The city will draft a new 10-year comprehensive plan that will show where Strongsville hopes to be a decade from now.
agreed Tuesday to pay Robert Hill $14,250 to update the last plan, which was ratified in 2001.
Hill serves as the city's planner on a consulting basis.
"There's a lot of land this is potentially going to impact," Ward 4 Councilman Scott Maloney said.
In the plan, Hill promises to cover population and housing statistics from the 2010 , land use and transportation patterns, and come up with goals and objectives for 2021, including a map showing future land uses.
He said he expects to be done with the plan in three months.
Ward 3 Councilman Mark Roth objected to paying Hill extra money for drafting the plan.
"That should be within his job description," Roth said.
The legislation passed 6-1. Council President Mike Daymut noted that the last two comprehensive plan updates were done by committees rather than by an individual -- and each took more than two years to complete.