3. Low crime rate 4. If crimes occur, the criminals are arrested and prosecuted in a timely manner 5. Residents and businesses working in partnership with law enforcement agencies to create a safe Camden County community 6. Camden County prepared for, able to respond, and to restore service, and recover from a major disaster

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PRINCIPLE C

PRINCIPLE D

ACTIVE NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE

SUCCESSFUL WORLD-CLASS SPACEPORT

 Means 1. Maintained the number of submarines at the Naval Submarine Base 2. Impact payment to education/schools 3. Diversification of commands at the Naval Submarine Base 4. Potential use of excess land on the base 5. Upcoming Columbia-class submarines

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 Means 1. Development of a world-class launch facility with regular launch schedule 2. Development of space vehicle and payload technology businesses 3. Development of space tourism – visits for launches 4. Increasing launch capacity 5. Link to Higher Education campus development to support the Spaceport 6. Strong partnership between the private sector, Aerospace Companies and Spaceport Camden County 7. Support businesses for Spaceport operation 8. Defining brand: the “Aerospace Center of United States” and “Georgia’s Space Coast” 9. I-95 high technology corridor including Aerospace Commerce Center

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PRINCIPLE E

PRINCIPLE F

SPORTS TOURISM

TECHNOLOGY CORRIDOR

 Means 1. Reputation as the "Amateur Sports Center of Georgia and North Florida" 2. Top quality outdoor sports complexes for regional and national tournaments 3. Indoor sports facility for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading, etc. 4. Intercollegiate tournaments bringing in teams from the north 5. Developing tournaments for emerging sports: lacrosse, quidditch, disk golf etc.

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 Means 1. Higher Education campus offering degrees and diversified educational programs 2. Competitive technology infrastructure in place to support businesses and business development 3. Growing reputation as a technology hub in Georgia and north Florida 4. Land available in state-of-the-art business/technology park(s)

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PRINCIPLE G

PRINCIPLE H

QUALITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS

ABUNDANT LEISURE CHOICES FOR ALL

 Means 1. Future developments following Camden County plans and meeting the development standards and regulations 2. Reliable delivery of utility services 3. Incorporation of smart growth principles into future development in Camden County: cluster units, water and sewer service 4. Opportunities for homeownership – high percentage of homeownership 5. Quality infrastructure for water and sewer: well designed and well maintained

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 Means 1. Well-designed, well-maintained sports complexes for local, recreational, and tournament use 2. State-of-the-art library facilities and services 3. Performing Arts Center for local and regional performances and uses

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CAMDEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT MISSION

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Camden County Government Mission The mission of CAMDEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT is to deliver DEFINED COUNTY SERVICES (1) with EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE(2) and in a FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE(3) and TRANSPARENT MANNER(4).

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PRINCIPLE 1

PRINCIPLE 2

DEFINED COUNTY SERVICES

EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

 Means 1. Services defined by State of Georgia as the responsibility of county government 2. Basic county services as defined by the County Commission 3. Services that expand the local economy and county tax base 4. Services that preserve the natural environment 5. Services that make the county a desirable place to live 6. Annually review County services and define services/service levels

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 Means 1. Listening to and knowing the needs of residents and businesses 2. Providing a timely response to a service request 3. Acting in a respectful and courteous manner with County customers 4. Providing easy access to County information and services 5. Knowing who is the customer 6. Taking time to explain decisions or actions, especially when the answer is "no" 7. Solving the customer’s problem; or refer the customer to the person who can help them

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PRINCIPLE 3

PRINCIPLE 4

FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE GOVERNMENT

TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT

 Means 1. Delivering defined County services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner 2. Providing service value to the taxpayers of Camden County 3. Developing a fiscally responsible annual budget 4. Working with other governments on shared services 5. Having effective financial systems, reporting and controls 6. Developing and annually updating a long-range (5 year) financial plan and financial policies

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 Means 1. County Commission working together as a team 2. Respectfully listening to ideas and suggestions from the community 3. Developing working and collaborative relationships with other governments: State of Georgia, Cities – Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine; other governmental organizations/agencies 4. Developing effective public – private partnerships 5. Taking the time to celebrate Camden County successes with the community

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CAMDEN COUNTY PLAN 2021 – 2026

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Camden County Goals 2026 FINANCIALLY SOUND COUNTY PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AND VALUE

GROW THE LOCAL ECONOMY

PLANNED AND MANAGED GROWTH

GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

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Goal 1 Financially Sound County Providing Exceptional Service and Value OBJECTIVES

VALUE TO COMMUNITY

1. Provide financially responsible budget with appropriate tax level that supports exceptional County services 2. Deliver County services in the most efficient, costeffective manner 3. Expand communications with the residents in Camden County 4. Increase cyber and information security 5. Expand landfill for 30-year capacity 6. Strive for 25% fund balance for General Fund

1. Service value for their taxes and fees 2. Reliable delivery of County services 3. Timely response for a service call: emergency and nonemergency 4. County prepared for the future growth and development 5. Top-quality, exceptional customer service from the County government 6. Responsible fiscal stewardship by County Commission and government

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SHORT-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. Maintaining sales tax revenues from State of Georgia on internet sales 2. Rising costs of conducting County business: materials, contracts, healthcare, pensions, utilities, employee costs, insurance costs 3. Actions by federal and State of Georgia impacting County revenues, finances and services 4. Roads at end or beyond life cycle 5. Tax Digest reliance on residential base 6. Working with other governments to expand shared services 7. SPLOST #8 priorities and project timing with increasing construction costs 8. Preparing for T-SPLOST 9. Residents’ understanding the value of County services

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LONG-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Funding for grant matching dollars Funding for staffing needs across all County departments Funding for drainage system Difficulty in finding quality candidates for County employment Funding for information technology upgrades and data storage Funding for emergency situations Uncertain impacts of federal government transition Understanding and responding to the impacts of Covid-19 both short term and long term Growth of Tax Digest to fund increasing County services

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POLICY ACTIONS 2021 1. Internal Auditor Position: Direction and Funding 2. T-SPLOST: Direction, Project Priority, Plan, and Preparation for Elections 3. Curbside Solid Waste Collection: Performance Report, Service Level, Bid, and Direction 4. Landfill Expansion: Report with Options, Funding, and County Actions/Cell #8 Construction 5. Georgia Power Building: Direction, Tenant, Funding, and County Actions 6. Communications/EOC Facility: Report with Options, Location, Direction, and Funding 7. Vehicle and Equipment Replacement: Schedule and Funding 8. County Financial Policies: Review and Revision 9. County Buildings and Facilities Security Phase 2: Assessment, Report, Direction

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MANAGEMENT ACTIONS 2021 Top Priority Top Priority Top Priority

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1. Election Space/Locations: Direction and Funding 2. County-PSA Relations/Collaboration: Comprehensive (including Contracts), Legislative Changes, Evaluation, Direction, and County Actions 3. Radio System Management and Sustainment: Position Definition, Report on Maintenance, Direction, and Funding 4. SPLOST #8: Project Priorities and Timing 5. Public Works/Fleet/Fuel Facility: Definition, Location, Direction, and Funding Mechanism 6. Timber Tax Collection: Monitoring and Report 7. County Facilities Manager: Hiring 8. New Public Health Building: Report, Direction, and Funding 9. County-Owned Property: Inventory Review and Direction 10. State of Georgia Advocacy and Legislative Agenda: Direction 11. Grants Matching Funds: Direction and Funding 12. Multi-Factor Authentication 13. COVID-19 Response Plan: Development and Implementation a. Short Term b. Long Term Project 201201

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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Revenue Outcome Projections: Improvements Financial Internal Control: Update Certification for Technicians ASE and EVT Shop Tools and Equipment: Update Landfill Sites Monitoring Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026 – 2036: Update Ambulance: Purchase (2) Polling Relocations Pit for Dirt: Application Finance Conflict of Interest Form Election Headquarters/Polling Location Security Auto and Heavy Equipment Parts Inventory Animal Control Building Renovation: Plan Assessors Office 2021 Re-Evaluation a. Residential – All b. I-95 Corridor Commercial Properties MSW Landfill Expansion (30-Year Capacity) Fleet Maintenance Program Guidelines Fleet Policy and Procedures: Development Transportation Contract with Coastal Regional Commission for Evacuation Support Crisis Management and Decision-Making Workshops VOAD Enhancement Debris Management Plan Revision County Disaster Awareness Program: Enhancement CERT Team: Development Leachate Pump: Installation

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.

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Landfill Permit: Renew Fire Fleet Services: Refinements Fleet Capital Investment Program PTO: Completion Diversity Training Program Panic Button Policy: Direction CDBG – DR/MIT Application PSA Insurance Separation Fire Employee Retention Survey: Completion Building Inspector: ICC Certification Citizens’ Academy Program Department Process Improvements: Facility Management Assessors Office Staffing: Funding Retirement Match: Direction Assessors Office Vehicle Camden County Employee Handbook: Update Fire Professional Development Plans a. Firefighters b. Paramedics Residential Drop Off Area: Development MainPoint Exam Table Annual Open Claims Audit MainPoint Education Monitor for Patients MainPoint Health DVDs Business Continuity Plan (Grant Process)

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021 48. Public Outreach Training a. Stop the Bleed b. First Aid c. Business Community d. All Hazard Preparation 49. Fire Grants: AFG Grants 50. Fire Mobile Tablets: Replacement (3) 51. Fire Department Policies and Procedures: Update 52. LEOP Revision: Updates 53. COOP/COG Build Basic Plan 54. CPA Annual Audit 55. Code Enforcement Level 2 56. Budget Award: Preparation 57. Lucas Device Upgrade 58. HMGP – LRAD & AM Stations (FEMA) 59. HMGP Elevation (FEMA) 60. Public Works Equipment a. Dump truck b. D4 – 5 Dozer c. Pickup Truck (5) 61. MainPoint Educational Items for Patients a. Diabetes b. Hypertension 62. Lunch and Learn Program: Improvements 63. Election Headquarters: Relocation 64. Election Equipment Storage Location 65. Annual Fire Compensation Report 66. Life Cycle Cost Management: Development 67. Network Mapping

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021 68. General Government Records 2021 Annual Destruction 69. Records Retention Facility: Records Inventory and Funding 70. All Lines Aggregate Insurance Policy/Annual Report 71. Fiber Information Gathering 72. Server Room Security: FOB Readers 73. Geographic Storage Location for Replication of Data 74. IT Vehicle 75. Animal Control: In-House Training Program 76. MainPoint Vaccine Refrigerator 77. Insurance Broker Contract 78. Photo Contest 2021 79. Update Social Media Policy 80. CAFR Award: Preparation 81. Citizen Fire Academy: Development 82. GIS Integration Culvert Pipes/Signage/Drainage Easements: Update 83. Public Works and Permitting Map Application: Development 84. Applicant Tracking System 85. GIS Data Inventory and County Map Gallery 86. Animal Control Interactive Link: CCSO, KPD and SMPD 87. 2021 Annual Report 88. Collection Management System: Implementation 89. CIG Flood Risk Tool Phase 2 90. Countywide Time Keeping System 91. Nurse Practitioner: Funding

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021 92. 93. 94. 95. 96.

319 h Phase 3 Digital Preservation System: Implementation County Website Redesign County Mobile Apps Firefighter Certification: EMT-B (2025)

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MAJOR PROJECT 2021 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Woodbine Tower: Removal Juvenile Justice Building Security Cameras Haul Road at MSW Radio System Maintenance Bryan-Lang Building Improvements Landfill Site Upgrades a. Roads b. Site Entrance Areas

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ON THE HORIZON 2022 – 2026 1. Jail Facility: Direction and Funding 2. Comprehensive County Facilities and Infrastructure Condition Assessment and Plan: Direction, Funding and Development 3. Fire Training Facility: Report, Direction and Funding 4. Health/Wellness Building Expansion: Direction and Funding 5. County Library Roof Replacement: Direction and Funding 6. Cyber Security Plan: Direction and Funding 7. Financial Plan for an Economic Recession: Development, Direction and Short-Term Actions 8. Public Safety Radio System: Direction and Funding (700/800) 9. IT Hardware/Software Replacement Plan: Direction and Funding (County IT Infrastructure) 10. Treadmill Stress Test/PFT System: Replacement 11. Comprehensive County Facilities and Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan: Condition Assessment and Plan: Direction, Funding and Development 12. GIS Department: Report, Direction and Funding (including Shared Services) 13. Long-Range Financial Plan/Model: Best Practices, Review and Refinement 14. Paramedic Staffing/Equipment: Direction and Funding 15. Potential Facility Relocation: Needs Assessment, Cost/Benefit Analysis

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ON THE HORIZON 2022 – 2026 16. EOC/9-1-1 Communications Center: Direction, Location, Operations and County Actions 17. School Resource Officers: School District Participation, Mission, Direction and Funding 18. County Strategic Proactive Communications Policy, Staffing and Plan: Direction and Funding 19. County Revenue Options: Report with Options, Direction and County Actions 20. County Services: Comprehensive Review, Report with Finding and Options, Direction and County Actions 21. Fire Overtime: Analysis, Report with Findings and Recommendations, Direction and County Actions 22. Health Insurance Cost Containment: Analysis, Report with Options and Direction 23. Community Engagement Policy and Action Plan: Update, Direction and County Actions 24. Fire Revenue Study: Legislative Priority, Completion and Direction 25. Sales Tax Agreement with Cities on County Services: Direction and Approval a. Animal Control b. 9-1-1 c. Mosquito Control 26. Local Option Sales Tax: Report and Direction 27. Public Safety Complex: Direction

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Goal 2 Grow the Local Economy OBJECTIVES 1. Development of Commercial Commerce Center to support Spaceport Camden 2. Successful operating Spaceport Camden 3. Improve County infrastructure to support business investments and economics 4. Develop multi State Regional Centers for Excellence 5. Expand commercial tax base (25%) less reliance on residential tax base

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VALUE TO COMMUNITY 1. More job opportunities and specifically quality jobs for our children 2. Opportunities to start and grow a business in Camden County 3. Expanded commercial tax base reducing the tax burden on property owners 4. Ability to work near home – more leisure and family time 5. Businesses investing in Camden County

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SHORT-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

LONG-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

1. JDA delivering results – new businesses and job opportunities 2. Securing the license and delivering Spaceport Camden 3. Creating more job opportunities for County residents 4. Lack of public utilities to potential sites 5. Expanding sports facilities for more tournaments 6. Keeping the public engaged and managing expectations

1. Developing the transportation network: ports, I-95 and airport 2. Naval Base expansion and impacts on local workforce 3. Escape from urban areas for quality of life 4. Closing the “deal” and delivering tangible results 5. Dependence on the Navy 6. Working with universities to secure campuses 7. Funding future economic development activities 8. Uncertain future economy and recovery from COVID-19 pandemic 9. Competition from other communities 10. Lack of an airport to support economic development 11. Affordable housing and lower taxes

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021

POLICY ACTIONS 2021 1. Spaceport Development: Securing License, Regional Collaboration, Business Plan Development, Market Plan, Operations, Direction, and Next Steps 2. Innovation Research Park: Development 3. Industrial Manufacturing Business Recruitment Attraction Strategy: Goals/Outcomes, Market Analysis, Roles – JDA and County, Report with Options, Direction, and Actions 4. Sports Tourism Development Strategy: Report, Direction, and Actions

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Project Iron Man Project Osprey Small Distribution Companies (3) Defense Contractor Workforce Project

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MANAGEMENT ACTIONS 2021 1. Opportunity Zone: Work with State, Direction and County Actions 2. Regional Aerospace Center of Excellence (with a focus on the Commercial Space Industry): Development, Direction, and County Action 3. Airport: Update Report, Direction, and County Actions (Sponsor/Funding Mechanism) 4. Retail/Restaurant Attraction Strategy: Study Completion, Direction, and Actions – County and JDA

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1. Business Retention/Growth Strategy: Report, Direction, and Actions 2. Higher Education Strategy: Direction 3. Pass Freeport Exemption Level IV: eCommerce Distribution Centers 4. JDA: Performance Evaluation, Report with Findings and Recommendations, Direction, and County Actions 5. Business Retention/Growth Strategy: Report, Direction, and Actions 6. Overall Tourism Development Strategy: Direction 7. Cumberland Inlet Marina Development Project: Agreement and Ground Breaking

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Goal 3 Planned and Managed Growth OBJECTIVES 1. Maintain/upgrade condition of County roads 2. Maintain a workable Unified Development Code throughout Camden County 3. Develop an effective stormwater management and drainage system 4. Maintain and upgrade County infrastructure 5. Fund County services and staffing to support population growth

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VALUE TO COMMUNITY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Protection/enhancement of property values More attractive and beautiful community Quality housing choices and options Less traffic congestion and predictable travel times Better quality County road with a "smoother" drive

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SHORT-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. Increasing federal government and State of Georgia mandates and regulatory requirements 2. Funding for infrastructure maintenance and upgrade 3. Addressing wetlands and stormwater issues 4. Roads expansion and upgrades 5. Unknown impacts of Spaceport Camden 6. Implementing SPLOST #8 projects and educating/informing the community 7. Increasing job opportunities for residents

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LONG-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. Replacing the airport 2. Determining who should pay for growth: current or new residents 3. Understanding changing demographics and the impacts on County services 4. Coordinating growth and development with cities 5. Increasing costs of construction and County service delivery 6. Steady residential/commercial development 7. Defining government’s role in regulating and planning for growth 8. Lack of residents’ understanding – rural development

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021

POLICY ACTIONS 2021 1. Interchange Development: Outcomes, Direction and County Actions 2. Drainage Cleaning Crew: Direction 3. Regional Stormwater Management Policy/Strategy: Goals/Outcomes, County Role, Partners, Report with Options, Direction, and County Actions 4. Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan: Direction, Funding, Development

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MANAGEMENT ACTIONS 2021 1. ROW Permits/Project Costs: Report with Findings and Options, Cost Recovery, Direction, and County Actions 2. UDC Modification: Direction and Actions

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Dirt Road Maintenance Community Rating System: Public Information Vertical Trimming on Refuge Road ROW Easements Acquisition a. Runnymeade Subdivision b. Foxwood Subdivision GPS Equipment Upgrade BridgePointe Pit Evaluation Hazard Mitigation Grants Future Land Use Map: Updated Road Inventory System: Update GIS SmartGov Software: Funding Coastal Resiliency Project: Web App Horsepen Creek Watershed Septic Systems Replacement: Phase 3

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MAJOR PROJECTS 2021 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Sign Replacement Pothole Repairs ROW Limbs Removal Ditch Cleaning Deer Run Subdivision Drainage Project Plantation Point Pavement Improvement Project Field Creek Circle Pavement Improvement Project Bristol Hammock Outfall Ditch Improvement Paving Projects a. Oakhill Church Road b. Marr Road 10. 2021 LMIG 11. Old Post Road Dig Out

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ON THE HORIZON 2022 – 2026 1. Roads/Transportation Master Plan: Direction, Funding, Development 2. Code Compliance: Evaluation, Report, Direction, and Actions 3. Drainage Projects Short Term: Direction and Funding 4. Kingsland Bypass Development: Phase 2 5. County Bridges Assessment and Replacement Plan 6. Critical Flood Control: Problem Analysis, Report, Direction, Project Priority, and Funding 7. Internet Service Infrastructure: Report, Direction, and Funding 8. Critical Flood Control: Problem Analysis, Report, Direction, Project Priority, and Funding 9. Cumberland Island Public Access: Report with Options, County Role, Direction, and County Actions 10. Comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (5-year): Development, Direction, and Funding Mechanism 11. Community Broadband/Internet Service Infrastructure: Report, Direction, and Funding 12. GIS Department: Development and Funding

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Goal 4 Great Place to Live OBJECTIVES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Expand recreational programs for all Improve access to the County waterways Maintain safe community Upgrade County properties and facilities Maintain/enhance the partnership between the County government and private sports associations

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VALUE TO COMMUNITY 1. 2. 3. 4.

More beautiful and thriving community Increasing choices for your leisure time Protection/enhancement of property values Facilities, programs and activities for all family generations 5. More reason to live in Camden County

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SHORT-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. 2. 3. 4.

Affordable gun range Lack of mental health services or options Reducing litter and trash Unhealthy living conditions and structures, especially mobile home parks 5. Improving access to water 6. Vacant and deteriorating structures and lots

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LONG-TERM CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. Continuing to enhance the image of PSA – overcoming the past 2. Conflicting priorities for Camden County 3. Illegal dumping 4. Community acceptance of junk, litter and code violations 5. Affordable housing for workforce 6. Conflicts with PSA 7. Unattractive entrance and I-95 interchanges 8. State mandated enforcement of property maintenance code on counties

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MANAGEMENT IN PROGRESS 2021

POLICY ACTIONS 2021 1. Blue Bridge Boat Ramp: Property Acquisition and Next Steps 2. Heroes Park: Goals/Update, Update Report, Direction, and County Actions 3. Veterans: Needs Assessment, Partners, Report, and Direction 4. Mental Health Strategy: Report, Direction, and Actions (Behavioral Health Task Force)

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ON THE HORIZON 2022 – 2026 1. 2. 3.

MANAGEMENT ACTIONS 2021 1. Gun Range: Complete Construction, Hiring, Operational Guidelines, Policy Direction – No County Subsidy and Opening (Sustainable Business) 2. Mosquito Control: RFP Evaluation, Report with Options, Direction, and County Actions 3. Camden County Cleanup Program – “Keep Georgia Beautiful”: Direction and Funding

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1. Mowing Contract: Performance Review, Report with Options, Direction, and County Actions 2. Active Shooter Program Development 3. MainPoint Point of Care Testing 4. Internet Crimes Against Children: Expansion

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Opioids Reduction Strategy: Litigation Howard Peeples Park Development: Phase 2 (PSA Project) Heroes Park Master Plan: Direction, Funding and Development 4. Internet Service Upgrade/Expansion 5. Interstate Interchange Beautification Plan 6. Abandoned/Vacant Properties/Structures: Strategy, Direction, and County Actions (including Heirs Issues) 7. Countywide Beautification Policy and Program: Report, Direction, and Funding

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CAMDEN COUNTY ACTION AGENDA 2021

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Camden County Policy Agenda 2021 TOP PRIORITY Internal Auditor Position: Direction and Funding T-SPLOST: Direction, Project Priority, Plan, and Preparation for Election Spaceport Development: Securing License, Regional Collaboration, Business Plan Development, Market Plan, Operations Direction, and Next Steps Blue Bridge Boat Ramp: Property Acquisition and Next Steps Curbside Solid Waste Collection: Performance Report, Service Level, Bid, and Direction Landfill Expansion: Report with Options, Funding, and County Actions/Cell #8 Construction Georgia Power Building: Direction, Tenant, Funding, and County Actions Interchange Development: Outcomes, Direction, and County Actions

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

HIGH PRIORITY Communications/EOC Facility: Report with Options, Location, Direction, and Funding Vehicle and Equipment Replacement: Schedule and Funding Innovation Research Park: Development Drainage Cleaning Crew: Direction County Financial Policies: Review and Revision Industrial Manufacturing Business Recruitment Attraction Strategy: Goals/Outcomes, Market Analysis, Roles – JDA and County, Report with Options, Direction, and Actions Heroes Park: Goals/Update, Update Report, Direction, and County Actions

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Camden County Management Agenda 2021 TOP PRIORITY Election Space Locations: Direction and Funding County PSA Relations/Collaboration: Comprehensive (including Contracts), Legislative Changes, Evaluation, Direction, and County Actions Gun Range: Complete Construction, Hiring, Operational Guidelines, Policy Direction – No County Subsidy and Opening (Sustainable Business) Radio System Management and Sustainment: Direction and Funding ROW Permits and Fees: Review and Direction SPLOST #8: Project Priorities and Timing Public Works/Fleet/Fuel Facility: Definition, Location, Direction, and Funding Mechanism

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

HIGH PRIORITY Timber Tax Collection: Monitoring and Report County Facilities Manager: Report and Direction New Public Health Building: Direction and Funding County-Owned Property: Inventory and Direction State of Georgia Advocacy: Legislative Priorities Opportunity Zone: Work with State, Direction, and County Actions Regional Aerospace Center of Excellence (with a Focus on the Commercial Space Industry): Development, Direction, and County Action

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Camden County Management in Progress 2021 Revenue Outcome Projections: Improvements Financial Internal Control: Update Certification for Technicians ASE and EVT Shop Tools and Equipment: Update Landfill Sites Monitoring Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026 – 2036: Update Ambulance: Purchase (2) Polling Relocations Pit for Dirt: Application Finance Conflict of Interest Form Election Headquarters/Polling Location Security Auto and Heavy Equipment Parts Inventory Animal Control Building Renovation: Plan Assessors Office 2021 Re-Evaluation: Residential – All; I-95 Corridor Commercial Properties MSW Landfill Expansion (30-Year Capacity)

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Fleet Maintenance Program Guidelines Fleet Policy and Procedures: Development Transportation Contract with Coastal Regional Commission for Evacuation Support Crisis Management and Decision-Making Workshops VOAD Enhancement Debris Management Plan Revision County Disaster Awareness Program: Enhancement CERT Team: Development Leachate Pump: Installation Landfill Permit: Renew Fire Fleet Services: Refinements Fleet Capital Investment Program PTO: Completion Diversity Training Program Panic Button Policy: Direction CDBG – DR/MIT Application PSA Insurance Separation Fire Employee Retention Survey: Completion Building Inspector: ICC Certification

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Citizens’ Academy Program Department Process Improvements: Facility Management Assessors Office Staffing: Funding Retirement Match: Direction Assessors Office Vehicle Camden County Employee Handbook: Update Fire Professional Development Plans: Firefighters; Paramedics Residential Drop Off Area: Development MainPoint Exam Table Annual Open Claims Audit MainPoint Education Monitor for Patients MainPoint Health DVDs Business Continuity Plan (Grant Process) Public Outreach Training: Stop the Bleed; First Aid; Business Community; All Hazard Preparation Fire Grants: AFG Grants Fire Mobile Tablets: Replacement (3) Fire Department Policies and Procedures: Update LEOP Revision: Updates COOP/COG Build Basic Plan

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

CPA Annual Audit Code Enforcement Level 2 Budget Award: Preparation Lucas Device Upgrade HMGP – LRAD & AM Stations (FEMA) HMGP Elevation (FEMA) Public Works Equipment: Dump Truck; D4 – 5 Dozer; Pickup Truck (5) Educational Items for Patients: Diabetes; Hypertension Lunch and Learn Program: Improvements Election Headquarters: Relocation Election Equipment Storage Location Annual Fire Compensation Report Life Cycle Cost Management: Development Network Mapping General Government Records 2021 Annual Destruction Records Retention Facility: Records Inventory and Funding All Lines Aggregate Insurance Policy/Annual Report Fiber Information Gathering Server Room Security: FOB Readers

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Geographic Storage Location for Replication of Data IT Vehicle Animal Control: In-House Training Program MainPoint Vaccine Refrigerator Insurance Broker Contract Photo Contest 2021 Update Social Media Policy CAFR Award: Preparation Citizen Fire Academy: Development GIS Integration Culvert Pipes/Signage/Drainage Easements: Update Public Works and Permitting Map Application: Development Applicant Tracking System GIS Data Inventory and County Map Gallery Animal Control Interactive Link: CCSO, KPD, and SMPD 2021 Annual Report Collection Management System: Implementation CIG Flood Risk Tool Year 2 Countywide Time Keeping System Nurse Practitioner: Funding 319 h Phase 3 Copyright © 2020: Lyle Sumek Associates, Inc.

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Digital Preservation System: Implementation County Website Redesign County Mobile Apps Firefighter Certification: EMT-B (2025) Project Iron Man Project Osprey Small Distribution Companies (3) Defense Contractor Workforce Project Dirt Road Maintenance Community Rating System: Public Information Vertical Trimming on Refuge Road ROW Easements Acquisition: Runnymeade Subdivision; Foxwood Subdivision GPS Equipment Upgrade BridgePointe Pit Evaluation Hazard Mitigation Grants Future Land Use Map: Updated Road Inventory System: Update GIS SmartGov Software: Funding Coastal Resiliency Project: Web App Horsepen Creek Watershed Septic Systems Replacement (319 h) : Phase 3 Copyright © 2020: Lyle Sumek Associates, Inc.

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Mowing Contract: Performance Review, Report with Options, Direction and County Actions Active Shooter Program Development MainPoint Point of Care Testing Internet Crimes Against Children: Expansion

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Camden County Major Projects 2021 Woodbine Tower: Removal Juvenile Justice Building Security Cameras Haul Road at MSW Radio System Maintenance Bryan-Lang Building Improvements Landfill Site Upgrades: Roads; Site Entrance Areas Sign Replacement Pothole Repairs ROW Limbs Removal Ditch Cleaning Deer Run Subdivision Drainage Project Plantation Point Pavement Improvement Project Field Creek Circle Pavement Improvement Project Bristol Hammock Outfall Ditch Improvement

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Strategic Plan: 2021 – 2026 – 2036/Board of County Commissioners/Camden County, Georgia

Paving Projects: Oakhill Church Road; Marr Road 2021 LMIG Old Post Road Dig Out

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