The Scappoose city government has extended its online survey period through Sept. 30.

COURTESY PHOTO: SCAPPOOSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Men work on the train tracks in the Scappoose business district in 1920, the year before the city was incorporated.Scappoose is again requesting feedback on the "vision statement" drafted for the city's 50-year plan.

The vision statement "will serve as a guide for the land-use policies and decisions the city will make over the years to come," N.J. Johnson, the city's planning department intern, explained.

The draft vision statement was written with feedback from the annual town meeting, online surveys, and "community conversations" held as part of the 50-year plan development process.

The draft vision statement addresses four key goals: "friendly and connected neighborhoods," "a strong and innovative economy," "unparalleled access to the great outdoors" and "well-planned infrastructure."

An online survey with the full draft vision statement was originally open through Aug. 22, but it is now open through Sept. 30 at

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