OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The town will hold the first in a series of neighborhood meetings to help develop a 10-year comprehensive plan. 

The last comprehensive plan was adopted in 1993, Town Planner Jeffrey Hinderliter said. 

“A lot has changed in the past 18 years,” he said. “We decided to rewrite the full plan related to the vision for our town.”

The town has been soliciting input from residents through a survey, receiving over 300 responses. The next step is to meet with residents to discuss visions for the town’s future and what they hope will remain the same, Hinderliter said. 

Half a dozen meetings will be held through December, followed by an inventory and analysis of surveys collected and the town’s resources. Hinderliter expects a plan will be finalized by the beginning of 2013. 

The first neighborhood meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Orchard Beach Police Station. Other meetings scheduled include 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2,7 at Jakeman Hall in Ocean Park and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at town hall.