Carbondale surveys its residents
August 23, 2007
CARBONDALE ” A community survey has been sent out to 3,000 randomly selected property owners, voters and business owners to gauge what is important to the people of Carbondale.
The results of the survey will be used to guide future policy decisions, according to town community outreach staffer Kay Clarke Philip.
The deadline to fill out the survey is Aug. 31. Philip said the more responses the better to more accurately learn what the people of Carbondale want. The town is encouraging people to fill out the survey online, but paper copies have been sent out to selected recipients as well.
The survey asks some questions about demographics as well as things like: “What are the most important issues facing Carbondale in the next five years?”, “Indicate your preferred growth strategy,” and “Would you like to see increased code enforcement?”
The survey also asks participants to indicate support and willingness to pay for things such as: more playing fields, the Gateway River Park, increased code enforcement staff and open space acquisition. Respondents are also asked to indicate their level of satisfaction with Carbondale government services such as police, utilities and recreation.
Participants who answer the survey by Aug. 31 will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from the Carbondale Chamber.
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The survey results will be presented and published this fall. For more information about the survey, call Philip at Town Hall, at 963-2733.